Computational Solid Mechanics Lab

Jeongho Kim


Office: Castleman (CAST) #320


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

261 Glenbrook Rd. Unit 3037

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3037

Phone: (860) 486-2746

Fax: (860) 486-2298





Job Opening: Graduate Research Assistants


Apply ASAP to Civil & Env. Engineering Program


Select Concentration Area as Applied Mechanics (PhD only) or Structural Engineering (MS & PhD)


Specify Preferred Advisor as Jeongho Kim. Positions may be available.                           






2016 – Present, Director, Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center, University of Connecticut

2010 – Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

2004 – 2010,      Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

2008 – Present ,   Joint Appointment, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,   University of Connecticut




Ph.D.   2000-2003    Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    

M.S.    1998-2000    Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B. S.    1989-1996    Dept. of Architecture, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea




Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)

Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technologies (BECAT)

Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)

Institute of Materials Science (IMS)


Research Interests


·  Finite Element Modeling & Simulation

·  Manufacturing Modeling and Simulation

·  Composite Damage Modeling and Optimization

·  Stress Analysis of Dental Restorations

·  Durability Modeling of SOFCs

·  Computational Fracture Mechanics

·  Graded Finite Elements

·  Nonlinear and Dynamic Finite Element Methods  


Honors and Awards


·   ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2010

·   National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006

·   Inaugural USACM & ASME PTC 60 Student Benchmark Competition Award,

    the Seventh U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2003.    

·   Young Researcher Fellowship Award in the Second M.I.T. Conference, June 2003

·   Ambassadorial Scholar Award, The Rotary International, 1998-1999


Funded Research Projects



National Institutes of Health

Economic Development Administration

United Technologies Pratt & Whitney

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Air Force Research Laboratory

National Science Foundation

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Energy

Federal Highway Administration

Connecticut Department of Transportation



Selected Journal Publications


A. Rokaya and J. Kim, “An Accurate Analysis for Sandwich Steel Beams with Graded Corrugated Core Under Dynamic Impulse,” International Journal of Steel Structures.


J. Kim, S. Dhital, P. Zhivago, Marina R. Kaizer, and Y. Zhang, “Viscoelastic Finite Element Analysis of Residual Stresses in Porcelain-Veneered Zirconia Dental Crowns,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 82:202-209, 2018


H. Yuan, W. Zhang, G. M. Castelluccio, Jeongho Kim, Y. Liu, “Microstructure-sensitive Estimation of Small Fatigue Crack Growth in Bridge Steel Welds, International Journal of Fatigue (July 2018)


L. Zhang and Jeongho Kim, “Core Crushing and Dynamic Response of Sandwich Steel Beams with Sinusoidal and Trapezoidal Corrugated Cores: A Parametric Study,” Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials (accepted)


H. Yuan, W. Zhang, Jeongho Kim, Y. Liu, “A Nonlinear Grain-based Fatigue Damage Model for Civil Infrastructure under Variable Amplitude Loads,” International Journal of Fatigue, 104: 389-396, 2017.


J-Y Lee, A-R Lim, J. Kim and Jeongho Kim, “Bond Behavior of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars in High Strength Concrete: Effect of Bar Diameter,” Magazine of Concrete Research, 69(11): 541-554, 2017.


B. Cho, D. Park, Jeongho Kim and H. Hamasaki, “Study on the Heat-moisture Transfer in Concrete under Real Environment,” Construction & Building Materials, 132: 124-129, 2017


J.-Y. Lee, J. Kim, J.-M. Kim, J. Kim, “Evaluation of the long-term sound reduction performance of resilient materials in the floating floor system,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 366: 199-210, 2016


S. Vaidya, L. Zhang, D. Maddala, R. Hebert, J. T. Jefferson, A. Shukla, and J.-H. Kim, "Quasi-static Response of Sandwich Steel Beams with Corrugated Cores," Engineering Structures, 97:80-89, 2015


L. Zhang, R. Hebert, J. T. Jefferson, A. Shukla, and J.-H. Kim, "Dynamic Response of Corrugated Steel Plates with Graded Cores," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 65:185-194, 2014.


S. Vaidya and J.-H. Kim, “Finite Element Thermal Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Microstructures,” Journal of Power Sources, 225(1):269-276, 2013.


N. Li, A. Verma, P. Singh, and J.-H. Kim, “Characterization of La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d-Ce0.8Gd0.2O2 Composite Cathode for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Ceramics International, 39:529-538, 2013.


L. Zhang and J.-H. Kim, “Mixed-mode Crack tip Fields in Anisotropic Functionally Graded Materials,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 79(5):051011 (10 pages), 2012.


S. Vaidya and J.-H. Kim, “Continuum Mechanics of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Using Three-Dimensional Reconstructed Microstructures,” Book Chapter in Y. X. Gan (editor), Continuum Mechanics – Progress in Fundamentals and Engineering Applications, InTech, pp 73-88, 2012. (IBook chapter, SBN 978-953-51-0447-6)


C. Liu, J. DeWolf and J.-H. Kim, “Development of a New Cracked Mindlin Plate Element,” ISRN Civil Engineering, ID: 842572, 11pages, 2011.


L. Zhang and J.-H. Kim, “Higher-order Terms for the Mode-III Stationary Crack-tip Fields in a Functionally Graded Material,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78(1):011005 (10 pages), 2011.





















Joseph Johanson                         

Michael Gangi

Lilia Miller                  

Graduate Students & Technician

David Manan                         

Sukirti Dhital

Asmita Rokaya