Guillermo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Guillermo Ramirez

Name:

Guillermo  Ramirez, Ph.D.

Title:

Associate Professor

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email Address:

gramirez@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3261

Office:

PRSC 415

Expertise

Theoretical and computational mechanics, mathematical formulation and corresponding computer implementation to describe the electro-mechanical behavior of solids under different types of environments.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1998
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1994
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1985

Recent Publications

  • Ramirez, G., “Frictionless Contact in a Layered Piezoelectric Medium Characterized by Complex Eigenvalues,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 15, No 5, 1287-1295, 2006.
  • Joseph, J., J. Peddieson and Ramirez, G., “Boundary Layer Analysis of Large Deflections of Rotationally Symmetric Membrane Caps,” AIAA Journal , Vol. 44, No 7, 1402-1410. 2006.
  • Ramirez, G. and K. Prakash, “magneto-electro-elastic laminated plates: Statics and Dynamics Modeling using Discrete-layer Finite Elements,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics (in review).
  • Ramirez,G. and G. Buchanan, “Free Vibrations of Homogeneous and Layered Piezoelectric Hollow Spheres,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 4, 443-458, 2004.
  • Ramirez, G. and P. Heyliger, “Frictionless Contact in a Layered Piezoelectric Half-Space,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, 12, 612-625, 2003.
  • Buchanan, G. and Ramirez, G., “A note on the Vibration of Transversely Isotropic Solid Spheres,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 254 (3), 724-732, 2002.
  • Buchanan, G., J. Peddieson, Ramirez, G., and S. Idem, “Solid-State Friction Stir Welding,” NCAMNASA quarterly report.
  • Buchanan, G. and Ramirez, G., “Comment on paper “Free Vibration Analysis of Laminated Piezoceramic Hollow Spheres,” Letters to the Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110(2), 1188-1189, 2001.
  • Helyliger, P and G. Ramirez, G., “Free Vibration of Laminated Circular Piezoelectric Plates and Discs,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 229(4), 935-956, 2000.
  • Ramirez, G. and P. Heyliger, “Frictionless Contact in a Layered Piezoelectric Half-Space with Complex Eigenvalues,” Proceedings 20 th Iberian Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, November-1999, Brazil.
  • Ramirez, G. and P. Heyliger, “Contact Problems in Layered Piezoelectric Half-Planes,” presented in The International Conference on Computational Engineering science, Atlanta, October 1998.
  • Heyliger, P. and G. Ramirez, “A Local/Global Matrix Formulation for Laminated Piezoelectric Media,” Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 25, 701-708, 1998.