University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Guanshui Xu


Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Guanshui Xu

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Guanshui Xu

Ph.D. Engineering
Brown University, 1994.

Bourns Hall A361
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2497
Facsimile: 951-827-2899
E-mail: gxu@engr.ucr.edu
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Professor Guanshui Xu received his B.S. Degree in Mechanics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Brown University in 1994. He also spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the UCR Faculty in 1998 after three years as a project engineer for TerraTek, Inc.

Research Topics

Dr. Xu's research interests are in the general area of mechanics, material, and geophysics with an emphasis on analytical and computational modeling, and their scientific and engineering applications. His recent research work includes the development of a variational boundary integral method for the analysis of the fully three dimensional fracture growth in both isotropic and anisotropic solids; analysis of instabilities of fracture growth under mixed mode loading; analysis of toughening micromechanisms and design of particle and fiber reinforced brittle composites; nucleation of dislocations from crack tips; brittle to ductile transitions in semiconductors and transition metals; wellbore instability; and hydraulic fracturing. Currently, he is interested in the application of mechanics in the area of processing and design of smart materials and structures with complex mechanical and physical properties, especially in the microelectromechanical systems.

Selected Publications

  • Xu, G., Bower, A. F. and Ortiz, M. (1998), The Influence of Crack Trapping on the Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 46, No. 10, 1815-1833.
  • Xu, G., Argon, A. S. and Ortiz, M. (1997), Critical Configurations for Nucleation of Dislocations from Crack Tips, Philosophical Magazine A, 75, 341-367.
  • Xu, G., Guo, Q., Zheng, Z., McLennen, J. and Green, S. (1997), A Finite Element Poro-Inelastic Analysis of Bolehole Problems, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 3/4, 1997.
  • Xu, G., Argon, A. S. and Ortiz, M. (1995), Nucleation of Dislocations From Crack Tips under Mixed Mode Loading: Implications for Brittle versus Ductile Behavior of Crystals, Philosophical Magazine A, 72, 415-451.
  • Xu, G., Bower, A. F. and Ortiz, M. (1994), An Analysis of Non-planar Crack Growth Under Mixed Mode Loading, International Journal of Structure and Solids, 31, 2167-2193.
  • Xu, G. and Ortiz, M. (1993), A Variational Boundary Integral Method for the Analysis of 3-D Cracks of Arbitrary Geometry Modeled as Continuous Distributions of Dislocation Loops, International Journal of Numerical Methods of Engineering, 36, 3675-3702.

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