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Ian Grosse


Finite element modeling and analysis of biomechanical systems; interoperability, reusability, and adaptability of engineering tools, methods, and models; ontologies for engineering knowledge modeling, management, and sharing; integration of engineering design and analysis.

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Academic Background

  • BS Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering, 1979
  • MS Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, 1983
  • PhD Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, 1987
Habegger, L., Motta, P., Huber, D., Grosse, I.R., Pulaski, D., and Dumont, E.R. (2019). Feeding biomechanics in billfishes: investigating the role of the rostrum through finite element analysis, to appear in The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology.
Mary Bone, Mark Blackburn, Benjamin Kruse, John Dzielski, Thomas Hagedorn, and Ian Grosse. (2018). The Interoperability and Integration Framework to enable Digital Thread, accepted for publication in Systems.
Yang, Z., Eddy, D., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I.R., Denno, P., Witherell, P., Lopez, F. (2018). Dynamic Metamodeling for Predictive Analytics in Advanced Manufacturing, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, 2(1), pp.18-39.
Jafarlou, D.M., Champagne, V.K., Krishnamurty, S., and Grosse., I.R. (2018). Influence of Cold Sprayed CrC-Ni Coating on Fracture Characteristics of Additively Manufactured 15Cr-5Ni Stainless Steel, Materials and Design, 155: 134-147,
Hagedorn, T.J., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I.R., (2018). A Knowledge-Based Method for Innovative Design for Additive Manufacturing Supported by Modular Ontologies, ASME J. of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 18(2): 021009
Gussekloo, S.W.S., Berthaume, M.A., Pulaski D.R., Westbroek I., Waarsing J.H., Heinen R., Grosse I.R., Dumont, E.R. (2017). Functional and evolutionary consequences of cranial fenestration in birds. Evolution, 71.5: 1327-1338
Ledogar, J.A., Benazzi, S., Smith, A.L., Weber, G.W., Carlson, K.B., Dechow, P.C., Grosse, I.R., Ross, C.F., Richmond, B.G., Wright, B.W., Wang, Q. (2017). The biomechanics of bony facial “buttresses” in South African australopiths: an experimental study using finite element analysis. The Anatomical Record, 300(1), 171-195.
Smith, A. L., Grosse, I.R. (2016). The biomechanics of zygomatic arch shape. The Anatomical Record, 299(12), 1734-1752.
Hagedorn, T. J., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I.R. (2016). An information model to support user-centered design of medical devices. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 62, 181-194.
Hagedorn, T. J., Grosse, I. R., Krishnamurty, S., 2015. “A Concept Ideation Framework for Medical Device Design,” Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 55:218-230
Smith, A. L., Benazzi, S., Ledogar, J. A., Tamvada, K., Pryor Smith, L. C., Weber, G. W., Spencer, M. A., Dechow, P. C., Grosse, I. R., Ross, C. F., Richmond, B. G., Wright, B. W., Wang, Q., Byron, C., Slice, D. E., Strait, D. S., 2015. “Biomechanical Implications of Intraspecific Shape Variation in Chimpanzee Crania: Moving Toward an Integration of Geometric Morphometrics and Finite Element Analysis,” The Anatomical Record, 298, 122-144
Berthaume, M. A., Dumont, E. R., Godfrey, L. R., Grosse, I. R., 2014. “The effects of relative food item size on optimal tooth cusp sharpness during brittle food item processing,” Journal of Royal Society Interface, 11(101),
Grosse, I.R., Huang, L., Davis, J.L, and Cullinane, D.E., 2014. “A Multi-level Hierarchical Finite Element Model for Capillary Failure in Soft Tissue,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(8):081010-081010-8
Dumont, E.R., Samadevam, K., Grosse, I.R., Warsi, O., Baird, B., and Davalos, L., 2014. “Selection for mechanical advantage underlies multiple cranial optima in new world leaf-nosed bats,” Evolution, 68(5):1436-1449
Premkumar, V., Grosse, I.R., Krishnamurty, S, and Wileden, J.C., 2014. “A semantic knowledge management system for laminated composites,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, 28:91-101
Jade, S., Tamvada, K.H., Strait, D.S., and Grosse, I.R. 2014. “Finite element analysis of a femur to decon¬struct the design paradox of bone curvature,” Journal of Theoretical Biology, 341:53-63
Eddy, D., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I., 2014, "An Integrated Approach to Information Modeling for the Sustainable Design of Products," Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 14(2): 021011-021011
Witherell, P., Grosse, I. R., Krishnamurty, S., Wileden, J. C., 2013. “AIERO: An algorithm for identifying engineering relationships in ontologies,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, 27:555-565
Contact Info

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
213B ELab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210

(413) 545-1350