My primary research focus is on the modelling of coupled magneto-mechanical behaviour in single and polycrystals in the presence of large plastic deformations. However, I am interested in the micromechanical modelling of solids and associated numerical methods in general.
Alheit, B. (2022). Multiscale modelling of sutures in a high-performing biological protective structure: The turtle shell. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Cape Town]. University of Cape Town. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10216.55042
Alheit, B., Bargmann, S., & Reddy, B. D. (2022). How suture networks improve the protective function of natural structures: A multiscale investigation. Acta biomaterialia, 283-296. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2022.03.037
Alheit, B., Bargmann, S., & Reddy, B. D. (2021). Dynamic mechanical behaviour of suture interfaces as inspiration for architectured hierarchical interlocking composites. Journal of the mechanics and physics of solids, 157, Article 104620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2021.104620
Alheit, B., Bargmann, S., & Reddy, B. D. (2020). Computationally modelling the mechanical behaviour of turtle shell sutures—A natural interlocking structure. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 110, Article 103973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103973