Steven L. Crouch

Steven L. Crouch

Steven L. Crouch

Professor Emeritus, Member of the National Academy of Engineering (previously Dean of the College of Science and Engineering), Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Contact

Civil Engineering Building
Room 150
500 Pillsbury Drive Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Education
  • Ph.D., 1970, Mineral Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., 1967, Mineral Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • B.S., 1966, University of Minnesota
Professional Background
  • Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2005-2019
  • Associate Dean for Finance and Planning, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, 1997-2005
  • Head, Department of Civil Engineering, 1987-97
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, 1970-present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976-77
  • Research Officer, Mining Research Laboratory, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1968-70
Research Interests

Steve Crouch's research interests are in the area of boundary element methods applied to problems in geoengineering and composite materials. His current projects include development of boundary integral methods (i) for modeling elastic and viscoelastic materials with numerous inhomogeneities and voids, and (ii) for transient heat conduction and theroelasticity for nonhomogenous materials.

Selected Publications

Mogilevskaya, S., Crouch, S. 2013. Combining Maxwell’s methodology with the BEM for evaluating the two-dimensional effective properties of composite and micro-cracked materials. Computational Mechanics 51, 377-389.

Kushch, V.; Mogilevskaya, S.; Stolarski, H.; Crouch, S. 2013. Elastic fields and effective moduli of particulate nanocomposites with the Gurtin-Murdoch model of interfaces. International Journal of Solids and Structures 50, 1141–1153.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Kushch, V.; Stolarkski, H.; Crouch, S. 2013. Evaluation of the effective elastic moduli of tetragonal fiber-reinforced composties based on Maxwell’s concept of equivalent inhomogeneity. International Journal of Solids and Structures 50, 4161-4172.

Kushch, V. ; Mogilevskaya, S.; Stolarski, H.; Crouch, S. 2013. Evaluation of the effective elastic moduli of particulate composites based on maxwell’s concept of equivalent inhomogeneity: Microstructure-induced anisotropy. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 8. 283-303.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Stolarski, H.; Crouch, S. 2012. On Maxwell’s concept of equivalent inhomogeneity: When do interactions matter? Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 60(3), 391–417.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Kushch, V.; Koroteeva, O.; Crouch, S. 2012. Equivalent inhomogeneity method for evaluating the effective conductivities of isotropic particulate composites. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 7. 103-117.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Labuz, J.; Crouch, S. 2012. Extension of maxwell’s methodology for evaluating the effective properties of rock. 46th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium 2. 807-810.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Pyatigorets, A.; Crouch, S. 2011. Green function or the problem of a plane containing a circular hole with surface effects. Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME 78.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Kushch, V.; Stolarski, H.; Crouch, S. 2011. Elastic interaction of spherical nanoinhomogeneities with GurtinMurdoch type interfaces. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59. 1702-1716.

Mogilevskaya, S.; Crouch, S.; Stolarski, H.; Benusiglio, A. 2010. Equivalent inhomogeneity method for evaluating effective elastic properties of unidirectional multi-phase composites with surface/interface effects. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47. 407-418.