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Charles El Mir, Ph.D.


Department of Engineering, Aviation and Technology


Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2018
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Dayton, USA, 2013
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Computational Modeling
  • Numerical Methods
  • Multiscale Analysis
  • Planetary Science Applications
  • High-Strain Rate Simulations

Publications and Media Placements

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo “The efficiency of thermal fatigue in regolith generation on small airless bodies”, Icarus, Vol. 333, pp. 356–370, 2019.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Derek C. Richardson. “A new hybrid framework for simulating hypervelocity asteroid impacts and gravitational reaccumulation”, Icarus, Vol. 321, pp. 1013–1025, 2019.

K. Hazeli, C. El Mir, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Marco Delbo, and KT Ramesh “The Origins of Asteroidal Rock Disaggregation: Interplay of Thermal Fatigue and Microstructure”, Icarus, Vol. 304, pp. 172–182, 2018.

J. D. Hogan, C. El Mir, Jeffrey B. Plescia, and KT Ramesh “Dynamic brittle fragmentation: Probing the byproducts of hypervelocity impact in space.”, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 103, pp. 205–212, 2015.

C. El Mir, Elias Toubia, and Robert Brockman “Analysis of cylindrical sandwich structures with weak orthotropic core under patch loading”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 80, pp. 89–97, 2014.

C. El Mir et al. “Impact Simulations for the DART Mission Using a New Computational Approach.” AGU Fall Meeting, Washington D.C., October 13–15, 2018.

C. El Mir and KT Ramesh “Fatigue and Fracture among the Asteroids”, Society of Engineering Sciences 56th Technical Meeting, MS, October 13–15, 2019.

C. El Mir et al. “A new hybrid framework for simulating asteroid impact events: from damage to disruption and gravitational accumulation.”, 9th Workshop on Catastrophic Disruption in the Solar System, Japan, May 14–17, 2018.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Derek C. Richardson “Hypervelocity Impacts onto Small Asteroids: Disruption Thresholds, Momentum Transfer, and the Effect of Rotating Targets.”, 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Con., TX, March 19–23, 2018.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Derek C. Richardson “A New Hybrid Numerical Technique for the Simulation of Asteroidal Impact Events", Society of Engineering Sciences 54th Technical Meeting, MA, July 25–28, 2017.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Derek C. Richardson “A New Approach to Simulation of Asteroidal Impact Events: From Damage to Disruption and Gravitational Accumulation.”, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Con., TX, March 20–24, 2017.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo “Thermal Fatigue on Small Airless Bodies.” Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors., Uruguay, April 10–14, 2017.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo “The Contribution of Thermal Fatigue on Lunar Regolith Evolution", Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, MD, November 1–3, 2016.

Kavan Hazeli, Charles El Mir, and KT Ramesh “Damage precursors and fatigue life prediction in heterogeneous solids: Thermal fatigue on asteroids.”, Society of Engineering Sciences 53rd Technical Meeting, Invited talk, MD, October 2–5, 2016.

A. M. Stickle, O. S. Barnouin, M. Bruck Syal, A. Cheng, C. El Mir et al. “Impact Simulation Benchmarking for the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART).”, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Vol. 47, 2016.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo.  “Thermal Fatigue: Lengthscales, Timescales, and Their Implications on Regolith Size–Frequency Distribution.”, 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Con., TX, March 21–25, 2016.

K. Hazeli, C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo “Regolith Formation on Airless Bodies”, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, TX, March 16–20, 2015.

C. El Mir, Elias Toubia, and Robert Brockman “Analysis of cylindrical sandwich structures under moving loads.”, 18th International Conference on Composite Structures., Portugal, June 15–18, 2015.

K. Hazeli, C. El Mir et al. “Mechanical Properties of Constituent Phases in Meteorites.”, AGU Fall Meeting., CA, December 15–19, 2014.

C. El Mir, KT Ramesh, and Marco Delbo “Origin and Evolution of Regolith on Airless Bodies: The Role of Thermal Fatigue”, NASA Exploration Science Forum, at NASA Ames Research Center, CA, July 21–23, 2014.

Selected Media Highlights

"Could we avert a major asteroid strike?", Engineering & Technology Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 10, https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2019/10/could-we-avert-a-major-asteroid-strike/

“If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together”, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/science/asteroids-nuclear-weapons.html

“Hollywood was wrong about asteroids, new study says”, CNN, https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/07/us/us-asteroid-collisions-study-scli-intl/index.html

“Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought”, Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190304095926.htm