Aerospace & Mechanical

Veronica Eliasson

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 220
Tel. (213) 740-7182
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Assistant Professor


2007 Ph.D., Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2002 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

USC Academic Positions:

2009-: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2007-2009: Postdoctoral Scholar, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Experimental mechanics within areas of shock wave focusing, shock wave dynamics, shock wave mitigation, high strain rate impact, fluid-structure interaction. Non-invasive high-speed visualization techniques in both fluids and solids.

Selected Publications:

G.R. Khanolkar, S. Haghighat, A.M. Hodge, K.M. Flores & V. Eliasson, "Effect of Loading Rate on Dynamic Fracture Morphology of a Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass," To appear in Material Transactions 56 (6), 2015.
Q. Wan & V. Eliasson, "Numerical Study of Shock Wave Attenuation in Two-Dimensional Ducts Using Solid obstacles — How to Utilize Shock Focusing Techniques to Attenuate Shock Waves," Aerospace 2, p. 203-221, DOI:10.3390/aerospace2020203, 2015.
O. Delpino Gonzales* & V. Eliasson, "Effect of Water Content on Dynamic Fracture Initiation of Vinyl Ester," Experimental Mechanics online first, DOI: 10.1007/s11340-015-0028-y, 2015.
S. Qiu & V. Eliasson, "Interaction and Coalescence of Multiple Simultaneous and Non-Simultaneous Blast Waves," Shock Waves Online first, Shock Waves, DOI: 10.1007/s00193-015-0567-2, 2015.
C. Wang, S. Qiu & V. Eliasson, "Investigation of Shock Wave Focusing in Water in a Logarithmic Spiral Duct, Part 1: Weak Coupling," Ocean Engineering Online first, DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.09.012, 2014.
C. Wang, S. Qiu and V. Eliasson, "Quantitative Pressure Measurement of Shock Waves in Water Using a Schlieren-Based Visualization Technique," Experimental Techniques DOI: 10.1111/ext.12068, 2013.
K. Balasubramanian and V. Eliasson, "Numerical Investigations of the Porosity Effect on the Shock Focusing Process," Shock Waves 23 (6) p. 583-594, 2013.
C. Wang and V. Eliasson, "Shock Wave Focusing in Water Inside Convergent Structures," International Journal of Multiphysics 6 p. 267, 2012.
L. Lamberson, V. Eliasson & A. J. Rosakis, "In Situ Optical Investigations of Hypervelocity Impact Induced Dynamic Fracture," Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series 1 p. 31, 2011.
Eliasson V., Mello M., Rosakis A.J. & Dimotakis P.E., "Experimental Investigation of Converging Shocks in Water With Various Confinement Materials," Shock Waves 20 p. 395, 2010.
V. Eliasson, W.D. Henshaw & D. Appelo, "On cylindrically converging shock waves shaped by obstacles," Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 237 pp.2203-2209, 2008.
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Professional Societies:

Member, American Physical Society
Member, International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI)
Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Member, American Society for Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
Member, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

Honors and Awards:

2007: VSJ-SGI Award for Excellent Visualized Image
2006: "Young Scientist Award" for best oral presentation, European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sweden.

Courses Taught:

AME 309, Fluid Dynamics
AME 511, Compressible Gas Dynamics
AME 525, Engineeering Analysis

Veronica Eliasson