Journal Papers

45) Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Lambert, V., Abdelmeguid, M., Almquist, M., Ampuero, J. P., … & Yang, Y. (2022). Incorporating Full Elastodynamic Effects and Dipping Fault Geometries in Community Code Verification Exercises for Simulations of Earthquake Sequences and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). Submitted to Seismological Research Letters. link

44) Abdelmeguid, M., & Elbanna, A. (2022). The Impact of Fault Zone Plasticity on Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip: The Role of Stress Orientation and Bulk Cohesion. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research. link

43) Abdelmeguid, M., & Elbanna, A. (2022). Sequences of seismic and aseismic slip on bimaterial faults show dominant rupture asymmetry and potential for elevated seismic hazard. Submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters. link

42) Mia, M. S., Abdelmeguid, M., & Elbanna, A. E. (2022). Spatio‐Temporal Clustering of Seismicity Enabled by Off‐Fault Plasticity. Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL097601. link

41) Ghareeb, A., and Elbanna, A.(2021). Modeling fracture in rate-dependent polymer networks: A quasi-continuum approach (Submitted) pdf

40) Elbanna, A., Abdelmeguid, M., Ma, X., Amlani, F., Bhat, H., Synolakis, C., and Rosakis, A. (2020). Anatomy of Strike Slip Fault Tsunami-genesis (Submitted) pdf

39) Tkachenko, A. V., Maslov, S., Elbanna, A., Wong, G. N., Weiner, Z. J., & Goldenfeld, N. (2020). Persistent heterogeneity not short-term overdispersion determines herd immunity to COVID-19. arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.08142.

38) Wong, G. N., Weiner, Z. J., Tkachenko, A. V., Elbanna, A., Maslov, S., & Goldenfeld, N. (2020). Modeling COVID-19 dynamics in Illinois under non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phys. Rev. X 10, 041033 – Published 16 November 2020

37) Hajarolasvadi, S., Elbanna, A. (2020). Dispersion properties and dynamics of ladder-like meta-chains. Extreme Mechanics Letters (Accepted) pdf

36) Peetz, D., & Elbanna, A. (2020), On the use of Multigrid Preconditioners for Topology Optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. (In press)

35) Faisal Amlani, Harsha S Bhat, Wim JF Simons, Alexandre Schubnel, Christophe Vigny, Ares J Rosakis, Joni Efendi, Ahmed Elbanna, Hasanuddin Z Abidin (2020), Supershear Tsunamis: Insights from Mw 7.5 Palu Earthquake. (Accepted)

34) Erickson, B. A., J. Jiang, M. Barall, N. Lapusta, E. M. Dunham, R. Harris, L. S. Abrahams, K. L. Allison, J.-P. Ampuero, S. Barbot, C. Cattania, A. Elbanna, Y. Fialko, B. Idini, J. E. Kozdon, V. Lambert, Y. Liu, Y. Luo, X. Ma, M. B. McKay, P. Segall, P. Shi, M. van den Ende, M. Wei, The community code verification exercise for simulating sequences of earthquakes and aseismic slip (SEAS), Seismological Research Letters (Accepted)

33) Nguyen C., Peetz D., Elbanna, A., and Jean M. Carlson (2019). Characterization of fracture in topology-optimized bioinspired networks. Physical Review E 100, 042402 – Published 2 October

32) Ghareeb, A., & Elbanna, A. (2019). An Adaptive Quasi-Continuum Approach for Modeling Fracture in Networked Materials: Application to Modeling of Polymer Networks. Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids (in press) link pdf

31) Abdelmeguid, M., Ma, X., & Elbanna, A. E. (2019). A Novel Hybrid Finite Element-Spectral Boundary Integral Scheme for Modeling Earthquake Cycles: Application to Rate and State Faults with Low-Velocity Zones. Journal of Geophysical Research  (

30) Ma, X., & Elbanna, A. E. (2019). Dynamic Rupture Propagation on Fault Planes with Explicit Representation of Short Branches. Earth and Planetary Science Letter (Volume 523, 1 October 2019, 115702) link pdf

29) Hajarolasvadi, S., & Elbanna, A. (2019). Dynamics of metamaterial beams consisting of periodically-coupled parallel flexural elements: A theoretical study. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52(31), 315101. link pdf

28) Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2019). On the duality of complex geometry and material heterogeneities in linear elastodynamics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 168, 203-210. link

27) Ghareeb, A., & Elbanna, A. (2019). Adhesion Asymmetry in Peeling of Thin Films with Homogeneous Material Properties: A Geometry-Inspired Design Paradigm. Journal of Applied Mechanics. 86(7), 071005. link pdf

26) Mondal, A., Nguyen, C. Ma, X, Elbanna, A. & Carlson, J. (2019). Network models for characterization of trabecular bone. Phys. Rev. E 99(4), 042406. pdf

25) Ghareeb, A., & Elbanna, A. (2019). Extreme enhancement of interfacial adhesion by bulk patterning of sacrificial cuts. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 28, 22-30. link pdf

24) Ma, X., Hajarolasvadi, S., Albertini, G., Kammer, D., & Elbanna, A. (2018). A hybrid finite element‐spectral boundary integral approach: Applications to dynamic rupture modeling in unbounded domains. Int J Numer Anal Methods Geomech. 2018;1‐22.  link pdf

23) Ghareeb, A., & Elbanna A. (2018), On the role of the plaque porous structure on Mussel adhesion: Implications for adhesion control using bulk patterning. Journal of Applied Mechanics. ASME, 85(12):121003-121003-11 link pdf

22) Ma, X., & Elbanna, A. E. (2018). Strain Localization in Dry Sheared Fault Gouge: A Compactivity based approach. Phys. Rev. E, 98(2), 022906 link pdf

21) Hyunh, P., Zhu, H., Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2018). Data-Driven Estimation of Frequency Response from Ambient Synchrophasor Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. link

20) Kothari, K., Hu, Y., Gupta, S. & Elbanna, A. (2018). Mechanical Response of Two-Dimensional Polymer Networks: Role of Topology, Rate Dependence, and Damage Accumulation. Journal of Applied Mechanics. ASME, 85(3), p. 031008. link pdf

19) Lopez-Berganza, J. A., Song, R., Elbanna, A., & Espinosa-Marzal, R. M. (2017). Calcium carbonate with nanogranular microstructure yields enhanced toughness. Nanoscale, 9(43), 16689-16699. link

18) Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2017). Emergent wave phenomena in coupled elastic bars: from extreme attenuation to realization of elastodynamic switches. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16204. link pdf

17) Hajarolasvadi, S., & Elbanna, A. E. (2017). A new hybrid numerical scheme for modelling elastodynamics in unbounded media with near-source heterogeneities. Geophysical Journal International, 211(2), 851–864. link pdf

16) Kothari, K. R., & Elbanna, A. E. (2017). Localization and instability in sheared granular materials: Role of friction and vibration. Phys. Rev. E, 95(2), 22901. link pdf

15) Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2016). Modulating Elastic Band Gap Structure in Layered Soft Composites Using Sacrificial Interfaces. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 83(11), 111009. link pdf

14) Lieou, C. K. C., Elbanna, A. E., & Carlson, J. M. (2016). Dynamic friction in sheared fault gouge: Implications of acoustic vibration on triggering and slow slip. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(3), 1483–1496. link pdf

13) Yang, Z., Chen, Q., Elbanna, A. E., & Kim, S. (2016). Transfer printing enabled soft composite films for tunable surface topography. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 7, 145–153. link pdf

12) Ma, X., & Elbanna, A. E. (2015). Effect of off-fault low-velocity elastic inclusions on supershear rupture dynamics. Geophysical Journal International, 203(1), 664–677. link pdf

11) Lieou, C. K. C., Elbanna, A. E., Langer, J. S., & Carlson, J. M. (2015). Stick-slip instabilities in sheared granular flow: The role of friction and acoustic vibrations. Phys. Rev. E, 92(2), 22209. link pdf

10) Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2015). Tension-induced tunable corrugation in two-phase soft composites: Mechanisms and implications. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 4, 26–37. link pdf

9) Lieou, C. K. C., Elbanna, A. E., & Carlson, J. M. (2014). Grain fragmentation in sheared granular flow: Weakening effects, energy dissipation, and strain localization. Phys. Rev. E, 89(2), 22203. link pdf

8) Lieou, C. K. C., Elbanna, A. E., Langer, J. S., & Carlson, J. M. (2014). Shear flow of angular grains: Acoustic effects and nonmonotonic rate dependence of volume. Phys. Rev. E, 90(3), 32204. link pdf

7) Elbanna, A. E., & Carlson, J. M. (2014). A two-scale model for sheared fault gouge: Competition between macroscopic disorder and local viscoplasticity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(6), 4841–4859. link pdf

6) Wang, W., & Elbanna, A. (2014). Crack propagation in bone on the scale of mineralized collagen fibrils: Role of polymers with sacrificial bonds and hidden length. Bone, 68, 20–31. link pdf

5) Lieou, C. K. C., Elbanna, A. E., & Carlson, J. M. (2013). Sacrificial bonds and hidden length in biomaterials: A kinetic constitutive description of strength and toughness in bone. Phys. Rev. E, 88(1), 12703. link pdf

4) Elbanna, A. E., & Carlson, J. M. (2013). Dynamics of Polymer Molecules with Sacrificial Bond and Hidden Length Systems: Towards a Physically-Based Mesoscopic Constitutive Law. PLOS ONE, 8(4), 1–10. link pdf

3) Elbanna, A. E., & Heaton, T. H. (2012). A new paradigm for simulating pulse-like ruptures: The pulse energy equation. Geophysical Journal International, 189(3), 1797–1806. link pdf

2) E. B. Mashaly, Safar S., & Elbanna, A. (2005). Finite element analysis of tapered haunched connections. Journal of Engineering and Applied Science 52(5), 921-940.

1) E. B. Mashaly, Safar S., & Elbanna, A. (2005). Parametric analysis and design of tapered haunched connections. Journal of Engineering and Applied Science 52(6), 1103-1122.