Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Duc Nguyen

Research student

+44 (0) 114 222 5724

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Sir Frederick Mappin Building Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD


Duc graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a first-class honours in Civil and Structural Engineering. She started a PhD in Sheffield researching the elastic dynamic behaviour of microtrusses in the same year.


MEng, Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2011

Research project(s)

Dynamics of micro-trusses

We study the mechanical behaviour of micro lattices (also known as micro-trusses) under a range of loading conditions. Where applicable, we apply homogenisation and continualisation principles to derive higher-order gradient theories with a transparent interpretation of the emerging internal length scales. Under elastic loading conditions, the emergence of stop bands...