Texas Tech University

Alexander Idesman, Ph.D.


Email: alexander.idesman@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.2606

Fax: 806.742.3540

Office: ME 116

Research Group Website: Computational Mechanics Lab 

Mailing Address: 
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Box 41021
Lubbock, TX 79409−1021

Shipping Address: 
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
805 Boston Avenue
ME South Room 201
Lubbock, TX 79409
Alexander Idesman, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics Including:
    • Finite Element Method: Time−Integration Methods for Elastodynamics, Numerical Algorithms for Wave Propogation in Solids, and Numerical Algorithms for Nonlinear Problems
    • Multiscale Approach: Inelastic Materials at Small & Large Strains (Metals, Rocks, Polymers, Composite Materials), Phase Transitions & Twinning, and Contact Interaction
    • Metal Forming: Modeling of Technological Processes, Diamond Synthesis, and Design Optimization of High−Pressure Apparatuses
  • Continuum Mechanics
    • Constitutive Equations for Elastoplastic Materials at Finite Strains
    • Phase Transformations in Elastic & Inelastic Materials
    • Shape Memory Alloys
    • Strength & Durability of Materials & Structures
    • High−Pressure Mechanics

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Continuum Mechanics, Institute of Problems of Strength, (1989)
  • M.S. (Honors), Mechanical Engineering, Kiev Institute of Technology, Kiev, (1982)

Department of Mechanical Engineering