Kristine Cochran

  • Program Years: 2002-2006
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Structures
  • Academic Advisor: Keith Hjelmstad
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2003)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Illinois, 2009
    M.S. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Illinois, 2001
    B.S. Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Current Status

  • Status: independent consultant
  • Research Area: Computational Mechanics, Material Modeling, Fracture Mechanics
  • Contact Information: kbcochran@gmail.com
  • Publications

    Erickson, M, K. B. Cochran, P. T. Williams, and B. R. Bass, “The Role of Grain Size in Predicting Cleavage Fracture Toughness of Pressure Vessel Steels,” Proc. ASME 2013 PVP, Paris, France, 14-18 July 2013.
    Cochran, K. B., M. Erickson, P. T. Williams, H. B. Klasky, and B. R. Bass, “A Dislocation-Based Cleavage Initiation Model for Pressure Vessel Steels,” Proc. ASME 2012 PVP, Toronto Canada, 15-19 July 2012.
    Cochran, K.B., R. H. Dodds, and K. D. Hjelmstad. “The Role of Strain Ratcheting and Mesh Refinement in Finite Element Analyses of Plasticity Induced Crack Closure.” International Journal of Fatigue. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2011.03.005, 2011.
    Cochran K.B. Numerical Modeling Issues in Finite Element Simulation of Plasticity Induced Crack Closure with an Emphasis on Material Model Effects. PhD thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2009.
    Malvar, L.J., J.V. Cox, and K.B. Cochran. “Bond Between Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars and Concrete I: Experimental Study.” Journal of Composites for Construction, 7(2):154-163, 2003.
    Cox, J.V., and K.B. Cochran. “Bond Between Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars and Concrete II: Computational Modeling.” Journal of Composites for Construction, 7(2):164-171, 2003.
    Cox, J.V., K. Bergeron, L.J. Malvar, “A Combined Experimental and Numerical Study of the Bond between Lightweight Concrete and CFRP Bars.” Sessions on Interface Degradation, 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, 21-24 May 2000.
    Tyberg, C.S., K. Bergeron, M. Sankarapandian, P. Shih, A.C. Loos, D.A. Dillard, J.E. McGrath, J.S. Riffle, U. Sorathia, “Structure-Property Relationships of Void-Free Phenolic-Epoxy Matrix Materials.” Polymer. 41(13): 5053-5062, 2000.
    Tyberg, C.S., S.L. Lin, K. Bergeron, M. Sankarapandian, P. Shih, A.C. Loos, J.E. McGrath, J.S. Riffle, U. Sorathia, “Tough, Void-Free Flame Retardant Phenolic Composites: Processability and Properties.” International SAMPE Symposium & Exhibition. 44(I):1206-1216, 1999.