Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mustoe’s research interests are in the modeling of mechanical, thermo-mechanical and thermal behavior of solids and granular assemblies arising in geo-systems, bulk solids handling, materials science and engineering. He is also interested in the development of numerical simulation techniques for multi-physics problems which exhibit discontinuum and continuum behavior.
During my career in industry and academia my research area is the numerical modeling of problems that arise in the design and analysis of engineering systems related to materials and energy. This work encompasses a wide range of developments and applications of numerical techniques in the modeling of mechanical, thermo-mechanical and thermal behavior of solids and granular systems in arising in geo-systems, bulk solids handling, materials science and engineering, and high-level nuclear engineering and waste isolation. My teaching interests including engineering mechanics fundamentals and continuum mechanics and the application of computer aided engineering techniques in engineering design and analysis.
- S.R. Buechler, G.G.W. Mustoe, J.R. Berger and, M.A. Mooney “Understanding the Soil Contact Problem for the LWD and Static Drum Roller by using the DEM,” J. Eng. Mech. ASCE, pp124-132, January 2012.
- S.R. Buechler, J.R. Berger and G.G.W. Mustoe, “A discrete element approach to elastic properties of layered geomaterials,” Int. J. Num. Anal. Geomech., DOI:10.1002/nag.1115, 2011.
- S.R. Buechler, J.R. Berger and G.G.W. Mustoe, “A discrete element and X-ray tomography study of the failure and fracture behavior of unconventional shales,” American Rock Mechanics Association Conference 2011.
- G.G.W. Mustoe, C. Hudson and A. Reicks, “Simulation of Mixing and Segregation Phenomena in Industrial Flows with Discrete Elements Methods,” BulkSolids Europe 2010 Conference, September 9-10, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
- S. R. Buechler, J. R. Berger and G.G.W. Mustoe “Studying the mechanical properties and material strength of layered geomaterials using discrete element methods,”, 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2010, State College Pennsylvania, USA.
- G.G.W. Mustoe, and R. Bin, “Discrete Element Modeling of Sag Energy Losses in a Conveyor Belt System,” 2008 Annual SME, Salt lake City, February 2008
- N. Lu, M.T. Anderson, W.J. Likos and G.G.W. Mustoe, “A discrete element model for kaolinite aggregate formation during sedimentation,” Int. J. Num. Anal. Meth. in Geomech., 32, pp965–980, 2008.
- Computer Aided Engineering
- Introduction to Discrete Element Methods (DEMS)