The research conducted is focused on the dynamic modeling of complex mechanical and aerospace systems that consist of interconnected rigid and flexible components. The goal is to develop new finite element and computational methods for large scale multibody systems, and address the fundamental issues that deal with the small and large deformation problems.


The research in this laboratory has been supported by the Federal Railroad Administration, the Army Research Office, the National Science Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Dana Corporation, Komatsu Ltd., and North Atlantic Treaty Organization.   


Current projects include:



For more information, contact the laboratory director, Professor Ahmed A. Shabana, shabana@uic.edu, 4028 SEL, Phone: (312) 996-3449.