Professor Blume's research focuses on mathematical aspects of solid mechanics. Questions of existence and uniqueness of solutions to systems of partial differential equations that arise in continuum descriptions of solid behavior are considered. Recent work in this area is concerned with finding the circumstances under which a given rotation field can be generated by a continuum deformation of a solid.
Professor Blume received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Princeton University, Magna Cum Laude in 1982, followed by a PhD in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. She immediately joined the faculty in Engineering at Brown as a member of the Mechanics of Solids and Structures group, doing research in the mathematical issues in the behavior of solids undergoing large deformations.
JANET BLUME, PhD, 1986
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