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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Xiaomin Deng

Title: Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-7144
Fax: 803-777-0106
Office: 300 Main Street 
Room A130 
Columbia, SC 29208
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Dr. Deng's research and interests include nanomechanics/atomistic simulation, fracture mechanics/crack-growth simulation, manufacturing process modeling/simulation (friction stir welding, metal cutting, GMA welding).


  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics / Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, 1990.
  • M.S., Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, 1985.
  • B.S., Mathematics and Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1982.

Selected Publications

  • J. Zuo, X. Deng, M.A. Sutton, and C-S Cheng, "Three-dimensional crack growth in ductile materials: Effect of stress constraint on crack tunneling", ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 130, 031401 (8 pp), 2008.
  • S. Xu and X. Deng, "Nanoscale void nucleation and growth and crack tip stress evolution ahead of a growing crack in a single crystal", Nanotechnology 19, 115705 (15 pp), 2008.
  • S. Xu and X. Deng, "A study of texture patterns in friction stir welds", Acta Materialia 56, 1326-1341, 2008.
  • W. Lan, X. Deng, M.A. Sutton, and C-S Cheng, "Study of slant fracture in ductile materials", International Journal of Fracture 141, 469-496, 2006.
  • X. Deng, F. Ma, and M. A. Sutton, "A damage mechanics model for creep and oxygen embrittlement in metals", International Journal of Damage Mechanics 14, 101-126, 2005.

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