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Center for Computing Research

David John Littlewood

David John Littlewood
Manager, Computational Multiscale
Email: djlittl@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/284-0830
Fax: 505/845-7442

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1322
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

I am the manager of the Computational Multiscale Department (Org. 1444) in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories.  My managerial role and technical background are in the development, implementation, and application of multiscale, multiphysics techniques for materials modeling and computational solid mechanics. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  Prior to joining Sandia, I was a research associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working with Professor Antoinette Maniatty. In addition to my research work, I have served as a course instructor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University. My professional experience includes working as a Project Engineer for BNP Associates, Inc., and serving as a member of the Quark Research Lab at Quark, Inc.

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Education/Background

My interests span a number of interrelated areas, including mechanics, scientific computing, and visualization. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining Sandia, I was a research associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working with Professor Antoinette Maniatty in the area of computational polycrystal plasticity. In addition to my research work, I have served as a course instructor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University. My professional experience includes working as a Project Engineer for BNP Associates, Inc., and serving as a member of the Quark Research Lab at Quark, Inc.

Projects

Software

Selected Publications & Presentations

2019
  • Littlewood, David John, "A peridynamic framework for modeling crack growth in multiphysics simulations," Presentation, Workshop on Meshfree Methods and Advances in Computational Mechanics, March 2019.
  • Littlewood, David John, Kenneth Noel Belcourt, San Le, Brian T. Lester, Lynn Brendon Munday, Jorge Perez, Patrick Xavier, "Computational Solid Mechanics and Contact on Next-Generation Computing Hardware," Presentation, 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, August 2019.
  • Littlewood, David John, Jessica Rimsza, Jennifer M Frederick, Tara LaForce, Reese E. Jones, "Multiphysics peridynamic models for crack growth in brittle materials," Presentation, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 2019.
2018
  • Costa, Timothy B., Stephen D. Bond, David John Littlewood, "Nonlocal and Mixed-Locality Multiscale Finite Element Method," Journal Article, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 503–527, Accepted/Published April 2018.
  • Littlewood, David John, Brian T. Lester, Michael R. Tupek, "Adapting multiscale solid mechanics codes for next-generation computing platforms," Presentation, 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2018.
  • Littlewood, David John, Bart Gustaaf van Bloemen Waanders, Adam Cook, "Computational Peridynamics with Application to Additively Manufactured Ceramics," Abstract, USACM Meshfree and Particle Methods: Applications and Theory in, Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 2018.
  • Littlewood, David John, Michael R. Tupek, Jorge Perez, Brian T. Lester, "Multiscale solid mechanics on next-generation computing hardware," Presentation, 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2018.
2017
2016
  • D'Elia, Marta, Mauro Perego, Pavel B. Bochev, David John Littlewood, "A coupling strategy for nonlocal and local diffusion models with mixed volume constraints and boundary conditions," Journal Article, Computer and Mathematics with Applications, Accepted/Published June 2016.
2015
2014
  • Littlewood, David, Jesse Thomas, Timothy Shelton, "Estimation of the Critical Time Step for Peridynamic Models," Presentation, 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2014.
  • Littlewood, David, Stewart Silling, Pablo Seleson, "Local-Nonlocal Coupling for Modeling Fracture," Presentation, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2014.
  • Littlewood, David, "The Peridynamic Theory of Solid Mechanics for Modeling Material Failure and Fracture," Presentation, Seminar, University of California, San Diego., May 2014.
  • Littlewood, David John, Stewart A. Silling, Pablo Seleson, John A. Mitchell, "Integrating Meshfree Peridynamic Models with Classical Finite Element Analysis," Presentation, Meshfree Methods for Large-Scale Computational Science and Engineering Workshop, October 2014.
  • Mitchell, John A, Stewart Silling, David Littlewood, "Ordinary Isotropic Peridynamic Models: Position Aware Linear Solid (PALS) ," Presentation, 17th US National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, June 2014.
2013
  • Littlewood, David, Michael Parks, John Mitchell, Stewart Silling, "The Peridigm Framework for Peridynamic Simulations," Presentation, 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2013.
  • Littlewood, David, Stewart Silling, "Variable Nonlocal Length Scale in a Peridynamic Body with Applications to Local-Nonlocal Coupling," Presentation, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2013.
  • Littlewood, David J., Veena Tikare, John Bignell, "Informing Macroscale Constitutive Laws through Peridynamic Modeling of Grain-Scale Mechanisms in Plutonium Oxide," Presentation, Workshop on Nonlocal Damage and Failure: Peridynamics and Other Nonlocal Models, March 2013.
  • Parks, Michael L, David J Littlewood, John A Mitchell, Stewart A Silling, "Peridigm: A New Paradigm in Computational Peridynamics," Presentation, 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings , January 2013.
  • Silling, Stewart A., Pablo Seleson, David John Littlewood, "Variable Length Scale in a Peridynamic Body," Conference Paper, SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, June 2013.
2012
  • Littlewood, David J., John T. Foster, Brad L. Boyce, "Peridynamic Modeling of Localization in Ductile Metals," Presentation, 22th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials, September 2012.
  • Littlewood, David J., Veena Tikare, "Peridynamic Modeling of Void Collapse in Representative Plutonium Oxide Microstructures," Presentation, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2012.
  • Littlewood, David J., Kyran D. Mish, Kendall H. Pierson, "Peridynamic Simulation of Damage Evolution for Structural Health Monitoring," Conference Paper, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2012.
  • Littlewood, David J., Kyran D. Mish, Kendall H. Pierson, "Quasi-statics, Modal Analysis, and Structural Health Monitoring within the Peridynamic Framework," Presentation, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2012.
  • Pyle, Devin M., Jing Lu, David J. Littlewood, Antoinette M. Maniatty, "Effect of 3D Grain Structure Representation in Polycrystal Simulations," Journal Article, Computational Mechanics, Accepted/Published October 2012.
2011
2010
2009
  • Crane, Nathan, Arne Gullerud, David Littlewood, Alex Lindblad, "Comparison of Computational Fracture Techniques for Dynamic Tensile Extrusion Test," Presentation, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, USNCCM-10, Columbus, OH, July 2009.
  • Littlewood, David, Alex Lindblad, Arne Gullerud, Nathan Crane, "Modeling Fragment Size Distributions in Dynamic Loading Simulations," Presentation, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, USNCCM-10, Columbus, OH, July 2009.

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