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Michelle L. Bernhardt

Michelle L. Bernhardt

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

(CVEG)-Civil Engineering

Phone: 479-575-6027

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  • Multi-scale granular material behavior
  • Experimentally validated discrete element method (DEM) models
  • Laboratory testing of granular material
  • Granular soil behavior in multi-directional simple shear
  • Applications of engineering in Historic Preservation Practice
  • Soil Mechanics (Undergraduate)
  • Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (Graduate)
  • Soil Dynamics (Graduate)
  • Ph.D Texas A&M University (2013)
  • M.S. Texas A&M University (2009)
  • B.S. Texas A&M University (2008)
  • Bernhardt, M.L., O’Sullivan, C., and Biscontin, G. “Macro- and Micro-scale Effects of Sample Preparation Methods in DEM Simulations.”  (In preparation)
  • Bernhardt, M.L., Briaud, J.L., Kim, D., Leclair, M., Storesund, R., Lim, S.G., Bea, G.R., Rogers, J.D. (2011). “Mississippi River Levee Failures: June 2008 Flood." International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories,http://casehistories.geoengineer.org/, Vol.2, Issue 3, p. 127-162. doi: 10.4417/IJGCH-02-02-03.
  • Bernhardt, M.L. and Biscontin, G. “Design of a Sample Preparation Device for Direct Simple Shear Testing.” (In preparation)
  • Bernhardt, M.L., Biscontin, G., O’Sullivan, C. (2014) “3D Discrete Element Method Simulations of a Laminar Simple Shear Device.” (Accepted and to be presented in March 2014)
  • Warden, R.B., Bernhardt, M.L. (2013) “Existential Resonance of Engineering and Historic Preservation.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section 2013 Centennial Conference, Corpus Christi, TX. 
  • Bernhardt, M.L., O’Sullivan, C., Biscontin, G. (2012). “Macro- and Micro-scale Effects of Pluviation Based Sample Preparation in DEM.” Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2012, Oakland, CA.
  • Bernhardt, M.L., Bea G.R., Briaud J.L., Franken D., Govindsamy A., Lim S.G.,Kim, D., Leclair, M., Hempen,G., Maerz, N.H., Rogers, J.D., Storesund, R., Watkins, C. (2009). "2008 Midwest Levee Performance Investigation: Summary of Erosion and Index Testing," Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.