Victor Birman, PhD, PE

 

Director
Office Address
Engineering Education Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
Office Phone: (314) 516-5436
Home Phone: (636) 532-9884
E-mail: vbirman@mst.edu
Citizenship: United States of America
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Professional Registration: Professional Engineer Registered in Missouri, Registration Number E-2000172742

Academic Degrees

1978-1983
Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel.
Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering
Thesis: Static Displacements and Natural Frequencies of Axially Loaded Imperfect Cylindrical Panels.

1967-1973
Department of Naval Architecture
Shipbuilding Institute
Leningrad, Russia
B.S. in Naval Architecture
Thesis: Influence of Transverse Vibration on Stability of Rectangular Plates.

Work Experience (academic and industrial)

2000-present
Director
Missouri S&T Engineering Education Center in St. Louis.
Responsible for nine graduate programs.

1996-present
Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics/Engineering Education Center. Research and teaching in the areas of composites, structures, and structural dynamics.

1997
AFOSR Summer Faculty Program
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
Research in the area of high-temperature damage and fatigue of ceramic matrix composites.

1989-1996
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Rolla
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics/Engineering Education Center.
Research and teaching in the areas of composites, structures, and structural dynamics.

1994
Visiting Scientist
NASA Lewis Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Research in the area of micromechanics of shape memory alloy composites.

1993
Visiting Scientist
Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
Research in the area of solid rocket motors.

1993
Visiting Scientist
NASA Lewis Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Research in the area of smart composite structures.

1992-1993
Visiting Scientist
University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
Research in the area of optimization of smart structures.

1992
AFOSR Summer Faculty Program
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
Research in the area of fracture of composites.

1987-1988
Associate Professor
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
University of New Orleans, Louisiana
Research and teaching in the areas of structures, structural dynamics and composites.

1988 (summer)
Acting Chairman
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
University of New Orleans, Louisiana

1984-1987
Assistant Professor
University of New Orleans, Louisiana
In charge of developing research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in structures and structural dynamics.

1984
Engineer
Israel Aircraft Industries
Lod, Israel
In charge of preparation of the strength manual.

1983-1984
Research Fellow
Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Technion, Haifa, Israel 
Work involved research in structures and structural dynamics and teaching undergraduate courses

 

1979-1983
Instructor
Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Technion, Haifa, Israel
Research and teaching undergraduate courses in the field of structures and structural dynamics, teaching structural laboratories.

1973-1978
Engineer
Structures Design Institute
Leningrad, Russia
Main activity: design of industrial steel structures.

Professional Societies

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow
Member since 1989, Associate Fellow since 1991

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
Member since 1985, Fellow since 1996

  • Structures and Materials (Aerospace Division), 1990-present;
  • Composite Structures (Applied Mechanics Division), 1991-present;
  • Design and Analysis (Pressure Vessels and Piping Division), 1991-present.

American Society of Civil Engineers, 1995-96.

  • Member of the Control Group of the Committee for Advance Composites
    (Aerospace Division).

International Community for Composites Engineering (ICCE), 1994-present.

American Society for Composites (2002)

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Member 1984-88.

Teaching Experience

Technion, Haifa, Israel (1979-82)

  • Theory of Vibration
  • Stability of Structures
  • Probabilistic Methods in the Theory of Structures
  • Aeronautical Laboratories (Three different courses)

These courses were taught when V. Birman was an Instructor at the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and worked on his Ph.D. thesis. Dr. Birman taught Aeronautical Laboratories without any participation of senior faculty. Three other courses were arranged so that a senior faculty taught theoretical material (one meeting a week) and V. Birman taught practical exercises (one meeting a week). All courses listed above were undergraduate.

University of New Orleans (1984-88)

  • Theory of Vibration
  • Ship and Offshore Structures
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Dynamics of Ship and Offshore Structures
  • Ship and Offshore Structures 2 (Actually Plasticity and Fracture) (*)
  • Special Topics in Naval Architecture (Graduate Course)
  • Composite Structures (*) (Graduate Course)
  • Advanced Vibrations (*) (Graduate Course)
  • Theory of Stability (*)
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    (*) Courses introduced by V. Birman into curriculum

Dr. Birman was responsible for a development and teaching of structural courses at the new School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of New Orleans. He introduced both graduate and undergraduate courses into the curriculum.

Missouri University of Science and Technology (1989-present)

Graduate courses:

  • Vibrations I
    This class was also developed and taught by Internet (2005)
  • Advanced Vibrations
  • Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials I
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials II
  • Mechanics of Laminated Composite Structures
    Developed and taught by Internet in 2002
  • Theory of Stability I
    This class was also developed and taught by Internet (2001)
  • Theory of Shells
  • Thermal Stresses I
  • Finite Element Approximation I - An Introduction
  • Theory of Plates
    This class was also developed and taught by Internet (2002)
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics

Undergraduate courses:

  • Linear Systems in Mechanical Engineering
  • Machine Dynamics

 

Refereed Papers in Archival Journals and Book Chapters

V. Birman, Transverse Vibration and Stability of Nonlinear Systems, Scientific Proceedings, Shipbuilding Institute, No. 105, pp. 3-5, Leningrad, 1976 (in Russian).

V. Birman, Change of Stability of Hydrostatically Compressed Cylindrical Shells Undergoing Transverse Vibration, Mechanics of Bar Systems and Continuous Bodies, Vol. 10, pp. 71-76, Leningrad, 1977 (in Russian).

V. Birman, Note on the Stability of Vibrations of Rectangular Plates with Initial Imperfections, Israel Journal of Technology, Vol. 17, pp. 354-359, 1979.

D. Durban and V. Birman, On the Elasto-Plastic Stress Concentration at a Circular Hole in an Anisotropic Sheet, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 43, pp. 73-84, 1982.

V. Birman, I. Elishakoff and J. Singer, On the Effect of Axial Compression on the Bounds of Simple Harmonic Motion, Israel Journal of Technology, Vol. 20, pp. 254-258, 1982.

D. Durban and V. Birman, Elasto-Plastic Analysis of an Anisotropic Rotating Disc, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 49, pp. 1-10, 1983.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and J. Singer, Effect of Imperfections on the Vibrations of Loaded Structures, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 191-193, 1984.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and J. Singer, Influence of Initial Imperfections on Nonlinear Free Vibration of Elastic Bars, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 55, pp. 191-202, 1985.

V. Birman and R. Latorre, The Application of Hertz's Contact Theory to the Problem of an Offshore Structure Entering the Sea Bed, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 12, pp. 369-373, 1985.

V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Unsymmetrically Laminated Rectangular Plates, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 12, pp. 81-86, 1985.

V. Birman, Free Vibration of Statically Compressed Clamped Beams on Nonlinear Elastic Foundation, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 12, pp. 303-308, 1985.

V. Birman, On the Effect of Nonlinear Elastic Foundation on Free Vibration of Beams, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 471-473, 1986.

R. Latorre and V. Birman, Note on Post-Welded Hull Plate Load-Displacement Behavior, Journal of Ship Production, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 69-73, 1986.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Postbuckling Behavior of Pressurized Long Circular Cylindrical Shells, Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 172-176, 1986.

V. Birman, On the Nonlinear Uncoupled Roll and Pitch of Submerged Vehicles, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 621-625, 1986.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Nonlinear Beam-Type Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 17, pp. 327-334, 1987.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and J. Singer, Small Vibrations of an Imperfect Panel in the Vicinity of a Nonlinear Static State, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 114, No. 1, pp. 57-63, 1987.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Dynamic Instability of Shear Deformable Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Plates, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 23, pp. 1053-1061, 1987.

V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Thick Rectangular Plates, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 14, pp. 37-42, 1987.

V. Birman, On Stability of Axisymmetric Forced Vibrations of Imperfect Cylindrical Shells, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (ZAMP), Vol. 38, pp. 129-136, 1987.

V. Birman, Effect of Shear Deformation and Rotatory Inertia on Dynamic Buckling of Elastic Plates, ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 110, pp. 282-286, 1987.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Behavior of Laminated Plates Subjected to Conventional Blast, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 145-155, 1987.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Nonlinear Parametric Instability of Antisymmetrically Laminated Angle-Ply Plates, Dynamics and Stability of Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, pp. 57-68, 1988.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Parametric Instability of Thick Orthotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 71, pp. 61-76, 1988.

V. Birman, Parametric Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells Subject to Transverse Static Load, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 613-623, 1988.

V. Birman, Axisymmetric Divergence of Ring-Stiffened Composite Cylindrical Shells Subject to Axial Compression, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 55, pp. 984-985, 1988.

V. Birman and P. Twinprawate, Free Nonlinear Vibration of Statically Loaded Long Cylindrical Shells, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (ZAMP), Vol. 39, pp. 768-775, 1988.

V Birman, Problems of Dynamic Buckling of Antisymmetric Rectangular Laminates, Composite Structures, Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, 1989.

D. Durban and V. Birman, Elasto-Plastic Strain Concentration at a Circular Hole Embedded in an Anisotropic Sheet, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, pp. 385-394, 1989.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Axisymmetric Vibrations of Reinforced Orthotropic Shallow Spherical Caps, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 155-165, 1989.

V. Birman and H. Zahed, Non-Linear Problems of Parametric Vibrations of Imperfect Laminated Plates, Composite Structures, Vol. 12, pp. 181-191, 1989.

V. Birman and R. Latorre, Soviet Technique for Estimating Post-Welded Deflections: Case of Butt Welding, Journal of Ship Production, Vol. 5, pp. 10-15, 1989.

V. Birman, C.W. Bert and I. Elishakoff, Effect of Aerodynamic Heating on Flutter of a Laminated Composite Plate, Composite Structures, Vol. 15, pp. 259-273, 1990.

V. Birman, Divergence Instability of Reinforced Composite Cylindrical Shells, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 16, pp. 571-580, 1990.

V. Birman, On the Post-Buckling Behavior of Reinforced Composite Shells, Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 34, pp. 207-211, 1990.

V. Birman and L. Librescu, Supersonic Flutter of Shear Deformable Laminated Composite Flat Plates, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 139, pp. 265-275, 1990.

V. Birman, Buckling and Bending of Beams Subject to a Nonuniform Thermal Field, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 17, pp. 41-45, 1990.

V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problem of a Thick Orthotropic Beam on Two-Dimensional Elastic Foundation, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. 47-51, 1990.

V. Birman, Thermal Dynamic Problems of Reinforced Composite Cylinders, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 57, pp. 941-947, 1990.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Dynamic Stability of Reinforced Composite Cylindrical Shells in Thermal Fields, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 142, pp. 183-190, 1990.

V. Birman, Thermal Bending of Shear Deformable Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells Reinforced by Cylindrically Orthotropic Rings, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 28, pp. 819-830, 1991.

V. Birman, Temperature Effect on Shear Correction Factor, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 18, pp. 207-212, 1991.

V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problems of Reinforced Rectangular Panels, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 58, pp. 1095-1098, 1991.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Buckling and Bending of Cylindrically Orthotropic Annular Plates, Composites Engineering, Vol. 1, pp. 41-47, 1991.

V. Birman and M.G. Magid, Closed-form Solutions of Static and Dynamic Problems of Long Composite Cylindrical Shells, Composites Engineering, Vol. 1, pp. 225-233, 1991.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Modified Panovko's Method for Vibration Analysis of a Structural Element with Different Tension and Compression Behavior, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 148, pp. 215-222, 1991.

V. Birman, Extension of Vlasov's Semi-Membrane Theory to Reinforced Composite Shells, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 59, pp. 462-464, 1992.

V. Birman, Exact Solution of Axisymmetric Problems of Laminated Cylindrical Shells with Arbitrary Boundary Conditions - High-Order Theory, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 19, pp. 219-225, 1992.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Buckling and Postbuckling of Composite Plates and Shells Subjected to Elevated Temperatures, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60, pp. 514-519, 1993.

V. Birman, Axisymmetric Bending of Generally Laminated Cylindrical Shells, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60, pp. 157-162, 1993.

V. Birman, Active Control of Composite Plates Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 35, pp. 387-396, 1993.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Buckling of a Coating Bonded to a Round Bar Subjected to Axial Extension, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 15, pp. 131-138, 1993.

C.W. Bert, C.D. Kim and V. Birman, Vibration of Composite Material Cylindrical Shells with Ring and Stringer Stiffeners, Composite Structures, Vol. 25, pp. 477-484, 1993.

V. Birman and M.G. Magid, Axisymmetric Vibrations of Generally Laminated Spherical Caps, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 170, pp. 276-279, 1994.

V. Birman, Life Span of Imperfect Composite Columns Subjected to Creep, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 26, pp. 493-499, 1994.

V. Birman, Analytical Models of Sandwich Plates with Piezoelectric Strip-Stiffeners, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 36, pp. 567-578, 1994.

V. Birman and A. Simonyan, Theory and Applications of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Piezoelectric Sensors or Actuators, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 3, pp. 391-396, 1994.

V. Birman, On Three Dimensional State of Thermal Stresses in a Transversely Isotropic Plate with a Circular Hole, International Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 33, pp. 95-103, 1995.

A.N. Palazotto and V. Birman, Environmental and Viscoelastic Effects in Adhesive Joints, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 8, pp. 107-118, 1995.

V. Birman, Stability of Functionally Graded Hybrid Composite Plates, Composites Engineering, Vol. 5, pp. 913-921, 1995.

V. Birman and M.G. Magid, Design Method for Columns Subjected to Creep, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 37, pp. 831-841, 1995.

A.N. Palazotto and V. Birman, Fracture in Adhesive Joints Considering Rocket Motor Application, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 32, pp. 538-544, 1995.

V. Birman and A. Simonyan, Optimum Distribution of Actuators in Smart Sandwich Plates Subjected to Bending or Forced Vibration, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 27, pp. 657-665, 1996.

V. Birman, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Sain, An Approach to Optimization of Shape Memory Alloy Hybrid Composite Plates Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact, Composites Part B:
Engineering, Vol. 27B, pp. 439-446, 1996.

V. Birman, Thermal Effects on Measurements of Dynamic Processes in Composite Structures Using Piezoelectric Sensors, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 5, pp. 379-385, 1996.

V. Birman and S. Adali, Active Optimum Control of Orthotropic Plates Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners, Composite Structures, Vol. 35, pp. 251-261, 1996.

V. Birman, D.A. Saravanos and D.A. Hopkins, Micromechanics of Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in Uniform Thermal Fields, AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 1905-1912, 1996.

V. Birman, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Sain, Global Strength of Hybrid Shape Memory Composite Plates Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and
Composites, Vol. 16, pp. 791-809, 1997.

V. Birman, Stress Analysis of a Composite Panel Subjected to the Beam of a High Energy Laser, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 10, pp. 38-42, 1997.

V. Birman, Stability of Functionally Graded Shape Memory Alloy Sandwich Panels, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 6, pp. 278-286, 1997.

V. Birman, Review of Mechanics of Shape Memory Alloy Structures, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 50, pp. 629-645, 1997.

V. Birman, Theory and Comparison of the Effect of Composite and Shape Memory Alloy Stiffeners on Stability of Composite Shells and Plates, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 39, pp. 1139-1149, 1997.

V. Birman, Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Plate with a Circular Hole Subjected to Biaxial Tension, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 36, pp. 167-178, 1999.

V. Birman, On Mode I Fracture of Shape Memory Alloys, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 7, pp. 433-437, 1998.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Effects of Stress and Electric Field on the Coefficients of Piezoelectric Materials: One-Dimensional Formulation, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 25, pp. 165-169, 1998.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Theoretical Foundations for Nondestructive Detection of Cracks in Ceramic Matrix Composites Based on Surface Temperature, Composite Structures, Vol. 48, pp. 71-77, 1999.

V. Birman, On the Effect of Cyclic Loading on Material Temperature, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 25, pp. 653-660, 1998.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Stress Dependency of the Thermoelastic and Piezoelectric Coefficients, AIAA Journal, Vol. 37, pp. 135-137, 1999.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Analysis of Ceramic Matrix Composites with Bridging Cracks in the Presence of Creep, Transaction of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 22, pp. 447-456, 1998.

V. Birman, G.J. Knowles and J.J. Murray, Application of Piezoelectric Actuators to Active Control of Composite Spherical Caps, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 218-222, 1999.

V. Birman, S. Griffin and G.J. Knowles, Axisymmetric Dynamics of Composite Spherical Shells with Active Piezoelectric/Composite Stiffeners, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 141, No. 1/2, 2000.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Box-Type Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Facings Subjected to Thermomechanical Loads, AIAA Journal, Vol. 38, pp. 362-367, 2000.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Elliptical and Circular Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Different Facings, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, Vol. 2, pp. 152-175, 2000.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Applications of Thermography to Detection of Matrix Cracks in Transverse Layers and Yarns of Ceramic Matrix Composites, International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 102, pp. L21-L-26, 2000.

V. Birman, Stiffness of Smart Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in the Presence of Matrix Cracks, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 10, pp. 135-140, 2000.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Selected Issues of Mechanics of Ceramic Matrix Composites, Composite Structures, Vol. 51, pp. 181-190, 2001.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Fracture and Fatigue in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 53, pp. 147-174, 2000.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Matrix Cracking in Transverse Layers of a Cross-Ply Beam Subjected to Bending and its Effect on Vibration Frequencies, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 32B, pp. 47-55, 2001.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Nondestructive Testing of Thin-Walled Ceramic Matrix Composites Using Thermography, Advances in Mechanics of Plates and Shells, Eds. D. Durban, J.G. Simmonds and D. Givoli, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 103-118, 2001

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Natural Frequencies of Cross-Ply Laminated Panels with Matrix Cracks, AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 190-193, 2001.

V. Birman, G.J. Simitses and L. Shen, Stability of Short Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Rib-Reinforced Facings, Recent Advances in Applied Mechanics, Honorary Volume for Professor A.N. Kounadis, Eds. J.T. Katsikadelis, D.E. Beskos and E.E. Gdoutos, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, pp. 11-21, 2001.

V. Birman, Transverse Matrix Cracking in a Sandwich Beam with Cross-Ply Facings Subject to a Uniform Pressure, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 187-192, 2001.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Vibration of Sandwich Panels and Beams with Matrix Cracks in the Facings, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 61, pp. 1605-1613, 2001.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Effect of Matrix Cracking in Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composite Beams on Their Mechanical Properties and Natural Frequencies, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 38, pp. 201-212, 2003.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, On the Choice of Shear Correction Factor in Sandwich Structures, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 83-95, Jan. 2002.

C. Kocher, W. Watson, M. Gomez, I. Gonzalez and V. Birman, Intergrity of Sandwich Panels and Beams with Truss-Reinforced Cores, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 15, pp. 111-117, 2002.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Analytical Evaluation of Damping in Composite and Sandwich Structures, AIAA Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 1638-1643, 2002.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Effect of Matrix Cracks on Damping in Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composites, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 36, pp. 1859-1877, 2002.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Onset of Matrix Cracking in Angle-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composites, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 44, pp. 2173-2187, 2002.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Damping in Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 40, pp. 4239-4256, 2003.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Wrinkling of Composite-Facing Sandwich Panels under Biaxial Loading, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, Vol. 6, pp. 217-237, 2004.

X. Huang, V. Birman, A. Nanni and G. Tunis, Properties and Potential for Application of Steel Reinforced Polymer (SRP) and Steel-Reinforced Grout (SRG) Composites, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 36, pp. 73-82, 2005.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Dynamic Stability of a Long Cylindrical Sandwich Shell
Subject to Periodic-in-Time Lateral Pressure
, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 38, pp. 591-607, 2004.

V. Birman, Dynamic Wrinkling in Sandwich Beams, Composites Part B: Engineering,
Vol. 35, pp. 665-672, 2004.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, The Estimate of the Effect of Z-Pins on the Strain Energy
Release Rate, Fracture and Fatigue in a Composite Co-Cured Z-Pinned Double Cantilever Beam
, Composite Structures, Vol. 68, pp. 53-63, 2005.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Effect of Z-Pins on Fracture in Composite Cocured Double
Cantilever Beams
, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 51-59, 2005.

V. Birman, Thermomechanical Wrinkling in Sandwich Composite Structures, AIAA
Journal, Vol. 42, pp. 1474-1479, 2004.

V. Birman, Response of a Sandwich Plate to Elevated Temperature on One of the
Surfaces
, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. In press.

V. Birman, G.A. Kardomateas, G.J. Simitses and R. Li, Response of Sandwich Panels
Subject to Fire or Elevated Temperature on One of the Surfaces
, Composites Part A:
Applied Science and Manufacturing. In press.

Thomopoulos, S., Marquez, J.P., Weinberger, B., Birman, V. and Genin, G., Collagen
Fiber Orientation at the Tendon to Bone Insertion, and its Influence on Load Transfer
,
Journal of Biomechanics. In press.

B. Barton, E. Wobbe, L.R. Dharani, P. Silva, V. Birman, A. Nanni, T. Alkhrdaji, J. Thomas
and G. Tunis, Charcaterization of PC Beams Strengthened by Steel Reinforced Polymer and Grout (SRP & SRG) Composites, Materials Science and Engineering, Series A. In press.

G.A. Kardomateas, L. Liu, V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Thermal Buckling/Bending of a
Fire-Exposed Axially Restrained Composite Column/Plate
, Composites Part A: Applied
Science and Manufacturing. In press.

V. Birman and E. Suhir, Effect of Material Nonlinearity on the Mechanical Response of
some Piezo-Electric and Photonic Systems
, Chapter in the book Micro and Opto
Electronic Materials: Physics, Mechanics, Materials, Reliability and Packaging, Eds. Suhir,
E., Wong, C.-F. and Lee, Y.C., Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2006. In press.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Effectiveness of Z-Pins in Preventing Delamination of Co-
Cured Composite Joints on the Example of a Double Cantilever Test
, Composites Part B: Engineering. In press.

 

NASA and Air Force Reports

D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Sensors, NASA TM 106611, 1994.

V. Birman, D.A. Saravanos and D.A. Hopkins, Micromechanics of Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in Uniform Thermal Fields, NASA TM 107011, 1995.

V. Birman, L.N.B. Gumandi and A.N. Palazotto, Analysis of Sandwich Plates with 2-D Truss Core Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact, Report AFIT/ENY/TR-95-04, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, October 1995.

L. Byrd and V. Birman, Review of Fracture and Fatigue in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Report AFRL-VA-WP-TR-1999-3023, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1999.

A. Palazotto and V. Birman, A Selective Review of Sonic Fatigue in Aircraft Structures, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2004.

 

Conference Proceedings and Chapters in Books

  1. V. Birman and V.S. Kalinin, On the Influence of Transverse Vibration on Stability of Plates and Shells, Proceedings of 10-th All-Union Conference on Theory of Shells and Plates, Vol. 1, pp. 529-537. Tbilisi, 1975 (in Russian).
  2. V. Birman, Note on the Stability of Vibrations of Rectangular Plates with Initial Imperfections, Collection of Papers of the 21st Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, Ayalon Offset Ltd., Haifa, pp. 126-131, 1979.
  3. I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and J. Singer, Influence of Initial Imperfections on Nonlinear Free Vibration of Elastic Bars, Collection of Papers of the 26th Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, Ayalon Offset Ltd., Haifa, pp. 277-283, 1984.
  4. I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and C.W. Bert, On Free Vibration of Structures with Different Tension and Compression Moduli, Material Nonlinearity in Vibration Problems, Ed. M. Sathyamoorthy, AMD-Vol. 71, ASME, New York, pp. 33-40, 1985.

    V. Birman, Free Vibration of Elastically Supported Beams on Nonlinear Elastic Foundation, presented at the 1986 Winter Annual Meeting of ASME, ASME Paper 86-WA/APM-44.
  5. A. Suda, R. Latorre and V. Birman, Study of the Interaction of the Single Point Mooring Buoy and Ship Surge, Current Practices and New Technology in Ocean Engineering, Eds. T. McGuinness and H.H. Shih, OED-Vol. 11, ASME, New York, pp. 101-106, 1986.
  6. V. Birman, Nonlinear Oscillations of Long Orthotropic Rectangular Plates, Proceedings of the Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, April 1986, Columbia, South Carolina, Vol. 1, pp. 213-217, 1986.
  7. V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Nonlinear Beam-Type Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells, Collection of Technical Papers, AIAA/ASME/AHS 27-th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Part 2, pp. 564-568, 1986.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (see Refereed paper #16).
  8. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Thick Orthotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells, Proceedings of Euromech Colloquium 219, 1986, Refined Dynamical Theories of Beams, Plates and Shells and Their Applications, Eds. H. Irretier and I. Elishakoff, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 235-244, 1987.
  9. V. Birman, Effect of Shear Deformation and Rotatory Inertia on Dynamic Buckling of Elastic Plates, Paper OMAE-87-696, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, March, 1987, Eds. J.S. Chung, S. Berg, S.K. Chakrabarti and S.R. Montgomery, Vol. II, pp. 429-434, 1987.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (see Refereed paper #21).
  10. V. Birman, Dynamic Buckling of Antisymmetrically Laminated Imperfect Rectangular Plates, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Composite Structures, Ed. I.H. Marshall, Elsevier Applied Science, London, Vol. 1, pp. 1.509-1.518, 1987.
  11. V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Response of Composite Plates to Blast Loading, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Composite Materials, Eds. F.L. Matthews, et.al, Elsevier Applied Science, London, Vol. 5, pp. 5.192-5.201, 1987.
  12. V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Nonlinear Parametric Instability of Antisymmetrically Laminated Angle-Ply Plates, Proceedings of the 28-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Monterey, California, April 1987, Part 2A, pp. 198-205, 1987.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in Dynamics and Stability of Systems (see Refereed paper #23).
  13. V. Birman, Parametric Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells Subject to Transverse Static Load, Developments in Mechanics, Proceedings of the Twentieth Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Eds. W. Soedel and J.F. Hamilton, Purdue University, Indiana, Vol. 14(a), pp. 263-267, 1987.
  14. V. Birman and H. Zahed, Effect of Initial Imperfections on Nonlinear Dynamic Stability of Antisymmetric Angle Ply Plates, Developments in Mechanics, Proceedings of the Twentieth Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Eds. W. Soedel and J.F. Hamilton, Purdue University, Indiana, Vol. (C), pp. 1060-1065, 1987.
  15. V. Birman and P. Twinprawate, Free Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells Subjected to Static Transverse Load, Developments in Mechanics, Proceedings of the Twentieth Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Eds. W. Soedel and J.F. Hamilton, Purdue University, Indiana, Vol. 14(a), pp. 257-262, 1987.
  16. V. Birman and R. Latorre, Soviet Technique for Estimating Post-Welded Deflection: Case of Butt Welding, Proceedings of the 1987 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. 15, SNAME, New Orleans, 1987.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the Journal of Ship Production (see Refereed paper #32).
  17. V. Birman, Resistance of Composite Structures to Impact Loads, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Eds. M.M. Salama, et.al., Vol. III, pp. 19-24, ASME, Houston, 1988.
  18. V. Birman, C.W. Bert and I. Elishakoff, Effect of Aerodynamic Heating on Flutter of a Laminated Composite Plate, Proceedings of the 26th International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, pp. 1886-1892, 1988.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in Composite Structures (see Refereed paper #33).
  19. V. Birman, Response of Symmetrically Laminated Plates to Thermal Dynamic Loading, Advances in Macro-Mechanics of Composite Material Vessels and Composites, Eds. D. Hui and T.J. Kozik, Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Pittsburgh, 1988, PVP-Vol. 146, pp. 103-108, 1988.
  20. V. Birman, Divergence Instability of Reinforced Composite Cylindrical Shells, Recent Advances in the Macro- and Micro-Mechanics of Composite Materials Structures, Eds. D. Hui and J.R. Vinson, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AD-Vol. 13, pp. 169-176, 1988.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the International Journal of Solids and Structures (see Refereed paper #34).
  21. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Response of Prestressed Cylindrically Curved Composite Structures Subjected to Low Velocity Impact, Proceedings of the Fourth Japan-U.S. Conference on Composite Materials, Washington D.C., pp. 43-52, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1989.
  22. V. Birman, Axisymmetric Panel Flutter of Ring-Reinforced Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 30th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (1989), Part 1, Collection of Technical Papers, pp. 62-67, AIAA, Washington D.C., 1989.
  23. V. Birman and E. Sarasart, Blast Resistance of Reinforced Panels, Transactions of the 1989 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, pp. S6-1-1 - S6-1-7, 1989.
  24. V. Birman, Thermal Shock of Reinforced Composite Cylinders, in Vibration and Behavior of Composite Structures, Eds. C. Mei, H.F. Wolfe and I. Elishakoff, (AD-Vol. 14), ASME, New York, pp. 65-73, 1989.
  25. V. Birman, Statics of Reinforced Rectangular Panels in a Thermal Field, in Recent Developments in Buckling of Structures, Eds. D. Hui, V. Birman and D. Bushnell, (PVP - Vol. 183, AD - Vol. 18), ASME, New York, pp. 49-54, 1989.
  26. V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problem of a Thick Orthotropic Beam on Two-Dimensional Elastic Foundation, ASME Paper 89 -WA/EEP-12, 1989.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging (see
    Refereed paper #38).
  27. V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problems of Multilayered Cylinder, Proceedings of the Second Intersociety Conference on Thermal Phenomena in Electronic Systems, I-Thermo II, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 33-39, 1990.
  28. V. Birman, Thermal Bending of Shear Deformable Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells Reinforced by Cylindrically Orthotropic Rings, Thermal Effects on Structures and Materials, Eds. V. Birman and D. Hui, (PVP-Vol. 203, AMD-Vol. 110), ASME, pp. 43-52, New York, 1990.
    Note: This paper was reprinted in the International Journal of Solids and Structures (see
    Refereed paper #41).
  29. V. Birman, Nonlinear Pseudo-Axisymmetric Bending of Generally Laminated Cylindrical Shells, Recent Developments in Elasticity, Eds. R.C. Batra and G.P. MacSithigh (AMD-Vol. 124), ASME, pp. 91-96, New York, 1991.
  30. C.W. Bert, C.D. Kim and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Composite Material Circular Cylindrical Shells with Orthogonal Stiffeners, Proceedings of the ASCE Ninth Engineering Mechanics Conference, Eds. L.D. Lutes and J.N. Niedzwecki, ASCE, pp. 652-655, New York, 1992.
  31. V. Birman, Theory of Geometrically Nonlinear Composite Plates with Piezoelectric Stiffeners, Active Control of Noise and Vibration - 1992, Eds. C., J. Radcliffe, K.- W. Wang, H.S. Tzou and E.W. Hendricks, DSC - Vol. 38, ASME, pp. 231-238, New York, 1992.
  32. V. Birman and A. Nagar, Crack Arrester Layers Technique in Composite Plates, Fracture Damage , Ed. A. Nagar, AD - Vol. 27, ASME, pp. 37-46, New York, 1992.
  33. V. Birman and A. Nagar, "An Approach to Three-Dimensional Analysis of Finite Three-Layered Composite Plates with a Through Crack, Proceedings of the 34-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 1993. LaJolla, CA, pp. 1352-1359. (AIAA Paper 93-1459 CP).
  34. V. Birman, Theory of Sandwich Plates with Piezoelectric Reinforcements, in Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, Eds. N.W. Hagood and G.J. Knowles, SPIE-The Int. Soc. for Optical Engineering, Vol. 1917, Part I, pp. 461-472, 1993. Proceedings of the Conference on Smart Materials and Structures, The International Society for Optical Engineering, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 1993.
  35. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Thermal Instability of Fiber Coatings, Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Composite Materials, Madrid, Spain, Vol. VI, pp. 543-550, 1993.
  36. V. Birman and S. Adali, Active Optimum Control of Orthotropic Plates Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners, in Intelligent Structures, Materials and Vibrations, Eds. M. Shahinpoor and H.S. Tzou, ASME Press, New York pp. 43-49, 1993. Proceedings of the 1993 ASME 14th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September, 1993.
  37. C.W. Bert, C-D. Kim and V. Birman, Analysis of Coating Instability in Composites with Coated Graphite Fibers Subjected to Uniaxial Loading and Temperature Change, in Composite Materials and Structures, Eds. C.W. Bert, V. Birman and D. Hui, ASME Press, New York, pp. 47-54, 1993.
  38. V. Birman, Thermoelastic Theory of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space (Space 94), Eds. R.G. Galloway and S. Lokaj, ASCE, New York, Vol. 1, pp. 80-88, 1994.
  39. V. Birman, Axisymmetric Vibrations of Thick-Walled Cylindrical Tubes in the Presence of Thermal Residual Stresses, Proceedings of the 4-th International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space (Space 94), Eds. R.G. Galloway and S. Lokaj, ASCE, New York, Vol. 1, pp. 257-265, 1994.
  40. D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Sensors, AIAA Paper 94-1754, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Adaptive Structures Forum, Proceedings, pp. 181-191, 1994.
  41. V. Birman and A. Goldenberg, Frequency Method of Detection of Local Damage in Composites, Proceedings of the 1994 ASME Winter Annual Meeting. Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention of Composite and Active Materials, Eds. E. Sancaktar and J.S. Lee, DE-Vol.79, ASME, New York, pp. 107-112, 1994.
  42. V. Birman, Generalization of Hoff's Method to Design of Composite Columns Subjected to Creep, Proceedings of the Fourth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM IV). Applied Mechanics in the Americas, Vol. III, Eds. L.A. Godoy, et al, pp. 223-228, American Academy of Mechanics, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1995.
  43. D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Micromechanics and Stress Analysis of Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in Uniform Thermal Fields, AIAA Paper AIAA-95-1210-CP, Proceedings of the 36-th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 433-443, AIAA, 1995.
  44. V. Birman, Buckling of Functionally Graded Hybrid Composite Plates, Engineering Mechanics, Proceedings of the 10-th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ed. S. Sture, Vol. 2, pp. 1199-1202, ASCE, New York, 1995.
  45. V. Birman, Effect of Temperature on Accurate Interpretation of Data from Piezoelectric Sensors, Engineering Mechanics, Proceedings of the 10-th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ed. S. Sture, Vol. 2, pp. 762-765, ASCE, New York, 1995.
  46. V. Birman and A. Simonyan, Optimum Design of Sandwich Panels with Piezoelectric or Shape Memory Alloy Actuators, in Vibration Control, Analysis, and Identification, Proceedings of the Symposium on Intelligent Structures and Vibrations at the ASME 15-th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Vol. 3, Part C, pp. 627-637, ASME Press, New York, 1995.
  47. V. Birman, Theory of Cylindrical Composite Pressure Vessels with Shape Memory Ring
    Stiffeners
    , Proceedings of the 37-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Mechanics Conference, Part 4, pp. 2613-2616, 1996. AIAA Paper AIAA-96-1623-CP, AIAA, Reston, Virginia.
  48. V. Birman, Optimum Design of Hybrid Shape Memory Alloy Sandwich Panels for Maximum Natural Frequencies, Proceedings of the 1996 SPIE Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, Ed. C.R. Crowe, SPIE, Vol. 2721, pp. 263-272, Washington, DC, 1996.
  49. V. Birman, Review of Constitutive Equations for Shape Memory Alloys, Proceedings of the 11-th ASCE Conference on Engineering Mechanics, Eds. Y.K. Lin and T.C. Sun, pp. 792-795, ASCE, New York, 1996.
  50. V. Birman, Mechanics of Long Cylindrical Composite Shells with Shape Memory Alloy Stiffeners, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Eds. S. Adali and V. Verijenko, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, pp. 37-42, 1996.
  51. V. Birman, Control of Thermal Deformations of Integrated Optical and Shape Memory Alloy Fibers, EEP-Vol. 16, Structural Analysis in Microelectronics and Fiber Optics, Proc. of the 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, Ed. E. Suhir, pp. 133-139, ASME Press, New York.
  52. V. Birman, Comparison of Effectiveness of Shape Memory Alloy and Composite Stiffeners in Stability Problems of Composite Shells and Plates, AD-Vol. 52, Proceedings of the ASME Aerospace Division, 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, Eds., J.C.I. Chang et al., pp. 547-555, 1996, ASME Press, New York.
  53. V. Birman, Effect of SMA Dampers on Nonlinear Vibrations of Elastic Structures, Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, Eds. V.V. Varadan and J. Chandra, Proceedings of SPIE (Int. Soc. Optical Engineering) SPIE-Vol. 3039, pp. 268-276, Bellingham, Washington, 1997.
  54. V. Birman, Stress Distribution in an Infinite Shape Memory Alloy Plate with a Circular Hole Subjected to Biaxial Tension, Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, Eds. V.V. Varadan and J. Chandra, Proceedings of SPIE (Int. Soc. Optical Engineering), SPIE Vol.
    3039, pp. 498-506, Bellingham, Washington, 1997.
  55. V. Birman, Fracture Mechanics Problem for a Shape Memory Alloy Plate, Structural Health Monitoring, Current Status and Perspectives, Ed. F.-K. Chang, (Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring), Technomic, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 220-228, 1997.
  56. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Stress Dependency of the Thermoelastic and Piezoelectric Coefficients, Analysis and Design Issues for Modern Aerospace Vehicles, Ed. G.J. Simitses, AD-Vol. 55, (Proceedings of the 1997 International Mechanical Engineering Congress), ASME Press, New York, pp. 265-269, 1997.
  57. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Modeling of a Shape-Memory Alloy Sheet with a Circular Hole and Subjected to Arbitrary In-plane Loading, Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Symposium on Smart Materials and Structures, Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, Ed. V.V. Varadan, SPIE, Vol. 3323, pp. 503-511, 1998.
  58. V. Birman, Temperature Rise in Materials Subjected to Rapid Cyclic Loading, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Non-Linear problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, Florida, Ed. S. Sivasundaram, European Conference Publications, Cambridge, UK, Vol. 1, pp. 119-126, 1999.
  59. V. Birman and L. Byrd, Creep of Unidirectional Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Forum, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, Vol. 2, pp. 65-70, 1998.
  60. L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Theoretical Foundations for Nondestructive Detection of Cracks in Ceramic Matrix Composites Based on Surface Temperature, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Eds. S. Adali, E.V. Morozov and V.E. Verijenko, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, pp. 495-500, 1998.
  61. J. Murray, G.J. Knowles, and V. Birman, Piezoelectronics Theory of Composite Spherical Shells, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Eds. G.R. Tomlinson and W.A. Bullough, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, England, pp. 635-642, 1998.
  62. V. Birman and G. J. Simitses, Theory of Box-Type Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Facings Subjected to Thermomechanical Loads, Proceedings of the 1998 ASME International Congress, Recent Advances in Mechanics of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Ed. B.V. Sankar, ASME, New York, pp. 151-163, 1998.
  63. V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Stiffness of Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, Proceedings of the 40th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 2, AIAA, Washington, DC, pp. 1135-1143, 1999 (AIAA Paper AIAA-99-1331).
  64. V. Birman, Stiffness of Smart Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in the Presence of Matrix Cracks, Proceedings of the 1999 SPIE Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, Ed. V.V. Varadan, SPIE, Vol. 3667, Bellingham, Washington, pp. 578-585, 1999.
  65. V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Theoretical Foundations of Using Thermography for Nondestructive Detection of Matrix Cracks in Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop for Health Monitoring, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Structural Health Monitoring, Ed. F.-K. Chang, Technomic, Basel, pp. 821-829, 1999.
  66. G.J. Simitses, G. Song and V. Birman, Similarity Conditions for Cylindrical and Flat Sandwich Panels, Proceedings of the 1999 ASME Summer Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, Eds. R.C. Batra and E.G. Henneke, ASME Press, New York, p. 324.
  67. G.J. Simitses, G. Song, V. Birman and Y. Frostig, Similarity Conditions for Sandwich Shell-Like Configurations, Proceedings of the 1999 ASME International Congress. Advances in Aerospace Materials and Structures, Ed. G. Newaz, ASME (AD-Vol. 58), New York, pp. 65-78, 1999.
  68. V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Stability of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Facings, Proceedings of the 1999 ASME International Congress. Advances in Aerospace Materials and Structures, Ed. G. Newaz, ASME (AD-Vol. 58), New York, pp. 41-51, 1999.
  69. V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Elliptical Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Dissimilar Facings, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Composite Materials, Paris, July 1999. Available on a CD.
  70. V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Woven Facings, Proceedings of the 1999 American Society for Composites Conference (Fourteenth Technical Conference), Ed. J.W. Whitney, Technomic, Lancaster, pp.395-402, 1999.
  71. C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Bending and Stretching of a Rotating Circular Plate with Moderate Tilt, AIAA paper AIAA 99-1304, 1999.
  72. V. Birman, Research Issues Related to Industrial Applications of Ceramic Matrix Composites, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST/3), Eds. S. Adali, E.V. Morozov and V.E. Verijenko, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, pp. 1-20, 2000.
  73. V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Vibrations of Sandwich Panels with Matrix Cracks in the Facings, Sandwich Construction 5, Vol. II, Eds. H.-R. Meyer-Piening and D. Zenkert, EMAS Publishers, Zurich, pp. 753-764, 2000.
  74. V. Birman, G.J. Simitses and L. Shen, Stability of Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Stiffened Facings, Mechanics of Sandwich Structures (AD-Vol. 62 and AMD-Vol. 245), Eds. Y.D.S. Rajapakse, G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, ASME Press, New York, pp. 101-115, 2000.
  75. V. Birman and C.W. Bert, On the Choice of Shear Correction Factor in Sandwich Structures, Mechanics of Sandwich Structures (AD-Vol. 62 and AMD-Vol. 245), Eds. Y.D.S. Rajapakse, G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, ASME Press, New York, pp. 277-285, 2000.
  76. A. Tabiei, R. Tanov and V. Birman, Sandwich Shell Finite Element for Dynamic Explicit Analysis, Mechanics of Sandwich Structures (AD-Vol. 62 and AMD-Vol. 245), Eds. Y.D.S. Rajapakse, G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, ASME Press, New York, pp. 245-227, 2000.
  77. C. Kocher, W. Watson, M. Gomez, I. Gonzalez and V. Birman, Integrity of Multi-Skin Sandwich Panels and Beams with Truss-Reinforced Cores, The 2001 AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. Also, AIAA Paper 00-1637.
  78. V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Vibrations of a Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composite Beam with Matrix Cracks in Longitudinal and Transverse Layers, Advances in Fracture Research, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Fracture, Eds. K. Ravi-Chandar et al., Paper ICF100524OR, Elsevier, 2001.
  79. V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, On the Prediction of Damping in Composite and Sandwich Structures, Proceedings of the 2001 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME Press, New York, New York, Paper IMECE2001/AMD-25409, November 2001.
  80. V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Damping in Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, in Contemporary Research in Engineering Mechanics, Eds. G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, ASME Press (Volumes AD-Vol. 65 and AMD-Vol. 249), New York, pages 281-289, 2002.
  81. S. Cargill and V. Birman, Analysis of Sandwich Panels with a Web-Reinforced Foam Core Subjected to Transverse Pressure, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 17th Technical Conference. Paper #103, 2002.
  82. V. Birman, Dynamic Wrinkling of Facings in Sandwich Panels and Beams Subjected to Periodic Excitation, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Eds. J.R. Vinson, Y.D.S. Rajapakse and G.A. Kardomateas, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 172-180, 2003.
  83. X. Huang, V. Birman, A. Nanni and G. Tunis, Innovative Composite Materials: Steel
    Reinforced Polymer (SRP) and Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG)
    , Tenth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/10), Book of extended abstracts, Edited by D. Hui, International Community for Composites Engineering and College of Engineering of the University of New Orleans, pp. 261-262, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003.
  84. V. Birman, Effect of Elevated Temperature on Wrinkling in Composite Sandwich Panels, SAMPE Conference Proceedings (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), May 2004.
  85. E. Wobbe, P. Silva, B.L. Barton, L.R. Dharani, V. Birman, A. Nanni, T. Alkhrdaji, J. Thomas and G. Tunis, Flexural Capacity of RC Beams Externally Bonded with SRP and SRG, SAMPE Conference Proceedings (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), May 2004.
  86. V. Birman, Thermomechanical Wrinkling in Sandwich Panels with a Nonuniform Temperature Distribution, Proceedings of ICCES 04 (International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, July 26-29, Madeira, Portugal), Advances in Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science, Tech Science Press (CD-ROM), pp. 333-338, July 2004.
  87. G. Knowles, R. Bird and V. Birman, Shape Memory Alloy Springs used as Reduced Power/Weight Actuators, Paper IMECE2004-60401, 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, (CD ROM disc), November 2004.
  88. B. Barton, E. Wobbe, L.R. Dharani, P. Silva, V. Birman, A. Nanni, T. Alkhrdaji, J. Thomas and G. Tunis, Characterization of RC Beams Strengthened by Steel Reinforced Polymer and Grout (SRP & SRG) Composites, Proceedings of ICRACM-2004: International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, p. 36 (abstract). Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, December 2004.
  89. V. Birman, Effect of Physical Nonlinearity on Vibrations of Piezoelectric Rods, paper IMECE2005-79112, 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, (CD ROM disc), November 2005.

 

Invited Lectures

Some of the invited lectures listed below as well as some of the conference presentations included in the next section were published in conference proceedings. Therefore, overlapping of the titles is possible.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Thick Orthotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells, 23rd Annual Meeting, Society of Engineering Science, Buffalo, August 1986.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Thick Orthotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells, European Mechanics Colloquium on Refined Dynamic Theories of Beams, Plates and Shells and Their Applications, Kassel, West Germany, Sept. 1986.

V. Birman and H. Zahed, Effect of Initial Imperfections on Nonlinear Dynamic Stability of Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Plates, 20th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Purdue University, Aug./Sept. 1987.

V. Birman and P. Twinprawate, Free Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells Subjected to Static Transverse Load, 20th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Purdue University, Aug./Sept. 1987.

V. Birman, Thermal Dynamic Buckling of Isotropic and Composite Plates, 24th Annual Meeting, Society of Engineering Science, Salt Lake City, Sept. 1987.

V. Birman, Resistance of Composite Structures to Impact Loads, the 7th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Houston, Feb. 1988.

V. Birman, Response of Symmetrically Laminated Plates to Thermal Dynamic Loading, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Pittsburgh, June 1988.

V. Birman, Divergence Instability of Stiffened Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells, The 1988 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, December 1988.

V. Birman, Statics of Reinforced Rectangular Panels in a Thermal Field, The 1989 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 1989.

V. Birman, Pseudo-Axisymmetric Bending of Cylindrical Shells Subjected to Pressure, Axial Load and Torsion, Second International Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Washington D.C., July 1991. Invited by Prof. L. Librescu (Virginia Tech).

V. Birman and A. Gonzalez, Three-Dimensional Thermoelastic Analysis of a Transversely Isotropic Plate with a Circular Hole, Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Mechanics Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1993. Invited by Prof. L. Librescu (Virginia Tech).

V. Birman, Theory of Sandwich Plates with Piezoelectric Reinforcements, The SPIE 1993 North American Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb. 1993. Invited by Dr. Gary L. Anderson (US Army Research Office).

S. Adali and V. Birman, Optimal Design of Orthotropic Plates with Piezoelectric Stiffeners Subjected to Uncertain Impulse Loading, Joint ASME-ASCE-SES Mechanics Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1993. Invited by Professor J.N. Reddy (Texas A & M University).

V. Birman, Problems of Active Control and Optimization of Composite and Sandwich Panels Using Piezoelectric Stiffener Actuators, The First Army Research Office Workshop on Smart Structures, Arlington, Texas, Sept. 1993. Invited by Dr. Gary L. Anderson (US Army Research Office) and Professor S. Joshi (University of Texas - Arlington).

V. Birman and S. Adali, Active Optimum Control of Orthotropic Plates Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners, the 14th ASME Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sept. 1993. Invited by Prof H.-S. Tzou (University of Kentucky).

V. Birman, Thermoelastic Theory of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Piezoelectric Sensors or Actuators, The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Space (Space 94), Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb.-March 1994. Invited by Profs. A. Palazotto (Air Force Institute of Technology) and R. Raouf (U.S. Naval Academy).

V. Birman, Axisymmetric Vibrations of Thick-Walled Cylindrical Tubes in the Presence of Thermal Residual Stresses, The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Space (Space 94), Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb.-March 1994. Invited by Prof. M.J. Pindera (University of Virginia).

V. Birman and A. Goldenberg, Frequency Method of Detection of Local Damage in Composites, The 1994 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 1994. Invited by Prof. Jong Lee (Clarkson University).

V. Birman, Buckling of Functionally Graded Hybrid Composite Plates, The 1995 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995. Invited by Prof. Marek-Jerzy Pindera (University of Virginia).

V. Birman, Effects of Temperature on Accurate Data Interpretation from Piezoelectric Sensors, The 1995 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995. Invited by Prof. J.S. Lee (Clarkson University).

V. Birman and K. Chandrashekhara, Optimization of Shape Memory Alloy Hybrid Composite Plates Subjected to Low- Velocity Impact, International Conference on Composites Engineering II (ICCE-2), New Orleans, August 1995. Invited by Profs. V. Verijenko and S. Adali (University of Natal, South Africa).

V. Birman and A. Simonyan, Optimum Design of Sandwich Panels with Piezoelectric and Shape Memory Alloy Actuators, The 15th ASME Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibrations and Noise, Boston, September 1995. Invited by Prof. H-S. Tzou (University of Kentucky).

V. Birman, Stability of Functionally Graded Shape Memory Alloy Sandwich Plates, The Second Army Research Office Workshop on Smart Structures, The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, September 1995. Invited by Dr. Gary L. Anderson (US Army Research Office).

V. Birman, Enhancement of the Stability of Functionally Graded Shape Memory Alloy Composite Plates, The 32-nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, New Orleans, October-November, 1995. Invited by Prof. G.A. Kardomateas (Georgia Tech).

V. Birman, Stress Concentration in a Shape Memory Alloy Plate Subjected to a Biaxial Tension/Compression, SPIE’s 4th Annual Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, March 1997. Invited by Prof. R.C. Batra (Virginia Tech).

V. Birman, Effect of SMA Actuators on Free Nonlinear Vibrations of Elastic Beams: Closed Form Solution, SPIE’s 4th Annual Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, March 1997. Invited by Prof. N.R. Sottos (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Modeling of a Shape Memory Alloy Sheet with a Circular Hole and Subjected to Arbitrary In-Plane Loading, SPIE’s 5th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, March 1998. Invited by Prof. L. Librescu (Virginia Tech).

V. Birman, Temperature Rise in Materials Subjected to Rapid Cyclic Loading, 2nd International Conference on Non-Linear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, FL, April-May, 1998. Invited by Prof. M. Ferman (St. Louis University, St. Louis).

V. Birman and L. Byrd, Creep of Unidirectional Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Forum, Toronto, Canada, May 1998. Invited by Professor A. Kalamkarov (Technical University of Nova Scotia).

V. Birman, S. Griffin, G.J. Knowles and J.J. Murray, Axisymmetric Dynamics of Composite Spherical Panels with Composite and Active Piezoelectric Stiffeners, 35th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Pullman, Washington, September 1998. Invited by Prof. Hans Irschik (University of Linz, Austria).

V. Birman, Stiffness of Smart Composites with Shape Memory A


Conference Presentations

V. Birman and V.S. Kalinin, On the Influence of Transverse Vibrations on Stability of Plates and Shells, The X-th All-Union Conference on Theory of Shells and Plates, USSR, September 1975.

V. Birman, Stability of Vibrations of Rectangular Plates with Initial Imperfections, 21st Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, Israel, February 1979.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and J. Singer, Influence of Initial Imperfections on Nonlinear Free Vibration of Elastic Bars, 26th Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, February 1984.

V. Birman and R. Latorre, Study of the Range of Simple Harmonic Response in Non-Linear Ship Rolling 19th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Ohio, September 1985 (abstract published in Proceedings of the Conference: Developments in Mechanics, Vol. 13, pp. 347-348).

V. Birman, Influence of Axisymmetric Imperfections on Dynamic Response of Cylindrical Shells, 22nd Annual Technical Meeting, Society of Engineering Science, Pennsylvania, October 1985.

I. Elishakoff, V. Birman and C.W. Bert, On Free Vibration of Structures with Different Tension and Compression Moduli, The 1985 Winter Annual Meeting of ASME; Symposium on Material Nonlinearity in Vibration Problems, Miami, November 1985.

A. Suda, R. Latorre and V. Birman, Study of the Interaction of the Single Point Mooring Buoy and Ship Surge, The Ninth Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference, New Orleans, February 1986.

V. Birman, Nonlinear Oscillations of Long Orthotropic Rectangular Plates, The XIII-th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Columbia, South Carolina, April 1986.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Non-linear Beam-type Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells, 27th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, San Antonio, May 1986.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Shear Deformable Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Plates, The X-th U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, Austin, June 1986.

V. Birman, On the Effects of Nonlinear Elastic Foundation on Free Vibration of Beams, The 1986 Winter Annual Meeting of ASME, Anaheim, December 1986.

V. Birman, Effect of Shear Deformation and Rotatory Inertia on Dynamic Buckling of Elastic Plates, The 6-th International Symposium on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Houston, March 1987.

V. Birman, Dynamic Buckling of Antisymmetrically Laminated Imperfect Rectangular Plates, The Fourth International Conference on Composite Structures, Paisley, Scotland, July 1987.

V. Birman and R. Latorre, Soviet Technique for Estimating Post-Welded Deflection: Case of Butt Welding, The 1987 Ship Production Symposium, New Orleans, August 1987.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, Response of Composite Structures to Blast Loading, The Sixth International Conference on Composite Materials, London, July 1987. Poster session.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, "Nonlinear Parametric Instability of Antisymmetrically Laminated Angle-Ply Plates", The 28-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Monterey, April 1987.

V. Birman, Parametric Vibrations of Long Cylindrical Shells Subject to Transverse Static Load, Twentieth Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Aug./Sept. 1987.

V. Birman and P. Twinprawate, Free Vibrations of Pipes Containing Fluid, The 3rd Annual Current Practices and New Technology in Ocean Engineering Symposium (Energy-Sources Technology Conference), New Orleans, January 1988.

V. Birman, Flutter of Stiffened Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells with Initial Imperfections, The ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 1988.

V. Birman, C.W. Bert and I. Elishakoff, Effect of Aerodynamic Heating on Flutter of a Laminated Composite Plate, The 26th International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, August 1988.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Response of Prestressed Cylindrically Curved Composite Structures Subjected to Low Velocity Impact, The 4-th Japan-U.S. Conference on Composite Materials, Washington D.C., June 1988.

D. Durban and V. Birman, Elasto-Plastic Strain Concentration at a Circular Hole Embedded in an Anisotropic Sheet, The 30-th Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics, Israel, February 1989.

V. Birman and L. Librescu, Supersonic Flutter of Shear Deformable Composite Flat Panels, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 30-th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Mobile, Alabama, April 1989.

V. Birman, Axisymmetric Panel Flutter of Ring-Reinforced Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells, AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 30-th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Mobile, Alabama, April 1989.

V. Birman and E. Sarasart, Blast Resistance of Reinforced Panels, 1989 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1989.

V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problem of a Thick Orthotropic Beam on Two-Dimensional Elastic Foundation, The 1989 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 1989.

V. Birman, Thermal Shock of Reinforced Composite Cylinders, The 1989 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 1989.

V. Birman, Axisymmetric Thermal Problems of Transversely Isotropic Multi-Layered Spherical Shells, The XV-th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1990.

V. Birman, Thermoelastic Problems of Multilayered Cylinders, The 2nd Intersociety Conference on Thermal Phenomena in Electronic Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1990.

V. Birman, Thermal Bending of Shear Deformable Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells Reinforced by Cylindrically Orthotropic Rings, The 1990 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dallas, November 1990.

A. Kiaye, C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Analysis of Vibrations of Discreetly Reinforced Composite Cylindrical Shells, AIAA/ASME Oklahoma Symposium XI, Stillwater, OK, February 1991.

V. Birman and M.G. Magid, Semi-Membrane Theory for Solution of Dynamic Problems of Long Composite Cylindrical Shells, The 13-th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Miami, Florida, September 1991.

V. Birman, Nonlinear Pseudo-Axisymmetric Bending of Generally Laminated Cylindrical Shells, The 1991 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, December 1991.

V. Birman, Dynamic and Static Pseudo-Axisymmetric Thermal Problems of Generally Laminated Cylindrical Shells, The ASME Summer Mechanics and Materials Conference, Tempe, Arizona, April-May 1992.

C.W. Bert, C.D. Kim and V. Birman, Dynamic Stability of Composite Material Circular Cylindrical Shells with Orthotropic Stiffeners, The Ninth ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, College Station, Texas, May 1992.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Buckling of a Coating Bonded to a Round Bar Subjected to Axial Extension, The 29th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, San Diego, California September 1992.

V. Birman, Theory of Geometrically Nonlinear Composite Plates with Piezoelectric Stiffeners. The 1992 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, November 1992.

V. Birman and A. Nagar, Crack Arrester Layers Technique for Composite Plates. The 1992 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, November 1992.

V. Birman and A. Nagar, An Approach to Three-Dimensional Analysis of Finite Three-Layered Composite Plates with a Through Crack, The 34-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, LaJolla, California, April 1993.

C.W. Bert, C-D. Kim and V. Birman, Analysis of Coating Instability in Composites with Coated Graphite Fibers Subjected to Uniaxial Loading and Temperature Change, The 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1993.

D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Sensors, The 35th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, April 1994.

D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Sensory Composite Beams for Delamination Detection in Thermal Environments, The First International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE-1), New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1994.

D.A. Saravanos, V. Birman and D.A. Hopkins, Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Operating at Elevated Temperature, The 1994 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 1994.

V. Birman, Optimum Design of Hybrid Shape Memory Alloy Sandwich Panels for Maximum Natural Frequencies, The 1996 SPIE Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California, February 1996.

V. Birman, Theory of Cylindrical Composite Pressure Vessels with Shape Memory Ring
Stiffeners
, The 37-th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1996.

V. Birman, Control of Thermal Deformations of Integrated Optical and Shape Memory Alloy Fibers, The 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1996.

V. Birman, Comparison of Effectiveness of Shape Memory Alloy and Composite Stiffeners in Stability Problems of Composite Shells and Plates, The 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1996.

V. Birman, Fracture Mechanics Problem for a Shape Memory Alloy Plate, The International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford University, Stanford, California, September 1997.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Stress Dependency of the Thermoelastic and Piezoelectric Coefficients, The 1997 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Theoretical Foundations for Nondestructive Detection of Cracks in Ceramic Matrix Composites Based on Surface Temperature, Second International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Durban, South Africa, June 1998.

V. Birman, G.J. Knowles and J. Murray, Dynamics of Piezoelectrically and Mechanically Reinforced Spherical Caps, The Fifth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE-5), Las Vegas, Nevada, July 1998.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Box-Type Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Facings Subjected to Thermomechanical Loads, The 1998 ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, California, November 1998.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Stiffness of Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, The 40th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, April 1999.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Selected Issues of Mechanics of Ceramic Matrix Composites with Cracks, The 1999 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1999.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Woven Dissimilar Facings, The 14th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Dayton, Ohio, September 1999.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Theory of Elliptical Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Dissimilar Facings, The 12th International Conference on Composite Materials, Paris, July 1999.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Stability of Cylindrical Sandwich Shells with Dissimilar Facings, The 1999 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1999.

G.J. Simitses, G. Song, V. Birman and Y. Frostig, Similarity Conditions for Sandwich Shell-Like Configurations, The 1999 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1999.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Theoretical Foundations for Using Thermography for Nondestructive Detection of Matrix Cracks in Ceramic Matrix Composites, The Second International Workshop for Health Monitoring, Stanford University, California, September 1999.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Vibration of Sandwich Panels with matrix Cracks in the Facings, The Fifth International Conference on Sandwich Construction, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2000.

V. Birman, G.J. Simitses and L. Shen, Stability of Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Stiffened Facings, 2000 the International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, Florida, November 2000.

V. Birman and C.W. Bert, On the Choice of Shear Correction Factor in Sandwich Structures, the 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, Florida, November 2000.

A. Tabiei, R. Tanov and V. Birman, Sandwich Shell Finite Element for Dynamic Explicit Analysis, the 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, Florida, November 2000.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, On the Feasibility of Using Thermography for Nondestructive Detection of Matrix Cracks in Ceramic Matrix Composites, The Seventh International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/7), Denver, Colorado, July 2000.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Damping in Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composites with Matrix Cracks, The 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, New York, November 2001.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Vibrations of Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composite Beam with Matrix Cracks in Longitudinal and Transverse Layers, The 10th International Congress on Fracture, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2001.

V. Birman, Damping and Wrinkling in Sandwich Panels Accounting for Biaxial State of Stresses, Office of Naval Research Review Composites for Marine Structures, May 2002.

S. Cargill and V. Birman, Analysis of Sandwich Panels with a Web-Reinforced Foam Core Subjected to Transverse Pressure, The 17th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 2002.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Design Methodology for Cocured Z-Pinned Ceramic Matrix Composite Joints, The 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2002.

C.W. Bert and V. Birman, Wrinkling of Composite Facing Sandwich Panels Under Biaxial Loading,” The 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2002.

V. Birman and G.J. Simitses, Dynamic Stability of a Long Cylindrical Shell Subjected to Periodic-in-Time Lateral Pressure, The 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2002.

X. Huang, V. Birman, A. Nanni and G. Tunis, Innovative Composite Materials: Steel
Reinforced Polymer (SRP) and Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG)
, Tenth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/10), New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2003.

V. Birman, Thermomechanical Wrinkling in Sandwich Structures, Working Group Meeting, Modeling of Composite Materials/Structures subject to Fire Research, Office of Naval Research, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, October 28, 2003.

V. Birman, Thermomechanical Wrinkling of Composite Facings in Sandwich Structures, The 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, DC, November 2003.

L.W. Byrd and V. Birman, Fracture Toughness of Z-Pinned Lapped Joints, The 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, DC, November 2003.

G.J. Simitses, G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, Thermo-Elastoviscoplastic Postbuckling Analysis of Structures, The 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, DC, November 2003.

V. Birman, Effect of Elevated Temperature on Wrinkling in Composite Sandwich Panels, Meeting SAMPE 2004 (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Long Beach, California, May 16-20, 2004.

E. Wobbe, P. Silva, B.L. Barton, L.R. Dharani, V. Birman, A. Nanni, T. Alkhrdaji, J. Thomas and G. Tunis, Flexural Capacity of RC Beams Externally Bonded with SRP and SRG, Meeting SAMPE 2004 (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Long Beach, California, May 16-20, 2004.

G.M. Genin, J.P. Marquez, V. Birman, M.J. Jakiela, S. Thomopoulos, Stress Concentration and the Optimal Morphology of Tendon to Bone Insertions, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2004 BMES Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 13-16, 2004.

V. Birman, G.J. Simitses and G.A. Kardomateas, Response of a Sandwich Panel to Elevated Temperature on one of the Surfaces, IMECE-2004 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition), Anaheim, California, November 17, 2004.

V. Birman, Bending and Wrinkling of a Sandwich Panel Subject to Compression and Elevated Temperature or Heat Flux on One of the Surfaces, Office of Naval Research Composite Materials and Structures Subjected to Fire Research Working Group Meeting, May 21 2004, Long Beach, California.

V. Birman, J. Holmes and G.A. Kardomateas, Tests and Analysis for the Compressive Behavior of Composites Following Exposure to Fire, Office of Naval Research Composite Materials and Structures Subjected to Fire Research Working Group Meeting, November 4, 2004, Washington, DC.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, Effectiveness of Z-Pins in the Enhancement of the Integrity of Co-Cured Composite Joints, IMECE 2004 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, California, November 18, 2004.

V. Birman and L.W. Byrd, On the Effectiveness of Z-Pins in Preventing Mode I Fracture in Co-Cured Joints Subject to High Temperature, IMECE 2004 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, California, November 18, 2004.

G. Knowles, R. Bird and V. Birman, Shape Memory Alloy Springs used as Reduced Power/Weight Actuators, IMECE 2004 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, California, November 16, 2004.

B. Barton, E. Wobbe, L.R. Dharani, P. Silva, V. Birman, A. Nanni, T. Alkhrdaji, J. Thomas and G. Tunis, Characterization of RC Beams Strengthened by Steel Reinforced Polymer and Grout (SRP & SRG) Composites, ICRACM-2004: International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, December 2004.

S. Thomopoulos, J.P. Marquez, B. Weinberger, V. Birman and G.M. Genin, Structural Mechanisms for Reducing Stress Concentration at the Tendon to Bone Insertion, The 51st Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, February 2005.

V. Birman, Response of Compressed Composite and Sandwich Structures Exposed to Fire, Office of Naval Research Composite Materials and Structures Subjected to Fire Research Working Group Meeting, March 16, 2005, Washington, DC.

V. Birman, G. Genin and S. Thomopoulos, An Analytical Solution for the Stress Field Along Compressive Regions of Tendon and Its Role on Proteoglycan, ASME 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, Colorado, June 22-26, 2005.

Technical Reports

V. Birman, Statement of Work for Structural Design and Analysis of a 50,000 HP Pod Propulsion Unit, 3 reports to Decision Engineering:

  • Report 1: Loads and Concepts, February 1990;
  • Report 2: Strength Analysis, April 1990;
  • Report 3: Finite Element Analysis, June 1990.

V. Birman, Study and Redesign of Medical Waste Incinerator, Report to the Deaconess
Health Services Corp., November 1991.

V. Birman, Crack Arrester Layers Technique in Composite Plates, Report to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, September 1992.

V. Birman, Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Sensors, Report to the NASA Lewis Research Center, October 1993.

V. Birman, Multimechanics and Stress Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Fibers/Wires Within a Polymer Matrix Subjected to a Uniform Temperature, Report to the NASA Lewis Research Center, September, 1994.

V. Birman, Theoretical Foundations for Detection of Post-Processing Cracks in Ceramic
Matrix Composites Based on Surface Temperature
, Report to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, July 1997.

V. Birman, Review of Sonic Fatigue in Aircraft Structures, Report to the Air Force
Institute of Technology, October 2004.

A number of reports were published during studies and research at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1979-83). However, because these reports were later republished in archival journals, they are not included in this list. Reports to industrial companies and government entities that were a part of consulting activities of Dr. Birman are also excluded.

Other Presentations

1. Recent Developments in Analytical Studies of Composite Structures, University of Missouri-Rolla, January 23, 1991.

2. The same seminar above(#1) was given at Washington University, March 4, 1991.

3. Thermoelastic Problems of Composite Shells and Plates, University of Virginia (Applied/Solid/Structural Mechanics Seminar Series), December 6, 1991.

4. Active Control of Smart Structures, NASA Lewis Research Center, July 21, 1992.

5. The same seminar above (#4) was given at the University of Missouri-Rolla, September 8, 1992.

6. A version of the same seminar (#4) was presented at the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa), January 6, 1993.

7. Introduction to Crack Arrester Layers Technique, Texas A & M University, October 27, 1992.

8. Problems of Adhesive Fracture in Solid Rocket Motors, Air Force Institute of Technology, May 21, 1993.

9. Delaminated Beams with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators, NASA Lewis Research Center, August 26, 1993.

10. Using Smart Stiffeners for Active Control of Composite Structures, Saint Louis University (Parks College), Sept. 19, 1993.

11. The same seminar abover (#10) was given at Washington University, October, 28, 1993.

12. Optimization of Active Control of Composite Panels Using Piezoelectric Actuators, The Catholic University of America, December 17, 1993.

13. Detection of Delaminations in Composite Structures Using Piezoelectric Sensors, Grumman Corporation, January 28, 1994.

14. Micromechanics for Composite Materials with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers, NASA Lewis Research Center, July 1994.

15. Properties of Shape Memory Alloy Composites, University of Missouri-Rolla, November 17, 1994.

16. The same seminar was given at St. Louis University (Parks College), February 3, 1995.

17. Review of Selected Problems in Smart and Functionally Graded Materials and Structures, The Catholic University of America, July 14, 1995.

18. Direct Energy Weapons, Joint Seminar of the ASME Aerospace Division Committee on Aerospace Structures and Materials and AFOSR, Baltimore, June 11, 1996.

19. Selected Topics of Mechanics of Smart Structures, University of Cincinnati, October 25, 1996.

20. Mechanics of Smart Structures, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, July 8, 1997.

21. Mechanics of Ceramic Matrix Composites, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, July 18, 1997.

22. Selected Issues of Smart Materials and Structures, University of Maryland Baltimore County, March 6, 1998.

23. The same lecture above (#22) was given at the University of Washington, March 17, 1998.

24. Smart Materials - Potentials, Theory, and Applications, Eglin Air Force Base, March 26, 1998.

25. Selected Issues of Smart Materials and Structures, University of Oklahoma (The
Perkinson Seminar series), April 17, 1998.

26. AFOSR New World Vistas, The 2000 Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Contractors Meeting, Columbus, Ohio October 14, 2000.

27. Selected Issues of Theory and Design of Sandwich Panels, Washington University, St.
Louis, Missouri, March 29, 2001.

28. The same lecture above (#27) was presented at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, May 17, 2001.

29. Design Methodology for Cocured Z-Pinned Ceramic Matrix Composite Joints, University of Missouri-Rolla, November 14, 2002.

30. Wrinkling in Sandwich Composite Panels Subject to Static, Dynamic and Thermal Loads, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, February 20, 2003.

31. The same lecture above (#30) was presented at the Utah State University, Logan, Utah, April 18, 2003.

32. Wrinkling in Sandwich Composite Structures Subject to Multiaxial, Dynamic and Thermal Loads, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, April 22, 2004.

Contracts and Grants

Contracts and grants are listed in chronological order. The total funding is $2,048,214.

Physically Nonlinear Behavior of Piezoelectric Actuators Subject to High Electric Fields, Principal Investigator, Army Research Office, 2004.

Novel Steel Reinforced Polymer, (Co-PI, shared credit: P. Silva 40%, V. Birman 20%, L.R. Dharani 20%, A. Nanni 20%). National Science Foundation, 2003-2005.

Theory of Naval Sandwich Structures with Multiple Facings, Principal Investigator,
Office of Naval Research, 2000-2003.

Structural Monitoring of Aircraft, (Co-PI, shared credit: V. Rao 25%, H. Pottinger 15%, W. Schonberg 10%, A. Okafor 20%, K. Chandrashekhara 15%, V. Birman 15%), Universal Technology Corporation, 2000-2001.

Thermomechanical Problems of Composite Aerospace Shell Structures, Principal Investigator, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (subcontract from the University of
Cincinnati: multi-university research), 1997-2001.

Integrity of Composite Plates Subjected to Laser Beams, Principal Investigator, University of Missouri Research Board, 1997-98.

Impact Damage Detection and Control in Composite Structures Using Multisensing, Actuation, and Neural Network Systems, (Co-Pi, Shared credit: K. Chandrashekhara 25%, A.C. Okafor 25%, V. Birman 25% and S.E. Watkins 25%). Defense Sciences Office (DEPSCoR) / Office of Naval Research, 1994-97.

Optimization of Functionally Graded Shape Memory Alloy Composites in Buckling Problems, Principal Investigator, Army Research Office, 1995.

Low-Velocity Impact of Sandwich Plates, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Principal Investigator, 1995-96.

Equipment for Research and Instruction, (Co-Pi, Shared credit: J.H. Hahn 25%, D.C. St.Clair 25%, V. Birman 25% and C. Sabharwal 25%). Sun Corporate Education Group, 1994.

Control of Sandwich and Composite Plates Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners, Army Research Office, Principal Investigator, 1992.

Study and Redesign of Medical Waste Incinerator, Deaconess Health Services Corporation, Principal Investigator, 1991.

Structural Design and Analysis of a 50,000 HP POD Propulsion Unit, Decision Engineering, Principal Investigator, 1990.

In this contract, Decision Engineering was an intermediate link. The research was performed for the US Navy.

In addition to the above contracts and grants, a number of grants were obtained for a specific purpose of performing research at various laboratories:

U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program Fellowship, (Visiting Scientist at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), 1992.

U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program Fellowship, (Visiting Scientist at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), 1997.

Federation for Research and Development (South Africa). Support for travel to conduct joint research in smart composites at the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa). December 1992 - January 1993.

Integrity of Solid Rocket Motors, Edwards Air Force Base (served as a consultant to the Air Force Institute of Technology for this contract; PI: Prof. A. Palazotto), 1993.

NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (Visiting Scientist at the NASA Lewis Research Center), summer 1993.

NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (Visiting Scientist at the NASA Lewis Research Center), summer 1994.

In addition, two development grants were received from the School of Engineering / Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics during 1989-91. They represented one month salaries paid during the summer to assist in a development of research activities (not counted in the total funding amount listed above).

The following contracts were obtained when Dr. Birman worked at the University of New Orleans:

Draft Assisted Delivery, (Co-Pi, Shared credit: F.C. Munchmeyer 50%, V. Birman 50%), Centurion Seaport Systems, Inc., 1987-88.

A Computing System for Teaching, Research and Economic Development, (Co-Pi, Shared credit with A.A. Mahmoud, A Hannoura, R. Azzam, E. Russo and F.C. Munchmeyer), Louisiana Education Support Fund, (credit of V. Birman: 10%), 1987-88.

University of New Orleans Research Council Grant, Nonlinear Vibrations of Systems Subject to Different Initial Conditions, Principal Investigator, 1986.

University of New Orleans Research Council Grant Application of Initial Imperfection Concept to Ship Design, Principal Investigator, 1985.


Awards and Honors (some honors are also related to Professional Activities)

2005

Outstanding Teaching Award of Excellence (the School of Extended Learning, University
of Missouri-Rolla).

Included in the 7th Edition of Who’s Who in American Education.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 12th International Conference on
Composites Engineering (ICCE/12), Canary Islands, Spain.

2004

Commendation letter on excellence in teaching (University of Missouri-Rolla, 2003-2004).

Member of the International Scientific Committee of ICOVP-2005 (The Seventh International Conference on Vibration Problems), September 5-9, 2005, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 11th International Conference on
Composites Engineering (ICCE/11), July 2004, Hilton Head, North Carolina.

2003

Commendation letter on excellence in teaching (University of Missouri-Rolla, 2002-2003).

Included in the 6th Edition of Who’s Who in American Education.

Included in Who’s Who in America, 58th Edition.

Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award. St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 10th International Conference on
Composites Engineering (ICCE/10), July 2003, New Orleans.

2002

Commendation letter on excellence in teaching (University of Missouri-Rolla, 2001-2002).

Member of the International Advisory Board for the Fourth International Conference
on Composite Science and Technology, January 21-23, 2003, Durban, South Africa.

Included in Who’s Who in America, 57th Edition.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 9th International Conference on
Composites Engineering (ICCE/9), July 1-6, 2002, San Diego.

Included into Who’s Who in America, 56th Edition.

Included in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (6th Edition).

Commendation letter on excellence in teaching (University of Missouri-Rolla, 2000-2001).

2001

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 8th International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/8), August 5-11, 2001.

Included into Who’s Who in America, 55th Edition.

2000

Included in Who’s Who in America, 54th Edition.

1999

Included into Who’s Who in the World (2000).

Included in Who’s Who In America (Science and Engineering, 5th Edition, 2000).

University of Missouri-Rolla Faculty Excellence Award.

Commendation letter on excellence in teaching (University of Missouri-Rolla).

Included into Who’s Who in the Midwest (26th Edition).

1998

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Third International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, 11-13 January, 2000, Durban, South Africa.

Member of the International Advisory Board of Sixth International Conference on Composites Engineering, July 1999, Orlando, Florida.

Included into Who’s Who in America.

1997

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Second International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, 9-11 June 1998, Durban, South Africa.

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Fifth International Conference on Composites Engineering, 5-11 July 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla.

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Fourth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/4), Hawaii, July 6-11, 1997.

Included into American Men and Women of Science.

Certificate of Recognition For the creative development of a technical innovation..., from NASA.

1996

McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award (1995-1996).

Included into Who's Who Among America’s Teachers.

1995

Invited to join Control Group (executive body) of the Advanced Composites Committee of the Aerospace Division of ASCE.

University of Missouri-Rolla Commendation Letter on Excellence in Teaching (academic year 1994-95).

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research Contributions and Service from the International Community for Composites Engineering (ICCE).

Member of the International Advisory Board of the First International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST/1, 18-20 June, 1996, Durban, South Africa).

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Second International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/2, August 20-23, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana).

Included in Men of Achievement (Biographic reference work), Seventeenth Edition.

1994

McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award (1994-1995).

Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1994-1998).

Member of the Organizational and Advisory Committee. The First International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/1, August 28-31, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana).

McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award (1993-1994).

1993

University of Missouri-Rolla Commendation Letter on Exceptional Teaching Effectiveness (1992-1993).

Guest of the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa). Invited to initiate the joint research in the area of smart composite structures (1992-1993).

1987

University of New Orleans Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Research.

1986

The Summer Scholar Award (University of New Orleans).

1981

Faculty Award for distinction in teaching (Technion, Israel)(1980-1981).

Consulting Services

2004 
Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. Review of sonic fatigue in
aircraft structures.

1999-present 
QorTek, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Analyses of flextensional units for control of fiber optics and spacecraft isolation systems, design of piezoelectric actuator units.
Design of shape memory alloy springs for control systems of unmanned air vehicles.

1992-2000 
DOTec, St. Louis, Missouri. Design of equipment for Maytag, Inc., thermal analysis of a camera pad for reconnaissance plane (Recon, Inc.), engineering structures certifications, and other projects.

1998-present 
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Development of thermograpic and vibrational nondestructive techniques for ceramic matrix composites, design of z-pinned composite joints (several contracts).

1997-1998 
EMF Industries, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Analysis and design of actively
controlled structural elements of new space systems (contract with Phillips Lab at
Kirtland AFB).

1997 
EMF Industries, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Thermal and dynamic design of
electronic package in the hub of helicopters (part of Army/SBIR contract)

1993-1996 
Nooter Consulting Services, St. Louis, Missouri. Design of pressure vessels.

1992 
Killark Electric Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, Missouri. Thermal analysis of gaskets.

1990 
Anheuser Busch Company, St. Louis, Missouri. The strength of beer production
tanks.

1990-1991 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fairfield, New Jersey. Translation of the book High-Pressure Jetcutting from Russian into English.

1989 
Schien Body and Equipment Co., Carlinville, Illinois. Truck structure analysis.

1988 
Walk, Haydel & Associates, Inc., New Orleans, LA. Redesign of a barge.

Other Professional Activities Associate Editor of the journal Composites Engineering since 1991. The journal renamed in 1996: Composites Part 2: Engineering.

Associate Editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews, (2000-present).

Co-editor of the following books:

  • Buckling of Structures, ASME, New York, 1989.
  • Thermal Effects on Structures and Materials, ASME, New York, 1990.
  • Topics in Composite Materials and Structures, ASME, New York, 1992.
  • Composite Materials and Structures, ASME, New York, 1993.
  • Analysis and Design Issues for Modern Aerospace Vehicles, ASME, New York, 1997.
  • Mechanics of Sandwich Structures, ASME, New York, 2000.
  • Contemporary Research in Engineering Mechanics, ASME New York, 2001.

Organizer and Chairman of the session Recent Developments in Composite Structures at the XV-th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Atlanta, Georgia, March 1990).

Organizer of three sessions (Thermally Induced Buckling and Vibrations;Thermal Stresses in Composites;Environmental Effects on Behavior of Materials at the 1990 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November 1990). Chairman of one of the sessions.

Organizer of two sessions (Topics in Mechanics of Composite MaterialsMechanics of Thin-Walled Structures) at the 1992 ASME Summer Mechanics and Materials Conference, Tempe, Arizona, April 1992. Chairman of one of the sessions.

Organizer of the Symposium on Composite Materials and Structures at the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting (4 sessions).

Chairman of the sessions "Recent Developments in Electromechanics: Piezoelectric Composites" and "Static and Dynamic Analysis of Layered Plate and Shell Structures" at the ASCE 10th Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995.

Technical Program Chairman for Aerospace Materials and Structures at the 1995 ASME Winter Annual Meeting (4 symposia).

Chairman of the Symposium on Composite Structures at the Second International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/2), New Orleans, Louisiana, August 20-24, 1995.

Chairman of the sessions Smart Composites: Applications II and Composite Structures I, II, and III at the Second International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/2), New Orleans, Louisiana, August 20-24, 1995.

Session Chairman for the Symposium on Intelligent Structures and Vibrations at the ASME 15-th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (Boston, MA, September 18-21, 1995).

Co-organizer of the Symposium Thermomechanical Problems of Composite Structures, at the 1997 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.

Chairman of the sessions Aero-14B and Aero-18B (Thermomechanical Aspects of Mechanics of Composite and Smart Structures) at the 1997 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.

Chairman of the sessions Fracture, and Composites I, at the Canadian Society for
Mechanical Engineering Forum 98, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada,
May 19-22, 1998.

Chairman of the session Shape Memory Alloys II at the SPIE’s 6th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, Newport Beach, California, March 4, 1999.

Co-organizer of the Symposium Honoring Professors Charles W. Bert and Jack Vinson
at the 1999 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1999.

Chair of two sessions at the 1999 ASME International Mechanical
Engineering Congress and Exposition (these sessions were a part of the symposium
honoring Professors C.W. Bert and J.R. Vinson), Nashville, Tennessee, November 1999.

Co-chair of the session Experimental Mechanics II at the Seventh International
Conference on Composites Engineering, Denver, Colorado, July 4, 2000.

Co-organizer of the Symposium Mechanics of Sandwich Structures at the 2000
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, Florida, November
2000.

Chair of the session Mechanics of Sandwich Structures VI at the 2000 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, Florida, November 2000.

Co-chair of the Symposium Honoring Professor George J. Simitses, at the 2001 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New York, New York, November 2001.

Co-chair of the session AERO-4 (Symposium Honoring Professor Simitses) at the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New York, New York,
November 11, 2001.

Co-chair of the session AM-17B, Micromechanical Instabilities and Failure in
Composites
, (Symposium Honoring Professor Simitses) at the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New York, New York, November 14, 2001.

Chaired the session MMC/CMC-1 at the 10th International Congress on Fracture,
Honolulu, Hawaii, December 4, 2001.

Chaired the session Math I at the Ninth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/9), San Diego, California, July 1, 2002.

Chaired the session Structural Mechanics VIII at the Symposium Honoring Prof. Arthur W. Leissa at the 14th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Virginia, June 28, 2002.

Co-organizer of the Symposium Behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composites under Thermal
and Mechanical Loads
 at the 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering
Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21, 2002.

Co-chair of sessions AMD-6A Behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composites under Thermal and Mechanical Loads, AMD-8A Mechanics of Composite Faced Sandwich Structures I, and AMD-14B Instabilities in Solids and Structures at the 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21 and 22, 2002.

Chaired the session Mechanics 8 at the Sixth International Conference on Sandwich
Structures, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2, 2003.

Co-organizer of the Symposium on Sandwich Structures (sessions AMD-7B, Sandwich
Composites I
, and AMD-8A, Sandwich Composites at the 2004 International
Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE-2004, Anaheim, California, November 16 and
17, 2004.

Co-chaired the session AERO-12B Topics in Aerospace Structural Analysis at the 2004
International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE-2004, Anaheim, California,
November 17, 2004.

Co-organizer of the symposium UAV Technology at the 2005 International Mechanical
Engineering Congress, IMECE 2005, Orlando, Florida, November 2005.

Reviewer for:

  • ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging
  • ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
  • ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • International Journal of Computational Engineering Science
  • Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration
  • Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials
  • AIAA Journal
  • AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
  • AIAA Journal of Aircraft
  • Composites Engineering
  • Shock and Vibration
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Journal of Ship Research
  • Composites Science and Technology
  • Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
  • Journal of Thermal Stresses
  • Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Composites Part B: Engineering
  • Smart Materials of Structures
  • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Transactions of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Science Foundation
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Prentice Hall
  • Birkhauser (branch of Academic Press)
  • Euromechanics (publishing group)
  • Various ASME meetings
  • 37th AIAA SDM Conference
  • Kentucky EPSCoR Program
  • Nevada EPSCoR Program
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • University of Missouri Research Board
  • Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center
  • South African Federation for Research and Development

External Member of the Ph.D. Examination Boards at the respected locations:

  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. Summer 1992.
  • University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. 1993-94, 1999, 2002.
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Spring 1993.
  • The University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India. Spring 2004.

Advisor to all students in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and
Engineering Mechanics at the UMR Engineering Education Center at St. Louis (1992-
present).

Member of the School of Engineering Executive Committee (University of Missouri-
Rolla, 2000-present).

Member of the Chancellor Council (University of Missouri-Rolla, 2000-present).

Teaching EIT and PE courses in 1990-2001.