FLEMING, David C
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
AIAA senior member and faculty adviser for student chapter
American Helicopter Society
Educational BackgroundB.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989
M.S. University of Maryland, College Park 1991
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park 1995
Professional ExperienceAssociate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, April 2002-present
Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, August 1996-2002
Instructor/postdoctoral researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, August 1995-January 1996
Minta Martin Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, August 1989-July 1995
Current ResearchModeling dynamic delamination growth in composite structures for improved crash modeling.
Development of design concept for a collapsible cryogenic storage vessel.
Selected PublicationsFleming, D.C., C. Morrow, C.W. Clarke and C.E. Bird, Finite Element Simulation of Delamination with Application to Crashworthy Design, Proceedings of the AHS 62nd Annual Forum, Phoenix, AZ, May 9-11, 2006.
Fleming, D. C., and K. Jayachandran, Modeling Composite Tubes and Truncated Cones under Crushing Loads, ICRASH 2004, Proceedings of the International Crashworthiness Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 14-16, 2004.
Fleming, D. C., and F. Nicot, Crushing of Flat Graphite/Epoxy Laminates using a Column Specimen, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 37(24), 2003, pp. 2225-2239.
Fleming, D.C. and H. Hegab. 2002. Design of a Collapsible Liquid Oxygen Storage Vessel for Mars. Proceedings of the Third AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, Denver, Colorado.
Fleming, D.C. 2001. Delamination Modeling of Composites for Improved Crashworthiness. Journal of Composite Materials 35:19.
Fleming, D.C. and E.L. Fasanella. 2000. Modeling the Crushing of a Scaled Composite Fuselage Subfloor Structure. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 15th Technical Conference, College Station, Texas.
Fleming, D.C. and A.J. Vizzini. 1996. Off-Axis Energy Absorption Characteristics of Composites for Crashworthy Rotorcraft Design. Journal of the American Helicopter Society 41:3.