Fleming, David

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Personal Overview

Affiliations
AIAA Associate Fellow; Faculty Adviser for FIT AIAA student branch
SAMPE Member; Faculty Adviser for FIT SAMPE student branch
American Helicopter Society

Educational Background

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989
M.S. University of Maryland, College Park 1991
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park 1995

Recognition & Awards

AIAA Faculty Adviser Award, 2012

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, April 2002-present

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, August 1996-2002

Instructor/postdoc, University of Maryland, College Park, August 1995-January 1996

Minta Martin Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, August 1989-July 1995

Current Research

Modeling dynamic delamination growth in composite structures for improved crash modeling.
Delamination enhancement of composites through interleaving methods.

Selected Publications

Fleming, D.C., Reichard, R.P., Penteado, C., and Zheng, Z., “Low-Cost Interleaving for Toughness Improvement in Composites,” Proceeding of the American Society for Composites 27th Technical Conference, Arlington, TX, Oct. 1-3, 2012.

Fleming, D.C., “Modelling Composite Crushing Initiation using a Cohesive Element Formulation”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol.16(5), Oct. 2011, pp. 475-485.

Fleming, D.C., C. Morrow, C.W. Clarke and C.E. Bird, “Finite Element Simulation of Delamination with Application to Crashworthy Design,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 53(3), 2008, pp. 267-281.

A. A. Badghaish and D. C. Fleming, “Nondestructive Inspection of Composites Using Step Heating Thermography,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 42(13), 2008, pp. 1337-1357.

A. A. Badghaish and D. C. Fleming, “Quantitative Characterization of Resistive Defects in Thick Composites using Step Heating Thermography,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6939, Thermosense XXX, 2008, SPIE Conference DS27, Orlando, FL, March 16-20, 2008.

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, “Design of a Collapsible Liquid Oxygen Storage Vessel for Mars,” Proceedings of the AIAA 3rd Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, Denver, CO, 22-25 April 2002.


Fleming, D. C., “Delamination Modeling of Composites for Improved Crash Analysis,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 35(18), 2001.

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.