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Sanford, Dr. R. J.

Sanford, Dr. R. J.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
2410 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
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EDUCATION

  • Post-doctoral Study, University of Maryland, 1978-79
  • Ph.D., Major in Solid Mechanics, Minor in Mathematics, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1971
  • M.S.E., Major in Solid Mechanics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1965
  • B.M.E., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1962

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Selected for NRL Thomas Edison Memorial Graduate Training Program, 1966.
  • Recipient of NRL Research Publication Award, 1972.
  • Recipient of Hetenyi Award, Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, 1974.
  • Recipient of NRL Research Publication Award, 1979.
  • Elected to Grade of Fellow, Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, 1980.
  • Recipient of Frocht Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1994.
  • Elected to the grade of Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002.
  • Listed in Who's Who in Engineering.
  • Listed in American Men and Women of Science.
  • Listed in Who's Who in the East.
  • Listed in Who's Who in Technology.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • SEM (formerly, SESA) Chairman, Optical Methods Committee, 1981-1984
  • Vice-Chairman, Optical Methods Committee, 1979-1981
  • Member, Committee of Fellows, 1980-1982, 1993-94
  • Vice-Chairman, Monograph Committee, 1982-1986
  • Member, Technical Activities Council, 1981-1984
  • Member, Editorial Committee, 1980-1986
  • Member, Fracture Committee
  • ASME — Life Member
  • American Academy of Mechanics — Founder member
  • ASTM — Member, Committee E-08 (Fatigue and Fracture)
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, 15th National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 23rd National Symposium Fracture Mechanics
  • Sigma Tau — Member

Experimental and numerical fracture mechanics Optical mechanics Experimental stress analysis Strength of materials

  • Kies, J.A., Krafft, J.M., Sanford, R.J., Smith, H.L. and Sullivan A.M., "Historical Note on the Development of Fracture Mechanics by G.R. Irwin," Linear Fracture Mechanics, Envo Publishing Co., Lehigh Valley, PA 1975(1-27).
  • Sanford, R.J., "Fringe Patterns in Photoelastic Holography," Progress in Experimental Mechanics, Catholic University Press, 1975 (167-190).
  • Sanford, R.J., ed., Fracture Mechanics: Fifteenth National Symposium, STP 833, ASTM, Phil. PA, 758 pages, 1984.
  • Sayre, C.L., Jr. and R.J. Sanford, Introduction to Interactive Programming and Computer Graphics for Engineering Design, classroom edition, 283 pages, 1987.
  • Sanford, R. J. ed., Selected Papers on Foundations of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, SPIE Milestone Series, Volume MS 137, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, WA, 638 pages, 1997. Co-published by Soc. Experimental Mechanics, Bethel, CT as SP-001.
  • Sanford, R. J. ed., Selected Papers on Crack Tip Stress Fields, SPIE Milestone Series, Volume MS 138, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, WA 656 pages, 1997. Co-published by Soc. Experimental Mechanics, Bethel, CT as SP-002.
  • Sanford R.J., "Principles of Fracture Mechanics," Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 422 pages, 2003.

Bruck Named SEM Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Hugh Bruck named SEM Fellow.

Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 Commencement

More than 860 engineering students received diplomas at May 20 ceremony.

  • Society of Experimental Mechanics