Scott R. Short

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: sshort@niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-8566
Website: www.ceet.niu.edu/faculty/short/

Education

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering, 1990
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Master of Science (M.S.) in Materials Engineering, 1986
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Systems Engineering; magna cum laude; Major: Materials Science & Engineering, 1981

Research Interests

Materials engineering/metallurgy; composite materials; applied mechanics; stress & strain analysis; failure analysis (including welds); fatigue analysis; design using ANSYS/WORKBENCH finite element analysis; mechanical testing; structure-property relationships

Work Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIU (1991-present; faculty member)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (DOE) (fall 1999 Sabbatical Research faculty; summers of 1993, 1994, 1995 Summer Faculty Research Participation Fellow)
  • Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH; (1986-1990; research assistant)
  • ARMCO, Inc. – Research & Technology Center, Middletown, OH (1979-1985; co-op student; research engineer)

Professional Associations and Honors 

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois since 1995
  • Awarded the 1995 D.R. Harting Award by the Society for Experimental Mechanics for the Best Technical Paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Experimental Techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Short, S.R., “3D Finite Element Analysis of the SCS Shear Test Specimen,” Proceedings of the 2006 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental Mechanics, St. Louis, MO, June 4-7, 2006, CD.
  • Seif, M., Short, S.R., “Determination of Residual Stress in Thin-Walled Composite Cylinders,” Experimental Techniques, 26 (2), March/April 2002, pp. 43-46.
  • Short, S.R. “Transient and Steady State Vibration Testing for Structural Anomalies,” Materials Evaluation, 57 (1), January 1999, pp. 65-68.
  • Camping, J.D., Short, S.R., "Crack-Detection Device for Brittle-Matrix Composite Materials," Experimental Techniques, 19 (6), November/December 1995, pp. 15-18. (NOTE: This paper won the Society for Experimental Mechanics D.R. Harding Award for the best technical paper published in 1995.)
  • Short, S.R., "Characterization of Interlaminar Shear Failures of Graphite-Epoxy Composite Materials", Composites, 25 (5), May 1995, pp. 431-449.

Research Projects

  • Short, S.R., “Correlation of the Fracture Behavior vs. Nondestructive Characterization for Si3N4 and SiC Advanced Ceramics,” Proprietary Research Report Prepared for Caterpillar Corporation, Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy, August 5, 1995.
  • Short, S.R., “Overview of the Capabilities of STAR SYSTEM Structural Analysis Software at NIU,” Research Report submitted to Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy, July 24, 1994.
  • Short, S.R., “Vibration Testing of Continuous-Fiber Ceramic Composites,” Research Report submitted to Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy, July 20, 1994.
  • Short, S.R., “Thermal Wavefront Analysis for the Thermal Diffusivity of Continuous-Fiber Ceramic Composite Materials,” Research Report submitted to Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy, August 5, 1993.

 

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