Littlefield, David L., Ph.D.

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Chairman and Professor

Business Engineering Complex
BEC 257
1150 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440

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(205) 975-5882

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983

TEACHING
ME 661/761 - Math Methods in EGR I

ME 662/762 - Math Methods in EGR II

ME 665/765 - Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering

ME 679/779 – Advanced Finite Element Methods

ME 670/770 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

EGR 792 - Interdisciplinary Engineering Seminar

RESEARCH
Computational Mechanics

Impact Mechanics and Shock Physics

Electromagnetics

Weapons Effects

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010)

Littlefield, D. L., Walls, K. C. and Danielson, K. T. “Integration of the Microplane Constitutive Model into the EPIC Code”, Computers and Concrete, accepted for publication 2009.

Littlefield, D. L.,, Walls, K. and Kern, M. E., “Geometric and Energy Scaling for Celestial Impacts”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, volume 35, No. 12, pp. 1642-1647, December 2008.

Littlefield, D. L.,., Walls, K. C. and Lambert, D. E., “Development of Reactive Flow Models for Energetic Materials”, Proceedings of PVP 2009: 2009 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 26-30, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.

Littlefield, D. L.,, Kim, Y. H. and Lambert, D. E., “Coupling a Detonation Shock Dynamics Code to an Eulerian Hydrocode”, Proceedings of PVP 2009: 2009 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 26-30, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.

RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010)
Enhancements to Production Software Used at the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory,” ERDC, PI,10/10-09/11

“Integration of Advanced Reactive Flow Models in EPIC for Simulation of IED Detonation,” High Performance Technologies, Inc., PI, 09/10-08/11

“Extension to High Fidelity Algorithms for Survivability Modeling with DYSMAS,” High Performance Technologies, Inc., PI, 09/10-02/11

“Support Services for the User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer and Training (PETTT) Program,” High Performance Technologies, Inc., PI, 09/09-08/11

“Scientific/Technical Expertise for the Army/DoD ARL/ARDEC Institute for Multi Scale Reactive Modeling,” Battelle Memorial Institute, PI, 06/10-07/11

“Material Model Development and Application Studies for Energetic Materials,” Air Force Research Laboratory, PI, 07/09-04/11

“Development of a Unidirectional Coupler for EPIC and LS-DYNA,” PI, 03/09-02/11

“Improved High Fidelity Survivability Modeling of Naval Vessels Subjected to Underwater Explosions with DYSMAS,” High Performance Technologies, Inc., PI, 03/10-08/10

“Lagrangian and ALE Modeling of Blast in Mines and IEDs,” High Performance Technologies, Inc., PI, 03/10-08/10 SERVICE (current) Graduate Program Director, PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering