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David M. Parks

David M. Parks

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 1-308
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-0033  
Fax: 617-258-8742  
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Administrative Contact:
Raymond G Hardin
Room 1-310
Phone: 617-253-5328  
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Education:

Ph.D. in Engineering, 1975, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
M.S. in Engineering, 1973, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, 1971, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

MIT Service:

1992-present Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1981-1992 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1979-1981 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Other Related Experience:

1975-1978 Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Applied Science,
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Consulting & Patents:

Consulting: patent and product liability cases; failure analysis; stress analysis and design
assessment

 

Professional Registration:

None

 

Principal Publications (last five years):
  1. "Non-linear finite-element constitutive modeling of mechanical properties of hard and superhard materials studied by indentation," with R. G. Veprek, A. S. Argon, and S. Veprek, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A - STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 422 (102), 205-217, 2006.
  2. "Three-dimensional large-strain tensile deformation of neat and calcium carbonate-filled high-density polyethylene," with E. M. Parsons and M. C. Boyce, Polymer 46 (7), 2257-2265, 2005.
  3. "Constitutive modeling of porous hyperelastic materials," with M. Danielsson and M. C. Boyce, Mechanics of Materials, 36(4), 347-358, 2004.
  4. "An experimental investigation of the large-strain tensile behavior of neat and rubber-toughened polycarbonate," with E. M. Parsons and M. C. Boyce, Polymer 45 (8), 2665-2684, 2004.
  5. "Mechanics of deformation of single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes," with A. Pantano and M. C. Boyce, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52(4), 789-821, 2004.
  6. "Multiscale micromechanical modeling of polymer/clay nanocomposites and the effective clay particle," with N. Sheng, M. C. Boyce, G. C. Rutledge, J. I. Abes, and R. E. Cohen, Polymer 45(2), 487-506, 2004.
  7. "On the evolution of crystallographic dislocation density in non-homogeneously deforming crystals," wtih A. Arsenlis, R. Becker, and V. V. Bulatov, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 52(6), 1213-1245, 2004.
  8. "Mechanics of axial compression of single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes," with A. Pantano and M. C. Boyce, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Trans. ASME 126 (3), 279-284, 2004.
  9. "Mixed finite element-tight-binding electromechanical analysis of carbon nanotubes," with A. Pantano, M. C. Boyce, and M. B. Nardelli, Journal of Applied Physics 96 (11), 6756-6760, 2004.
  10. "Micromechanical modeling of the elasto-viscoplastic behavior of semi-crystalline polymers," with J. A. W. van Dommelin, M. C. Boyce, W. A. M. Brekelmans, and F. P. T. Baaijens, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51(3), 519-541, 2003.
  11. "Nonlinear structural mechanics based modeling of carbon nanotube deformation," with A. Pantano and M. C. Boyce, Physical Review Letters, 91(14), 145504, 2003.
  12. "Micromechanical modeling of intraspherulitic deformation of semi-crystalline polymers," with J. A. W. van Dommelin, M. C. Boyce, W. A. M. Brekelmans, and F. P. T. Baaijens, Polymer, 44(19), 6089-6101, 2003.
  13. "Crystal plasticity model with enhanced hardening by geometrically-necessary dislocation accumulation," with L. P. Evers, W. A. M. Brekelmans, and M. D. G. Geers, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 50(11), 2403-2424, 2002.
  14. "Modeling the evolution of crystallographic dislocation density in crystal plasticity," with A. Arsenlis, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 50(9), 1979-2009, 2002.
  15. "A constitutive model for the anisotropic elastic-plastic deformation of paper and paperboard," with Q. Xia and M. C. Boyce, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39(15), 4053-4071, 2002.
  16. "Bicrystal-based modeling of plasticity in FCC metals," with B. J. Lee and S. Ahzi, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Trans. ASME 124(1), 27-40, 2002.
  17. "Three-dimensional micromechanical modeling of voided polymeric materials," with M. Danielsson and M. C. Boyce, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 50(2), 351-379, 2002.
  18. "Enhanced modeling of hardening in crystal plasticity for FCC metals," with L. P. Evers, W. A. M. Brekelmans, and M. G. D. Geers, Journal de Physique IV, 11(PR5), 179-186, 2001.
Scientific & Professional Societies:

ASME, TMS, ASM, Society of Engineering Science, American Academy of Mechanics

 

Honors & Awards:

• Sawamura Prize (best paper in ISIJ International), the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, 2001
• Best paper award, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 1981
• MIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award, 1981
• NDEA Graduate Fellowship, Brown University, 1971-1974
• F.B. Seeley Award, Outstanding Senior in Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois, 1971
• Co-winner, Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Freshman in Engineering, Univeristy of Illinois, 1968.

 

Department & Institute Committees:

2002 Division 1 Representative, Mechanical Engineering Executive Committee
2005-present Research Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Professional Service:

2001-2005 Editorial Advisory Board, Engineering Fracture Mechanics
2005 Proposal Reviewer, NSF Mechanics and Materials Program

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