D. R. Harting

(formerly the Experimental Techniques “Outstanding Paper” Award)

Darrell R. Harting, a 37-year SEM member and one of Experimental Techniques founders, passed away in 1996. In recognition of his considerable contributions to SEM as a member, as its President in 1977-1978, as Fellow in 1983, and as an early proponent of Experimental Techniques, the SEM Honors Committee recommended, and the Executive Board approved, that the E/T Outstanding Paper Award be renamed the D.R. Harting Award.

This award was formally established in 1987 by the Executive Board. However, the award was first presented in 1981, when Experimental Techniques started publication on a regular basis. The award, consisting of a plaque, is presented at SEM’s Spring Conference. Candidates are nominated by E/T reviewers who cite papers they consider worthy of “Outstanding Paper” status. In January of the year, the E/T Senior Technical Editor prepares a list of nominated papers. Subsequently, all pertinent information is submitted to the Honors Committee for the final selection.

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2024 Recipients

For the outstanding paper entitled "Large-Scale Fatigue Testing Based on the Rotating Beam Method" published in Experimental Techniques, 47-3, 553-563.

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Matti Isakov
Dr. Matti Isakov, a former member of the Tampere Institute for Advanced Study, works as a staff scientist in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Tampere University, Finland in the field of advanced mechanical testing of materials. He has a background in the mechanical testing of various material groups especially at high loading rates and...
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Oliver Rantalainen
MSc. Oliver Rantalainen studied mechanical engineering in Tampere University (formerly Tampere University of Technology). His Master’s thesis project, carried out in the Materials Science and Environmental Engineering unit in Tampere University, focused on the mechanical design of the large-scale Rotating Beam Fatigue Machine discussed...
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Tuomo Saarinen
MSc. Tuomo Saarinen works as a chief metallurgist in Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Tampere, Finland. He is responsible for the selection, development and process optimization of high strength materials used in the critical components of high-performance mining equipment. Previously he has worked several years as a...
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Arto Lehtovaara
Arto Lehtovaara, Dr. Tech., is Emeritus Professor at the Tampere University, Finland (retired in 2022). He led the Tribology and Machine Elements research group and provided corresponding education in the faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers mainly in the areas of fretting...
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The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the D. R. Harting Award in the past.
2024 - Matti Isakov, Oliver Rantalainen, Tuomo Saarinen, Arto Lehtovaara "Large-Scale Fatigue Testing Based on the Rotating Beam Method" Experimental Techniques (2023).  47-3, 553-563 2023 - Christina Insam, Daniel Rixen, "Fidelity Assessment of Real-Time Hybrid Substructure Testing: a Review and the Application of Artificial Neural Networks" Experimental Techniques (2022) 46-1, 137–152 (2022)
2022 - Guilherme Corrêa Soares, Naiara Ilia Vázquez-Fernández, Mikko Hokka, "Thermomechanical Behavior of Steels in Tension Studied with Synchronized Full-Field Deformation and Temperature Measurements" Experimental Techniques (2021)  45-5, 627–643 2021 - Fabio Lo Savio, Guido La Rosa, Marco Bonfanti, Damiano Alizzio, Ernesto Rapisarda, Eugenio Pedullà, "Novel Cyclic Fatigue Testing Machine for Endodontic Files" Experimental Techniques (2020) 44-5, 649–665
2020 - M. Scheel, M. Gibanica, A. Nord, "State-Space Dynamic Substructuring with the Transmission Simulator Method" Experimental Techniques (2019) 43, 325–340 2019 - Y. Hu, Y. Wang, J. Chen, J.M. Zhu, "A New Method of Creating High-Temperature Speckle Patterns and Its Application in the Determination of the High-Temperature Mechanical Properties of Metals" Experimental Techniques (2018) 42:5 pp 523–532
2018 - R.A. Peattie, E. Golden, R.S. Nomoto, C. M. Margossian, F. Q. Pancheri, E. S. Edgar, M. D. Iafrati, A. Luis Dorfmann “A Technique for Comparing Wall Pressure Distributions in Steady Flow Through Rigid Versus Flexible Patient-based Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Phantoms” Experimental Techniques (2016) 40: 1187 2017 - V. Carvelli, C. Monticelli, Z. Fan, D.  Valletti, M. Nebiolo, A. Messidoro “Biaxial Loading of a Textile Ribbons Structure for an Inflatable Module of Space Habitats” Experimental Techniques (2017) 41(1): 9-17
2017 - K. Dragnevski, O. Islam, C. Siviour, “In-Situ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Observations of Colloidal Failure Mechanisms using the Brazilian Disk Test” Experimental Techniques (2015) 39:12-18 2016 - B. Khalighi, “Development of an Unsteady Pressure Measurement Method” Experimental Techniques 38, no. 4 (2014): 37-44
2015 - M. Pyrkosz, C. Van Karsen “Comparative Modal Tests of a Violin” Experimental Techniques 37, no. 4 (2013): 47-62 2014 - V. Macian, R. Payri, A. Garcia, M. Bardi “Experimental Evaluation of the Best Approach for Diesel Spray Images Segmentation” Experimental Techniques 36, no. 6(2012): 26-34
2013 - K.S. Dai, S.E. Chen, W.Y. Qi, E. Conner, J. Erdle, C. Galloway “Field Testing of Directly Embedded Poles” Experimental Techniques 35, no. 2 (2011): 14-23 2012 - M. Chartrand, V. Brailovski, Y. Baril “Test Bench and Methodology for Sternal Closure System Testing” Experimental Techniques 34, no. 3 (2010): 45-53
2011 - P. Wu, B. Stanford, W. Bowman, A. Schwartz, P. Ifju “Digital Image Correlation Techniques for Full-Field Displacement Measurements of Micro Air Vehicle Flapping Wings” Experimental Techniques 33, no. 6 (2009): 53-58 2010 - M. Pau, A. Baldi, B. Leban “Visualization of Contact Areas in Bolted Joints Using Ultrasonic Waves” Experimental Techniques 32, no. 4 (2008): 49-53
2009 - J.P.J.G. Ferreira, F.A.B. Branco “The Use of Glass Fiber–Reinforced Concrete as a Structural Material” Experimental Techniques 31, no. 3 (2007): 64-73 2008 - E. Drean, J.-F. Osselin, F. Bauer, J.-Y. Drean “A Novel Device for Yarn Pressure Variation Measurement in Wild Winding” Experimental Techniques 30, no. 4 (2006): 34-83
2007 - K. Xia, A.J. Rosakis, H. Kanamori “Supershear and Subrayleigh to Supershear Transition Observed in Laboratory Earthquake Experiments” Experimental Techniques 29, no. 3 (2005): 63-66 2006 - Y. Champoux, P. Vittecoq, P. Maltais, E. Auger, B. Gauthier “Measuring The Dynamic Structural Load of an Off-Road Bicycle Frame” Experimental Techniques 28, no. 3 (2004): 33-36
2005 - H.T. Wong, J.G. Teng, Z.C. Wang “A Pulley-Based System for the Simulation of Distributed Loading on Shell Roof Structures” Experimental Techniques 27, no. 5 (2003): 21-27 2004 - N.L. Johnson, A.L. Browne “Dynamic Crush Tests Using a “Free-Flight” Drop Tower: Practical Aspects” Experimental Techniques 26, no. 6 (2002): 47-49
2003 - G. Prater Jr., W.P. Hnat, C.R. Ullrich “Soil Penetration Measurements Supporting the Design of an Impact Boring Tool” Experimental Techniques 25, no. 6 (2001): 33-36 2002 - H. Chen, D. Liu, A. Lee “Moiré in Atomic Force Microscope” Experimental Techniques 24, no. 1 (2000): 32-31
2001 - S.M. Sargand, I.S. Khoury “Sensor Installation in Rigid Pavement” Experimental Techniques 23, no. 3 (1999): 25-27 2000 - D.E.P. Hoy “A Color Scanner as a Digital Recording Polariscope” Experimental Techniques 22, no. 2 (1998): 26-27
1999 - J.A. Cafeo, R.S. Thomas “The Use of Statistical Tools to Contend With Variability in Engineering” Experimental Techniques 21, no. 5 (1997): 26-28 1998 - T.K. Woon “Development of a Load Cell for force Measurements Subject to Flow Interferences” Experimental Techniques 20, no. 5 (1996): 25-28
1997 - J.D. Camping, S.R. Short “Crack-Detection Device for Brittle-Matrix Composite Materials” Experimental Techniques 19, no. 6 (1995): 15-18 1996 - P. Stumpf, W. Barrett, N. Popplewell, A.H. Shah, S. Balakrishnan “Automated Wind Tunnel Measurements” Experimental Techniques 18, no. 4 (1994): 34-37
1995 - D.A. Hoeltzel, R. Stark, S. Ali “Voltage-to-Frequency Conversion for Telemetric Strain Measurements in Rotating Mechanical Systems” Experimental Techniques 17, no. 4 (1993): 18-24 1994 - S.M. Sargand, G.F. Mitchell, R.C. Rogers “Monitoring of Strains in Small Diameter Pipe” Experimental Techniques 16, no. 1 (1992): 40-42
1993 - Y. Guo, P. Ifju “A Practical Moiré Interferometry System for Testing Machine Applications” Experimental Techniques 15, no. 1 (1991): 29-31 1992 - J.A. Lavoie “A Procedure for Aligning Hydraulic Tensile Test Machines” Experimental Techniques 14, no. 5 (1990): 53-56
1991 - H. Schorn, T. Berger-Böcker “Test Method for Determining Process Zone Position and Fracture Energy of Concrete” Experimental Techniques 13, no. 6 (1989): 29-33 1989 - G.L. Cloud, M. Bayer “Moiré to 1370°C” Experimental Techniques 12, no. 4 (1988): 24-27
1988 - G. J. Cisko, J. W. Phillips “A Tension-Torsion Load Cell for Wire Rope” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 12 (1986): 18-20 1986 - R. Prabhakaran, R. A. Naik “Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-Fit Pin-Loaded Hole” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 2 (1986): 25-27
1985 - G.W. Eggeman, H.A. Hackerott “Uniaxial Tensile Test for a Brittle Material” Experimental Techniques 9, no. 7 (1985): 18-19 1984 - J. Cernosek “Mold for Casting Photoelastic Models” Experimental Techniques 8, no. 7 (1984): 21-23
1983 - E.J. Nelson, C.F. Sikorra, J.L. Howard “Measuring Strain Gages Directly Without Signal Conditioning” Experimental Techniques 7, no. 9 (1983): 26-28 1982 - M.E. Tuttle “Load Measurement In a Cylindrical Column or Beam Using Three Strain Gages” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 4 (1981): 19-20
1981 - D.R. Harting “Designing The Load-Measuring System for The Space Shuttle Orbiter/747 Carrier Aircraft Approach and Landing Tests” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 2 (1981): 1-5