R. E. Peterson

This award recognizes the best paper published in the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. This award is given annually starting with volume 1 of the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials published in 2015. This award was originally established in 1970 for the best applications paper published in Experimental Mechanics for each two-year period ending with the June issue of odd numbered years. In 1973 it was named in honor of Rudolph Earl Peterson. The final award for an applications paper in Experimental Mechanics was given in 2014. A brief biography and an abridged list of Mr. Peterson’s professional accomplishments follow:

 

Affiliation:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation: 1926 with J.M. Lessells in Mechanics Department; Manager, Mechanics Department, 1931; Consultant, 1965.

Publications:
Primarily in stress analysis, strength of materials and design. 60+ papers; chapters in 6 handbooks; book: Stress Concentration Design Factors (Wiley, 1953).

Professional Society Service:
SEM: Executive Committee, 1946-47; Vice President, 1947-48; President, 1948-49; ASTM: Fatigue Committee Chairman, 1946-59; Administrative Committee on Simulated Service Testing, 1962; Board of Directors, 1957-60; Executive Committee, Materials Science, Division, 1962. ASME: Fellow; Chairman, Applied Mechanics Division; Chairman, Advisory Board, Applied Mechanics Reviews; Chairman, American Standards Association Committee on Symbols for Mechanics.

Other Accomplishments & Recognition:
Founder (1956), Westinghouse Advanced Mechanics School, University of Pittsburgh; Industry Advisory Committee to the National Bureau of Standards; Industrial Advisory Committee of the Pennsylvania State University.

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2023 Recipients

For the outstanding paper entitled For the outstanding paper entitled "On The Role of Constitutive Modeling and Computational Parameters in the Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Tensile Extrusion Test" published in the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 8-4, 453–472 (2022).

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Sara Ricci
Sara Ricci got her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. Since 2021, she has been a PhD Student in Methods, Models and Technologies for Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. She has been a visiting PhD Student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Her research focuses...
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Gabriel Testa
Gabriel Testa got his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. In 2015, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. Since 2021 he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. His research focuses on characterizing and modeling materials’ behavior and failure under...
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Gianluca Iannitti
Gianluca Iannitti received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio in 2012. Since the beginning of his career, his research has been focused on the characterization and modeling of strength and damage of materials under extreme loading conditions such as high strain rates and high pressures. Since 2019, he has been an associate professor in Machine Design at the University of...
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Andrew Ruggiero
Andrew Ruggiero is Associate Professor of Machine Design at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio and Scientific Director of the Engineering Design Laboratory, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Research interests: Impact Dynamics (characterization and modeling of the mechanical behavior of conventional and advanced materials subject to extreme loading conditions) and Continuum Damage Mechanics...
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Nicola Bonora
Nicola Bonora is a professor of Machine Design at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. Previously, he worked at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus (OH), and successively at Wayne State University, Detroit (MI). In 2004 he received the NRC Research Associateship Senior Research Awards to conduct research at Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (RW), Eglin AFB, FL. His research...
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The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the R. E. Peterson Award in the past.
2021 - C. Kettenbeil, Z. Lovinger, S. Ravindran, M. Mello, G. Ravichandran, "Pressure-Shear Plate Impact Experiments at High Pressures" published in the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 6, 489–501 (2020) 2020 - G.C. Ganzenmüller, S. Patil, M. Maurer, M. Sauer, M. Jung, S. Hiermaier, "Simple Glassy Polymer Model", Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 5, 331–343 (2019)
2020 - G.C. Ganzenmüller, S. Patil, M. Maurer, M. Sauer, M. Jung, S. Hiermaier, "Simple Glassy Polymer Model", Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 5, 331–343 (2019) 2019 - J. C. F. Millett, D. L. Higgins, D.J. Chapman, G. Whiteman, I.P. Jones, Y.-L. Chiu, "The Effects of Prior Cold Work on the Shock Response of Copper" Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 4:2 pp 211–221.
2018 - S. Ravindran, A. Tessema, A. Kidane, “Local Deformation and Failure Mechanisms of Polymer Bonded Energetic Materials Subjected to High Strain Rate Loading” Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials (2016) 2: 146 2017 - C. Salisbury, D. Cronin, F. Lien "Deformation Mechanics of a Non-linear Hyper-viscoelastic Porous Material, Parts I&II: Testing and Constitutive Modeling of Non-porous Polychloroprene" Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials September 2015, Volume 1, Issue 3, 237-248, 249-258.
2014 - B. Winiarski, P.J. Withers "Micron-Scale Residual Stress Measurement by Micro-Hole Drilling and Digital Image Correlation" Experimental Mechanics 52, no. 4 (2012): 417-428. 2012 - T. Børvik, M.J. Forrestal, T.L. Warren “Perforation of 5083-H116 Aluminum Armor Plates with Ogive-Nose Rods and 7.62 mm APM2 Bullets” Experimental Mechanics 50, no. 7 (2010): 969-978.
2010 - C. Chevennement-Roux, T. Dreher, P. Alliot, E. Aubry, J.-P. Lainé, L. Jézéquel “Flexible Wiper System Dynamic Instabilities: Modelling and Experimental Validation” Experimental Mechanics 47, no. 2 (2007): 201-210. 2008 - S. Sudo, K. Tsuyuki, K. Kanno “Wing characteristics and flapping behavior of flying insects”
Experimental Mechanics 45, no. 6 (2005): 550-555.
2006 - I. Govender, A.T. McBride, M.S. Powell “Improved experimental tracking techniques for validating discrete element method simulations of tumbling mills” Experimental Mechanics 44, no. 6 (2004): 593-607. 2004 - J.P. Hubner, P.G. Ifju, K.S. Schanze, D.A. Jenkins, B.F. Carroll, Y. Wang, P. He, A. Brennan, W. El-Ratal “Full-field strain measurement using a luminescent coating” Experimental Mechanics 43, no. 1 (2003): 61-68.
2002 - S. Yoneyama, J. Gotoh, M. Takashi “Experimental analysis of rolling contact stresses in a viscoelastic strip” Experimental Mechanics 40, no. 2 (2000): 203-210. 2001 - A. Hocknell, S.R. Mitchell, R. Jones, S.J. Rothberg “Hollow golf club head modal characteristics: Determination and impact applications” Experimental Mechanics 38, no. 2 (1998): 140-146.
1998 - D.J. Wissuchek, T.J. Mackin, M. De Graef, G.E. Lucas, A.G. Evans “A simple method for measuring surface strains around cracks” Experimental Mechanics 36, no. 2 (1996): 173-179. 1996 - G. Han, M.A. Sutton, Y.J. Chao “A study of stationary crack-tip deformation fields in thin sheets by computer vision” Experimental Mechanics 34, no. 2 (1994): 125-140.
1995 - T.D. Dudderar, N. Nir, A.R. Storm, C.C. Wong “Isothermal low-cycle fatigue testing of microscale solder interconnections” Experimental Mechanics 32, no. 1 (1992): 11-20. 1992 - M. Saka, M. Nakayama, T. Kaneko, H. Abé “Measurement of stress-intensity factor by means of a-c potential drop technique” Experimental Mechanics 31, no. 3 (1991): 209-212.
1991 - A.M. Nawwar, A. Godon, T. Roots, D. Howard, I.M. Bayly “Development of a measuring system for segmented ship models” Experimental Mechanics 29, no. 2 (1989): 101-108. 1990 - P.R. Schuster, J.W. Wagner “Holographic velocimetry for flow diagnostics”
Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 4 (1988): 402-408.
1988 - E.H. Jordan, C.T. Chan “A unique elevated-temperature tension-torsion fatigue test rig”
Experimental Mechanics 27, no. 2 (1987): 172-183.
1986 - C.M. Vickery, J.K. Good, R.L. Lowery “Experimental analysis of displacements of read/write heads upon floppy-disk media” Experimental Mechanics 25, no. 2 (1985): 200-204.
1984 - J.E. Stone, N.H. Madsen, J.L. Milton, W.F. Swinson, J.L. Turner “Developments in the design and use of liquid-metal strain gages” Experimental Mechanics 23, no. 2 (1983): 129-139. 1983 - A. Komine, A.S. Kobayashi “Interfacial fracture of space-shuttle thermal-protection system”
Experimental Mechanics 22, no. 12 (1982): 454-461.
1981 - M.F. Duggan “Combined-load testing of the space-shuttle insulation at 1100°C”
Experimental Mechanics 20, no. 10 (1980): 350-356.
1979 - J. Dorsey “Homegrown strain-gage transducers” Experimental Mechanics 17, no. 7 (1977): 255-260.