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Michael A. Sutton

  • Carolina Distinguished Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of South Carolina


Education

Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois 1981
M.S. Engineering Mechanics and Materials Southern Illinois University 1974
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Materials Southern Illinois University 1972

Research

Research Interests

  • coherent and incoherent optics applications
  • experimental mechanics
  • digital image processing
  • Computer Vision
  • applications of integral methods and experimental mechanics
  • boundary value problems
  • plastic fracture mechanics
  • finite elements modeling of cracked bodies

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Teaching Activities

Previous Courses

  • EMCH 260 - Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
  • EMCH 882 - Fracture Mechanics

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5 Selected Publications

  • J. D. Helm, M. A. Sutton, and S. R. McNeill, "Deformations in wide, center-notched, thin panels, part I: three-dimensional shape and deformation measurements by computer vision," Optical Engineering, Vol. 42 No. 5, 1293-1305, May 2003
  • J. D. Helm, M. A. Sutton, and S. R. McNeill, "Deformations in wide, center-notched, thin panels, part II: finite element analysis and comparison to experimental measurements," Optical Engineering, Vol. 42 No. 5, 1306-1320, May 2003
  • E. M. Mahgoub, X. Deng, and M. Sutton, "Three-dimensional stress and deformation fields around flat and slant cracks under remote Mode I loading conditions," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 70 (2003) 2527-2542
  • J. D. Helm, M. A. Sutton, and M. L. Boone, "Characterizing Crack Growth in Thin Aluminum Panels Under Tension-Torsion Loading Using Three-Dimensional Digital Image Correlation," Nontraditional Methods of Sensing Stress, Strain, and Damage in Materials and Structures: Second Volume, ASTM STP 1323, G. F. Lucas, P. C. McKeighan, and J. S. Ransom, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001
  • W. T. Riddell, R. S. Piascik, M. A. Sutton, W. Zhao, S. R. McNeill, and J. D. Helm, "Determining Fatigue Crack Opening Loads from Near-Crack-Tip Displacement Measurements," Advances in Fatigue Crack Closure Measurement and Analysis: Second Volume, ASTM STP 1343, R. C. McClung and J. C. Newman, Jr., Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, pp. 157-174

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