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Professor Bill Stronge

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Bill Stronge
Professor in Applied Mechanics
  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, 1969
  • MSc., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1964
  • BSc., Oregon State University, 1960
Research Interests:
  • Penetration and perforation of structures
  • Mechanics of low speed impact
  • Mechanics of microstructured materials
Research Group Affiliation: Publications of particular interest:
  1. Stronge, W J. 'Elasto-plastic yield limits and deformation laws for transversely crushed honeycombs', Int. J. Mechanical Sciences, 30, 273-292 (1988).
  2. Stronge, W J. 'The domino effect - successive destabilization by cooperative neighbours', Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond., A418, 155-163 (1988).
  3. Stronge, W J. 'Friction in collisions: resolution of a paradox', J. Appl. Physics, 69(2), 610-612 (1991).
  4. Stronge, W J. Dynamic Models for Structural Plasticity. Springer-Verlag, 1993.
  5. Stronge, W J. 'Impact on Metal Tubes - Indentation and Perforation', in 'Structural Crashworthiness and Failure', (ed. N. Jones and T. Wierzbicki), Chap 5, Elsevier Appl. Sci. Pub. (1993). ISBN 1851669698.
  6. Stronge, W J. 'Micropolar theory for two-dimensional stresses in elastic honeycomb', Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond., A455M, 2091-2116 (1999).
  7. Stronge, W J. 'Saint Venant's Principle in Orthotropic Planar Elasticity: Rates-of-Diffusion for Stress', Quart. of Applied Math., LVII(4), 741-756 (1999).
  8. Stronge, W J. Impact Mechanics. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0521632862.
  9. Stronge, W J. 'Generalized impulse and momentum applied to multibody impact with friction' Mechanics of Structures and Machines, 29(2), 239-260 (2001).

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Last updated 20 January 2005