Socie Darrell, Prof. Emeritus
Country: Illinois, US
Affiliation/work at: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contribution to MATDAT.COM community:
Prof. Socie allowed extraction/usage of material properties from his publications and he proposed cooperation and connection between eFatigue (web-based project and source for fatigue analysis) and MATDATcom.
More about Prof. Socie:
Since 1978, Dr. Socie has held the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is the former Director of the Fracture Control Program, a consortium of ground vehicle companies interested in solutions to fracture and fatigue problems. He has authored over 125 technical articles on all aspects of fatigue and durability assessment techniques including the ASTM standard E1049 on cycle counting methods. The Wöhler Medal from the European Structural Integrity Society, Award of Merit from American Society for Testing and Materials and the Colwell Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers are amoung his many awards. Darrell is an invited lecturer throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. He has been teaching industrial fatigue seminars for over 25 years. He has been active in small business development and is one of the founders of SoMat.
His other prominent positions include(d):
Visiting Professor, Kyushu University, Japan, 1997;
Visiting Professor, Technical Research Center of Finland, 1995;
Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1989;
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1985-2004.
His recent Honors & Awards include:
Honorary Member, Deutscher Verband fur Materialforschung und-prufung, 2003
Fellow, American Society for Metals International, 2001
Fellow, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2000
Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2000
Field of interest/expertise:Mechanical behavior of materials, multiaxial fatigue, fracture mechanics, material testing