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John C Duke Jr

Professor Emeritus
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Norris Hall, RM 226
495 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Solid Mechanics

In order to assure the safety and reliability of critical assets, understanding the science of how systems and structures deteriorate and how deterioration damages these assets and affect their mechanical performance is critical. Damage Science and Mechanics works within the multiple disciplines needed to achieve this goal. Sustainable system planning and design, life-extension, system prognostics, system and structural health monitoring are areas where this work finds application.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins: B.S.E., Mechanics and Materials Science,1973
  • Johns Hopkins: M.E.S., Mechanics and Materials Science, 1976
  • Johns Hopkins: Ph.D., Mechanics and Materials Science, 1978

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • 2019 Appointed Member, National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board Committee AHD35 Bridge Management
  • 2019 Appointed Member, National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board Committee AFF40 Field Testing & Nondestructive Evaluation of Transportation Structures
  • 2018 Selected Recipient: American Society for Nondestructive Testing Recognition Research Sustained Excellence
  • 2018 Selected Recipient: American Society for Nondestructive Testing William Via Lifetime Recognition
  • 2018 Elected Director-at-large Board of Directors of American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 3-year term
  • 2015 Appointed Chair, National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board Subcommittee AHD30(3) Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • 2005 Appointed External Member, NASA NESC NDE Technical Discipline Team, as a Senior Subject Matter Expert (continuing)
  • 2005 Elected ASME Fellow, American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • 1988 Elected ASNT Fellow, American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Recent Publications

John C Duke Jr, “A Damage Science Based Monitoring Approach for Detecting End-of-Functional Service Life,” Proceedings 15th Int’l Symposium for Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Portoroz, 2019.

Ryan J. Lane, Arnab Gupta, J.C. Duke, “Wave Propagation in Damaged Components,” ASNT Spring 2018 Research Symposium Proceedings, 2018.

J.C. Duke, M.A. McCord, R.J. Lane, “SHM POD and POT,” ASNT Spring 2018 Research Symposium Proceedings, 2018.

John C Duke Jr, “Cataloging Flaws Additive Manufactured Components is a Red Herring,” Materials Evaluation, 76(12), pp.1603-1608, (2018).

Douglas A. Harold; J.C. Duke; Lindsay N. Harold, “The Effects of Adhesive Geometry and Type on Strain Transfer for Optical Fiber Strain Sensing,” Materials Evaluation 70(12), pp. 1411-1419, (2012).

Arnab Gupta, Duke, John, “Characterizing Damage Development in Cross-Ply Laminates Using Simulated Acoustic Emission.” Materials Evaluation, 70(2), 461-469, (2012).

G. G. Bordonaro, M. R. Hajj, A. H. Nayfeh,  J. C. Duke, “Parameters sensitivities to damage progression,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol. 18, No. 5 pp. 481-491, August 2011.