James W. Foulk III

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road,  MS 66-202
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 486-4584
email: [email protected]
 

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering      Aug. 2003 - present
Texas A&M University, Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering      Jan. 1995 – May 1997
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering   Aug. 1989 – Dec. 1994
 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 
Fracture
 

 

Developed and validated the cohesive zone methodology for modeling fracture.  Focused on interfacial and bulk fracture in brittle, ductile, and rate-dependent material systems subjected to static and dynamic loading environments.  Collaborating with experimentalists to model specimen geometries and determine the applicability of numerical methods for modeling fracture in full-scale components.
 
Welding
 
 
Lead analyst for a resistance welding effort.  Developing a validated 3-D electrical-thermal-mechanical predictive capability to accurately simulate temperatures, distortion, and residual stresses due to the gas transfer system (GTS) resistance welding processes.
 
Composites
 

 

Thesis work focused on titanium metal-matrix composites. Predicted the effects of environmental degradation, material inelasticity, and evolving damage on specimen life.   While at Sikorsky Aircraft, I fabricated composite test specimens, constructed dynamic wind tunnel models, and built UAV flight vehicles.
 
Airframe
 
 
Employed various methods for the justification of ultimate, fatigue, and damage tolerance requirements for Boeing Commercial aircraft.  Discovered the advantages and limitations of semi-monocoque metal construction through examination of full-scale testing, production processes, maintenance practices, and service history.

Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)                  Senior Member of Technical Staff
 August ‘99 - Present
Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM)                        Ph.D. Student Intern
 October ‘98 – July ‘99
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group (Seattle, WA)             Structural Engineer
 December ‘96 – September ‘98
Center for Mechanics of Composites at Texas A&M        Graduate Assistant Researcher
 Spring ‘95 – Fall ‘96
Sikorsky Aircraft – Composite R&D (Stratford, CT)        Composite Technician
 Fall ‘92, Summer ‘93 – Fall ‘93
 
 
 

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE

  • Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Officer and Member of Sigma Gamma Tau (AERO)
  • Officer and Member of AIAA, Member of ASME
  • Texas Engineering Experimental Station Fellow
  • OS:  UNIX, Windows
  • Language:  Fortran, C++, HTML
  • FEM:  Sierra, Tahoe, Seacas, Abaqus
  • Pre/Post FEM:  Cubit, Patran, Ensight

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 
 

THESIS


 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS


Ritchie Group
MSD , LBNL
Dept of MSME , UC Berkeley

Last updated 09/03