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Daniel Armentrout Ph.D.

Lecturer, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Armentrout obtained a PhD from the University of Denver investigating the Acoustic Emission generated from Aluminum Alloys. He work at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site from 1990 to 1996, where he worked with the scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy investigating radioactive waste encapsulation techniques. Returning to the University of Denver (DU) in 1996, he began research investigating electrical and mechanical failure mechanisms in high-voltage composite insulators. He has taught a diverse mix of graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering, general engineering, physics and general science. In his 14 years at DU, his research concentrated primarily on the testing and analysis of composite materials exposed to extreme environments. Over time at DU, he held many positions including lecturer, Associate Chair and Chair of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He has published 37 articles in international journals and over 20 conference proceedings. He left DU in 2011 to be closer to family and a new granddaughter and began teaching at UAH in 2012. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Colorado.

Dr. Armentrout's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Denver, 1991
  • B.S., Physics and Philosophy, Drake University, 1985

Classes Taught

  • ENG 101 – Introduction to Computing for Engineers
  • FYE 101 – Charger Success – Engineering
  • MAE 100 – Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (course no longer offered)
  • MAE 311 – Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation
  • MAE 341 – Thermodynamics I
  • MAE 342 – Thermodynamics II
  • MAE 395 – Honors Thermodynamics Colloquium

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 – Faculty Pioneer Award for Scholarship and Leadership at DU
  • 2007 – Best Citizen Award in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at DU

Publications

  • Pamela V. O’Neal, Matthew Duchock, Robert Hicks, Jake Baldwin, Adam Dziubanek, Daniel Armentrout, “Simulation of Fluid Mediums for Suction Tube Degradation Testing” AlaSim International 2015, Huntsville, AL, May 6-7, 2015.
  • B. Burks, D. Armentrout and M. Kumosa, “Characterization of the Fatigue Properties of a Hybrid Composite Utilized in High Voltage Electric Transmission” Composites Part A, vol. 42, pp 1138-1147, 2011.
  • B. Burks, J. Middleton, D. Armentrout and M. Kumosa, “Effect of Excessive Bending on Residual Tensile Strength of Hybrid Composite Rods” Composites Science and Technology, vol. 70, no. 10, pp 1490-1496, 2010.
  • B. Burks, D.L. Armentrout and M. Kumosa, “Failure Prediction Analysis of an ACCC Conductor Subjected to Thermal and Mechanical Stresses” IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 17, no. 2, pp 588-596, 2010.