Jeffrey L. Evans, Ph.D.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Engineering, University of Arkansas
Dr. Jeffrey L. Evans is currently an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His previous experience includes positions with the GE Global Research Center, Kennametal, and The Engineering Institute. He earned his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1998. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering, both from the University of Arkansas in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Evans is an active member of the TMS High Temperature Alloys Committee and the ASTM Committee on Fatigue and Fracture. He is also a member of ASM International and ASME. His experience and interest is in understanding the failure of materials through investigating the mechanisms of fatigue, fracture, and corrosion. During the summer of 2010 Dr. Evans held a guest scientist position at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, Germany. Also in 2010 he received the Keith J. Miller Young Investigator Award from the ASTM Committee on Fatigue and Fracture. Dr. Evans is also licensed as a professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Arkansas.
- Mechanical Behavior of Materials
- Fatigue Crack Growth
- Fracture Mechanics
- High Temperature Materials
- Corrosion and Oxidation Behavior
- Reliability and Component Life Prediction
Honors & Awards
- ASTM Committee on Fatigue and Fracture, Keith J. Miller Young Investigator Award, 2010
- Best Paper Award at the 12th Intl Conference of Fracture, Ottawa, Canada, July 12-17, 2009
Pierce, S.O. and Evans, J.L., “Failure Analysis of a Metal Bellows Flexible Hose Subjected to Multiple Pressure Cycles,” Engineering Failure Analysis, in review.
Dean, W.P., Sanford, B.J., Wright, M.R., and Evans, J.L., “Influence of De-icers on the Corrosion and Fatigue Behavior of 4140 Steel,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, in press.
Allison, B.D. and Evans, J.L., “Effect of Fiber Waviness on the Bending Behavior of S-Glass/Epoxy Composites” Materials & Design, in press.
Boyles, C.T., Moynihan, A.R., Mulroy, J.D., Fitch, B., Watts, P.J., and Evans, J.L., “Undergraduate Student Experiences with Composite Materials,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, in press.
Evans, J.L., “Method for Comparing the Crack Tip Kinetics During Creep-Fatigue Loading of Nickel-Base Superalloys,” Materials Science and Engineering A, Volume 528, Number 15, June 15, 2011, pp. 5306-5308.
Findley, K.O., Evans, J.L., and Saxena A., “A Critical Assessment of Fatigue Crack Nucleation and Growth Models for Ni- and Ni,Fe-Base Superalloys” International Materials Reviews, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2011, pp. 49-71.
Evans, J.L. “Effect of Surface Roughness on the Oxidation Behavior of the Ni-Base Superalloy ME3,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Volume 19, Number 7, October 2010, pp. 1001-1004.
Evans, J.L. “Thermal History and Tensile Strength Determination from Fracture Surface Analysis,” Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 17, Issue 4, June 2010, pp. 882-885.
Evans, J.L. and Saxena, A., “Modeling Creep-Fatigue” in ASM Handbook Vol 22: Modeling and Simulation: Processing of Metallic Materials, David Furrer and Lee Semiatin, editors, ASM International, 2009.
Evans, J.L. and Saxena, A., “Elevated Temperature Crack Growth Rate Model for Ni-base Superalloys,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, Canada, July 12-17, 2009. (Best Paper Award).
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