Faculty/Staff Profile

Christopher D Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Highest Degree University: The University of Tennessee
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Brown Hall (BRWN) 311
PO Box: 5014
(931) 372-3216
Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue, Mechanical Testing, Plasticity, Finite Element Analysis

More Information


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1986
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1988
  • M.S., Mathematics, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1995
  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, The University of Tennessee, 1997

Recent Works/Projects Accomplished

  1. “Apparent Interlaminar Shear Strength of a Graphite/Epoxy Composite with Carbon Nanofiber Reinforcement,” J. Rylan Cox and Christopher D. Wilson, accepted for 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Chicago, IL, 7-10 April 2008.
  2. Christopher D. Wilson and Prabhu Mani, “Plastic J-Integral Calculations Using The Load Separation Method for the Double Edge Notch Tension Specimen,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, available online as of Sep. 2008.
  3. "Development and Validation of a Pressure-Dependent Constitutive Model with Mixed Multilinear Hardening," Phillip A. Allen and Christopher D. Wilson, submitted to the International Journal of Solids and Structures, Jan. 2006
  4. G. S. Smith, R. J. Matthews, J. D. Richardson, and C. D. Wilson, “Probabilistic Multiscale Modeling of Graphite Composites,” 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics (EM2004) Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 13-16, 2004

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