Basic Engineering

Chris Wilson Ph.D.

Chris Wilson ImageChair, General and Basic Engineering and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Office: Clement Hall (CLEM) 321
    Box 5002
    Phone: (931) 372-3175
    Fax: (931) 372-3679



  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue, Mechanical Testing
  • Plasticity
  • Finite Element Analysis


  • 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


  • “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.
  • “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. Christopher D. Wilson and Prabhu Mani
  • "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
  • “Probabilistic Multiscale Modeling of Graphite Composites,” 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics (EM2004) Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 13-16, 2005G. S. Smith, R. J. Matthews, J. D. Richardson, and C. D. Wilson