James L. Glancey


University of Delaware
315 Spencer Lab (302.831.0712)
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Dr. Glancey is a Professor with appointments in the College of Engineering and the Collage of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of California at Davis. His interests are in the application of the solid mechanics, controls, sensors, solid modeling and design to a variety of research problems. Dr. Glancey's work includes the development of new or improved products and automated processes, the forensics of product failures, as well as a better understanding of the underlying physics of many natural and man-made phenomena.

His research utilizes a combination of analysis/simulations, prototyping, and testing. Cooperation with several centers on campus is typical including the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research and the Center for Composite Materials. Dr. Glancey and his students have co-authored more than 120 manuscripts and papers since 1997 and several students have received national awards from ASME and SAMPE.

Dr. Glancey is a registered professional engineer and has served as an expert witness for more than 25 product liability lawsuits and has also consulted for over 20 companies in the U.S. He has been awarded one patent and has eight patent applications and provisional patents in the areas of composites manufacturing, the use of composite materials for vibration absorption, and new product design.

Key Publications

Alms, J.B., J.L. Glancey, and S.G. Advani. 2011. Liquid composite molding control methodologies using vacuum induced preform relaxation. Composites, Part A. 42(1): 57-65.

Alms, J.B., J.L. Glancey, and S.G. Advani. 2010. Mechanical properties of composite structures fabricated with the vacuum induced preform relaxation process. Composite Structures 92: 2811-2816.

Alms, J.B., L. Garnier, J.L. Glancey, and S.G. Advani. 2010. In-plane permeability characterization of the vacuum infusion processes with fiber relaxation. International Journal of Material Forming 3(2): 1267-1275.

Wang, J., J.L. Glancey and J.R. Vinson. 2009. The effects of in-plane shear loads on transverse shear deformations in laminated and sandwich composite panels. Journal of Aircraft, 46(5): 1473-1478.

Krishnan, M., R. Strosser, J.L. Glancey, and J.Q. Sun. 2006. Adaptive modeling and control of a precision manure spreader. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 52(1-2):1-10.

Research Areas

The use of composites to reduce vibration induced vascular damage in the hand and arm.

Composites & Advanced Materials
Automation and controls for composite manufacturing processes.

Design Science
Teaching design methods and the forensics of product failures.

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