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Irving W. Jones

Civil Engineering School of Engineering
Howard University
2300 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: (202) 806-6100




Description of Research
One of Dr. Jones' ongoing projects is the development of improved capability for the US Navy for predicting the dynamic structural behavior of main propulsion shafting in ships. Specifically, formulation has been developed for lateral vibration phenomena, and implemented in a computer program. Two significant phenomena are handled: an instability occurrence known as whirling, and the cyclic stresses caused by gravity. This project is part of a larger Navy effort for upgrading the design tools for all types of shafting, and is being upgrading the design tools for all types of shafting, and is being done jointly by teams at Howard and Carnegie-Mellon Universities.

Recent Papers or Publications
Jones, I. W., A. D. Thomas, and J. J. Williams, "HUSAP: A Computer Program for Propulsion Shafting Analysis and Design," U. S. Navy SURFWARCEN Report, Contr. #N64281-88-M1283, September 1993.

Jones, I. W. and E. Pierre-Louis, "A Linear Thermoviscoelastic Material Model for Solid Rocket Motor Structural Analyses," International Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 20, No. 5-6, May 1985.

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