Prof. David Roylance
Room 6-113D, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
- 1964 BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
- 1968 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
- 1968-70: Captain, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. Service at the
Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center and the U.S. Army
Engineer Command, Vietnam.
- 1970-74: Group Leader, Organic Materials Laboratory, Army
Materials and Mechanics Research Center.
- 1975-2011: Associate Professor of Materials Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 2011 - present: Associate Professor Emeritus of Materials
Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
RESEARCH INTERESTS - polymers and composites engineering
- Physics of fracture in oriented polymers
- Biomedical applications of polymers
- Environmental degradation of polymers and composites
- Numerical analysis of reactive polymer processing
- Impact and wave propagation in textile structures
- Thermomechanical damage in elastomers
- Polymer viscoelasticity
- Finite element analysis
Full publication list
- D. Roylance, "Assessment of Olefin-Based IUD
Tail Strings," Journal of Applied Biomaterials, Vol. 4
pp. 289-301 (1993).
- D. Roylance, P. Chammas, J. Ting, H. Chi and B. Scott, "Numerical Modeling of Fabric Impact,"
Procedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME), San Francisco, October 1995.
- D. Roylance,
Mechanics of Materials, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.
- D. Roylance, C. Jenkins and G. Dieter, "The
Materials-Mechanics Linkage in the Engineering Curriculum,"
Journal of Materials Education, Vol. 21, pp. 145-148, 1999.
- D. Roylance, Modules in
Mechanics of Materials, A web-based collection of educational
modules developed under the auspices of the National Science
- J. Player, M. Roylance, W. Zukas and D. Roylance, "Modeling of Ultrasonic Processing," Journal of
Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 93, pp. 1609-1615, 2004.