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Steven Folkman

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EL 141B
DialPhone: 435-797-2879
SendEmail: steven.folkman@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University, 1990
Measurement and Modeling of Joint Dampening in Large Space Structures
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University, 1978
Engergy Use in the Fluid Milk Industry
BS, Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State University, 1975


Expertise

Structural analysis, finite methods, structural dynamics, design and analysis of buried structures.


Teaching Interests

Structural analysis. Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis for both static and dynamic analyses. Machine design.

Research Interests

structural analysis using finite element methods, structural dynamics, and analysis and testing of buried structures.

Awards

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2007

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

K.B. Woods Award for the best paper in the area of design and construction by the Transportation Research Board , 2006

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, 2002

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award, 1996

College of Engineering, Utah State University

Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award, 1996

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

One of 12 finalists in ASME’s Best Paper Competition , 1996

AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (37th annual)

Research Initiation Award, 1993

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

"Top Prof", 1991

Utah State University Mortar Board

Finalist in the Annual Design Engineering Software Competition Awards, 1986

1986 Fall National ASME Design Engineering Conference

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

      Book Chapters

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Ott, R., Folkman, S.L, “Full Scale Pyroshock Separation Test: Attenuation with Distance. AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
        • Folkman, S.L, Rice, J.D, Sorenson, A., Braithwaite, N., (2012). Survey of Water Main Failures in the United States and Canada. AWWA Journal, 104:10, 70-79.
        • Burgon, R.P, Folkman, S.L, Moser, A.P, (2012). Design Guidelines for Buried Profile-Wall Pipe. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - MultiMedia

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Folkman, S.L, (2012). Pull Tests of PVC Pipe Using Self-Restrained Joints for JM Eagle.
            • Other Reports

            • Folkman, S.L, (2015). Deep Burial Tests of 24" Kanaflex Pipes. *

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Bulletins

              • Folkman, S.L, (1985). How to Compare Fuel and Electricity Costs for Home Heating. Cooperative Extension Service, Utah State University
              • Other

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Scheduled Teaching

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2017

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2017

              ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Spring 2017

              MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2016

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2016

              ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2016

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2016

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2016

              MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2015

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2015

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2015

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2015

              ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2015

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2015

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2015

              CEE,MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2014

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2014

              ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2014

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2014

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2014

              MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2013

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2013

              MAE 3040 - Mechanics of Solids, Fall 2013

              ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2013

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2013

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2013

              MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2012

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2012

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2012

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2012

              MAE 3040 - Mechanics of Solids, Fall 2012

              MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2012

              MAE 6010 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II, Spring 2012

              MAE 4300 - Machine Design, Spring 2012

              MAE 6180 - Dynamics and Vibrations, Fall 2011

              CEE,MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2011

              MAE 3040 - Mechanics of Solids, Fall 2011

              MAE 6010 - FINITE ELEMENT II, Spring 2011

              MAE 4300 - MACHINE DESIGN, Spring 2011

              CEE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2010

              CEE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2010

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2010

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2010

              MAE 5020 - Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I, Fall 2010

              MAE 3040 - Mechanics of Solids, Fall 2010


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Richard Ott, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2014 - November 2016
              Scott Rowley, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2012 - December 2013
              Ammon Sorenson, April 2011 - June 2012
              Andrew Hanson, September 2010 - June 2011
              Brad White, June 2010 - June 2011
              Darin Johnson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, December 2009 - June 2010
              Katherine Berg, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2008
              David Aldous, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, November 2006 - July 2008
              David Winget, 2005
              Jared Jeffery, June 2002 - June 2003
              Orson Eggleston, 2002
              Rex Burgon, 2002
              Jason Eastmond, 2001
              Bret Ashby, 2000
              Michael Stevens, 2000
              Michale Veile, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2000
              Patrick Strong, 2000
              Scott McEntire, 2000
              Jerilyn Downs, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 1999
              Kip Kobayashi, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 1998 - June 1999
              Bret Holman, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 1998
              Jess Crookston, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 1996
              Jeff Bingham, 1996
              Brook Ferney, 1995
              Joe Dutson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 1995
              Mike Veile, 1994
              Edwin Rowsell, 1994
              Greg Ferney, 1993
              Paul Wheelwright, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 1991 - June 1992