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Thomas Fronk

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EL 141A
DialPhone: 435-797-3893
SendEmail: thomas.fronk@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1991
Fully-Coupled Fluid-Structure Analysis of a Baffled Rectangular Orthotropic Plate Using the Boundary Element and Finite Element Methods

Expertise

Composite Structures


Teaching Interests

Composite Structures, Numerical Solutions, Finite Element Method, Vibrations

Research Interests

Composite Structures, Impact, Low Temperature Applications, Numerically Modeling

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Naik, D.L, Fronk, T.H, (2016). Weibell Distribution Analysis of the Tensile Strength of the Kenaf Bast Fiber. Fibers and Polymers, 17:10, 1696-1701.
          • Lavadiya, D.N, Fronk, T.H, (2013). Effective Properties of Cell Wall Layers in Bast Fibers. Computational Materials Science
          • Lavadiya , D.N, Fronk, T.H, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BIO-FIBERS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Sampe Journal
          • Fronk, T.H, Womack, K., Ellis, K.D, Finlinson, L.W, (1995). Finite element modeling of damping in constrained layer composite structures induced by enplane loads using ADINA. Computers and Structures, 56:2/3, 357-363.
          • Fronk, T.H, Womack, K.C, Finlinson, L.W, Ellis , K.J, (1995). Finite Element Modeling of Damping in Constrained Layer Composite Structures Induced by Inplane Loads using ADINA. , 47
          • Finlinson, L.W, Fronk, T.H, Womack, K., (1994). Effects of lap joints on damping, strength and stiffness for chevron segmented fibrous composites. Materials for Noise and Vibration Control, ASME, NCA 18/DE 80, 87-96.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

                Research Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Spring 2017

                  MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2017

                  MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Spring 2017

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2017

                  MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2016

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2016

                  ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Summer 2016

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2016

                  MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Spring 2016

                  CEE, MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, Spring 2016

                  MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Spring 2016

                  MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2015

                  MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Fall 2015

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2015

                  ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Summer 2015

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2015

                  MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2015

                  MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Spring 2015

                  MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2014

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2014

                  MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Summer 2014

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2014

                  ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2014

                  MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2014

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2014

                  MAE 5640 - Design for Manufacturability, Fall 2013

                  MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Fall 2013

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2013

                  CEE,MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, Spring 2013

                  CEE,MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2012

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2012

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2012

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2012

                  ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2012

                  CEE,MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2012

                  MAE 5300 - Mechanical Vibrations, Fall 2011

                  MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Fall 2011

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2011

                  ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2011

                  MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2011

                  CEE 5060 - MECH OF COMP MTLS I, Spring 2011

                  MAE 5060 - MECH OF COMP MTLS I, Spring 2011

                  MAE 7080 - Advanced Plate and Shell Theory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

                  CEE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2010

                  MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2010

                  MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Brian Spackman, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Manjunath Prasad, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Dallin Jackson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Josh Hiel, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Tom Loveless, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Matthew Innis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010
                  Dayakar Lavadiya, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2010
                  Brandon Hall, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2011 - May 2013
                  Casey Talbot, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - August 2012
                  Shawn Lang, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - February 2012
                  Michael Lambert, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2010 - August 2011
                  Paul Lyon, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2009 - September 2010
                  Marc Raby, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2009 - June 2010
                  Eric Clark, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, April 2008 - April 2009
                  Daniel Swenson, Eric Clark, Paul Lyon, Michael Lambert, Marc Raby, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, March 2006 - April 2007
                  Andrew Bott, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2001 - May 2003
                  Krishna Venkata, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2001 - May 2003
                  Steven Neville, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, October 2001 - April 2003
                  Rebecca Healy, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2000 - May 2002
                  Chris Potter, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 1996 - March 1998