Dr. Stanley E. Jones

University Research Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
The College of Engineering
The University of Alabama

Contact Info

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
The University of Alabama
P.O.Box 870280
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0280

Phone: (205) 348-7242
Fax: (205) 348-2094
Email: sejones@coe.eng.ua.edu

Education

B.A. in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1963.
M.S. in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1966.
Ph.D in Applied Science (Applied Mathematics), University of Delaware, 1967.

Courses Teaching

ESM/ME562 - Intermediate Dynamics (fall 2000)
GES551 - Matrix and Vectors (fall 2000)
GES554 - Partial Differential Equation (spring 2000)
ESM/ME691 - Nonlinear Vibrations(Spring 2001)
ESM264 - Elementary Dynamics (fall 2000)

Publications (I have authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and one book. Some of them are listed here.)

Vujanovic, B.D. and Jones, S.E., Variational Methods in Nonconservative Phenomena, Vol. 182 of the series Mathematics in Science and Engineering, Academic Press, New York, 1989 (book).

Foster, J.C., Jr., Jones, S.E., Toness, O., DeAngelis, R.J., and Rule, William K., "An Analytical Estimate for Mass Loss from a High Velocity Rigid Penetrator," in "Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-1999", M.D. Furnish, L.C. Chhabildas, and R.S. Hixson, eds, CP505, pp.1125-1128 (2000).

Rule, Wiliiam K., and Jones, S.E., "Some Remarks on the Optimal Nose Geometry of a Rigid Penetrator in the Presence of Friction," in "Structures Under Extreme Loading Conditions-1999", pp.11-17, D.M.Jerome, ed., 1999 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Boston, MA, August 1-5 (1999).

Jones, S.E., and Rule, William K., "On The Optimal Nose Geometry For A Rigid Penetrator, Including the Effects of Pressure-Dependent Friction", International Journal of Impact Engineering, 24, pp. 403-415 (2000).

Jones, S.E., Rule, William K., Jerome, D.M., and Klug, R.T., "On the Optimal Nose Geometry for a Rigid Penetrator," Computational Mechanics, 22, No.5, pp. 413-417 (1998). A six page summary of this paper appears in Modeling and Simulation Based Engineering, Vol. II, S.N. Atluri and P.E. O’Donoghue, eds., Tech Science Press, Palmdale, CA, pp.1120-1125.

Rule, W.K. and Jones, S.E., "A Revised Form for the Johnson-Cook Strength Model," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 21, No.8, 609-624 (1998)

Jones, S.E., Dringkard, J.A., Rule, W.K., and Wilson, L.L., "An Elementary Theory for the Taylor Impact Test," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 21, nos. 1-2, 1-13 (1998).

Jones, S.E., Wang, P., and Rule, W.K., "A Lagrangian Structure for the General Solution to Autonomous Second Order Systems," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Trans, ASME, 119, 3, 489-491 (1997).

Jones, S.E., " Further Results on the Construction of General Solutions to some Non-Linear, Second Order, Non-Conservative Systems," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 30, 381(1995).

Jones, S.E., and Butson, Gary, J., "On Abel’s Identity, Part I: Nonlinear Differential Equations," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 160, 243, (1993).

Jones, S.E., Butson, Gary J., and Lemmers, Patrick L., "On Abel’s Identity, Part II: The Integration of a Nonlinear, Nonconservative System," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 160, 251, (1993).

Cinnamon, John D., Jones, S.E., House, Joel W., and Wilson, L.L., "A One-Dimensional Analysis of Rod Penetration," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 12, 145 (1992).

Jones, S.E., Gillis, Peter P., Foster, Joseph C.Jr., and Wilson, L.L., "A One-Dimensional, Two-Phase Flow Model for Taylor Impact Specimens," : Recent advances in Impact Dynamics of Engineering Structures –1989, D.Hui and N. Jones, eds., ASME, New York, (1989), 19, and Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, (Trans. ASME), 113, 228 (1991).

Wilson, L.L., Foster, Joseph C. Jr., Jones, S.E., and Gillis, Peter P., Experimental Rod Impact Results, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 8, 15, (1989).

Jones, S.E., and Vujanovic, B., "On the Inverse Lagrangian Problem," Acta Mechanica, 73, 245, (1988).

Jones, S.E., Atanackovic, T.M., and Dehn, M., "Remarks on the Brachistochrone with Viscous Friction," American Journal of Physics, 56, 758, (1988).

Govindaraju, R.S., Jones, S.E., and Kavvas, M.L., "On the Diffusion Wave Model for Overland Flow, Part I. Solution for Steep Slopes," Water Resources Research, 24, 734, (1988).

Govindaraju, R.S., Jones, S.E., and Kavvas, M.L., "On the Diffusion Wave Model for Overland Flow, Part II. Steady Stats Analysis," Water Resources Research, 24, 745, (1988).

Jones, S.E., and Wood, D.J., "An Exact Solution of the Waterhammer Problem in a Single Pipeline with Simulated Line Friction," Unsteady Flows and Design Considerations in Vessel and Piping Systems, F.J. Moody and Y.W.Shin, eds., PCP Vol. 140, 21, ASME, New York (1988).

Jones, S.E., Gillis, Peter P., and Foster, Joseph C., Jr., "On the Equation of Motion of the Underformed Section of a Taylor Impact Specimen," Journal of Applied Physics, 61, 499, (1987).

Jones, S.E., Gillis, Peter P., and Foster, Joseph C., Jr., "On the Penetration of Semi-Infinite Targets by Long Rods," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 35, 121, (1987).

Jones, S.E., and Gillis, Peter P., "An Elementary Scaling Law for Rod Impact Specimens," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 4, 195, (1985).

Jones, S.E., and Gillis, Peter P., "A Generalized Quadratic Flow Law for Sheet Metals," Metallurgical Transactions A, 15, 129, (1984).

Jones, S.E., and Gillis, Peter P., "An Analysis of Biaxial Stretching of a Flat Sheet," Metallurgical Transactions A, 15, 133, (1984).

Gillis, P.P, and Jones, S.E., "Tensile Deformation of a Flat Sheet," International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 21, 109, (1979).

Jones, S.E., Gillis, P.P., and Shalaby, A.H., "Stress distributions in the Vicinity of a Neck," Journal of Applied Physics, 50, 3168, (1979).

Jones, S.E., "Upper Yield Points of Nonlinear Viscoplastic Materials," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 13, 177, (1978).

Gillis, P.P., and Jones, S.E., "Tensile Deformation of a Round Bar," Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 12, 365, (1978).

Atanackovic, T.J. and Jones, S.E., "A Generalized Variational Formulation," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 48, 672, (1974).

Wood, D.J. and Jones, S.E., "Waterhammer Charts for Various Types of Valves," Journal of the Hydraulics Division of ASCE, 99HY, 167, (1973).

Jones, S.E., "A Class of Minimal Variational Principles for Some Nonconservative Systems," Journal of Applied Mechanics, 40, (Trans. AMSE 95E), 114, (1973).

Jones, S.E., and Wood, D.J., "The Effect of Axial Boundary Motion on Pressure Surge Generation," Journal of Basic Engineering, (Trans. ASME) 94D, 441, (1972).

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