Name:Wilburn Ray Whittington
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Research Associate
Email: wrw51@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2180
Office Phone:(662) 325-8558
Alternate Phone:(662) 769-9400

Biography:Wilburn has a background in fabrication and experimental design applied to to high rate phenomena, automotive component testing, and materials characterization. During this time he became involved with the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) by aiding in the improvement of Hopkinson bar testing as well as well as high rate instrumentation. He was then named the 2010 Bagley Undergraduate Researcher of the year being recognized at the college and university level. Wilburn later joined CAVS in the fall of 2010 after receiving his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU). He has sense provided the development of experimental equipment and software and provided experimental methods on a number of government and private projects.

Research Interest: High rate phenomena, mechanical testing and evaluation, instrumentation

Hobbies:Disc golf, softball, camping

Publications: Francis, D.K., Whittington, W. R., Lawrimore, W. B., Allison, P. G., Turnage, S. A., & Bhattacharyya, J. J. (2016). Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Graphical Analysis Tool. Experimental Mechanics. online, 1-5. DOI:10.1007/s11340-016-0191-9.

Whittington, W. R., Oppedal, A. L., Francis, D.K., & Horstemeyer, M. (2015). A Novel Intermediate Strain Rate Testing Device: The Serpentine Transmitted Bar. International Journal of Impact Engineering. Elsevier. 81, 1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.02.009. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Ma, Q., Li, B., Oppedal, A. L., Whittington, W. R., Horstemeyer, S., Marin, E., Wang, P., & Horstemeyer, M. (2012). Strain Rate Dependence of Twinning at 450°C and Its Effect on Microstructure of an Extruded Magnesium Alloy. Materials Science and Engineering A. Elsevier. 559, 314-318.

Tucker, M.T., Horstemeyer, M., Whittington, W. R., Solanki, K.N., & Gullett, P. (2010). The Effect of Varying Strain Rates and Stress States on the Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture of Aluminum Alloys. In Elsevier (Ed.), Mechanics of Materials. 42(10), 895-907. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Prabhu, R., Horstemeyer, M., McCollum, M., Whittington, W. R., Bouvard, J.-L., Sherburn, J. A., Williams, L. N., Marin, E., & Liao, J. (2010). Traumatic Brain Injury: Coupled Experiment/Finite Element Simulation On High Rate Mechanical Response Of Porcine Brain. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2010). Naples, Florida, USA: ASME.

Total Publications by this Author: 30