James A. Sherwood

 

 

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854

Voice (978) 934-3313
Fax (978) 945-5701

B.S. in Engineering Science, University of Cincinnati (1976)
M.S. in Applied Mechanics, University of Cincinnati (1977)
PhD in Aerospace Eng'g & Eng'g Mechanics, University of Cincinnati (1987)  


Dr. Sherwood's research interests lie in the field of constitutive modeling, mechanical behavior of materials with emphasis on composites, finite element methods with emphasis on high speed impact.


RECENT JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J. and Chen, J., 2007, "Development of a Friction Model for Use in the Thermostamping of Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Woven Fabrics," Composites Part A, Vol. 38, p. 393-406.

Lu Liu, Julie Chen, Xiang Li, James Sherwood, 2005, "Two-Dimensional Macro-Mechanics Shear Models of Woven Fabrics", Composites Part A, Vol. 36, p. 105-114.

Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J. and Chen, J., 2005, "A Friction Model for use with a Commingled Fiberglass-Polypropylene Plain-Weave Fabric and the Metal Tool during Thermostamping", European Finite Element Revue, Vol. 14, No. 6-7, p. 729-751.

Lu Liu, Julie Chen, Jennifer Gorczyca, James Sherwood, 2004, "Modeling of Friction and shear in thermo-stamping process - Part II", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 38, p. 1931-1947.

Li, X., Sherwood, J., Liu, L. and Chen, J., 2004, "A material model for woven commingled glass-polypropylene composite fabrics using a hybrid finite element approach", International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol. 21, p. 59-70.

Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J., Lu, L. and Chen, J., 2004, "Friction and Shear in Thermostamping of Composites - Part I", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 38, p. 1911-1929.

Chen, J. Sherwood, J.A., Buso, P., Chow, S., and Lussier, D., 2000, “Stamping of Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites,” Polymer Composites, V.21, n.4, pp.539-547.

 

RECENT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Xiang Li, James A. Sherwood, Lu Liu, and Julie Chen, 2005, “Simulation of Double Dome Stamping of Twill Woven Fabric Composites,” Proceedings of the 8th ESAForm Conference on Material Forming, Cluj, Romania.

Vedula, G., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "An Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Relationship amongst the Sweetspot, COP, and Vibration Nodes in Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA.

Drane, P., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "Characterization of the Effect of Temperature on Baseball COR performance," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA.

Nabeshima, S., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "Comparison of the Performance of U.S. and Japanese Aluminum Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA.

J.L. Gorczyca, J.A. Sherwood, J. Chen, 2004, "Friction at the Tool-Fabric Interface during the Thermostamping of Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics", Proceedings of the 7th ESAForm Conference on Material Forming, Trondheim, Norway, Vol. 7, p. 337.

Li, X., Sherwood, J., Liu, L., and Chen, J., 2004,"Hybrid Finite Element Model of Woven-Fabric Composite", Proceedings of the 19th Annual American Society for Composites Conference.

Lu Liu, Julie Chen, James Sherwood, 2004, "Analytical Model of Shear of 4-harness Satin Weave Fabrics", 8th Numiform Conference paper, Vol. CP712, p. 338.

Lu Liu, Julie Chen, and James Sherwood, 2004, "Parametric Study of Commingled Glass/Polypropylene Woven Fabrics during Shear", Proceedings of the 19th Annual American Society for Composites Conference.

Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J. and Chen, J., 2004, "Thermostamping of Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics: FEA with User-Defined Subroutines in ABAQUS/Standard ", Proceedings for the 19th Annual American Society for Composites Conference.

Lu Liu, Julie Chen, James Sherwood, 2004, "Material Modeling and Benchmark Testing of Woven-Fabric Composites in the Thermo-Stamping Process", 7th ESAForm Conference paper, Vol. 7, p. 357.

Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J. and Chen, J., 2003, "Friction between the Tool and the Fabric During the Thermostamping of Woven Co-Mingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics", Proceedings for the 18th Annual American Society for Composites Conference.

Li, X., Sherwood, J. Lu, L., Chen, J., 2003, "Material Model and Finite Element Model for Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics", Proceedings for the 18th Annual American Society for Composites Conference.

Chen, J., Chow, S., Lussier, D., Sherwood, J., 2002, “Viscosity-Based Models for Shear and Friction Response of Glass/Thermo-Plastic Fabrics," 5th ESAFORM Conference, 14-17 April 2002, Krakow, Poland.

Fallon, L.P., and Sherwood, J.A., 2002, “A Study of the Barrel Constructions of Baseball Bats,” 4th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, Kyoto, Japan.

Drane, P.J. and Sherwood, J.A., 2002, “The Effects of Moisture Content and Workhardening on Baseball Bat Performance,” 4th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, Kyoto, Japan.

 

RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS

"Linking Process-Induced Properties to Thermoplastic-Matrix Woven-Fabric Composites Performance," Co-PI with Professors Chen and Gorbatikh, National Science Foundation, $360,000 (2005-2008).

"Laboratory and Field Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance," Rawlings Sporting Goods, $25,000 (2005-2006).

"Multifunctional Composites," (NASA SBIR Phase II) Co-PI with Professors Chen and Avitabile, EIC Laboratories, $136,268, (2004-2006).

"Comparison of the 2003 NCAA Baseball Bat Certification Protocol and the ASTM High-Speed Baseball Standard," Principal Investigator, NCAA, $110,887, (2005).

"Experimental Investigation of Wood Baseball Bats," Principal Investigator, Major League Baseball, $109,016, (2004-2005).

"Comparison Testing of the Regular Season and World Series Baseballs for 2003, 2004 and 2005," Principal Investigator, Major League Baseball, $23,964, (2003-2005).

"Honeycomb Compression and Crush Tests," Principal Investigator, KaZaK Composites, $1160, (2004).

"Testing of Carbons," Principal Investigator, Triton, $4125, (2004).

"Design of an Attachment Insert for a Balsa-Core Composite Panel," Principal Investigator, Office of Naval Research STTR with KaZaK Composites, $120,000, (2003-2004).

 


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