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.
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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