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Dr. Douglas E. Smith
Dr. Douglas E. Smith
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Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Mechanical Engineering

  • Ph.D. ME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,1996
  • M.S. ME, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1993
  • B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 1985
  • B.S., Eng. and Physics -Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1985
  • ME 3323 Machine Design
  • ME 4327/5327 Numerical Methods
Recently Taught Courses:
  • ME 4323 Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 4325 Dynamic Systems
  • ME 5397 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • ME 5397 Finite Elements in Design
  • MAE 3100 Computer Methods in Eng. Analysis and Design (Univ. of MO)
  • MAE 4001/7001 Applied Finite Element Analysis for Engineers (Univ. of MO)
  • MAE 4900 Mechanical Design II (Univ. of MO)
  • MAE 4920/7920 Advanced Computational Design (Univ. of MO)
  • MAE 4600/7600 Advanced Strength of Materials
Research Interests:

Development of finite element methods for simulation based design, inverse analyses and computational biomechanics with a focus on design sensitivity analysis, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization, and reliability-based design. Applications include polymer and composites processing, fiber orientation modeling, structural optimization, biomechanics, and thermo-mechanical response of lasers and railguns. This research includes theoretical development, computer implementation and industrial application.