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Mechanical Engineering

Oscar Barton, Jr.

Professor and Department Chair
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6501
obarton@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    Howard University, (1993)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Sensitivity methods in composite structural mechanics"
    
    Howard University, (1987)
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    
    Tuskegee University, (1984)
    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    
    
RESEARCH AREAS
    Composite structural mechanics
    Approximate closed-form analysis
    Variational methods
    
    
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
    Barton, Jr., O. "Approximate Method for Buckling Of Symmetric Composite Laminates under Thermal Loading." Journal of Thermoplastic Composites, 2008
    Barton, Jr., O. "Buckling of Simply-Supported Rectangular Plates Under Combined Bending and Compression Using Eigensensitvity Analysis." Journal of Thin Wall Structures Volume 46. No. 6(2008): 435- 441.
    Barton, Jr., O. "Eigensensitivity Analysis of Moisture-Related Buckling of Marine Composite Panels." Ocean Engineering Volume 34. No 11-12 (2007): 1543-1551.
    Barton, Jr., O. and Mouring, S. "On the Moisture-Related Buckling of Marine Composite Panels using Approximate Analysis." Ocean Engineering Volume 34. No 11-12 (2007): 1778-1780.
    Whitworth, H, Otheino, M, Barton, Jr., O. "Failure Analysis of Composite Pin-Loaded Joints." Composite Structures. Volume 59 (2003): 347-365.
    
    
AWARDS
    Letter of Commendation from Superintendent, 2006
    Navy Meritorious Commendation, 2006
    Letter of Appreciation, Director of Engineering and Weapons
    
    
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
    A.S.M.E.
    A.S.E.E.
    S.E.M.
    N.S.B.E.
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