Department of Mechanical Engineering

Paul Joseph

Paul JosephDr. Paul Joseph
Professor
Office: 235 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: 864.656.0545
Fax: 864.656.4435
Email: jpaul

Paul F. Joseph joined the Department in August of 1990. His research interests include fracture mechanics with contact and friction, combined analytical and numerical approaches in fracture and contact, precision glass lens molding and Tweel mechanics. Dr. Joseph is a member of the ASME and AAM.  He has received the Eugene H. Bishop Award and the Byar's Award for excellence in teaching. He has also received a Best Paper Award along with co-author, Fazil Erdogan, from the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging entitled Mechanical Modeling of Multilayered Films on an Elastic Substrate in 1990.

Education

PhD, Lehigh University 1987
MS, Lehigh University, 1982
BA, Franklin & Marshall College, 1979 

Research Interests

Fracture and contact mechanics, lens molding, and tire mechanics. 

Selected Publications

Amir Gasmi, Paul F. Joseph, Timothy B. Rhyne, Steve M. Crom, "Closed-Form Solution of a Shear Deformable Extensional Ring in Contact Between Two Rigid Surfaces," International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 48, pp. 843-853, (2011).

Amir Gasmi and Paul F. Joseph, "Contact Solutions for a Circular Orthotropic Beam Accounting for Transverse Normal Strain," International Journal of Engineering Science, 55, pp. 1-17,(2012).

Amir Gasmi, Paul F. Joseph, Timothy B. Rhyne, Steve M. Crom, "Development of a Two-Dimensional Model of a Compliant Non-Pneumatic Tire," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49, pp. 1723-1740, (2012).

Balajee Ananthasayanam, Paul F. Joseph, Dhananjay Joshi, Scott Gaylord, Laeticia Petit, Vincent Y. Blouin, Kathleen C. Richardson, Daniel L. Cler, Matthew Stairiker, Matthew Tardiff, "Final Shape of Precision Molded Optics:Part I - Computational Approach, Material Definitions and the Effect of lens Shape," Journal of Thermal Stresses, 35, pp. 550-578 (2012).

Balajee Ananthasayanam, Paul F. Joseph, Dhananjay Joshi, Scott Gaylord, Laeticia Petit, Vincent Y. Blouin, Kathleen C. Richardson, Daniel L. Cler, Matthew Stairiker, Matthew Tardiff, "Final Shape of Precision Molded Optics:Part II - Validation and Sensitivity to Material properties and Process Parameters," Journal of Thermal Stresses, 35, pp. 614-636, (2012).

Amir Gasmi, Paul F. Joseph, Timothy B. Rhyne, Steve M. Crom, "The Effect of Transverse Normal Strain in Contact of an Orthotropic Beam Pressed Against a Circular Surface," Internatioal Journal of Solids and Structures, 49, pp. 2604-2616, (2012).