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Dr. Sherrill Biggers

Professor, Associate Department Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator

Engineering Mechanics

Office: 102 D Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-0139
Fax: (864) 656-4435

Sherrill Biggers joined the Department in 1989 after 11 years with Lockheed-Martin where he was manager of NASA composite programs in Burbank.  Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky for 8 years.  He has received teaching awards at both universities. He is a member of ASEE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a Fellow of ASME. He is a registered Professional Engineer.


PhD, Duke University, 1971
MS, Duke University, 1970
BS, North Carolina State University, 1966 

Research Interests

Computational solid mechanics, instructional methods in mechanics, progressive failure and nonlinear response of composite structures, wheel-soil interaction, and optimum design. 

Selected Publications 

Xie, De, and Sherrill Biggers, Jr.,"Delamination Growth and Residual Strength of Compressively Loaded Sandwich Panels with Tailored Face Sheets," Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 11: 133-150 (2009). 

Kolla, A., Ma, J., Summers, J., Biggers, S., Joseph, J., Blouin, V., "Development and Qualitative Testing of Traction Concepts as an Undergraduate Experience," SAE World Congress and Exhibition, B600-Engineering Education, Detroit, MI, April, No. 2010-01-0312 (2010).

Orr, M., Benson, L., Biggers, S.,"The Effect of an Integrated Dynamics and Statistics Course on the Progress and Pathways of Mechanical Engineering Students," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, June, AC 2010-590(2010). 

Biggers, S., and Orr, M.,"Integrated Dynamics and Statics for First Semester Sophomores in Mechanical Engineering," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, June, AC 2010-845( 2010). 

Benson, L.C., S.B. Biggers, W.F. Moss, M.W. Ohland, M.K. Orr, and S.D. Schiff, "Student-Centered Active, Collaborative Learning in Engineering," Int. J. Engng Ed. Vol. 26, NO.5, pp. 1097-1110, (2010). 

Reeves, T.C. and S.B. Biggers, "Evaluation of a Holistic Method to Size a 3-D Wheel-Soil Medel," 30th Annual Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology, Akron, Ohio, Sept. 13-14 (2011). 

Orr, Marisa, T. C. Reeves, J.D. Summers, S.B. Biggers, "A Holistic Method to Size a Dynamic 3-D Wheel-Soiled Mode,l" Journal of Terramechanics (in review). 

Sherrill Biggers