Richard Patton

Richard PattonAssociate Professor 
Office: 203 Carpenter
Email: patton@me.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-7311

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1990
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 1976
M.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University, 1975
B.S.,  Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1972

Experience Record

2015-Present,  Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
1991-2015,  Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
1993,  AFOSR Summer Faculty Researcher at the Phillips Lab, Albuquerque, NM
1987-1991,  Affiliate Instructor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
1976-1983,  Engineer, Structural Analysis Department, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigann

Specialty Areas

Solid biofuels

Publications

Selected Recent Papers:

  • R. D. Patton, C. U. Pittman, Jr., L. Wang, J. R. Hill, A. Day, “Ablation, Mechanical and Thermal Conductivity Properties of Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber/Phenolic Matrix Composites,” Composites, Part A, Vol. 33, Issue 2, 2002, pp. 243-251.
  • Patton, R. D., Pittman, C. U. Jr., L. Wang, J. R. Hill, “Vapor-Grown Carbon Fiber Composites With Epoxy and Poly (Phenylene Sulphide) Matrices,” Composites, Part A, Vol. 30, 1999, pp. 1081-1091.
  • Chung-Chu Teng and Richard D. Patton, “Field Experiments for Buoy/Mooring Dynamics – Experimental Setup and Preliminary Results,” Ocean Community Conference ’98, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 16-19, 1998.
  • Patton, R. D., C. U. Pittman, and L. Wang, “Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Composites With Epoxy and Poly (Phenylene Sulfide) Matrices,”Proceedings of the 29th International SAMPE Technical Conference , Vol. 29, Oct 28-Nov. 1, 1997, Orlando Florida, pp 77-84.
  • C. U. Pittman, Jr., L. Wang, and R. D. Patton, “Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Composites With Epoxy and Poly (Phenylene Sulfide) Matrices,” Extended Abstracts of the 23rd Biennial Conference on Carbon, Vol. II, pp. 298-299, 1997, Penn State University, July 18-23, 1997.
  • Patton, R. D. and Marks, P. C., “One-Dimensional Finite Elements Based on the Daubechies Family of Wavelets,” AIAA Journal , Vol. 34, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 1696-1699.
  • Patton, R. D., “Ply Thickness Measurement Using Ultrasonic Signal Deconvolution in Composites,” 5th Annual ASNT Research Symposium on Engineering Tools for Life-Cycle NDE, March 18-22, 1996.
  • Patton, R. D. and Marks, P. C., “The Rod Wavelet Finite Element, a New Type of Finite Element,” 36th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conferences and Adaptive Structures Forum, April 10-13, 1995. The above paper was chosen for the interactive plenary session, which is recognition of excellence.
  • Patton, R. D. and Marks, P. C., “Application of the Rod Wavelet Finite Element to Dynamic Systems,” 36th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conferences and Adaptive Structures Forum, April 10-13, 1995.
  • Patton, R. D., and Killen, A., “Discrete Adaptive Filters for Short-Lived Dynamic Systems,” Proceedings of the 25th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 323-327, (1993).
  • Patton, R. D. et. al., “Automated Cloth Using Adaptive Force Feedback Control,” Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 114, December 1992, pp. 731-733.
  • Patton, R. D., “Lyapunov Stability and Convergence of On-line Parameter Estimators for Linear Deterministic Systems,” Control and Computers, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1990, pp. 1-3.
  • Geck, P. E. and Patton, R. D., “”A Primer on Front Wheel Drive Engine Mounts,” Automotive Engineering, Vol. 92, No. 5, May 1984, pp. 64-67.
  • Geck, P. E. and Patton, R. D., “Front Wheel Drive Engine Mount Optimization,” SAE Paper 840736.