James F. Wilson

James F. Wilson

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Wilson is focused on the areas of engineering mechanics, theoretical and experimental mechanics and structural dynamics, and robotics.

Contact Information

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Specialties

Nonlinear Dynamics
Robotics

Representative Publications

  • Wilson, James F., Smooth mixed geometry profiles of nozzles and transition ducts, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, vol 127 no. 6 (2005), pp. 1211 - 1213 [1.1913704] [abs].
  • Wilson, James F., Segmented impact fracture of toppling truncated cones and tall trees, International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol 30 no. 4 (2004), pp. 351 - 365 [S0734-743X(03)00078-2] [abs].
  • Wilson, James F. and Callis, Eric G., The dynamics of loosely jointed structures, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol 39 no. 3 (2004), pp. 503 - 514 [S0020-7462(02)00219-6] [abs].
  • Wilson, James F., Lightning-induced fracture of masonry and rock, International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol 40 no. 20 (2003), pp. 5305 - 5318 [S0020-7683(03)00289-0] [abs].
  • Wilson, J.F., Energy threshholds for tumbling springs, Int. J. Non-Linear Mech. (UK), vol 36 no. 8 (2001), pp. 1179 - 96 [S0020-7462(00)00088-3] [abs].

Additional Information

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Registered Professional Engineer
  • Keynote Speaker, NASA-RTI Bionics Workshop, 1990
  • NATO-ASI Lecturer, Italy, 1989
  • ASCE National Award: State-of-the-Art Structures Paper, 1987
  • NATO-ASI Lecturer, Italy, 1983
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Melbourne, Fall, 1982
  • ASME National Award, “Innovation in Measurement,” 1978
  • Visiting Scholar, Colorado State University, Fall, 1976
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honorary
  • NATO-ASI Lecturer, England, 1073
  • ASEE-NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, 1969
  • Sigma Xi, Research Honorary
  • Freeman Scholar, 1966, ASME/ASCE National Award