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William Slaughter

Associate Professor
Pitt's Formula SAE Racing Team Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1991

M.S., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1989

Sc.B., Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 1987

Sun, Z., Wang, Q.M., & Slaughter, W.S. (2018). A solid-state refrigeration based on electrocaloric effect: Device and its analytical model. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 124(6), 064503.AIP Publishing. doi: 10.1063/1.5035079.

Clark, R.M., Besterfield-Sacre, M., Budny, D., Bursic, K.M., Clark, W.W., Norman, B.A., Parker, R.S., Patzer, J.F., & Slaughter, W.S. (2016). Flipping engineering courses: A school wide initiative. Advances in Engineering Education, 5(3).

Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., Siw, S., Chyu, M.K., & Alvin, M.A. (2010). Compressive Creep Testing of Thermal Barrier Coated Nickel-Based Superalloys. Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Education; Electric Power; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy, 1(Art. #091301), 471-482.ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/gt2010-23421.

Chyu, M.K., Mazzotta, D.W., Siw, S.C., Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., & Alvin, M.A. (2009). Aerothermal Challenges in Syngas, Hydrogen-Fired, and Oxyfuel Turbines—Part I: Gas-Side Heat Transfer. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 1(1), 11002-1-11002-8.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.3159479.

Chyu, M.K., Siw, S.C., Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., & Alvin, M.A. (2009). Aerothermal Challenges in Syngas, Hydrogen-Fired, and Oxyfuel Turbines—Part II: Effects of Internal Heat Transfer. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 1(1), 11003-1-11003-10.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.3159480.

De Vita, R., & Slaughter, W.S. (2007). A constitutive law for the failure behavior of medial collateral ligaments. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 6(3), 189-197.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-006-0054-x.

Dean, S.W., Ojo, O.B., Wosu, S.N., Slaughter, W., & Onipede, O.O. (2007). Effect of Penetrator Size on Dynamic Failure Response of Woven Graphite Epoxy Composites around the Critical Perforation Energy. Journal of ASTM International, 4(4), 100271.ASTM International. doi: 10.1520/jai100271.

De Vita, R., & Slaughter, W.S. (2006). A structural constitutive model for the strain rate-dependent behavior of anterior cruciate ligaments. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 43(6), 1561-1570.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2005.04.022.

Krishnan, K., Slaughter, W.S., McAfee, R.J., & Nettleship, I. (2006). A representative volume element for the densification of powders. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 89(7), 2311-2313.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2006.00983.x.

Mo, C., Wright, R., Slaughter, W.S., & Clark, W.W. (2006). Behaviour of a unimorph circular piezoelectric actuator. SMART MATERIALS & STRUCTURES, 15(4), 1094-1102.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/0964-1726/15/4/023.

Ning, X.G., Lovell, M., & Slaughter, W.S. (2006). Asymptotic solutions for axisymmetric contact of a thin, transversely isotropic elastic layer. WEAR, 260(7-8), 693-698.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2005.03.024.

Slaughter, W.S., Mo, C., Wright, R., & Clark, W.W. (2006). Behaviour of a unimorph circular piezoelectric actuator. Smart Mater. Structures, 15, 1094-1102.

Slaughter, W.S., Zhou, G.W., & Yang, J.C. (2005). Terraced hollow oxide pyramids. Phys. Rev. Letters, 94, 246101.

Zhou, G.W., Slaughter, W.S., & Yang, J.C. (2005). Terraced hollow oxide pyramids. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 94(24).American Physical Society (APS). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.246101.

Ennis, B.M., Madan, A., Slaughter, W.S., Barnett, S.A., & Mao, S.X. (2003). Super hardening and deformability in epitaxially grown W/NbN nanolayers under shallow and deep nanoindentations. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 94(10), 6892-6898.AIP Publishing. doi: 10.1063/1.1621083.

Nettleship, I., Patterson, B.R., & Slaughter, W.S. (2003). Evolution of average microstructural properties in the final stage sintering of alumina. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 86(2), 252-256.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1151-2916.2003.tb00008.x.

Ning, X.G., Lovell, M.R., & Slaughter, W.S. (2003). Two-dimensional anisotropic contact behavior of unidirectional continuous FRP composites. JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 125(2), 457-461.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.1510875.

Sun, W., Sacks, M.S., Sellaro, T.L., Slaughter, W.S., & Scott, M.J. (2003). Biaxial mechanical response of bioprosthetic heart valve biomaterials to high in-plane shear. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 125(3), 372-380.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.1572518.

Zhao, M., Slaughter, W.S., Li, M., & Mao, S.X. (2003). Material-length-scale-controlled nanoindentation size effects due to strain-gradient plasticity. Acta Materialia, 51(15), 4461-4469. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6454(03)00281-7.

Zhao, M.H., Slaughter, W.S., Li, M., & Mao, S.X. (2003). Material-length-scale-controlled nanoindentation size effects due to strain-gradient plasticity. ACTA MATERIALIA, 51(15), 4461-4469.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6454(03)00281-7.

Duan, D.M., Wu, N.Q., Zhao, M., Slaughter, W.S., & Mao, S.X. (2002). Effect of strain gradients and heterogeneity on flow strength of particle reinforced metal-matrix composites. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 124(2), 167-173.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.1417487.

Li, Q., Lovell, M.R., Slaughter, W., & Tagavi, K. (2002). Investigation of the morphology of internal defects in cross wedge rolling. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 125, 248-257.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0924-0136(02)00303-5.

Nettleship, I., McAfee, R.J., & Slaughter, W.S. (2002). Evolution of the grain size distribution during the sintering of alumina at 1350 degrees C. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 85(8), 1954-1960.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1151-2916.2002.tb00387.x.

(2001). Length scale effect on mechanical behavior due to strain gradient plasticity. Materials Science and Engineering, (A303), 241-249.

Duan, D.M., Wu, N.Q., Slaughter, W.S., & Mao, S.X. (2001). Length scale effect on mechanical behavior due to strain gradient plasticity. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 303(1-2), 241-249.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0921-5093(00)01907-9.

Slaughter, W.S., & Sacks, M.S. (2001). Modeling fatigue damage in chemically treated soft tissues. FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS, 198-1(198-199), 255-260.Trans Tech Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.198-199.255.

Nettleship, I., & Slaughter, W.S. (1998). Dimensionless parameters for microstructural pathways in sintering. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 81(3), 700-704.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1151-2916.1998.tb02392.x.

Slaughter, W.S., & Nettleship, I. (1998). Dimensionless parameters for microstructural pathways in sintering. J. Am. Ceramic Soc, 81, 700-704.

Fan, J.Q., & Slaughter, W.S. (1997). High strain rate compression of fiber composites. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 45(5), 731-751.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0022-5096(96)00101-9.

Slaughter, W.S., Nettleship, I., Lehigh, M.D., & Tong, P.P.O. (1997). A quantitative analysis of the effect of geometric assumptions in sintering models. ACTA MATERIALIA, 45(12), 5077-5086.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6454(97)00181-X.

Slaughter, W.S., Fan, J., & Fleck, N.A. (1996). Dynamic compressive failure of fiber composites. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 44, 1876-1890.

Clarke, A.R., Archenhold, G., Davidson, N.C., Slaughter, W.S., & Fleck, N.A. (1995). Determining the power spectral density of the waviness of unidirectional glass fibres in polymer composites. Applied Composite Materials, 2(4), 233-243.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/bf00567194.

SLAUGHTER, W.S., & FLECK, N.A. (1994). MICROBUCKLING OF FIBER COMPOSITES WITH RANDOM INITIAL FIBER WAVINESS. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 42(11), 1743-1766.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(94)90070-1.

SLAUGHTER, W.S. (1993). A SELF-CONSISTENT MODEL FOR MULTIFIBER CRACK BRIDGING. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 30(3), 385-398.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/0020-7683(93)90174-6.

SLAUGHTER, W.S., & FLECK, N.A. (1993). VISCOELASTIC MICROBUCKLING OF FIBER COMPOSITES. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 60(4), 802-806.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.2900986.

SLAUGHTER, W.S., & FLECK, N.A. (1993). COMPRESSIVE FATIGUE OF FIBER COMPOSITES. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 41(8), 1265-1284.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(93)90079-U.

SLAUGHTER, W.S., FLECK, N.A., & BUDIANSKY, B. (1993). COMPRESSIVE FAILURE OF FIBER COMPOSITES - THE ROLES OF MULTIAXIAL LOADING AND CREEP. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 115(3), 308-313.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.2904223.

SLAUGHTER, W.S., & SANDERS, J.L. (1991). A MODEL FOR LOAD-TRANSFER FROM AN EMBEDDED FIBER TO AN ELASTIC MATRIX. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 28(8), 1041-1052.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/0020-7683(91)90127-2.

SURESH, S., EWART, L., MADEN, M., SLAUGHTER, W.S., & NGUYEN, M. (1987). FRACTURE-TOUGHNESS MEASUREMENTS IN CERAMICS - PRE-CRACKING IN CYCLIC COMPRESSION. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 22(4), 1271-1276.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/BF01233120.

Sun, Z., Wang, Q.M., & Slaughter, W.S. (2018). The Solid-State Electrocaloric Refrigeration With Unimorph Beam and its Analytical Model. In Volume 8A: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering, 8A-2018.American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/imece2018-88634.

Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., Siw, S., Chyu, M.K., & Alvin, M.A. (2011). Compressive Creep Testing of Thermal Barrier Coated Nickel-Based Superalloys. In JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133(9).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4002816.

Karaivanov, V.G., Siw, S., Chyu, M.K., Slaughter, W.S., & Alvin, M.A. (2009). Substrate Damage Modeling for Advanced Turbine System Airfoils. In Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Electric Power; Awards and Honors, 1, (pp. 309-317).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/gt2009-60112.

Siw, S.C., Chyu, M.K., Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., & Alvin, M.A. (2009). Influence of Internal Cooling Configuration on Metal Temperature Distributions of Future Coal-Fuel Based Turbine Airfoils. In Volume 3: Heat Transfer, Parts A and B, 3(PART B), (pp. 725-736).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/gt2009-59829.

Alvin, M.A., Pettit, F., Meier, G., Yanar, N., Chyu, M., Mazzotta, D., Slaughter, W., Karaivanov, V., Kang, B., Feng, C., Chen, R., & Fu, T.C. (2008). Materials and component development for advanced turbine systems. In Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants - Proceedings from the 5th International Conference, (pp. 413-423). doi: 10.1361/cp2007epri0413.

Karaivanov, V.G., Mazzotta, D.W., Chyu, M.K., Slaughter, W.S., & Alvin, M.A. (2008). Three-Dimensional Modeling of Creep Damage in Airfoils for Advanced Turbine Systems. In Volume 5: Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B, 5(PART A), (pp. 225-234).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/gt2008-51278.

Li, Q., Lovell, M.R., & Slaughter, W. (2002). Experimental investigation of internal defects in the cross wedge rolling process. In Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers. MF, (MF02-131), (pp. 1-7).

Nettleship, I., Schmidt, S.A., Slaughter, W.S., & Lehigh, M.D. (1997). Dimensionless parameters for the analysis of sintering microstructures. 1997 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials.Chicago, IL.

Slaughter, W.S., Fan, J.Q., & Fleck, N.A. (1996). Dynamic compressive failure of fiber composites. Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(96)00050-6.

Slaughter, W.S., & Fleck, N.A. (1993). Microbuckling of fiber composites. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, 162, (pp. 67-76).

Research interests

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