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Macon, Georgia, United States
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November 10, 2012

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RICHARD

K. KUNZ, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School

of Engineering

Mercer

University

1400

Coleman Ave

Macon, GA 31207

(478)

***-****

abpkwo@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Doctor

of Philosophy in Engineering Science and Mechanics

Georgia

Institute of Technology September

1978Dissertation

title: The Pressure Field Generated by a Fluid Film Entrained Between Two

Non-Conforming Elastic Bodies Dissertation

directed by G. M. Rentzepis

Master

of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Georgia

Institute of Technology December 1974Thesis

Title: Thermal and Traction Behavior in Sliding Elastohydrodynamic Contacts

Thesis

directed by W. O. Winer

Bachelor

of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Cornell

University January 1974PROFESSIONAL

REGISTRATION AND SECURITY CLEARANCERegistered

Professional Engineer, State of Utah, License No. 556****-**** DoD

Secret Clearance, 2004 TECHNICAL

SKILLS Experienced using Abaqus, I-DEAS,

Mathematica, Visual Basic for Applications, Fortran Hands-on experience in product development

cycle including concept, design, analysis, tooling, prototype fabrication,

qualification testing Experienced in technical marketing

and proposal development Extensive background in structural

analysis methods development applicable to a wide variety of material systems,

including fiber composites, elastomers, and solid propellant

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE

Mercer

Engineering Research Center

Warner Robins, GA 2006 2010

Faculty

Consultant Applied MechanicsEvaluated structural requirements

of and performed material trade studies for potential replacement material

systems for honeycomb sandwich structure on C-5 aircraftPerformed finite element modeling

of C-5 aircraftPerformed thermal/structural finite

element analysis of C-130 IR shield componentsPerformed finite element modeling of C-130 center wing structure strain

gage correlation

ATK

Thiokol, Inc. - Brigham City, UT

1991 - 2006

Senior

Staff Engineer/Scientist - Design and AnalysisHad

primary engineering responsibility for technology development and international

marketing of predictive age-life evaluation programs for solid propellant

rocket motors Served

as Principal Investigator on U.S. Government programs investigating cumulative

damage, nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive behavior, failure and fracture

of solid rocket propellant and bondline systems. Designed

and developed a unique non-cylindrical composite pressure vessel for which

a U.S. Patent and several foreign patents were issued. Served as Principal

Investigator on several government- and internally-funded programs for research

and development of composite conformable pressure vessels for alternative-fuel

vehicles. Developed

material characterization and hyperelastic analysis methods for elastomeric

structures

Lockheed

Aeronautical Systems Company - Burbank, CA

1988 - 1991

Design

Specialist, Senior - Advanced Composite Structures Performed

composite structural analysis methods development and research on composite

materials and structures Technical

Proposal Manager for Advanced Composites Technology Program for which Lockheed

was awarded $9.5M by NASA Langley Research Center Program

Manager for NASA Contract NAS1-17925, "Failure Analysis and Damage Tolerance

of Composite Aircraft Structures" Principal

Investigator on NASA contract NAS1-15949, Task 22, "Analysis and Sizing

of Postbuckled Stiffened Composite Panels" Performed

research on local stability of composite sandwich structures

Lockheed

Aeronautical Systems Company - Marietta,

GA 1985 - 1988

Specialist

Engineer - Advanced Structures Performed

composite structural analysis methods development and research on composite

materials and structures Principal

Investigator of Independent Research Project - Application of Expert Systems

to Composite Design Research

on residual thermal stresses in composite laminates, postbuckling of laminated

plates, micromechanics of metal matrix composites

Lockheed-Georgia

Company 1984 - 1985

Consultant

- Advanced Structures Performed research in areas of micromechanics

of discontinuous fiber composites and active vibration control

Lockheed-Georgia

Company Summer 1984

College

Faculty Associate - Advanced Structures Performed research in micromechanics

of short-fiber reinforced composites ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Mercer

University

Macon, GA 2006 present

Associate

Professor Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUndergraduate courses taught:

Statics/Solid

Mechanics

Dynamics

Manufacturing Practices

Solid

Mechanics III

Flight Structures

Senior Design I, II

Laminated Composites

Applied Elasticity

Continuum Mechanics

Georgia

Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA 1978

- 1985

Assistant

Professor School of Engineering Science and MechanicsUndergraduate courses taught

Statics

Dynamics

Mechanics

of Deformable Bodies

Mechanics

of Materials (for students in College of Architecture ) Graduate

courses taught

Advanced

Strength of Materials

Applied

Elasticity I, II

Analytical

Fracture Mechanics Performed research in areas of impact-induced

delamination in composite laminates; mechanics of adhesion; mechanics of elastohydrodynamic

lubrication Secured external research funding

from Lockheed-Georgia Co., Continental Forest Industries, National Science

Foundation Provided guidance and supervision

to undergraduate and graduate students, including 4 M.S. Theses

AWARDS

Mercer University School of Engineering 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year Team

Recognition Award, CDA Program, Thiokol, October 2001 Team

Recognition Award, PSTA Program, Thiokol, July 2000 Solid

Contributor Award, Nissan Airship Proposal, Thiokol, January 1999 Recognition

for Contribution to Castor 120 Motor Program, March, 1998 Outstanding

Contribution Award, Thiokol Science and Engineering, October, 1995. Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers,

1981 Advisor's

Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Engineering, Georgia Tech

Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1981. Award

for Outstanding Doctoral Research in Engineering, Georgia Tech Chapter of

Sigma Xi., 1979. National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1975-1978.

PROFESSIONAL

ACTIVITIES Senior

Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and

AstronauticsMember,

Member,

Member, Sigma

XiParticipant,

AIAA Pressure Vessel Standards Working Group, 1996 1999 Textbook

reviews for Prentice-Hall, Harper & Row publishers Paper reviews for Mechanics Research Communications, Applied

Mechanics Reviews, American Society of Engineering Education

PUBLICATIONS

IN JOURNALS AND PROCEEDINGS

R. K. Kunz, Characterization of

Solid Propellant for Linear Cumulative Damage Modeling, Paper No. AIAA-2009-5257,

Proceedings, 45 th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit,

Denver, CO, August 2009. R. K. Kunz, Manufacturing Practices:

A Hands-On Course in Metalworking for Engineering Undergraduates, Proceedings,

ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Marietta, GA, April 2009 C. N. Yarborough, E. M. Childress,

R. K. Kunz, Shape Recovery and Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Composites,

Proceedings of IMECE 2008, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering

Conference and Exposition, Boston, MA, November 2008. R. K. Kunz, Continuum Damage Mechanics

Modeling of Solid Propellant, Paper No. AIAA-2008-4973, Proceedings, 44th

AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 2008. R. K. Kunz, Connecting Industry Experience

with Classroom Instruction, Proceedings, ASEE Southeastern Section Annual

Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2008 R.

P. Graham and R. K. Kunz, Specimen Optimization by Analysis and Testing,

Part I: Analysis, Proceedings, JANNAF 38 th Structures and Mechanical Behavior

Subcommittee Meeting, Newport, RI, March 2007. R.

P. Graham, M. K. Tavoian, and R. K. Kunz, Specimen Optimization by Analysis

and Testing, Part II: Testing, Proceedings, JANNAF 38 th Structures and Mechanical

Behavior Subcommittee Meeting, Newport, RI, March 2007 C.

A. Rotz and R. K. Kunz, Efficient Formulation of the Generalized Method of

Cells for Solid Propellant Constitutive Modeling, Proceedings, Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air

Force (JANNAF) 37 th Structures and Mechanical Behavior Subcommittee Meeting,

San Diego, CA, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, Johns Hopkins University,

Nov. 2005. R.

S. Hyde, R. P. Graham, .R. K. Kunz, I. L. Davis, T.

E. Doyle, and J. W. Burns, Service Life Prediction

Technology Program Results Overview, Proceedings, Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air

Force (JANNAF) 36 th Structures and Mechanical Behavior Subcommittee Meeting,

New Orleans, LA, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, Johns Hopkins University,

Mar. 2004. R.

K. Kunz, K. L. Laheru, Bondline General Failure Criterion, Proceedings,

Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) 35 th Structures and Mechanical Behavior

Subcommittee Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency,

Johns Hopkins University, Aug. 2002. K. L. Laheru, R. K. Kunz, Wedge Specimens Under Simultaneous

Straining and Cooling, AIAA Paper No. 2001-3286, 37 th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE

Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT, July 8-11, 2001.

K.

L. Laheru, R. K. Kunz, Propellant 3-D Specimen Under Simultaneous Straining

and Cooling, Proceedings, 50th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, Salt Lake City,

UT, CPIA Publication 705, Vol. II pp. 585-594, Chemical Propulsion Information

Agency, Johns Hopkins University, July, 2001. R.

K. Kunz, R. P. Golde, B. M. McQuivey, High Pressure Conformable Hydrogen

Storage for Fuel Cell Vehicles, Proceedings, 10 th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting

and Exhibition, Vienna, VA, April 7-9, 1999, sponsored by National Hydrogen

Association. R.

P. Golde, R. K. Kunz, M. J. Warner, The Shape of Things to Come, SAMPE Journal,

March/April 1999. R.

K. Kunz, R. P. Golde, Conformable Natural Gas Storage Technologies, Proceedings,

Annual Automotive Technology Development Customers' Coordination Meeting,

Vol. III, pp. 541-551, Dearborn, MI, October 1997. M.

D. Blair, R. K. Kunz, M. J. Warner, K Davis, E. Wolcott, D. Turner, J Bennett,

Composite Conformable Pressure Vessel, U.S. Patent No. 5,577,630, US Patent

and Trademark Office, November 1996. R.

K. Kunz, L. J. Johnson, M. D. Blair, Conformable Tanks for Natural Gas Storage,

Proceedings, Annual Automotive Technology Development Customers' Coordination

Meeting, Vol. III, Dearborn, MI, October 1996. R.

K. Kunz, M. D. Blair, M. J. Warner, R. P. Graham, Conformable Pressurized

Fuel Storage for Increased Vehicle Range, SAE Paper No. 961673, from Design

Innovations in Alternative Fuels Technologies (SP-1186), Society of Automotive

Engineers, August 1996. J. W. Sinclair, D. G. Shook, M. C. Hawkins, R. K. Kunz, Propellant-Case

Interface Technology Program II. Chemical-Mechanical P/L/I Properties, 1993

JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, Monterey, CA, CPIA Publication 602, Vol. III, pp.

15-24, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, Johns Hopkins University, November

1993. R. K. Kunz and J. C. Howes, Characterization of Elastomers

for Nonlinear Flex Seal Analysis, Proceedings, 1992 JANNAF Rocket Nozzle

Technology Subcommittee Meeting, Sunnyvale, CA, CPIA Publication 592, pp.

677-690, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, Johns Hopkins University

December 1992. R.

K. Kunz, Postbuckling of Stiffened Composite Plates Under Combined Loading,

Proceedings, 8 th DoD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural

Design, 1989. R.

K. Kunz and G. M. Rentzepis, Forced Penetration of Fluids into Porous Media

- One-Dimensional Case, Proceedings of the Southeastern Conference on Theoretical

and Applied Mechanics, April 1986. R.

K. Kunz, On the Determination of Transient Interlaminar Stresses in a Composite

Laminate Subject to Impact, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 11, No.

3, May/June 1984, pp. 227-232. R.

K. Kunz and G. M. Rentzepis, The Pressure Field in a Two-Dimensional Elastohydrodynamic

System, Proceedings of the Ninth U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics,

Ithaca, NY, June 1982. R.

K. Kunz and G. M. Rentzepis, The Stress Field Generated by a Cylinder Subject

to an EHD Process, Proceedings of the 16 th Midwestern Mechanics Conference,

Manhattan, KS, September 1979. G.

M. Rentzepis and R. K. Kunz, Dispersion of Plane Waves in Laminated Media,

Proceedings of the 20 th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials

Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 1979. R.

K. Kunz and W.O. Winer, Prediction of Traction in Sliding EHD Contacts,

Trans. ASME, Journal of Lubrication Technology, Series F, Vol. 98, p. 363,

1976.

INVITED

PRESENTATIONS

R.

K. Kunz, K. L. Laheru, T. L. Hendrickson, Propellant and Bondline Fracture

Mechanics in CDA, JANNAF Service Life Panel Workshop, Wright-Patterson AFB,

Dayton, OH, November 2000 R.

K. Kunz, R. P. Golde, "Conformable CNG Storage - The Shape of Things

to Come," 16 th National NGV Conference and Exhibition, Providence,

RI, September 1998. R.

K. Kunz, R. P. Golde, On-Board Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Vehicles,

M & P Issues for Hydrogen Systems panel, 43 rd International SAMPE Symposium

and Exhibition, Anaheim, CA, 31 May-4 June 1998. R.

K. Kunz, Smart Tanks' for CNG Fuel Storage, Gr/Ep Rocket Motor Case Experience

Sharing Meeting, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, May 5-7, 1998. R. K. Kunz, Conformable CNG Storage - The Shape of Things

to Come, 15 th National NGV Conference and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT, September 1997. R.

K. Kunz, What's New in Compressed Natural Gas, Idaho 's Clean Cities Workshop

and Exhibition, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, September 1996. R.

K. Kunz, Hyperelastic Analysis of Elastomeric Bearings, Utah State University

Graduate Seminar, February 1992. R.

K. Kunz and P. K. Willey, LAMDA - The Laminate Design Assistant, 1 st Annual

Lockheed Computer-Aided Engineering Symposium, October 1987. R.

K. Kunz, Application of Expert Systems to Composite Design, Lockheed Composites

Technology Symposium, Calabasas, CA, June 1987. R.

K. Kunz, R. E. Barrie, and P. K. Willey, Potential Uses of Artificial Intelligence

in Composite Design and Manufacture, 2 nd Annual Lockheed Artificial Intelligence

and Strategic Computing Symposium, Atlanta, GA, September 1986. R.

K. Kunz, Micromechanics of Short-Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, Clemson

University Graduate Seminar, October 1986. R.

K. Kunz, The Pressure Field Generated in an Elastohydrodynamic Process,

University of Massachusetts Graduate Seminar, Amherst, MA, February 1978.



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