Steven Tipton, PhD, PE, FASM, FASME

Steven Tipton, PhD, PE, FASM, FASME
Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
918-631-2994 Stephenson Hall Room 2060


PhD – Stanford University MS – Stanford University BS – Oklahoma State University


Steven Tipton is a recognized expert in mechanical design, with emphasis in the areas of multiaxial fatigue and plasticity design and analysis and coiled tubing mechanics. He is an active industry consultant and holder of 9 US patents. He is the director of the University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium.

Research Interests

Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
Residual Stress Analysis
Structural Integrity Analysis
Coiled Tubing Mechanics

Teaching Interests

Mechanical Engineering Design
Engineering Mechanics
Materials Science
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics


Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters

  • “Fatigue Behavior of Fluid End Crossbore Using a Coupon-Based Approach”. Fracture, Fatigue, Failure and Damage Evolution, Volume 8, Springer, Cham, 2016, p. 115-23.
  • “Notch Strain Analysis of Crossbore Geometry”. Fracture, Fatigue, Failure and Damage Evolution, Volume 8, Springer, Cham, 2016, p. 125-33.


  • Tipton, S.M. and Daily, J.S., “Internal Thread Strip-out Tests Yield Surprising Results,” Machine Design, Online at
    0113?page=0%2C11 3 Jan 2011.

Courses Taught

  • Structural Fatigue
  • Interdisciplinary Design Projects
  • Mechanics of Materials

Awards & Honors

  • SAE Ralph Teetor Engineering Educator Award
  • Fellow of ASME
  • Fellow of ASM
  • OSPE Outstanding Engineer Award
  • Tulsa University Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Henry R. Worthinton Medal: ASME Petroleum Division
  • Outstanding Teacher Award