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Steven Tipton, PhD

Steven Tipton, PhD
Director of The University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium
Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
918-631-2994 Stephenson Hall Room 2060

Education

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

Bio

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 the director of the University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

Engineering Mechanics
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering Design
Materials Science
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

Publications

  • McLagan J.R., Daily J.S., Tipton S.M., Shepherd C.M., Olson N.M., Marshall M.R., and Caruso J.F., “Assessment of the reliability of vertical jump performance from an instrumented platform.” NSCA National Conference and Exhibition Abstracts. Page 32, 2009.

  • Kilambi, S. and Tipton, S.M., Development of an algorithm to measure defect geometry using a 3D laser scanner Published 25 June 2012, 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd., Measurement Science and Technology, Volume 23, Number 8

  • Tipton, Steven, M., Smith, Ross W., Theisen, Stephen A., Eddings, Forrest A., and Henshaw, John M., “Quantitative Fatigue Failure Analysis.” Submitted to ICEFA VI, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

  • Tipton, S.M. “Coiled-Tubing Deformation Mechanics: Diametral Growth and Elongation.” SPE Production and Facilities 13.3 (1998): 194–199. Print.

  • Badr, E.A., Sorem, J.R., Tipton, S.M. “Residual Stress Estimation in Crossbores with Bauschinger Effect Inclusion Using FEM and Strain Energy Density.” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME 121.4 (1999): 358–363. Print.

  • Rolovic, R., Tipton, S.M. “Multiaxial Cyclic Ratcheting in Coiled Tubing – Part I: Theoretical Modeling.” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME 122.2 (2000): 157–161. Print.

  • Rolovic, R., Tipton, S.M. “Multiaxial Cyclic Ratcheting in Coiled Tubing – Part II: Experimental Program and Model Evaluation.” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME 122.2 (2000): 162–167. Print.

  • Rolovic, R., Tipton, S.M., Sorem Jr., J.R. “Multiaxial Stress Concentration in Filleted Shafts.” Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME 123.2 (2001): 300–303. Print.

  • Badr, E.A, Sorem, J.R, Tipton, S.M, Yang, and S. “An Analytical Procedure for Estimating Residual Stresses in Blocks Containing Crossbores.” International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 77.12 (2000): 737–749. Print.

  • Breidenthal, C., Larín, G.E., Tipton, S.M., Stanley, and R.K. “The Use of Finite-Element-Calculated Magnetic-Flux-Leakage Signals to Study the Characterization of Defects in Steel Coiled Tubing.” SPE Journal 14.1 (2009): 120–127. Print.

  • Tipton, S., Schmidt, C., Sorem, J.R. “Stress Concentration Factor Solutions for Shoulder Filleted Shafts in Bending, Including the Influence of Tapering.” SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing 4.1 (2011): 638–650. Print.

  • Kilambi, S. and Tipton, S.M., Development of an algorithm to measure defect geometry using a 3D laser scanner Published 25 June 2012, 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd., Measurement Science and Technology, Volume 23, Number 8

  • Kilambi, Sreelatha, and Steven M. Tipton. “Numerical evaluation of the original “Neuber’s rule” for pure out-of-plane shear loading.” The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design 48.8 (2013): 522-535.

  • Tipton, S.M. and Daily, J.S., “Internal Thread Strip-out Tests Yield Surprising Results,” Machine Design, Online at http://machinedesign.com/article/internal-thread-strip-out-tests-yield-surprising-results-
    0113?page=0%2C11 3 Jan 2011.

Courses Taught

  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • To Be a Mechanical Engineer
  • Independent Study

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award