Dr. M. E. Barkey
Structural Durability and Fatigue Performance Group
at The University of Alabama

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Pressure Testing of Recyclable Transmission Line for Inertial Fusion Energy  Power Plant
(Funded by Sandia National Laboratories) 2004.

Strength Characterization of Welded and Weld-Bonded Joints
(Funded by DaimlerChrysler ) 2004.

An Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Durability for Powertrain and Structural Vehicle Components
(Funded by The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, The University of Alabama) 2004.

A Novel Technique for the Determination of Crash Performance of Spot Welded Joints
(Funded by The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, The University of Alabama) 2001-2002

An Analytical, Computational and Experimental Study of the Dynamics, Durability. and NVH Characteristics
of Automotive Structures (Funded by The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, The University of Alabama) 1999-2003

Fatigue Testing of Riveted Aluminum Coach Peel Joints (Funded by Ford Motor Company) 2001

Fatigue Testing of Adhesively Bonded Aluminum Coach Peel Joints (Funded by Ford Motor Company) 2000

Finite Element Post-processing for Fatigue

Cyclic Plasticity and Fatigue at Notches

Multiaxial Spot Weld Fatigue Analysis and Experiments (Funded by DaimlerChrysler Corporation University Challenge Fund) 1998-1999

Multiaxial Cyclic Plasticity for Fatigue Analysis (Funded by General Motors Corporation) 1997