Thomas Fronk

Office of the Dean

Associate Dean


Thomas  Fronk

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 413B
Phone: 435-797-0116
Email: thomas.fronk@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1991
Fully-Coupled Fluid-Structure Analysis of a Baffled Rectangular Orthotropic Plate Using the Boundary Element and Finite Element Methods

Teaching Interests

Composite Structures, Numerical Solutions, Finite Element Method, Vibrations

Research Interests

Composite Structures, Impact, Low Temperature Applications, Numerically Modeling

Awards


Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Naik, D.L, Fronk, T.H, (2016). Weibull Distribution Analysis of the Tensile Strength of the Kenaf Bast Fiber. Fibers & Polymers
  • Naik, D.L, Fronk, T.H, (2016). Weibell Distribution Analysis of the Tensile Strength of the Kenaf Bast Fiber. Fibers and Polymers, 17:10, 1696-1701.
  • Lavadiya, D.N, Fronk, T.H, (2013). Effective Properties of Cell Wall Layers in Bast Fibers. Computational Materials Science
  • Lavadiya , D.N, Fronk, T.H, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BIO-FIBERS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Sampe Journal
  • Fronk, T.H, Womack, K., Ellis, K.D, Finlinson, L.W, (1995). Finite element modeling of damping in constrained layer composite structures induced by enplane loads using ADINA. Computers and Structures, 56:2/3, 357-363.
  • Fronk, T.H, Womack, K.C, Finlinson, L.W, Ellis , K.J, (1995). Finite Element Modeling of Damping in Constrained Layer Composite Structures Induced by Inplane Loads using ADINA. , 47
  • Finlinson, L.W, Fronk, T.H, Womack, K., (1994). Effects of lap joints on damping, strength and stiffness for chevron segmented fibrous composites. Materials for Noise and Vibration Control, ASME, NCA 18/DE 80, 87-96.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2019
    MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2019
    MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Spring 2019
    MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Fall 2018
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2018
    CEE, MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, Spring 2018
    MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2018
    MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2017
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2017
    ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Summer 2017
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2017
    ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Spring 2017
    MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2017
    MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Spring 2017
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2017
    MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2016
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2016
    ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Summer 2016
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2016
    MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Spring 2016
    CEE, MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, Spring 2016
    MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Spring 2016
    MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2015
    MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Fall 2015
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2015
    ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Summer 2015
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2015
    MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2015
    MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Spring 2015
    MAE 6040 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity, Fall 2014
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2014
    MAE 5900 - Cooperative Practice, Summer 2014
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2014
    ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2014
    MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2014
    MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2014
    MAE 5640 - Design for Manufacturability, Fall 2013
    MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Fall 2013
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2013
    CEE,MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, Spring 2013
    CEE,MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2012
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2012
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2012
    MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2012
    ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2012
    CEE,MAE 5060 - Mechanics of Composite Materials I, Spring 2012
    MAE 5300 - Mechanical Vibrations, Fall 2011
    MAE 6070 - Mechanics of Composite Materials II, Fall 2011
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2011
    ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Summer 2011
    MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Summer 2011
    CEE 5060 - MECH OF COMP MTLS I, Spring 2011
    MAE 5060 - MECH OF COMP MTLS I, Spring 2011
    MAE 7080 - Advanced Plate and Shell Theory, Fall 2010
    MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010
    CEE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2010
    MAE 6090 - Theory of Plates and Shells, Fall 2010
    MAE 5300 - Vibrations, Fall 2010

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Mrinmoy Saha, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2016
    Dallin Jackson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
    Matthew Innis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010
    Mohammed Al-Edhari, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, November 2015 - October 2017
    Ziaur Rahman, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2015 - August 2017
    Dayakar Lavadiya, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2010 - August 2015
    Brian Spackman, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013 - May 2015
    Manjunath Prasad, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013 - May 2015
    Josh Hiel, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013 - May 2015
    Tom Loveless, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013 - May 2015
    Brandon Hall, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2011 - May 2013
    Casey Talbot, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - August 2012
    Shawn Lang, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - February 2012
    Michael Lambert, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2010 - August 2011
    Paul Lyon, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2009 - September 2010
    Marc Raby, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2009 - June 2010
    Eric Clark, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, April 2008 - April 2009
    Daniel Swenson, Eric Clark, Paul Lyon, Michael Lambert, Marc Raby, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, March 2006 - April 2007
    Andrew Bott, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2001 - May 2003
    Krishna Venkata, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2001 - May 2003
    Steven Neville, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, October 2001 - April 2003
    Rebecca Healy, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2000 - May 2002
    Chris Potter, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 1996 - March 1998