Louis M. Brock, Ph.D.


Research Areas: Elastic Wave Propagation, Mechanics, Thermoelasticity

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
204 EEX
Lexington, KY 40506-0038
Phone: 859-218-0656
Fax: 859-257-3304
Email: louis.brock@uky.edu

Professional preparation

Northwestern University, Science Engineering  B.S.1966

Northwestern University, Structural Mechanics M.S.1967

Northwestern University, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics  Ph.D.1972

Professional appointments

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky 7/1997-

Visitor, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC   1/1997-7/1997

Navy/ASEE Summer Faculty Research Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC           1983, 1985, 1987, 1990

Professor, Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky  7/1981-6/1981

Visitor, Engineering Science, University of Oxford  8/1980-6/1981

Associate Professor, Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky   7/1976-6/1981

Assistant Professor, Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky       9/1971-6/1976

Selection of refereed publications (2002 – )

  • “Interface crack extension at any constant speed in orthotropic or transversely isotropic bimaterials – I. general exact solutions,” Int. J. Solids Struct. 39, 1165-1182 (2002).
  • “Transient study of Mode III fracture in an elastic solid with a single plane of material symmetry,” ASME J. App. Mech. 70, 227-233 (2003).
  • “Dynamic fracture of transversely isotropic coupled thermoelastic solids: wedging by a cylinder with friction,” J. Thermal Stresses 27, 1053-1073 (2004).
  • “Rolling without slip on a transversely isotropic thermoelastic half-space,” J. Elasticity 77, 139-162 (2005).
  • “Debonding of a thermoelastic material from a rigid substrate at any constant speed: thermal relaxation effects,” Acta Mech. 184, 171-188 (2006).
  • “Stoneley wave generation in joined materials with and without thermal relaxation due to thermal mismatch,” ASME J. Appl. Mech. 74, 1019-1025 (2007).
  • “Dynamic crack extension along the interface of materials that differ in thermal properties: convection and thermal relaxation,” ASME J. Appl.Mech. 75, 1-7 (2008).
  • “Basic problems of coupled thermoelasticity with thermal relaxation and pre-stress: aspects observed in exact and asymptotic solutions,” J. Thermal Stresses 32(6-7), (special issue: 8th International Congress on Thermal Stresses Invited Lectures), 593-622 (2009).
  • “Reflection and diffraction of plane temperature-step waves in orthotropic thermoelastic solids,” J. Thermal Stresses 33, 879-904 (2010).
  • “Plane waves with dispersion dn decay” surface reflection for thermoelastic solids with thermal relaxation,” J. Thermal Stresses 34, 687-701 (2011).
  • “Transient plane wave solutions to homogeneous equations of orthotropic thermoelasticity with thermal relaxation,” ASME J. Appl. Mech. 79, 1-6 (2012).
  • Louis Milton Brock, “Two cases of rapid contact on an elastic half-space: sliding die, rolling sphere,” J. Mech. Matls. Struct. 7, 469-483 (2012)