Jordan Chair Professor
Office: 115 Mechanical Engineering Office Building
Phone: 979-845-7417 Fax: 979-845-3081
B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1971–1980
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1968–1971
Rocketdyne Division of North American Rockwell, Canoga Park, California, 1962–1965
NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Positions, 1968, 1970
Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2001
U.S. Patent #60/204,503 (pending)
“Measurement of Dynamic Loads in Magnetic Bearings via Fibre Optic Strain Gauges”
Laurant F. and Childs, D., “Measurements of Rotordynamic Coefficients of Hybrid Bearings with: (a) A Plugged Orifice and (b) A Worn Land Surface,” ASME Journal of Gas Turbines and Power, October 2001.
Childs, D., “A Note on Kellenberger’s Model for Spiral Vibrations,” ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, pp. 405–408, 2001.
Childs, D., Dynamics in Engineering Practice, Custom Book, John Wiley, 2001.
Laurant, F. and Childs, D., “Rotordynamic Evaluation of a Near-Tangential-Injection Hybrid Bearing,” ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol. 121, pp. 886–891, October 1999.
Soto, E. and Childs, D., “Experimental Rotordynamic Coefficient Results for: (a) A Labyrinth Seal with and without Shunt Injection and (b) A Honeycomb Seal,” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 153–159, 1999.
Childs, D. W. and Fayolle, P., “Test Results for Liquid “Damper” Seals Using a Round-Hole Roughness Pattern for the Stators,” ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 42–49, 1999.
Fayolle, P. and Childs, D. W., “Rotordynamic Evaluation of Roughened-Land Hybrid Bearing,” ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 133–138, 1999.