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Craig Merrett

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Craig Merrett
Assistant Professor
CAMP 202
Clarkson University
PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY  13699-5725
Phone: 315-268-6580
Fax: 315-268-6695

Educational Background
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008)
B.Eng., Carleton University (2006)
ME 324 - Dynamical Systems

AIAA Structures Technical Committee 

Research Interests
Dr. Merrett has a diverse research portfolio within the field of aero-servo-viscoelasticity that includes research on aircraft instability, flight data recorders, optimization, fracture of composites, and vehicle tracking. The core of the research portfolio is the effects of a viscoelastic material on structural dynamics, in particular the critical time necessary for an instability to occur. Dr. Merrett’s current research program investigates polymer composite materials and metals exposed to elevated temperatures that appear in aerospace and nuclear engineering applications.   Dr. Merrett also conducts research in unsteady aerodynamics for subsonic and supersonic panel flutter, and for off-shore wind farm wakes. 

Selected Publications
C.G. Merrett, “Time to Flutter Theory for Viscoelastic Composite Aircraft Wings,” Composite Structures, 2016, In Press.

C.G. Merrett“Stability of Viscoelastic Rings Under Radial Loads with Applications to Nuclear Technology,” Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2016, 82(6): 7-15. 

J.W. Adams and C.G. Merrett, “Combined Flight Management System and Flight Data Recorder for General Aviation using Tablet Computers” AIAA SciTech 2016, San Diego, United States.

C.G. Merrett, “Time of Flutter of a Maneuvering Viscoelastic Goland Wing,” AIAA SciTech 2016, San Diego, United States.

C.G. Merrett, “Using textbook readings, YouTube videos, and case studies for flipped classroom instruction of engineering design,” Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference 2015, Hamilton, Canada.

C.G. Merrett, “Time to Flutter of a Viscoelastic Goland Wing,” SciTech 2015, Kissimmee, United States.

S. Abraham-Doman and C.G. Merrett, “Development of a Flight Data System and Experimental Determination of Aerodynamic Loads on a Wing Spar,” Proceedings AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. SciTech 2014, National Harbor, United States.

C. Goudie and C.G. Merrett, “Implications of Viscoelastic Properties on the Life Expectancy of GFRP Aircraft,” Proceedings 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. SciTech 2014, National Harbor, United States.