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Dr. Vincent Caccese, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Coordinator

5711 Boardman Hall, Rm. 212

University of Maine,

Orono, ME 04469

tel: (207) 581-2131

fax: (207) 581-2379

email: vince_caccese@umit.maine.edu

 

 


Areas of expertise

Dr. Caccese has expertise in structural mechanics with current emphasis on design innovations using metal, composite and polymer materials. His current research interests are in the structural response of metal and composite materials, connections in hybrid composite/metal structures, and fatigue life in connections. Several ongoing projects include:

  • Development of impact resistant systems for protection against head injury

  • Fatigue studies of welded connections.

  • Work on inflatable structures including wireless sensing systems, astronaut protection systems and hyperbaric chamber.

 


 Courses

  MEE 251 - Strength of Materials
   MEE 270 - Applied Mechanics - Dynamics

   MEE 453 - Experimental Mechanics

   MEE 455- Advanced Strength of Materials

   MEE 546 - Finite Elements in Solid Mechanics

   MEE 646 - Advanced Finite Element Analysis

   MEE 658 - Theory of Plates & Shells

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379

E-mail: megsmith@maine.edu


The University of Maine
, Orono, Maine 04469
207-581-1110
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