System Engineering and Product Design
B.S. Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, 1975
M.S. Engineering Science, Penn State University, 1981
Ph.D. Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University 1987
Location: McMahon Building, Room 228A
Study of the mechanics of electroceramic devices e.g. actuators and capacitors. Computer simulations of PDEs: numerical analysis
Conceptual design of sensors: composite hydrophones. Study of thermomechanical systems e.g. heat engines and heat pumps (past exp.)
Current and Recent Projects
- Simulation of the mechanics of Si3N4 materials via closed-form and FEA methods
- Identification of techniques to improve composite structures. -- Dupont/CACT
- Numerical methods for simulation of barium titanate MLC -- Ferro (concluding)
Select Publications and Patents
Modeling of the World Oil Production using Sigmoidal Functions-Update 2010, W.B. Carlson, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 6: 2, 178-186 (2011).
Formulation of Piezoelectricity and Electrostricity and Electrostriction in 4mm Symmetry Via an Airy Stress Function, W.B. Carlson. Ferroelectrics, Letters Section, 34 (3), 80-83 (2007).
Analysis of World Oil production Based on the Fitting of the Logistic Function and its Derivatives, W.B. Carlson, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 2 (4), 421-428 (2007).
Sensitivity of Predicted Oil Production to the Sigmoid Function,W.B. Carlson, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 2 (4), 321-327 (2007).
Testing of Piezoresistive Polyurethane-FE304 Composites, W.B. Carlson, S.F Bartkowski, W.A. Schulze, S.M. Pilgrim. Ferroelectrics, 331, 83-88 (2006).
FORMULATION OF ELECTROSTRICTIVE STRESSES IN DIELECTRIC BODIES VIA AN AIRY STRESS FUNCTION, W.B. Carlson and D.E. McCauley. Ferroelectrics, Letters Section, 33 (1-2), 21-24 (2006)
APPROXIMATION OF ELECTROMECHANICAL STRESSES IN MLC CAPACITORS DUE TO INTERNALLY CLAMPED STRAINS, W.B. Carlson and D.E. McCauley. Ferroelectrics, 330 (1), 37-44 (2006).
SOLID FREEFORM ENCAPSULATION OF 1-3-0 PZT COMPOSITES, R. Sun and W. Carlson, Journal of Electroceramics, 8, 139-144, (2002).
GLASS TANK PERFORMANCE CALCULATED UNDER EXTREME MANUFACTURING CONDITIONS, W. Carlson and M. Koyuncu, Glass Researcher, vol. 10/11, 2-1, pp. 44-46,54 (2001).
Composite Hydrophone Devices Coupling Piezoelectricity and Tensegrity, D. Williams, W. Carlson, W. Schulze, S. Pilgrim, Materials Res. Innovations, vol 3 no 4 , pp. 226-230 (2000).
Piezotensegritic Structures for Tranducer Applications, W. Carlson, D. Williams, R. Newnham, Materials Research Innovations, vol 3.,pp.175-178 (1999).