James R. Sorem, Jr.

James R. Sorem, Jr.

Dean, College of Engineering & Natural SciencesProfessor of Mechanical EngineeringKeplinger Hall #M207
(918) 631-2288
james-sorem@utulsa.edu

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas (1978)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas (1981)
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas (1985)

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Machine Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Residual Stress Analysis

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (2002 - present)
  • Dean, College of Engineering & Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (2012 - present)
  • Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering & Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (1994 - 2012)
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (1991 - 2002)
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The  University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (1985 - 1991)
  • Design Engineer/MAPICS Implementation Manager GASO Pumps, Tulsa, OK (1984 - 1985)
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Oklahoma (PE 15560)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member, State EPSCoR Committee
  • Member, TUCoRE (Chevron Center of Excellence) Decision Review Board

Courses Taught at TU

  • ES 2013 (Statics)
  • ME 7093 (Introduction to Finite Element Methods)

Publications

  • Stress Concentration Factor Solutions for Shoulder Filleted Shafts in Bending, including the Influence of Tapering
    Tipton, S.M., Schmidt, C.A. and Sorem, J.R., Jr., SAE Int. J. Mater. Manuf., Vol. 4, pp. 638-650, June 2011
  • Shoulder-Fillet Stresses Finesse, FEA Reveals Shoulder Fillets under Unanticipated Stress
    Tipton, S.M., Sorem, J.R., Jr., and Schmide, C. A., Machine Design, Vol. 81, No. 1, January 2009
  • Fatigue Integrity Analysis of Rotating Coiled Tubing
    Tipton, S.M., Carlson, G.H. and Sorem, J.R., Jr., SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference, SPE 100168, The Woodlands, TX, April 2006
  • Influence of Prior Cycling on Fatigue Damage Caused by Defects in Coiled Tubing
    SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference, SPE 100199, The Woodlands, TX, April 2006
  • Multiaxial Stress Concentration in Filleted Shafts
    Rolović, R.D., Tipton, S.M. and Sorem, J.R. Jr., Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 123, pp. 1-4 (June 2001)
  • An Analytical Procedure for Estimating Residual Stresses in Blocks Containing Crossbores
    Badr, E.A., Sorem, J.R., Jr., Tipton, S.M. and Yang, S., Elsevier Science, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 77, No. 12, pp. 737-749 (2000)
  • Evaluation of the Autofrettage Effect on Fatigue Lives of Steel Blocks with Crossbores Using a Statistical and a Strain-Based Method
    Badr, E.A., Sorem, J.R., Jr., and Tipton, S.M., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 181-189 (2000)
  • Experimental Evaluation of the Lateral Contact Force in Horizontal Wells
    Martinez, A., Miska, S., Kuru, E. and Sorem, J.R. Jr., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 122, pp. 123-128 (September 2000)
  • Residual Stress Estimation using FEM and Neuber’s Rule at a Notch
    Badr, E.A., Sorem, J.R., Jr., Tipton, S.M., and Yang S., American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol 385, pp. 287-291 (2000)
  • Deformation Imposed on Coiled Tubing Samples in Fatigue Test Machines
    Sorem, J.R., Jr., Tipton, S.M., Rhodes, D.S., Draeger, B., and Bulatowicz, M., SPE 54479, SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Roundtable, Houston, Texas, (May 1999)