Steven M. Tipton

Steve Tipton

Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical EngineeringStephenson Hall 2060
918-631-2994
smt@utulsa.eduResearch Website

Recognized expert in mechanical design, with emphasis in the areas of multiaxial fatigue and plasticity design and analysis and coiled tubing mechanics. He is the director of the University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D.M.E., Stanford University (1985)
  • M.S.M.E., Stanford University (1979)
  • B.S.M.E., Oklahoma State University (1978)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Durability design and analysis
  • Engineering materials
  • Plasticity
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Experimental and analytical stress-strain analysis
  • Coiled tubing mechanics.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at Stanford University

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Product Design Engineer at Bell Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1978-present)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (1984-present)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (1987-present)
  • American Society for Material (1984-present)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (1989; Oklahoma PE 15561)
  • International Coiled Tubing Association (1999-present)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (2007-present)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (ME 7223)
  • Materials Science (ME 3034)
  • Mechanical Design (ME 4383)
  • Mechanics of Materials (ES 2023)
  • Senior Design Projects (ME 4293)
  • Statics (ES 2013)

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Society for Materials, 2008.
  • Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2005-present.
  • Mortar Board Teacher of the Year, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1988-89.
  • 2002 Outstanding Engineer Award, Statewide Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, 2002.
  • 2002 Outstanding Engineer Award, Tulsa Chapter, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, 2002.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer, 2009-2010.
  • Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor Award, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2005-2006.
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Month, January, 2003.
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Month, September, 1991.

Publications

  • Advances in Multiaxial Fatigue Life Prediction for Components with Stress Concentrations
    Tipton, S.M. and Nelson, D.V.: International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 503-515 (1997)
  • An Analytical Procdure 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)
  • An Energy Based Critical Plane Approach to Multiaxial Fatigue Analysis
    Rolović, R. and Tipton, S.M.: Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Twenty-Ninth Volume, ASTM STP 1332, T.L. Panontin and S.D. Sheppard, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, pp. 599-613 (1999)
  • Coiled Tubing Deformation Mechanics: Diametral Growth and Elongation
    Tipton, S.M.: SPE Journal of Production and Facilities, Vol. 13, No. 3, August, pp. 194-199 (1998)
  • Development of a Cyclic High Pressure Fatigue Test System
    Badr, E., Yang, S., Sorem, J.R., Jr. and Tipton, S.M.: PVP-Vol. 281, High Pressure Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 63-71 (1994)
  • 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)
  • Fatigue Durability Enhancement by Controlled Overloading
    Tipton, S.M. and Sorem, J.R., Jr.: Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Twenty-Ninth Volume, ASTM STP 1332, T.L. Panontin and S.D. Sheppard, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, pp. 584-589 (1999)
  • Finally, Accurate Stress Concentration Factor Solutions for Shoulder Filleted Shafts in Bending, Tension, and Torsion
    Tipton, S.M., Sorem, J.R., Jr. and Schmidt, C.A.: Machine Design, in press (2008)
  • Low-Cycle Fatigue Testing of Tubular Material using Non-Standard Specimens
    Tipton, S.M.: Effects of Product Quality and Design Criteria on Structural Integrity, ASTM STP 1337, R.C. Rice and D.E. Tritsch, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, pp. 102-119 (1998)
  • Multiaxial Cyclic Ratcheting in Coiled Tubing, Part II: Experimental Program and Modeling Evaluation
    Rolović, R. and Tipton, S.M.: Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 122, pp. 162-167 (2000)