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James Sherwood

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James A. SherwoodAssociate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Students, Professor, Director, Co-Director
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentMechanical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3313
  • Office - Southwick 250
  • EmailJames_Sherwood@uml.edu
  • Profile URLs

Research Interests

Composites with specialty in the Forming of Composites, Finite Elements, Sports Engineering with emphasis on Baseball and Football, Constitutive Modeling

Education

  • Ph D: Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, (1987), University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
    Supporting Area: Solid Mechanics and Materials Science
  • MS: Applied Mechanics, (1977), University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
    Supporting Area: Solid Mechanics
  • BS: Engineering Science, (1976), University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
    Supporting Area: Engineering Mechanics

Awards and Honors

  • Fastballs, Flips and Physics _ Science on the Sandlot - Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Featured in ESPN Magazine for compliance testing of Major League Baseball. - ESPN Magazine
  • Invited to be a visiting scientist - Air Force Wright Research Labs in Dayton, OH.
  • Invited to help organize sessions and referee conference papers - Bi-Annual International Conference of Sports Engineering
  • Invited to serve on proposal review panels - National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health
  • Invited to serve on the Editorial Boards - Journal of Sports Engineering and International Journal of Modeling and Simulation
  • Invited to visit the Rawlings factory in Costa Rica as a scientific consultant - MLB
  • Numerous interviews on baseball research. - Boston Globe, Lowell Sun, Nashua Eagle-Tribune and other local newspapers
  • NESN (New England Sports Network) Clubhouse Videos (2014), Service, Community - NESN (New England Sports Network) Clubhouse
  • (2009) - NCAA, NFHS
  • Invited to participate in the PBS Wired Science (2007) - PBS Wired Science
  • Invited to visit the factory in China as a scientific consultant (2007) - MLB
  • Invited to participate in the National Geographic special the "Science of Summer" (2007) - National Geographic "Science of Summer"
  • Invited to participate in a segment of PBS's Scientific American Frontiers (2002) - PBS's Scientific American Frontiers
  • Invited to speak (2002) - Society for American Baseball Research
  • Invited to speak about baseball research (2001) - Massachusetts Professional Engineer's meeting
  • E-Council Teacher of the Year for Mechanical Engineering (1999)
  • E-Council Teacher of the Year for Mechanical Engineering (1998)
  • Teacher of the Year for Mechanical Engineering (1997)

Publications

  • Sherwood, J.A., Hansen, C.J., DRANE, P., Gorczyca, J.L., WHITE, K., Reynaud, E., others, . (2016) "An Overview of the NIST FIBERS Roadmap to Advance the State of Composites Manufacturing in the US,"
  • Asl, M.E., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016) "Design of scaled-down composite I-beams for dynamic characterization in subcomponent testing of a wind turbine blade," Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series 9: pp. 197 - 209
  • Asl, M.E., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016) "Similitude analysis of composite I-beams with application to subcomponent testing of wind turbine blades," Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series 4: pp. 115 - 126
  • EydaniAsl, M., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016) "Design of Scaled-Down Composite I-beams for Dynamic Characterization in Subcomponent Testing of a Wind Turbine Blade," Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Dangora, L.M., Hansen, C.J., Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Parker, J.C. (2015) "Challenges associated with shear characterization of a cross-ply thermoplastic lamina using picture frame tests," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 78: pp. 181 - 190
  • Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P. (2015) "Special section on “Technology in Sports Training”," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology 229:2 pp. 79-80
  • Sherwood, J.A., Cao, J., Boisse, P., Willems, A., Akkerman, R., Harrison, P., Leutz, D., Fetfatsidis, K., Peng, X., Khan, M.R., Mabrouki, T., Lomov, S., Vanclooster, K., Bel, S., Chen, J., Lee, W., Mitchell, C. () "Benchmark Study of Finite Element Models for Simulating the Thermostamping of Woven-Fabric Reinforced Composites," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Mitchell, C., Dangora, L., Bielmeier, C., Sherwood, J.A. () "Investigation into the Changes in Bending Stiffness of Textile Reinforced Composite as a Consequence of In-Plane Fabric Shear Resulting from Manufacturing.," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Mitchell, C., Fetfatsidis, K., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A. () "Material Characterization and Discrete Mesoscopic Modeling of Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Bielmeier, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A. () "Meso- and Micro-Finite Element Model Development of Sewing Needle Penetration into E-glass Section of Fabric," Textile Research Journal
  • Bielmeier, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A. () "Meso- and Micro-Finite Element Model Development of Sewing Needle Penetration into E-glass Tow," Textile Research Journal
  • Asl, M.E. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2015) "Predicting the Vibration Response in Subcomponent Testing of Wind Turbine Blades," Special Topics in Structural Dynamics: Proceedings of the 33rd IMAC 6: pp. 115-123
  • Dangora, L., Mitchell, C., Sherwood, J.A. () "Predictive Model for the Detection of Out-of-Plane Defects Formed during Textile-Composite Manufacture.," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Fallon, L., Sherwood, J.A. () "Quantifying the Whip-Action of a Wood Composite Baseball Bat," Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
  • Bielmeier, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A. () "Review of Stab and Slash Testing Standards on Woven Fabric for the Development of Flexible Personal Protection Equipment," Textile Research Journal
  • Asl, M., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2014) "Application of structural similitude theory in subcomponent testing of wind turbine blades," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Dangora, L., Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Investigation into temperature dependence on the mechanical behavior of a thermoplastic fabric for deep-draw forming applications," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Lundstrom, T., LeBlanc, B., Hughes, S., Desmond, M., Beattie, A., Rumsey, M., Klute, S., Pedrazzani, R., Werlink, R., Newman, J. (2014) "Inspection and Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blade-Embedded Wave Defects During Fatigue Testing," Structural Health Monitoring 13:6 pp. 629-643
  • Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "A discrete mesoscopic finite element model used as a design tool for textile composite structures," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J.L., Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell) (2014) "Finite element modeling to predict the formation of out-of-plane defects during the manufacture of textile-reinforced composites," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Yee, J., Sherwood, J.A., Fitzgerald, S. (2014) "Batted-Ball Performance of a Composite Softball Bat as a Function of Ball Type," 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) 72: pp. 465–470
  • Ruggiero, E., Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Duffy, M., Kretschmann, D. (2014) "Finite element modeling of wood bat profiles for durability," 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) 72: pp. 527–532
  • Drane, P. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Duffy, M., Fournier, J., Sherwood, J.A., Breed, M. (2014) "The Behavior of Golf Ball Putting on Artificial Turf," 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) 72: pp. 599-604
  • Ruggiero, E., Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P. (2014) "Breaking Bad(ly) – Investigation of the Durability of Wood Bats in Major League Baseball using LS DYNA®," Proceedings of the 13th LS-DYNA International Users Conference
  • Yee, J., Sherwood, J.A., Fitzgerald, S. (2014) "Using LS DYNA® to Model the Performance of a Softball Bat as a Function of Ball Type," Proceedings of the 13th LS-DYNA International Users Conference
  • Morris, C., Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A. (2014) "Using LS DYNA® to Simulate the Thermoforming of Woven-Fabric Reinforced Composites," Proceedings of the 13th LS-DYNA International Users Conference
  • Dangora, L., Sherwood, J.A., Mitchell, C. (2014) "Application of a discrete mesoscopic finite element approach to investigate the bending and folding of fiber-reinforced composite materials during the manufacturing process," Key Engineering Materials 611-612: pp. 324 - 331
  • Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L.M., Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Investigation of the mechanical properties of a stitched triaxial fabric," Key Engineering Materials 611-612: pp. 332 - 338
  • Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Use of a Discrete Mesoscopic Finite Element Approach Implemented in ABAQUS/Explicit to Investigate the Bending and Folding of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials during the Manufacturing Process," Simulia Community Conference
  • Mitchell, C. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Sherwood, J.A., Dangora, L. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gorczyca, J.L. (2014) "Using Abaqus/CAE and User-Defined Material Subroutines to Predict the Deformations of a Stitched Triaxial Fabric during Forming Processes," Simulia Community Conference
  • Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K.A. (2013) "A methodology for a continuous map of the composite material properties of a wind turbine blade," DEStech Publications 2: pp. 1022-1037
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2013) "Damage detection and full surface characterization of a wind turbine blade using three-dimensional digital image correlation," Structural Health Monitoring 12:5-6 pp. 430-439
  • Dangora, L., Sherwood, J.A., Petrov, A., Gorczyca, J.L., Mitchell, C. (2013) "Forming of composites using discontinuous non-crimp fabrics," 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013 2: pp. 1271 - 1282
  • Yee, J., Sherwood, J.A., Fitzgerald, S. (2013) "Performance of a composite softball bat as a function of ball type and bat construction," 28th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2013, ASC 2013 1: pp. 652 - 670
  • Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J., Lundstrom, T., LeBlanc, B., Hughes, S., Desmond, M., Beattie, A., Rumsey, M., Klute, S.M., Werlink, R., Newman, J. (2013) "Inspection and Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blade Embedded Defects During Fatigue Testing," Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
  • Kirkwood, R., Sherwood, J.A. (2013) "Sustained CAD integration: A proposed method to resolve deficiencies related to data export/import," Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference 2 B: pp. Computers and Information in Engineering Division; Design Engineering Division -
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Jauffres, D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2013) "Characterization of the tool/fabric and fabric/fabric friction for woven-fabric composites during the thermostamping process," International Journal of Material Forming 6:2 pp. 209 - 221
  • Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K.A., Dangora, L.M. (2013) "Characterization of cured composite materials for wind turbine blades," Trans Tech Publications Ltd 554-557: pp. 478-483
  • Petrov, A.S., Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K.A., Mitchell, C.J. (2013) "Finite element modeling of unidirectional non-crimp fabric for manufacturing of composites with embedded cabling," Trans Tech Publications Ltd 554-557: pp. 484-491
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Gamache, L.M., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Jauffres, D., Chen, J. (2013) "Design of an apparatus for measuring tool/fabric and fabric/fabric friction of woven-fabric composites during the thermostamping process," International Journal of Material Forming 6:1 pp. 1 - 11
  • Petrov, A.S., Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K.A. (2012) "Characterization and finite element modeling of unidirectional non-crimp fabric for composite manufacturing," Trans Tech Publications Ltd 504-506: pp. 225-230
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Mitchell, C., Sherwood, J.A., Harvey, E., Avitabile, P. (2012) "Simulating the manufacturing process and subsequent structural stiffness of composite wind turbine blades with and without defects," Trans Tech Publications Ltd 504-506: pp. 249-254
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2012) "Surface stitching of a wind turbine blade using digital image correlation," Springer New York 6: pp. 277-284
  • Drane, P., Sherwood, J.A., Colosimo, R., Kretchmann, D. (2012) "A study of wood baseball bat breakage," ISEA
  • Ruggiero, E., Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P., Kretschmann, D. (2012) "An investigation of bat durability by wood species," ENGINEERING OF SPORT CONFERENCE 2012
  • Yee, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2012) "Characterizing the Interactions between Softballs and Softball Bats for Design of Batted-Ball Performance,"
  • Munroe, B.J., Sherwood, J.A. (2012) "Finite Element Modeling of a Baseball,"
  • Giannetti, W.B., Sherwood, J.A. (2012) "High Speed X-ray Video Capture of Baseball Impact,"
  • Soteropoulos, D., Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A. (2012) "Using Abaqus to Model Delamination in Fiber-reinforced Composite Materials,"
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Soteropoulos, D., Petrov, A., Mitchell, C.J., Sherwood, J.A. (2012) "Using Abaqus/Explicit to Link the Manufacturing Process to the Final Part Quality for Continuous Fiber-reinforced Composite Fabrics,"
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A. (2011) "Chapter 17: Friction properties of composite reinforcements,"
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Gamache, L.M., Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Jauffres, D., Chen, J. (2011) "Design of an apparatus for measuring tool/fabric and fabric/fabric friction of woven-fabric composites during the thermostamping process," pp. 1-11
  • Soteropoulos, D., Fetfatsidis, K., Sherwood, J.A., Langworthy, J. (2011) "Digital Method of Analyzing the Bending Stiffness of Non-Crimp Fabrics," AIP Conference Proceedings 1353:1 pp. 913-917
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Hughes, S. (2011) "Full-field inspection of a wind turbine blade using three-dimensional digital image correlation," SPIE 7979: pp. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A. (2011) "Simulation of the Manufacturing of Non-Crimp Fabric-Reinforced Composite Wind Turbine Blades to Predict the Formation of Wave Defects," AIP Conference Proceedings 1353:1 pp. 895-900
  • Sherwood, J.A., Jauffres, D., Fetfatsidis, K. (2011) "Finite element simulations of the manufacturing of woven-fabric composite draping during thermostamping,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K., Jauffres, D., Avitabile, P. (2011) "Validation of the finite element simulations of the thermostamping of woven-fabric reinforced composites using modal analyses,"
  • Soteropoulos, D., Fetfatsidis, K., Sherwood, J.A., Langworthy, J. (2011) "Digital Method of Analyzing the Bending Stiffness of Non-Crimp Fabrics,"
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A. (2011) "Simulation of the Manufacturing of Non-Crimp Fabric Reinforced Composite Wind Turbine Blades to Predict the Formation of Wave Defects,"
  • Drane, P., Sherwood, J.A. (2010) "Baseball studies: Baseball bat testing protocol development," Elsevier Ltd 2: pp. 2681-2686
  • Sargent, J., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Cao, J., Boisse, P., Willem, A., Vanclooster, K., Lomov, S.V., Khan, M., Mabrouki, T., Fetfatsidis, K., Jauffres, D. (2010) "Benchmark study of finite element models for simulating the thermostamping of woven-fabric reinforced composites," International Journal of Material Forming 3: pp. 683-686
  • Jauffres, D., Sherwood, J.A., Morris, C.D., Chen, J. (2010) "Discrete mesoscopic modeling for the simulation of woven-fabric reinforcement forming," International Journal of Material Forming 3: pp. 1205-1216
  • Broe, M., Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P. (2010) "Experimental study of the evolution of composite baseball bat performance," Elsevier Ltd 2: pp. 2653-2658
  • Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K., Winchester, D., Jauffres, D., Avitabile, P., Chen, J. (2010) "Using modal analysis to investigate the validity of finite element models for simulating the thermostamping of woven-fabric reinforced composites," International Journal of Material Forming 3: pp. 687-690
  • Sutton, A.D., Sherwood, J.A. (2010) "Using vibrational analysis to investigate the batted-ball performance of baseball bats," Elsevier Ltd 2: pp. 2687-2692
  • Sargent, J., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Cao, J., Boisse, P., Willem, A., Vanclooster, K., Lomov, S.V., Khan, M., Mabrouki, T., Fetfatsidis, K., Jauffres, D. (2010) "Benchmark Study of Finite Element Models for Simulating the Thermostamping of Woven-Fabric Reinforced Composites,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Fetfatsidis, K., Winchester, D., Jauffres, D., Avitabile, P., Chen, J. (2010) "Using Modal Analysis to Investigate the Validity of Finite Element Models for Simulating the Thermostamping of Woven-Fabric Reinforced Composites,"
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Jauffres, D. (2009) "Characterization of the fabric/tool and fabric/fabric friction during the thermostamping process," International Journal of Material Forming 2: pp. 165-168
  • Jauffres, D., Fetfatsidis, K., Morris, C., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2009) "Mesoscopic finite element modelling of woven reinforcements applied to sheet moulding compound forming simulation," International Committee on Composite Materials pp. Office of Naval Research Science and Technology (ONR); INSTRON; ELSEVIER; Vestas; AIRBUS
  • Jauffr?s, D., Morris, C.D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2009) "Simulation of the thermostamping of woven composites: Determination of the tensile and in-plane shearing behaviors," International Journal of Material Forming 2:SUPPL. 1 pp. 161-164
  • Jauffres, D., Morris, C.D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2009) "Simulation of the thermostamping of woven composites: Mesoscopic modelling using explicit FEA codes," International Journal of Material Forming 2: pp. 173-176
  • Fetfatsidis, K.A., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Jauffres, D. (2009) " Characterization of the Fabric/Tool and Fabric/Fabric Friction during the Thermostamping Process,"
  • Jauffres, D., Morris, D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2009) " Simulation of the Thermostamping of Woven Composites: Determination of the Tensile and In-Plane Shearing Behaviors,"
  • Jauffres, D., Morris, D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2009) " Simulation of the Thermostamping of Woven Composites: Mesoscopic Modeling Using Explicit FEA 18 Codes,"
  • Morris, C.D., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Cao, J. (2008) "An experimental investigation of the fabric/tool and fabric/fabric friction during the thermostamping process," International Journal of Material Forming 1: pp. 927-927
  • Pingle, P., Gorbatikh, L., Sherwood, J.A. (2008) "Analysis of multiple rigid-line inclusions for application to bio-materials," American Society of Mechanical Engineers 10 PART B: pp. 801-807
  • Lee, W., Padvoiskis, J., Cao, J., de Luycker, E., Boisse, P., Morestin, F., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2008) "Bias-extension of woven composite fabrics," International Journal of Material Forming 1: pp. 895-898
  • Cao, J., Akkerman, R., Boisse, P., Chen, J., Cheng, H.S., de Graaf, E.F., Gorczyca, J.L., Harrison, P., Hivet, G., Launay, J., Lee, W., Liu, L., Lomov, S.V., Long, A., de Luycker, E., Morestin, F., Padvoiskis, J., Peng, X.Q., Sherwood, J.A., Stoilova, T., Tao, X.M., Verpoest, I., Willems, A., Wiggers, J., Yu, T.X., Zhu, B. (2008) "Characterization of mechanical behavior of woven fabrics: Experimental methods and benchmark results," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 39:6 pp. 1037-1053
  • Pingle, P., Sherwood, J.A., Gorbatikh, L. (2008) "Properties of rigid-line inclusions as building blocks of naturally occurring composites," Composites Science and Technology 68:10-11 pp. 2267-2272
  • Fallon, L.P., Sherwood, J.A., Donaruma, M. (2008) " An Assessment of Sensing Technologies to Monitor the Collision of a Baseball and Bat,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P.J. (2008) " An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Performance on Composite Baseball Bats,"
  • Sherwood, J.A. (2008) " Experimental Investigation of Youth Baseball Bat Performance,"
  • Drane, P.J., Sherwood, J.A., Jones, J.W., Connelly, T.P. (2008) " The Effect of Baseball Construction on the Game of Baseball,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Gorbatikh, L. (2008) "Linking Process-Induced Properties to Thermoplastic-Matrix Woven-Fabric Composites Performance,"
  • Gorczyca-Cole, J., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2007) "A friction model for thermostamping commingled glass-polypropylene woven fabrics," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 38:2 pp. 393-406
  • Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2007) "A real-world experience using linkages to teach design, analysis, cad and technical writing," American Society for Engineering Education pp. Dassault Systemes; HP; Lockheed Martin; IBM; DuPont; et al
  • Sherwood, J.A., Drane, P. (2007) "Chapter 6: Design and Materials in Baseball,"
  • Gamache, L.M., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Cao, J. (2007) " Characterization of the Fabric/Tool and Fabric/Fabric Friction during the Thermostamping Process,"
  • Shaw, R., Gur, B., Avitabile, P., Sherwood, J.A. (2006) "Baseball bat model identification and detection of system changes through in situ experimental modal models developed on the field," Springer New York pp. Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • Shaw, R.H., Sherwood, J.A. (2006) "Exploring the crack of the bat in the lab: Performance and durability," Springer New York pp. Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • Drane, P.J., Sherwood, J.A., Shaw, R.H. (2006) " An Experimental Investigation of Baseball Bat Durability,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Cao, J. (2006) " Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Understanding of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thermostamping Woven Composites to Develop a Comprehensive Design Tool,"
  • Shaw, R.H., Sherwood, J.A. (2006) " Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Baseball Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J., Gorbatikh, L. (2006) " Linking Process-Induced Properties to Thermoplastic-Matrix Woven-Fabric Composites Performance,"
  • Li, X., Sherwood, J.A., Liu, L., Chen, J. (2005) "Simulation of Double Dome Stamping of Twill Woven Fabric Composites,"
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Li, X., Sherwood, J.A. (2005) "Two-dimensional macro-mechanics shear models of woven fabrics," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 36:1 pp. 105-114
  • Li, X., Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J., Chen, J., Liu, L. (2005) " A Study of the Thermostamping Process for a Woven-Fabric Composite,"
  • Sherwood, J.A. (2005) " Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Understanding of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thermostamping Woven Composites to Develop a Comprehensive Design Tool,"
  • Li, X., Sherwood, J.A., Liu, L., Chen, J. (2004) "A material model for woven commingled glass-polypropylene composite fabrics using a hybrid finite element approach," Inderscience Enterprises Ltd 21: pp. 59-70
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Ghosh, S., Castro, J.C., Lee, J.K. (2004) "Analytical Model of Shear of 4-harness Satin Weave Fabrics," AIP Conference Proceedings 712:1 pp. 338-343
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) " Analytical Model of Shear of 4-harness Satin Weave Fabrics," CP712: pp. 338
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2004) " Friction at the Tool-Fabric Interface during the Thermostamping of Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics," 7: pp. 337
  • Li, X., Sherwood, J.A., Liu, J., Chen, J. (2004) "Hybrid Finite Element Model of Woven-Fabric Composite,"
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) "Material Modeling and Benchmark Testing of Woven-Fabric Composites in the Thermo-Stamping Process," 7: pp. 357
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Liu, L., Chen, J. (2004) "Modeling of friction and shear in thermostamping of composites - Part I," SAGE Publications Ltd 38: pp. 1911-1929
  • Liu, L., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) "Parametric Study of Commingled Glass/Polypropylene Woven Fabrics during Shear,"
  • Gorczyca, J., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2004) "Thermostamping of Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics: FEA with User-Defined Subroutines in ABAQUS/Standard,"
  • Qi, X., Mitchell, T., Sherwood, J.A., Dallaire, M. (2004) "Ultra-thin whitetopping rehabilitation technology and its bonding evaluation," American Society of Civil Engineers pp. 566-571
  • Sherwood, J.A. (2004) " An Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Relationship amongst the Sweetspot, COP, and Vibration Nodes in Baseball Bats,"
  • Drane, P., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) " Characterization of the Effect of Temperature on Baseball COR performance,"
  • Nabeshima, S., Sherwood, J.A. (2004) "Comparison of the Performance of U.S. and Japanese Aluminum Baseball Bats,"
  • Sherwood, J.A. (2004) " Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Understanding of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thermostamping Woven Composites to Develop a Comprehensive Design Tool,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Sherwood, J., Chen, J. (2003) " Friction between the Tool and the Fabric during the Thermostamping of Woven Co-Mingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics,"
  • Li, X., Sherwood, J.A., Lu, J., Chen, J. (2003) "Material Model and Finite Element Model for Woven Commingled Glass-Polypropylene Composite Fabrics,"
  • Ospina, M., Vangala, S., Yang, D., Sherwood, J.A., Sung, C., Goodhue, W.D. (2003) "Micromechanical characterization of GaSb by microbeam deflecion and using nanoprobe and finite element analysis," Materials Research Society 782: pp. 173-178
  • Fallon, L.P., Sherwood, J.A. (2002) " A Study of the Barrel Constructions of Baseball Bats,"
  • Drane, P.J., Sherwood, J.A. (2002) " The Effects of Moisture Content and Workhardening on Baseball Bat Performance,"
  • Chen, J., Chow, S., Lussier, S., Sherwood, J.A. (2002) " Viscosity-Based Models for Shear and Friction Response of Glass/Thermo-Plastic Fabrics,"
  • Wu, C., Tayabji, S., Sherwood, J.A. (2001) "Repair of ultrathin whitetopping pavements," National Research Council pp. 164-173
  • Gorczyca, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J.A., Buso, P. (2001) " Finite Element Modeling of the Shear Behavior of Woven Co-Mingled lass/Thermoplastic Composites,"
  • Chow, S., Lussier, D., Bulusu, A., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2001) " Shear and Friction Response of Co-Mingled Glass/Polypropylene Fabrics During Stamping,"
  • Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Buso, P., Chow, S., Lussier, D. (2000) "Stamping of continuous fiber thermoplastic composites," Polymer Composites 21:4 pp. 539-547
  • Sherwood, J.A., Mustone, T.J., Fallon, L.P. (2000) " Characterizing the performance of baseball bats using experimental and finite element methods,"
  • Fallon, L.P., Collier, R.D., Sherwood, J.A., Mustone, T.J. (2000) " Determining baseball bat performance using a conservation equations model with field test validation,"
  • Buso, P.P., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2000) " Finite Element Modeling of Co-Mingled Glass/Thermoplastic Fabrics for Low-Cost/High-Volume Composites Manufacturing,"
  • King, M.J., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Brachos, V. (1999) "Effect of local material variations on tapered sandwich structures," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 18:16 pp. 1479-1495
  • Smith, D.R., D'Angelo, J.P., DaSilva, R., Sherwood, J.A. (1998) " An Experiment in Improving Student Estimation Skills,"
  • King, M.J., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Brachos, V. (1998) "Effect of Local Material Variations on Tapered Sandwich Structures,"
  • Brachos, V., Sherwood, J.A., Gorczyca, J.A., Mustone, T.J. (1998) " Frontal Impact Investigations on the All-Composite Body-In-White of the Solectria Sunrise™ Electric Vehicle,"
  • Rocca, D.P., Sherwood, J.A. (1998) "Impact of Steel Projectiles into Thin Polycarbonate Lenses using a Unified State Variable Constitutive Model with Failure in LS-DYNA,"
  • Sherwood, J.A. (1998) "Using LS-DYNA to Characterize the Performance of Baseball Bats,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Smith, D.R., Weber, S.L., D'Angelo, J.P., DaSilva, R.A. (1998) " A Model Course for Integrating Lectures and Labs for a Semester Long Design Experience,"
  • Bartlett, W., Sherwood, J.A. (1997) " Investigation of Elastic, Plastic, and Creep Response of a Polymeric Clip Using Experimental and Numerical Techniques," pp. 43-45
  • Parkin, R., Robertson, S., Sherwood, J.A., Smith, D. (1997) " Integrating Design, Manufacturing, and Testing across the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum," pp. 113-122
  • Sherwood, J.A., Quimby, H.M. (1996) "Optimization of the manufacturing process of a titanium aluminide metal matrix composite using a viscoplastic constitutive theory," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME 118:2 pp. 235-240
  • Sherwood, J.A., Quimby, H.M. (1996) "Optimization of the Manufacturing Process of a Titanium Aluminide Metal Matrix Composite Using a Viscoplastic Constitutive Theory," pp. 17-22
  • Sherwood, J.A., Ayres, J.M., Gross, T.S., Watt, D. (1995) "An investigation of tire-wheel interface loads using ADINA," Computers and Structures 56:2-3 pp. 377-387
  • Quimby, H.M., Sherwood, J.A. (1995) " Finite Element Modeling of MMC's," ASME MD-Vol. 63/AMD-Vol. 213: pp. 49-66
  • Sherwood, J.A., Quimby, H.M. (1995) "Micromechanical modeling of damage growth in titanium based metal-matrix composites," Computers and Structures 56:2-3 pp. 505-514
  • Sherwood, J.A., Fussell, B.K., Edwards, W.R., Gross, T.S., Watt, D.W. (1995) "Study of the pressure distribution on an aircraft tire-wheel interface," Journal of Aircraft 32:5 pp. 921-928
  • Sherwood, J.A., Doore, R.J. (1993) "A robust methodology for estimating material parameters for the Ramaswamy-Stouffer constitutive model," Publ by ASME 43: pp. 259-273
  • Sherwood, J.A., Quimby, H.M. (1993) " Micromechanical Modeling of Damage Growth in Titanium Based Metal-Matrix Composites,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Quimby, H.M., Doore, R.J. (1992) " Damage Modeling in Fiber Reinforced Composites," ASME AD-Vol. 27: pp. 59-63
  • Sherwood, J.A., Frost, C.C. (1992) " Constitutive Modeling and Simulation of Energy Absorbing Polyurethane Foam Under Impact Loading"," pp. 55-158
  • Sherwood, J.A., Frost, C.C. (1991) " Constitutive Modeling and Simulation of Energy Absorbing Polyurethane Foam Under Impact Loading," ASME MD-Vol. 29: pp. 347-370
  • Kroupa, J.L., Sherwood, J.A., Ashbaugh, N.E., Quimby, H.M., Boyle, M.J. (1991) " Comparison of Responses of a MMC Using Classical and Unified Constitutive Matrix Theories," pp. 410-429
  • Sherwood, J.A., Fay, E.M., Jayaraman, N. (1991) " Application of a Unified Constitutive Theory to the Nonproportional Multiaxial Strain Deformation of 1045 Steel,"
  • Sherwood, J.A., Boyle, M.J. (1990) "Investigation of the thermomechanical response of a titanium-aluminide/silicon-carbide composite using a unified state variable model and the finite element method," Publ by ASME 111: pp. 151-161
  • Sherwood, J.A., Stouffer, D.C. (1986) " A Constitutive Model with Damage for High-Temperature Superalloys,"

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • AIRTECH -- Airdrop Innovative Research and Technologies (2015), Grant - US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center
    Sherwood, J.A., Amirkhizi, A.V., Chakrabarti, S., Driscoll, S.B., Hansen, C.J., Nagarajan, R., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J.
  • Material Characterization of Composites (2015), Sponsored Research - XCraft
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Wood-Composite Bat Evaluation for Short Season Use (2015), Sponsored Research - Baum Bat Co.
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Fibers and Textiles NNMI (2016), Grant - NNMI Program
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), Grant - National Science Foundation and company members
    Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C., Hansen, C.J., Willis, D.J.
  • AFP (Automatic Fiber Placement) Physics-Based Process Models (2015), Grant - NASA + Aurora Flight Sciences
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Facilitating Industry By Engineering, Roadmapping and Science (FIBERS) to Advance (2014), Grant - National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal), Gorczyca, J.L. (Co-Principal), Chen, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Concussion Prevention and Diagnosis Workshop (2015), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Sherwood, J.A., Moore, C. (Co-Principal), Wang, X. (Co-Principal)
  • Design of a Test to Quantify Fabric Resistance to Insect Bites (2015), Grant - Natick HEROES
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Multi-Mode Energy Absorption for Helmet Low-Velocity Impact Protection (2015), Grant - Natick HEROES
    Sherwood, J.A., Orbey, N.
  • Prevention and Diagnosis of Concussions (2015), Sponsored Research - Mass S&T
    Sherwood, J.A., Wang, X. (Co-Principal), Moore, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Modeling the Forming Process Used in the Fabrication of Combat Helmets (2013), Grant - Natick HEROES
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C., Reynaud, E., Turcotte, D.A., Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study of Baseball Compliance and Specifications- Extension (2011), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • SEP Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal)
  • 2015 Wind Energy Research Workshop (2015), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Inalpolat, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Facilitating Industry By Engineering, Roadmapping and Science (FIBERS) to Advance (2014), Grant - NIST
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Fabric Mechanical Characterization Study (2015), Sponsored Research - Albany Engineered Composites
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Design for Composite Wind Turbine Blades (2014), Grant - NSF WindSTAR I/UCRC
    Sherwood, J.A., Frank, . (Co-Principal)
  • Bat Reinforcement Durability Study (2014), Sponsored Research - Progressive Tool
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study Simulating Different Profiles in Taper Region of Bats (2014), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Youth baseball bat study using new test procedure (2014), Sponsored Research - Rawlings Sporting Goods
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study of Protective Headgear (2012), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study of Protective Headgear- Extension (2012), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Golf Ball Putting - Phase II - Physical and Finite Element Simulation Analyses (2013), Sponsored Research - ABS
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study of Baseball Compliance and Specifications (2011), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Golf Ball Putting - Experiment and Simulation (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • NFHS Soccer Ball Testing (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • NFHS Baseball Coefficient of Restitution Testing (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of International Baseballs (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of the Effects of a One-Piece Bat Handle Grip for Wood Bats (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Golf Ball Putting - Experimental Friction and Finite Element Stimulation Analysis (2013), Grant - ABS
  • Study of Fabric Stiffness (2013), Grant - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Taber Abrasion Testing (2013), Grant - UFP
  • Durability of European Beech Baseball Bats (2013), Sponsored Research - Mine Bats
  • Mechanical Characterization of a Material for its Friction and Tensile Properties (2013), Sponsored Research - Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Tater Grip - Study of the effects of a one-piece bat handle for wood bats (2013), Sponsored Research - Global Tour Golf
  • Taber Abrasion Testing (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Tensile Testing of Glass Samples (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2012), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
  • Inertial, Physical, and BBCOR Performance Testing with Accelerated Break-In (ABI) (2012), Sponsored Research - Under Armor
  • Study of Durability Improvement for Wood Baseball Bats (2012), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Study of Protective Headgear (2012), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • An Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Relationship between a Softball and the Feel of a Softball Bat (2011), Sponsored Research - Combat Sports
  • Study of Baseball Compliance and Specifications (2011), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Study to Develop a Protocol for Adopting New Wood Species for Listing in the Wooden Baseball Bat Supplier Regulations (2011), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Automotive Lightweight Composite Structures with Embedded Communications (2010), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Automotive Lightweight Composite Structures with Embedded Communications (2010), Sponsored Research - National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and United States Department of Energy
  • Mechanical Characterization of Fabrics (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of Bat Constructed Using Molding Process (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of European Beech - Species Durability Study - Specific Densities (2013), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technolo (2012), Grant -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Study of Durability Improvement for Wood Baseball Bats (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study to Develop a Protocol for Adopting New Wood Species for Listing in the Wood (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of High School Baseballs (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study and Compare Wood-Composite Bat Design (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Study of Fabric Bending Stiffness (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • A Fundamental Study of the Relationship of Batted-Ball Speed (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Aluminum Bat Coating Performance Project (2012), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Aluminum Bat Coating Performance (2012), Sponsored Research - U.S. Chrome Corp
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Flowform Bat Project (2012), Sponsored Research - Dynamic Flowform Corp
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Mizuno Durability Study - Repeated Impacts (2012), Sponsored Research - Mizuno USA
  • Performance and Construction of NFHS Baseballs (2012), Sponsored Research - National Federation of High Schools
  • Performance and Durability Study of a Laminated Baseball Bat (2012), Sponsored Research - Rutland Plywood Corp
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study and Compare Wood-Composite Bat Design (2012), Sponsored Research - Rawlings Sporting Goods
  • Study of the Taper Durability of Bats (2012), Sponsored Research - Marucci Sports
  • Wind Energy Research Workshop (2011), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Development of a Baseball Bat through Characterization of Barrel Section Properties (2011), Sponsored Research - PlastiComp
  • Effect of Environmental Conditions on Batted-Ball Performance (2011), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Workshop: 2011 Wind Energy Research Workshop, Lowell, MA August 2011 (2011), Grant -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Study of the Taper Durability of Bats (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • D271 Wood-Composite Study (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Comparison of a Composite Wood Bat to a Solid Wood Bat for use in Minor League Baseball (2011), Sponsored Research - DeMarini
  • The Brown University Batting Cage Bat Performance Study (2011), Sponsored Research - USA Baseball
  • Studies of Baseball Bat Characterization, Modeling, and Construction (2010), Sponsored Research - PlastiComp
  • Wind and Clean Energy Initiative to Build Collaboration and Cluster Competitiveness (2010), Sponsored Research - Science and Technology Initiatives Fund Massachusetts
  • Effect of Manufacturing-Induced Defects on Reliability of Composite Wind Turbine Blades (2009), Sponsored Research - United States Department of Energy
  • Invention of Potential Durability Improvements for Chemical Treated Baseball Bat (2009), Sponsored Research - Pioneer Industrial Corp.
  • NCAA Baseball Bat Research and Certification (2006), Sponsored Research - NCAA
  • Mizuno Durability Study - Repeated Impacts (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • USA Baseball Batting Cage Study (2011), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Studies of Baseball Bat Characterization, Modeling and Construction (2010), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Invention of Potential Durability Improvements for Chemical Treated Baseball Bat (2009), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Accelerated Break-In Study of Little League Youth Composite Bats (2010), Sponsored Research - Little League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Baseball Bat Durability (2010), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Study of Comparative Performances and Other Properties of Solid Wood Barrel (2009), Sponsored Research - MetalWood Bat Co.
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Investigation of Potential Durability Improvements for a Reinforced Baseball Bat (2009), -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Investigation of the Comparative Durability of Laminated Wood Baseball Bat Design (2008), Grant -
    Sherwood, J.A. (Principal)
  • Drape Analysis of SMC Structural Parts (2008), Sponsored Research - United States Council for Automotive Research Automotive Composites Consortium
  • Linking Process-Induced Properties to Thermoplastic-Matrix Woven-Fabric Composites Performance (2005), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
  • (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Principal), Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P.
  • Collaborative International Research to Explore a Global Bat-Performance Standard (2007), Sponsored Research - All Japan Baseball Bat Industry Association
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • MRI: Acquisition of a 3D Scanning Laser Vibrometer (2007), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
  • Durability Study to Investigate a new Composite Design for Softball Bats (2006), Sponsored Research - Excel OYJ
  • Experimental Characterization of Aluminum Alloy Tubes (2006), Sponsored Research - AlCan
  • Study to Investigate a Special Maple and Birch Woods for Wood Baseball Bat Design (2006), Sponsored Research - BatCo
  • Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Understanding of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thermostamping Woven Composites to Develop a Comprehensive Design Tool (2003), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
  • Investigation of the Durability of Youth Al Baseball Bat Designs (2006), Sponsored Research - PowerMetal Technologies
  • Comparison of the 2003 NCAA Baseball Bat Certification Protocol and the ASTM High-Speed Baseball Standard (2005), Sponsored Research - NCAA
  • Design and Testing of a Revolutionary Helmet (2005), Sponsored Research - Xenith
  • Laboratory and Field Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance (2005), Sponsored Research - Rawlings Sporting Goods
  • Multifunctional Composites (2004), Sponsored Research - NASA SBIR Phase II with EIC Laboratories
  • Experimental Investigation of Wood Baseball Bat Durability (2004), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Comparison Testing of the Regular Season and World Series Baseballs for 2003, 2004, and 2005 (2003), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Test Program for Composite Materials (2003), Sponsored Research - KaZaK Composites
  • NCAA Baseball Bat Certification (1999), Sponsored Research - NCAA et al.
  • Honeycomb Compression and Crush Tests (2004), Sponsored Research - KaZaK Composites
  • Testing of Carbons (2004), Sponsored Research - Triton
  • Carbon and Ceramic Foam Compression Test (2003), Sponsored Research - KaZaK Composites
  • Design of an Attachment Insert for a Balsa-Core Composite Pan (2003), Sponsored Research - Office of Naval Research STTR with KaZaK Composites
  • Evaluate the Structural Performance of a US Navy Equipment Mounting Adapter System (2003), Sponsored Research - KaZaK Composites
  • Perform Tensile and 4-Point Bend Tests (2003), Sponsored Research - KaZaK Composites
  • PTC Collaborative Learning and Reference Center - Lowell Campus (2003), Sponsored Research - Parametric Technologies
  • Provide Strength and Stiffness Evaluation of Laminated and Pultruded Glass-Vinyl Ester and Hybrid Glass/Graphite-Vinyl Ester Composites (2003), Grant - KaZaK Composites
  • Evaluation of the Regular Season Minor League Baseballs (2003), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Short Beam Shear Tests on Boron Epoxy Tape (2003), Sponsored Research - Specialty Materials
  • Continuation of the Major League Baseball Studies (2002), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Investigation of the Relationship among Wood Bat Performance, Material Choice, and Manufacturing Process (2002), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • NCAA 32-in and 33-in Baseball Bat Research (2002), Sponsored Research - NCAA
  • NCAA Baseball Bat Research; $62,384 (2000), Sponsored Research - NCAA
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Modeling of Co-mingled Glass/Thermoplastic Fabrics for Low-Cost/High-Volume Composites Manufacturing (1998), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation GOALI (w/ Ford Motor Company)
  • NCAA Baseball Bat Research; $`16,000 (2000), Sponsored Research - NCAA
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Composite Side Intrusion Beam (1999), Sponsored Research - Ford Research Lab
  • NCAA Baseball Bat Research (1999), Sponsored Research - NCAA
  • NFHS Baseball Bat Research (1999), Sponsored Research - NFHS
  • Establishment of a Baseball Research Center (1998), Grant - Major League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods
  • Characterization of a Composite Material Air Separation System (1998), Sponsored Research - Innovative Membrane Systems, Norwood, MA
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • WWW Based Instruction and Survey of Finite Element Methods (1997), Grant - University of Massachusetts Professional Developments Grant
    Sherwood, J.A.
  • Design for Crashworthiness (1997), Sponsored Research - Solectria, Wilmington, MA
  • Experimental Testing of Wheel Wells (1997), Sponsored Research - Solectria, Wilmington, MA
  • Design and Performance of Baseball Bats: Analysis & Experiment (1997), Sponsored Research - Major League Baseball
  • Assuring the Structural Integrity and CAD Documentation of the Sunrise Vehicle (1996), Sponsored Research - Solectria, Wilmington, MA
  • Design for Manufacturing and Crashworthiness (1995), Sponsored Research - Solectria and Northeast Alternative Vehicle Consortium/ARPA
  • Product Realization Curriculum Support (1995), Sponsored Research - NSF Engineering Academy of Southern New England
  • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 201/208 Instrument Panel Program (1994), Sponsored Research - Davidson-Textron, Dover, NH
  • Aircraft Tire/Wheel Interface Load Measurement (1991), Sponsored Research - Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Constitutive Modeling of Metal Matrix Composites (1991), Sponsored Research - AFOSR/NASA/Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • Aircraft Tire/Wheel Interface Load Measurement (1990), Sponsored Research - Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Optimization of the Manufacturing Process of a Titanium Aluminide Metal Matrix Composite Using a Viscoplastic Constitutive Theory (1990), Sponsored Research - ASME Engineering Foundation and AFOSR
  • Investigation of the Thermomechanical Behavior of a Titanium Aluminide Metal Matrix Composite Using a Viscoplastic Constitutive Model (1989), Sponsored Research - Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Predicting the Impact Response of Energy Absorbing Urethan Foam (1989), Sponsored Research - Davidson-Textron, Dover, NH
  • Development of an Aircraft Tire/Wheel Interface Model for Flange/Beadseat Contact Loads (1988), Sponsored Research - Air Force Office of Scientific Research