Wilburn Ray Whittington 
Wilburn Ray

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CAVS 2217

(662) 325-8558

Alt. Phone
(662) 769-9400

Dr. Wilburn Whittington is a Research Engineer at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) in the Computational Engineering Mechanics and Materials Science (CEMMS) group. He currently serves the CEMMS group as the High Rate Lab Manager and aids in mechanical experimentation and characterization. Dr. Whittington supervises numerous engineering undergraduate provides K-12 STEM outreach in the areas of mechanical testing and characterization. His Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) high strain rate systems have been deployed at multiple universities in the US and has helped develop the first open source SHPB analysis tool for the dynamic materials community. Dr. Whittington received his PhD from Mississippi State University (MSU) in December of 2015 and has co-authored 21 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research interests are machine design, dynamic experiments, and materials engineering.
Research Interest
High rate phenomena, mechanical testing and evaluation, instrumentation
Disc golf, softball, camping
Selected PublicationsTotal Publications:  46 
Prabhu, R., Begonia, M., Whittington, W. R., Murphy, M. A., Mao, Y., Liao, J., Williams, L. N., Horstemeyer, M., & Sheng, J. (2019). Compressive Mechanical Properties of Porcine Brain: Experimentation and Modeling of the Tissue Hydration Effects. Bioengineering. 6(2), 40. DOI:10.3390/bioengineering6020040. [Abstract]

Kluss, J. V., Rostaghi, M., Whittington, W. R., Rhee, H., Whittington, S. P., & Yadollahi, A. (2019). Porcelain Insulation - Defining the Underlying Mechanism of Failure. High Voltage. 4(2), 81-88.

Ma, Q., Li, B., Oppedal, A. L., Whittington, W. R., Horstemeyer, S., Marin, E., Wang, P., & Horstemeyer, M. (2012). Strain Rate Dependence of Twinning at 450°C and Its Effect on Microstructure of an Extruded Magnesium Alloy. Materials Science and Engineering A. Elsevier. 559, 314-318.

Tucker, M.T., Horstemeyer, M., Whittington, W. R., Solanki, K.N., & Gullett, P. (2010). The Effect of Varying Strain Rates and Stress States on the Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture of Aluminum Alloys. In Elsevier (Ed.), Mechanics of Materials. 42(10), 895-907. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Prabhu, R., Horstemeyer, M., McCollum, M., Whittington, W. R., Bouvard, J.-L., Sherburn, J. A., Williams, L. N., Marin, E., & Liao, J. (2010). Traumatic Brain Injury: Coupled Experiment/Finite Element Simulation On High Rate Mechanical Response Of Porcine Brain. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2010). Naples, Florida, USA: ASME.