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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Lloyd V. Smith

Lloyd Smith


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 1994
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 1991
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Math, University of Utah, 1988

Research Interests

  • Composite Materials:
    • multi-axial characterization
    • damage and failure modeling
    • environmental degradation
  • Sports Science:
    • experimental bat and ball performance
    • numeric modeling of sport ball impacts
    • protective equipment and head injury

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Smith, L. V., 2014. “Hygrothermal Effects of Baseballs and Softballs,” Journal of Sports Engineering, 17.3:123-130.
  • Smith, L. V., Kensrud, J. 2014. “Field and Laboratory Measurements of Softball Player Swing Speed,” Journal of Sports Engineering, 17:75-82.
  • Siva P. Pilli, Lloyd V. Smith, Shutthanandan Vaithiyalingam, 2014. “MEASURING TIME DEPENDENT DIFFUSION IN POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES,” Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, 18.4:633-641.
  • Salavatian, M., Smith, L. V. 2013. “The effect of transverse damage on the shear response of fiber reinforced laminates,” Composites Science and Technology, 95:44-49.
  • Burbank, S. D., Smith, L. V., 2012. “Dynamic Characterization of Rigid Polyurethane Foam Used in Sports Balls,” Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 226:77-85.