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Journal Publications

  • 2017     Smith, N. & Davis, J.L. Collaborating with Industry Partner within an Undergraduate Finite Element Course, American Society for Engineering Education, Columbus, OH.
  • 2017     Davis, J.L. & Chelbowski, A.C. Work in Progress: Oh The Irony: A Six-Section Rube Goldberg Machine for Freshman Engineering Design, American Society for Engineering Education, Columbus, OH.
  • 2017     Sellers, K.C., Middleton, K.M., Davis, J.L. & Holliday, C.M. Ontogeny of Bite Force in a Validated Biomechanical Model of the American Alligator, Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • 2016     Arena, S.L., Davis, J.L., Grant, J.W., Madigan, M.L. Tripping elicits earlier and larger deviations in linear head acceleration compared to slipping, PLoS One.
  • 2016     McDonald T.N., Davis, J.L. & Goodman, K.D., Look Ahead problem, American Journal of Engineering Education.
  • 2016     McDonald T.N. & Davis, J.L., Can enforcing an organized solution lead to better grades?, American Society of Engineering Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2016     Smith, N.L. & Davis, J.L., Connecting Theory and Software: Experience with an Undergraduate Finite Element Course, Computers in Engineering Education Journal, 7(2).
  • 2016     Davis, J.L. & McDonald, T.N., Online, Handwritten or Hybrid Homework: Whats best for our students in the long run?, Journal of Online Engineering Education, 7(1).
  • 2015     Chlebowski, A.C., Davis, J.L. & Mitchell, Z.W. Team Grouping Strategies in Freshman Engineering Design Courses., First Year Engineering Experience Conference, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA.
  • 2015     Arena, S.L., Davis, J.L., Grant, J.W., Madigan, M.L. Head Accelerations After Slipping and Tripping Exceed Those During Walking. American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH.
  • 2015     Smith, N.L. & Davis, J.L. Connecting Theory and Software: Experience with an Undergraduate Finite Element Course. American Society of Engineering Education, Seattle, WA.
  • 2015     Field, B.S., Davis, J.L., Taylor, E.M., Volz, L.J., & McCloud, E.S. A device for measuring the flexural stiffness of insect wings, or How to make a wing-bar gizmo. Indiana Academy of Sciences.
  • 2015     Davis, J.L. & Smith, N.L. Connecting Finite Element Modeling With Strengths of Materials and Vibrations Using Beam Experiments. ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
  • 2014     Davis, J.L. & Grant, J.W. Turtle utricle dynamic behavior using a combined anatomically accurate model and experimentally measured hair bundle stiffness. Hearing Research.
  • 2014     Davis, J.L. & McDonald, T.N. Online Homework: Does it help or hurt in the long run? American Society for Engineering Education.
  • 2014     Grosse, I.R., Huang, L., Davis, J.L., & Cullinane, D. A Multi-Level Hierarchical Finite Element Model for Capillary Failure in Soft Tissue. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
  • 2012     Rivera, A.R., Davis, J.L., Grant, J.W., Blob, R.W., Peterson, E.H., Neiman, A.B., Rowe, M.H. Quantifying Utricular Stimulation During Natural Behavior. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology.
  • 2012     Davis, J.L. & Diersing, R.W. Systems engineering and freshman design: Reinforcing systems engineering methods and technical communication through project based learning. Conference on Higher Education and Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • 2011     Davis, J.L., Dumont, E.R., Strait, D.S., & Grosse, I.R. An efficient method of modeling material properties using thermal diffusion analogy: an example based on craniofacial bone. PLoSOne.
  • 2010     Dumont, E.R., Davis, J.L., Grosse, I.R. & Burrows, A. Finite Element Analysis of Performance in the Skulls of Marmosets and Tamarins. Journal of Anatomy.
  • 2010     Santana, S.E., Dumont, E.R., Davis, J.L. Mechanisms of bite force production and their relationship to diet in bats. Journal of Functional Ecology.
  • 2010     Davis, J.L., Santana, S.E., Dumont, E.R., Grosse, I.R. Predicting Bite Force in Mammals: 2D vs. 3D Lever Models. Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • 2007     Davis, J.L., Xue, J., Peterson, E.H. & Grant, J.W. Layer Thickness and Curvature Effects on Utricle Direction in the Red Ear Slider Turtle: Static and Dynamic Analysis. Journal of Vestibular Research, 17(4): 145162.

Abstracts and Presentations

  • 2016      Ninad, N., Davis, J.L. and Field, B.S. and McCloud, E.S. Contributions of wing condition and wing veins to flexural stiffness in three species of Lycaenid butterflies Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, OR.
  • 2015      Davis, J.L., McCloud, E.S. & Field, B.S. Non-uniform Material Properties observed in Lycaenidae Wing Veins, Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • 2015      Sellers, K.C., Davis, J.L., Mongalo, M., Jacoby, M.J. & Holliday, C.M. Estimates of Three-Dimensional Cranial Joint Forces in the American Alligator, Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • 2014      Holliday, C.M., Sellers, K.C., Davis, J.L., Middleton, K.M., Witmer, L.M. Modeling Cranial Biomechanics in Archosaurus Using 3D Computational Methods, Presented at Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Belin, Germany
  • 2014      Holliday, C.M., Tea, J.C., Sellers, K.C., Witmer, L.M., & Davis, J.L. Estimate bite force in fossil vertebrate using 3D computational methods, Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX.
  • 2014      Sellers, K.C., Miller-Phillips, C.M., Schmiegelow, A.B., Davis, J.L. & Holliday, C.M. A Three Dimensional model of bite force in alligator Mississippiensis, Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX.
  • 2013      Volz, L.J., Taylor, E.M., Simpson, K.B., Field, B.S., McCloud, E.S., & Davis, J.L. Flexural Stiffness & False Head Behavior in Lycaenidae Hind Wings, Presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2012      Volz, L.J., Tepool, E.S., McCloud, E.S., Field, B.S., Davis, J.L., False head behavior and mechanics of a temperate buttery: Experiment and modeling, Presented at ASME Student Professional Development Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
  • 2009      Davis, J.L., Santana, S.E., Dumont, E.R., Grosse, I.R. Techniques for Predicting Bite Force in Bats. Presented at Northeast Regional Division of Vertebrate Morphology & Division of Comparative Biomechanics meeting, Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • 2009      Rivera, A., Davis, J.L., Grant, J.W., Blob, R.W., Peterson, E.H., Neimann, A.B., Rowe, M.H. Characterizing utricular stimulation during natural behaviors of the turtle, Trachemys Scripta. Presented atAssociation for the Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.
  • 2007      Davis, J.L. & Grant, J.W. Contribution of Hair Bundles to Shear Stiffness of the Column Filament Layer in the Turtle Utricle. Presented at Association of Research in Otolaryngology, Denver, CO
  • 2006      Davis, J.L. & Grant, J.W. Computational Modeling of the Turtle Utricle. Presented at Virginia Academy of Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • 2004      Davis, J.L. & Grant, J.W. E_ects of Otoconia Thickness and Overall Curvature on Utricular Otolith Dynamics. Presented at Association of Research in Otolaryngology, Daytona, FL; and Presented at Virginia Tech-Wake Forest Student Symposium, Wake Forest, NC.




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