2022 Thayer Investiture

David M. Cole

David M. Cole

Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Research Civil Engineer, Force Projection and Sustainment Branch, CRREL
Adjunct Research Professor, Clarkson University

Research Interests

Properties and mechanics of geologic materials; granular media mechanics; contact mechanics; flow behavior of polycrystalline ice

Education

  • BS, civil engineering, Clarkson University 1972
  • MS, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth 1984
  • PhD, materials science and engineering, Northwestern University 1992

Selected Publications

  • Ringelberg, D.B., D.M. Cole, K.L. Foley, C.M. Ruidaz-Santiago and C.M. Reynolds (2013) Compressive strength of soils amended with a bacterial succinoglycan: Effects of soluble salts and organic matter. In revision, Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
  • Cole, D.M. and M.A. Hopkins (2013) The contact properties of naturally occurring geologic materials: Experimental observations. Submitted, Intl. J. Geomechanics.
  • Cole, D., D. Ringelberg, D. and C.M. Reynolds (2011) Small-Scale Mechanical Properties of Biopolymers. J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000680
  • Cole, D.M., L. Uthus, M.A. Hopkins and B.R. Knapp (2010) Normal and sliding contact experiments on gneiss. Granular Matter, 1434-5021 (Print) 1434-7636 (Online) DOI: 0.1007/s10035-010-0165-z.
  • Cole, D.M. and J.F. Peters (2008) Grain-scale mechanics of geologic materials and lunar simulants under normal loading. Granular Matter, Vol. 10, pp. 171-185, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-007-0066-y
  • Song, M., I. Baker and D.M. Cole (2008) The effect of particles on creep rate and microstructures of granular ice during creep. J. Glaciol., Vol. 54, pp. 533-537.
  • Cole, D.M. and J.F. Peters (2007) A physically based approach to granular media mechanics: Grain-scale experiments, initial results and implications to numerical modeling. Granular Matter, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 309-321, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-007-0046-2.
  • Song, M., D.M. Cole and I. Baker (2007) Effect of fine particles on the flow behavior of polycrystalline ice and glaciers - (I) a dislocation-based relaxation model. Chinese Journal of Geophysics (Acta Geophysica Sinica), Vol. 50, pp. 126-130.
  • Song, M., D.M. Cole and I. Baker (2007) Effect of fine particles on the flow behavior of polycrystalline ice - (II) anelastic behavior. Chinese Journal of Geophysics (Acta Geophysica Sinica), Vol. 50, pp. 1156-1160.
  • Song, M., D.M. Cole and I. Baker (2006) An Investigation of the Effects of Particles on the Creep of Polycrystalline Ice. Scripta Materialia, Vol. 55, pp. 91-94.