James A. Donovan
- B.S., Notre Dame, 1959
- M.S., Notre Dame, 1961
- Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1967
Professor Donovans research focuses
on the relation of microstructure, environment and strength of plastics.
Strength includes the resistance to reversible and irreversible
deformation, and crack propagation. His research includes developing
models for the wear resistance of elastomers as a function of their
strength and the characteristics of the abrader. A recent discovery
of his research is the deformation enhanced transport of ions in
- Y. Liu and J. A. Donovan, "The
Effect of Secondary Relaxations on the Fracture Toughness of
Nylon 6/Nylon 6I coT Blends," Poly. Eng. and Sci., 36 (1996)
- R. Ramakrishnan, J. Kliman, and J.
A. Donovan, "Temperature Distribution in the Rubber Wheel
During Wear Testing," Rubber Chem. and Tech., 69 (1996)
- V. Krishnan and R. Ramakrishnan and
J. A. Donovan, "Correlation of Laboratory and Road Wear
Tests," Rubber Chem. and Tech., 68 (1995) 804.
- P. R. Stupak and J. A. Donovan, "Effect
of Bead Fusion on Toughness of PS Foam," Microstructural
Sci., 18 (1990) 505.
- P. Chang and J. A. Donovan, "Detergent
Assisted Stress Cracking in Low Density PE," Poly. Eng.
and Sci., 30 (1990) 1431.
Exxon, Allied Signal, Perstorp, and General
- "The Dependence of Mechanical
Properties on Phase Miscibility of Aliphatic and Aromatic Blends."
- "Adsorption of Aqueous Salt
Solutions in Nylon 6 and Their Effects on Mechanical and Thermal
- "Wear Mechanisms of Rubber Tread
- "Correlation of Laboratory and
Road Tread Wear Tests."
- ELAB 208D
- James A. Donovan
- MIE Department
- 220 ELAB
- Amherst, MA 01003-2210
- (413) 545-2074
- (413) 545-1027