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Rebecca Dupaix

  • Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E310 Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-8404

About

Research interests include:

  • Mechanical behavior of polymers, bio-materials, and polymer-based composites
  • Deformation processing of polymers
  • Biological tissue engineering

Honors

  • January, 2011

    Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • January, 2008

    Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board's Excellence in Teaching.

  • January, 2008

    Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER).

  • January, 2008

    Pi Tau Sigma Above and Beyond Award.

Books

2016

  • Dupaix, R.B.. 2016. "Becoming a Finite Element Analyst: A Design-Model-Verify Approach." Cognella Academic Publishers.

Journal Articles

2019

  • Mathiesen, D.; Kakumani, A.; Dupaix, R.B., 2019, "Experimental Characterization and Finite Element Prediction of Large Strain Spring-Back Behavior of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)." JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 141, no. 3,

2014

  • Bentil, S.A.; Dupaix, R.B., 2014, "Exploring the mechanical behavior of degrading swine neural tissue at low strain rates via the fractional Zener constitutive model." JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 30, 83-90 - 83-90.
  • Mathiesen, D.; Vogtmann, D.; Dupaix, R.B., 2014, "Characterization and constitutive modeling of stress-relaxation behavior of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) across the glass transition temperature." Mechanics of Materials 71, 74-84 - 74-84.

2012

  • Singh, K.; Dupaix, R.B., 2012, "Hot-embossing experiments of polymethyl methacrylate across the glass transition temperature with variation in temperature and hold times." Polymer Engineering and Science 52, no. 6, 1284-1292 - 1284-1292.
  • Chandrasekaran, G.; Dupaix, R.B., 2012, "Mechanical behavior of a series of copolyester blends near the glass transition: Monotonic and load-hold behavior in compression." International Journal of Polymer Science 2012,
  • Giriunas, K.; Sezen, H.; Dupaix, R.B., 2012, "Evaluation, modeling, and analysis of shipping container building structures." Engineering Structures 43, 48-57 - 48-57.
  • Rao, S.S.; Bentil, S.; DeJesus, J.; Larison, J. et al., 2012, "Inherent interfacial mechanical gradients in 3D hydrogels influence tumor cell behaviors.." PloS one 7, no. 4,
  • Stammen, J.A.; Herriott, R.; Kang, Y.S.; Dupaix, R. et al., 2012, "Dynamic properties of the upper thoracic spine-pectoral girdle (UTS-PG) system and corresponding kinematics in PMHS sled tests.." Stapp car crash journal 56, 65-104 - 65-104.

2010

2009

  • Dupaix, R.B.; Cash, W., 2009, "Finite element modeling of polymer hot embossing using a glass-rubber finite strain constitutiwe model." Polymer Engineering and Science 49, no. 3, 531-543 - 531-543.

2008

  • Sparks, J.L.; Dupaix, R.B., 2008, "Constitutive modeling of rate-dependent stress-strain behavior of human liver in blunt impact loading." Annals of Biomedical Engineering 36, no. 11, 1883-1892 - 1883-1892.
  • Duling, R.R.; Dupaix, R.B.; Katsube, N.; Lannutti, J., 2008, "Mechanical characterization of electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL): A potential scaffold for tissue engineering." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 130, no. 1,

2007

  • Dupaix, R.B.; Boyce, M.C., 2007, "Constitutive modeling of the finite strain behavior of amorphous polymers in and above the glass transition." Mechanics of Materials 39, no. 1, 39-52 - 39-52.
  • Sparks, J.L.; Bolte, J.H.; Dupaix, R.B.; Jones, K.H. et al., 2007, "Using pressure to predict liver injury risk from blunt impact.." Stapp car crash journal 51, 401-432 - 401-432.

2006

  • Palm, G.; Dupaix, R.B.; Castro, J., 2006, "Large strain mechanical behavior of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) near the glass transition temperature." Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME 128, no. 4, 559-563 - 559-563.

2005

  • Dupaix, R.B.; Boyce, M.C., 2005, "Finite strain behavior of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and poly(ethylene terephthalate)-glycol (PETG)." Polymer 46, no. 13, 4827-4838 - 4827-4838.

Presentations

  • "Large strain behavior of polymers near the glass transition." 2005,
  • "Modeling the finite strain behavior of poly(ethylene terephthlate) and poly(ethylene terephthlate)-glycol near the glass transition." 2003, Presented at 40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science,
  • "A Constitutive Model for Strain-induced Crystallization in Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) During Complext Loading into Finite Strains." 2004, Presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition,
  • "Constitutive Modeling of PET and PETG." 2002, Presented at American Chemical Society National Conference,
  • "Large strain constitutive modeling of poly(ethylene terephthlate) and its application to reheat stretch blow molding." 2003, Presented at Mechanics and Materials Conference,
  • "Modeling the finite strain behavior of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and poly(ethylene terephthalate)-glycol near the glass transition." 2004, Presented at 41st Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science,
  • "Large strain Behavior of Polymeric Materials." 2004,
  • "Large Strain Behavior of Polymers Near the Glass Transition." 2005,
  • "Mechanical Behavior of Electrospun Polycaprolactone (PCL) Fabric." 2005, Presented at McMat 2005 Conference,
  • "Mechanical behavior of soft materials." 2007,

Papers in Proceedings

2015

  • Mathiesen, D.; Dupaix, R. "Characterizing the Temperature Dependent Spring-Back Behavior of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) for Hot Embossing." (1 2015).
  • Calhoun, M.; Nelson, T.; Lannutti, J.; Winter, J. et al. "Inherent mechanical gradients influence cell behavior in electrospun Fiber mats." (3 2015).
  • Mathiesen, D.; Dupaix, R. "Characterizing the Temperature Dependent Spring-Back Behavior of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) for Hot Embossing." in SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (1 2015).
  • Calhoun, M.; Nelson, T.; Lannutti, J.; Winter, J. et al. "Inherent mechanical gradients influence cell behavior in electrospun Fiber mats." (3 2015).

2014

  • A. Mallory, R. Herriott , H. Rhule , Y. Kang , R. Dupaix , and J. Liu "High-Frequency B-Mode Ultrasound for the Measurement of Meningeal Motion During Head Rotation." in 12th Annual Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering Conference. (5 2014).
  • Mathiesen, D.; Vogtmann, D.; Dupaix, R. "Stress-relaxation behavior of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) across the glass transition temperature." (1 2014).
  • Mallory, A.; Herriott, R.; Rhule, H.; Kang, Y. et al. "High-Frequency B-Mode Ultrasound for the Measurement of Meningeal Motion During Head Rotation." in 12th Annual Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering Conference. (5 2014).

2012

  • Stammen, J.A.; Herriott, R.; Kang, Y-S.; Bolte, J. et al. "Sequential biomechanics of the human upper thoracic spine and pectoral girdle.." (1 2012).
  • Bentil, S.A.; MacLean, S.; Dupaix, R.B. "VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES OF MACAQUE NEURAL TISSUE AT LOW STRAIN RATES." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). (1 2012).
  • Bentil, S.A.; MacLean, S.; Dupaix, R.B.; ASME, "VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES OF MACAQUE NEURAL TISSUE AT LOW STRAIN RATES." (1 2012).
  • Stammen, J., Herriott, R., Kang, Y., Bolte, J., Dupaix, R. "Sequential Biomechanics of the Human Upper Thoracic Spine and Pectoral Girdle." in Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. (10 2012).
  • Stammen, J.A.; Herriott, R.; Kang, Y.S.; Bolte, J. et al. "Sequential biomechanics of the human upper thoracic spine and pectoral girdle." (12 2012).
  • Stammen, J.A.; Herriott, R.; Kang, Y-S.; Bolte, J. et al. "Sequential biomechanics of the human upper thoracic spine and pectoral girdle.." (1 2012).
  • Stammen, J.; Herriott, R.; Kang, Y.; Bolte, J. et al. "Sequential Biomechanics of the Human Upper Thoracic Spine and Pectoral Girdle." in Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. (10 2012).

2011

  • Stammen, J., Herriott, R., Moorhouse, K., Kang, Y., Dupaix, R., Bolte, J., Donnelly, B. "Isolated Segment Manipulation: A New Way to Characterize the Dynamics Response of Biomechanical Structures." (1 2011).
  • Stammen, J.; Herriott, R.; Moorhouse, K.; Kang, Y. et al. "Isolated Segment Manipulation: A New Way to Characterize the Dynamics Response of Biomechanical Structures." in Injury Biomechanics Symposium. (1 2011).

2010

  • Bentil, S.A.; MacLean, S.; Dupaix, R.B. "Viscoelastic properties of Macaque neural tissue at low strain rates." (12 2010).

2009

  • SINGH, K., and Dupaix, R.B. "Constitutive Modeling of Poly(methyl methacrylate)(PMMA) at Large Strains near the Glass Transition and its Application to Micro-Hot Embossing." in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers. (4 2009).

2008

  • Sparks, J.L. and Dupaix, R.B. "Constitutive modeling of rate dependent stress-strain behavior of human liver tissue in blunt impact loading." in Proceedings of the 45th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science. (10 2008).
  • SINGH, K. and Dupaix, R.B. "Constitutive Modeling of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) at Large Strains near the Glass Transition." in Proceedings of the 45th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science. (10 2008).

2006

  • Dupaix, R.B., PALM, G., and Castro, J.M. "Large strain mechanical behavior of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) near the glass transition temperature." in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers. (4 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B.; Krishnan, D. "A Constitutive Model for Strain-Induced Crystallization in Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during Finite Strain Load-Hold Simulations." (1 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B.; Krishnan, D. "A constitutive model for strain-induced crystallization in poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during finite strain load-hold simulations." (1 2006).
  • Sparks, J.L. and Dupaix, R.B. "Constitutive modeling of rate dependent stress-strain behaviour of human liver tisse in blunt impact loading." in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conderence on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues. (12 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B.; Krishnan, D. "A constitutive model for strain-induced crystallization in poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during finite strain load-hold simulations." (1 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B., PALM, G., and Castro, J. "Large strain mechanical behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) near the glass transition." in Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Technical Meetings of the Society of Engineering Science. (8 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B., and KRISHNAN, D. ""A constitutive model for strain-induced crystallization in poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during finite strain load-hold simulations"." (1 2006).
  • Dupaix, R.B.; Krishnan, D. "A constitutive model for strain-induced crystallization in poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during finite strain load-hold simulations." in Symposium on Time-Dependent Behaviors of PMCs (Polymer Matrix Composites) and Polymers. (1 2006).
  • Lannutti, J., Johnson, J., Reneker, D., Dupaix, R. and DAVIDSON, J. "Process-Property Interactions in Electrospun Nanofiber for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds." in Proceedings of Materials Sceience and Technology. (10 2006).

2005

  • Dupaix, R.B. and DULING, R. "Mechanical Behavior of Electrospun Polycaprolactone (PCL) Fabric." in Proceedings of the McMat 2005 Conference. (6 2005).
  • PALM, G.O., Dupaix, R.B., and Castro, J.M. "Large strain mechanical behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) near the glass transition temperature." in Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (11 2005).

2004

  • Dupaix, R.B. and KRISHNAN, D. "A Constitutive Model for Stain-induced Crystallization in Poly(ethylene terephthalate0 (PET) During Complex Loading to Finite Strains." in Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition. (11 2004).
  • Krishnan, D.; Dupaix, R.B. "Finite element modeling of reheat stretch blow molding of PET." in 8th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes. (1 2004).
  • Krishnan, D.; Dupaix, R.B. "Finite element modeling of reheat stretch blow molding of PET." (1 2004).