Biography

Jeremy Seidt is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at The Ohio State University.  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Science and Prosthodontics at The OSU College of Dentistry.  He received his MS and PhD degrees from OSU in 2001 and 2010, respectively.  His masters research was conducted closely with the research team at the Turbine Engine Fatigue Facility (TEFF) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  As a  Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute he studied the response of structures to explosive blast and impact loadings; interior, exterior and terminal ballistics of guns; space vehicle dynamics and mine safety systems. His PhD research was conducted collaboratively with a team of researchers from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and George Mason University, studying the dynamic strength behavior and ductile failure of metal alloys commonly used in aerospace applications (aluminum, titanium and inconel).  This research partnership is still very active today.  Professor Seidt is the operational manager of the Dynamic Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (DMML) at OSU and is responsible for research projects for industrial clients including: Honda, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Pratt and Whitney, Proctor and Gamble and many more.

Expertise

  • Experimental mechanics
  • High strain rate material testing using the split Hopkinson (Kolsky) Bar apparatus
  • Intermediate strain rate testing
  • Impact dynamics
  • Response of structures to explosive blast loading
  • Three dimensional digital image correlation for shape and deformation measurements
  • High speed photography and dynamic optical deformation measurement techniques
  • The effect of stress state on ductile fracture of metals
  • Biomechanics of dental implants
  • Mechanical behavior of dental materials
  • Constitutive modeling of anisotropic materials
  • Numerical simulations of impact and blast events using LS-DYNA, a transient dynamic finite element code
  • Mine safety systems