Calvin L. White

Calvin L. White


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  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research Professor
  • PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Davis

Teaching Interests

  • Accreditation issues
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Auger electron spectroscopy/microscopy
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Fracture and failure of materials
  • Interfacial segregation and fracture
  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Materials joining
  • Process and synthesis of alloys

Recent Publications

  • "Design of an Eta-Phase Precipitation-Hardenable Nickel-Based Alloy with the Potential for Improved Creep Strength Above 1023 K (750 C°)" M. J. Wong, P. G. Sanders, J. P. Shingledecker, and C. L. White, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 46A, p. 2947 (2015).
  • "Charge Weld Effects on High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of a Hollow Extruded AA6082 Profile" N. Nanninga, C. White, and R. Dickson, accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 2010.
  • "A Review of Fatigue Crack Growth for Pipeline Steels Exposed to Hydrogen", N. Nanninga, A. Slifka, Y. Levy and C. White, pp. 437-452 in J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol., vol. 115, no. 6, (2010).
  • "Effect of specimen orientation and extrusion welds on the fatigue life of an AA6063 alloy, N. Nanninga, C. White, O. Mills and J. Lukowski, pp. 238-246 in International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 32 (2010).
  • "The relationship between extrusion die line roughness and high cycle fatigue life of an AA6082 alloy", pp. 1215-1224 in International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 31 (2009).
  • “Effect of orientation and extrusion welds on the fatigue life of an Al-Mg-Si-Mn alloy”, N. Nanninga, C. White, T. Furu, O. Anderson, and R. Dickson, pp. 1569- 1578 in International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 30 (2008).