Samantha Daly

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
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Short bio: 

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology. Mechanical Engineering. 2007.

M.S. California Institute of Technology. Mechanical Engineering. 2002.

B.E. Dartmouth College. Mechanical Engineering modified with Mathematics. 2001.

B.A. Dartmouth College. Mechanical Engineering. 2001.

Research summary: 

Microstructural features of materials; effect of microstructure on macroscopic properties; material behavior at the nanoscale; novel methods of multi-scale material characterization; active materials; plasticity and phase transformations; deformation mechanisms of biomaterials.

Recent publications: 

Benjamin Reedlunn, Samantha Daly, Louis G. Jr Hector, Pablo Zavattieri, and John A. Shaw. Tips and tricks for characterizing shape memory alloy wire: Part 5 – full-field strain measurement by digital image correlation,Experimental Techniques, 35,  2011.

Kyubum Kim, Samantha Daly. Martensite Strain Memory in the Shape Memory Alloy Nickel-Titanium Under Mechanical Cycling, Experimental Mechanics, 51:641-652, 2010.

S. Daly. Digital Image Correlation in Experimental Mechanics for Aerospace Materials and Structures. Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, Ed: Richard Blockley and Wei Shyy. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2010. ISBN: 978-0-470-68665-2. 

S. Desindes, S. Daly. The Small-Scale Yielding of Shape Memory Alloys under Mode III Fracture. International Journal of Solids and Structures,47(5):730-737, 2010.

S. Daly, D.Rittel, K. Bhattacharya, G. Ravichandran. Large Deformation of Nitinol Under Shear Dominant Loading. Invited publication: Experimental Mechanics, 49(2):225-233, 2009.

S. Daly, G. Ravichandran, K. Bhattacharya. Stress-Induced Martensitic Transformation in Thin Sheets of Nitinol. Acta Materialia, 55:3593-3600, 2007.

S. Daly, A. Miller, G. Ravichandran, K. Bhattacharya. An Experimental Investigation of Crack Initiation in Thin Sheets of Nitinol. Acta Materialia, 55:6322-6330, 2007.