Dr. Blair T. Allison
||Office: Hoyt 203
Campus Mailbox: 3113
Campus Phone: 724-458-2042
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1984.
M.S.M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1979.
B.S.M.E., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1977.
American Society for Engineering Education.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania.
Elected to Pi Tau Sigma (international mechanical engineering honor society), Sigma Xi (scientific research society), and Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society).
Reviewer for ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and ASME’s Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control.
Areas of Interest and Research Activity:
Modeling and control of metal forming processes, manufacturing automation and control, and dimensional control of components and assemblies.
Selected Papers, Publications & Presentations:
Clauss, M. A., Allison, B. T., Reuber, M., Birmingham, S. G.,
DiStasi, V. F., “A Successful Model for Engineers Studying
Abroad: A Foreign
Study Center with Concurrent Instruction”, Proceedings of
the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual
Birmingham, W.P., Dupree, J. V., and Allison, B. T.,
“Entrepreneurship via Multidisciplinary Product Development”,
Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering
Education Annual Conference, 2007.
Reuber, M., Archibald, C. M., and Allison, B.
T., “Golfing with the Pros: Teaching Experimental Statistics
to Mechanical Engineering Juniors”, Proceedings of the 2003
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference,
Bardy, E.R., , B. Allison, M. Clauss, F. Insignares, M. Reuber
“A Blended Immersion Program in France”, 13th Annual
Colloquium on International Engineering Education, Newport, RI
“Composite Aerostructures for Commercial Aircraft –
Understanding Aluminum’s Competition”, B. T. Allison, final
report to Alcoa, Inc., August 18, 2003.
Forming Processes – Evaluation of Advanced Metal Forming
Technologies”, B. T. Allison, final report for Alcoa, Inc.,
January 18, 2001
“New and Emerging Manufacturing
Technologies to Support the Advanced Aluminum Aerostructures
Initiative”, B. T. Allison, final report to Alcoa, Inc.,
September 28, 2001.
U. S. PATENTS
Allison, B. T., Bergstrom, D., Cisko, L. W., Graham, W. A.,
Hunter, D. E., and Shoup, J. M., “Method of Gripping Tubular
Members During Forming Operations and Associated Apparatus”,
U. S. Patent 5,848,546, December 15, 1998.
E., Cisko, L. W., Shoup, J. M., Allison, B. T., Bergstrom, D.,
Coppola, P. J., Reichelt, W.R., and Graham, W. A., “Apparatus
for Forming Elongated Metal Articles and Related Method”, U.
S. Patent 5,836,193,
November 17, 1998.
Allison, B. T., VanSumeren,
T. J., Evert, R. P., Schultz, J. S., “Process for Stretch
Forming Hollow Metal Bodies”, U. S. Patent 5,737,953, April
Gossard, D. C., West, J., Stelson, K. A.,
Allison, B. T., Webb, R. D., and Hardt, D. E., "Press Brake
Having Spring-Back Compensating Adaptive Control", U. S.
Patent 4,408,471, October 11, 1983.
ENGR 402 – Engineering Economy
MECE 201 – Fundamentals of Materials Science
MECE 205 –
Engineering Graphics and Design I
MECE 206 – Engineering
Graphics and Design II
MECE 251 – Mechanical Systems
MECE 252 – Mechanical Systems Laboratory II
MECE 311 – Mechanics of Materials
MECE 312 – Stress and
MECE 316 – System Dynamics
MECE 318 –
High Technology Ventures
MECE 407 – Control Systems
415 – Finite Element Analysis
MECE 451–Capstone Design
MECE 452 – Capstone Design Laboratory II