CIRRICULUM VITA Kenton R. Fleming

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					                               CIRRICULUM VITA
                                Kenton R. Fleming

                                         EDUCATION


Mississippi State University                                                       Starkville, MS
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering                                                     1993
Dissertation: Incompressible Navier-Stokes Algorithm for Flow and Heat Transfer Over Rough
Surfaces
• Developed FORTRAN algorithm to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow
    over rough surfaces. The control volume method was used implementing blockage factors in
    and near the boundary layer where surface roughness occurs. Artificial compressibility and
    flux vector splitting were used in the solution algorithm. Solutions were performed for a
    variety of geometries for rough and smooth scenarios. Comparisons were drawn and computed
    results were found in close agreement with experimental data.
• Presented dissertation at AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Nashville Tennessee in May 1992.
• Minor in aerospace engineering. Course work in compressible gas dynamics, computational
    fluid dynamics.
• Post doctoral work in diagnostic instrumentation and analysis. Performed testing of high speed
    combustion flow at coal fired magneto-hydro-dynamic facility in Tullahoma Tennessee. Laser
    Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) and FTIR Spectroscopy were used to measure flow dynamics and
    constituents. Used non-intrusive methods to measure quantities in inaccessible areas.

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering                                                          1985
Thesis: Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Micro-Asperity Contacts
• Developed algorithm for solving simplified Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible two-
   dimensional lubrication flow through micro/macroscopic roughness elements. Involved
   implementing a non-Newtonian fluid stress/strain model for plasticity of flow under extreme
   pressures where viscous breakdown occurred.
• Research and teaching assistant. Assisted in teaching mechanical design and experimentation
   laboratories.
• Assisted in proof reading a text book for publication, proofing example problems and
   debugging example problems for the book entitled “Energy Systems Design and Analysis” by
   Dr. B. K. Hodge.
• Had full responsibility of lecture in Engineering Statics. Planned, tested and graded lessons in
   vector mechanics for engineers.
• Taught physics laboratories during graduate school program.
• Minor in mathematics. Course work consisted of engineering mathematics, numerical solution
   techniques, analytic and empirical or semi-empirical methods.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering                                                       1982
•  Taught numerous physics laboratories as an undergraduate student.
•  Member of Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor fraternity. Chapter treasurer.
•  Member Tau Beta Pi engineering honor fraternity.
•  Member Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society.
•  Engineer in Training Certification.
                                PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



Wheeler High School, Teacher                                                Marietta, GA, 2007 to Present
• Part time teacher, Magnet Science Program.
• Taught AP Newtonian Physics C


Southern Polytechnic State University,                                       Marietta, GA, 2004 to Present
  Assistant Professor                                                                       2007 to Present
• Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology.
• Lectured classes in Manufacturing Fundamentals. Prepare class lectures. Subjects included
    plastics compression, injection molding, metallurgy, machining, and manufacturing processes.
• Advised special topics projects for FSAE Formula race team.
• Developed Advanced Graphics elective course for CAD/ CAE
• Courses taught last 12 months:
             o MET 2322, Metrology and CNC Machining, Lecture & Laboratory
             o MET 1311, Intro to Manufacturing Fundamentals
             o ENGR 1211, Engineering Graphics I
             o ENGR 1212, Engineering Graphics II
             o MET 4904, Special Topics FSAE Brake Design
  Instructor                                                                                  2005 to 2007
• Instructor for Mechanical Engineering Technology.
• Lectured classes in Manufacturing Fundamentals. Prepare class lectures. Subjects included
    plastics compression, injection molding, metallurgy, machining, and manufacturing processes.
• Developed CAD projects for automotive racing, surface modeling applied to body design,
    molding
• Presented various topics of lubrication to STLE.
• Write tests; perform grading and all related responsibilities for lecture and laboratory class
    environments.
 Adjunct Professor                                                                            2004 to 2005
• Instructor for Mechanical Engineering Technology.
• Lectured classes in Manufacturing Fundamentals. Prepare class lectures. Subjects included
  plastics compression, injection molding, metallurgy, machining, and manufacturing processes.
• Write instructional tutorials for CAD software, including CAD projects for mold tooling
  assemblies.
• Developed semester projects in CAD.
• Write tests; perform grading and all related responsibilities for lecture and laboratory class
  environments.
Alcoa Closure Systems International, Design Engineer                   Indianapolis, IN, 1999 to 2004
• Plastic product design for food packaging industry.
• Design of product and mold tooling using Pro-Engineer.
• Empirical analysis/ testing on new and existing products.
• Presentations of CAD usage on product/ tool design.
• Solved problems for manufacturability of product.
• Customization programming of Pro Engineer for specific applications.
• Two records of invention of movable mold tooling.

Alabama CAD/CAM, Private Consultant, Application Engineer              Birmingham, AL, 1996 to 1999
• Taught computer aided design at various mechanical and architectural firms.
• Lectured computer aided design seminars before large audiences. Gave demonstrations of
   Ideas Master Series, AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop.
• Consulted companies on choices of engineering software and related tools.
• Designed residential construction.

DeShazo Crane, Project Engineer                                          Birmingham, AL, 1994 to 1996
• Lead designer for custom built hoists and trolley systems for overhead bridge cranes of 5 to 75
   ton capacities. Selected material and components, performed 3-D computer aided design, stress
   analysis, and detail drawings. Worked closely with fabricators to assure system integrity.
• Design specialized “one-off” material transfer cart for a steel company.
• Designed special top running trolley and hoist system for a mono-box girder overhead crane.

Cham of North America, Project Engineer                                     Huntsville, AL, 1987 to 1989
• Performed computer modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer. Advised clients of results in
   graphic and numerical format. Suggested design changes. PHENICS parabolic, hyperbolic and
   elliptic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software was used.
• Wrote a subroutine for a Reynolds Tobacco project to determine drag on fluid flow through a
   special cigarette filter. This routine passed critique and aided in predictions of temperature,
   constituents, and flow dynamics accurately, without need for correction.
• Performed various code developments of subroutines for in-house CFD software for several
   projects from various clients.
                                       PUBLICATIONS


Incompressible Navier-Stokes Algorithm for Flow and Heat Transfer Over Rough
Surfaces; PhD dissertation presented at AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Nashville
Tennessee, May 1992.


                              PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ADDA - 1999
Tau Beta Pi - 1983 to Present
Pi Tau Sigma - 1982 to Present
ASME - 1992


                                    EXTRA CURRICULAR

Inner City Outreach – Jirah Sports Gymnastics, Class A boys instructor.
Musician, jazz/ classical guitar. Various performances.
Church activities, teacher, volunteer.