David Hartman

Dr. David E. Hartman, PE, Professor; (PhD, Materials Science. Rice University, 1965); Dr. Hartman has worked nine years in industry and has consulted for over 24 companies, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He consults in materials engineering, stress analysis, failure analysis, forensic engineering, creativity, and design. In addition, he has conducted workshops on "enhancing creativity in the workplace" for various companies. He is currently an ASME/ABET Evaluator for mechanical engineering programs in the US.

Educational background 

  • PhD - Rice University, 1965.
  • MS - Rice University, 1961.
  • BSME - Rice University, 1956.
  • BA - Rice University, 1955.

Employment history         

  • 1990 to 1995: Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Jan. 1975 to June 1985: Chairman, Division of Engineering, and Professor of Engineering, LeTourneau College, Longview, Texas 75607. Directed the program through three accreditation visits.
  • Courses: Engineering Orientation, Engineering Graphics, Materials Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanisms and Kinematics, Vibrations, Engineering Laboratory, Welding Design, Principles of Welding, Welding Metallurgy, Nondestructive Testing.
  • June 1972 to Dec. 1974: Owner, OCEANUS ENTERPRISES, Key Largo, Florida.
  • June 1967 to June 1972: Senior engineer, SHELL PIPE LINE CORP., R&D LABORATORY, Houston, Texas.
  • June 1965 to June 1967: Senior Metallurgical Engineer, HOUSTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Houston, Texas.
  • Sep. 1959 to June 1965: Instructor, RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Tx; machine tool lab, metallurgical laboratory.
  • Apr. 1959 to Sep. 1959: Metallographer, CAMERON IRON WORKS, Houston, Texas.
  • June 1956 to Apr. 1959: Naval aviator, carrier pilot, U.S. NAVY.
  • Feb. 1966 to June 1971: Adjunct Instructor, U. OF HOUSTON, Houston, Texas.
  • July 1960 to June 1972: Executive Officer, Training Unit 94, NAVAL AIR RESERVE, Naval Air Station, New Orleans, La. Final rank: Commander.

Consulting

Stress analysis, failure analysis, materials, forensic engineering, and design:        

  • Friedman Industries, Longview, TX.
  • Pullman-Trailmobile, Longview, TX.
  • Sargent Industries, Oil Well Equipment Div., Longview, TX.
  • Stemco Mfg. Co., Longview, TX.
  • Varco-Pruden, Inc., Littlerock, Ark. and Evansville, WI.
  • ATP, Inc., Longview, TX.
  • Texas Eastman, Longview, TX.
  • Texas Tubular Products Company, Lonestar, TX.
  • Broehl Deck Machinery, Inc., Longview, TX.
  • Leeland Reinhard, Attorney, Longview, TX.
  • Fisher, Patton, and Nix, Attorneys at Law, Longview, TX.
  • OTEK Petroleum Products, Longview, TX.
  • ACF Industries, Shippers Car Division, Longview, TX.
  • Longview Custom Fabrication, Inc., Longview, Tx.
  • Western Gas Corporation, Longview, TX.
  • Hubbard, Thurman, Turner, & Tucker, Patent Atty., Dallas, TX.
  • Marathon-LeTourneau Corp., Longview, TX.
  • Klein Products, Inc., Jacksonville, TX.
  • CMC Trailers, Houston, TX.
  • Ralston-Purina, Inc., Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.
  • Black Mesa Pipeline, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Williams Ski Area, Williams, AZ.
  • Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ.
  • Mack Corporation, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Dale H. Itschner, Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ.

Courses and topics usually taught        

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Design
  • Experimental Methods
  • Vibrations
  • Mechanical Analysis and Synthesis
  • Senior Engineering Design
  • Developed and conducted two summer workshops (1990,1991) titled "Implementing Creativity in the Workplace".

Honors, awards, and professional activities  

  • Chairman, Education Committee, 1969, Student Affairs Committee, 1970, President's Award, 1967, Texas Chapter ASM, Houston, TX.;
  • Who's Who in the Southwest
  • Who's Who in Technology
  • Who's Who in Engineering, 4th Ed.
  • Who's Who in the West, 21st Ed.
  • Sigma Xi Award, Outstanding Engineering Thesis, Rice U., 1961
  • Outstanding Cadet, U.S. Naval School of Preflight, 1956
  • Selby Award, Outstanding Faculty, LeTourneau College, 1979
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, LeTourneau College, 1978,1980
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Northern Arizona University, 1986

Publications

  • Volume II - Self-Study Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs, Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, June 1, 1995.
  • Hartman, David E., "Design by Memorandum", Mechanical Engineering News, Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall/Winter 1993, pps. 9-20.
  • Hartman, David E., "Design by Memorandum", presented at the 1993 ASEE/PSW Conference, Northern Arizona University, October 1993. Paper selected as best of session.
  • Hartman, David E., Editor, "Attracting and Keeping the Best", Proceedings of the 1993 ASEE/PSW Conference, October 7 & 8, 1993, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Volume II - Questionnaire for Review of Programs in Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Northern Arizona University, June 1, 1991.
  • Hartman, David E. and Hatfield, Jerry M, "Creativity Workshop", Northern Arizona University, August 1991.
  • "Engineering of Senior Design Projects to Aid the Disabled", Chap. 6 Northern Arizona University, David E. Hartman, pp. 57-65, National Science Foundation 1991.
  • "Engineering of Senior Design Projects to Aid the Disabled", Chap. 7 Northern Arizona University, David E. Hartman, pp. 99-105, National Science Foundation 1990.
  • Hartman, David E. and Hatfield, Jerry M., "Creativity Workshop", Northern Arizona University, August 1990.
  • Hartman, D.E., Hatfield, J.M., and Lapan, S.D., "Implementing Creativity in the Workplace", A Study Sponsored by General Dynamics Space Systems Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Northern Arizona University, January 1990.
  • Hartman, David E. and Jerry M. Hatfield, "An Investigation into the Process of Engineering Design, Phase I - Literature Survey", September 25, 1986.
  • "Volume I - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ABET, May 1984.
  • "Volume II - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs, Mechanical (Option in Engineering)", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ABET, May 1984.
  • "Volume I - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ABET, May 1981.
  • "Volume II - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs, Mechanical (Option in Engineering)", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ABET, May 1981.Hartman, D. E., "A Review of Statics and Strength of Materials, by K. K. Stevens", Mechanical Engineering News, Vol. 16, No. 4, November 1979, p. 4-7.
  • "Volume I - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ECPD, May 1978.
  • "Volume II - Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs, Mechanical (Option in Engineering)", LeTourneau College, Submitted to ECPD, May 1978.
  • "Rapid Phase Transformation During LNG Spillage on Water", T. Enger and D. E. Hartman, Third International Conference and Exhibition on LNG, Washington, D.C., September 24-28, 1972.
  • "Mechanics of the LNG Water Interaction", T. Enger and D. E. Hartman, presented at the American Gas Association Distribution Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 8, 1972.
  • "Explosive Boiling of Liquified Gases on Water", T. Enger and D.E. Hartman, presented at the National Research Council Conference on LNG Importation and Terminal Safety Research, Boston, MA, June 13, 1972.
  • "LNG Spillage on Water, Phase II - Final Report on Rapid Phase Transformations", by T.Enger and D.E. Hartman, Technical Progress Report No. 1-72, February 1972, Shell Pipe Line Corporation, Research and Development Laboratory, Houston, Texas.
  • "LNG Safety Research" - a 30 minute color video, written, directed and edited by David E. Hartman, 1972.
  • "LNG Spillage on Water, Phase I - Exploratory Research on Rapid Phase Transformations", by T.Enger and D.E. Hartman, Technical Progress Report No. 1-71, February 1971, Shell Pipe Line Corporation, Research and Development Laboratory, Houston, Texas.
  • The Use of Capacitance Gage Sensors to Make Precisions Mechanical Property Measurements", J. M. Roberts, R. B. Herring, and D.E. Hartman, Materials Technology - An Interamerican Approach, ASME, 1968.
  • "The Influence of Solute Atom Additions and Temperature Upon the Damping and Yield Phenomena in Magnesium Single Crystals", David E. Hartman, Ph.D. Thesis, Rice University, May 1965.
  • "The Temperature Dependence of the Microyield Points in Magnesium Single Crystals", J. M. Roberts and D.E. Hartman, Transactions of the Metallurgical Society of AIME, Vol. 230, August 1964, p. 1125.
  • "Theory of Dislocation Hysteresis with Application to Damping Measurements in Magnesium Single Crystals", J. M. Roberts and D. E. Hartman, Proceedings of the International Conference on Crystal Lattice Defects, 1962, Symposium, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 18, Supplement I, 1963.
  • "Capacitance Extensometers for Microstrain Measurements", D. E. Hartman, D. A. Bresie, and J. M. Roberts, The Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 34, No. 11, 1272-1273, November 1963.
  • "Dislocation Damping in Magnesium Monocrystals", David E. Hartman, M.S. Thesis, Rice University, May 1961.

Patents

  • "A Method for Formulating and Circulating Plugs in a Pipeline" #3,676,091

Professional organizations          

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi Research Society

Miscellaneous        

University service

Current:

  • Faculty Senator
  • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Council

Past:

  • Faculty Senate vice-chair
  • University Curriculum Committee
  • University Library Committee
  • University Scholarship Committee

College service:

Current:

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Ad-Hoc Design Committee
  • Ad-Hoc International Affairs Committee

Past:

  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering & Technology
  • College Executive Committee
  • Core Course Review Committees
  • Department of Technology Curriculum Committee
  • Freshman Sequence Curriculum Committee
  • College Design Committee
  • College Computer Committee

Professional service:

Current:

  • ASME-ABET Accreditation Evaluator for Mechanical Engineering Programs

Past:

  • Member, Board of Trustees, LeTourneau College, 1986-1989
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AMSE) Region XII Department Head