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Chronological Listing of Relevant Publications / Presentations by PMIC Personnel and Consultants since PMIC started

Contact Allen Howard for your copy of any of the listed publications. Allen can be reached at 541-753-0607.

Present - 1991


E.G. Wolff “Simultaneous Measurement of Thermal Expansion, Diffusivity and Conductivity” International Thermal Conductivity Conference 30/International Thermal Expansion Conference 18, Seven Springs, PA August 29 – Sept 2, 2009 DEStech Publ., Editors P.Gaal and D. Stroe

E.G. Wolff (Invited Lecture) “Application of Precision Dimensional Measurements to Thermo-Hygro-Mechanics” ITTC30/ITES18, Seven Springs, PA Editors P.Gaal and Daniela Stroe) August 29-Sept 2, 2009

E.G. Wolff (Invited lecture) “Coupling Coefficients in Thermo-Hygro-Mechanics from Dimensional Measurements” Finno-Ugric International Conference of Mechanics” Ráckeve, Hungary 23-29 August 2009


D.W. Oakes, E.G. Wolff, V.P. Veedu and M-N. G. Nejhad "Interferometric Technique for the Thermal Expansion Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Hierarchical Nano-Composites" Proceedings International Thermal Expansion Symposium (ITES17) Editors J. Koenig and H. Ban, DEStech Publications, U. of Alabama, June 24-27, 2007

E.G. Wolff and R.B. Guenther "Thin Heater Apparatus for Thermal Transmission Properties" Proceedings International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC29) U. of Alabama, June 24-27, 2007 DEStech Publications

E.G. Wolff and D.W. Oakes "Measurement of Hygrothermal Expansion of Asymmetric Composite Panels" Proceedings International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16) Kyoto, July 8-13, 2007 Editors T. Ishikawa and N. Takeda


E.G. Wolff "Dimensional Stability of Advanced Materials" Conference Proceedings, Volume 51, SAMPE '06, April 30-May 4, 2006

E.G. Wolff "Designing for Controlled Deformation of Advanced Materials, SAMPE '06

E.G. Wolff "Critical Tests Needed for Composite Space Structures" Proceedings Air Force Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program (MP3), "Materials and Structures for Space Systems" The Aerospace Corporation, October 17 & 18, 2006 (Restricted Disclosure)


E.G. Wolff, J.E. Sharp. B.C. Nielsen, D.A. Schneider (PMIC) and R.B. Guenther (OSU) "Development of Thin Heater Apparatus for Thermal Transmission Properties above 1500K" presented at 17th European Conference on Thermophysical Properties (ECTP), Bratislava, Slovakia, September 2005

E.G. Wolff, "How do We Manage to Survive? - (True versus Engineering Strain)" Journal of Irreproducible Results, Volume 49, No. 3, p22 (2005)

Wolff “Technique for Volumetric Expansion of Liquids and Solids between 200-400K”. Presented at 16th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, ITCC28/ITES16, St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, June 26-29 (2005)


E.G. Wolff “Composite Thermophysical Properties” presented at 28th Annual Composites Workshop, Northern California Chapter of SAMPE, Mountain View, CA, January 22, 2004 (Power Point Presentation)

Introduction to the Dimensional Stability of Composite Materials” by E.G. Wolff, 434 pages, 200 figures, DEStech Publications, phone 866-401-4337 see Price $149.50

E.G. Wolff “Testing of Materials and Components for Applications Requiring High Dimensional Stability” presented at AeroNDT Technology Forum, Aerospace Testing EXPO 2004, Hamburg, Germany, April 1, 2004 (Power Point presentation)


E.G. Wolff and J.E. Sharp “High Temperature Thermal Expansion Measurements by Laser Diffraction” proceedings 15th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, ITCC27/ITES15, Knoxville, TN, October 26-29, 2003, Editors H. Wang and W. Porter(ORNL), DEStech Publications, Lancaster PA

E.G. Wolff “Fundamentals of Optical Interferometry for Thermal Expansion Measurements” Invited review paper, ITCC27/ITES15, Proceedings DEStech Publications, Lancaster PA


E.G. Wolff and T.C. Kennedy “Edge/End Effects on the Expansion Coefficients of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures” 14th International Thermal Expansion Symposium (ITES/14) August 6 – 8, 2001, Cambridge, MA.

E.G. Wolff “Moisture Induced Dimensional Changes in Composites” Proceedings 13th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM/13) June 25 – 29, 2001, Beijing, China.

E.G. Wolff “Simultaneous Mass and Dimensional Change Measurements in Controlled Environments” Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, pp211-214 June 4-6, 2001, Portland, OR.


E.G. Wolff, H. Chen and D.W. Oakes "Hygrothermal Deformation of Composite Sandwich Panels" Advanced Composite Letters Vol. 9, No. 1, pp35-43 (2000)

H. Chen, D.W. Oakes, E.G. Wolff "Thermal Expansion of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels" Proceedings of Thermal Conductivity 25/Thermal Expansion 13, pp41-48, Technomic Publ. Co., (2000)

P.J. Berbinau, E.G. Wolff "Compression of A 0°-ply/acrylic Sandwich" Journal of Materials Science Vol. 35 No. 3, pp643-648, (Feb 2000)


E.G. Wolff, H. Chen and D.W. Oakes "Hygrothermal Deformation of Composite Sandwich Panels" Keynote Paper, Proceedings International Conference on Composite Materials ICCM/12, Editors T. Massard and A. Vautrin, Palais des Congres, Paris, July 1999

(Presentation Only) R.J. Oram and D.W. Oakes "A Technique for High Resolution Laser Interferometry Measurements of the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Low Expansion Glasses and Glass Ceramics at Cryogenic Temperatures. "Poster Session IDA-13, Cryogenic Engineering Conference, CEC/ICMC '99, Montreal, Canada, July 12-16, 1999

H. Wang, N. Yamada and M. Okaji "Precise Dilatometric Measurements of Some Kinds of Silica Glasses" Japan Journal of Thermophysical Properties" Vol. 13, No. 1, p17 (1999)

H. Wang, N. Yamada and M. Okaji "Thermal Expansion of Silica Glasses from -50 to 250 C by Push Rod Dilatometry" 13th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan June 13-16, 1999

H. Chen, D.W. Oakes and E.G. Wolff "Thermal Expansion of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels" 13th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 13-16, 1999

H. Wang, Y.Y. Zhang, G.H. He, B.Q. Wang, B.L. Zhou, "A Contactless CCD Dilatometer for Foil Materials" International Journal of Thermophysics Vol. 20 No. 2, p743 (1999)

J.N. Pike "Use of Rough IR Black for Suppressing Stray Radiation" Proceedings SPIE Vol. 3786B, Denver, July (1999)


E.G. Wolff and D.A. Schneider "Prediction of Thermal Contact Resistance Between Polished Surfaces" International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 41, pp3469-3482 (1998)

E.G. Wolff, H. Chen and D. Oakes “Moisture Expansion of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels” 30th Tech SAMPE

R.J. Oram and E.G. Wolff "Simple Guarded Hot Plate Technique for Making Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Composite Materials at Cryogenic Temperatures" Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials Vol. 44, pp349-358 (1998)


E.G. Wolff and S.R. Tyagi "Compression Cycling of Multiple Samples with Controlled Environments" "Experimental Techniques" Vol. 21, No.4, 24-27 July/August (1997)

E.G. Wolff, D.J. Oakes and M.A. Norris "Hygrothermal Stability of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels" Fourth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/4) July 6-12, 1997, Hawaii, Proceedings Extended Abstract pp 1057-8

P. Berbinau and E.G. Wolff "Analytical Model for Prediction of Microbuckling Initiation in Composite Laminates" Eleventh International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM/11), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, July 14-18th, 1997, Vol. V Proceedings, pp807-817 (p4289, CD ROM) July 1997

M.A. Norris, R.J. Oram and E.G. Wolff "Compression Tests of Solid Nitrogen at 40 and 55K" Cryogenic Engineering Conference & International Cryogenic Materials Conference, (CEC/ICMC), Portland OR, Poster GPD2, July 31, 1997 (program p66)

E.G. Wolff "Thermal Expansion of Thin Films: A Review" Proceedings 12th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, Pittsburgh, October 26-29, 1997, Journal of Wide Bandgap Materials (Technomic Publ. Co. Editors P. S. Gaal and D. E. Apostolescu (1999))

R.J. Oram, S. Rawal and E.G. Wolff "Measurements of the Thermal Conductivity of Carbon-Carbon Joints" Proceedings 24th International Thermal Conductivity Conference, Pittsburgh, October 26-29, 1997, Technomic Publ. Co. Editors P. S. Gaal and D. E. Apostolescu (1999)

R.J. Oram, I.D. Latimer and S.P. Spoor "Measurements of the frequency stability of ultralow thermal expansion glass ceramic optical cavity lasers" Measurement Science & Technology Vol. 8, pp514-519 (1997)

High-Performance Composites, (March/April 1997, Pgs 30-34) [Download 1.4 MB]


M.A. Norris and E.G. Wolff "Moisture Expansion Measurement and Data Analysis Techniques for Composite Structures" 40th Intl. SAMPE Symposium Proceedings, Anaheim, CA pp1867-1879, May 8-11, 1995

M.A. Norris, D. J. Oakes and E.G. Wolff "Thermal Expansion Measurement of Composite Structures" 40th Intl. SAMPE Symposium Proceedings, Anaheim, CA, pp1855-1866, May 8-11th, 1995

E.G. Wolff and P.J. Berbinau "Effect of Ply Orientation on Stiffness Reduction of Gr/BMI Composites during Compression Cycling " ICCM-10, Vol. I, pp609-616, Whistler, Canada, August 14 - 18, 1995

E.G. Wolff, P. Sarangabany, P. Gabel and C. Brown "Wear Resistance of Flexible Ceramic Coated Kevlar/Polymer Composites" Proceedings Society of Engineering Science 32nd Annual Technical Meeting, Editor D. Hui and S. Michaelides, New Orleans, LA, pp 681-2, Oct 29- Nov 2, 1995

E.G. Wolff "Thermal Expansion of Asymmetrical Laminates" 11th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, October 11-13, 1995, (published in "Thermal Conductivity 24 / Thermal Expansion 12" , Editors P.S. Gaal and D.E. Apostolescu, Technomic Publ. Co., 1999)


E.G. Wolff "6.1 Mechanical Properties - Under Hygrothermal Conditions" in Chapter 6 - Environmental Aspects pp 362-366 in "Handbook of Polymer Fibre Composites", Editor Frank R. Jones, Longman Higher Education Publishers, London (1993)

D. Goble and E.G. Wolff "Strain-Rate Sensitivity Index of Thermoplastics" Journal of Materials Science Vol. 28 pp5986-5994 (1993)

G.S. Peng and E.G. Wolff "Processing of Interferometric Signals for a CTE Measurement System" Thermochimica Acta Vol. 218 pp101-112 (1993)

E.G. Wolff "Moisture Effects on Polymer Matrix Composites" Feature Article, SAMPE Journal Vol.29, No. 3 pp11-19 (1993)

E.G. Wolff, K. Shenoy, S. Tyagi and J. Norris "Cyclic Creep Induced Changes in Viscoelastic Properties of Graphite/Bismaleimide Composites" Paper I35 - 52 Bulletin American Physical Society Vol.38, No.1 p416 (1993)

W.C. Hansen, K. Shenoy and E.G. Wolff "Residual Strength of Graphite/BMI Composites after Long Term Cyclical Compression" Proceedings ICCM/9 "Composites Behavior" Editor A. Miravete, Madrid, Spain, July 12-16, Vol. V, pp524-531 (1993)


E.G. Wolff, W.C. Hansen and K. Shenoy "Prediction of Creep Strains During Cyclical Compression of Composites" Proceedings of the VII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics, June 8-11, Las Vegas, SEM Vol. 1, pp178-182, (1992)

J.N. Pike "Rapid Surface Roughness Measurements of Coarse Objects" Proceedings SPIE Conference on Interferometry Surface Characterization and Testing Vol. 1776, pp23-33 San Diego (1992)


E.G. Wolff "Polymer Matrix Composites: Moisture Effects and Dimensional Stability" International Encyclopedia of Composites, Vol. 4, pp 279-323, Stuart M. Lee, Editor, VCH Publishers, New York (1991)

E.G. Wolff "Prediction of Non-Mechanical Transient Strains in Polymer Matrix Composites" Proceedings, International Conference on Composites (ICCM/8) Honolulu, July 14-19, Paper 32-S (1991)