B. Carter Hamilton, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Welding
Portrait of Dr. B. Carter Hamilton

Associate Professor

56N Garland Hall
513-529-0722
hamiltbc@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D.—Metallurgical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology—1997.
  • M.S.—Metallurgical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology—1995.
  • B.S.—Materials Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology—1992.

Years of Service on this Faculty

  • Associate Professor, 2010–present
  • Assistant Professor, 2005–2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2004–2005

Other Related Experience

  • Visiting Professor at AGH University in Krakow, Poland, 2009–present
  • Manager of Quality and Metallurgy, Universal Alloy Corporation, Canton, GA, 2000–2003.
  • Senior Materials and Processes Engineer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, GA, 1997–2000.
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1992–1997.

Consulting

  • Project Manager, Kevin Kennedy and Associates, Indianapolis, IN, 2005-present

Principal Publications

  • C. Hamilton, M. Kopyściański, A. Węglowska, S. Dymek, A. Pietras, “A Numerical Simulation for Dissimilar Aluminum Alloys Joined by Friction Stir Welding”, *Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, *47A (7) (2016), DOI 10.1007/s11661-016-3617-1.
  • M. Węglowski, P. Sedek, C. Hamilton, “Experimental analysis of residual stress in friction stir processed cast AlSi9Mg aluminum alloy,” *Key Engineering Materials*, vol. 682 (2015), 18 – 23.
  • I. Kalemba, M. Kopyściański, C. Hamilton, S. Dymek “Natural Aging Behavior of Friction Stir Welded Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Aluminum Alloys”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 60 (2) (2015), 875 – 879.
  • C. Hamilton, M. St.Węglowski, S. Dymek, “A Simulation of Friction Stir Processing for Temperature and Material Flow”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 46B (6) (2015), 1409 – 1418.
  • K. Krasnowski, C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, “Influence of the tool shape and weld configuration on microstructure and mechanical properties of the Al 6082 alloy FSW joints,” Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering,  15 (2015), 133 – 151.
  • C. Hamilton, M. St.Węglowski, S. Dymek, P. Sedek, "Using a coupled thermal/material flow model to predict residual stress in friction stir processed AlMg9Si", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24 (3) (2015), 1305 – 1312.
  • I. Kalemba, C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, “Natural aging in friction stir welded 7136-T76 aluminum alloy”, Materials and Design, 60 (8) (2014), 295 – 301.
  • M. St.Węglowski, S. Dymek, C. Hamilton, "Experimental Investigation and Modelling of Friction Stir Processing of Cast Aluminium Alloy AlMg9Si", Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 61 (4) (2013), 1 – 12.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, O. Senkov, "A Coupled Thermal/Material Flow Model of Friction Stir Welding Applied to Sc-Modified Aluminum Alloys", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44A (4) (2013), 1730 – 1740.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, O. Senkov, “Characterization of Friction Stir Welded 7042-T6 Extrusions through Differential Scanning Calorimetry,” Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, vol.17, no. 1 pp. 42 – 48, 2012I.
  • Kalemba, S. Dymek, C. Hamilton, M. Blicharski, “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded 7136-T76 Aluminum Alloy”, Material Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 903 – 908, 2011 
  • K. V. Singh, C. Hamilton and S. Dymek, “Developing Predictive Tools for Friction Stir Weld Quality Assessment”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 142 – 148, 2010
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek and A. Sommers, “A Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding Applied to Sc-Modified Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Extrusions”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture vol. 49, pp. 230 – 238, 2009.
  • I. Kalemba, S. Dymek, C. Hamilton, M. Wrόbel, M. Blicharski, “Exfoliation Corrosion Behavior of Friction Stir Welded AA7136-T76 Extrusions”, Kovove Materialy, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 101 – 107, 2009.
  • I. Kalemba, S. Dymek, C. Hamilton, M. Blicharski, “Microstructure Evolution in Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Alloys”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 75 – 82, 2009.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek and A. Sommers, “A Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding Applied to Sc-Modified Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Extrusions”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture vol. 49, pp. 230 – 238, 2008.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, I. Kalemba, M. Blicharski, “Friction Stir Welding of 7136-T76511 Extrusions”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 714 – 720, 2008.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, M. Blicharski, “Friction Stir Welding of 7136-T76511 Extrusions”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 53, no. 4, 2008.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, A. Sommers, “A Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding in Aluminum Alloys”, International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture, vol. 48, pp. 1120 – 1130, 2008.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, M. Blicharski, “A Model of Material Flow During Friction Stir Welding”, Materials Characterization, vol. 59, pp. 1206 – 1214, 2008.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, M. Blicharski, W. Brzegowy, “Microstructural and Flow Characteristics of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum 6061-T6 Extrusions”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 732 – 737, 2007.
  • C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, M. Blicharski, “Mechanical Properties of Al 6101-T6 Welds by Friction Stir Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 67 – 72, 2007.
  • B.C. Hamilton, S. Dymek, M. Blicharski, "Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Alloys 6061-T6 and 6101-T6" 2007 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
  • M. Bailey-Van Kuren, B.C. Hamilton, E. Rivera, "A Design Based Materials Study for a Wearable Muscle Stretching Device Aimed at Patients with Spacticity," Proceedings of ASME BioMed 2007.
  • B.C. Hamilton, "Using MATLAB to Advance the Robotics Laboratory" Computer Applications in Engineering Education.
  • B. C. Hamilton and I. Gheorghe, “Alloy Development for Aging Aircraft”, 30th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium, Dayton, OH, March 8, 2005.
  • Gheorghe and B. C. Hamilton, “Improved High Strength Extrusion Alloys for Upper Wing and Fuselage Applications”, 14th Annual AeroMat Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, June 8-14, 2002.
  • Gheorghe, B. C. Hamilton and D. A. Tenney, “Development and Implementation of Drop-In-Replacement Alloys for 7075-T6”, 6th Joint FAA/DoD/NASA Conference on Aging Aircraft, San Francisco, CA, September 16-19, 2002.
  • Saxena and B. C. Hamilton, “Creep Crack Growth Incubation in Al Alloys C415 and 2519”, Advances in the Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys, Proceedings of the Materials Solution Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 5-8, 2001, pp. 167 – 172.
  • Gheorghe, B. C. Hamilton and D. Malejan, “Corrosion and Aging: Development and Implementation of Drop-In-Replacement Alloys for 7075-T6”, 13th Annual AeroMat Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, June 11-14, 2001

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • TMS/ASM International
  • SAE
  • ASME
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • 2000 U. S. Navy for Outstanding Technical Contribution to the P-3 SLEP Program

Institutional and Professional Service

Miami University (Selected Examples)

  • Director, Quality Laboratory, 2007–present.
  • Director, Robotics Laboratory, 2006–present.
  • Member, SEAS Grievance Appeal Board, 2012–present.
  • Member, Advisory Group for Study Abroad, 2012–present.
  • Member, Committee on Faculty Research, 2011–present.
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, 2009–present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010–present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Men of Honor, 2010–present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Tau Beta Pi, 2008–present.
  • Reviewer for numerous journals, such as Science and Technology of Welding and Joining Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Professional Development Activities

  • Utilized Hampton Fund to spend 6 weeks on research visit to AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow, Poland., 2006.
  • AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium, 2005.