Cesar Levy

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Cesar Levy, PhD
Professor, Fellow ASME
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing, EC3442
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: +1 (305) 348-3643
Fax: +1 (305) 348-1932
levyez@fiu.edu

Degrees With Fields, Institutions and Date:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1983
M.S. Applied Mathematics, CIMS, New York University, New York, 1974
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, 1972

Number of Years Service of this Faculty, Date of Original Appointments and Dates of Advancement in Rank:

32 Years
Full Professor, Florida International University, 1996-Present
Associate Professor, Florida International University, 1991-1996
Assistant Professor, Florida International University, 1985-1991

Other Related Experience:

Chair, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University, 2009-2014
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, Florida International University, 2007-2009

Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, College of Judea and Samaria, Israel,1999-2001
Visiting Associate Professor, BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel, 1996
Post-Doctoral, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1983-1985
Apple Computers, San Jose, CA, 1983

Consulting, Patents, etc.:

Mr. Reginald Bradley, Solutia, Inc., Cantonment, FL, April, 1997.
Mr. Mark Wolkenfeld, Miami, Florida, 1996.
Mrs. Priscilla Nichols, Miami, Florida, 1995.
Mr. Benjamin Atkin, Integrated Health Products, Inc. N. Miami Beach, Florida, 1994.

State in which registered: N/A

Principal Publications (Last five years):

1. Perl, M., Ma, Q., and Levy, C., “Three-Dimensional Interaction between a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack and a Non-Aligned Semi-Elliptical Surface Crack in an infinitely large Plate under Tension”, AIMS Material Science 3(4), pp 1474-1492 (2016). Also DOI: 10.3934/matersci.2016.4.1474
2. Weiwei LIN, Yonatan ROTENBERG, Hadi FEKRMANDI, Kevin P. WARD and C. Levy, “Polyaniline/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Structural Vibration Damping and Strain Sensing”, Journal of Materials Research-Special Issue: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science (2016), 11 pages. Also: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2016.361
3. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “The Effects of Crack Ellipticity on the Mode I SIFs of a Simulated Eroded Pressurized Cylinder”, ICPVT-14, Procedia Engineering 130 (2015), pp. 711 – 730. Also doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.172
4. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “3-D Interaction of a Corner Flaw with a Non-Aligned Surface Flaw in an Infinitely Large Plate under Tension”, ICPVT-14, Procedia Engineering 130 (2015), pp. 1288 – 1297. Also doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.299
5. Weiwei LIN, Yonatan ROTENBERG, Hadi FEKRMANDI, Kevin P. WARD and C. Levy, “Multifunctional Materials of Polyurethane/MWCNT and Evaluation of Damping and Displacement Sensing Properties,” Int’l Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4 (12), 14 pages. (2015). DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.0412150
Also, http://www.ijirset.com/upload/2015/december/150_40_Multifunctional.pdf.
6. Lin, W., Kong, X., and Levy, C., “Preparation of Polyaniline Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites films/discs and Characterization of their Electrical, Mechanical and Damping Properties”, Sensors & Transducers journal, Vol. 187 (4), pp. 129-137 (2015). Also, http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/april_2015/Vol_187/P_RP_0199.pdf
7. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Bauschinger Effect’s Influence on the SIFs of a Semi-Elliptical Crack Emanating from an Erosion at the Bore of a Fully Autofrettaged Pressurized Cylinder”, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 137(4), 041403, 7 pages (2015). Also, doi:10.1115/1.4029018
8. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “A Study of the Combined Effects of Erosions, Cracks and Partial Autofrettage on the Fatigue Life of a Thick Walled Pressurized Cylinder”, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 135(4), 041403, 8 pages (2013). Also, DOI: 10.1115/1.4023732, URL: http://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1697059
9. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Impact of the Bauschinger Effect on Stress Concentrations and Stress Intensity Factors for Eroded Autofrettaged Thick Cylindrical Pressure Vessels”, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 134 (2), 021204, 6 pp (2012). Also, DOI: 10.1115/1.4005396, URL: http://link.aip.org/link/?JPV/134/021204
10. Perl, M., Ma, Q., and Levy, C., “Three-Dimensional Interaction between a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack and a Non-Aligned Semi-Elliptical Surface Crack in an infinitely large Plate under Tension”, Paper PVP2016-63081, Proceedings of the PVP2016, 16-23 July 2016, Vancouver CA.
11. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “The Effects of Crack Ellipticity on the Mode I SIFs of a Simulated Eroded Pressurized Cylinder”, Proceedings of the ICPVT-14, Paper ICPVT-14-P0010, Shanghai, China, 23-26 September 2015.
12. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “3-D Interaction of a Corner Flaw with a Non-Aligned Surface Flaw in an Infinitely Large Plate under Tension”, Proceedings of the ICPVT-14, Paper ICPVT-14-P0011, Shanghai, China, 23-26 September 2015.
13. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “Crack Non-circularity and Finite Erosion Effects on the 3D SIFs of a Bauschinger Modified Pressurized Thick-Walled Cylinder”, Paper PVP2015-45006, Proceedings of the 2015 PVP Conference, Boston, MA, July 2015.
14. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Combined Effect of a Finite Axial Erosion with Bauschinger Modified Autofrettage on the 3D SIFs of Pressurized Cylinders”, Paper PVP2014-28033, Proceedings of the 2014 PVP Conference, Anaheim, CA, July, 2014.
15. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “An LEFM Based Study on the Interaction Between an Edge and an Embedded Parallel Crack”, Paper PVP2013-97083, Proceedings of the 2013 PVP Conference, Paris, France, July, 2013.
16. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Bauschinger Effect on the SIFs of a Semi-Elliptical Crack Emanating from an Erosion at the Bore of a Fully Autofrettaged Pressurized Cylinder”, Paper PVP2012-78012, Proceedings of the 2012 PVP Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July, 2012.
17. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “A Finite Element Study of the Effect of Partial Autofrettage on the Fatigue Life of Thick-Walled Cylinders Containing Erosions and Cracks”, Paper PVP2011-57004 Proceedings of the 2011 PVP Conference, Baltimore, MD, July, 2011.
18. Fekrmandi, H., Levy, C., Ma, Q., Perl, M., “An Approximate Formula for the Maximal SIF for an Infinite Array of Longitudinal Coplanar Internal Surface Cracks in an Autofrettaged Cylindrical Pressure Vessel”, submitted to the FEMTEC 2013, 4th International Congress on Computational Engineering and Sciences, 19-24 May, 2013, Las Vegas, NV

Memberships in Scientific and Professional Societies:

ASME, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi

Honors and Awards:

Awarded Fellow Grade, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009

Named ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator, 2006-present

Honored by FIU for Outstanding Performance in Research Funding, 1998
FIU Outstanding Performance Award, 1996
FIU Teacher Incentive Program (TIP), 1994
FIU Excellence in Research Award, 1994
FIU Service Award, 1992

Institutional and Professional Services (Last five years):

Editorial Board for The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal: 2009-present.

Session Chair, IMECE 2009, Session 15-8-2, Processing, Characterization, Modeling and applications of Hybrid Material Systems II, November 2009.

Organizing Committee Member of the First Mediterranean Conference on Modern Trends on Seismic Engineering and Structural Design, Ariel University Center in Samaria, Ariel, Israel, October 2007.

Chairman, Session 5, First Mediterranean Conference on Modern Trends on Seismic Engineering and Structural Design,  Ariel University Center in Samaria, Ariel, Israel, October 2007.

Organizing Committee and Founding Member of FIU Chapter Sigma Xi – 2006-2007.

Reviewer: Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 2010; International Journal of Fatigue, 2010; ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2005-2009; ASME IDETC/CIE 2008 Conference, 2008 (2 papers); ASME PVP2008 Conference, 2008; Applied Mechanics Review, 2009; Nanotechnology, 2008; Journal of Physics D, 2008; Journal of Ocean Technology, 2007; Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2007; Reviewer for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), 2004-present; Smart Materials and Structures, 2006

Professional Development Activities (Last five years):

The 2016 ASME PVP Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July, 2016
The 2015 ASME PVP Conference, Boston, MA, July, 2015
The 2014 ASME PVP Conference, Anaheim, CA, July, 2014
The 2012 ASME PVP Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, July, 2012
The 2011 ASME PVP Conference, Baltimore, MD, July, 2011
Creation of the ALLSTAR aeronautics website (https://allstar.fiu.edu)