Faculty Profile

Dwight Burford

Dwight Burford

Title
Research Professor
Department
Materials Science and Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, Colorado School of Mines, 1987.
Major: Metallurgical Engineering
Degree Specialization: Mechanical Metallurgy
Dissertation Title: Frictional and Geometric Effects in Punch-Stretch Sheet Metal Formability Testing

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 3050.004, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 4060.010, Materials Science and Performance, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Burford, D. A., Manzo, M., Siller Carrillo, H. R., Mishra, R. S., Gaddam, S., Gumaste, a., Koonce, J., Saez, A. (2023). Submerged Bobbin Tool (SBT) Tunneling Technology. Friction Stir Welding and Processing XII, TMS 2023. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22661-8_23
Burford, D. A. (2019). Developing and Deploying FSW\&P Through Standardization. Friction Stir Welding and Processing X, eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05752-7. 123--133. Springer. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030057510
Jurak, S. F., Burford, D. A., McCoy, M. (2013). Analysis of mechanical and metallurgical properties of friction stir butt welded AA2024. Friction Stir Welding and Processing VII. 183--193. Springer.
Conference Proceeding
Burford, D. A., Manzo, M., Siller Carrillo, H. R., Gaddam, S., Gumaste, A., Koonce III, J., Saez, A., Mishra, R. S. (2023). Submerged Bobbin Tool (SBT) Tunneling Technology. TMS2015 Supplemental Proceedings. (2023), . TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division, TMS: Shaping and Forming Committee.
Jurak, s., Burford, D. A., McCoy, M. (2013). Analysis of Mechanical and Metallurgical Properties of Friction Stir Butt Welded AA2024. Friction Stir Welding and Processing VII, FSW&P Symposium. 183-194. TMS/Wiley. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-48108-1
Boldsaikhan, E., Burford, D. A. (2012). Generalized e-NDE Algorithm for Friction Stir Welding. TWI 9th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium. TWI.
Burford, D. A., Boldsaikhan, E., Wiley, A. (2012). Early detection of volumetric defects using e-NDE during friction stir welding. 9th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium. The Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
Baratzadeh, F., Handyside, A. B., Boldsaikhan, E., Lankarani, H., Carlson, B., Burford, D. A. (2011). Microstructural and mechanical properties of friction stir welding joints of 6082-T6 with 6063-T6. Friction stir welding and processing VI. Held during the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition. 229--236.
Boldsaikhan, E., Burford, D. A., Gimenez, P. (2011). Effect of plasticized material flow on the tool feedback forces during friction stir welding. Proc. Conf. On ‘Friction stir welding and processing VI’, San Francisco, CA, USA. 335--343.
Widener, C. A., Burford, D. A., Jurak, S. (2010). Effects of tool design and friction stir welding parameters on weld morphology in aluminum alloys. Materials Science Forum. 638, 1261--1266.
Burford, D. A., Britos, P. G., Boldsaikhan, E., Brown, J. (2010). Evaluation of friction stir weld process and properties for aerospace application: e-NDE for friction stir processes. 6th annual technical review meeting, FAA Joint Advanced Materials \& Structures (JAMS).
Brown, J., Widener, C., Burford, D. A., Tweedy, B., Horn, W., Talia, G. (2009). Evaluation of Swept Friction Stir Spot Welding Through Sealants and Surface Treatments. Trends in Welding Research: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, June 1-6, 2008, Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA. 1, 211.
Burford, D. A., Widener, C. (2009). Evaluation of friction stir welding process and properties for aerospace application: standards and specifications development. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): Joint Advanced Materials and Structures (JAMS) CoE Technical Review Meeting, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (USA). https://www.wichita.edu/industry_and_defense/NIAR/Documents/T0920_WSU_Burford.pdf
Burford, D. A., Tweedy, B., Widener, C. (2008). Development of Design Data for FSW and FSSW. 7th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium, Awaji Island, Japan, May. 20--22.
Widener, C., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. A. (2008). An investigation of tool design and welding parameters on fatigue life in FS welded 2024-T3. The 7th international friction stir welding symposium. Awaji Island, Japan. 20--22.
Widener, C., Burford, D., Kumar, B., Talia, J., Tweedy, B. (2007). PART 4-21 Friction Stir Processing-Evaluation of Post-Weld Heat Treatments to Restore the Corrosion Resistance of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Alloy 7075-T73 vs. 7075-T6. Materials Science Forum. 539, 3781.
Widener, C., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. A. (2007). Path independence of allowables based friction stir butt welds. 7th AIAA ATIO Conf, 2nd CEIAT Int'l Conf on Innov and Integr in Aero Sciences, 17th LTA Systems Tech Conf; followed by 2nd TEOS Forum. 7864.
Merry, J., Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Burford, D. A. (2007). Static Strength Comparison of Discontinuous Friction Stir Welded Stiffened Panels. 7th AIAA ATIO Conf, 2nd CEIAT Int'l Conf on Innov and Integr in Aero Sciences, 17th LTA Systems Tech Conf; followed by 2nd TEOS Forum. 7867.
Widener, C. A., Burford, D. A., Kumar, B., Talia, J., Tweedy, B. (2007). Evaluation of post-weld heat treatments to restore the corrosion resistance of friction stir welded aluminum alloy 7075-T73 vs. 7075-T6. Materials science forum. 539, 3781--3788. https://www.scientific.net/MSF.539-543.3781
Burford, D. A., Widener, C., Tweedy, B. (2006). Advances in friction stir welding for aerospace applications. 6th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO). 7730.
Widener, C., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. A. (2006). Effect of fit-up tolerances on the strength of friction stir welds. 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 14th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference 7th. 2244.
Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Burford, D. (2006). Fundamental Properties of Friction Stir Welded Al 7136 Including Effects of Post-Weld Artificial Aging. 6th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding, Saint-Sauveur, Nr Montr\'eal, Canada.
Widener, C., Talia, J., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. (2006). High-rotational speed friction stir welding with a fixed shoulder. Proceedings of the 6th international symposium on friction stir welding, Montreal, Canada.
Burford, D. A., Tweedy, B., Widener, C. A. (2006). Influence of shoulder configuration and geometric features on FSW track properties. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding. 10--13.
Tweedy, B., Sellmeyer, S., Jahn, A., Burford, D. A. (2006). Static strength comparison of riveted versus friction stir welded stiffened panels. 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 14th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference 7th. 2266.
Burford, D. A., Maflock, D. K., Krauss, G. (1986). Effect of Microstructural Refinement on the Deformation Behavior of Dual-Phase Steels. Strength of Metals and Alloys (ICSMA 7): Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Strength of Metals and Alloys, Montreal, Canada, 12-16 August 1985. 1, 189.
Dissertation T-3465
Burford, D. A. (1989). Frictional and geometric effects in punch-stretch sheet metal formability testing. Other. http://hdl.handle.net/11124/177028
Journal Article
Burford, D. A. (2023). Advancement in Engineering Integral Pathways for Manufactured Structures. 181(6), 20–24. ASM International. https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.amp.2023-06.p020
Acar, D., Karalı, M., Necati, ., Cora, N., Burford, D. A., Koç, M. (2020). Uniaxial and biaxial deformation characteristics of AA7075-O friction stir welded joints. Welding in the World. 64, 1553–1564. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40194-020-00933-z
Baratzadeh, F., Boldsaikhan, E., Nair, R., Burford, D. A., Lankarani, H. (2020). Investigation of mechanical properties of AA6082-T6/AA6063-T6 friction stir lap welds. 1, . Journal of Advanced Joining Processes. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666330920300091
Misak, H., Widener, C., Burford, D. A., Asmatulu, R. (2014). Fabrication and Characterization of Aligned CNT Nanocomposites into 2024-T3 Al Substrates via Friction Stir Welding Process. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology.
Misak, H. E., Widener, C. A., Burford, D. A., Asmatulu, R. (2014). Fabrication and characterization of carbon nanotube nanocomposites into 2024-T3 Al substrates via friction stir welding process. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. 136(2), 024501. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Baratzadeh, F., Widener, C. A., Lankarani, H. M., Burford, D. A. (2012). Methods to increase the fatigue life of friction stir lap welds in no-load transfer coupons using a retractable pin tool. Journal of ASTM International. 9(5), 1--16. ASTM International.
Brown, J., Burford, D. A. (2011). Friction Stir Fabrication of Spar T-Joints Made From 7075 Aluminum. Other. 213--220. Wiley Online Library.
Handyside, A. B., Baratzadeh, F., Buller, J., Lankarani, H., Carlson, B., Burford, D. A. (2011). Friction stir welded “A” frame for dual function test fixture. Other. 159--169.
Brown, J., Gross, J., Buller, J., Burford, D. A. (2011). Retractable vs. Fixed Probe Tools in Swept Friction Stir Spot Welding. Other. Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/AIME, 420 Commonwealth Dr., P. O. Box~….
Withar, K., Brown, J., Burford, D. A. (2011). Swept FSSW in Aluminum Alloys through Sealants and Surface Treatments. Other. 417--424. Wiley Online Library.
Brown, J., Widener, C., Burford, D. A., Horn, W., Talia, G., Tweedy, B. (2009). Corrosion and fatigue evaluation of swept friction stir spot welding through sealants and surface treatments. Other. 273--82.
Widener, C., Lam, T. J., Burford, D. A. (2009). Corrosion in 2XXX-T8 Aluminum Alloys. Other. 257--264.
Burford, D. A., Tweedy, B. M., Widener, C. A. (2008). Fatigue crack growth in integrally stiffened panels joined using friction stir welding and swept friction stir spot welding. Journal of ASTM International. 5(4), 1--18. ASTM International.
Burford, D. A. (2008). Path Independence of Friction Stir Welding and Friction Stir Spot Welding Developed as an “In Situ” Integral Fastener System.
Widener, C., Talia, J., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. (2007). Corrosion in Friction Stir Welded Dissimilar Aluminum Alloy Joints of 2024 and 7075. Other. 449--458. The Minerals, Metals \& Materials Society Warrendale, PA.
Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Burford, D. A. (2007). The effect of surface treatments on the faying surface of friction stir spot welds. Other. 333--340.
Merry, J., Takeshita, J., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. A. (2006). Comparison of the Effects of Tool Geometry for Friction Stir Welding Thin Sheet Aluminum Alloys for Aerospace Applications.
Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Burford, D. A. (2006). Fundamental Properties of Friction Stir Welded Al 7136 Including Effects of Post-Weld Artificial Aging Paper 37.
Widener, C., Talia, J., Tweedy, B., Burford, D. A. (2006). HIGH-ROTATIONAL SPEED FRICTION STIR WELDING WITH A FIXED SHOULDER PAPER 38.
Burford, D. A., Narasimhan, K., Wagoner, R. (1991). A theoretical sensitivity analysis for full-dome formability tests: parameter study for n, m, r, and $\mu$. Other. 22(8), 1775--1788. Springer.
Burford, D. A., Wagoner, R. (1989). A More Realistic Method for Predicting the Forming Limits of Metal Sheets. Other. 167. Tms.
Burford, D. A., Matlock, D. (1989). A tensile model analysis of punch stretch tests: The effects of friction and strain hardening on measurement sensitivity. Other. 31(11-12), 935--948. Elsevier.
Burford, D. A., Matlock, D. K., Krauss, G. (1988). The limiting dome height punch test: an analysis of sensitivity and variability. Other. 273--281.
Matlock, D. K., Burford, D. A. (1987). An experimental correlation of plane strain deformation zone geometry and forming loads. Other. 4(4), 301--305. Springer.
Other
Burford, D. A. (2011). Friction stir welding tool having a scroll-free concentric region. Google Patents.
Burford, D. A., Fenn, E. H., High, D. R., Kay, R. M. (2007). System and associated friction stir welding (FSW) assembly, controller and method for performing a friction stir welding operation. Google Patents.
Patent Application US20160008918A1
Burford, D. A. (2016). Controlled speed friction stir tool probe bodies having non-linear, continuous, monotonically-decreasing curved axial profiles and integrated surface features. Google Patents.
Research Report
Burford, D. A., Jurak, s., Gimenez-Britos, P., Boldsaikhan, E. (2018). Evaluation of Friction Stir Weld Process and Properties for Aircraft Application. DOT/FAA/TC-12/51, . Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). https://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/techrpt/tc12-51.pdf
Technical Report
Gross, J., Akhtar, F., Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Burford, D. A. (2008). Development of an End-Effector for Friction Stir Spot Welding. SAE Technical Paper.
Tweedy, B., Widener, C., Merry, J., Brown, J., Burford, D. (2008). Factors affecting the properties of swept friction stir spot welds. SAE Technical Paper.
Burford, D. A. (2003). Friction stir welding of airframe structure: From one delivery system to another. SAE Technical Paper.
Thesis T-2944
Burford, D. A. (1984). Effect of grain size on the microstructure and deformation behavior of dual phase steels. 189--194. Elsevier.
U.S. Patent Publication US20220234132A1
Burford, D. A., Mishra, R. S. (2022). Systems and methods for internal channel formation within a workpiece. USPTO.
United States Patent 6,955,283
Kendall, R. G., Burford, D. A. (2005). Adaptable mandrel for spin forming. Google Patents.
United States Patent 8,444,040
Burford, D. A. (2013). End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds. Google Patents.
United States Patent 8,579,180
Burford, D. A. (2013). Mandrel tool probe for friction stir welding having physically-separate spiraled surfaces. Google Patents.
United States Patent 9,132,504
Burford, D. A. (2015). End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds. Google Patents.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Burford, D. A. (Principal), "Submerged Bobbin Tool Tunneling Technology," Sponsored by Bell Textron, University of North Texas, $278036 Funded. (January 1, 2023December 31, 2023).
Burford, D. A. (Principal), "Submerged Bobbin Tool Tunneling Technology," Sponsored by Bell Textron, University of North Texas, $258037 Funded. (January 1, 2022December 31, 2022).
Grant - Research
Burford, D. A. (Co-Principal), Manzo, M. (Co-Principal), Siller Carrillo, H. R. (Co-Principal), "Submerged Bobbin Tool (SBT) Tunneling Technology," Sponsored by Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute (AMMPI), National, $36450 Funded. (June 1, 2021August 31, 2021).
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