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Jonathan Pitt

Assistant Professor


  • Applied Research Laboratory
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

3320B Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel


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Journal Articles

  • S. Taylor, C. Richardson, J. H. Lever, Jonathan S Pitt and S. Bigl, 2011, "Dissolution of Nitroglycerin from Small Arms Propellants and their Residues", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 10, (5), pp. 397-419
  • Jonathan S Pitt and F. Costanzo, 2009, "An Adaptive h-Refinement Algorithm for Local Damage Models", Algorithms, 2, pp. 1281-1300
  • M. Urquidi-Macdonald, Jonathan S Pitt and D. D. Macdonald, 2007, "The impact of radiolytic yield on the calculated ECP in PWR primary coolant circuits", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 362, (1)


  • J. P. Sheldon, S. T. Miller and Jonathan S Pitt, , "Methodology for comparing fluid-structure interaction coupling techniques", World Journal of Mechanics

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