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Dr. David Dittenber

Dr. David Dittenber

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Phone: (903) 233-3962
Fax: (903)233-3901
Office: GLSK 0107
Email: DavidDittenber@letu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2013
M.S., West Virginia University, 2010
B.S., LeTourneau University, 2007

 

Experience

2013-Present

LeTourneau University
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

2009-2013

West Virginia University
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
ASEE/NSF Engineering Innovation Fellow
Certification in University Teaching

2007-2008 Christian Heritage School
High School Math and Science Teacher

Research Interests

  • Polymer Composites in Infrastructure
  • Natural Fibers and Biopolymers
  • Green Design and Sustainability

 

Courses Taught at LeTourneau University

  • CVGR1523 - Intro to Civil Engineering
  • CVGR3133 - Principles of Hydraulic Engineering
  • CVGR3713 - Construction Engineering
  • LETU1101 - Cornerstones
  • MEGR2023 - Dynamics

 

Journal Publications

  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2012). “Fatigue Equation Considerations for the American Society of Civil Engineers Pre-Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Structures.” Journal of Composite Materials, 47(16): 1943-1949.
  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2012). “Critical Review of Recent Publications on Use of Natural Composites in Infrastructure.” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43(8): 1419-1429.
  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2010). “Evaluation of a Life Prediction Model and Environmental Effects of Fatigue for Glass Fiber Composite Materials.” Structural Engineering International, 20(4): 379-384.

 

Publications in Conference Proceedings

  • Estep, D. D., GangaRao, H. V. S., Qureshi, M. A., and Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Failure Prediction of Glass FRP Box Beams Subjected to Three Point Bending.” In Proceedings: 2013 ASCE Texas Section Fall Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2013). “Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites for Civil Infrastructure – Overview and Experimental Work.” In Proceedings: ICEMT 2013, Jabalpur, India.
  • Estep, D. D., GangaRao, H. V. S., Qureshi, M. A., and Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Bending and Shear Behavior of Glass FRP Box Beams.” In Proceedings: ICEMT 2013, Jabalpur, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B., GangaRao, H. V. S., and Vijay, P. V. (2013). “Fiberglass & Bio-based Resin Wall Panels with Fire Resistance Evaluation.” In Proceedings: ICERP 2013, Mumbai, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B., Dispennette, D. W., Skidmore, M. L., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2013). “Bending Behavior of Pultruded Glass FRP Tubes.” In Proceedings: ICERP 2013, Mumbai, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2012). “Effect of Alkalization on Flexural Properties and Moisture Absorption of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites.” In Proceedings: SAMPE 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • Dispennette, D. W., and Dittenber, D. B. (2012). “Behavior of Pultruded Large Diameter Thin-Walled Orthotropic Cylindrical Tubes.” In Proceedings: SAMPE 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2011). “Critical Review of Recent Publications on Use of Natural Composites in Infrastructure. (i)” In Proceedings: SAMPE 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2011). “Low Cost Environmental Testing of Composite Materials for Seawater Applications.” In Proceedings: SAMPE 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  • Dittenber, D. B., and GangaRao, H. V. S. (2010). “Evaluation of Fatigue Life Prediction Model for GFRP Composite Materials.” In Proceedings: SPE- ANTEC 2010, Orlando, FL.
  • Kelley, B. S., Dittenber, D. B., Ayers, S. R., Gonzalez, R. V., Goldberg, J. R., Malkin, R. (2008). “Innovative Biomedical Design Competitions and Scenarios Exploring Underserved Populations.” In Proceedings: NCIIA 12th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Dittenber, D. B., Ayers, S. R., Gonzalez, R. V. (2008) “Innovative Approaches to Providing Developing Countries with Appropriate Lower-Limb Prosthetic Technology.” In Proceedings: NCIIA 12th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

 

Other Publications

  • Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Natural Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites as Engineered Structural Materials.” Ph.D. Dissertation, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
  • GangaRao, H.V.S., Dittenber, D.B., and Majijigapu, P.K.R. (2013). “Workshop on FRP Composites Manufacturing and Application to Infrastructure: Handout.” ICEMT 2013, Jabalpur, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2010). “Fatigue of Polymer Composites: Life Prediction and Environmental Effects.” M.S. Thesis, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Workshop on FRP Composites - Design of FRP Composite Highway Sign Structures (Based on Draft LRFD ACMA/ASCE).” ICEMT 2013, Jabalpur, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites for Civil Infrastructure – Overview and Experimental Work.” ICEMT 2013, Jabalpur, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Fiberglass & Bio-based Resin Wall Panels with Fire Resistance Evaluation.” ICERP 2013, Mumbai, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2013). “Bending Behavior of Pultruded Glass FRP Tubes.” ICERP 2013, Mumbai, India.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2012). “Effect of Alkalization on Flexural Properties and Moisture Absorption of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites.” SAMPE 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2012). “Behavior of Pultruded Large Diameter Thin-Walled Orthotropic Cylindrical Tubes.” SAMPE 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2011). “Critical Review of Recent Publications on Use of Natural Composites in Infrastructure.” SAMPE 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2011). “Low Cost Environmental Testing of Composite Materials for Seawater Applications.” SAMPE 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  • Seracino, R., DeLuca, A., Dittenber, D. B. (2011). “University-Industry Partnerships: From Research to Practice.” ACMA-COMPOSITES 2011, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Dittenber, D. B. (2010). “Evaluation of Fatigue Life Prediction Model for GFRP Composite Materials.” SPE-ANTEC 2010, Orlando, FL.
  • Kelley, B. S., Dittenber, D. B., Goldberg, J. R., Malkin, R. (2008). “Teaching, Service, and Innovation-Oriented Biomedical Engineering Design.” National Collegiate Innovators and Inventors Alliance 2008, Dallas, TX.

     

     

 

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