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Davis, Ph.D.


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 2020
  • M.S. University of Washington, 2015
  • B.S. University of Idaho, 2012
  • A.S.T. Spokane Falls Community College, 2010

Courses Taught

  • MEGR 4443 Machine Design
  • MEGR 3133 Mechanical Engineering Lab II
  • MEGR 2313 Materials Engineering
  • MEGR 4933/5933 Engineering Optimization
  • MEGR 4973/5973 Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Systems
  • System Identification
  • Control Systems
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics
  • Machine Learning

Refereed Journal Papers

  • A. F. Davis and B. C. Fabien, Wave excitation force prediction of a heaving wave energy converter, IEEE Oceanic Engineering, 2020
  • A. F. Davis and B. C. Fabien, Wave excitation force estimation of wave energy floats using extended Kalman filters, Journal of Ocean Engineering, 198, 2020
  • A.F. Davis and B. C. Fabien, Systematic identification of drag coefficients for a heaving wave follower, Journal of Ocean Engineering, 168, 2018


Conference Proceedings

  • A. F. Davis and B. C. Fabien, Modeling and Analysis of the Time Domain Forces of a Wave Energy Converter Model, METS 2015 3rd Marine Energy Technology Symposium, April 2015
  • A. F. Davis, J. Thomson, T. R. Mundon, and B. C. Fabien, Modeling and Analysis of a Multi Degree of Freedom Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter, OMAE 2014, Proceedings of the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 2014