Dr. Richard Livings

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2017
 

Tel: (575) 646-1945

Email: rlivings@nmsu.edu

Office: Jett Hall


Research Interests:

  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Ultrasonics
  • Resonance
  • Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics
  • Experimental Solid Mechanics

Teaching Interests:

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Education
  • Composites
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Wave Propagation
  • Astrodynamics

Memberships, Certifications & Services

    • ASNT – American Society for nondestructive Testing
      • ASNT Level III Ultrasonics
    • ASTM International – American Society for Testing and Materials
      • Technical contact for E494, E797, and E2373
    • ASME – American society of Mechanical Engineers

Patents

  • L. Jauriqui, T. Kohler, A. Mayes, J. Heffernan, R. Livings, E. Biedermann, Digital Twin Model Inversion for Testing, Serial Number 62/872,548, filed 2019.

Recent Publications

Journal

  1. R. Livings, N. Smith, E. Biedermann, J. Scheibel, “Process Compensated Resonance Testing for Qualifying the Metallurgical Aspects and Manufacturing Defects of Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2020, [in press]
  2. R. Livings, W. Bachman, E. Biedermann, “Characterizing Polymer O-rings Nondestructively using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy,” ASME, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems, [in press]
  3. R. Livings, E. Biedermann, C. Wang, T. Chung, S. James, J. Waller, S. Volk, A Krishnan, S. Collins, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Additive Manufactured Parts Using Process Compensated Resonance Testing” ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Parts, ASTM STP 1620, M. Sefi and N. Shamsei, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA [in press]
  4. J. Heffernan, L. Jauriqui, E. Biedermann, A. Mayes, R. Livings, B. Goodlet, S. Mazdiyasni, “Process Compensated Resonance Testing Models for Quantification of Creep Damage in Single Crystal Nickel-based Superalloys,” Materials Evaluation, Vol. 75, no. 7, pp. 941-952, 2017.
  5. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. J. Barnard, “Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Resonance Imaging of Hexagonal SiC Tiles,” Journal of NDE, Vol. 36, paper 15, pp. 1-9, 2017.
  6. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. J. Barnard, “Damage Detection in a Multi-layered, Multi-material Composite Using Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Resonance Imaging,” Journal of NDE, Vol. 34, no. 4, paper 55, pp. 1-9, 2016.

Conference

  1. R. Livings, A. Mayes, E. Biedermann, J. Heffernan, L. Jauriqui, S. Mazdiyasni, “Detection of Microtexture Regions in Titanium Turbine Engine Disks using Process Compensated Resonance Testing: A Modeling Study,” 45th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. Bond and S. Holland, S. Laflamme, Eds., paper 020022, 2019.
  2. J. Heffernan, E. Biedermann, A. Mayes, R. Livings, L. Jauriqui, S. Mazdiyasni, “Validation of Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) Sorting Modules Trained with Modeled Data,” 45th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. Bond and S. Holland, S. Laflamme, Eds., paper 020020, 2019.
  3. Mayes, J. Heffernan, l. Jauriqui, R. Livings, E. Biedermann, j. C. Aldrin, B. Goodlet, S. Mazdiyasni, “Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) Inversion for Material Characterization and Digital Twin Calibration,” 45th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. Bond and S. Holland, S. Laflamme, Eds., paper 020019, 2019.
  4. V. Dayal, D. Barnard, R. Livings, “Micro-crack Detection in CFRP Laminates using Coda Wave NDE,” 44th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. J. Bond and D. E. Chimenti, Eds., paper 210001, 2018.
  5. Mayes, L. Jauriqui, E. Biedermann, J. Heffernan, R. Livings, J. C. Aldrin, B. Goodlet, S. Mazdiyasni, “Part-to-Itself Model Inversion in Process Compensated Resonance Testing,” 44th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. J. Bond and D. E. Chimenti, Eds., paper 140002, 2018.
  6. J. Heffernan, E. Biedermann, A. Mayes, R. Livings, L. Jauriqui, B. Goodlet, J. C. Aldrin, S. Mazdiyasni, “Detection and Quantification of Creep Strain using Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) Sorting Modules Trained with Modeled Resonance Spectra,” 44th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. J. Bond and D. E. Chimenti, Eds., paper 140006, 2018.
  7. J. C. Aldrin, A. Mayes, L. Jauriqui, E. Biedermann, J. Heffernan, R. Livings, B. Goodlet, S. Mazdiyasni, “Uncertainty Quantification of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy for Material Property and Single Crystal Orientation Estimation on a Complex Part,” 44th Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. J. Bond and D. E. Chimenti, Eds., paper 140010, 2018.
  8. R. Livings, S. Chakrapani, V. Dayal, and D. Barnard, “Advanced UT Methods for the Inspection and SHM of Composites,” Proceedings of the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo., 2016.
  9. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. Barnard, and L. J. Bond, “On Quantitative Coda Wave NDE for Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Polymers,” Proceedings of the 31st ASC Technical Conference and ASTM D30 Meeting, 2016.
  10. R. Livings, V. Dayal, and D. Barnard, “Coda Wave Interferometry for the Measurement of Thermally Induced Ultrasonic Velocity Variations in CFRP Laminates,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation., L. J. Bond and D. E. Chimenti, Eds. New York: American Institute of Physics, vol. 1706, no. 120003, pp. 1-12, 2016.
  11. R. Livings, V. Dayal, and D. Barnard, “Feasibility of detecting Fatigue Damage in composites with coda Waves,” in 41ST Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 41, 2015.
  12. R. Livings, V. Dayal, and D. Barnard, “Characterization of 3D Rapid Prototyped Polymeric Material by Ultrasonic Methods,” in 41ST Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 41, 2015.
  13. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. Barnard, and D. Hsu, “Flaw Investigation in a Multi-Layer, Multimaterial Composite: Using Air-Coupled Ultrasonics,” in ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP201), Vol. 5, pp. 267-276, 2011.
  14. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. Barnard, and D. Hsu, “Flaw Detection in a Multi‐Material Multi‐Layered Composite: Using FEM and Air‐Coupled UT,” in 30TH Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 30A, pp. 942-949, 2012.
  15. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. Barnard, D. Hsu, “Flaw investigation in a multi-layered, multi-material composite: Using air-coupled ultrasonic resonance imaging,” in 31ST Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 31, pp. 1176-1183, 2011.
  16. R. Livings, V. Dayal, D. Barnard, D. Hsu, “Limitations of symmetry in FE modeling: A comparison of fem and air-coupled resonance imaging,” in 31ST Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 31, pp. 1816-1823, 2010.