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Dr. William Altenhof

Dr. William Altenhof

519-253-3000 ext. 2619
Office: 2141 CEI


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, 1999
  • MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, 1997
  • BASc, Mechanical Engineering with Materials Option, University of Windsor, 1995

Research Interests

  • Crashworthiness, impact testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experimental (destructive) testing, stress analysis
  • Mechanical material testing & characterization under quasi-static & dynamic loading conditions
  • Dynamics, machine design

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Selected Publications

  • Smith R., Altenhof W., and Lapain M., Transverse impact loading of aluminum foam filled braided stainless steel tubes, Int. J. of Impact Eng., Vol 88, No 1, p214-226, 2016
  • Hou C., Czubernat K., Jin S.Y., Altenhof W., Maeva E., Seviaryna I., Ghosh S., Sain M., and Gu R., Mechanical Response of Rigid PU foams under Cyclic Quasi-Static Compressive Loading Conditions, Int. J. of Fatigue, Vol 59, p76-89, 2014
  • Li Z., DiCecco S., Altenhof W., Thomas M., Banting R., and Hu H., Stress and fatigue life analyses of a five-piece rim and the proposed optimization with a two-piece rim, Journal of Terramechanics, Vol 52, p31-45, 2014
  • Bondy M., Altenhof W., Chen X., Snowdon A., and Vrkljan B., Development of a Finite Element/Multi-Body Model of a Newborn Infant for Restraint Analysis and Design, Comp. Meth. in Biomech. and Biomed. Eng., Vol 17, No 2, p149-162, 2014
  • Yuen S.C.Y., Altenhof W., Opperman C.J., and Nurick G., Axial splitting of circular tubes by means of blast load, Int. J. of Impact Eng., Vol 53, p17-28, 2013