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Zamrik, Sam Y.

Zamrik, Sam Y.

Professor Emeritus

Office phone: (814) 865-5241
Office address: 118H Research Building West
E-mail: syz1@psu.edu


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1965
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1961
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas, 1957
  • B.A., Math, The University of Texas, 1956

Years of Service with Penn State

  • 1998 – Present Professor Emeritus
  • 1976 – 1998 Professor
  • 1968 – 1976 Associate Professor
  • 1965 – 1968 Assistant Professor
  • 1962 – 1965 Instructor

Recent Principal Publications

  • Sam Y. Zamrik and A. C. Seibi (2003) “Prediction of Crack Initiation Direction for Surface Flaws Under Biaxial Loading,” ASME-Trans., J. of Pressure Vessel Technology, 125, pp. 65–70.
  • Sam Y. Zamrik and M L Renauld (1999) “Thermomechanical Out-of-Phase Fatigue Life of Overlay Coated IN-738LC Gas Turbine Material,” in book entitled Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Behavior of Materials: Third Volume, ASTM STP 1371, edited by H Sehitoglu and H J Maier. American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA.
  • Sam Y. Zamrik and z (1997) “A Biaxial Fatigue Model for Thermo-mechanical Strain Cycling,” in proceedings Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Biaxial/ Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture, 1, pp. 339–354, edited by E. Macha and Z. Mró, European Structural Integrity Society.
  • Sam Y. Zamrik, Ed. (1992) “Cyclic Stress Relaxation Response in Multiaxial Creep Fatigue of Type 316 Stainless Steel,” in proceedings Pressure Vessel Technology, 1, pp. 613–625, Technnischen Uberwachungs-Vereine, Dusseldorf, Germany, ICPVT 7, International Conference on Design, Analysis and Materials.
  • Sam Y. Zamrik, A. C. Seibi, and D. C. Davis (1992) “Fatigue Crack Propagation from an Induced Angled Surface Crack under Biaxial Anticlastic Bending,” in proceedings Pressure Vessel Technology, 1, pp. 626–649, Technnischen Uberwachungs-Vereine, Dusseldorf, Germany, ICPVT 7, International Conference on Design, Analysis and Materials.

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Member, American Society of Mechanica Engineering (ASME) (2010)
  • The ASME PVP Medal renamed the ASME S. Y. Zamrik PVP Medal which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of pressure vessels and piping technology (2008)
  • Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame, University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (2008)
  • Distinguished Service Award, The Pennsylvania State University's Engineering Society (2007)
  • Dedicated Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2006)
  • Outstanding Engineering Alumnus, The Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering (2004)
  • Pressure Vessels and Piping Medal, American Society of Mechanica Engineering (ASME) (1996)
  • Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of the Year, Central Pennsylvania Secion of American Society of Mechanica Engineering (ASME) (1992)
  • Robert M. McGrattan Literature Award, American Society of Mechanica Engineering (ASME) (1991)
  • Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanica Engineering (ASME) (1983)

Recent Institutional and Professional Service

  • Board of Directors, Welding Research Council (WRC) (2012 – Present)
  • Board of Trustees, United Engineering Foundation (UEF) (2012 – Present)
  • Committee of Past Presidents, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2008 – Present)
  • Life member, American Society of Metals International (ASM) (1998 – Present)
  • Member, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (PVP), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (1967 – Present)
  • Member, Pressure Vessel and Research Council, Welding Research Council (WRC) (1962 – Present)
  • President, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2007 – 2008)
  • Board of Governors, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2002 – 2005)
  • Board of Editors, Journal Transactions, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (1992 – 2003)

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