Brad Kinsey

Phone: (603) 862-1811
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm S256, Durham, NH 03824
Brad Kinsey

Prof. Kinsey is the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Kinsey joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the 2001-02 academic year. After working three years in the automotic industry, he began his work at Northwestern University where he received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees. For his doctoral work, he successfully devised, analyzed, and implemented a modification to the sheet metal forming process to alleviate tearing failures.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Mechanical Engr
  • ME 441: Intro Eng Design & Solid Model
  • ME 477: Introduction to Solid Modeling
  • ME 696: Projects
  • ME 699: Engineering Internship
  • ME 755: Senior Design Project I
  • ME 782: Industrial Skills and Eng
  • ME 785: Solid Mechanics Manufacturing
  • ME 885: Solid Mechanics Manufacturing
  • ME 992: Master's Project
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • TECH 412: Innovation Scholars
  • TECH 602: Machine Shop Training
  • TECH 697: CEPS Industrial Experience

Selected Publications

Mitchell, B. R., Klewicki, J. C., Korkolis, Y. P., & Kinsey, B. L. (2019). The transient force profile of low-speed droplet impact: measurements and model. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 867, 300-322. doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.141

Nassiri, A., Zhang, S., Lee, T., Abke, T., Vivek, A., Kinsey, B., & Daehn, G. (2017). Numerical investigation of CP-Ti & Cu110 impact welding using smoothed particle hydrodynamics and arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian methods. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 28, 558-564. doi:10.1016/j.jmapro.2017.04.032

Nassiri, A., Kinsey, B., & Chini, G. (2016). Shear instability of plastically-deforming metals in high-velocity impact welding. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 95, 351-373. doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2016.06.002

Nassiri, A., Chini, G., Vivek, A., Daehn, G., & Kinsey, B. (2015). Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian finite element simulation and experimental investigation of wavy interfacial morphology during high velocity impact welding. Materials & Design, 88, 345-358. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.09.005

Nikhare, C. P., Korkolis, Y. P., & Kinsey, B. L. (2015). Formability Enhancement in Titanium Tube-Flaring by Manipulating the Deformation Path. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137(5). doi:10.1115/1.4030512

Kinsey, B., Cullen, G., Jordan, A., & Mates, S. (2013). Investigation of electroplastic effect at high deformation rates for 304SS and Ti–6Al–4V. CIRP Annals, 62(1), 279-282. doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2013.03.058

Psyk, V., Risch, D., Kinsey, B. L., Tekkaya, A. E., & Kleiner, M. (2011). Electromagnetic forming—A review. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211(5), 787-829. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.12.012

Dzialo, C. M., Siopis, M. S., Kinsey, B. L., & Weinmann, K. J. (2010). Effect of current density and zinc content during electrical-assisted forming of copper alloys. CIRP Annals, 59(1), 299-302. doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2010.03.014

Kinsey, B., Liu, Z., & Cao, J. (2000). A novel forming technology for tailor-welded blanks. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 99(1-3), 145-153. doi:10.1016/s0924-0136(99)00412-4

Cao, J., Kinsey, B., & Solla, S. A. (1999). Consistent and Minimal Springback Using a Stepped Binder Force Trajectory and Neural Network Control. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 122(1), 113-118. doi:10.1115/1.482774

Most Cited Publications