Applied Research

David Stevens, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Engineer /
512-380-1988 x2

Dr. David Stevens has 20 years of experience in the design, testing and analysis of structures subjected to extreme dynamic loads. Over the past 10 years, he has performed numerical modeling studies of blast and impact-loaded armored vehicles and hardened structures, vehicle impact of countermobility barriers, and collisions between locomotives and nuclear waste containers. He has conducted explosive tests on building walls, windows, military shelters, protective barriers, blast walls, and armored and unarmored vehicles.

Previously a principal engineer at Applied Research Associates, Dave has conducted research and design for Southwest Research Institute and LTV Aerospace. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level engineering courses, is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, and has written and edited numerous research reports and articles for peer-reviewed journals and proceedings publications. He holds or shares five U.S. patents.

Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Hope College, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has served on committees of the American Concrete Institute, which honored him in 2008 with the rank of Fellow, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.