Professor and Associate Chair Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Department
Prescott College of Engineering
Prescott campus

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ohio State University System : Columbus
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ohio State University System : Columbus

  • ES 202: Solid Mechanics
  • ES 321: Engr Materials Science Lab
  • UNIV 101: College Success

AE 318, AE 418, AE 421, ES 201, ES 202, ES 320, ES 321, UNIV 101, AE 399, ES 322, ES 323



[47] D. Lanning, A Poster Competition for a Project in an Introductory Engineering Materials Science Course, Abstract submitted to the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 10-13, San Antonio, Texas.
[46] D. Lanning, J. Helbling, and W. Lestari, An Aerospace Engineering Summer Camp for High School Students, Proceedings of the PSW 2011 Regional ASEE Conference, March 31-April 2, California State University at Fresno, CA.
[45] D. Lanning, A Prerequisite Skills Exam for Solid Mechanics, Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
[44] D. Lanning, W. Lestari, and S. Waterhouse, Evaluating Prerequisite Knowledge Using a Concept Inventory for an Engineering Failure Course, Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, Vancouver, BC, Canada
[43] M. Bender and D. Lanning, "Drop Tower and Alternate Immersion Machine: Design and Review," Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando, Florida.
[42] D. Lanning, W. Lestari, and S. Waterhouse, A Unique Undergraduate Laboratory-Based Course in Engineering Failure, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 20-23, Louisville, KY.
[41] D. Lanning, W. Lestari, and S. Waterhouse, A Laboratory-Based Course in Aerospace Engineering Failure, Proceedings of the Zone IV ASEE Meeting at University of Nevada at Reno, March 2010, Reno, NV, pp. 313-321.
[40] D. Lanning, 2009, Prerequisite Skills Testing as an Indicator of Student Retention, Proceedings of the Pacific Southwest Regional ASEE Meeting at National University, March, San Diego, California.
[39] D. Lanning, 2008, Evaluation for Prerequisite Skills Testing for Solid Mechanics, Proceedings of the Pacific Southwest Regional ASEE Meeting at Northern Arizona University, March, Flagstaff, Arizona. Awarded Best Paper Award at conference.
[38] D. Lanning and T. Nicholas, 2007, "The Constant-Life Diagram Modified for Notch Plasticity," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 29, pp. 2163-2169.
[37] J. Helbling, D. Lanning, R. Madler, D. Marriott, and K. Siebold, 2007, "Impact of New Facilities on Engineering Student Outcomes," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 24-27, Honolulu, Hawaii.
[36] T. El Doker, D. Lanning and J. Gigliotti, 2007, "Gesture-Based Interactive Beam Bending Exercises: An Interactive and Intuitive Tool for Students," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 24-27, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper accepted for publication in Computers in Education Journal.
[35] D. Lanning and C. Catacora, 2006, "The Residual Fatigue Strength of 2024-T4 with Foreign Object Damage," proceedings of the 9th International Fatigue Conference, May 14-19, Atlanta, Georgia.
[34] D. Lanning, T. Nicholas and A. Palazotto, 2005, The Effect of Notch Geometry on Critical Distance High Cycle Fatigue Predictions, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 27, pp. 1623-1627.
[33] J. Helbling, R. Madler, D. Lanning, A. Beck, and P. McElwain, 2005, "Integrating Communications into Team-Taught Senior Design Courses," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-15, 2005, Portland, OR.
[32] R. Naik, D. Lanning, T. Nicholas, and A.R. Kallmeyer, 2005, A Critical Plane Gradient Approach for the Prediction of Notched HCF Life, International Journal of Fatigue,Vol. 27, pp. 481-492.
[31] D. B. Lanning, T. Nicholas, and G. K. Haritos, 2005, "On the Use of Critical Distance Theories for the Prediction of the High Cycle Fatigue Limit Stress in Notched Ti-6Al-4V," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 27, pp. 45-57.
[30] D. Lanning, T. Nicholas and A. Palazotto, 2004, "Fatigue Failure Predictions at Stress Concentrations Using Critical Distance Methods," proceedings of the 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 19-22, Palm Springs, California.
[29] D. Lanning, T. Nicholas, and A. Palazotto, 2004, "Effect of Notch Geometry and Stress Concentration Factor on the High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V," proceedings of the 9th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, March 16-19, Pinehurst, NC.
[28] D. Lanning, T. Nicholas, and A. Palazotto, 2003, "HCF Notch Predictions Based on Weakest-Link Theory," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 25, pp. 835-841.
[27] D. Lanning, A. Palazotto and T. Nicholas, 2003, "Effect of Notch Geometry and Stress State on Ti-6Al-4V High Cycle Fatigue Predictions," proceedings of the 8th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, April 14-16, Monterey, CA.
[26] D. Lanning, A. Palazotto and T. Nicholas, 2002, "HCF Predictions for Notched Components Based on Weakest-Link Theory," proceedings of the 7th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, May 14-17.
[25] D. Lanning, T. Nicholas and G. K. Haritos, 2002, "Effect of Plastic Prestrain on High Cycle Fatigue of Ti-6Al-4V," Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 34, pp. 127-134.
[24] D. Lanning, G. K. Haritos, T. Nicholas and D. C. Maxwell, 2001, "On the Use of Critical Distance Theories for the Prediction of Fatigue Strength in Notched Ti-6Al-4V," proceedings of the 6th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2001.
[23] D. Lanning, G. K. Haritos, T. Nicholas and D. C. Maxwell, 2001, "Low-Cycle Fatigue/High-Cycle Fatigue Interactions in Notched Ti-6Al-4V," Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Vol. 24, pp. 565-577.
[22] D. Lanning, G. K. Haritos, T. Nicholas and D. C. Maxwell, 2000, "LCF/HCF Interactions and Fatigue Life Prediction in Notched Ti-6Al-4V," proceedings of the 5th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, Chandler, Arizona, March 7-9.
[21] David Lanning and H.-M.H. Shen, 2000, "Reliability of Welded Joints Containing Cracks in Heat Affected Zones," Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 122, pp. 225-232.
[20] David Lanning, H.-M.H. Shen and Robert W. Warke, "Reliability of Engineering Structures," Edison Welding Institute Report No. MR0008, July, 2000.
[19] David B. Lanning, George K. Haritos and Theodore Nicholas, 1999, "Notch Size Effects and LCF/HCF Interactions in Ti-6Al-4V," proceedings of the 4th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Conference, Monterey, California, February 8-11.
[18] G. K. Haritos, T. Nicholas, and D. Lanning, 1999, "Notch Size Effects in HCF Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 21, pp. 643-652.
[17] D. B. Lanning, G. K. Haritos and T. Nicholas, 1999, "Influence of Stress State on High Cycle Fatigue of Notched Ti-6Al-4V Specimens," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 21, pp. S87-S95.
[16] David Lanning and H.-M.H. Shen, 1999, "Reliability of Structures Containing Short Cracks,"Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 121, August, pp. 1-6.
[15] D. Lanning and H. M.-H. Shen, "Reliability of Welded Joints Containing Cracks in Heat Affected Zones," 17th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic, June, 1998.
[14] David Lanning, H.-M.H. Shen and Robert W. Warke, "The Development of Reliability-Based Fitness-For-Service Assessment Procedures," Edison Welding Institute Report No. MR9816, October, 1998.
[13] David B. Lanning, George K. Haritos and Theodore Nicholas, 1998, "High Cycle Fatigue Behavior and Notch Size Effects in Ti-6Al-4V," MD-Vol. 84, Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Materials, 1998 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, pp. 19-25.
[12] D. Lanning, G. K. Haritos and T. Nicholas, 1998, "Notch Size Effects in HCF Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V," Proceedings of 3rd National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 2-5.
[11] David B. Lanning Jr., 1997, "Fatigue Reliability of Cracked Engineering Structures," Ph.D. Thesis, The Ohio State University.
[10] David B. Lanning Jr. and M.-H. Herman Shen, 1997, "Fatigue Reliability of Structures Containing Short Cracks," Proceedings, 16th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 229-235.
[9] David Lanning and H.-M.H. Shen, 1996, "Reliability of Welded Structures Containing Fatigue Cracks," Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 118, November, pp. 300-306.
[8] David Lanning and H.-M. Herman Shen, 1996, "Reliability of Welded Joints With Short Fatigue Cracks," PVP-Vol. 342/MD-Vol. 72, Recent Advances in Solids/Structures and Application of Metallic Materials, 1996 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 45-51.
[7] M.-H. Herman Shen and David Lanning, 1996, "Reliability Fatigue Design of Welded Structures," Proceedings, OMAE, Vol. II, Safety and Reliability, ASME, pp. 337-344.
[6] T.S. Srivatsan and D. Lanning, 1993, "The High Strain Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Two Al-Cu-Mg Alloys," Metals, Materials and Processes, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 81-94.
[5] T.S. Srivatsan, D. Lanning Jr., and K.K. Soni, 1993, "Cyclic Strain Resistance and Fracture Behavior of 2124 Aluminum Alloy," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.231-242.
[4] T.S. Srivatsan, D. Lanning Jr., and K.K. Soni, 1993, "Microstructure, Tensile Properties and Fracture Behavior of Al-Cu-Mg Alloy 2124," Journal of Material Science, Vol. 28, pp. 3205-3213.
[3] T.S. Srivatsan, and D. Lanning Jr., 1992, "Cyclic Strain Resistance and Fracture Behavior of 7150 Aluminum Alloy," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 877-892.
[2] T.S. Srivatsan, D. Lanning and V.K. Vasudevan, 1991, "High Strain Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Aluminum Alloy 7150," in Aluminum 91: Strategies for the Nineties and Beyond, Proceedings of an International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, edited by K.P. Abraham, S. Seshan and E.S. Dwarakadasa, Aluminum Association of India, Bangalore, India, July, pp. 731-744.
[1] T.S. Srivatsan, D. Lanning, V.K. Vasudevan and G. B. Viswanathan, 1991, "Cyclic Stress Response and Fatigue Fracture Characteristics of Aluminum Alloy 7150," Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Proceedings of an International Conference, edited by K.H. Lee and S.H. Teoh, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Singapore, August, pp. 691-699.
Presentations without papers
[2] D. Lanning, W. Lestari, and S. Waterhouse, A Laboratory-Based Undergraduate Course in Engineering Failure, poster presentation at the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structures VIII, September, 2010, Hyannis, Mass.
[1] D. Lanning, B. Slade, and C. Catacora, The Effect of FOD on the Fatigue Strength of Aluminum, oral presentation at the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structures VII, September, 2008, Hyannis, Mass.

Student papers
[4] M. Bender and D. Lanning, 2010, "Drop Tower and Alternate Immersion Machine: Design and Review," AIAA Student Regional Conference, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, March 2010.
Matt won 1st place in the Undergraduate Individual Presentation category at the AIAA conference, and will present his paper at the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Orlando, FL, in January 2011.
[3] C. Catacora and D. Lanning, 2006, Residual Fatigue Strength of Aluminum 2024-T4 With FOD, AIAA Student Regional Conference, Univ. Cal. Irving, CA, April 2006.
[2] C. Catacora, 2005, Residual Fatigue Strength of Aluminum 2024-T4 When FOD is Present, AIAA Student Regional Conference, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, April 2005.
[1] S. Jones and D. Lanning, 2005, The Fatigue of Single & Multiple Pass Manually-Welded Aluminum 5052H-32 using the Gas-Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Process, AIAA Student Regional Conference, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, April 2005.
Scott won 2nd place in the Undergraduate Individual Presentation category at the AIAA conference. Scott also sent the paper to a welding research competition sponsored by the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation and won a Merit Award.


Recent proposals:
1. NSF CCLI grant entitled "A Laboratory-Based Course in Aerospace Engineering Failure" funded for $141,096 (2009-2011)
2. NSF CCLI proposal entitled "A Formal Research Option for Undergraduate Engineering Students," not funded (2009)
3. Science Foundation Arizona grant as part of a 2010 Aerospace and Defense Initiative, "Ti-6Al-4V constant-life notch fatigue testing over a broad range of stress ratios," funded for $62,430 (2010-2011)
4. Several small Embry-Riddle internally-funded proposals.

Faculty advisor to AIAA-ERAU Prescott Student Branch
Member of Board of Directors for Pacific-Southwest ASEE

​AIAA Special Service Citation, 2003
College of Engineering Outstanding Contributor, 2003-2004
Directors Award, ERAU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, 2006
College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2005-2006
Researcher of the Year, Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus, 2005-2006
Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2008-2009
ASEE Pacific Southwest (PSW) Section (and Zone IV) Outstanding Campus Representative, 2013
Paper Awards Reviewer for the 2015 ASEE PSW Conference
Student Awards Reviewer for the 2016 ASEE PSW Conference