Jeff D. Colwell, Ph.D., P.E. – Publications

Publications

Colwell, J.D. and Knox, B.W. (2018) Full-Scale Burn Tests of Side-by-Side All-Terrain Vehicles. SAE Paper 2018-01-0279.

Papageorge, M. and Colwell, J.D. (2018) High-Performance Rear- and Mid-Engine Vehicle Exhaust System Temperatures. SAE Paper 2018-01-1436.

Colwell, J.D. and Henry, C.D. (2016) Full-Scale Burn Test of a 2007 Cargo Van.  SAE Paper   2016-01-1403.

Colwell, J. D. (2015) Oxidation Patterns in Motor Vehicle Fire Investigations – Unraveling the Myths. Fire and Arson Investigator, January, 2015, 26-36

Colwell, J.D. (2014) Full-Scale Burn Test of a 1998 Compact Passenger Car. SAE Paper 2014-01-0426.

Colwell, J.D. (2013) Full-Scale Burn Test of a 2001 Full-Size Pickup Truck. SAE Int. J. Trans. Safety 1(2). Also in SAE Paper 2013-01-0214.

Colwell, J.D. and Cundy, M. (2013) Full-Scale Burn Test of a 1992 Compact Pickup Truck. SAE Int. J. Trans. Safety 1(2). Also in SAE Paper 2013-01-0209.

Colwell, J.D. and Babic, D. (2012) A Review of Oxidation on Steel Surfaces in the Context of Fire Investigations. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars-Mech. Syst. 5(2). Also in SAE Paper No. 2012-01-0990.

Colwell, J.D. (2010) Ignition of Combustible Materials by Motor Vehicle Exhaust Systems – A Critical Review. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars-Mech. Syst. 3(1), 263. Also in SAE Paper No. 2010-01-0130.

Colwell, J.D. and Biswas, K. (2009) Steady-State and Transient Motor Vehicle Exhaust System Temperatures. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars-Mech. Syst. 2(1), 206. Also in SAE Paper No. 2009-01-0013.

Colwell, J.D., Mongia, R. and Reza, A. (2005) Case Study on Evacuation Rates within the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. 49th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, Orlando, FL, September 26–30.

Colwell, J.D. and Reza, A. (2005) Hot Surface Ignition of Automotive and Aviation Fluids. Fire Technology, 41(2), 105–123.

Colwell, J.D. and Reza, A. (2003) Use of Soot Patterns to Evaluate Smoke Detector Operability. Fire and Arson Investigator, July, 2003, 42–45.

Martin, R.J. and Colwell, J.D. (2003) De Novo VOC from Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers. ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Paper No. HT2003-40557, Las Vegas, NV, July 21–23, 2003.

Colwell, J.D., Korb, T.M. and Peck, R.E. (2002) Hot Surface Ignition of Jet-A Fuel by Conductive Deposits. Proc. Combust. Inst., 29, 297-303.

Colwell, J.D. (2001) Hot Surface Ignition of Jet-A Fuel by Conductive Deposits, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University.

Colwell, J.D. and Peck, R.E. (2001) Ignition of Jet-A Fuel by Silver Oxide Deposits. 18th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Seattle, WA, August 2001.

Colwell, J.D. and Peck, R.E. (2001) Ignition of Jet-A fuel on Silver Oxide Deposits. 2nd Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, Oakland, CA, March 2001.

Cooperrider, N.K., Hammoud, S.A. and Colwell, J.D. (1998) Characteristics of Soil-Tripped Rollovers. SAE Paper No. 980022.

Senser, D.W., Colwell, J.D. and Smith, R.M. (1995) An Experimental Study of the Structure of Supercritical Fluid and Conventional Air Paint Sprays. 22nd Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium, pp. 161–170, New Orleans, LA, February, 1995.

Senser, D.W., Colwell, J.D. and Nielsen, K.A. (1994) An Experimental Study of Workpiece Interaction Regions and Impact Velocities of Supercritical Fluid Spray. 4th Annual ESD Advanced Coatings Technology Conference, pp. 369–379, Dearborn, MI, November 1994.

Senser, D.W., Colwell, J.D. and Nielsen, K.A. (1994) A Comparison Between the Structure of Supercritical Fluid and Conventional Air Paint Sprays. 7th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, pp. 35–39, Bellevue, WA, May 1994.

Colwell, J.D., Senser, D.W. and Nielsen, K.A. (1993) Influence of Temperature on the Structure of Supercritical Fluid Coating Sprays. 24th Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, Chicago, IL, August 1993.

Colwell, J.D. (1993) Influence of Pressure and Temperature on the Structure of Supercritical Fluid Coating Sprays, M.S. Thesis, Purdue University.

Colwell, J.D., Senser, D.W. and Nielsen, K.A. (1993) Influence on Temperature on the Structure of Supercritical Fluid Coating Sprays. 6th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, pp. 39–43, Worcester, MA, May 1993.

Book Chapters

Long, R.T., Colwell, J.D., Ray, R., Grossman, H.L., Thomas, B. and Strassburger, R. (2008) Passenger vehicle fires. In Cote, A.E. (Ed.), Fire Protection Handbook, 20th Edition. National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, Vol. 2, Sect. 21, Chap. 1, pp. 21-3 – 21-14.

Instructor

“Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Fire Investigation” Society of Automotive Engineers, 2009– present.

“Vehicle Fire Investigation” California Conference of Arson Investigators, San Luis Obispo, California, November 10, 2010.

Editorships

Associate Editor, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, 2010-present.

Peer Reviewer
  • Fire Technology, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • SAE World Congress – Fire Safety Session, 2006–2011, 2013–2014
Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University

M.S., Engineering, Stanford University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, #31176

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #M32037

Fire Cause and Origin Investigation 1A and Techniques of Fire Investigation 1B accredited by the California State Fire Marshal; Vehicle Fire Cause and Origin Investigation Course; Fundamentals of Automotive Fuel Delivery Systems Course, Society of Automotive Engineers

Professional Honors

Committee Chairman and Session Organizer: Fire Safety Sessions at SAE World Congress, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2008–2010

Principal Member: Technical Committee on Recreational Vehicles, NFPA 1192: Standard on Recreational Vehicles, NFPA 1194: Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds, National Fire Protection Association, 2006–present

Pi Tau Sigma; Mortar Board; Omicron Delta Kappa

SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award, 2009 and 2010

SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award, 2012

Outstanding Research Award, Union Carbide Corporation, 1994