Dr. Fred W. Smith

Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 225-3888
Email: fwsmithpe@msn.com

Research Interests

  • Finite Element Modeling of Dynamic Structural Failure
  • Fracture Mechanics


  • B.S. 1961, University of Washington – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 1965, University of Washington  – Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. 1966, University of Washington


  • ASME: Fellow, Centennial Medalist, 1980, Dedicated Service Award, 1991, Past Chair- Colorado Section, Founder and Past Chair- Centennial Section. Past Vice President Region VIII, Past Chair- Board of Governors Committee on Planning and Organization;
  • SEM: Past Chairman- National Fracture Committee
  • ASEE: Centennial Medalist
  • Sigma Xi: 1993, 1994 President of CSU Chapter