Dr. Roger VeldmanProfessor of Engineering and Department Chair
Roger Veldman joined the faculty at Hope College in 1998. He teaches the engineering design capstone sequence and is currently serving as the chair of the department of engineering.
Areas of Expertise
Roger is active in research to determine the effects of explosive loading of structures. This work involves both experiments and numerical simulations.
- Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Western Michigan University, 2001
Dissertation: Enhancing Commercial Aircraft Explosion Survivability Via Active Venting
- M.S., engineering (mechanical), Western Michigan University, 1995
- B.S., engineering science, Hope College, 1989
Honors, Grants and Awards
Roger has received continuous research funding since 2001 for various projects from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
He is also a named co-inventor on 47 United States Patents.
- “The Effect of Ambient Pressure on Blast Reflected Impulse and Overpressure,” Experimental Techniques, with M.W. Nansteel, C.C.-T. Chen and B.A. Toner, 2017
- “Impulse Plug Measurements of Blast Reflected Impulse at Close Range,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 38, with M. W. Nansteel, C. Chen and W. Lawrence, 2013
- “Response of Pre-Pressurized Reinforced Plates Under Blast Loading,” International Journal of Impact Engineering, with J. Ari-Gur and C. Clum, 35(4), April 2008
- “Effects of Pre-pressurization on Blast Response of Clamped Aluminum Plates,” International Journal of Impact Engineering, with J. Ari-Gur, C. Clum, A. DeYoung and J. Folkert, 32(10), October 2006