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 Scott Coguill

Scott L. Coguill

Lab Director 
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
1300 West Park Street
NRRC 212
Phone: 406-496-4734
E-mail: scoguill@mtech.edu

Biography:

Scott L. Coguill received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, in 1983 and the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2000, dissertation title, “An evaluation of open-hole compression test methods for composite materials.”


He worked at Hercules Aerospace, Salt Lake City, UT, from 1983 to 1987as a lead quality control engineer for a carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg manufacturing facility. From 1987 to 1990 he served as a Staff Engineer for the Composite Materials Research Group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming. In 1990 he developed for an industrial customer an all composite fiberglass/resin boat trailer spring based on a hybrid manufacturing process of filament winding and resin transfer molding. From 1990 to 1994 he served as President of the testing company he founded, Advanced Materials Testing, Inc. This company specialized in non-standard test methods for fiber reinforced polymer composites materials, developed economical, high volume test methods for industry, and provided test services nationally to the automotive, sporting goods and aerospace industries. From 1994 to 2002 he served as the Lead staff engineer for the Composite Materials Research Group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming. He supported both academic programs (Masters and PhD projects) and industrial materials testing needs. From 2002 to 2015 he was a Senior Research Engineer for Resodyn Corporation, Butte, MT. He won and was the principle investigator for in excess of $5.5M in competitive grant money for research from various Federal agencies including; NASA, NSF, DHS and DoD. Mr. Coguill is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of advanced coatings applications, propellant mixing and processing methods. From 2015 to the present he has been an Adjunct Professor at Montana Tech where he oversees the Mechanical and Civil Engineering labs in the Natural Resources Research Center and is a Lecturer in General Engineering.

Courses Taught:

  • EGEN 201 Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • EMEC 455 Machine Design

Selected Publications: 

Chiarito, V.P., Coguill, S.L., Biagi, R.,“Validation of Unique Blast Protection Concepts”, ASCE/SEI Structures Congress 2015, Portland Oregon.

Coguill, S.L., Lucon, J.E., Lucon, P.A., Farrar, L.C., “Cavitation Free Acoustic Environment,” 40th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 2014.

Coguill, S.L., Farrar, L.E., “Resonant Acoustic Mixing of Plastic Bonded Explosives,” 40th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 2014.

Coguill, S.L., Martineau, Z.R., “Vessel Geometry and Fluid Properties Influencing Mix Behavior for ResonantAcoustic Mixing Processes,” 38th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 2012.

Martineau, Z.R., Coguill, S.L., “Temperature Control for ResonantAcousticâ Mixing Processes,” 38th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 2012.

Lucon, P.A., Coguill, S.L., Martineau, Z.R., “Electrostatic Generation and Methods to Mitigate Electrostatic Discharge while using the ResonantAcousticâ Mixer,” 38th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 2012.

Vanarase, A., Osorio, J., Muzzio, F. J., Coguill, S.L., “ResonantAcousticâ Mixing; Uniform Distribution of Minor Materials during Powder Mixing,” 36th JANNAF Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization Joint Subcommittee Meeting, December 2010.

Miller, J.T., Bode, D.A., Coguill, S.L., “ResonantAcousticâ Mixing; Design and Process Considerations Concerning Vessel/Case Geometry and Mix versus Cure Time When Preparing Composite Solid Propellant,” 36th JANNAF Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization Joint Subcommittee Meeting, December 2010.

Coguill, S.L., “ResonantAcousticâ Mixing of Solid Rocket Motor Propellant to Minimize Property Variations,” 57th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, May 2010.

Ivosevic, M., Coguill, S.L., Galbraith, S.L., “Polymer Thermal Spraying: A Novel Coating Process,” Thermal Spray 2009: Expanding Thermal Spray Performance to New Markets and Applications (ASM International), Published May 2009.

Coguill, S.L., “Synthesis of Highly Gelled Propellants”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, 20 Nov. 2003, San Francisco, CA.

Stickler, P.B., Ramulu, M., Coguill, S.L., and Tuttle, M.E., “Experimental Investigation of T-300/PR520 Laminate Properties and Failure Analysis,” Journal of Advanced Materials, Vol. 36, No. 1, January (2003), pp. 3-11.

Coguill, S.L., Worth, F., “Multi-Station Tensile Creep Testing Facility,” Proceedings of the 47th International SAMPE symposium, May 2002.

Coguill, S.L., D. Houston, “Designing for Durability Using an E-glass Reinforced SRIM Urethane Composite,” SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exposition, 2002.

P.B. Stickler, M. Ramulu, and S.L. Coguill, “Investigation of T-300/PR520 Out-of-Plane Laminate Properties for Resin Transfer Molding,” Proceedings of the 33rd International SAMPE Technical Conference, 2001.

MacDonald, F., Stickler, P. B.; Chuang, K. C. and Coguill, S.: Beyond Tg Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials for Moderate-Duration Missile Applications. 33rd International SAMPE Technical Conference, 2001.

Coguill, S.L., Adams, D.F., “A Comparison of Open-Hole Compression Fixtures by Experimental Evaluation,” Proceedings of the 45th International SAMPE Symposium, 2000.

Coguill, S.L., Adams, D.F., “Use of the Wyoming Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Fixture to Test Unidirectional Composites,” Proceedings of the 44th International SAMPE Symposium, 1999.

Stauffer, S.L., Coguill, S.L., Lewis, R.V., “Comparison of Physical Properties of Three Silks from Nephila Clavipes and Araneus Gemmoides,” The Journal of Arachnology 22:5-11, 1994.

Coguill, S.L., Adams, D.F., “Mechanical Properties of Several Neat Polymer Matrix Materials and Unidirectional Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites,” NASA Contractor Report 181805, April 1989.

US Patent Number 7,188,993 - Apparatus and method for resonant-vibratory mixing

US Patent Number 7,866,878 - Method for resonant-vibratory mixing

US Patent Number 7,959,983 - Thermal spray formation of polymer compositions

US Patent Number 9,099,074- Custom Tunable Acoustic Insulation

Patent Pending: 20130329514 - Mechanical system that continuously processes a combination of materials