Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2021

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Using BB-gun or Acoustic Excitation to Find High Frequency Modes in Additively Manufactured Parts, Aimee Allen, Kevin Johnson, Jason R. Blough, Andrew Barnard, Troy Hartwig, Ben Brown, David Soine, Tristan Cullom, Douglas Bristow, Robert Landers, and Edward Kinzel

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Pointless grading and digital content delivery as educational differentiators: A case study for noise and vibration courses, Andrew Barnard

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Influence of air void structures on the coefficient of permeability of asphalt mixtures, Siyu Chen, Zhanping You, Song Lin Yang, Alvaro Garcia, and Luke Rose

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DAQ Evaluation and Specifications for Pyroshock Testing, Erica M. Jacobson, Jason R. Blough, James Declerck, Charles Van Karsen, and David Soine

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Frequency based substructuring on resonant plate, Erica M. Jacobson, Jason R. Blough, James Declerck, Charles Van Karsen, and David Soine

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Comparison of modal parameters of a concrete slab floor from ema and oma, Ellis Kessler, Vijaya V. N. Sriram Malladi, Rodrigo Sarlo, Luke A. Martin, and Pablo A. Tarazaga

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A data-driven approach to the impedance matched multi-axis test method, Kevin J. Moreno, Vijaya V.N.Sriram Malladi, and Pablo A. Tarazaga

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The Effect of Shape on the Motion and Stability of Marangoni Surfers, Samrat Sur, Nicholas Uvanovic, Hassan Masoud, and Jonathan P. Rothstein

Submissions from 2020

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Experimental study of spark plasma stretching and combustion variations analysis using flame luminosity images from an optically accessible internal combustion engine, Behdad Afkhami, Yanyu Wang, Scott Miers, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Surface plasmon resonance imaging: A technique to reveal the dropwise condensation mechanism, Shahab Bayani Ahangar, Jeffrey S. Allen, Seong Hyuk Lee, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Estimating dispersion curves from frequency response functions via Vector-fitting, Mohammad I. Albakri; Vijaya V. N. Sriram Malladi; Serkan Gugercin; and Pablo A, Tarazaga

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Multiscale approach to model steady meniscus evaporation in a wetting fluid, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Chang Kyoung Choi, James C. Hermanson, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Energy storage power and energy sizing and specification using HSSPFC, Mehrzad M. Bijaieh, Wayne Weaver, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Highly dilute gas flows through a non-isothermal planar microchannel, Shiying Cai, Chunpei Cai, and Jun Li

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The hardware-in-the-loop simulation of vehicle-grid integration in a distribution grid, Chong Cao, Bo Chen, and Jason Harper

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Electric vehicle-grid integration with voltage regulation in radial distribution networks, Chong Cao, Zhouquan Wu, and Bo Chen

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A modeling study of an advanced ultra-low NOx aftertreatment system, Venkata Rajesh Chundru, John Johnson, and Gordon Parker

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Reduced order model verification of a DC microgrid for controller design and determination of storage requirements, Michael D. Cook, Eddy H. Trinklein, Gordon Parker, Matthew J. Heath, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, and David G. Wilson

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ReaxFF reactive force field study of polymerization of a polymer matrix in a carbon nanotube-composite system, Behzad Damirchi, Matthew Radue, Krishan Kanhaiya, Hendrik Heinz, Gregory M. Odegard, and Adri C. T. van Duin

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Discussion of “Derivation of Mindlin's first and second strain gradient elastic theory via simple lattice and continuum models” by Polyzos and Fotiadis, Dario De Domenic, Harm Askes, and Elias C. Aifantis

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Forced Convection Heat Transfer from a Particle at Small and Large Peclet Numbers, Esmaeil Dehdashti and Hassan Masoud

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A new variant of the B-dot control for spacecraft magnetic detumbling, Mohammed Desouky and Ossama Abdelkhalik

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Time-optimal magnetic attitude Detumbling, Mohammed Desouky and Ossama Abdelkhalik

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Comprehensive analysis and manufacture of recycled aluminum based hybrid metal matrix composites through the combined method; sintering and sintering + forging, H. M. Enginsoy, E. Bayraktar, D. Katundi, and I. Miskioglu

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Improved low-frequency sound measurements for impact insulation class (IIC) rating using a comparison technique, Sunit Girdhar and Andrew Barnard

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Near field wireless power transfer via robotic feedback control, Carl Greene, John Naglak, Casey D. Majhor, Jeremy P. Bos, and Wayne Weaver

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Open-source digitally replicable lab-grade scales, Benjamin R. Hubbard and Joshua M. Pearce

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Conversion of self-contained breathing apparatus mask to open source powered air-purifying particulate respirator for fire fighter COVID-19 response, Benjamin R. Hubbard and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fracture toughness analysis of epoxy-recycled rubber-based composite reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets for structural applications in automotive and aeronautics, Alaeddin Burak Irez, Emin Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Characterizing meteorological forecast impact on microgrid optimization performance and design, Robert Jane, Gordon G. Parker, Gail Vaucher, and Morris Berman

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Adaptive leader election for control of tactical microgrids, Robert S. Jane, Steven Goldsmith, Gordon Parker, Wayne Weaver, and Denise M. Rizzo

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Effect of harvest region shape, biomass yield, and plant location on optimal biofuel facility size, Timothy L. Jenkins, Enze Jin, and John Sutherland

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Design and test of a torsional vibration absorber in series with a planetary gearset, Luke Jurmu, Darrell Robinette, Jason R. Blough, and Mark Gehringer

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Measurement methods for evaluating the frequency response function of a torque converter clutch, Luke Jurmu, Darrell Robinette, Jason R. Blough, Eric Mordorski, and Craig Reynolds

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Forward, reverse, and no motion of Marangoni surfers under confinement, Saeed Jafari Kang, Samrat Sur, Jonathan P. Rothstein, and Hassan Masoud

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Design of a simplified hierarchical bayesian network for residential energy storage degradation, Khalid Khan, Tareq Hossen, Alper Savasci, Lucia Gauchia, and Sumit Paudyal

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Modeling of the finite boundary limit of evaporation flux in the contact line region using the surface plasmon resonance imaging, Dae Yun Yun Kim, Chan Ho Jeong, Hyung Ju Lee, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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A thermodynamically consistent chemo-mechanically coupled large deformation model for polymer oxidation, Shabnam Konica and Trisha Sain

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Deep learning for high-dimensional reliability analysis, Mingyang Li and Zequn Wang

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Heterogeneous uncertainty quantification using Bayesian inference for simulation-based design optimization, Mingyang Li and Zequn Wang

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Recharging of distributed loads via schedule optimization with autonomous mobile energy assets, Casey D. Majhor, John Naglak, Carl Greene, Wayne Weaver, and Jeremy P. Bos

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Computational characterization of the secondary droplets formed during the impingement of a train of ethanol drops, David Markt Jr., Ashish Pathak, Mehdi Raessi, and Seong-Young Lee

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Sparse and random sampling techniques for high-resolution, full-field, bss-based structural dynamics identification from video, Bridget Martinez, Andre Green, Moises Felipe Silva, David Mascareñas, and Yongchao Yang

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How to walk on water and climb up walls: Animal movement and the robots of the future, Hassan Masoud

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Effect of water - methanol blends on engine performance at borderline knock conditions in gasoline direct injection engines, Niranjan Miganakallu Narasimhamurthy, Zhuyong Yang, Rafał Rogóż, Łukasz Jan Kapusta, Cord Christensen, Sam Barros, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Heat transfer photogallery, Nenad Miljkovic, Chang K. Choi, and Konrad Rykaczewski

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Autonomous power grid formation for surface assets using multiple unmanned ground vehicles, John Naglak, Carl Greene, Casey D. Majhor, Nathan Spike, Jeremy P. Bos, and Wayne Weaver

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Seaworthiness through intelligent trajectory control, Okey Nwogu, Guy Meadows, Robert Shuchman, Joseph W. Burns, Eddy Trinklein, and Gordon Parker

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Investigation of deformation induced micro to macro scale surface roughness, Ayotunde Olayinka, William J. Emblom, Scott W. Wagner, Michael Khonsari, and Ali Haghshenas

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A Connected Controls and Optimization System for Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Operation on a Light-Duty Plug-In Multi-Mode Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Joseph Oncken, Joshua Orlando, Pradeep K. Bhat, Brandon Narodzonek, Christopher Morgan, Darrell Robinette, Bo Chen, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Computational Investigation of Large-Diameter Carbon Nanotubes in Bundles for High-Strength Materials, Chinomso Onuoha, Grigorii Drozdov, Zhiyong Liang, Gregory M. Odegard, Emilie J. Siochi, and Traian Dumitricǎ

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Robotics education to and through college, Brian R. Page, Saeedeh Ziaeefard, Lauren Knop, Mo Rastgaar, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Interfacial characteristics between flattened CNT stacks and polyimides: A molecular dynamics study, Sagar Umesh Patil, Matthew S. Radue, William Pisani, Prathamesh Deshpande, Hao Xu, Hashim Al Mahmud, Traian Dumitrică, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Direction of arrival estimation in practical scenarios using moving standard deviation processing for localization and tracking with acoustic vector sensors, Miles B. Penhale and Andrew Barnard

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An experimental investigation on combustion and performance characteristics of supercharged HCCI operation in low compression ratio engine setting, Seyfi Polat, H. Serdar Yücesu, Ahmet Uyumaz, Kaushik Kannan, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Design and characterization of an enclosed coaxial carbon nanotube speaker, Suraj Madhav Prabhu and Andrew Barnard

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Numerical Parametric Study of a Six-Stroke Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI) Engine Combustion- Part II, Oudumbar Rajput, Youngchul Ra, Kyoung-Pyo Ha, and Hyeon Woo Kim

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Primal-dual 2-approximation algorithm for the monotonic multiple depot heterogeneous traveling salesman problem, S. Rathinam, R. Ravi, J. Bae, and K. Sundar

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Exergy-wise predictive control framework for optimal performance of MicroCSP systems for HVAC applications in buildings, C. R. Reddy, M. Shahbakhti, R. D. Robinett III, and M. Razmara

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Testing summary for the box assembly with removable component structure, Daniel P. Rohe, Scott Smith, Matthew R.W. Brake, James Declerck, Mariano Alvarez Blanco, Tyler F. Schoenherr, and Troy J. Skousen

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TRA-1-60-positive/CD45low cells found in the peripheral blood of prostate cancer patients with metastatic disease – A proof-of-concept study, Claudia Schäfer, Yawen Ju, Youngbin Tak, Cesar Vazquez, Sangyoon J. Han, Edwin Tan, and et al.

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Multiscale modeling for virtual manufacturing of thermoset composites, Sagar Shah, Sagar Patil, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande, Aaron Krieg, Khatereh Kashmari, Hashim Al Mahmud, Julie King, Gregory M. Odegard, and Marianna Maiaru

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Nonnegative matrix factorization-based blind source separation for full-field and high-resolution modal identification from video, Moisés Silva, Bridget Martinez, Eloi Figueiredo, João C.W.A. Costa, Yongchao Yang, and David Mascareñas

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Open source high-temperature RepRap for 3-D printing heat-sterilizable PPE and other applications, Noah G. Skrzypczak, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Noncontact super-resolution guided wave array imaging of subwavelength defects using a multiscale deep learning approach, Homin Song and Yongchao Yang

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Super-resolution visualization of subwavelength defects via deep learning-enhanced ultrasonic beamforming: A proof-of-principle study, Homin Song and Yongchao Yang

Comparison of High-Throughput Sequencing for Phage Display Peptide Screening on Two Commercially Available Platforms, Momoko Tajiri

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Publisher Correction: Evaporation of a sessile droplet on a slope., Mitch Timm, Esmaeil Dehdashti, Amir Jarrahi Darban, and Hassan Masoud

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Exergy optimal multi-physics aircraft microgrid control architecture, Eddy H. Trinklein, Michael D. Cook, Gordon G. Parker, and Wayne Weaver

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Modeling, optimization, and control of ship energy systems using exergy methods, Eddy Trinklein, Gordon Parker, and Timothy J. McCoy

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Numerical investigation of oil droplet combustion using single particle ignition cell model, Ankith Ullal, Youngchul Ra, Jeffrey D. Naber, William Atkinson, Satoshi Yamada, Yuji Oda, Kenji Hiraoka, and Kazutoshi Nomura

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Radio frequency emissions from dark-matter-candidate magnetized quark nuggets interacting with matter, J. Pace VanDevender, C. Jerald Buchenauer, Chunpei Cai, Aaron P. VanDevender, and Benjamin A. Ulmen

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Real fuel modeling for gasoline compression ignition engine, Mayuri Wagh, Nahm Roh Joo, Philip Zoldak, Hyejun Won, Youngchul Ra, and Yu Shi

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Wearable respiration monitoring using an in-line few-mode fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometric sensor., Ruihang Wang, Jing Zhao, Ye Sun, Hui Yu, Ning Zhou, Hongxia Zhang, and Dagong Jia

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WEC array networked microgrid control design and energy storage system requirements, Wayne Weaver, Alex Hagmuller, Max Ginsburg, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Rush D. Robinett III, Ryan Coe, and Budi Gunawan

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Chlorine removal from U.S. solid waste blends through torrefaction, Zhuo Xu, Josh W. Albrecht, Shreyas Kolapkar, Stas Zinchik, and Ezra Bar Ziv

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Comprehensive kinetic study of thermal degradation of polyvinylchloride (PVC), Zhuo Xu, Shreyas Kolapkar, Stas Zinchik, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Armando G. McDonald

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CNN-LSTM deep learning architecture for computer vision-based modal frequency detection, Ruoyu Yang, Shubhendu Kumar Singh, Mostafa Tavakkoli, Nikta Amiri, Yongchao Yang, M. Amin Karami, and Rahul Rai

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Affinity propagation clustering of full-field, high-spatial-dimensional measurements for robust output-only modal identification: A proof-of-concept study, Yongchao Yang and Charles Dorn

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Blind, simultaneous identification of full-field vibration modes and large rigid-body motion of output-only structures from digital video measurements, Yongchao Yang, Charles Dorn, Charles Farrar, and David Mascareñas

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Comparing methods for improving spark-ignited engine efficiency: Over-expansion with multi-link cranktrain and high compression ratio with late intake valve closing, Zhuyong Yang, Niranjan Miganakallu Narasimhamurthy, Tyler Miller, Jeremy Worm, Jeffrey D. Naber, and David Roth

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Investigation of high load operation of spark-ignited over-expanded Atkinson cycle engine, Zhuyong Yang, Niranjan Miganakallu, Tyler Miller, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Jeremy Worm, Jeffrey D. Naber, and David Roth

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An energy model of droplet impingement on an inclined wall under isothermal and non-isothermal environments, Jiachen Zhai, Seong-Young Lee, Nitisha Ahuja, Le Zhao, and Xiucheng Zhu

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A parallel particle-in-cell code for spacecraft charging problems, Kai Zhang, Shiying Cai, Chunpei Cai, and David L. Cooke

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Polyaniline-decorated hyaluronic acid-carbon nanotube hybrid microfiber as a flexible supercapacitor electrode material, Ting Zheng, Xiaodong Wang, Yingyi Liu, Rasoul Bayaniahangar, Hongbin Li, Parisa Abadi, and et al.

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Power take-off and energy storage system static modeling and sizing for direct drive wave energy converter to support ocean sensing applications, Xiang Zhou, Ossama Abdelkhalik, and Wayne Weaver

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Properties of pellets of torrefied U.S. waste blends., Stas Zinchik, Zhuo Xu, Shreyas Kolapkar, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Armando G McDonald

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Time-varying linear quadratic Gaussian optimal control for three-degree-of-freedom wave energy converters, Shangyan Zou and Ossama Abdelkhalik

Submissions from 2019

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Capillary penetration method for measuring wetting properties of carbon ionomer films for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) applications, Sofyane Abbou, Kazuya Tajiri, K. T. Alofari, Ezequiel F. Medici, A. T. Haug, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Experimental determination of flame speed and flame stretch using an optically accessible, spark-ignition engine, Behdad Afkhami, Yanyu Wang, Scott Miers, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Optical properties and swelling of thin film perfluorinated sulfonic-acid ionomer, Shahab Bayani Ahangar, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Kazuya Tajiri, Jeffrey S. Allen, and Chang K. Choi

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Surface plasmon resonance imaging: An inexpensive tool to study the water transport in thin film PFSA ionomers, Shahab Bayani Ahangar, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Kazuya Tajiri, Jeffrey S. Allen, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Development of automated angle-scanning, high-speed surface plasmon resonance imaging and SPRi visualization for the study of dropwise condensation, Shahab Bayani Ahangar, Vinaykumar Konduru, Jeffrey S. Allen, Nenad Miljkovic, Seong Hyuk Lee, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Investigation of wave trapping and attenuation phenomenon for a high symmetry interlocking micro-structure composite metamaterial, Hossain Ahmed, Mustahseen Mobashwer Indaleeb, Mohammadsadegh Saadatzi, Trisha Sain, Susanta Ghosh, and Sourav Banerjee

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The electrochemical society prediction of local water distributions and performance of PEMFC using pore network modeling, Shahriar Alam, Ezequiel F. Medici, Kazuya Tajiri, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Multiscale modeling of carbon fiber- graphene nanoplatelet-epoxy hybrid composites using a reactive force field, Hashim Al Mahmud, Matthew Radue, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Will Pisani, Gowtham S, and Gregory M. Odegard

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MD modeling of epoxy-base nanocomposites reinforced with functionalized graphene nanoplatelets, Hashim Al Mahmud, Matthew S. Radue, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Percolation behavior in catalytic porous material, Karrar Takleef Alofari, Ezequiel F. Medici, Kazuya Tajiri, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Docking control of an autonomous underwater vehicle using reinforcement learning, Enrico Anderlini, Gordon Parker, and Giles Thomas

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Experimental investigation into effects of high reactive fuel on combustion and emission characteristics of the Diesel - Natural gas Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition engine, Ehsan Ansari, Tyler Menucci, and Jeffrey D. Naber