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

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Works from 2023

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A high-performance lung-inspired ceramic 3D-printed heat exchanger for high-temperature energy-efficient systems, Behzad Ahmadi, Joseph Cesarano, Kashif Nawaz, Nikolas Ninos, and Sajjad Bigham

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Automated modal identification by quantification of high-spatial-resolution response measurements, Charles Dorn and Yongchao Yang

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Uncertainty quantification in super-resolution guided wave array imaging using a variational Bayesian deep learning approach, Homin Song and Yongchao Yang

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Deep convolutional generative adversarial network with semi-supervised learning enabled physics elucidation for extended gear fault diagnosis under data limitations, Kai Zhou, Edward Diehl, and Jiong Tang

Works from 2022

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DEWATERING OF THIN LIQUID-DESICCANT FILMS CONSTRAINED BY A VAPOR VENTING MEMBRANE: ROLE OF SOLUTION AND AIR TRANSPORT CONDITIONS, Behzad Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadi, and Sajjad Bigham

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Performance Evaluation of hi-k Lung-inspired 3D-printed Polymer Heat Exchangers, Behzad Ahmadi and Sajjad Bigham

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CERAMIC 3D-PRINTED HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE HEAT RECOVERY, Behzad Ahmadi, Joseph Cesarano, Kashif Nawaz, Nikolas Ninos, and Sajjad Bigham

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Wickability-optimized textured liquid-desiccant air dehumidifiers for independent moisture management in energy-efficient buildings, Masoud Ahmadi, Behnam Ahmadi, and Sajjad Bigham

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EFFECT OF SURFACE TEXTURE ON PERFORMANCE OF LIQUID-DESICCANT-BASED AIR DEHUMIDIFIERS, Masoud Ahmadi, Behzad Ahmadi, Sunil Pinnu, and Sajjad Bigham

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Investigation of Using Log-Spectrum Averaging (Cepstral Averaging) for Blind Reconstruction of an Unknown Impact Input Force, Saed Alajlouni, Vijaya Venkata Narasimha Sriram Malladi, and Murat Ambarkutuk

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A study on steady-state traveling waves in one-dimensional non-dispersive finite media, Isil Anakok, Sheyda Davaria, Pablo A. Tarazaga, and Vijaya Venkata Narasimha Sriram Malladi

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Assessment Framework for Electric Power Systems Under Hypothetical Wind Storm Trajectories, Diego A. Aponte-Roa, Chee Wooi Ten, and Wayne Weaver

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Hitch Angle Estimation for Trailer Backup System – An Object Detection and Tracking Approach, Mojtaba Bahramgiri, Saeid Nooshabadi, Kunle Olutomilayo, and Daniel Fuhrmann

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Surge detection for smart grid power distribution using a regression-based signal processing model, S. Baskar, Sunita Dhote, Tejas Dhote, D. Akila, and S. Arunprathap

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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZATION OF ORDERED POROUS VOLUMETRIC SOLAR RECEIVERS, Rasoul Bayaniahangar and Sajjad Bigham

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Toward extreme high-temperature supercritical CO2 power cycles: Leakage characterization of ceramic 3D-printed heat exchangers, Rasoul Bayaniahangar, Ikechukwu Okoh, Kashif Nawaz, Joseph Cesarano, and Sajjad Bigham

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Data from cryo-neutron phase change experiments with LH2 and LCH4, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Juscelino B. Leao, Julia Scherschligt, James C. Hermanson, Chang K. Choi, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Results from neutron imaging phase change experiments with LH2 and LCH4, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Juscelino B. Leão, Julia Scherschligt, James C. Hermanson, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Experimental Studies of Low-Load Limit in a Stoichiometric Micro-Pilot Diesel Natural Gas Engine, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Gordon McTaggart-Cowan, Sandeep Munshi, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey Naber

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Multi-Variable Sensitivity Analysis and Ranking of Control Factors Impact in a Stoichiometric Micro-Pilot Natural Gas Engine at Medium Loads, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Xuebin Yang, Gordon McTaggart-Cowan, Brian Eggart, Sandeep Munshi, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey Naber

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Development of a medium-duty stoichiometric diesel micro-pilot natural gas engine, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Xuebin Yang, Gordon McTaggart-Cowan, Sandeep Munshi, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey Naber

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AIR GAP MEMBRANE DISTILLATION SYSTEMS WITH A TUNED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, Shiying Cai and Sajjad Bigham

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Collisionless jet expanding into vacuum from a circular aperture, Shiying Cai, Chunpei Cai, Edward Lin, David L. Cooke, and Jun Li

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Intelligent Control to Reduce Vehicle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bo Chen

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Water and Climate Impacts on ERCOT Long-Term Systems Assessment, Stuart Cohen, Ariel Miara, Vincent Tidwell, Sean Turner, Nathalie Voisin, and Ana Dyreson

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Free-Decay Heave Motion of a Spherical Buoy, Jacob K. Colling, Saeed Jafari Kang, Esmaeil Dehdashti, Salman Husain, Hassan Masoud, and Gordon Parker

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Miniature Underwater Robot – An Experimental Case Study, Sheyda Davaria, Manu Krishnan, Vijaya Venkata Narasimha Sriram Malladi, and Pablo A. Tarazaga

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Electropolymerized Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Synthesis Guided by an Integrated Data-Driven Framework for Cortisol Detection, Grace Dykstra, Benjamin Reynolds, Riley Smith, Kai Zhou, and Yixin Liu

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The Role of Regional Connections in Planning for Future Power System Operations Under Climate Extremes, Ana Dyreson, N. Devineni, S. W.D. Turner, T. De Silva M, A. Miara, N. Voisin, S. Cohen, and J. Macknick

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IVisit-Collaborate: Online Multiuser Virtual Site Visits Using 360-Degree Panoramas and Virtual Humans, R. Eiris and M. Gheisari

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Recycled Niobium-Aluminium (Nb2Al) Intermetallics Based Composite Design: An Experimental and Numerical Approach for Toughening Mechanism, H. M. Enginsoy, E. Bayraktar, F. Gatamorta, D. Katundi, and I. Miskioglu

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Static and Dynamic Behaviour of Recycled AA7075 Based Composites Reinforced with ZrO2-γ-Al203 Fibre and SiC, H. M. Enginsoy, I. Miskioglu, E. Bayraktar, and D. Katundi

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Evaluation of the Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Mixed Plastic Waste-Based Composites, Lucky I. Ewurum, Daniel Jokic, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Armando G. McDonald

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Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Interfacial Interactions between Flattened Carbon Nanotubes and Amorphous Carbon: Implications for Ultra-Lightweight Composites, Prashik Gaikwad, Margaret Kowalik, Benjamin D. Jensen, Adri van Duin, and Gregory Odegard

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Recycled “Al431 + A1050” Based Composites Reinforced with “TiC” Ceramic Powders for Aeronautical Applications, F. Gatamorta, H. M. Enginsoy, E. Bayraktar, and I. Miskioglu

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Band Gap Estimation of D-LEGO Meta-structures Using FRF-Based Substructuring and Bloch Wave Theory, Hrishikesh S. Gosavi, Phanisri P. Pratapa, and Vijaya V.N.Sriram Malladi

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Testing and Development of the Tethered-Permanently Shadowed Region EXplorer: A Rover Designed to Lay Superconducting Tether into Lunar Permanently Shaded Regions, Marcello C. Guadagno, Travis Wavrunek, Paul van Susante, Austen Goddu, Elijah Cobb, Hunter McGillivray, Collin Miller, Erik Vanhorn, and Ted Gronda

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Important powertrain dynamics for developing models for control of connected and automated electrified vehicles, Sadra Hemmati, Rajeshwar Yadav, Kaushik Surresh, Darrell Robinette, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Storage Minimization of Marine Energy Grids Using Polyphase Power, Salman Husain, Gordon Parker, and Wayne W. Weaver

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Input Shaping Control of DC-DC Converters with Nonlinear Coupled Magnetics, Chaitanya Inamdar and Wayne Weaver

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Liquid-Metal Flows Show Surprising Heat Transport Behavior, Kartik P. Iyer

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Cohort Speed Control Optimization via Neuroevolution, Frederic Jacquelin, Jungyun Bae, Bo Chen, Darrell Robinette, Pruthwiraj Santhosh, Joshua Orlando, and Daniel Knopp

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Computer vision-based real-time cable tension estimation algorithm using complexity pursuit from video and its application in Fred-Hartman cable-stayed bridge, Debasish Jana, Satish Nagarajaiah, and Yongchao Yang

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INTERNAL LENGTH GRADIENT APPROACH TO PYRAMIDAL/SPHERICAL NANOINDENTATION EXPERIMENTS, A. K. Kampouris, A. A. Konstantinidis, R. Yang, Y. Bai, and Elias C. Aifantis

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A new method for interpreting Vickers indentation measurements, Asterios K. Kampouris, Kimon Ioannis Lappas, Avraam A. Konstantinidis, and Elias C. Aifantis

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A Dynamic Method to Analyze Cold-Start First Cycles Engine-Out Emissions at Elevated Cranking Speed Conditions of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Including a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine, Amir Khameneian, Behrouz Khoshbakht Irdmousa, Paul Dice, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jeffrey Naber, Peter Moilanen, Chad Archer, Chris Glugla, and Garlan Huberts

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A real-time control-oriented discrete nonlinear model development for in-cylinder air charge, residual gas and temperature prediction of a Gasoline Direct Injection engine using cylinder, intake and exhaust pressures, Amir Khameneian, Xin Wang, Paul Dice, Jeffrey D. Naber, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Chad Archer, Peter Moilanen, Chris Glugla, and Garlan Huberts

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GRADIENTS AND INTERNAL LENGTHS IN SMALL SCALE PROBLEMS OF MECHANICS, A. Konstantinidis and Elias C. Aifantis

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Leveraging a data-driven approach to simulate and experimentally validate a MIMO multiphysics vibroacoustic system, Manu Krishnan, Vijaya V. N. Sriram Malladi, and Pablo A. Tarazaga

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Local heating effect on thermal Marangoni flow and heat transfer characteristics of an evaporating droplet, Hyung Ju Lee, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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A hierarchical deep learning framework for combined rolling bearing fault localization and identification with data fusion, Mingxuan Liang and Kai Zhou

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Deep reliability learning with latent adaptation for design optimization under uncertainty, Mingyang Li and Zequn Wang

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LSTM-augmented deep networks for time-variant reliability assessment of dynamic systems, Mingyang Li and Zequn Wang

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Data-Driven Nonlinear Modal Analysis: A Deep Learning Approach, Shanwu Li and Yongchao Yang

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Coupled continuum and network model framework to study catalyst layers of polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Jiangjin Liu, Ezequiel F. Medici, Andrew T. Haug, David A. Cullen, Kazuya Tajiri, Jeffrey S. Allen, and Iryna V. Zenyuk

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Experimental and Modeling Study of NO and NO2 Storage and Release Characteristics of a Diesel-Cold Start Catalyst, Boopathi S. Mahadevan, Conor Berndt, John Johnson, and Jeffrey Naber

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Estimating experimental dispersion curves from steady-state frequency response measurements, Vijaya V.N.Sriram Malladi, Mohammad I. Albakri, Manu Krishnan, Serkan Gugercin, and Pablo A. Tarazaga

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Diffusive mass transfer from a Janus sphere, Hassan Masoud and Jonathan P. Rothstein

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A novel sequential method to train physics informed neural networks for Allen Cahn and Cahn Hilliard equations, Revanth Mattey and Susanta Ghosh

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Reducing ego vehicle energy-use by LiDAR-based lane-level Positioning, Ian Q. Mattson, Dhruv Dahiya, Akhil Kurup, Aman Poovalappil, Shreyas S. Reddy, Jeremy Bos, and Darrell Robinette

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Vibration Control in Meta-Structures Using Reinforcement Learning, D. Mehta and Vijaya Venkata Narasimha Sriram Malladi

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RedWater: Water Mining System for Mars, Boleslaw Mellerowicz, Kris Zacny, Joseph Palmowski, Benjamin Bradley, Leo Stolov, Brian Vogel, Lillian Ware, Bernice Yen, Dara Sabahi, Albert Ridilla, Huey Nguyen, David Faris, Paul van Susante, George Johnson, Nathaniel E. Putzig, and Michael Hecht

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Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbine Rotors under Rapid Actuation of Flap-Based Flow Control Devices, Muraleekrishnan Menon and Fernando L. Ponta

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Accurate predictions of thermoset resin glass transition temperatures from all-atom molecular dynamics simulation, Gregory Odegard, Sagar Patil, Prashik Gaikwad, Prathamesh Deshpande, Aaron Krieg, Sagar P. Shah, Aspen Reyes, Tarik Dickens, Julia A. King, and Marianna Maiaru

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SORPTION THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS WITH EMBEDDED MEMBRANES FOR IMPROVED POWER DENSITY, Ikechukwu Okoh and Sajjad Bigham

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A Note on Gradient/Fractional One-Dimensional Elasticity and Viscoelasticity, Kostas Parisis, Vlasis Dimosthenis, Leonidas Kouris, Avraam Konstantinidis, and Elias C. Aifantis

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An Algorithm for Task Allocation and Planning for a Heterogeneous Multi-Robot System to Minimize the Last Task Completion Time, Abhishek Patil, Jungyun Bae, and Myoungkuk Park

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Influence of stoichiometry on thermo-mechanical properties of DGEBF/DETDA epoxy, Sagar Patil, Michael Olaya, Prathamesh Deshpande, Marianna Maiaru, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Model predictive control of a dual fuel engine integrated with waste heat recovery used for electric power in buildings, Chethan Reddy, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Jeffrey Naber, Rush D. Robinett III, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Real-Time Estimation of Backlash Size in Automotive Drivetrains, Prithvi Reddy, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Maruthi Ravichandran, and Jeff Doering

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Multisector Dynamics: Advancing the Science of Complex Adaptive Human-Earth Systems, Patrick M. Reed, Antonia Hadjimichael, Richard H. Moss, Christa Brelsford, Casey D. Burleyson, Stuart Cohen, Ana Dyreson, David F. Gold, Rohini S. Gupta, Klaus Keller, Megan Konar, and Erwan Monier

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MultiSector Dynamics: Scientific Challenges and a Research Vision for 2030, A Community of Practice Supported by the United States Department of Energy's Office of Science, Patrick M. Reed, Antonia Hadjimichael, Richard H. Moss, Erwan Monier, Sequoia Alba, Christa Brelsford, Ana Dyreson, and et. al.

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Investigation on the knock characteristics in a gasoline direct-injection engine port-injected with water-methanol blends, Rafał Rogóż, Łukasz Jan Kapusta, Niranjan Miganakallu Narasimhamurthy, Zhuyong Yang, and Jeffrey Naber

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A Study on Data-Driven Identification and Representation of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with a Physics-Integrated Deep Learning Approach: Koopman Operators and Nonlinear Normal Modes, Abdolvahhab Rostamijavanani, Shanwu Li, and Yongchao Yang

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Mechanobiology in the Comorbidities of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Shaina P. Royer and Sangyoon J. Han

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ROLE OF THERMOPHORESIS ON BINARY PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS FOR THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE, Udit Sharma and Jeffrey S. Allen

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3D structural vibration identification from dynamic point clouds, Moisés Felipe Silva, Andre Green, John Morales, Peter Meyerhofer, Yongchao Yang, Eloi Figueiredo, João C.W.A. Costa, and David Mascareñas

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Accelerated noncontact guided wave array imaging via sparse array data reconstruction, Homin Song and Yongchao Yang

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Optimizing Maneuver Length for Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance Maneuver with Considerations for Controllability and Passenger Comfort on Low Friction Surfaces, Nate Spike, Derek Chopp, Akhil Kurup, Jeremy Bos, and Darrell Robinette

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Asymmetry of velocity increments in turbulence, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, Kartik P. Iyer, and Ashvin Vinodh

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Pyrolysis oil blended n-butanol as a fuel for power generation by an internal combustion engine, Magdalena Szwaja, Mariusz Chwist, Arkadiusz Szymanek, and Stanisław Szwaja

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Building-to-grid optimal control of integrated MicroCSP and building HVAC system for optimal demand response services, Mohamed Toub, Rush D. Robinett III, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Non-Reacting Spray Characteristics of Gasoline and Diesel With a Heavy-Duty Single-Hole Injector, Tom Tzanetakis, Jaclyn Johnson, Henry Schmidt, William Atkinson, and Jeffrey Naber

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Rate Shape Design for Gasoline-Like Fuels at High Injection Pressures Using One-Dimensional Hydraulic Models, Tommy Tzanetakis, Atharva Desai, Alexander K. Voice, and Jeffrey Naber

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Numerical study of lubricant oil drop induced pre-ignition in engines, Ankith Ullal and Youngchul Ra

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Hadronization via gravitational confinement of fast neutrinos: Mechanics at fm distances, Constantinos G. Vayenas, Dionysios Tsousis, Dimitrios Grigoriou, Kostas Parisis, and Elias C. Aifantis

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Wave Energy Converter Optimization with Multi-Resonance Controller of the Electrical Power Take-off, Madelyn G. Veurink, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, David G. Wilson, and Ronald C. Matthews

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Generation of selective single-mode guided waves by d36type piezoelectric wafer, Wentao Wang and Yongchao Yang

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Wave Energy Converter Buoy with Variable Geometry that Improves Energy and Power Capture for Changing Sea States, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett III, Wayne Weaver, and Steve F. Glover

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A Cloud-Based Simulation and Testing Framework for Large-Scale EV Charging Energy Management and Charging Control, Zhouquan Wu, Naga Nithin Manne, Jason Harper, Bo Chen, and Daniel Dobrzynski

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Integrating Deep Learning and Hydrodynamic Modeling to Improve the Great Lakes Forecast, Pengfei Xue, Aditya Wagh, Gangfeng Ma, Yilin Wang, Yongchao Yang, Tao Liu, and Chenfu Huang

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Thermal Degradation and Organic Chlorine Removal from Mixed Plastic Wastes, Zhuo Xu, Victor Ierulli, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Armando G. McDonald

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An atomistic-based finite deformation continuum membrane model for monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Upenda Yadav and Susanta Ghosh

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Deformation Manifold Learning Model for Deformation of Multi-Walled Carbon Nano-Tubes: Exploring the Latent Space, Upenda Yadav, Shashank Pathrudkar, and Susanta Ghosh

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An Experimental and Computational Study of a Single Diesel Droplet Impinging on an Inclined Dry Surface, Jiachen Zhai and Seong Young Lee

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Structural damage identification using inverse analysis through optimization with sparsity, Yang Zhang, K. Zhou, and J. Tang

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Hierarchical multi-response Gaussian processes for uncertainty analysis with multi-scale composite manufacturing simulation, Kai Zhou, Ryan Enos, Dong Xu, Dianyun Zhang, and Jiong Tang

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Probabilistic Multi-Objective Inverse Analysis for Damage Identification Using Piezoelectric Impedance Measurement Under Uncertainties, Kai Zhou, Yang Zhang, Qi Shuai, and Jiong Tang

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Probabilistic Multi-Objective Inverse Analysis for Damage Identification Using Piezoelectric Impedance Measurement Under Uncertainties, Kai Zhou, Yang Zhang, Qi Shuai, and Jiong Tang

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Assessment of Electrical Power Generation of Wave Energy Converters with Wave-to-wire Modeling, Xiang Zhou, Shangyan Zou, Wayne Weaver, and Ossama Abdelkhalik