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 2019

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Integrated mission planning and adaptable docking system for AUV persistence, Brian R. Page, Bingxi Li, John Naglak, Caleb Kase, Barzin Moridian, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Simulation-driven optimization of underwater docking station design, Brian R. Page and Nina Mahmoudian

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Autonomous docking for exploration of extraterrestrial lakes, Brian R. Page, John Naglak, Caleb Kase, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Autonomous docking for exploration of extraterrestrial lakes, Brian R. Page, John Naglak, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Littoral magnetic and Wwter column survey underwater glider, Brian R. Page, John Naglak, Matthew Sietsema, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Minimum time recovery of parallel converters under step change conditions, Shishir Patel and Wayne Weaver

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Prediction of residual stress build-up in polymer matrix composite during cure using a two-scale approach, Sagar Patil, Sagar Shah, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande, Khatereh Kashmari, Gregory M. Odegard, and Marianna Maiaru

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Multiscale modeling of PEEK using reactive molecular dynamics modeling and micromechanics, William A. Pisani, Matthew Radue, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Brett A. Bednarcyk, Evan J. Pineda, Kevin Waters, Ravindra Pandey, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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COMSOL model of an enclosed coaxial carbon Nanotube (CNT) speaker with perforate analysis, Suraj Madhav Prabhu and Andrew Barnard

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Multi-physics and CFD analysis of an enclosed coaxial carbon nanotube speaker for automotive exhaust noise cancellation, Suraj Madhav Prabhu, Andrew Barnard, and Steven A. Senczyszyn

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A novel correlation model for horizontal axis wind turbines operating at high-interference flow regimes, Anurag Rajan and Fernando L. Ponta

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Numerical study on combustion characteristics of six-stroke-cycle gasoline compression ignition engine with continuously variable valve duration valve technology, Oudumbar Rajput, Youngchul Ra, Kyoung-Pyo Ha, and You-Sang Son

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Computationally efficient reduced-order powertrain model of a multi-mode plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for connected and automated vehicles, Neeraj Rama and Darrell L. Robinette

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Route-optimized energy management of connected and automated multi-mode plug-in hybrid electric vehicle using dynamic programming, Neeraj Rama, Huanqing Wang, Joshua Orlando, Darrell L. Robinette, and Bo Chen

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Open Source Waste Plastic Granulator, Arvind Ravindran, Sean Scsavnicki, Walker Nelson, Peter Gorecki, Jacob Franz, Shane Oberloier, Theresa K. Meyer, Andrew Barnard, and Joshua M. Pearce

Optimal exergy-wise predictive control for a combined MicroCSP and HVAC system in a building, Chethan Reddy, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Optimal exergy-wise predictive control for a combined MicroCSP and HVAC system in a building, Chethan Reddy, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Control-oriented modeling of a vehicle drivetrain for shuffle and clunk mitigation, Prithvi Reddy, Kaushal Darokar, Darrell L. Robinette, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jason R. Blough, Maruthi Ravichandran, Mary Farmer, and Jeff Doering

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Mechanical properties and applications of recycled polycarbonate particle material extrusion-based additive manufacturing, Matthew J. Reich, Aubrey Woern, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Systematic CFD parameter approach to improve torque converter simulation, Edward De Jesus Rivera, Darrell L. Robinette, Jason R. Blough, Carl Anderson, and Steve Frait

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Torque and pressure CFD correlation of a torque converter, Edward De Jesus Rivera, Mark Woodland, Darrell L. Robinette, and Jason R. Blough

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Leveraging connectivity and automation to improve propulsion system energy sufficiency, Darrell L. Robinette, Bo Chen, Pradeep Bhat, Joseph Oncken, Joshua Orlando, and Neeraj Rama

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PHEV real world driving cycle energy and fuel and consumption reduction potential for connected and automated vehicles, Darrell L. Robinette, Eric Kostreva, Alexandra Krisztian, Anthony Lackey, Christopher Morgan, Joshua Orlando, and Neeraj Rama

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Control strategy and energy recovery potential for P2 parallel hybrid step gear automatic transmissions, Darrell L. Robinette and Joshua Orlando

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A thermo-mechanically coupled constitutive model for curing of polymers, Trisha Sain and Shawn Chester

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Improvement of stiffness and energy absorption by harnessing hierarchical interlocking in brittle polymer blocks, Trisha Sain, Muhammed R. Imam, Susanta Ghosh, and Julien Meaud

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Development of a hybrid Lagrangian–Eulerian model to describe spark-ignition processes at engine-like turbulent flow conditions, Riccardo Scarcelli, Anqi Zhang, Thomas Wallner, Sibendu Som, Jing Huang, Sameera Wijeyakulasuriya, Yijin Mao, Xiucheng Zhu, and Seong-Young Lee

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Examination of factors impacting unaccounted fuel post GDI fuel injector closing, Robert A. Schroeter, Mark Meinhart, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Effect of fuel type and tip deposits on end of injection spray characteristics of gasoline direct injection fuel injectors, Robert A. Schroeter, Mark Meinhart, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Design and fabrication of an HVAC test stand for active noise cancellation comparison, Steven A. Senczyszyn, Kevin Steven, Stephania Vaglica, and Andrew Barnard

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Novel multiscale approach for the virtual manufacturing of thermoset composites within ICME, Sagar Shah, Matthew S. Radue, Gregory M. Odegard, and Marianna Maiaru

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How to characterize interfacial load transfer in spiral carbon-based nanostructure-reinforced nanocomposites: is this a geometry-dependent process?, Ali Sharifian, Mostafa Baghani, Gregory M. Odegard, Jianyang Wu, Adri C T van Duin, and Majid Baniassadi

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Insight into geometry-controlled mechanical properties of spiral carbon-based nanostructures, Ali Sharifian, Mostafa Baghani, Jianyang Wu, Gregory M. Odegard, and Majid Baniassadi

Polydopamine and collagen coated micro-grated polydimethylsiloxane for human mesenchymal stem cell culture, Dhavan Sharma, Wenkai Jia, Fei Long, Shweta Pati, Qing-Hui Chen, Bruce P. Lee, Chang Kyoung Choi, Feng Zhao, and et. al.

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Quantitative measurements of nanoparticle layer thicknesses near the contact line region after droplet drying-out, Dong Hwan Shin, Dae Yun Kim, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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Development of a Kalman filter estimator for simulation and control of particulate matter distribution of a diesel catalyzed particulate filter, Boopathi Singalandapuram Mahadevan, John H. Johnson, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Wheel alignment effects on autonomous vehicle control vs human driver in simulation, Nathan Spike, Jeremy P. Bos, John Beard, and Darrell L. Robinette

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Open source completely 3-D printable centrifuge, Salil S. Sule, Aliaksei Petsiuk, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Translational and rotational motion of disk-shaped Marangoni surfers, Samrat Sur, Hassan Masoud, and Jonathan P. Rothstein

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Numerical investigation of fuel effects on soot emissions at heavy-duty engine conditions, Meng Tang, Yuanjiang Pei, Yu Zhang, Michael Traver, David Cleary, Zhaoyu Luo, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Effect of fuel chemical and physical properties on spray and ignition characteristics under heavy-duty diesel engine conditions, Meng Tang, Yuanjiang Pei, Yu Zhang, Michael Traver, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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

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Modeling-driven damage tolerant design of graphene nonplatelet/carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composite panels for full-scale aerospace structures, Julie Tomasi, William Pisani, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Aaron Krieg, John Jaszczak, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Gregory M. Odegard, and et. al.

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Toward predictive and computationally affordable Lagrangian–Eulerian modeling of spray–wall interaction, Roberto Torelli, Riccardo Scarcelli, Sibendu Som, Xiucheng Zhu, Seong-Young Lee, Jeffrey D. Naber, David Markt, and Mehdi Raessi

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Droop control in DQ coordinates for fixed frequency inverter-based AC microgrids, Mohamed Toub, Mehrzad Mohammadi Bijaieh, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, Mohamed Maaroufi, and Ghassane Aniba

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Model-based predictive control for optimal MicroCSP operation integrated with building HVAC systems, Mohamed Toub, Chethan Reddy, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Rush D. Robinett III, and Ghassane Aniba

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Model predictive control of micro-CSP integrated into a building HVAC system for load following demand response programs, Mohamed Toub, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Rush D. Robinett III, and Ghassane Aniba

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MPC-trained ANFIS for control of MicroCSP integrated into a building HVAC system, Mohamed Toub, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Rush D. Robinett III, and Ghassane Aniba

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Optimal load discharge of a capacitive energy storage device, Eddy H. Trinklein, Wayne Weaver, Gordon Parker, Matthew J. Heath, Rush D. Robinett III, and David G. Wilson

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Proposed new testing facility for cold and operational long duration testing of lunar and Mars ISRU and mobility, Paul van Susante and Russell G. Alger

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Receding horizon control for mode selection and powertrain control of a multi-mode hybrid electric vehicle, Huanqing Wang, Joseph Oncken, and Bo Chen

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Distributed control for large-scale plug-in electric vehicle charging with a consensus algorithm, Luting Wang and Bo Chen

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Control-oriented model-based burn duration and ignition timing prediction with recursive-least-square adaptation for closed-loop combustion phasing control of a spark ignition engine, Xin Wang, Amir Khameneian, Paul Dice, Bo Chen, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jeffrey D. Naber, Chad Archer, Qiuping Qu, Chris Glugla, and Garlan Huberts

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Model-based combustion duration and ignition timing prediction for combustion phasing control of a spark-ignition engine using in-cylinder pressure sensors, Xin Wang, Amir Khameneian, Paul Dice, Bo Chen, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jeffrey D. Naber, Chad Archer, Qiuping Qu, Chris Glugla, and Garlan Huberts

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Advance nanoengineered materials, Brian Wardle, Joseph H. Koo, Gregory M. Odegard, and Gary Seidel

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Energy storage baseline requirements for pulsed power loads, Wayne Weaver, Mehrzad Mohammadi Bijaieh, Rush D. Robinett III, and David G. Wilson

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Nonlinear WEC optimized geometric buoy design for efficient reactive power requirements, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett III, Giorgio Bacelli, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Wayne Weaver, and Ryan Coe

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Testing methods and signal processing strategies for automatic transmission transient multiplexed pressure data, Mark Woodland, Jason R. Blough, Darrell L. Robinette, Carl Anderson, Steve Fralt, and Susan Devendran

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Interface fracture of micro-architectured glass: Inverse identification of interface properties and a novel analytical model, Upenda Yadav, Mark Coldren, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga, Trisha Sain, and Susanta Ghosh

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Process for study of micro-pilot diesel-NG dual fuel combustion in a constant volume combustion vessel utilizing the premixed pre-burn procedure, Xuebin Yang, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes, Marco Turclos, Gordon McTaggart-Cowan, Jian Huang, Jeffrey D. Naber, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Henry Schmidt, and William Atkinson

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Investigation and optimization of cam actuation of an over-expanded atkinson cycle spark-ignited engine, Zhuyong Yang, Niranjan Miganakallu, Tyler Miller, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Tuning Li2O2 Formation Routes by Facet Engineering of MnO2 Cathode Catalysts, Wentao Yao, Yifei Yuan, Guaqiang Tan, Cong Liu, Meng Cheng, Vitality Yurkiv, Xuanxuan Bi, Fei Long, Craig Friedrich, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, and et al.

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Facet engineering of low-cost transitional metal oxides for tunable ORR/OER kinetics, Yifei Yuan, Wentao Yao, Guoqiang Tan, Cong Liu, Meng Cheng, Vitaliy Yurkiv, Xuanxuan Bi, Fei Long, Craig Friedrich, and et. al.

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RedWater: Approach for mining water from Mars’ ice deposits buried 10s of meters deep, K. Zacney, Z. Mank, M. Buchbinder, D. Sabahi, M. Hecht, N. E. Putzig, and Paul J. Van Susante

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Spark mechanism in high speed flow, Mary Zadeh, Henry Schmidt, William Atkinson, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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New approach to estimate total jet loads with different Knudsen numbers, Ruihua Zhang, Shiying Cai, Chunpei Cai, and Jun Li

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Characterization of Impingement Dynamics of Single Droplet Impacting on a Flat Surface, Le Zhao, Nitisha Ahuja, Xiucheng Zhu, Zhihao Zhao, and Seong Young Lee

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Assessment of impinged flame structure in high-pressure direct diesel injection, Zhihao Zhao, Xiucheng Zhu, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Impinged diesel spray combustion evaluation for indirect air-fuel mixing processes and Its comparison with non-vaporing impinging spray under diesel engine conditions, Zhihao Zhao, Xiucheng Zhu, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Spray-wall dynamics of high-pressure impinging combustion, Zhihao Zhao, Xiucheng Zhu, Le Zhao, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Biocompatible carbon nanotube-based hybrid microfiber for implantable electrochemical actuator and flexible electronic applications, Ting Zheng, Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, Jungmok Seo, Byung-Hyun Cha, Beatrice Miccoli, Yi-Chen Li, Kijun Park, Sunghyun Park, Seon-Jin Choi, Rasoul Bayaniahangar, and et al.

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Investigation of the effects of heat transfer and thermophysical properties on dynamics of droplet-wall interaction, Xiucheng Zhu, Nitisha Ahuja, Jiachen Zhai, and Seong Young Lee

Works from 2018

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The development of multiscale models for predicting the mechanical response of GNP reinforced composite plate, O. Aluko, Gowtham S, and Gregory M. Odegard

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The effect of chirality and strain rate on mechanical properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) and CNT/epoxy composite, O. Aluko, Gowtham S, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Control of a ROV carrying an object, Enrico Anderlini, Gordon Parker, and Giles Thomas

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Optimization of performance and operational cost for a dual mode diesel-natural gas RCCI and diesel combustion engine, Ehsan Ansari, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Determining solid-fluid interface temperature distribution during phase change of cryogenic propellants using transient thermal modeling, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, J. C. Hermanson, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Jeffrey S. Allen

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Introduction to the special issue on applications of Mechatronic and Embedded Systems (MESA) in ITS, Massimo Bertozzi, Bo Chen, and Primo Zingaretti

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Effects of DQ droop settings on energy storage systems of inverter-based microgrids, Mehrzad Mohammadi Bijaieh, Wayne Weaver, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Multidimensional optimal droop control for DC microgrids in military applications, Kaitlyn J. Bunker, Michael D. Cook, Wayne Weaver, and Gordon Parker

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Jet loads on a plate with different Knudsen numbers, S. Cai, Chunpei Cai, and J. Li

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Economical and balanced production in smart Petroleum Cyber–Physical System, Xiaodao Chen, Junqing Fan, Qing He, Yuewei Wang, Dongbo Liu, and Shiyan Hu

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Thermal conductivity of graphene nanoplatelet/cycloaliphatic epoxy composites: Multiscale modeling, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Heat transfer photogallery, Chang Kyoung Choi and Nenad Miljkovic

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Selective growth of two-dimensional heterostructures of gallium selenide on monolayer graphene and the thickness dependent p- and n-type nature, Su Kong Chong, Fei Long, Gaoxue Wang, Shiva Bhandari, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Ravindra Pandey, Yoke Khin Yap, and et. al.

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Effects of identical parts on a common build plate on the modal analysis of SLM created metal, Tristan Cullom, Troy Hartwig, Ben Brown, Kevin Johnson, Jason R. Blough, Andrew Barnard, and et. al.

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Experimental and numerical study of Al-Nb2Al composites via associated procedure of powder metallurgy and thixoforming, H. M. Enginsoy, F. Gatamorta, E. Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Design of magnetic aluminium (AA356) composites (AMCs) reinforced with nano Fe3O4, and recycled nickel: Copper particles, L-M. P. Ferreira, E. Bayraktar, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and M-H. Robert

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Reinforcement effect of nano Fe3O4 and Nb2AI on the mechanical and physical properties of Cu-AI based composites, L-M. P. Ferreira, Ibrahim Miskioglu, E. Bayraktar, and D. Katundi

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ECG compression for low-power sensor nodes using sparse frequency spectrum features, Hui Huang, Shiyan Hu, and Ye Sun

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Energy-efficient ECG compression in wearable body sensor network by leveraging empirical mode decomposition, Hui Huang, Shiyan Hu, and Ye Sun

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Effects of cohesive interfaces and polymer viscoelasticity on improving mechanical properties in an architectured composite, Muhammed R. Imam and Trisha Sain

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Computational Design of Architectured Materials with Hierarchical Interlocking for Improved Multifunctional Properties, Muhammed Imam, Trisha Sain, and Julien Meaud

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Devulcanized rubber based composite design reinforced with nano silica, graphene nano platelets (GnPs) and epoxy for "aircraft wing spar" to withstand bending moment, A. B. Inez, E. Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Dampening and toughening effect of the reinforcements on the epoxy modified recycled + devulcanized rubber based composites, Alaeddin Burak Irez, E. Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Reinforcement of recycled rubber based composite with nano-silica and graphene hybrid fillers, Alaeddin Burak Irez, E. Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Toughening mechanism in epoxy resin modified recycled rubber based composites reinforced with gamma-alumina, graphene and CNT, Alaeddin Burak Irez, E. Bayraktar, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Design of cost effective epoxy + scrap rubber based composites reinforced with titanium dioxide and alumina fibers, Alaeddin Burak Irez, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and E. Bayraktar

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Toughening mechanisms on recycled rubber modified epoxy based composites reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets, Alaeddin Burak Irez, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and E. Bayraktar

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A Combustion Model for Multi-Component Fuels Based on Reactivity Concept and Single-Surrogate Chemistry Representation, Arash Jamali, Youngchul Ra, Wonah Park, and Gyubaek Cho