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 2018

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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

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Quantitative measurements of nanoscale thin frost layers using surface plasmon resonance imaging, Chan Ho Jeong, Dong Hwan Shin, Vinaykumar Konduru, Jeffrey S. Allen, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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Frequency response inspection of additively manufactured parts for defect identification, Kevin Johnson, Jason R. Blough, Andrew Barnard, Troy Hartwig, Ben Brown, David Soine, and et. al.

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Novel approach to integration of turbocompounding, electrification and supercharging through use of planetary gear system, Satyum Joshi, Mufaddel Dahodwala, Erik Koehler, Michael Franke, Dean Tomazic, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Controls development and vehicle drive cycle analysis of Integrated Turbocompounding, Electrification and Supercharging system (ITES), Satyum Joshu, Erik Koehler, Mufaddel Dahodwala, Michael Franke, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Alternative composite design from recycled aluminum chips for mechanical pin-joint (knuckle) applications, D. Katundi, Alaeddin Burak Irez, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Tactile pressure sensors to measure ground pressure from tractor tire loads, A. E. Kenarsari, Stanley Vitton, and John Beard

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Effects of variable thickness circular plates on frequency response functions and shock response spectrum, William Larsen, Jason R. Blough, James Declerck, Charles Van Karsen, David Soine, and Richard J. Jones

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Initial modal results and operating data acquisition of shock/vibration fixture, William Larsen, Jason R. Blough, James Declerck, Charles Van Karsen, David Soine, and Richard J. Jones

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Inverse force estimation for resonant shock plate application, William Larsen, Jason R. Blough, James Declerck, Charles Van Karsen, David Soine, and Richard J. Jones

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Droplet impingement and evaporation on a solid surface, Seong-Young Lee and Le Zhao

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Multi-robot mission planning with static energy replenishment, Bingxi Li, Barzin Moridian, Anurag Kamal, Sharvil Patankar, and Nina Mahmoudian

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A wearable system for situational awareness estimation in underground mines, Xian Li, Ye Sun, Zhen Liu, and Matthew Portfleet

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Time-optimal input-shaping control of a saturating inductor DC-DC converter, John T. Lukowski, Wayne Weaver, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Using a DNS framework to test a splashed mass sub-model for lagrangian spray simulations, David P. Markt, Roberto Torelli, Ashish Pathak, Mehdi Raessi, Sibendu Som, Riccardo Scarcelli, Seong-Young Lee, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Hamiltonian methods of modeling and control of AC microgrids with spinning machines and inverters, Ronald C. Matthews, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, and David G. Wilson

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Observation of a mixed regime for an impinging droplet on a sessile droplet, Joo Hyun Moon, Chang Kyoung Choi, Jeffrey S. Allen, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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The role of electron irradiation history in liquid cell transmission electron microscopy., Trevor H Moser, Hardeep Mehta, Chiwoo Park, Ryan T Kelly, Tolou Shokuhfar, and James E Evans

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Special issue on carbon nanotube composites, Gregory M. Odegard, Richard Liang, and Kristopher E. Wise

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Multi-modal and short-range transmission loss in thin, ice-covered, near-shore Arctic waters, Miles B. Penhale, Andrew Barnard, and Robert Shuchman

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Multiscale modeling of carbon fiber/carbon nanotube/epoxy hybrid composites: Comparison of epoxy matrices, Matthew Radue and Gregory M. Odegard

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An experimental investigation into the effect of NO2 and temperature on the passive oxidation and active regeneration of particulate matter in a diesel particulate filter, Krishnan Raghavan, John Johnson, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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A thermo–chemo–mechanically coupled constitutive model for curing of glassy polymers, Trisha Sain, Kaspar Loeffel, and Shawn Chester

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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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DC microgrid stabilization through fuzzy control of interleaved heterogeneous storage elements, R. D. Smith, John T. Lukowski, and Wayne Weaver

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Influence of exhaust residuals on combustion phases, exhaust toxic emission and fuel consumption from a natural gas fueled spark-ignition engine, Stanislaw Szwaja, Ehsan Ansari, Sandesh Rao, Magdalena Szwaja, Karol Grab-Rogalinski, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Michal Pyrc

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Experimental study of oxygen transport mechanisms in PEMFC interdigitated flow field, Kazuya Tajiri, Jash Karani, and Udit N. Shrivastava

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Development of a transient spray cone angle correlation for CFD simulations at diesel engine conditions, Meng Tang, Yuanjiang Pei, Yu Zhang, Tom Tzanetakis, Michael Traver, David Cleary, Shaoping Quan, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Accelerated hygrothermal aging of Talc/Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Aaron Krieg, Nicholas J. Jensen, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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A DQ droop control strategy for fixed frequency VSI-based AC microgrids, Mohamed Toub, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, Mohamed Maaroufi, and Ghassane Aniba

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Gypsum and other evaporites as a potential source for water extraction on Mars: Experimental update, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey S. Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Ezequiel F. Medici, and Kris Zacny

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Novel approach for tension testing micro tubes, Scott W. Wagner, William J. Emblom, Kevin Johnson, Kahaan P. Shah, Navrose Handa, and Nihal Kapare

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Reinforcement learning-based multi-AUV adaptive trajectory planning for under-ice field estimation, Chaofeng Wang, Li Wei, Zhaohui Wang, Min Song, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Investigation of flow conditions and tumble near the spark plug in a DI optical engine at ignition, Yanyu Wang, Jiongxun Zhang, Zhuyong Yang, Xin Wang, Paul Dice, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jeffrey D. Naber, Michael Czekala, Qiuping Qu, and Garlan Huberts

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Modeling skeletal muscle stress and intramuscular pressure: A whole muscle active-passive approach, Benjamin B Wheatley, Gregory M. Odegard, Kenton R Kaufman, and Tammy L Haut Donahue

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Nonlinear characterization of a machine tool energy absorber, Steven Whitican, Charles Van Karsen, and Jason R. Blough

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Towards the development of a model for nonlinear elements in machine tools, Steven Whitican, Charles Van Karsen, and Jason R. Blough

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WEC array electro-mechanical drivetrain networked microgrid control design and energy storage system analysis, David Wilson, Wayne Weaver, Giorgio Bacelli, and Christopher J. Robinette

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Properties of torrefied U.S. waste blends, Zhou Xu, Stas Zinchik, Shreyas Kolapkar, Ezra Bar Ziv, Ted Hansen, Dennis Conn, and Armando G. McDonald

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Mitigation of flow maldistribution in parallel microchannel heat sink, Vikas Yadav, Ritunesh Kumar, and Amitabh Narain

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Investigation of combustion knock distribution in a boosted methane-gasoline blended fueled SI engine, Zhuyong Yang, Sandesh Rao, Yanyu Wang, Jaldeep Harsulkar, Ehsan Ansari, Niranjan Miganakallu, Paul Dice, Jeffrey D. Naber, Yashodeep Lonari, and Stanislaw Szwaja

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Manufacturing of copper based composites reinforced with ceramics and hard intermetallics for applications of electric repair parts, G. Zambelis, E. Bayraktar, D. Katundi, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Splashing Criterion and Topological Features of a Single Droplet Impinging on the Flat Plate, Le Zhao, Nitisha Ahuja, Xiucheng Zhu, Zhihao Zhao, and Seong Young Lee

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Evaluation of diesel spray-wall interaction and morphology around impingement location, Le Zhao, Roberto Torelli, Xiucheng Zhu, Jeffrey D. Naber, Seong-Young Lee, Sibendu Som, Riccardo Scarelli, and Mehdi Raessi

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High pressure impinging spray film formation characteristics, Le Zhao, Zhihao Zhao, Xiucheng Zhu, Nitisha Ahuja, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Control of wave energy converters with discrete displacement hydraulic power take-off units, Shangyan Zou and Ossama Abdelkhalik

Works from 2017

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Experimental study of flame stretch under engine-like conditions, Behdad Afkhami, Yanyu Wang, Scott Miers, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Real-Time Closed-Loop Control of a Light-Duty RCCI Engine during Transient Operations, Jayant Kumar Arora and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Multi-Physics Simulation of Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Nanotube Speakers, Mahsa Asgarisabet and Andrew Barnard

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Starting from scratch: Incorporating communication instruction in a revised Mechanical Engineering curriculum, Nancy Barr

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Continued Drive Signal Development for the Carbon Nanotube Thermoacoustic Loudspeaker Using Techniques Derived from the Hearing Aid Industry, Troy Bouman, Andrew Barnard, and Joshua Alexander

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A new gaskinetic model to analyze background flow effects on weak gaseous jet flows from electric propulsion devices, Chunpei Cai

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An improved electron pre-sheath model for TSS-1R current enhancement computations, Chunpei Cai

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Rarefication effects on jet impingement loads, Shiying Cai, Chunpei Cai, Kai Zhang, and Jun Li

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Real-time modeling to enable hardware-in-the-loop simulation of plug-in electric vehicle-grid interaction, Chong Cao, Luting Wang, Bo Chen, Jason Harper, Theodore Bohn, Daniel Dobrzynski, and Keith Hardy

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The influence of BMSs on the characterization and modeling of series and parallel Li-ion packs, Sandra Castano-Solis, Daniel Serrano-Jimenez, Lucia Gauchia, and Javier Sanz

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Connected vehicles and powertrain optimization, Bo Chen, Darrell L. Robinette, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Kuilin Zhang, Jeffrey D. Naber, Jeremy Worm, Christopber Pinnow, and Christopher Morgan

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The model integration and hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation design for the analysis of a power-split hybrid electric vehicle with electrochemical battery model, Ming Cheng and Bo Chen

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Decentralized Mode-Adaptive Guidance and Control for DC Microgrid, Michael D. Cook, Gordon Parker, Rush D. Robinett III, and Wayne Weaver

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Torsional Vibration Analysis of Six Speed MT Transmission and Driveline from Road to Lab, Jon Furlich, Jason Blough, and Darrell Robinette

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A novel technique to obtain analytical direct correlation functions for use in classical density functional theory, Susanta Ghosh

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Heat and mass transfer: Forced convection: External flows, Anoop K. Gupta, Raj P. Chhabra, and N. V. Suryanarayana

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Heat and mass transfer: Forced convection: Internal flows, Anoop K. Gupta, Raj P. Chhabra, and N. V. Suryanarayana

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A novel high symmetry interlocking micro-architecture design for polymer composites with improved mechanical properties, Sandip Haldar, Trisha Sain, and Susanta Ghosh

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Optimal Power Management of Vehicle Sourced Military Outposts, Robert Jane, Gordon G. Parker, Wayne Weaver, Ronald Matthews, Denise Rizzo, and Michael Cook

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A fiber Bragg grating sensor for radial artery pulse waveform measurement, Dagong Jia, Jing Chao, Shuai Li, Hongxia Zhang, Yingzhan Yan, Ye Sun, and et. al.

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Sequential Kriging optimization for time-variant reliability-based design involving stochastic processes, Mingyang Li and Zequn Wang

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DriTri: An in-vehicle wireless sensor network platform for daily health monitoring, Xian Li, Hui Huang, and Ye Sun

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WearETE: A scalable wearable e-textile triboelectric energy harvesting system for human motion scavenging, Xian Li and Ye Sun

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Experimental investigation of water injection technique in gasoline direct injection engine, Niranjan Miganakallu, Jeffrey D. Naber, Sandesh Rao, William Atkinson, and Sam Barros

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Cyber-physical risk management for PV photovoltaic plants, Alexander Miranda and Steven Goldsmith

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Development of a Reduced Chemical Mechanism for Combustion of Gasoline-Biofuels, Daniele Piazzullo, Michela Costa, Youngchul Ra, Vittorio Rocco, and Ankith Ullal

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Effect of diesel injection strategies on natural gas/diesel RCCI combustion characteristics in a light duty diesel engine, Kamran Poorghasemi, Rahim Khoshbakhti Saray, Ehsan Ansari, Behrouz Khoshbakht Irdmousa, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Numerical Study on Evaporation of Spherical Droplets Impinging on the Wall Using Volume of Fluid (VOF) Model, Sathya Prasad Potham, Le Zhao, and Seong Young Lee

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Shear-driven annular flow-boiling in millimeter-scale channels: Direct numerical simulations for convective component of the overall heat transfer coefficient, Hrishikesh Prasad Ranga Prasad, Amitabh Narain, Sharayu S. Bhasme, and Ranjeeth R. Naik

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Building-to-grid predictive power flow control for demand response and demand flexibility programs, Meysam Razmara, Guna Bharati, Drew Hanover, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Sumit Paudyal, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Promoting industrial robotics education by curriculum, robotic simulation software, and advanced robotic workcell development and implementation, Aleksandr Sergeyev, Nasser Alaraje, Siddharth Y. Parmar, Scott A. Kuhl, Vincent T. Druschke, and J. Hooker

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Analysis and Control of a Torque Blended Hybrid Electric Powertrain with a Multi-Mode LTC-SI Engine, Ali Solouk, Mohammad Shakiba-Herfeh, and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Comparison of direct-injection spray development of E10 gasoline to a single and multi-component E10 gasoline surrogate, Meng Tang, Jiongxun Zhang, Xiucheng Zhu, Kyle Yeakle, Henry John Schmidt VII, Seong-Young Lee, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Cody Squibb

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Thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of talc‐ and glass microsphere‐Reinforced Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, Aaron Krieg, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Toward Online Optimal Power Flow of a Networked DC Microgrid System, Eddy Trinklein, Gordon Parker, Rush D. Robinett III, and Wayne Weaver

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Active load damping of an extending boom crane using a low cost RGB-D camera, Eddy Trinklein, Gordon Parker, and Matthew S. Zawisza

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An experimental study on the interaction between flow and spark plug orientation on ignition energy and duration for different electrode designs, Yanyu Wang, Jiongxun Zhang, Paul Dice, Xin Wang, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Investigation of impacts of spark plug orientation on early flame development and combustion in a DI optical engine, Yanyu Wang, Jiongxun Zhang, Xin Wang, Paul Dice, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Jeffrey D. Naber, Michael Czekala, and Garlan Huberts

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Metastability of Pulse Power Loads Using the Hamiltonian Surface Shaping Method, Wayne W. Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, David G. Wilson, and Ronald Matthews

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Water injection as an enabler for increased efficiency at high-load in a direct injected, boosted, SI engine, Jeremy Worm, Jeffrey D. Naber, Joel Duncan, Sam Barros, and William Atkinson

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Air charge and residual gas fraction estimation for a spark-ignition engine using in-cylinder pressure, Arya Yazdani, Jeffrey D. Naber, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Paul Dice, Chris Glugla, Stephen Cooper, Douglas McEwan, and Garlan Huberts

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Abiotic tooth enamel, Bongjun Yeom, Trisha Sain, Naida Lacevic, Daria Bukharina, Sang Ho Cha, Anthony M. Waas, Ellen M. Arruda, and Nicholas A. Kotov

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An experimental and numerical study of diesel spray impingement on a flat plate, Le Zhao, Roberto Torelli, Xiucheng Zhu, Riccardo Scarcelli, Sibendu Som, Henry Schmidt, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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An experimental study of diesel spray impingement on a flat plate: Effects of injection conditions, Xiucheng Zhu, Le Zhao, Zhihao Zhao, Nitisha Ahuja, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Spark ignited direct injection natural gas combustion in a heavy duty single cylinder test engine - nozzle included angle effects, Philip Zoldak and Jeffrey D. Naber

Works from 2016

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Carbureted SI Engine Air Flow Measurements, Behdad Afkhami, Yu Zhao, Scott Miers, and Jon Gregory Loesche

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Easily Verifiable Adaptive Sliding Mode Controller Design with Application to Automotive Engines, Mohammad Reza Amini, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and J. Karl Hedrick

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Efficiency and emissions mapping of a light duty diesel - natural gas engine operating in conventional diesel and RCCI modes, Ehsan Ansari, Kamran Poorghasemi, Behrouz Khoshbakht Irdmousa, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Extending WID to train mechanical engineering GTAs to evaluate student writing, Nancy Barr

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Contact angle measurement of liquid hydrogen (LH2) in stainless steel and aluminum cells, Kishan Bellur, Vinaykumar Konduru, Manan Kulshreshtha, Daanish Tyrewala, Ezequiel F. Medici, Jeffrey S. Allen, Chang Kyoung Choi, Daniel S. Hussey, David C. Jacobson, Juscelino B. Leão, John McQuillen, James Hermanson, and Arun Tamilarasan

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Gaskinetic modeling on dilute gaseous plume impingement flows, Chunpei Cai

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Optimal scheduling of PEV charging/discharging in microgrids with combined objectives, Chong Cao, Ming Cheng, and Bo Chen

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Mitigation of the impact of high plug-in electric vehicle penetration on residential distribution grid using smart charging strategies, Chong Cao, Luting Wang, and Bo Chen

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An Experimental and Computational Investigation of Water Condensation inside the Tubes of an Automotive Compact Charge Air Cooler, Robin Y. Cash, Edward Lumsdaine, Apoorv Talekar, and Bashar AbdulNour