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 2016

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

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Fuel-Optimal Strategies for Vehicle Supported Military Microgrids, Robert S. Jane, Gordon Parker, Wayne Weaver, and Denise M. Rizzo

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Frosting characteristics on hydrophilic and superhydrophobic copper surfaces, Chan Ho Jeong, Jae Bin Lee, Seong Hyuk Lee, Jungho Lee, Seung Mun You, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Review of sensing methodologies for estimation of combustion metrics, Libin Jia, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Jason R. Blough

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Modeling and hardware-in-the-loop simulation of power-split device for hybrid electric vehicles, Shreyash Joshi and Bo Chen

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Effects of carbon fillers on the conductivity and tensile properties of polyetheretherketone composites, Julia A. King, Julie Tomasi, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Gregory M. Odegard, Todd King, and John W. Sutherland

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Determination and modeling of mechanical properties for graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy composites, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Evan J. Pineda, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Model integration and hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation design for the testing of electric power steering controllers, Chuanliangzi Liu, Bo Chen, Ming Cheng, Anthony Champagne, and Keyur Patel

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Sugarcane bagasse waste in composites for multilayered armor, Sergio N. Monteiro

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Design of mobile microgrid's hierarchy for power distribution, Barzin Moridian, Daryl Bennett, Nina Mahmoudian, Rush D. Robinett III, and Wayne Weaver

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Robotic power distribution system for post-disaster operations, Barzin Moridian, Nina Mahmoudian, Wayne Weaver, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Steady and unsteady simulations for annular internal condensing flows, part I: Algorithm and its accuracy, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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An Efficient Level-Set Flame Propagation Model for Hybrid Unstructured Grids Using the G-Equation, Federico Perini, Youngchul Ra, Kenji Hiraoka, Kazutoshi Nomura, Akihiro Yuuki, Yuji Oda, Christopher Rutland, and Rolf Reitz

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Bilevel optimization framework for smart building-to-grid systems, Meysam Razmara, Guna Bharati, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Sumit Paudyal, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Performance, Efficiency and Emissions Assessment of Natural Gas Direct Injection compared to Gasoline and Natural Gas Port-Fuel Injection in an Automotive Engine, James Sevik, Michael Pamminger, Thomas Wallner, Riccardo Scarcelli, Ronald Reese, Asim Iqbal, Brad Boyer, Steven Wooldridge, Carrie Hall, and Scott Miers

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Energy optimization and fuel economy investigation of a series hybrid electric vehicle Integrated with diesel/RCCI engines, Ali Solouk and Mahdi Shahbakhti

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Capacitive biopotential measurement for electrophysiological signal acquisition: A review, Ye Sun and Xiong Bill Yu

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Effect of combustion on diesel spray penetrations in relation to vaporizing, non-reacting sprays, Meng Tang, Le Zhao, Seong-Young Lee, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Stiffness characterization of an inflated airbag based three axis motion platform, Eddy Trinklein, Jason R. Blough, Gordon Parker, Jacob Thill, and Michael Plackett

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Ship motion sensor isolation system development and testing for use with low cost IMUs, Eddy Trinklein and Gordon Parker

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Design, Test, and Simulation of Lunar and Mars Landing Pad Soil Stabilization Built with in Situ Rock Utilization, Paul van Susant and Philip T. Metzger

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Grid-tied single-phase bi-directional PEV charging/discharging control, Luting Wang, Chong Cao, and Bo Chen

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Hamiltonian modeling and control of AC microgrids with spinning machines and inverters, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, Gordon Parker, and David G. Wilson

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Nonlinear Power Flow Control design of high penetration renewable sources for AC inverter based microgrids, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett III, Wayne Weaver, Raymond H. Byrne, and Joseph Young

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A Comparative Analysis for Optimal Control of Power Split in a Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Arya Yazdani and Mehran Bidarvatan

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Two-temperature dual-phase-lags theory in a thermoelastic solid half-space due to an inclined load, Ashraf M. Zenkour, Ahmed E. Abouelregal, Khaled A. Alnefaie, Nidal H. Abu-Hamdeh, Abdulmalik A. Aljinaidi, and Elias C. Aifantis

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Numerical Investigation of Spark Ignition Events in Lean and Dilute Methane/Air Mixtures Using a Detailed Energy Deposition Model, Anqi Zhang, Riccardo Scarcelli, Seong Young Lee, Thomas Wallner, and Jeffrey Naber

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Numerical Simulations for Spray Characterization of Uneven Multiple Jet-to-Jet Impingement Injectors, Le Zhao, Sanjeet Limbu, Sathya Prasad Potham, Seong Young Lee, Jeffrey Naber, Sam Barros, and William Atkinson

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Investigation of multi-hole impinging jet high pressure spray characteristics under gasoline engine-like conditions, Le Zhao, Ahmed Abdul Moiz, Seong-Young Lee, Jeffrey D. Naber, Sam Barros, and William Atkinson

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HEUI Injector Modeling and ROI Experiments for High Injection Pressure of Diesel and Dimethyl Ether (DME), Xiucheng Zhu, Sanjeet Limbu, Khanh Cung, William De Ojeda, and Seong Young Lee

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Flame Kernel Formation Processes of Propane-Air Mixture in a Pressurized Combustion Vessel, Xiucheng Zhu, Lorenzo Sforza, Tejas Ranadive, Anqi Zhang, Seong Young Lee, Jeffrey Naber, Tommaso Lucchini, Angelo Onorati, Muniappan Anbarasu, and Yangbing Zeng

Works from 2015

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Directional Emissions Predictions of NO < inf> x and Soot of a Diesel ICE via Numerical Simulation, Fabio Luz Almeida, Philip Zoldak, Marcos De Mattos Pimenta, and Pedro Teixeira Lacava

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Neutron radiography of condensation and evaporation of hydrogen in a cryogenic condition, Kishan Bellur, Ezequiel F. Medici, Jeffrey S. Allen, Chang Kyoung Choi, Jimes Hermanson, Arun Tamilarasan, Daniel Hussey, David Jacobson, Juscelino B. Leao, and John McQuillen

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Simulation of lithium ion HEV battery aging using electrochemical battery model under different ambient temperature conditions, Ming Cheng, Lei Feng, and Bo Chen

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Development of Chemical Kinetic Mechanism for Dimethyl Ether (DME) with Comprehensive Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) and NO < inf> x Chemistry, Khanh Cung, Jaclyn Johnson, and Seong Young Lee

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Predictive control of a power-split HEV with fuel consumption and SOC estimation, Lei Feng, Ming Cheng, and Bo Chen

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Experimental measurements of particulate matter distribution in a catalyzed particulate filter, Ryan Foley, John Johnson, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Leigh Rogoski

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Simulation and Analysis of the Effect of Real-World Driving Styles in an EV Battery Performance and Aging, Mehdi Jafari, Antonio Gauchia, Kuilin Zhang, and Lucia Gauchia

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Frequency response function adaptation for reconstruction of combustion signature in a 9-L diesel engine, Libin Jia, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Jason R. Blough

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Investigation of the Impact of Impingement Distance on Momentum Flux Rate of Injection Measurements of a Diesel Injector, Jaclyn Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, Meng Tang, Zachary Taylor, Kyle Yeakle, Eric Kurtz, and Nan Robarge

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Inverse kinematic control of a dual crane system experiencing base motion, Frank A. Leban, James Diaz-Gonzalez, Gordon Parker, and Weifeng Zhao

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Wettability effect on droplet growth behaviors during dropwise condensation, Jae Bin Lee, Seong Hyuk Lee, Chang Kyoung Choi, and Jungho Lee

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Fundamental assessments and new enabling proposals for heat transfer correlations and flow regime maps for shear driven condensers in the annular/stratified regime, Amitabh Narain, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Siddharth Ravikumar, and Sharayu Bhasme

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Optimal DC microgrid power apportionment and closed loop storage control to mitigate source and load transients, Gordon G. Parker, Wayne Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, and David G. Wilson

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Out-of-step protection for multi-machine power systems using local measurements, Sumit Paudyal and R. Gokaraju

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Bidirectional optimal operation of smart building-to-grid systems, Meysam Razmara, Guna Bharati, Mahdi Shahbakhti, Sumit Paudyal, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Sound power measurement in a semi-reverberant, volume deficient chamber, Craig Reynolds, Jason Blough, Carl Anderson, Mark Johnson, and Jean Schweitzer

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A multi-level motion controller for low-cost Underwater Gliders, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro, Anthony Pinar, Eric Wilkening, Saeedeh Ziaeefard, and Nina Mahmoudian

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A study of the effects of NH3 maldistribution on a urea-selective catalytic reduction system, Xiaobo Song, Jeffrey D. Naber, and John H. Johnson

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A SCR model calibration approach with spatially resolved measurements and NH3 storage distributions, Xiaobo Song, Gordon Parker, John Johnson, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Josh Phil

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Extended Kalman Filter to Estimate NO, NO2, Hydrocarbon and Temperatures in a DOC during Active Regeneration and under Steady State Conditions, Harsha Shankar Surenahalli, Gordon Parker, and John H. Johnson

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Extraction of Energy Information from Analog Meters Using Image Processing, Yachen Tang, Chee-Wooi Ten, Chaoli Wang, and Gordon Parker

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Energy storage requirements of dc microgrids with high penetration renewables under droop control, W. Weaver, Rush D. Robinett III, Gordon G. Parker, and David G. Wilson

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High-speed spray-to-spray collision study on two-hole impinging jet nozzles, Le Zhao, Ahmed Abdul Moiz, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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GUPPIE, underwater 3D printed robot a game changer in control design education, Saeedeh Ziaeefard, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro, and Nina Mahmoudian

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Characterization of Partially Stratified Direct Injection of Natural Gas for Spark-Ignited Engines, Philip Zoldak, Joel John Joseph, William Shelley, Jaclyn Johnson, and Jeffrey Naber

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Spark Ignited Direct Injection Natural Gas Combustion in a Heavy Duty Single Cylinder Test Engine - AFR and EGR Dilution Effects, Philip Zoldak and Jeffrey Naber

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Spark Ignited Direct Injection Natural Gas Combustion in a Heavy Duty Single Cylinder Test Engine - Start of Injection and Spark Timing Effects, Philip Zoldak and Jeffrey Naber

Works from 2014

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Modeling of the asphalt concrete to compare uniaxial, Hollow cylindrical, And indirect tensile test, Sanjeev Adhikari, Hainian Wang, Zhanping You, Zhanping You, Gregory M. Odegard, and Peiwen Hao

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Microgrid frequency regulation using wind turbine controls, Kaitlyn J. Bunker and Wayne W. Weaver

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A game theoretic bus selection method for loads in multibus DC power systems, Nishantha C. Ekneligoda and Wayne Weaver

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Development of the methodology for quantifying the 3D PM distribution in a catalyzed particulate filter with a terahertz wave scanner, Ryan Foley, Jeffrey Naber, John Johnson, and Leigh Rogoski

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Understanding the structure of table-type dolmens using numerical analysis, Moonsik Ha, Jung Hee Lee, Chang K. Choi, Jae Hyung Kim, and Young Ki Choi

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Application of FRF with SISO and MISO model for accelerometer-based in-cylinder pressure reconstruction on a 9-L diesel engine, Libin Jia, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Jason R. Blough

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Detection & collection of bacteria in an evaporating sessile droplet, Jung Yeul Jung, Yong Tae Kang, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Results for high heat-flux flow realizations in innovative operations of milli-meter scale condensers and boilers, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, and Amitabh Narain

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Innovative realizations of high heat-flux boiling and condensing flows for milli-meter and micro-meter scale applications, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Amitabh Narain, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, and Ranjeeth R. Naik

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Recent advances in the field of bionanotechnology: An insight into optoelectric bacteriorhodopsin, quantum dots, and noble metal nanoclusters, Christopher Knoblauch, Mark Griep, and Craig Friedrich

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Dependency of condensation forms on wettability, Jae Bin Lee, Jin Woon Lee, Seong Hyuk Lee, Yong Tae Kang, and Chang Kyoung Choi

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug sulindac sulfide suppresses structural protein Nesprin-2 expression in colorectal cancer cells, Jason L. Liggett, Chang Kyoung Choi, Robert L. Donnell, Kenneth D. Kihm, Jong Sik Kim, Kyung Won Min, Angelika Anna Noegel, and Seung Joon Baek

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Schlieren and mie scattering visualization for single-hole diesel injector under vaporizing conditions with numerical validation, Alessandro Montanaro, Marianna Migliaccio, Luigi Allocca, Valentina Fraioli, Seong Young Lee, Anqi Zhang, and Jeffrey Naber

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Autonomous power distribution system, Barzin Moridian, Daryl Bennett, Nina Mahmoudian, Wayne Weaver, and Rush D. Robinett III

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Steady and unsteady simulations for annular internal condensing flows in a channel, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Particulate matter and nitrogen oxides kinetics based on engine experimental data for a catalyzed diesel particulate filter, Kiran C. Premchand, Harsha Surenahalli, and John Johnson

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Visualization in the contact line region of an evaporating nanofluid drop, Dong Hwan Shin, Jeffrey S. Allen, Chang Kyoung Choi, Yong Tae Kang, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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Reduction of Steady-State CFD HVAC Simulations into a Fully Transient Lumped Parameter Network, Robert E. Smith and Edward Lumsdaine

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Numerical simulation of unsteady natural convection in a simplified engine bay enclosure under soak conditions, Zun Wang, Jaehoon Han, and Devadatta Mukutmoni

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Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation for optimal Dc microgrid control development, Wayne Weaver and Gordon G. Parker

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Measurement of Diesel Spray Formation and Combustion upon Different Nozzle Geometry using Hybrid Imaging Technique, Anqi Zhang, Alessandro Montanaro, Luigi Allocca, Jeffrey Naber, and Seong Young Lee

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An experimental study of flame kernel evolution in lean and diluted methane-air mixtures at engine-like conditions, Anqi Zhang, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Seong-Young Lee

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Electrophoretic deposition of gallium with high deposition rate, Hanfei Zhang, Yiping Mao, Sunand Santhanagopalan, and Dennis Desheng Meng

Works from 2013

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Experimental and numerical study of water spray injection at engine-relevant conditions, Meghraj Bhagat, Khanh Cung, Jaclyn Johnson, Seong Young Lee, Jeffrey Naber, and Sam Barros

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Determination of vehicle frontal area using image processing, Drew D. Brennan, Jeremy Worm, and Christopher Morgan

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Impact of ignition energy phasing and spark gap on combustion in a homogenous direct injection gasoline SI engine near the EGR limit, Wei Chen, Daniel Madison, Paul Dice, Jeffrey Naber, Bo Chen, Scott Miers, Michael Czekala, Chris Glugla, Qiuping Qu, and Garlan Huberts

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Fringe pattern visualization of contact lines during evaporation of nanofluid droplets, Lee Roy Chevres, Dong Hwan Shin, Joseph Hernandez, Chang Kyoung Choi, Jeffrey S. Allen, and Seong Hyuk Lee

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Numerical study on emission characteristics of high-pressure dimethyl ether (DME) under different engine ambient conditions, Khanh Cung, Meghraj Bhagat, Anqi Zhang, and Seong Young Lee

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Development of steel clad aluminum brake, Scott Huang, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Robert Page, Xiaobin Song, Jim Wagnitz, Nannon Huang, Gerald Schaefer, and Matt Schaefer

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Accelerometer-based combustion metrics reconstruction with radial basis function neural network for a 9 L diesel engine, Libin Jia, Jeffrey D. Naber, J. R. Blough, and Seyed A. Zekavat

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Correlations of non-vaporizing spray penetration for 3000 bar diesel spray injection, Jaclyn Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, Seong Young Lee, Gary Hunter, Russell Truemner, and Tony Harcombe

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Development of an improved residuals estimation model for dual independent cam phasing spark-ignition engines, Vaibhav Kadam, Yeliana Yeliana, Jeremy Worm, and Jeffrey Naber

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Blend ratio optimization of fuels containing gasoline blendstock, ethanol, and higher alcohols (C3-C6): Part II - Blend properties and target value sensitivity, Kristina Lawyer, Andrew Ickes, Thomas Wallner, David Ertl, Rodney Williamson, Scott Miers, and Jeffrey Naber

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Blend ratio optimization of fuels containing gasoline blendstock, ethanol, and higher alcohols (C3-C6): Part i - Methodology and scenario definition, Kristina Lawyer, Andrew Ickes, Thomas Wallner, David Ertl, Rodney Williamson, Scott Miers, and Jeffrey Naber

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Rapid prototyping energy management system for a single shaft parallel hybrid electric vehicle using hardware-in-the-loop simulation, Yang Li, Pushkar Agashe, Zicheng Ge, and Bo Chen

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Influence of the nozzle geometry of a diesel single-hole injector on liquid and vapor phase distributions at engine-like conditions, Alessandro Montanaro, Luigi Allocca, Jaclyn Johnson, Seong Young Lee, Jeffrey Naber, and Anqi Zhang

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Steady and unsteady computational results of full two dimensional governing equations for annular internal condensing flows, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Amitabh Narain, and N. Shankar

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Obtaining time-varying pulsatile gas flow rates with the help of dynamic pressure difference and other measurements for an orifice-plate meter, Amitabh Narain, Nikhil Ajotikar, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Andrew Rice, M. Zhao, and N. Shankar

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An experimental investigation into particulate matter oxidation in a catalyzed particulate filter with biodiesel blends on an engine during active regeneration, James Pidgeon, John Johnson, and Jeffrey Naber

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State of charge optimization for military hybrid vehicle microgrids, Denise M. Rizzo and Gordon Parker

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An experimental and modeling study of reaction kinetics for a Cu-zeolite SCR catalyst based on engine experiments, Xiaobo Song, Jeffrey D. Naber, John Johnson, and Gordon Parker

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A modeling study of SCR reaction kinetics from reactor experiments, Xiaobo Song, Gordon Parker, John Johnson, Jeffrey D. Naber, and Josh Pihl