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 2017

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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

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Hybrid polymer additive manufacturing of a darrieus type vertical axis wind turbine design to improve power generation efficiency, Sourabh Deshpande, Nithin Rao, Nitin Pradhan, and John L. Irwin

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Dc microgrid droop control based on battery state of charge balancing, Rui Hu and Wayne Weaver

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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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Evidence of Splitting 1,2,3-Triazole into an Alkyne and Azide by Low Mechanical Force in the Presence of Other Covalent Bonds, Ashok Khanal, Fei Long, Bin Cao, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, and Shiyue Fang

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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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Experimental laboratory study on the formation of multiple shock waves observed during volcanic eruptions, E. F. Medici and G. P. Waite

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Understanding Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Using Coupled Continuum and Pore-Network Models, E. F. Medici, I. V. Zenyuk, D. Y. Parkinson, A. Z. Weber, and J. S. Allen

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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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Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of bio-oil from two-step torrefaction and fast pyrolysis of pine, Olumide Winjobi, David Shonnard, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Wen Zhou

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Techno-economic assessment of the effect of torrefaction on fast pyrolysis of pine, Olumide Winjobi, David Shonnard, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Wen Zhou

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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

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Analysis and assessment of dye-sensitized solar cell at different materials parameters and environmental conditions, Khalid Zouhri and Seong Young Lee

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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The effect of time step, thermostat, and strain rate on ReaxFF simulations of mechanical failure in diamond, graphene, and carbon nanotube, Benjamin D. Jensen, Kristopher E. Wise, and Gregory M. Odegard

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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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Case study using open source additive manufacturing (AM) technology for improved part function, Pranit Vijay Kasture, Prasad Deole, and John L. Irwin

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Shielding effectiveness of carbon-filled polycarbonate composites, Julia A. King, William Pisani, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Warren F. Perger, and Gregory M. Odegard

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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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An Interactive Dynamics Learning Course, Sunil S. Mehendale, John L. Irwin, and Robert A. Marlor

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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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Peptide-directed self-assembly of functionalized polymeric nanoparticles. Part II: Effects of nanoparticle composition on assembly behavior and multiple drug loading ability, Xu Xiang, Xiaochu Ding, Trevor Moser, Qi Gao, Tolou Shokuhfar, and Patricia Heiden

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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