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 2010

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Numerical investigation of laminar flame speed of gasoline - ethanol/air mixtures with varying pressure, temperature and dilution, Iltesham Z. Syed, Yeliana Yeliana, Abhijit Mukherjee, Jeffrey Naber, and Donna Michalek

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Input shaping vibration control for nonminimum phase systems, Jiping Tang and Gordon Parker

Works from 2009

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Correlation of Air Fuel Ratio with ionization signal metrics in a multicylinder spark ignited engine, Abhijit, Geomy George, and Jeffrey Naber

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The filtration, oxidation and pressure drop characteristics of a catalyzed particulate filter during active regeneration - A 1D modeling study, Rohith Arasappa, Kiran C. Premchand, Krishna Pradeep Chilumukuru, John Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, and Song Lin Yang

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A simple learning control to eliminate RF-MEMS switch bounce, Jill C. Blecke, David S. Epp, Hartono Sumali, and Gordon Parker

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Understanding order tracking algorithm limitations, Jason Blough

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An experimental study of particulate thermal oxidation in a catalyzed filter during active regeneration, Krishna Pradeep Chilumukuru, Rohith Arasappa, John Johnson, and Jeffrey Naber

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Experimental study comparing particle size and mass concentration data for a cracked and un-cracked diesel particulate filter, Rayomand H. Dabhoiwala, John Johnson, and Jeffrey Naber

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Model-based estimation and control system development in a Urea-SCR aftertreatment system, Maruthi Devarakonda, Gordon Parker, John H. Johnson, Vadim Strots, and Shyam Santhanam

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Model-based control system design in a urea-SCR aftertreatment system based on NH3 sensor feedback, M. Devarakonda, G. Parker, J. H. Johnson, and V. Strots

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Realization of ground effects on snowmobile pass-by noise testing, Brandon J. Dilworth and Jason Blough

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In situ observation of pitting corrosion of the Zr50Cu40Al10 bulk metallic glass, B. A. Green, R. V. Steward, I. Kim, C. K. Choi, P. K. Liaw, K. D. Kihm, and Y. Yokoyama

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Modeling interior noise in off-highway trucks using statistical energy analysis, Rohit Gujarathi, David Copley, Richard Romick, and Mohan Rao

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Modeling, design and validation of an exhaust muffler for a commercial telehandler, Ketan G. Kshirsagar, Scott R. Kiel, and Mohan D. Rao

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Development, implementation, and validation of a fuel impingement model for direct injected fuels with high enthalpy of vaporization, Craig D. Marriott, Matthew A. Wiles, and Brandon T. Rouse

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Annular/Stratified internal condensing flows in millimeter to micrometer scale ducts, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Amitabh Narain, Shantanu Kulkarni, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Jorge H. Kurita

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An experimental framework to analyze alternative decision-making strategies using situational simulations in construction management, Amlan Mukherjee, Nilufer Onder, Corey Tebo, and Kekoa Kaaikala

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Computational and ground-based experimental investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit for condensing flows in terrestrial and micro-gravity environments, Amitabh Narain, Amruta V. Kulkarni, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, and Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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Fluorescence and fiber-optics based real-time thickness sensor for dynamic liquid films, T. W. Ng, Amitabh Narain, and Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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Electrical impedance measurements predict cellular transformation, Giljun Park, Chang Kyoung Choi, Anthony E. English, and Tim E. Sparer

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Development of a 1-D CPF model to simulate active regeneration of a diesel particulate filter, Kiran C. Premchand, John Johnson, and Song Lin Yang

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Road noise TPA simplification for improving vehicle sensitivity to tire cavity resonance using helium gas, Andrew S. Waisanen and Jason Blough

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Study of basic injection configurations using a direct-injection hydrogen research engine, Thomas Wallner, Abhijeet M. Nande, and Jeffrey Naber

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Assessment of multiple injection strategies in a direct-injection hydrogen research engine, Thomas Wallner, Riccardo Scarcelli, Abhijeet M. Nande, and Jeffrey Naber

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Determination of heat transfer augmentation due to fuel spray impingement in a high-speed diesel engine, Christopher J. Weingartz, Christopher Anderson, and Scott Miers

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Development of an in-service snowmobile emission test procedure for the SAE clean snowmobile challenge, Christopher J. Weingartz and Scott Miers

Works from 2008

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Ionization signal response during combustion knock and comparison to cylinder pressure for SI engines, Abhijit and Jeffrey Naber

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A methodology to estimate the mass of particulate matter retained in a catalyzed particulate filter as applied to active regeneration and on-board diagnostics to detect filter failures, Rayomand H. Dabhoiwala, John Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, and Susan T. Bagley

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Experimental and modeling results comparing two diesel oxidation catalyst-catalyzed particulate filter systems, Rayomand H. Dabhoiwala, John Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, and Susan T. Bagley

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Adequacy of reduced order models for model-based control in a urea-SCR aftertreatment system, Maruthi Devarakonda, Gordon Parker, John Johnson, Vadim Strots, and Shyam Santhanam

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Model-based estimation and control system development in a Urea-SCR aftertreatment system, Maruthi Devarakonda, Gordon Parker, John Johnson, Vadim Strots, and Shyam Santhanam

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An integrated supply system for forest biomass, Timothy L. Jenkins and John W. Sutherland

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Market analysis and considerations for renewable energy technologies, Dana M. Johnson

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Cost and financial feasibility of two biomass power technologies, Dana M. Johnson, James H. Whitmarsh, and Jillian R. Waterstraut

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Experimental studies of an advanced ceramic diesel particulate filter, Saurabh Mathur, John Johnson, Jeffrey Naber, Susan T. Bagley, and Anand S. Shende

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Application of biomass derived fuels for internal combustion engines with a focus on transportation, Jeffrey Naber and Jeremy Worm

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Impact of EGR on combustion processes in a hydrogen fuelled SI engine, Abhijeet M. Nande, Stanislaw Szwaja, and Jeffrey Naber

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Influence of water injection on performance and emissions of a direct-injection hydrogen research engine, Abhijeet M. Nande, Thomas Wallner, and Jeffrey Naber

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Evaluation of injector location and nozzle design in a direct-injection hydrogen research engine, Thomas Wallner, Abhijeet M. Nande, and Jeffrey Naber

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The calculation of mass fraction burn of ethanol-gasoline blended fuels using single and two-zone models, Yeliana Yeliana, Christopher Cooney, Jeremy Worm, and Jeffrey Naber

Works from 2007

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Welcome To The "Real World" Balancing Practical, Legal, And Educational Issues In Implementing Industrial Sponsored Student Design Experiences, James Baker, Mary Raber, and Richard Jason Berkey

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Understanding the Kalman/Vold-Kalman order tracking filters' formulation and behavior, Jason Blough

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Root cause identification and methods of reducing rear window buffeting noise, Larry Deaton, Mohan Rao, and Wei Zen Shih

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Implementation of the time variant discrete fourier transform as a real-time order tracking method, Brandon J. Dilworth and Jason Blough

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Refining vibration quality - A study characterizing vehicle/operator interface vibration on snowmobiles and ATVs, Justin D. Keske and Jason Blough

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Steady “Attractors” for forced flow of vapor condensing over a horizontal plate (problem in Cess and Koh) and their unsteady responses to initial disturbances and noise, Amruta V. Kulkarni, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit, Jorge H. Kurita, Amitabh Narain, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, A. Siemionko, and Shantanu Kulkarni

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Evaluation of electro-acoustic techniques for in-situ measurement of acoustic absorption coefficient of grass and artificial turf surfaces, Niranjan R. Londhe, Mohan D. Rao, and Jason Blough

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit, Amitabh Narain, J. H. Kurita, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, A. Siemionko, Shantanu Kulkarni, T. W. Ng, N. Kim, and L. Phan

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Development and validation of an acoustic encapsulation to reduce diesel engine noise, Subhro S. Nathak, Mohan D. Rao, and Joseph R. Derk

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Fluorescence and fiber-optics based real-time thickness sensor for dynamic liquid films, T. W. Ng and Amitabh Narain

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Accelerometer based sensing of combustion in a high speed HPCR diesel engine, Christopher J. Polonowski, Vivek K. Mathur, Jeffrey Naber, and Jason Blough

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Analytical simulation of the effects of noise control treatments on an excavator cab using statistical energy analysis, Francis Poradek, Mohan D. Rao, Jongmin Kang, Beomseok Jeon, and Hojun Lee

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Application of signature analysis and operating deflection shapes to identify interior noise sources in an excavator, Francis Poradek, Mohan D. Rao, Jongmin Kang, Beomseok Jeon, and Hojun Lee

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A study of the filtration and oxidation characteristics of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalyzed particulate filter, Kiran C. Premchand, John Johnson, Song Lin Yang, Antonio P. Triana, and Kirby J. Baumgard

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Spin-up in Couette Flow, R. S. Rivlin, Robert Gilbert, Amitabh Narain, and D. D. Joseph

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Characterizing the effect of automotive torque converter design parameters on the onset of cavitation at stall, Darrell Robinette, Carl Anderson, Jason Blough, Mark Johnson, Don Maddock, and Jean Schweitzer

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An efficient IC engine conjugate heat transfer calculation for cooling system design, Egel Urip and Song Lin Yang

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Estimation of powertrain inertia properties via an in-situ method, Jeffrey Van Karsen, David Johnson, Jason Blough, Mohan Rao, and Tony Ge

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Bayesian reliability-based design optimization using Eigenvector Dimension Reduction (EDR) method, Pingfeng Wang, Byeng D. Youn, and Lee J. Wells

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Innovative six sigma design using the Eigenvector Dimension-Reduction (EDR) method, Lee J. Wells, Byeng D. Youn, and Zhimin Xi

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Reliability-based robust design optimization using the EDR method, Zhimin Xi, Byeng D. Youn, and David A. Gorsich

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Complementary Intersection Method (CIM) for system reliability analysis, Byeng D. Youn, Pingfeng Wang, and Zhimin Xi

Works from 2006

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Optimal design methodology for an active structure using simultaneous optimization, Wei Chen, Gordon Parker, and Bernhard Bettig

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Development of the MTU automatic shifting manual six speed transmission, Brigham Erickson, Zac Tselios, Becky Trierweiler, and John Beard

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Spray characterization in a DISI engine during cold start: (1) imaging investigation, Anand H. Gandhi, Corey E. Weaver, Eric W. Curtis, Terrence F. Alger, Carl L. Anderson, and Duane L. Abata

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Spray characterization in a DISI engine during cold start: (2) PDPA investigation, Anand H. Gandhi, Corey E. Weaver, Eric W. Curtis, Terrence F. Alger, Carl L. Anderson, and Duane L. Abata

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The effect of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalyzed particulate filter on particle size distribution from a heavy duty diesel engine, Venkata R. Lakkireddy, Hasan Mohammed, and John Johnson

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The effect of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and a Catalyzed Particulate Filter on the emissions from a heavy duty diesel engine, Venkata R. Lakkireddy, Hasan Mohammed, John Johnson, and Susan T. Bagley

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Enhancement of engineering education through university competition-based events, Jay Meldrum, Katie L. Reynolds, and Jason M. Keith

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Simple models for piston-type micromirror behavior, M. H. Miller, J. A. Perrault, G. G. Parker, B. P. Bettig, and T. G. Bifano

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An experimental and modeling study of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalyzed diesel particulate filter using a 1-D 2-layer model, Hasan Mohammed, Venkata R. Lakkireddy, John H. Johnson, and Susan T. Bagley

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An advanced 1D 2-layer catalyzed diesel particulate filter model to simulate: Filtration by the wall and particulate cake, oxidation in the wall and particulate cake by NO < inf> 2 and O < inf> 2 , and regeneration by heat addition, Hasan Mohammed, Antonio P. Triana, Song Lin Yang, and John H. Johnson

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Analysis of combustion knock metrics in spark-ignition engines, Jeffrey Naber, Jason Blough, Dave Frankowski, Monroe Goble, and John E. Szpytman

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Target Based Rapid Prototyping control system for engine research, Jeffrey Naber, Eric K. Bradley, and John E. Szpytman

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Direct computational simulations and experiments for film condensation inside tubes and channels, Amitabh Narain, W. Xiaomin, L. Phan, A. Siemionko, J. H. Kurita, Tian Wei NG, and Shantanu D. Kulkarni

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Simulation of one-pass dimethylether production from natural gas for potential use in a NG/DME dual-fuel CI engine, Kirk C. Opella and Jason M. Keith

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Charge determination for specified shape Coulomb force virtual structures, Gordon Parker, Lyon Bradley King, and Hanspeter Schaub

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Steered spacecraft deployment using interspacecraft coulomb forces, Gordon Parker, Lyon Brad King, and Hanspeter Schaub

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Nonlinear stability of the classical nusselt problem of film condensation and wave effects, L. Phan and Amitabh Narain

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Effects of exit-condition, gravity, and surface-tension on stability and noise-sensitivity issues for steady condensing flows inside tubes and channels, L. Phan, X. Wang, and Amitabh Narain

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A variable displacement engine with independently controllable stroke length and compression ratio, Paul A. Rosso, John Beard, and Jason Blough

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An experimental study of active regeneration of an advanced catalyzed particulate filter by diesel fuel injection upstream of an oxidation catalyst, Paramjot Singh, Abishek M. Thalagavara, Jeffrey Naber, John Johnson, and Susan T. Bagley

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Experiences in using spatial skills testing instruments with younger audiences, Sheryl Sorby, Thomas David Drummer, and Raymond E. Molzon

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An experimental and computational study of the pressure drop and regeneration characteristics of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a particulate filter, Antonio P. Triana, John H. Johnson, Song L. Yang, and Kirby J. Baumgard

Works from 2005

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A computational and experimental analysis of the flow around a blunt-base vehicle, Benjamin C. Andrus and Scott L. Post

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Order separation using multiple tachometers and the TVDFT order tracking method, Jason Blough

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Quantifying how the environment effects SAE-J192 pass-by noise testing of snowmobiles, Jason Blough, Geoffrey Gwaltney, and James Vizanko

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Incorporation of a high performance, four-cylinder, four-stroke motorcycle engine into a snowmobile application, Gregory A. Davis, Nick S. Dahlheimer, David A. Meyer, Aaron S. Messenger, James R. Johnson, and Bernhard P. Bettig

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Solutions to the clean snowmobile challenge - What works?, Traci A. Faulkner and Jay Meldrum

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Clean snowmobile challenge-What have we learned?, Ryan E. Fox and Jay Meldrum

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Finite difference heat transfer model of a steel-clad aluminum brake rotor, James E. Hertel, Jared R. Suster, Justin R. Hawley, and Xiaodi Huang

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Cavitation detection in automotive torque converters using nearfield acoustical measurements, Darin Kowalski, Carl Anderson, and Jason Blough

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Cavitation prediction in automotive torque converters, Darin Kowalski, Carl Anderson, and Jason Blough

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Windowed Selected Moving Autocorrelation (WSMA), Tri-Correlation (TriC), and misfire detection, Louis Yizhang Liu, Hanlong Yang, Steven Plee, and Jeffrey D. Naber

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Development of the enhanced vehicle and engine cooling system simulation and application to active cooling control, Brian J. Luptowski, Oner Arici, John Johnson, and Gordon Parker

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Impingement identification in a high speed diesel engine using piston surface temperature measurements, Scott Miers, Carl L. Anderson, Jason Blough, and M. Koray Inal

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of effects of constrained and natural exit conditions, Amitabh Narain, A. Siemionko, Jorge H. Kurita, T. W. Ng, N. Kim, K. Opella, and P. O. Sweger

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The classical Nusselt problem of film condensation: direct steady and unsteady computational simulations that yield results on stability and wave effects, L. Phan, S. L. Post, and Amitabh Narain

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Direct computational simulations for condensation inside tubes and channels, L. Phan, X. Wang, Shantanu Kulkarni, and Amitabh Narain