Research Projects

 

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2007-2009

Army Research Office

Shape Optimization of Metal Panels for Blast Load Mitigation

PI

 

1998-2002

Designing Quiet Structures Using Optimally Tuned Absorbers

National Science Foundation

PI

 

1998-2001

Simulation Based Design

Applied Research Lab

Co-PI

 

1996-2001

Mechanical Amplification of Piezoelectric Actuators

Department of Defense University Research Initiative / MURI

Co-Investigator

 

1996-97

Improve Helmet Modeling Process at Gentex Corporation

(Ben Franklin Partnership)

Gentex Corporation

PI

                    1996

                    Increasing the Life of Piston Rods in Forging Hammers

                    Ben Franklin Partnership and Chambersburg Engineering Company

                    PI

 

                    1994-95

                    Development of Effective Methods for Multi-objective Optimization

                    NASA Lewis Research Center

                    PI

          1994-95

          Fast Algorithms for Large Scale Optimization of Structures

          Science and Engineering Research Council, UK

          $24,000. (during sabbatical)

          PI

 

          1992-1994

          Concurrently Engineered Adaptive Quiet Structures

          Office of Naval Research

          Co-Investigator

 

           1991-1992

           A Study of the Natural Design Velocity Field for Shape Optimization

           The MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation

           PI

 

           1989-1992

           A Strategy for Designing Quiet Piping Systems Using Composites with  Actively Controlled Material Properties

           Office of Naval Research

           Co-PI

 1989-1990 (two years)
 Prediction of Operating Characteristics of Impact Tool Mechanism
 Ingersoll-Rand Company, Power Tools Division

 Co-PI

           1988-89

           Probabilistic Optimal Design Using Reliability Index Methods

           National Science Foundation - Grant for Novel Research

           PI

 

           1987-1989

           A Shape Optimization Approach Based on Natural Design Variables and Shape Functions.

           National Science Foundation

           PI

 

Finite Element Consulting

Power Tool, Piston Rod, Highway Barrier, Combustion Chamber, Satellite Structure Vibration, Finite Element Development and Error Analysis, , Short Courses, Online Courses

 

Optimization Consulting

Quadratic Programming Code for Portfolio Optimization, Suspension System Optimization, Shape Optimization, Optimization Codes (Optimizers) on Parallel Computers, Short Courses, Online Courses