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Current Projects

Thrust Area 1– Interfacial Mechanisms:  Characterization, Constitutive Modeling, System Integration (Sensors, Actuators, Dynamic Simulation)
  • Project #40A - Characterization and Modeling of Passive and Adaptive  Bushings and Mounts:  Rubber Bushings; Raj Singh
  • Project #40E - Characterization and Modeling of Passive and Adaptive Bushings and Mounts: Automotive System Isolation; Scott Noll
  • Project #40F - Characterization and Modeling of Passive and Adaptive Bushings and Mounts: Inverse Identification Method for Radiator Mounts; Raj Singh
  • Project #55 - Multiscale Finite Element Simulation of the Mechanical Behavior of Fiberglass Insulation; Soheil Soghrati
Thrust Area 2 – Safety, Comfort, and Health Monitoring:  Machine and Material Diagnostics, Human-Machine Interface, Strain Energy Management
  • Project #46 - Mechanoluminescent Paintable Light Sources in Automotive Lighting Systems; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #49 - Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring; Marcelo Dapino
  • Project #58 – Architecture for Mechanoluminescent Structural Sensors and Sensing Platforms- Vishnu Sundaresan
Thrust Area 3 – Adaptive Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH):  Active Noise and Vibration Control, Adaptable Structures, System Integration
  • Project #45 - Morphing Panels for Aerodynamic Performance; Marcelo Dapino & Leon Headings
  • Project #52 - Design of Matrix and Particulates for Simulcure 3D Printing Technique; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #57 – Flexible piezoelectric sensors for vehicle applications; Marcelo Dapino & Leon Headings
Thrust Area 4 – Emerging Vehicle Technologies:  Vehicle Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles, Lightweighting
  • Project #51A - Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures:  Effect of UAM Process on Manufactured Parts; Marcelo Dapino & Leon Headings
  • Project #51B - Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures: UAM Process Modeling; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, & Leon Headings
  • Project #51C - Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures:  UAM Structural Reinforcement; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, & Leon Headings
  • Project #54A - Robust Integrated Magnetic Composites (RIMaC) for Magnetic Gears: Part A Magnetic Additively-Manufactured Structural Hybrid (MASH), Part A; Marcelo Dapino & Zhangxian Deng
  • Project #54B - Robust Integrated Magnetic Composites (RIMaC) for Magnetic Gears: Part B: Magnetic gear drives (MGDs) for automotive applications; Marcelo Dapino & Zhangxian Deng
  • Project #56 - Dynamic Friction Characterization of Icy Road Surfaces; Raj Singh

 

Project Proposals

Eligible members should contact the Center Director for project proposals.