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2017 Winter/Spring (Tenth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC)

The Tenth Semi-Annual Winter/Spring Meeting of the NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on May 2 (Tuesday) and 3 (Wednesday), 2017 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

The December 2016 edition of the SVC Newsletter is now online!

You can find it here!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

2016 Summer (Ninth Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Ninth Annual Summer Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on August 9 (Tuesday) and 10 (Wednesday), 2016 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

2016 Winter (Ninth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Ninth Semi-Annual Winter Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on March 3 (Thursday) and 4 (Friday), 2016 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

The December 2015 edition of the SVC Newsletter is now online!

You can find it here!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

2015 Summer (Eighth Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Eighth Annual Summer Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on August 20 (Thursday) and 21 (Friday), 2015 at Honda R&D in Raymond, Ohio. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met twice to discuss SVC projects, Phase III renewal, and the Center's direction. The event was announced on the National Science Foundation's website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects and members provided feedback with regards to ongoing work, offered new ideas, and directed future research problems.

 

2015 Winter (Eighth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Eighth Semi-Annual Winter Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on February 12 (Thursday) and 13 (Friday), 2015 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

The December 2014 edition of the SVC Newsletter is now online!

You can find it here.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

2014 Summer (Seventh Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

 

The Seventh Annual Summer Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on September 11 (Thursday) and 12 (Friday), 2014 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met twice to discuss SVC projects, Phase III renewal, and the Center's direction. The event was announced on the National Science Foundation's website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects and members provided feedback with regards to ongoing work, offered new ideas, and directed future research problems.

 

2014 Winter (Seventh Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Seventh Semi-Annual Winter Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on February 13 (Thursday) and 14 (Friday), 2014 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

2013 Summer (Sixth Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Sixth Annual Summer Meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on August 14 (Wed.) and 15 (Thurs.), 2013, at Eaton Innovation Center in the Detroit Metro Area.  The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) held two meetings to discuss SVC projects and the Center's direction.  The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members were able to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 

 

2013 Winter (Sixth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The sixth semi-annual winter meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on January 30 (Wed.) and 31 (Thurs.), 2013, at The Ohio State University.  The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) also met. The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.   

 

I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center Renewed by the National Science Foundation 

The Smart Vehicle Concepts (SVC) Center started in 2007 with a focus on novel and emerging trends in vehicle design where smart structures, next-generation suspension or mounting devices, vastly improved actuators or valves, intelligent sensors and improved health monitoring and  diagnostic systems are integrated to develop ground and aerospace vehicles of the future. Fundamental and applied research is conducted to analyze, model, characterize and design innovative engineered components capable of providing built-in actuation, precision motion control features, self-diagnostics, and self-healing capabilities while satisfying increasingly stringent vehicle design requirements.

The SVC began putting together the proposal for a Phase II Center in January 2012, and solicited letters of support from the industrial sponsors. The IAB discussed the direction of a Phase II center at the February IAB meeting and the proposal was submitted on March 6, 2012, with a commitment of about $490K (from the industrial sponsors) for 2012-13.  The Center officially entered Phase II July 1, 2012 and will continue until June 30, 2017.

The SVC and its faculty and students are excited by the opportunity to continue its mission to conduct basic and applied research, build an unmatched research, engineering education & technology transfer facility, and develop well-trained engineers (MS and PhD levels) for another five years.  A big thank you goes to our sponsors and the National Science Foundation for supporting cutting edge research and education at The Ohio State University!

 

2012 Summer (Fifth Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The fifth annual summer meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held July 24 (Tuesday) and 25 (Wednesday), 2012.  The meeting was held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, located at 22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, OH 44142. The event was announced on the NSF website and the Ohio Aerospace Institute website.

The meeting opened with a student poster session and reception.  Afterwards, faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.  The Industrial Advisory Board met on day two.

 

2012 Winter (Fifth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The fifth semi-annual winter meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on February 8 (Wed.) and 9 (Thurs.), 2012.  The meeting was held at The Ohio State University.  The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) also met. The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.  A short course was held on the first day.

 

2011 Summer (Fourth Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The fourth annual summer meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held August 10 (Wed) and 11 (Thur), 2011.  Day One was held at the Edison Welding Institute located on 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive, Columbus, OH 43221.  Day Two was held at The Ohio State University.  The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well. The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.  An R&D Workshop was held, consisting of a sponsors’ forum and breakout sessions.

 

2011 Winter (Fourth Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center 
The Fourth semi-annual winter meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held at the Texas A&M University on February 15 (Tues) and 16 (Wed), 2011. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) also met. The event was announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.

 

2010 Summer (Third Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center 
The third semi-annual winter meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held at The Ohio State University 11 August (Wednesday) and 12 August (Thursday) 2010. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well. The event was been announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems. 
 

2010 Winter (Third Semi-Annual) Meeting - A meeting for members of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center 
The third semi-annual winter meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held at the Texas A&M University on February 23 (Tues) and 24 (Wed), 2009. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well. The event was been announced on the NSF website.

Faculty and student researchers discussed ongoing projects. Members had an opportunity to provide feedback on ongoing work, offer new ideas, and direct future research problems.

 

December 2009 Newsletter

The December 2009 NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center Newsletter is available here.

 

Professor Singh is elected a Fellow of Institute of Noise Control Engineering
October 2009

Dr. Rajendra Singh, a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). The INCE Fellow rank honors (and recognizes publicly) any member who has rendered valuable service to the Institute and has made a “notable or distinguished contribution to the advancement of noise control engineering or notably promoted knowledge of noise control engineering.” Dr. Singh is among the first of “outstanding members” to be elected. With this, Prof. Singh now holds the fellow grade in 4 professional societies; the other three include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Dr. Singh holds the distinguished “Donald D. Glower” chair in the college of engineering and is the Director of the NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center and the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Singh is well recognized for research in machinery and vehicle noise sources and structural paths, and in particular for seminal work on gear dynamics and acoustics. He has published more than 350 articles including 174 journal articles. Dr. Singh has also developed an innovative, engineering practice type graduate course sequence in automotive noise and vibration control in partnership with General Motors.  He has received several national awards for excellence in engineering education, including the Westinghouse award from ASEE. Dr. Singh served as the President of the INCE/USA in 2003 and is currently the I-INCE Vice-President of Technical Activities in the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).

The Mechanical Engineering Department at The Ohio State University congratulates Dr. Singh for his outstanding achievements and for his election as a Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA.
 

Building in Smarter Materials
Technologies that can automatically respond to changing conditions are expected to show up increasingly in future automobiles (By Steven Ashley). Read full article here.

 

Second Annual (Summer)  2009 Meeting
The second annual summer meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held at The Ohio State university on August 12 (Wed) and 13 (Thurs), 2009. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well. The event was announced on the NSF website. 

 

Smart and Small
Machine Design published an article on SVC Project #31 on adaptive seat belts in their June 5, 2008 issue.  For more information, click here to view the article.

 

Second Semi-Annual 2009 Meeting

The Second Semi-Annual project review meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on 5-6 February, 2009 at Texas A&M University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well. For more information, please download the agenda and the logistics information (PDF documents).

 

December 2008 Newsletter

The December 2008 NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center Newsletter is available here.

 

Smart Vehicle Concepts Center - Research for Industry

Engineering researchers at the Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) are bringing lighter, more intelligent materials to vehicle design—thanks to a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program. [view full article]

 

Texas A&M, SVC Academic Partner 

The Ohio State University is pleased to welcome Texas A&M University as its first Academic Partner in the Smart Vehicles Concept Center (SVC). This partnership has been formally approved by the National Science Foundation effective July 2008. Professor Dimitris Lagoudas of the Aerospace Engineering Department will serve as the SVC-TAMU Site Director, with Dr. Ibrahim Karaman and Dr. James Boyd, also from Aerospace Engineering, joining him as project leaders.

 

Welcome to Solidica

Welcome to our newest member Solidica, joining as a sponsor of the Smart Vehicle Concepts Center this summer, 2008.

 

Summer 2008 Meeting

The second semi-annual project review meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) will be held on 13-14 August, 2008 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) will meet as well. More details to follow.

More details available on the NSF website. Add the link under the word NSF

 

Winter 2008 Meeting

The first semi-annual project review meeting of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC) was held on 6-7 February, 2008 at The Ohio State University. The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) met as well.

 

Successful Launch

The SVC Center was successfully launched by the lead institution (The Ohio State University) in July 2007 with NSF and industry support.