Publications from the Department of Engineering Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2021

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Optimizing a GPU-accelerated genetic algorithm for the vehicle routing problem, Marwan Abdelatti, Abdeltawab Hendawi, and Manbir Sodhi

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Interface Controlled Thermal Resistances of Ultra-Thin Chalcogenide-Based Phase Change Memory Devices, Kiumars Aryana, John T. Gaskins, Joyeeta Nag, Derek A. Stewart, Zhaoqiang Bai, Saikat Mukhopadhyay, John C. Read, David H. Olson, Eric R. Hoglund, James M. Howe, Ashutosh Giri, Michael K. Grobis, and Patrick E. Hopkins

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Coating engineering for boiling heat transfer toward immersion cooling, Zhen Cao, Zan Wu, Mohammad Faghri, and Bengt Sundén

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Higher-Order decompositions for modal identification and model order reduction, David Chelidze

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Effects of prolonged saline water exposure on the peel strength of polyurea/monel 400 interface, Irine Neche Chenwi, Thomas Ramotowski, James LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

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A Cable-Driven Switching-Legged Inchworm Soft Robot: Design and Testing, Xiaotian Chen, Paolo Stegagno, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Cooperative Learning-Based Formation Control of Autonomous Marine Surface Vessels With Prescribed Performance, Shi Lu Dai, Shude He, Yufei Ma, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Distributed Cooperative Learning Control of Uncertain Multiagent Systems with Prescribed Performance and Preserved Connectivity, Shi Lu Dai, Shude He, Yufei Ma, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Selecting between evolutionary and classical algorithms for the CVRP using machine learning: Optimization of vehicle routing problems, Justin Fellers, Jose Quevedo, Marwan Abdelatti, Meghan Steinhaus, and Manbir Sodhi

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Blast response of carbon-fiber/epoxy laminates subjected to long-term seawater exposure at sea floor depth pressures, Dillon Fontaine, James LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

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Novel pressure vessel for pressurizing corrosive liquids with applications in accelerated life testing of composite materials, Dillon Fontaine, Anthony Marshall, and Arun Shukla

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Experiments in measuring dynamic hydrostatic constitutive properties of soft materials, C. Fox, S. Kishore, K. Senol, and A. Shukla

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Thickness-Independent Vibrational Thermal Conductance across Confined Solid-Solution Thin Films, Ashutosh Giri, Ramez Cheaito, John T. Gaskins, Takanori Mimura, Harlan J. Brown-Shaklee, Douglas L. Medlin, Jon F. Ihlefeld, and Patrick E. Hopkins

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Heat Transfer Mechanisms and Tunable Thermal Conductivity Anisotropy in Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks with Adsorbed Gases, Ashutosh Giri and Patrick E. Hopkins

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Adaptive robust tracking control for hybrid models of three-dimensional bipedal robotic walking under uncertainties, Yan Gu and Chengzhi Yuan

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A Colorimetric Dip Strip Assay for Detection of Low Concentrations of Phosphate in Seawater, Hojat Heidari-Bafroui, Amer Charbaji, Constantine Anagnostopoulos, and Mohammad Faghri

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Portable infrared lightbox for improving the detection limits of paper-based phosphate devices, Hojat Heidari-Bafroui, Brenno Ribeiro, Amer Charbaji, Constantine Anagnostopoulos, and Mohammad Faghri

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Assessment of the automation potential of electric vehicle battery disassembly, Jan F. Hellmuth, Nicholas M. DiFilippo, and Musa K. Jouaneh

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Underwater explosive bubble interaction with an adjacent submerged structure, Carlos Javier, Michael Galuska, Michael Papa, James LeBlanc, Helio Matos, and Arun Shukla

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Response of an underwater cylindrical composite shell to a proximal implosion, Shyamal Kishore, Prathmesh Naik Parrikar, and Arun Shukla

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Effects of Water Saturation and Low Temperature Coupling on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon and E-Glass Epoxy Laminates, James LeBlanc, Paul Cavallaro, Jahn Torres, David Ponte, Eric Warner, Irine Chenwi, and Aun Shukla

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Fatigue life estimation of structures under statistically and spectrally similar variable amplitude loading, He Wen Xuan Li and David Chelidze

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Robust Project-Based Organizations for the Design of Complex Engineered Systems, Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi and Bryan Still

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The Traveling Salesman Problem with Job-times (TSPJ), Mohsen Mosayebi, Manbir Sodhi, and Thomas A. Wettergren

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Different level automation technology acceptance: Older adult driver opinion, Sanaz Motamedi, Alaa Masrahi, Tobias Bopp, and Jyh Hone Wang

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Using reinforcement learning for tuning genetic algorithms, Jose Quevedo, Marwan Abdelatti, Farhad Imani, and Manbir Sodhi

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Exploring the Three Dimensions of Sustainability Related to Clay Cups, Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Manbir Sodhi, Thomas Spengler, and Christian Thies

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Microfluidic Devices for Magnetic Separation of Biological Particles: A Review, Athira N. Surendran, Ran Zhou, and Yang Lin

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Investigations on air and underwater blast mitigation in polymeric composite structures – A review, Piyush Wanchoo, Helio Matos, Carl Ernst Rousseau, and Arun Shukla

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Semi-automated system for assembly of insulated corner faux bricks, Zachary Whittaker and Musa K. Jouaneh

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Rapid dynamical pattern recognition for sampling sequences, Weiming Wu, Qian Wang, Chengzhi Yuan, and Cong Wang

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Dynamical pattern recognition for sampling sequences based on deterministic learning and structural stability, Weiming Wu, Fukai Zhang, Cong Wang, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Robust consensus for linear multi-agent systems with structured uncertainties, Xiangming Xue, Fen Wu, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Detection of heart valve disorders from PCG signals using TQWT, FA-MVEMD, Shannon energy envelope and deterministic learning, Wei Zeng, Zixiang Lin, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

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ECG arrhythmia classification based on variational mode decomposition, Shannon energy envelope and deterministic learning, Wei Zeng and Chengzhi Yuan

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A new approach for the detection of abnormal heart sound signals using TQWT, VMD and neural networks, Wei Zeng, Jian Yuan, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

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A novel technique for the detection of myocardial dysfunction using ECG signals based on hybrid signal processing and neural networks, Wei Zeng, Jian Yuan, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

Submissions from 2020

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An improved GPU-accelerated heuristic technique applied to the capacitated vehicle routing problem, Marwan F. Abdelatti and Manbir S. Sodhi

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A mother-centered evaluation of breast pumps, Rachel L. Bartels, Diane DiTomasso, and Gretchen A. Macht

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Ease of EVs: Exploring factors that influence battery consumption, Rachel L. Bartels, Daniel Kowalsky, Tim Jonas, and Gretchen A. Macht

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Analysis of Layout Impacts on Resource Allocation for Voting: A Los Angeles Vote Center, Nicholas D. Bernardo, Gretchen A. Macht, and Jennifer Lather

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A New Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Improved Detection of Nitrate in Water, Amer Charbaji, Hojat Heidari-Bafroui, Constantine Anagnostopoulos, and Mohammad Faghri

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Zinculose: A New Fibrous Material with Embedded Zinc Particles, A. Charbaji, Winfield W. Smith, C. Anagnostopoulos, and M. Faghri

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Strained Polymer Thermal Conductivity Enhancement Counteracted by Additional Off-Axis Strain, Brian F. Donovan, Ronald J. Warzoha, Tyler Cosby, Ashutosh Giri, Adam A. Wilson, Andrew J. Borgdorff, Nicholas T. Vu, Eric A. Patterson, and Edward P. Gorzkowski

Occupational risks associated with solar installations: A review, Jesse C. Duroha, Jeffrey R.S. Brownson, and Gretchen A. Macht

Comparison of lithium-ion recycling processes for electric vehicle batteries, Jan Engel and Gretchen A. Macht

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Fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) for the analysis of team communication, Dominique Engome Tchupo, Jung Hyup Kim, and Gretchen A. Macht

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Catalyzing community-led solar development by enabling cooperative behavior: Insights from an experimental game in the United States, Bronson Ferster, Jeffrey R.S. Brownson, and Gretchen A. Macht

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Acoustic Microfluidic Separation Techniques and Bioapplications: A Review, Yuan Gao, Mengren Wu, Yang Lin, and Jie Xu

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Trapping and control of bubbles in various microfluidic applications, Yuan Gao, Mengren Wu, Yang Lin, and Jie Xu

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Empirical mode analysis identifying hysteresis in vortex-induced vibrations of a bending-dominated flexible cylinder, Ersegun Deniz Gedikli, David Chelidze, and Jason Dahl

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Origins of pressure-induced enhancement in thermal conductivity of hybrid inorganic–organic perovskites, Ashutosh Giri

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Adaptive robust trajectory tracking control of fully actuated bipedal robotic walking, Yan Gu and Chengzhi Yuan

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Infrared Lightbox and iPhone App for Improving Detection Limit of Phosphate Detecting Dip Strips, H. Heidari-Bafroui, B. Ribeiro, A. Charbaji, C. Anagnostopoulos, and M. Faghri

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Average friction factor for laminar gas flow in microtubes, Chungpyo Hong, Yutaka Asako, Mohammad Faghri, and Gian Luca Morini

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Experiments on measurement of heat transfer rate of gas flow through microchannel with constant wall temperature, Chungpyo Hong, Yutaka Asako, Mohammad Faghri, Danish Rehman, and Gian Luca Morini

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Experimental investigations of local friction factors of laminar and turbulent gas flows in smooth micro-tubes, Chungpyo Hong, Takayuki Shigeishi, Yutaka Asako, and Mohammad Faghri

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Convex Synthesis for Optimal Consensus of Input-Delayed Multi-Agent Systems via Dynamic Relative Output Feedback, Kaide Huang and Chengzhi Yuan

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Dynamic Relative Output-Feedback Consensus for Multi-Agent Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation, Kaide Huang and Chengzhi Yuan

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Hydrothermally degraded carbon fiber / epoxy plates subjected to underwater explosive loading in a fully submerged environment, Carlos Javier, James LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

Quantifying the impact of traffic on the energy consumption of electric vehicles, Tim Jonas and Gretchen A. Macht

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Integrating a Smartphone-Based Vibration Experiment into an Engineering Course, Musa K. Jouaneh

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Average Friction Factors of Choked Gas Flow in Microtubes, D. Kang, C. Hong, D. Rehman, G. L. Morini, Y. Asako, and M. Faghri

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Identification of Gas Flow Regimes in Adiabatic Microtubes by means of Wall Temperature Measurements, R. Kashiwagi, C. Hong, Y. Asako, G. L. Morini, and M. Faghri

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Toward a unified interpretation of the “proper”/“smooth” orthogonal decompositions and “state variable”/“dynamic mode” decompositions with application to fluid dynamics, Arham Amin Khan, Joseph Kuehl, and David Chelidze

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Underwater implosion pressure pulse interactions with submerged plates, Shyamal Kishore, Koray Senol, Prathmesh Naik Parrikar, and Arun Shukla

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Experimental Control and Statistical Analysis of Thermal Conductivity in ZnO−Benzene Multilayer Thin Films, Fabian Krahl, Ashutosh Giri, Md Shafkat Bin Hoque, Linda Sederholm, Patrick E. Hopkins, and Maarit Karppinen

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A coupled, physics-based matrix-grain boundary model for creep of carbide strengthened nickel-based superalloys - I. Concepts and formulation, Michael Lapera, Daniel Spader, and Hamouda Ghonem

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Low Temperature Effects on the Mechanical, Fracture, and Dynamic Behavior of Carbon and E-glass Epoxy Laminates, James LeBlanc, Paul Cavallaro, Jahn Torres, David Ponte, Eric Warner, Ryan Saenger, Irine Neba Mforsoh, and Aun Shukla

Measuring product sustainability: A literature review, Thu Trang Le, Jan Engel, and Gretchen A. Macht

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Fatigue Damage of a Single-Edge Notched Beam Specimen Under Variable Amplitude Loading with Similar Probabilistic and Cycle Counting Statistics, Hewenxuan Li and David Chelidze

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Identification and Modeling of a Variable Amplitude Fatigue Experiment Apparatus with Damaged Beam Specimen, Hewenxuan Li and David Chelidze

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Four-direction search scheme of path planning for mobile agents, Kene Li, Chengzhi Yuan, Jingjing Wang, and Xiaonan Dong

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Elucidating the constitutive relationship of calcium–silicate–hydrate gel using high throughput reactive molecular simulations and machine learning, Gideon A. Lyngdoh, Hewenxuan Li, Mohd Zaki, N. M. Anoop Krishnan, and Sumanta Das

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Mechatronics and robotics education: Standardizing foundational key concepts, Kevin McFall, Kevin Huang, Hunter Gilbert, Musa Jouaneh, He Bai, and David Auslander

Mechatronics and robotics education: Standardizing foundational key concepts, Kevin Stanely McFall, Kevin Huang, Hunter B. Gilbert, Musa K. Jouaneh, He Bai, and David M. Auslander

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Tuning genetic algorithm parameters using design of experiments, Mohsen Mosayebi and Manbir Sodhi

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Constitutive compressive behavior of polyurea with exposure to aggressive marine environments, Irine Neba Mforsoh, James LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

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Chain-Length Dependence of Thermal Conductivity in 2D Alkylammonium Lead Iodide Single Crystals, Md Abu Jafar Rasel, Ashutosh Giri, David H. Olson, Chaoying Ni, Patrick E. Hopkins, and Joseph P. Feser

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Hydrostatic implosion of composite cylinders in an open-ended confining structure, Christopher J. Salazar and Arun Shukla

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Mitigation of shock loading on structures using aqueous methylcellulose solution, Koray Senol, Galit Parvari, Yonatan Rotbaum, Yoav Eichen, Daniel Rittel, and Arun Shukla

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A coupled, physics-based matrix-grain boundary model for creep of carbide strengthened nickel-based superalloys - II. Experimental results and model application, Daniel Spader, Michael Lapera, and Hamouda Ghonem

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Distribution of Grain Boundary Carbides in Inconel 617 Subjected to Creep at 900 °C and 950 °C, Daniel Spader, Kimberly Maciejewski, and Hamouda Ghonem

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A Novel Frequency-Domain Approach for the Exact Range of Imaginary Spectra and the Stability Analysis of LTI Systems With Two Delays, Chengzhi Yuan, Shuang Song, Qingbin Gao, Hamid Reza Karimi, Libor Pekar, and Shenghui Guo

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Identification of epileptic seizures in EEG signals using time-scale decomposition (ITD), discrete wavelet transform (DWT), phase space reconstruction (PSR) and neural networks, Wei Zeng, Mengqing Li, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

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A new learning and classification framework for the detection of abnormal heart sound signals using hybrid signal processing and neural networks, Wei Zeng, Zixiang Lin, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

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Classification of myocardial infarction based on hybrid feature extraction and artificial intelligence tools by adopting tunable-Q wavelet transform (TQWT), variational mode decomposition (VMD) and neural networks, Wei Zeng, Jian Yuan, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, Fenglin Liu, and Ying Wang

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Similar Fault Isolation of Discrete-Time Nonlinear Uncertain Systems: An Adaptive Threshold Based Approach, Jingting Zhang, Qingbin Gao, Chengzhi Yuan, Wei Zeng, Shi-Lu Dai, and Cong Wang

Submissions from 2019

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Modeling and control of a spherical inverted pendulum with actuator saturation, Geovani Bondo, Chengzhi Yuan, and Chang Duan

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A novel method for bone fatigue monitoring and prediction, Michelle L. Cler, Joseph J. Kuehl, Carolyn Skurla, and David Chelidze

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Adaptive Neural Control of Underactuated Surface Vessels With Prescribed Performance Guarantees, Shi Lu Dai, Shude He, Min Wang, and Chengzhi Yuan

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Using the Soar Cognitive Architecture to Remove Screws from Different Laptop Models, Nicholas M. Difilippo and Musa K. Jouaneh

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Active control of flexible cylinders undergoing vortex-induced vibrations using piezo stripe actuators, Ersegun Deniz Gedikli, David Chelidze, and Jason Dahl

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Computational modeling of dynamically initiated instabilities and implosion of underwater cylindrical structures in a confined environment, Emily L. Guzas, Sachin Gupta, Joseph M. Ambrico, James M. LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

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Effect of Prolonged Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure on the Blast Response of Fiber Reinforced Composite Plates, Carlos Javier, Taylor Smith, James LeBlanc, and Arun Shukla

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Effect of pressure profile of shock waves on lipid membrane deformation, Ralph Kfoury, Bahador Marzban, Emad Makki, Michael L. Greenfield, and Hongyan Yuan

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Underwater Dynamic Collapse of Sandwich Composite Structures, S. Kishore, P. Naik Parrikar, N. DeNardo, and A. Shukla

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Identification of variable amplitude fatigue loading based on bivariate probability mass functions, Hewenxuan Li and David Chelidze

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Variable amplitude fatigue testing apparatus and its dynamical characterization, Hewenxuan Li and David Chelidze

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Kinect-based hand gesture recognition using trajectory information, hand motion dynamics and neural networks, Fenglin Liu, Wei Zeng, Chengzhi Yuan, Qinghui Wang, and Ying Wang