The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is to provide quality educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students planning careers in mechanical engineering or allied fields; to create and disseminate knowledge through research, publication, and other scholarly activities; to engage in professional activities to promote the mechanical engineering profession; and, to provide support to enhance the economic well-being of the state and the nation.

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2014

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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Mechanism of Blast Wave Transmission Through a Surrogate Head, Yi Hua, Praveen Akula, Linxia Gu, Jeff Berg, and Carl A. Nelson

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Experimental and numerical investigation of carbon fiber sandwich panels subjected to blast loading, Yi Hua, Praveen Kumar Akula, and Linxia Gu

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Effect of Er doping on the structural and magnetic properties of cobalt-ferrite, Sateesh Prathapani, M. Vinitha, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, and D. Das

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Arising applications of ferroelectric materials in photovoltaic devices, Yongbo Yuan, Zhengguo Xiao, Bin Yang, and Jinsong Huang

2013

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Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Asymptomatic Gas Emboli on the Vessel Wall, Linxia Gu and Eric L. Cutler

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Prediction of the Thermomechanical Behavior of Particle-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, Yi Hua and Linxia Gu

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Micromechanical analysis of nanoparticle-reinforced dental composites, Yi Hua, Linxia Gu, and Hidehiko Watanabe

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Elastic–Plastic Analysis and Strength Evaluation of Adhesive Joints in Wind Turbine Blades, Yi Hua, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, and Linxia Gu

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Impact damage on a thin glass plate with a thin polycarbonate backing, Wenke Hu, Yenan Wang, Jian Yu, Chian-Fong Yen, and Florin Bobaru Ph.D.

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High-Stress Shear-Induced Crystallization in Isotactic Polypropylene and Propylene/Ethylene Random Copolymers, Zhe Ma, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Dario Cavallo, Tim Gough, and Gerrit W. M. Peters

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Room-temperature organic ferromagnetism in the crystalline poly(3-hexylthiophene): Phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blend film, Bin Yang, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ralph Skomski, and Jinsong Huang

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Experimental investigation of the stent–artery interaction, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

2012

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A peridynamic formulation for transient heat conduction in bodies with evolving discontinuities, Florin Bobaru and Monchai Duangpanya

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Damage progression from impact in layered glass modeled with peridynamics, Florin Bobaru, Youn Doh Ha, and Wenke Hu

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The Meaning, Selection, and Use of the Peridynamic Horizon and Its Relation to Crack Branching in Brittle Materials, Florin Bobaru and Wenke Hu

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Effect of Long Chains on the Threshold Stresses for Flow-Induced Crystallization in iPP: Shish Kebabs vs. Sausages, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Derek W. Thurman, Weijun Zhou, and Julia A. Kornfield

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The Influence of Heterogeneous Meninges on the Brain Mechanics under Primary Blast Loading, Linxia Gu, Mehdi S. Chafi, Shailesh Ganpule, and Namas Chandra

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Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Vascular Suture Closure, Linxia Gu, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, Haili Lang, and James M. Hammel

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Arterial Wall Mechanics and Clinical Implications after Coronary Stenting: Comparisons of Three Stent Designs, Linxia Gu, Shijia Zhao, and Stacey R. Froemming

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In Vivo Demonstration of Surgical Task Assistance Using Miniature Robots, Jeff A. Hawks, Jacob Kunowski, and Stephen R. Platt

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Shear-Horizontal Vibration Modes of an Oblate Elliptical Cylinder and Energy Trapping in Contoured Acoustic Wave Resonators, Huijing He, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

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Three-dimensional modeling of carbon/epoxy to titanium single-lap joints with variable adhesive recess length, Yi Hua, Linxia Gu, and Michael Trogdon

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Peridynamic model for dynamic fracture in unidirectional fiber-reinforced composites, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, and Florin Bobaru

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The formulation and computation of the nonlocal J-integral in bond-based peridynamics, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, Florin Bobaru, and Stewart A. Silling

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Analysis of a Monolithic, Two-Dimensional Array of Quartz Crystal Microbalances Loaded by Mass Layers With Nonuniform Thickness, Nan Liu, J S. Yang, and Ji Wang

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Magnetic and magnetoelastic properties of Zn-doped cobalt-ferrites —CoFe2−xZnxO4 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3), Nalla Somaiah, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, P. A. Joy, and Dibakar Das

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Numerical simulation of buoyancy-driven turbulent ventilation in attic space under winter conditions, Shimin Wang, Zhigang Shen, and Linxia Gu

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Effects of Arterial Strain and Stress in the Prediction of Restenosis Risk: Computer Modeling of Stent Trials, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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Finite Element Analysis of the Implantation of a Self-Expanding Stent: Impact of Lesion Calcification, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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On the Importance of Modeling Stent Procedure for Predicting Arterial Mechanics, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

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The Impact of Wire Stent Fabrication Technique on the Performance of Stent Placement, Shijia Zhao, Xiangyi (Cheryl) Liu, and Linxia Gu

2011

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ADAPTIVE REFINEMENT AND MULTISCALE MODELING IN 2D PERIDYNAMICS, Florin Bobaru and Youn Doh Ha

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Dynamic Response of Brain Subjected to Blast Loadings: Influence of Frequency Ranges, Mehdi S. Chafi, Shailesh G. Ganpule, Linxia Gu, and Namas Chandra

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More carrot than stick: Encouraging computer programming in thermal design projects, Kevin D. Cole

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The Effect of Axial Conduction on Heat Transfer in a Liquid Microchannel Flow, Kevin D. Cole and Barbaros Çetin

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Role of helmet in the mechanics of shock wave propagation under blast loading conditions, Shailesh G. Ganpule, Linxia Gu, Aaron L. Alai, and Namas Chandra

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Use of Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy for in situ Observation of Interaction of Cells with Micro- and Nanoprobes, Alexander Goponenko, B. J. Boyle, K. I. Jahan, Maxim V. Gerashchenko, Dmitri E. Fomenko, Vadim N. Gladyshev, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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It’s Not What You Think: A Theory for Understanding the Lack of Interest among Domestic Students in the Engineering PhD, Michelle C. Howell Smith, Amanda L. Garrett, Ellen Weissinger, and Namas Chandra

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MODELING DYNAMIC FRACTURE AND DAMAGE IN A FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE LAMINA WITH PERIDYNAMICS, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, and Florin Bobaru

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Comparative Analysis of the Biaxial Mechanical Behavior of Carotid Wall Tissue and Biological and Synthetic Materials Used for Carotid Patch Angioplasty, Alexey Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Jason N. MacTaggart, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Fracture analysis of Kevlar-49/epoxy and e-glass/epoxy doublers for reinforcement of cracked aluminum plates, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala and Linxia Gu

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Simulation of electrospun nanofiber deposition on stationary and moving substrates, Linhua Liu and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Analysis Of Partially Electroded Piezoelectric Actuators With Nonuniform Thickness For The Purpose Of Reducing Actuating Shear Stress Concentration By Ansys, Nan Liu and Hongping Hu

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Effects of Mass Layer Nonuniformity on a Quartz-Crystal Microbalance, Nan Liu, Jiashi Yang, and Weiqiu Chen

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Frequency Shifts in Plate Crystal Resonators Induced by Electric, Magnetic, or Mechanical Fields in Surface Films, Nan Liu, J S. Yang, Yuantai Hu, Xuedong Chen, and Wei Jiang

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Numerical Modeling of Steady Burning Characteristics of Spherical Ethanol Particles in a Spray Environment, Vaibhav Kumar Sahu, Vasudevan Raghavan, Daniel N. Pope, and George Gogos

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Modeling of solvent evaporation from polymer jets in electrospinning, Xiang-Fa Wu, Yury Salkovskiy, and Youris A. Dzenis

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Increased efficiency of low band gap polymer solar cells at elevated temperature and its origins, Bin Yang, James Cox, Yongbo Yuan, Fawen Guo, and Jinsong Huang

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A Few Transient Effects in AT-Cut Quartz Thickness-Shear Resonators, Runyu Zhang and Hongping Hu

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Assessment of Shape Memory Alloy Stent Deployment in a Stenosed Artery, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

2010

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Steady-periodic heating in parallel-plate microchannel flow with participating walls, Kevin D. Cole

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Thermal models of railroad wheels and bearings, Kevin D. Cole, Constantine M. Tarawneh, Arturo A. Fuentes, B. M. Wilson, and L. Navarro

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Finite Element Analysis of Cracks in Aging Aircraft Structures with Bonded Composite-Patch Repairs, Linxia Gu, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, and Shijia Zhao

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The Relation Between the Arterial Stress and Restenosis Rate After Coronary Stenting, Linxia Gu, Shijia Zhao, Aswini K. Muttyam, and James M. Hammel

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Steady-state Green’s function solution for moving media with axial conduction, A. Haji-Sheikh, J. V. Beck, and Kevin D. Cole

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Directional annealing-induced texture in melt-spun (Sm12Co88)99Nb1 alloy, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, P. Rogge, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Effects of a Mass Layer With Gradually Varying Thickness on a Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Nan Liu, Jiashi S. Yang, and Weiqiu Chen

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Force–frequency effect of thickness mode langasite resonators, Haifeng Zhang, Joseph A. Turner, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

2009

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Steady-Periodic Heating of a Cylinder, Kevin D. Cole and Paul E. Crittenden

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Analysis of Flux-Base Fins for Estimation of Heat Transfer Coefficient, Kevin D. Cole, C. Tarawneh, and B. Wilson

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Real-time depth sectioning: Isolating the effect of stress on structure development in pressure-driven flow, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Derek W. Thurman, and Julia A Kornfield

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Computational model for predicting nonlinear viscoelastic damage evolution in materials subjected to dynamic loading, Flavio V. Souza, Yong-Rak Kim, George A. Gazonas, and David H. Allen

2008

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Conduction in rectangular plates with boundary temperatures specified, James V. Beck, Neil T. Wright, A. Haji-Sheikh, Kevin D. Cole, and Donald E. Amos

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Flush-Mounted Steady-Periodic Heated Film With Application to Shear-Stress Measurement, Kevin D. Cole

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Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio Metal Nanotips by Nanosecond Pulse Laser Melting, Bo Cui, Lin Wu, and Stephen Y. Chou

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HIGH-IMPACT, ENERGY-ABSORBING VEHICLE BARRIER SYSTEM : United States Patent 7,410,320 B2, Ronald K. Faller, Dean L. Sicking, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Robert W. Bielenberg, James C. Holloway, and Karla A. Polivka

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NONCONTACT RELATIVE RAIL DISPLACEMENT, TRACK MODULUS AND STIFFNESS MEASUREMENT BY A MOVING RAIL VEHICLE: US Patent No. US 7,403,296 B2, Shane Farritor, Richard Arnold, and Chris Norman

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Simultaneous birefringence, small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering to detect precursors and characterize morphology development during flow-induced crystallization of polymers, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Tim Gough, Florian Meneau, Wim Bras, Fernando Ania, Francisco Jose Balta-Calleja, and Julia A. Kornfield

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Finite Element Analysis Using Nonconforming Mesh, Ashok V. Kumar, Ravi Buria, Sanjeev Padmanabhan, and Linxia Gu

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SURGICAL CAMERA ROBOT: United States Patent NO. US 7,339,341 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Mark E. Rentschler, Stephen R. Platt, and Jason Dumpert

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Numerical Simulation of a Novel Blast Wave Mitigation Device, Zhenbi Su, Wen Peng, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, and Bryan Cheeseman

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Experiments and models for the thermal response of railroad tapered-roller bearings, Constantine M. Tarawneh, Kevin D. Cole, Brent M. Wilson, and Fadi Alnaimat

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Subcritical and Supercritical Droplet Evaporation within a Zero-Gravity Environment: Low Weber Number Relative Motion, Hongtao Zhang, Vasudevan Raghavan, and George Gogos

2007

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Thermal characterization of microscale conductive and nonconductive wires using transient electrothermal technique, Jiaqi Guo, Xinwei Wang, and Tao Wang

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Order-disorder transformations in Sm–Co and Sm–Co–ZrC systems with 2-17 stoichiometry, Y.Y. Kostogorova-Beller, Jeffrey E. Shield, and M.J. Kramer

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Surface anisotropy and magnetic freezing of MnO nanoparticles, Marco Morales Torres, Ralph Skomski, Shannon Fritz, G. Shelburne, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ming Yin, Stephen O'Brien, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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ROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,199,545 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

2006

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Highly coercive rapidly solidified Sm–Co alloys, Shampa Aich, V.K. Ravindran, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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The all boron carbide diode neutron detector: Comparison with theory, A.N. Caruso, Peter A. Dowben, S. Balkir, Nathan Schemm, Kevin Osberg, R.W. Fairchild, Oscar Barrios Flores, Snjezana Balaz, A.D. Harken, Brian W. Robertson, and Jennifer I. Brand

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Steady-Periodic Green’s Functions and Thermal- Measurement Applications in Rectangular Coordinates, Kevin D. Cole

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Comparative modeling of performance limits of solid state neutron detectors based on planar B-rich capture layers, A. D. Harken and Brian W. Robertson

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Magnetic behavior of rapidly solidified Pr–Co alloys with the TbCu7-type structure, J. Kostogorova and Jeffrey E. Shield

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MICROROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,042,184 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

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Modeling, Analysis, and Experimental Study of In Vivo Wheeled Robotic Mobility, Mark E. Rentschler, Jason Dumpert, Stephen R. Platt, Karl Iagnemma, Dmitry Oleynikov, and Shane M. Farritor

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High-energy product exchange-spring FePt/Fe cluster nanocomposite permanent magnets, X. Rui, Jeffrey E. Shield, Zhiguang Sun, L. Yue, Yinfan Xu, David J. Sellmyer, Z. Liu, and D.J. Miller

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A Minimum-Impact Method for Measuring Corrosion Rate of Steel-Hulled Shipwrecks in Seawater, Matthew A. Russell, David Conlin, Larry E. Murphy, Donald L. Johnson, Brent Wilson, and James Carr

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Load Transfer Issues in the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, G. A. Shen, S. Namilae, and Namas Chandra

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Magnetic reversal in three-dimensional exchange-spring permanent magnets, Jeffrey E. Shield, J. Zhou, S. Aich, V.K. Ravindran, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer

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Direct synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes bridging metal electrodes by laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition, J. Shi, Yongfeng Lu, K.J. Yi, Yushun Lin, Sy_Hwang Liou, J.B. Hou, and X.W. Wang

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Modeling and Simulation of the Interaction Between Lubricant Droplets on the Slider Surface and Air Flow Within the Head/Disk Interface of Disk Drives, Lin Wu

2005

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Magnetic behavior of Sm-Co-based permanent magnets during order/disorder phase transformations, Shampa Aich, J. Kostogorova, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Finite element analysis of covered microstents, Linxia Gu, Swadeshmukul Santra, Robert A. Mericle, and Ashok V. Kumar

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The Stability and Oxidation Resistance of Iron- and Cobalt-Based Magnetic Nanoparticle Fluids Fabricated by Inert-Gas Condensation, Nguyen H. Hai, Raymond Lemoine, Shaina Remboldt, Michelle A. Strand, Steve Wignall, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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Texture formation in FePt thin films via thermal stress management, P. Rasmussen, X. Rui, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Texture formation in FePt thin films via thermal stress management, P. Rasmussen, X. Rui, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Cluster-assembled exchange-spring nanocomposite permanent magnets, X. Rui, Zhiguang Sun, Yinfan Xu, David J. Sellmyer, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Numerical analysis of heat transfer in pulsating turbulent flow in a pipe, Xuefeng Wang and Nengli Zhang

2004

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The effect of heterogeneity on plane wave propagation through layered composites, X. Chen and Namas Chandra

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Computer Programs for Temperature in Fins and Slab Bodies with the Method of Green’s Functions, Kevin D. Cole

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BORON-CARBIDE SOLID STATE NEUTRON DETECTOR AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME, Peter A. Dowben, Shireen Adenwalla, Brian W. Robertson, and Mengjun Bai