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Phase III 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
  • Project #60 (Current): Distributed programmable actuation platforms; Vishnu Sundaresan

 

Thrust Area 2– Safety, Comfort, and Health Monitoring: Machine and Material Diagnostics, Human-Machine Interfave, Strain Energy Management
  • Project #46: Mechanoluminescent Paintable Light Sources in Automotive Lighting Systems; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #49 (Current): Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring; Marcelo Dapino
  • Project #58: Architecture for Mechanoluminescent Structural Sensors and Sensing Platforms: Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #58A (Current): Optical multifunctional materials – Architectures for structural sensors: Architecture for mechanoluminescent structural sensors and sensing platforms; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #59 (Current): Multifunctional structural panels with electroluminescence; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project  #63 (Pending): Smart restraint systems; Sheng Dong and Marcelo Dapino
 
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 and Leon Headings
  • Project #52 (Current): Multifunctional structural polymer composites for vehicle electrification; Vishnu Sundaresan
  • Project #57: Flexible piezoelectric sensors for vehicle applications; Marcelo Dapino and Leon Headings
  • Project #57B (Current): Flexible piezoelectric sensors for vehicle applications: Air speed and direction measurement; Marcelo Dapino and Leon Headings
  • Project #60 (Current): Distributed programmable actuation platforms; Vishnu Sundaresan 

 

Thrust Area 4 – Emerging Vehicle Technologies:  Vehicle Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles, Lightweighting
  • Project #51B (Current): Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures: UAM Process Modeling; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, and Leon Headings
  • Project #51C (Current): Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures: UAM Structural Reinforcement; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, and Leon Headings
  • Project #51D (Current): Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Structures: UAM steel builds; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, and Leon Headings
  • Project #51E (Current): Joining of metal and fiber reinforced polymers; Marcelo Dapino, M. Bryant Gingerich, and Leon Headings
  • Project #54A: Robust Integrated Magnetic Composites (RIMaC) for Magnetic Gears: Magnetic Additively-Manufactured Structural Hybrid (MASH); Marcelo Dapino and Zhangxian Deng
  • Project #54B (Current): Robust Integrated Magnetic Composites (RIMaC) for Magnetic Gears: Magnetic gear drives (MGDs) for automotive applications; Marcelo Dapino and Zhangxian Deng
  • Project #56: Dynamic Friction Characterization of Icy Road Surfaces; Raj Singh
  • Project #61 (Current): Dynamic self-reforming lithium/solid electrolyte interface for solid-state battery; Vishnu Sundaresan and Travis Hery
  • Project #62 (Current): Nanostructured materials for high-energy density batteries; Vicky Doan-Nguyen

 

 

Project Proposals

Eligible members should contact the Center Director for project proposals.