Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications

 

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Publications from 2020

Calculus Readiness and Retention Rates for Homeschooled Students in a Four Year Engineering Program, Danielle Fredette

Introduction of Software Engineering Concepts for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students and Application to Senior Projects, Danielle Fredette and Nathan Jessurun

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Bringing the University to the Workplace: Targeted Short Course Development, Luke Fredette, E. Nutwell, and S. Noll

Publications from 2019

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Dynamic Center of Elasticity Concept for One-dimensional Structural Elements, Luke Fredette

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Utilizing an Individually Built Mobile Robot in the Laboratory of an Advanced Digital Logic Design Course in Conjunction with a Final Class Competition, Clinton E. Kohl

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Taper-Trunnion Interface Stress Varies Significantly With Head Size and Activity, Timothy L. Norman, Jordan E. Denen, Austin J. Land, Devan M. Kienitz, and Thomas A. Fehring

Tornado Safe Room Wood-Framed Redesign, C. Puttbach, A. Elliott, and David Dittenber

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Identification of multi-dimensional elastic and dissipative properties of elastomeric vibration isolators, R. Ramesh, Luke Fredette, and R. Singh

Perspectives and Possibilities for Online Engineering Education at Christian Institutions, N. Reese and David Dittenber

Publications from 2018

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Innovation Governed by Godly Wisdom, Robert Chasnov

Nonlinear Fluid Damping Models for Hydraulic Bushing Under Sinusoidal or Transient Excitation, Luke Fredette, Siddharth Rath, and Rajendra Singh

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Effect of Fractionally Damped Compliance Elements on Amplitude Sensitive Dynamic Stiffness Predictions of a Hydraulic Bushing, Luke Fredette and R. Singh

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Rotating Scatter Mask Optimization for Gamma Source Direction Identification, Darren E. Holland, James E. Blevins, Larry W. Burggraf, and Buckley E. O'Day

Publications from 2017

Problem Based Learning in an Intro to Civil Engineering Course: Effects on Student Engagement and Retention, David Dittenber

Bringing Experiential Learning into the Online Classroom: A Mechanics of Materials Course Case Study, David Dittenber and A. J. Ironside

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Development of an Inductor Incorporated onto a Carbon Fiber MAV Structural Component, Christopher J. Fearday, Thomas Ward, Norhayati Binti Soin, Uda Hashim, and Nissar Mohammad Karim

Dynamic Eco-Driving's Fuel Saving Potential in Traffic: Multi-Vehicle Simulation Study Comparing Three Representative Methods, Danielle Fredette and Ümit Özguner

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Swarm-Inspired Modeling of a Highway System With Stability Analysis, Danielle Fredette and Ümit Özguner

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High Frequency, Multi-axis Dynamic Stiffness Analysis of a Fractionally Damped Elastomeric Isolator Using Continuous System Theory, Luke Fredette and Rajendra Singh

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A Model Checking Approach to Testing the Reliability of Smart Grid Protection Systems, Seth Hamman, Kenneth M. Hopkinson, and Jose E. Fadul

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Teaching Game Theory to Improve Adversarial Thinking in Cybersecurity Students, Seth Hamman, Kenneth M. Hopkinson, Ruth Markham, Andrew Chaplik, and Gabrielle Metzler

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Applying Behavioral Game Theory to Cyber-Physical Systems Protection Planning, Seth Hamman, K. Hopkinson, and Lindsey McCarty

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A Brief Survey of the Biblical Integration of Engineering and Missions with Emphasis on Appropriate Technologies, Frederick G. Harmon

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Hybrid Solution of Nonlinear Stochastic Optimal Control Problems Using Legendre Pseudospectral and Generalized Polynomial Chaos Algorithms, Frederick G. Harmon

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Experimental Analysis of Energy and Friction Factor for Titanium Dioxide Nanofluid in a Water Block Heat Sink, S. S. Khaleduzzaman, I. M. Mahbubul, M. R. Sohel, R. Saidur, J. Selvaraj, Thomas Ward, and M. E. Niza

The Wooden Bicycle: Around the World, Jay H. Kinsinger

Clark State Community College CHM-1150 Workbook, Cherish Christina Lesko

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Knee Loading Due to Varus and External Rotation in Gait Supports Medial Compartment Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Timothy L. Norman, Joel D. Hutchison, Michael R. Gardner, and J. D. Blaha MD

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Nano-mechanical Properties and Structural of a 3D-printed Biodegradable Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicle Wing, E. Salami, E. Montazer, Thomas Ward, and P. B. Ganesan

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An Experimental Study of the Elastic Properties of Dragonfly-like Flapping Wings for Use in Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles, P. N. Sivasankaran, E. Salami, R. Viyapuri, M. R. Johan, Thomas Ward, and C. J. Fearday

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A Bibliometric Review of Progress in Micro Air Vehicle Research, Thomas Ward, Christopher J. Fearday, Erfan Salami, and Norhayati Binti Soin

Publications from 2016

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Response of Pultruded Glass Composite Box Beams Under Bending and Shear, Daniel D. Estep, Hota V.S. GangaRao, David Dittenber, and Muhammad AsifQureshi

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Harmonic Amplitude Dependent Dynamic Stiffness of Hydraulic Bushings: Alternate Nonlinear Models and Experimental Validation, Luke Fredette, Jason T. Dreyer, Todd E. Rook, and Rajendra Singh

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Estimation of the Transient Response of a Tuned, Fractionally Damped Elastomeric Isolator, Luke Fredette and Rajendra Singh

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Optimization of a Synthetic Jet Actuator for Flow Control around an Airfoil, E. Montazer, M. Mirzaei, E. Salami, Thomas Ward, E. Romli, and S. N. Kazi

Multifunctional Composites, Timothy L. Norman and C. T. Sun

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Design and Mechanical Analysis of a 3D-printed Biodegradable Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicle Wing, E. Salami, P. B. Ganesan, Thomas Ward, R. Viyapuri, and F. I. Romli

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Spatial Network Analysis to Construct Simplified Wing Structural Models for Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles, P. N. Sivasankaran and Thomas Ward

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Static Strength Analysis of Dragonfly Inspired Wings for Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles, P. N. Sivasankaran, Thomas Ward, R. Viyapuri, and M. R. Johan

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Range and Velocity Disambiguation in Medium PRF Radar with the DBSCAN Clustering Algorithm, Timothy R. Tuinstra

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Effects of Heat Treatment on Chitosan Nanocomposite Film Reinforced with Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Tannic Acid, R. Viyapuri, Thomas Ward, Ching Yern Chee, and P. N. Sivasankaran

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Topology Optimization: A Review for Structural Designs Under Vibration Problems, S. Zargham, Thomas Ward, R. Ramli, and I. A. Badruddin

Publications from 2015

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Improving Solar Energy Prediction in Complex Topography Using Artificial Neural Networks : Case study Peninsular Malaysia, A. Wadi Abbas Al-Fatlawi, N. A. Rahim, R. Saidura, and Thomas Ward

Key Parameters of Air Breathing Two-Stroke Combustion Engines for Integration into Small Scale UAVs, O. K. Ariff, E. Salami, Thomas Ward, and F. Romli

Use of Athena Vortex Lattice for Preliminary Hydrofoil Design, Katelynne Burrell, Joshua Sykes, Timothy B. Dewhurst, and Zhaohui (George) Qin

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Effect of Serum Nicotine Level on Posterior Spinal Fusion in an In-vivo Rabbit Model, Scott D. Daffner, Stacey Waugh, Timothy L. Norman, Nilay Mukherjee, and John C. France

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Diversified Projects in Microcontroller Class Enhances Undergraduate Students’ Learning, Design and Research, Vicky Fang, Samuel L. SanGregory, and Clinton E. Kohl

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Development of a UDDS-Comparable Framework for the Assessment of Connected and Automated Vehicle Fuel Saving Techniques, Danielle Fredette, Craig Pavlich, and Ümit Özguner

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Dynamic Analysis of Hydraulic Bushings with Measured Nonlinear Compliance Parameters, Luke Fredette, Jason T. Dreyer, and Rajendra Singh

Dynamic Analysis of Hydraulic Bushings with Measured Nonlinear Compliance Parameters, Luke Fredette, J. Dreyer, and R. Singh

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A Pipeline for Digital Restoration of Deteriorating Photographic Negatives, George V. Landon

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Segmentation of Pulmonary Nodules in Computed Tomography Using a Regression Neural Network Approach and Its Application to the Lung Image Database Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative Dataset, Temesguen Messay, Russell C. Hardie, and Timothy R. Tuinstra

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Performance Enhancement of a Flat Plate Solar Collector Using Titanium Dioxide Nanofluid and Polyethylene Glycol Dispersant, Z. Said, M. A. Sabiha, R. Saidur, A. Hepbasli, N. A. Rahim, S. Mekhilef, and Thomas Ward

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Experimental Analysis of Artificial Dragonfly Wings Using Black Graphite and Fiberglass for Use in Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles (BMAVs), P. N. Sivasankaran, Thomas Ward, R. Viyapuri, and M. R. Johan

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Model Free Surface Effects on Hydrofoil Systems, Joshua Sykes, Katelynne Burrell, Zhaohui (George) Qin, and Timothy B. Dewhurst

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Physical and Chemical Reinforcement of Chitosan Film Using Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Tannic Acid, Rubentheren Viyapuri, Thomas Ward, C. Y. Chee, and P. N. Sivasankaran

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Procesessing and Analysis of Chitosan Nanocomposites Reinforced with Chitin Whiskers and Tannic Acid as a Crosslinker, Rubentheren Viyapuri, Thomas Ward, C. Y. Chee, and C. K. Tang

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A Review of Biomimetic Air Vehicle Research: 1984-2014, Thomas Ward, M. Rezadad, Christopher J. Fearday, and Rubentheren Viyapuri

Publications from 2014

Cedarville University Solar Splash Technical Report 2014, J. T. Dewhurst, J. Ingram, and Timothy B. Dewhurst

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Renewable Energy Choice: Cost and Energy Analysis of Grid Connected Photovoltaic System in Malaysia, L. C. Heng, A. Q. Al-Amin, R. Saidur, and Thomas Ward

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Energy, Exergy and Friction Factor Analysis of Nanofluid as a Coolant for Electronics, S. S. Khaleduzzaman, R. Saidur, I. M. Mahbubul, Thomas Ward, M. R. Sohel, I. M. Shahrul, J. Selvaraj, and M. M. Rahman

Design and Testing of Inertia Dynamometer for Prototype Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, M. H. A. Mohd Fakharuzi, S. M. H. Syed Omar, Thomas Ward, O. C. Sheng, S. Hanapi, and K. I. Sainan

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A Statistical Model of Pressure Drop Increase with Deposition in Granular Filters, Zhaohui (George) Qin and Richard Pletcher

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Implementation Lessons and Pitfalls for Real-time Optimal Control with Stochastic Systems, S. M. Ross, R. G. Cobb, W. P. Baker, and Frederick G. Harmon

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A New Perspective on Material Classification and Ink Identification, Rakesh Shiradkar, Li Shen, George V. Landon, Sim Heng Ong, and Ping Tan

Speciknee: an Engineering Software Tool for Design of Simple Fourbar Prosthesis Joints for Above-knee Amputees, Thomas J. Thompson

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The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and Autonomy, Timothy R. Tuinstra

Publications from 2013

Mentoring Students in a Capstone Design Experience, Timothy B. Dewhurst and Gerald M. Brown

The Preliminary Design Phase: The Key to Achieving Project Objectives, Timothy B. Dewhurst and Gerald M. Brown

Bending Behavior of Pultruded Glass FRP Tubes, David Dittenber, D. W. Dispennette, M. L. Skidmore, and Hota V.S. GangaRao

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites for Civil Infrastructure – Overview and Experimental Work, David Dittenber and Hota V.S. GangaRao

Durability and Life Cycle Performance of Pultruded and Infused FRPs for Infrastructures: Baseline Aging Effects on Mechanical Properties, David Dittenber, Hota V.S. GangaRao, and R. Liang

Fiberglass & Bio-based Resin Wall Panels with Fire Resistance Evaluation, David Dittenber, Hota V.S. GangaRao, and P. V. Vijay

Bending and Shear Behavior of Glass FRP Box Beams, Daniel D. Estep, Hota V.S. GangaRao, M. A. Qureshi, and David Dittenber

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A Component Damping Identification for Mistuned Blisks, Darren E. Holland and Bogdan I. Epureanu

Performance Analysis of Ground-Based Static Test for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion System, N. Jenal, W. Kuntjoro, Thomas Ward, K. I. Sainan, and F. Mohamed

Automatic Photometric Restoration of Historical Photographic Negatives, George V. Landon

Contingency Plans - A Key Element of Successful Engineering Designs, K. Nicolaisen, Gerald M. Brown, and Timothy B. Dewhurst

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Bone Creep and Short and Long Term Subsidence After Cemented Stem Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), Timothy L. Norman, T. R. Shultz, G. Noble, T. A. Gruen, and J. D. Blaha

Cedarville University Solar Splash Technical Report 2013, N. Putnam and Timothy B. Dewhurst

Cross-Discipline Projects Prepare Students for Industry, T. Ronco, Gerald M. Brown, and Timothy B. Dewhurst

Augmentation of Heat Transfer in a Car Radiator by Nanofluid Coolant, S. Sadeghipour, R. Saidur, and Thomas Ward

Development of an Energy Efficient Driving Strategy for a Fuel Cell Vehicle over a Fixed Distance and Average Velocity, S. M. H. Syed Omar, N. M. Arshad, M. H. A. Mohd Fakharuzi, and Thomas Ward

Aircraft Performance of Kenyalang Fuel Cell UAV, Noor Idayu Mohd Tahir, Wahyu Kuntjoro, and Thomas Ward

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Technical and Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Powered Stand-alone Pole Street Lights for Remote Area, A. Ali Wadi, R. Saidur, Thomas Ward, and N. A. Rahim

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The Relationships Between Femoral Cortex Geometry and Tissue Mechanical Properties, Y. N. Yener, C. U. Brown, T. A. Gruen, and Timothy L. Norman

Publications from 2012

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Energy and Emission Analysis in the Malaysian Food Industries, M. B. Ali, R. Saidur, M. Hasanuzzaman, and Thomas Ward

Spherical Antenna Design for Satellite Communications, L. Burchett, Luke Fredette, L. Wilson, and J. Terzuoli

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Nicotine Increases Osteoblast Activity of Induced Bone Marrow Stromal Cells in a Dose-Dependent Manner: An in Vitro Cell Structure Experiment, Scott D. Daffner, Stacey Waugh, Timothy L. Norman, Nilay Mukherjee, and John C. France

Behavior of Pultruded Large Diameter Thin-Walled Orthotropic Cylindrical Tubes, D. W. Dispennette and David Dittenber

Effect of Alkalization on Flexural Properties and Moisture Absorption of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites, David Dittenber

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Critical Review of Recent Publications on Use of Natural Composites in Infrastructure, David Dittenber and Hota V.S. GangaRao

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Fatigue Equation Considerations for the American Society of Civil Engineers Pre-Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Pultruded Fiber-reinforced Polymer Structures, David Dittenber and Hota V.S. GangaRao

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Hybrid Modal Damping Identification for Bladed Diskes and Blisks, Darren E. Holland and Bogdan I. Epureanu

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Structural Damping Identification for Mistuned Bladed Disks and Blisks, Darren E. Holland, Bogdan I. Epureanu, and Sergio Filippi

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Measurement Point Selection and Modal Damping Identification for Bladed Disks, Darren E. Holland, J. R. Rodgers, and Bogdan I. Epureanu

A Study on Propeller Performance of a Fuel Cell Powered Propulsion System, N. Jenal, Thomas Ward, W. Kuntjoro, M. R. Aziz, and N. V. David

Step 4: Electrical Design, A. Koch, Gerald M. Brown, and Timothy B. Dewhurst

Step 5: Total Integral Design, A. Koch and Timothy B. Dewhurst

Step 2: Hull Shape, Propulsion System, and Attachment of Solar Panels, J. Oakes and Timothy B. Dewhurst