Selected Publications during the Past 5 Years

Keynote/Plenary Addresses (Past 5 Years)

  1. The 2017 International Association of Vehicle System Design (IAVSD) Conference, State of the Art Lecture, “Magneto-Rheological Semiactive Suspensions for Improving Ground Vehicle’s Ride Comfort, Stability, and Handling,” Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, August 14 – 18, 2017.
  2. The 2016 Annual North Carolina trucking Association Meeting (NCTA), “Trucking Ahead Toward Higher Productivity and Better Safety: A review of current and future technologies,” Ashville, NC, October 11 – 12, 2016.
  3. The 2014 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC), “Integrating Electromechanical Systems in Commercial Vehicles for Improved Handling, Stability, and Comfort,” L. Ray Buckendale Lecture, Rosemont, IL, October 7 – 9, 2014.
  4. The 2014 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC), “Effective Methods for Controlling Noise and Vibrations in Commercial Trucks: Passive and Semiactive Approaches,” Rosemont, IL, October 1 – 3, 2013.

 

Journal Publications (Past 5 Years)

  1. Chen, Y., Peterson, A.,and Ahmadian, M., “Achieving Anti-roll Bar Effect through Air Management in Commercial Vehicle Pneumatic Suspension.” Vehicle System Dynamics (2018): 1-19. (https://doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2018.1552005)
  2. Chen, Y., Hou, Y.,Peterson, A.,and Ahmadian, M., “Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of Dual Levelling Valve Airspring Suspensions on Truck Dynamics.” Vehicle System Dynamics (2018): 1-19. (https://doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2018.1480787)
  3. Taheri, M. A., Peterson, Munoz, J. E., and Ahmadian, M., “Railway Track Irregularity and Curvature Estimation Using Doppler LIDAR Fiber Optics,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Vol 232, Issue 1, January 2018, pp. 63 – 72.
  4. Ahmadian, M., “Magneto-rheological suspensions for improving ground vehicle’s ride comfort, stability, and handling,” Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 55, Issue 10, August 2017, pp. 1618 – 1642.  (https://doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2017.1323106)
  5. Hosseinipour, M., Naderi-Soorki, M., and Ahmadian, M., “On Effective Electromagnetic Shielding of Modern Pulse Width Modulating Adjustable Speed Drives,” IEEE Transaction on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. 60, Issue 4, October 2017, pp. 875 – 884.  (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2017.2738840)
  6. Mousaviraad, M., Conger, M., Bhushan, S., Stern, F., Peterson, A. W., Ahmadian, M., ” Coupled computational fluid and multi-body dynamics suspension boat modeling,” Journal of Vibration and Control, August 2017. (https://doi.org/10.1177/1077546317722897)
  7. Albakri, M., Tarazaga, P., Ahmadian, M., Otter, D., “Impedance-based Structural Health Monitoring for Insulated Rail Joints,” Association of American Railroads (AAR) Technology Digest, TD-17-032, pp. 1 – 4.  November 2017.
  8. Li, Z.; Zhang, X., Guo, K., Ahmadian, M., and Liu, Y., “A novel squeeze mode based magnetorheological valve: design, test and evaluation,” Smart Materials and Structure, Vol. 25, 127003, November 2016, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/12/127003.
  9. Ahmadian, M., Taheri, M. A., Munoz, J. E., Holton, C., Davis, D., “Track Geometry Inspection using Prototype LIDAR System,” Railway Track and Structure, July 2016, pp. 14 – 18.
  10. Yang, L., Ma., B., Ahmadian, M., Li, H., Vick, B., “Pressure Distribution of a Multidisc Clutch Suffering Frictionally Induced Thermal Load,” Tribology Transaction, Vol. 59, No. 6, June 2016, pp. 983 – 992.
  11. Taheri, M. and Ahmadian, M., “Machine Learning from Computer Simulations with Applications in Rail Vehicle Dynamics,” Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 54, Issue, 5., March 2016, pp. 653 – 666.  (DOI:10.1080/00423114.2016.1150497)
  12. Meymand, S. Z., Keylin, A., and Ahmadian, M., “A survey of Wheel-rail Contact Models for Rail Vehicles,” Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 54, Issue 3, March 2016, pp. 386 – 428.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2015.1137956)
  13. Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Ahmadian, M., Zhang, N., and Wang, J., “Editorial: Recent Developments in Active and Semi-Active Suspension System Design for Vehicular Applications,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 68, No 1/2/3, June 2015, pp. 1 – 4.
  14. Yang, L., Ma, B., Ahmadian, M., Li, H., and Vick, B., “Pressure Distribution of a Multidisc Clutch Suffering Frictionally Induced Thermal Load,” Tribology Transaction, Vol. 59, Issue 6, June 2016, pp. 983 – 992. (doi:10.1080/10402004.2015.1126877)
  15. Yang, L., Li, H., Ahmadian, M., and Ma, B., “Analysis of the Influence of Engine Torque Excitation on Clutch Judder,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 23, issue 4, June 2015, pp. 645 – 655.  (https://doi.org/10.1177/1077546315582291)
  16. Ahmadian, M., “Integrating Electromechanical Systems in Commercial Vehicles for Improved Handling, Stability, and Comfort,” SAE International, Journal of Commercial Vehicle, Vol. 7, No. 2, October 2014, pp. 535 – 587.  (https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-2408)
  17. Taheri, S., Sandu, C., Ahmadian, M., Furukawa, T., Ferris, J., and Batur, C., “Technical note: NSF I/UCRC Centre for Tire Research (CenTiRe): an overview,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 65, No 2-3, September 2014, pp. 286-291.
  18. Wang, Q., Ahmadian, M., and Chen, Z., “A Novel Double-Piston Magnetorheological Damper for Space Truss Structures Vibration Suppression,” Shock and Vibration, Vol. 2014, Article ID 864765, doi 10.1155/2014/864765, July 22, 2014, 11 pages (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/864765).
  19. Xu, Y. and Ahmadian, M., “Improving Vehicle Lateral Stability based on Variable Stiffness and Damping Suspension System via MR Damper,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 63, No. 3, March 2014, pp. 1071 – 1078.
  20. Shen, Y. and Ahmadian, M., “Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis on Four Semi-active Dynamic Vibration Absorbers with Time Delay,” Shock and Vibration, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013, pp. 649-663.
  21. Xu, Y. and Ahmadian, M., “Improving the capacity of tire normal force via variable stiffness and damping suspension system,” Journal of Terramechanics, 2013, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 121 – 132. DOI: 10.1016/j.jterra.2013.03.003.

 

Refereed Conference Publications (Past 5 Years)

  1. Ahmadian, M., “Magneto-Rheological Semiactive Suspensions for Improving Ground Vehicle’s Ride Comfort, Stability, and Handling,” Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, August 14 – 18, 2017.
  2. Alami, M. M., Taheri, S., and Ahmadian, M., “Rail Surface Measurement and Multi-Scale Modeling of Wheel-Rail Contact,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12 – 15, 2016.
  3. Hosseinipour, M., Craft, M. J., Wnek, J. M., Ahmadian, M., “Technical Discussion on Surfacing Methods Currently Used on the North East Corridor,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12 – 15, 2016.
  4. Hasan, A. M., Taheri, M. A., and Ahmadian, M., “On the Application of Laser Technology for Railroad Top of the Rail Lubricity Detection,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12 – 15, 2016.
  5. Meymand, S., Hosseinipour, M., Taheri, M., and Ahmadian, M., “Vibration Analysis of a Coupled Multibody Dynamic Model of a Contact Mechanics Roller Rig,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12 – 15, 2016.
  6. Ahmadian, M., Chen, Y., and Zhu, Z. “Achieving Pneumatic Antiroll Bar through Re-designing a Commercial Airspring Suspension for semi-truck,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 4 – 6, 2016.
  7. Zhu, Z., Chen, Y., M. A. Taheri, and Ahmadian, M., “Flow Characterization and redesign of Load Leveling Valves for Improving Transient Dynamics of Heavy Truck Air Suspensions,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 4 – 6, 2016.
  8. Ahmadian, M., Chen, Y., and Hou, Y., “Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of Dual Leveling Valve Drive-axle Airspring Suspensions on Truck Dynamics,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 4 – 6, 2016.
  9. Hou, Y., Chen, Y., and Ahmadian, M., “A Simulation-based Study on the Improvement of Semi-truck Roll Stability in Roundabouts,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 4 – 6, 2016.
  10. Chen, Y., Ahmadian, M., and Peterson, A. W., “Pneumatically Balanced Heavy Truck Air Suspensions for Improved Roll Stability,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 6 – 8, 2015.
  11. Hou, Y. and Ahmadian, M., “Effects of Commercial Truck Configuration on Roll Stability in Roundabouts,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 6 – 8, 2015.
  12. Mousaviraad, M., Conger, M., Stern, F., Peterson, A. W., and Ahmadian, M., “Validation of CFD-MBD FSI for High-Fidelity Simulations of Full-Scale WAM-V Sea-Trials with Suspended Payload,” Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Washington, DC, September 1 – 4, 2015.
  13. Munoz, J., Ahmadian, M., Taheri, M. A., and O’Conner, T., “Accuracy Analysis of Car Body-Mounted Doppler LIDAR Technology Used to Measure Track Speed and Curvature,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  14. Hosseinipour, M., Meymand, S. Z., and Ahmadian, M., “Vibration Analysis for Improving Powertrain Design and Contact Measurements of a Roller Rig,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  15. Meymand, S. Z., Hosseinipour, M., and Ahmadian, M., “Development of a Roller Rig for Experimental Evaluation of Wheel-Rail Contact Mechanics for Railway Vehicles,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  16. O’Conner, T., Taheri, M. A., Munoz, J., and Ahmadian, M., “Conversion of Non-Contact LIDAR Velocity Measurements to Spatial Markings and Indication Signals for Commercial Train Systems,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  17. Taheri, M. and Ahmadian, M., “Investigation of parameters influencing hunting performance of a railway vehicle with three-piece trucks,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  18. Meymand, S. Z., and Ahmadian, M., “A Review Study of Wheel-Rail Contact Models,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  19. Taheri, M. A., Munoz, J., O’Conner, T., and Ahmadian, M., “Application of Multifunctional LIDAR for Non-contact Track Geometry Measurement,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 24 – 26, 2015.
  20. Ahmadian, M., Chen, Y., and Peterson, A. W., “Pneumatically Balanced Heavy Truck Air Suspensions for Improved Stability, Handling, and Ride Comfort,” SAE Commercial Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, October 7 – 9, 2014.
  21. Hosseinipour, M., Meymand, S. Z., Craft, M. J., and Ahmadian, M., “Modeling of a Roller Rig for Evaluation of Wheel/Rail Contact Mechanics,” Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Pueblo, CO, April 2 – 4, 2014.
  22. Wei, W., Ahmadian, M., and Zhang, J., “Heavy Haul Simulation of Air Brake Systems and Longitudinal Dynamics,” Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Pueblo, CO, April 2 – 4, 2014.
  23. Peterson, A. W., Ahmadian, M., Craft, M. J., Shen, A., “Analysis of a Single-Wave Impact to Improve the Performance of Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessels,” 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2 – 5, 2013.
  24. Peterson, A. W., Ahmadian, M., Craft, M. J., Shen, A., “Design, Construction, and Testing of a 2-Post Shaker Rig for Evaluating the Dynamics of Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessels,” 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2 – 5, 2013.
  25. Iranmanesh, A., West, R. L., Ahmadian, M., “Insulated Railroad Joint Design Evaluation by Coordinated Test and Finite Element Analysis,” Proceedings of Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, Altoona, PA, October 15 – 17, 2013.
  26. Munoz, J., Ahmadian, M., and Craft, M. J., “Evaluation of LIDAR Track Measurement Systems in Car Body and Truck-Mounted Configurations,” Proceedings of Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, Altoona, PA, October 15 – 17, 2013.
  27. Meymand, S. Z., Craft, M. J., and Ahmadian, M., “On the Application of Roller Rigs for Studying Rail Vehicle Systems,” Proceedings of Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, Altoona, PA, October 15 – 17, 2013.
  28. Peterson, A. W., Ahmadian, M., Craft, M. J., Shen, A., “Simulation and Scale Testing to Improve the Next Generation of Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessels,” Simulation Multi-Conference, Toronto, Ontario, July 7 – 10, 2013.
  29. Munoz, J., Ahmadian, M., Craft, M. J., and Wrobel, S.A., “Multi-Function LIDAR Sensors for Non-Contact Speed Measurement in Rail Vehicles, Part 1: System Installation and Implementation,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18 – 21, 2013.
  30. Wrobel, S.A., Ahmadian, M., Craft, M. J., and Munoz, J., “Multi-Function LIDAR Sensors for Non-Contact Speed Measurements in Rail Vehicles, Part 2: Data Collection and Analysis,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18 – 21, 2013.
  31. Taheri, M., and Ahmadian, M., “Dynamic Model of a Friction Wedge with Profiled Surface,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18 – 21, 2013.
  32. Meymand, S. Z., and Ahmadian, M., “Semiactive Rail Vehicle Suspensions for Reducing Track Dynamic Loading,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18 – 21, 2013.
  33. Ahmad, H., and Ahmadian, M., “Adapting Dynamic Braking of AC Motors to Varying Wheel/Rail Adhesion Conditions,” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 18 – 21, 2013.

 

Invited Colloquiums (Past 5 Years)

  1. “Railroad Engineering Research: from Torch and Hammer to Super Sensitive LIDAR systems,” Distinguished Seminar Series in Railroad Infrastructure, University of Nevada Las Vegas, November 14, 2017.
  2. “Application of Non-contacting LIDAR Sensors for Track Geometry Assessment,” LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA, August 2016.
  3. “Integration of Real-time Condition Monitoring Systems for Maintaining and Sustaining Railroad Infrastructurw,” Defense Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Standing Committee (DMMI), The National Academies Science, Washington, DC, May 2016.
  4. “Top-of-rail Lubricity Measurements: Tests Results and Discussion,” Norfolk Southern, Roanoke, VA, February 2016.
  5. “Application of Non-contacting LIDAR Sensors for Track Geometry Assessment,” Transportation Review Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2016.
  6. “Non-dimensional Analysis of Semiactive Magneto-Rheological Suspensions for Optimizing Vehicle Ride, Handling, and Stability,” Villanova University, April 2015.
  7. “Overview of Railroad Research Activities at Virginia Tech’s Railway Technologies Laboratory,” Marshall University, April 2015.
  8. “Simulation and Analysis of Geometric and Dynamic Parameters Influencing Truck Maneuvering and Stability in Roundabouts,” Segrave Industries, May 2015.
  9. “Comprehensive Evaluation of Dynamically Balanced Pneumatic Suspensions for Improved Heavy Truck Rollover Stability,” FedEx Ground, May 2015.

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