The Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications Series is comprised of books and articles published by Marquette University's mechanical engineering faculty.

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Submissions from 2011

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A Collaborative Effort to Apply Ergonomics to Electric Utility Workers at Generating Stations, Amy Stone, Richard W. Marklin, Patricia Seeley, and Gabor Mezei

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Disturbance Attenuation in a Magnetic Levitation System with Acceleration Feedback, Feng Tian, Craig Kevin, and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 2010

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Concept Through Preliminary Bench Testing of a Powered Lower Limb Prosthetic Device, Bryan J. Bergelin, Javier O. Mattos, Joseph G. Wells, and Philip A. Voglewede

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Multidisciplinary Engineering Systems 2nd and 3rd Year College-Wide Courses, Kevin Craig and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Shovel With a Perforated Blade Reduces Energy Expenditure Required for Digging Wet Clay, Sridhar Harivanam, Richard W. Marklin, Paula Papanek, and Vikram Cariapa

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Realization of a Planar Stiffness With a Simple Symmetric Parallel Mechanism, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Comparison of Anthropometry of U.S. Electric Utility Field-Workers With North American General Populations, Richard W. Marklin, Kyle Saginus, Patricia Seeley, and Stephen H. Freier

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Reducing Orbit Covariance for Continuous Thrust Spacecraft Transfers, Scott Zimmer, Oscar Ocampo, and Robert H. Bishop

Submissions from 2009

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Analytical Lunar Descent Guidance Algorithm, Christina T. Chomel and Robert H. Bishop

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Model and Controller Reduction Applied to Structural Control Using Passivity Theory, E. Gildin, A. C. Antoulas, and Robert H. Bishop

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Navigation Algorithms and Observability Analysis for Formation Flying Missions, Paul J. Huxel and Robert H. Bishop

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Development of a Cascaded Controller for Temperature and Core Growth Rate in Vapour-Phase Axial Deposition, H. E. Jenkins and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Computationally Efficient Planar Rigid Body Distance Metric, Joseph M. Schimmels and Luis Ernesto Criales Escobar

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A Two‐Stage Comittee Machine of Neural Networks, Jen-Feng Wang, Chinson Yeh, Chen-Wen Yen, and Mark L. Nagurka

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Height of Industrial Hand Wheel Valves Affects Torque Exertion, Stacie M. Wieszczyk, Richard W. Marklin, and Héctor J. Sánchez

Submissions from 2008

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Mechanical Behavior and Failure Analysis of Prosthetic Retaining Screws after Long‐term Use In Vivo. Part 3: Preload and Tensile Fracture Load Testing, Youssef S. Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Gerald J. Ziebert, Jeffrey M. Toth, and Anthony Iacopino

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Mechanical Behavior and Failure Analysis of Prosthetic Retaining Screws after Long‐term Use in vivo. Part 4: Failure Analysis of 10 Fractured Retaining Screws Retrieved from Three Patients, Youssef S. Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Gerald J. Ziebert, Jeffrey M. Toth, and Anthony Iacopino

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Mesoscale Calculations of the Dynamic Behavior of a Granular Ceramic, John Borg and Tracy J. Vogler

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Inter-frequency Bias Estimation for the GPS Monitor Station Network, Donny Holaschutz, Robert H. Bishop, R. Benjamin Harris, and Brian Tolman

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Admittance Selection Conditions for Frictionless Force-Guided Assembly of Polyhedral Parts in Two Single-Point Principal Contacts, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Design and Control of Capstan-Pulley Draw System for Optical Fiber Manufacturing, Hodge E. Jenkins and Mark L. Nagurka

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Case Study Report: Business Case for Implementing Battery-Powered Tools for Direct-Bury Line Workers at an Electric Power Utility, Patricia Seeley, Richard W. Marklin, Debra Usher, and Janice W. Yager

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Gender Determination using Fingerprint Features, Jen-Feng Wang, Chen-Liang Lin, Yung-Hsien Chang, Mark L. Nagurka, Chen-Wen Yen, and Chinson Yeh

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Determining the Association between Dermatoglyphics and Schizophrenia by using Fingerprint Asymmetry Measures, Jen-Feng Wang, Chen-Liang Lin, Chen-Wen Yen, Yung-Hsien Chang, Teng-Yi Chen, Kuan-Pin Su, and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Comparative Study for 2D and 3D Computer-aided Diagnosis Methods for Solitary Pulmonary Nodules, Chinson Yeh, Jen-Feng Wang, Ming-Ting Wu, Chen-Wen Yen, Mark L. Nagurka, and Chen-Liang Lin

Submissions from 2007

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Mechanical Behavior and Failure Analysis of Prosthetic Retaining Screws after Long‐term Use In Vivo. Part 1: Characterization of Adhesive Wear and Structure of Retaining Screws, Youssef S. Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Gerald J. Ziebert, Jeffrey M. Toth, and Anthony Iacopino

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Mechanical Behavior and Failure Analysis of Prosthetic Retaining Screws after Long‐Term Use In Vivo. Part 2: Metallurgical and Microhardness Analysis, Youssef S. Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Gerald J. Ziebert, Jeffrey M. Toth, and Anthony Iacopino

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Effect of Coating Viscoelasticity on Quality Factor and Limit of Detection of Microcantilever Chemical Sensors, Isabelle Dufour, Frederic Lochon, Stephen M. Heinrich, Fabien Josse, and Dominique Rebiere

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Capstan Design and Control for Drawing Optical Fiber: A Case Study in Mechatronics Design, Hodge E. Jenkins and Mark L. Nagurka

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A New Method to Introduce "a priori" Information in Quest, Renato Zanetti and Robert H. Bishop

Submissions from 2006

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Simulating Discrete and Rhythmic Multi-joint Human Arm Movements by Optimization of Nonlinear Performance Indices, Armin Biess, Mark L. Nagurka, and Tamar Flash

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Effect of Keyswitch Design of Desktop and Notebook Keyboards Related to Key Stiffness and Typing Force, Marcia J. Bufton, Richard W. Marklin, Mark L. Nagurka, and Guy G. Simoneau

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Spatial Admittance Selection Conditions for Frictionless Force-guided Assembly of Polyhedral Parts in Single Principal Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Cascaded Control for Regulating Soot Geometry in Vapor-Phase Axial Deposition, Hodge E. Jenkins and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Mass-Spring-Damper Model of a Bouncing Ball, Mark L. Nagurka and Shuguang Huang

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Case Study for Underground Workers at an Electric Utility: How a Research Institution, University, and Industry Collaboration Improved Occupational Health Through Ergonomics, Amy Stone, Debra Usher, Richard W. Marklin, Patricia Seeley, and Janice W. Yager

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One-Class-at-a-Time Removal Sequence Planning Method for Multiclass Classification Problems, Chieh-Neng Young, Chen-Wen Yen, Yi-Hua Pao, and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 2005

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Introduction to Mechatronics, Robert H. Bishop

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The Motion of a Compliantly Suspended Rigid Body Constrained by Multipoint Frictional Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Working Postures of Dentists and Dental Hygienists, Richard W. Marklin and Kevin Cherney

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A Mass-Spring-Damper Model of a Bouncing Ball (Conference proceeding), Mark L. Nagurka and Shuguang Huang

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Measurement of Stiffness and Damping Characteristics of Computer Keyboard Keys, Mark L. Nagurka and Richard W. Marklin Jr.

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Robust Performance Limitations and Design of Controlled Delayed Systems, Mark L. Nagurka and O. Yaniv

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Analog and LabView-Based Control of a Maglev System With NI-ELVIS, R. Sinha and Mark L. Nagurka

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Automatic Loop Shaping of Structured Controllers Satisfying QFT Performance, O. Yaniv and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Training Sample Sequence Planning Method for Pattern Recognition Problems, Chen-Wen Yen, Chieh-Neng Young, and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 2004

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Robust Procedures for Obtaining Assembly Contact State Extremal Configurations, Pan Feng and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Structural Analysis of Sign Bridge Structures and Luminaire Supports, Christopher Foley, Raymond Fournelle, Scott J. Ginal, and John L. Peronto

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Admittance Selection for Force-guided Assembly of Polygonal Parts Despite Friction, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Admittance Selection for Force-guided Assembly of Polyhedral Parts in Single-point Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Determining the Set of Active Constraints When a Rigid Body Compliantly Interacts With Multiple Frictional Contacts, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Robots and Controls, T. R. Kurfess and Mark L. Nagurka

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Measurement of Handle Forces for Crimping Connectors and Cutting Cable in the Electric Power Industry, Richard W. Marklin, Lia Lazuardi, and Jeremy R. Wilzbacher

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Design Features of Alternative Computer Keyboards: A Review of Experimental Data, Richard W. Marklin and Guy G. Simoneau

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Optimal Design of Low Order Controllers Satisfying Sensitivity and Robustness Constraint, Mark L. Nagurka and O. Yaniv

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Design of PID Controllers Satisfying Gain Margin and Sensitivity Constraints on a Set of Plants, O. Yaniv and Mark L. Nagurka

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A False Acceptance Error Controlling Method for Hyperspherical Classifiers, Chen-Wen Yen, Chieh-Neng Young, and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Vector Quantization Method for Nearest Neighbor Classifier Design, Chen-Wen Yen, Chieh-Neng Young, and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 2003

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Friction Modeling of a Free-Spinning Bicycle Wheel, Shuguang Huang and Mark L. Nagurka

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Admittance Selection for Planar Force-Guided Assembly for Single-Point Contact with Friction, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Spatial Compliant Motion of a Rigid Body Constrained by a Frictional Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Sufficient Conditions for Admittance to Ensure Planar Force-assembly in Multi-point Frictionless Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Sufficient Conditions Used in Admittance Selection for Force-guided Assembly of Polygonal Parts, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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The Spatial Motion of a Compliantly Suspended Rigid Body Constrained by Multi-Point Frictional Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Aerodynamic Effects in a Dropped Ping-Pong Ball Experiment, Mark L. Nagurka

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Book Review of Modeling, Identification and Control of Robots, by Wisama Khalil and Étienne Dombre, Mark L. Nagurka

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Robust PI Controller Design Satisfying Gain and Phase Margin Constraints, Mark L. Nagurka and O. Yaniv

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Efficient Contact State Graph Generation for Assembly Applications, Feng Pan and Joseph M. Schimmels

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A Thermal Time-Constant Experiment, Kyle Ressler, Kyle Brucker, and Mark L. Nagurka

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Business Case for Implementing Two Ergonomic Interventions at an Electric Power Utility, Patricia Seeley and Richard W. Marklin

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Effect of Computer Keyboard Slope on Wrist Position and Forearm Electromyography of Typists Without Musculoskeletal Disorders, Guy G. Simoneau, Richard W. Marklin, and Joseph E. Berman

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Improved Vibration Isolating Seat Suspension Designs Based on Position-Dependent Nonlinear Stiffness and Damping Characteristics, Yi Wan and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Robust PI Controller Design Satisfying Sensitivity and Uncertainty Specifications, O. Yaniv and Mark L. Nagurka

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Design of Predictive Controllers by Dynamic Programming and Neural Networks, Chen-Wen Yen and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 2002

Mechatronics Handbook, Robert H. Bishop

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Realization of Those Elastic Behaviors That Have Compliant Axes in Compact Elastic Mechanisms, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Sufficient Conditions Used in Admittance Selection for Planar Force-guided Assembly, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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The Duality in Spatial Stiffness and Compliance as Realized in Parallel and Serial Elastic Mechanisms, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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The Motion of a Compliantly Suspended Rigid Body Constrained by Multi-Point Frictionless Contact, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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A Simple Dynamics Experiment Based on Acoustic Emission, Mark L. Nagurka

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Achieving Any Dominant Stiffness Matrix With a Parallel Elastic Mechanism, Joseph M. Schimmels

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High Order Feedback Design to Improve Robot Performance, O. Yaniv, Mark L. Nagurka, S. Safonov, and Tamar Flash

Submissions from 2001

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Contributions of Mathematical Models in the Understanding and Prevention of the Effects of Whole Body Vibration on the Human Spine, Vijay K. Goel, Joseph M. Schimmels, Fred Chang, and Yi Wan

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Modelling and Linear Analysis of High-speed Articulated Trainsets, Imtiaz Haque and Mark L. Nagurka

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A Classification of Spatial Stiffness Based on the Degree of Translational–Rotational Coupling, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Minimal Realizations of Spatial Stiffnesses with Parallel or Serial Mechanisms Having Concurrent Axes, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Effect of Computer Keyboard Slope and Height on Wrist Extension Angle, Richard W. Marklin and Guy G. Simoneau

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Effect of Setup Configurations of Split Computer Keyboards on Wrist Angle, Richard W. Marklin and Guy G. Simoneau

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Multidirectional Compliance and Constraint for Improved Robotic Deburring. Part 1: Improved Positioning, Joseph M. Schimmels

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Multidirectional Compliance and Constraint for Improved Robotic Deburring. Part 2: Improved Bracing, Joseph M. Schimmels

Submissions from 2000

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Synthesis of Spatial Compliances with Simple Serial Elastic Mechanisms, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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The Bounds and Realization of Spatial Compliances Achieved with Simple Serial Elastic Mechanisms, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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The Eigenscrew Decomposition of Spatial Stiffness Matrices, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Unified H-Approach for a Singularly Perturbed Aircraft Model, Hardev Singh, D. S. Naidu, and Mark L. Nagurka

Submissions from 1999

Learning with LabVIEW, Robert H. Bishop

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The Extremal Properties of Spatial Stiffness Matrices, Shuguang Huang and Joseph M. Schimmels

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Wrist and Forearm Posture From Typing on Split and Vertically Inclined Computer Keyboards, Richard W. Marklin, Guy G. Simoneau, and John F. Monroe

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Four Assessment Tools of Ergonomics Interventions: Case Study at an Electric Utility's Warehouse System, Richard W. Marklin and Jeremy R. Wilzbacher

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Wrist and Forearm Postures of Users of Conventional Computer Keyboards, Guy G. Simoneau, Richard W. Marklin, and John F. Monroe

Submissions from 1998

Modern Control Systems, 8th edition, Richard C. Dorf and Robert H. Bishop