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(13) Selected Research Projects

  • September 2011—August 2016, "Comprehensive Physics Based Analysis of Helicopter Gearbox Performance Under Loss of Lubrication Conditions," (Sponsor: US Army).
  • September 2013—December 2014, "Modeling of Rolling/Sliding Line Contacts in Boundary and Near Boundary Lubrication," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds and Taiwan National Chung Cheng University).
  • September 2012—December 2013, "Modeling and Analysis of Mixed-Lubrication Contacts with Application to Gear Systems," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds and Taiwan National Chung Cheng University).
  • December 2011—December 2012, "Modeling and Analysis of the Meshing Losses of Involute Spur Gears in High-Speed and High-Load Conditions," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds and Taiwan National Chung Cheng University).
  • November 2010—August 2011, "Modeling and analysis of thermal hydrodynamics in pivoted plane-pad thrust bearings," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds).
  • October 2010—July 2011, "Modeling and Parametric Study of Fatty-Acids Boundary Lubrication in Nominally Flat Contacts of Metallic Surfaces," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds).
  • December 2009—July 2010, "Identification and Analysis of the Lubrication Mechanism for Centrally-Pivoted Plane-Pad Thrust Bearings," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds).
  • March 2009—December 2009, "On the State and Severity of Frictional Sliding Contacts between Nominally Flat Metallic Surfaces," (Sponsor: Industrial residual funds).
  • March 2008—March 2009, "Development of an Engine Lubrication Monitoring System for U.S. Army Heavy-Duty Vehicles," (Sponsor: US Army).
  • April 2007—March 2008, "Theoretical Modeling for Predicting Friction Reduction of Textured Surfaces," (Sponsor: US Department of Commerce).
  • December 2006—November 2007, "Study the Micropotting Phenomena at the Transition Zone of Convoloid Gearing," (Sponsor: Ben Franklin & Genesis Partners LP).
  • January 2007—March 2007, "Conceptual Design of a Wear Testing Machine for Diesel Engine Components," (Sponsor: MIT).
  • June 2004—May 2005, "Multi-Scale Modeling of Lubricant Rheology and Analysis of Boundary Lubrication," (Sponsor: ExxonMobil).
 

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