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Research Areas

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    Bioengineering

    Bioengineering is the use of engineering principles to solve problems in medicine and biology. Bioengineering as found in mechanical and aerospace engineering has research and teaching programs that focus primarily on musculoskeletal and orthopedic biomechanics, cardiovascular biomechanics, biomaterials, simulation and computation of biological processes, and medical imaging. There are collaborative efforts with the Departments of Biomaterials, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. | Read More >>

     

    Research areas include:

    • Biomaterials, medical devices, and implants
    • Musculoskeletal biomechanics
    • Biomedical simulation and visualization
    • Hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics
    • Microfluids and BioMEMS
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    Computational and Applied Mechanics

    Mechanics research at UB emphasizes the use of numerical methods to solve problems of solids, structures, and biomechanics. This includes composite materials, as well as viscoelastic and biomaterials. Research focuses on finding efficient computational schemes to complete the solution. We emphasize experimental mechanics to validate and inform theoretical models. | Read More >>

     

    Research areas include:

    • Computational mechanics
    • Experimental mechanics
    • Multiscale methods
    • Thermomechanics
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    Design and Optimization

    Our design research focuses on the design of components, mechanisms, products, and systems, and on the issues inherent in designing, prototyping, and manufacturing them. These issues range from component and assembly modeling in the design of machines and robotic manipulators and biomedical systems, to developing Internet-based decision support tools in collaborative product design. | Read More >>

     

    The work of this group can be broadly categorized as:

    • Scientific visualization
    • Optimization in design
    • Vitual reality /haptics
    • Design theory

     

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    Dynamics, Control, and Mechatronics

    The focus of this group is on modeling, identification, and control development and validation of a variety of electromechanical, biomedical, and other systems applications. The group is involved in research of advanced control, estimation, distributed cooperating systems, robust vibration control, virtual reality-based simulation and testing, hardware-in-the-loop testing, etc. | Read More >>

     

    Research areas include:

    • Robotics/Mechatronics
    • Tribology and contact mechanics
    • Guidance, navigation and control
    • Nonlinear estimation
    • Intelligent Material Systems and Energy Harvesting
    • Mechatronics

     

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    Fluids and Thermal Sciences

    This area has both fundamental and applied studies in energy conversion, heat and mass transport, and bioengineering. Basic research efforts in energy systems include combustion, propulsion, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphase flows and experimental flow visualization and diagnostics. Research efforts in bioengineering include topics in heat transfer and fundamental studies in hemodynamics. | Read More >>

     

    This activity can be broadly categorized into:

    • Combustion
    • Large eddy simulation (LES) and direct numerical simulation (DNS)
    • Particle image velocimetry (PIV) experimental measurements
    • Microscale transport phenomena
    • Biomedical device
    • Drug delivery
    • Vortex dynamics and bio-inspired propulsion
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    Materials

    Research in materials is grounded in understanding why a material displays a given electronic, physical, mechanical, or chemical property or behavior, thus permitting "structure-property" relationships and predictions. Materials research involves fabrication of new materials as well as improvement of existing materials; it includes electronic materials, biomaterials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. | Read More >>

    Research areas include:

    • Composite materials
    • Smart and multifunctional materials
    • Magnetic data-storage materials
    • Electronic packaging materials
  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.

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    Research Spotlight

    UB MAE researchers in computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping the hazard areas at locations such as the island of Montserrat.

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    Research Spotlight

    A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries

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    Research Spotlight

    MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.

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    Research Spotlight

    MAE's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory is conducting research both on the theoretical formulation and experimental validation of such novel mechatronic systems as multi-robot collaboration.

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    Research Spotlight

    The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.

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    Research Spotlight

    Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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