Faculty publications from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at LMU can be found here.

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Works from 2015

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Creative Funding Strategies for Undergraduate Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Liberal Arts Institution, Matthew Siniawski

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Mechanical Characterization Of Bamboo And Glass Fiber Biocomposite Laminates, Matthew Siniawski

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Method for Testing the Sliding Frictional Response Of Lubricious Thin Films Used in Plastic Medical Syringes, Matthew Siniawski

Works from 2014

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Thermal and Mechanical Failure Analysis of a Two-stroke Motocross Engine Piston, Matthew Siniawski

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Creating Learning Through Service Opportunities for Engineering Students: Lessons Learned from a Primarily Undergraduate Liberal Arts University, Matthew Siniawski, Jeremy Pal, and Sandra Luca

Works from 2011

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Tensile Properties and Microstructures of Laser-Formed Ti-6Al-4V, J. Alcisto, A. Enriquez, H. Garcia, S. Hinkson, T. Steelman, E. Silverman, P. Valdovino, H. Gigerenzer, J. Foyos, J. Ogren, J. Dorey, K. Karg, T. McDonald, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Effect of Stretch Orientation and Rolling Orientation on the Mechanical Properties of 2195 Al-Cu-Li Alloy, Omar S. Es-Said, C. J. Parrish, C. A. Bradberry, J. Y. Hassoun, R. A. Parish, A. Nash, N. C. Smythe, K. N. Tran, T. Ruperto, E. W. Lee, D. Mitchell, and C. Vinquist

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On the Distortion and Warpage of 7249 Aluminum Alloy After Quenching and Machining, N. Keleshian, R. Kyser, J. Rodriquez, C. Cueva, V. Vega, E. W. Lee, J. Ogren, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Innovative Manufacturing Process for Defect Free, Affordable, High Pressure, Thin Walled, Hydraulic Tubing, W. Miranda, G. Takiguchi, T. Shimabukuro, L. McLennan, C. Agajanian, L. Quintero, D. Mismar, J. Abdulla, C. Andrews, M. Hahn, E. Fodran, E. W. Lee, H. Garmestani, R. D. Conner, D. Brick, J. Ogren, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Influence of Humidity on the Tribological Performance of Unmodified Soybean and Sunflower Oils, Matthew Siniawski and Nader Saniei

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Nanofluid Optical Property Characterization: Towards Efficient Direct Absorption Solar Collectors, R. A. Taylor, P. E. Phelan, Todd Otanicar, R. Adrian, and R. Prasher

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Applicability of Nanofluids in High Flux Solar Collectors, R. A. Taylor, P. E. Phelan, Todd Otanicar, C. A. Walker, M. Nguyen, S. Trimble, and R. Prasher

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The Effect of Layer Orientation on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of a Polymer, V. Vega, J. Clements, T. Lam, A. Abad, B. Fritz, N. Ula, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties, V. Vega, U. N. Huynh, J. Holmes, J. DeChellis, P. Stoyanov, D. Piatkowski, E. W. Lee, J. Ogren, N. Drusina, and Omar S. Es-Said

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The Effects of Retrogression and Reaging on Aluminum Alloy 2099 (C458), N. Ward, A. Tran, A. Abad, E. W. Lee, M. Hahn, E. Fordan, and Omar S. Es-Said

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The Effects of Retrogression and Reaging on Aluminum Alloy 2195, N. Ward, A. Tran, A. Abad, E. W. Lee, M. Hahn, E. Fordan, and Omar S. Es-Said

Works from 2010

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Parametric Analysis of a Coupled Photovoltaic/Thermal Concentrating Solar Collector for Electricity Generation, Todd Otanicar, I. Chowdhury, P. E. Phelan, and R. Prasher

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Nanofluid-Based Direct Absorption Solar Collector, Todd Otanicar, P. E. Phelan, R. S. Prasher, G. Rosengarten, and R. A. Taylor

Works from 2009

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Computational and experimental investigation of the flow structure and vortex dynamics in the wake of a Formula 1 tire, John Axerio, Gianluca Iaccarino, Emin Issakhanian, Chris Elkins, and John Eaton

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Evaluation of the Effects of Powder Coating Cure Temperatures on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy Substrates, C. Maldonado, D. Diaz, J. Ranallo, R. Painter, W. Dahir, D. Hassouna, B. Gayer, E. Toss, I. Martinez, P. Stoyanov, J. Ogren, E. W. Lee, D. Piatkowski, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Abrasiveness of Boron Carbide Coatings, Matthew Siniawski

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Metal Working Fluids: Finding Green in the Manufacturing Process, Matthew Siniawski

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Vapor Generation in a Nanoparticle Liquid Suspension Using a Focused, Continuous Laser, R. A. Taylor, P. E. Phelan, Todd Otanicar, R. J. Adrian, and P. S. Prasher

Works from 2008

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Microstructure Analysis of Aluminum Alloy and Copper Alloy Circular Shells After Multiaxial Plastic Buckling, N. Drusina, R. Mahapatra, A. Abdul-Latif, R. Baleh, C. Wilhelm, P. Stoyanov, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Wear Resistance and Microstructure in Annealed Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylenes, Matthew Siniawski and Omar S. Es-Said

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Evaluation of Advanced Adhesives for Aerospace Structures, P. Stoyanov, N. Rodriguez, T. Dickinson, D. H. Nguyen, E. Park, J. Foyos, V. Hernandez, J. Ogren, Michael Berg, and Omar S. Es-Said

Works from 2007

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Effects of Heat Treatments on Steels for Bearing Applications, K. Clemons, C. Lorraine, G. Salgado, A. Taylor, J. Ogren, P. Umin, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Warpage Behavior of 7075 Aluminum Alloy Extrusions, Omar S. Es-Said, T. M. Ruperto, S. L. Vasquez, A. Y. Yue, D. J. Manriquez, J. C. Quilla, S. H. Harris, S. Hannan, J. Foyos, E. W. Lee, B. Pregger, N. Abourialy, and J. Ogren

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Effect of Cold Work on the Tensile Properties of 6061, 2024, and 7075 Al Alloys, D. Ortiz, M. Abdelshehid, R. Dalton, J. Soltero, R. Clark, M. Hahn, E. Lee, W. Lightell, B. Pregger, J. Ogren, P. Stoyanov, and Omar S. Es-Said

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A Universal Wear Law for Abrasion, Matthew Siniawski

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Tribological Degradation of Two Vegetable-Based Lubricants at Elevated Temperatures, Matthew Siniawski and Nader Saniei

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Influence of Fatty Acid Composition on the Tribological Performance of Two Vegetable-Based Lubricants, Matthew Siniawski, Nader Saniei, and Lambert Doezema

Works from 2006

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The Effect of Thermal Exposure on the Mechanical Properties of 2099-T6 Die Forgings, 2099-T83 Extrusions, 7075-T7651 Plate, 7085-T7452 Die Forgings, 7085-T7651 Plate, and 2397-T87 Plate Aluminum Alloys, J. Jabra, M. Romios, J. Lai, E. lee, M. Setiawan, E. W. Lee, J. Witters, N. Abourialy, J. Ogren, R. Clark, T. Oppenheim, W. E. Frazier, and Omar S. Es-Said

Works from 2005

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Design of Multistep Aging Treatments of 2099 (C458) Al-Li Alloy, M. Romios, R. Tiraschi, C. Parrish, H. W. Babel, J. Ogren, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Effects of Contact on the Abrasiveness of a Thin Boron Carbide Coating, Matthew Siniawski

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Effects of Lubrication and Humidity on the Abrasiveness of a Thin Boron Carbide Coating, Matthew Siniawski

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The Tribological Role of Energy Efficiency within Society, Matthew Siniawski

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High-Resolution Methods for Measuring the Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Aerospace Materials, G. Wallace, W. Speer, J. Ogren, and Omar S. Es-Said

Works from 2004

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Abrasiveness Control of a Thin Boron Carbide Coating Through Counterpart Tempering, Matthew Siniawski

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Effects of Thickness and Roughness Variations on the Abrasiveness of a Thin Boron Carbide Coating, Matthew Siniawski

Works from 2003

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Wear Initiation of 52100 Steel Sliding Against a Thin Boron Carbide Coating, Matthew Siniawski

Works from 2002

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Surface feature variations observed in 52100 steel sliding against a thin boron carbide coating, Matthew Siniawski

Works from 1996

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On the Effectiveness of Dry Film Lubricant Coatings in Reducing Automotive Valve Train Wear, Evan Benstead, Martin L. Smith, Joseph Foyos, and Omar S. Es-Said

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Surface Modification of Titanium Foil Substrates in Experimental Solar Cells, Richard Nishimuro and Omar S. Es-Said

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On the Excessive Porosity in the Welds of AMS 4975 Titanium Air Compressor Rotor Duct, Stefanie Roberts, Rachel Hoang, Laura Pate, Joseph Foyos, Richard Nishimuro, and Omar S. Es-Said

Works from 1995

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On the Reuse of Bolts Which Have Been Torqued to Yield, Dal B. Lee, Joseph Foyos, Martin L. Smith, Omar S. Es-Said, and Otto Kossuth