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Theses/Dissertations

Mahmoud Dinar, PhD (8/10 - 8/15 )

      “P-maps data structures”, sponsor:  NSF CreativeIT

Prabath Velumpalli, MS (5/11 - 4/14)

      “Transformation of T-maps to m-maps based on manufacturing process sequences”, NSF

Sumit Narsale, MS (8/11 -  12/14)

      “Data mining of ideations paths”, NSF

Haghighi, Payam, MS (8/2012 - 8/15)

      “A Framework for Explicating Formal GD&T Schema from Manufacturing Process Plans for 3D Conformance Analysis”, NSF

Maryam Khorshidi, MS (8/11 – 1/14 )

      “Embedded simulation in design ideation”, NSF

Prashant Prashant, MS (5/11 – 5/14 )

      “Least Square, one-sided and Tchebyshev function library for GDT verification with CMM”- NSF

Austin Pezzela, MS (1/12 -12/13)

      “Optimal design of SAE car structure”

Xiang Ke, MS (1/11-12/2013 )

      “FE simulation based m-factors for metalforming process”, unsponsored

Yadong Shen, MS  (9/10 -  8/2013)

      “Cluster algebra for GDT”, NSF

Zihan Zhang, MSE(8/2010 -2012 )

      “Fractionated satallite adaptability methodology” – DARPA-F6

Ying Chen, MS (9/10 – 8/12)

      “Cascading evolutionary morph charts for holistic ideation framework”, NSF EDI Program

Srikant Balaji, MS (1/09 – 9/11 )

      “MATSUB: Fuzzy logic based material substitution advisor for legacy parts”, ARO (partial)+DARPA (partial)

Manikandan Mohan, MS  (9/10 -12/11  )

      “A framework for holistic ideation in conceptual design”, NSF

Gurpeet Singh, MS (9/10 – 12/11 )

      “Complexity metrics for cyber-physical systems design”, DARPA – META2

Alex Grishin PhD, ( 8/07 – 12/10),

      “Mesh-free contact analysis for integrated design of assemblies” - unsponsored

Neelakantan Mani , MS, (8/07 -12/2010 )

“Standardization of fitting of CMM algorithms and development of inspection maps”, sponsor: NSF

Adam Dixon, MS (1/08- 5/2010 )

      “Assembly feature recognition and intelligent tutor”, sponsor: Army Res Ofc

Jason Fait, MSE, (1/06 - 08)

      “Optimal design of Driver golf club”, Karsten (PING)

Ash, Jonathan, MSE (03-10/08)

      “Structural optimization of Single Axis Solar Tracker”

M. Murshed, MS (1/05 – 1/08 )

      “TechSpec Module for Reverse Engineering”, sponsor: Army Research Office

Harris, Alex, MSE (8/01 -12/06 )

      “Manufacturability evaluation of composite parts” – SIMULA

Noe Vargas, Ph.D. (8/98 – 5/07 )
“A basis for the development of design ideation models based on empirical studies” – sponsor: NSF, FORD

Medichalam, Medhu, MS,  (8/01 –5/06 )

      “User defined prismatic feature recognition from N-Rep” – sponsor: Army Research Ofc

Shen Zhengshu, Ph.D., (8/00 –10/05)
“Comparative study of tolerance analysis techniques” – sponsor: NSF

Joshi, Nilesh, MS (8/02 –12/05 )

      “Data exchange of user defined features using neutral representation language” – Army Research Ofc

Shiqiao, Li, MS (8/02 –12/05 )

      “User defined Feature Recognition of mill-turn parts” - unsponsored

Zhao Zuozhi., Ph.D., (8/00 –5/05  )
“Development of Theoretical foundations of DfM and Normative Testbed for Manufacturability” – sponsor: NSF

Josh Summers, PhD (8/98 – 5/04 )
“Investigation of exemplar networks to support embodiment design” – sponsor: NSF

Andy Contes, MS,  (1/02 – 12/03)

      “Optimal design and manufacturing of a BMX frame” – unsponsored (partial support from bicycle manufacturers)

P. Tharakan, MS, (8/00 – 12/03)
“Domain independent manufacturing shell with application to machining and injection molding” – sponsor: NSF

Vaidya Adwait, MS, (8/00 –12/03 )
“Domain independent design shell for parametric design” – sponsor: NSF

Fernando Rangel, MS (1/99 –8/03)
“Integration of CAD-CAPP using CORBA, Orbix” – GEM scholar/Ford co-op

Wu, Yanyan, Ph.D.(1/99 – 6/02  ) (“Development of math tools for modeling geometric dimensioning & tolerancing” – sponsor NSF

S. Ramaswamy, MS (8/98 –12/00 )
“Design support system for tolerance specification and verification” – sponsor: NSF

Felicia McCoy, MS (1/98 –12/00 )
“Statistical evaluation of creativity techniques- human factors” – sponsor: NSF

S. Nandakumar, MS (8/97 – 5/00)
“Classification, parametrizaion, and recognition of NC features with sculptured surfaces” – Boeing (partial)

V. Subramaniam,  MS (8/97 –8/00  )
“Unified design by features and feature recognition” – NSF

S. Kulkarni, MS (1/97 – 1/00)
Thesis: “Framework for evaluating conceptual design techniques” – sponsor: NSF-SGER

B. Bettig, Ph.D (1/95- 11/99).
Dissertation: “A graph based geometric solving system for mech. design problems” – sponsor: NSF-DMI

Dong, G., MSE (8/97 – 12/99)
Project: “2D Tolerance Stack-up Analysis in a CAD System” – sponsor: NSF

S. Sunderajan, MSE (8/95 – 9/99)
Thesis: "Implementation of case studies in Design History System"- DARPA

R. D’Souza, MS (1/96 – 12/98 )
Thesis: “Form feature representation and CAD data transfer” - DARPA

S. Ranagaswamy, MS (1/95 -5/98 )
Thesis: "Design history capture system" - DARPA

M. Kang, MS (1/96- 8/98 )
Thesis: “Recognition of 3-axes NC features and process planning” – unsponsored

S. Solkhan, MS (8/95 -12/97 )-
Thesis: "Generation of automatic feature recognition algorithms from neutral representation" - DARPA

J. Liang, MS (8/95 -12/97 )
Thesis: "Consolidated data schema for airframe engineering analyses" – Boeing Defense

H. Dedhia, MS (8/94 - 12/97 )
Thesis: "Interactive feature definition" - EDS, NSF

S. Qureshi, Ph.D. (1/94 -8/97 )
Dissertation: "Integration framework for design information of electromechanical systems" - sponsor: DARPA

J. Echave, MS (1/95 -5/97)
Thesis: "Detailed process,  fixture, and toolpath planning for generative machining " -  Sponsor:Fundychuo Fellowship

P.Bliznakov, Ph.D. (1/92 -12/96 )
Dissertation: "Design information model to support engineering design process" - sponsor: NSF-CISE

K. Hirode, MS (8/94 - 11/96 )
Thesis: "Automatic evaluation and iterative refinement of machining process plans" - sponsor: NSF

T. Kraver, Ph.D. (1/90 - 12/95)
Dissertation: "Development of flat belt power transmission design methodology and analysis techniques”,

- unsponsored  (experimental apparatus and facilities provided by Kumm Industries)

Y.Yan, MS (8/93 -9/95 )
Thesis: "Dimension & Tolerance mapping" - NSF

Y. Shen, Ph.D. (8/91- 9/94 )
Dissertation: "Design to manufacturing feature mapping based on volume decomposition and half space partitioning” - sponsor: NSF-DMC

D. Toppenberg, MS (8/92- 5/94)
Thesis: "Design of new type of rotary engine"- NASA Graduate Fellowship

J. Leonard, MS (5/92-5/94 )
 Thesis: "Automatic workpiece selection for machining"- sponsor: NSF-DMC

A. Ali, MS (1/92- 8/94)
Thesis: "Declarative approach to form feature definition" - sponsor: USCAR

A. Shirur, MS (8/92- 9/94)
Thesis: "Automatic generation of machining alternatives for removal volumes"- sponsor: NSF-DMC

D. Syms, MS (8/91- 8/93)
Thesis: "Feature based design of automotive sheet metal parts" - sponsor: General Motors

V. Pherwani, MS (1/91- 8/93)
Thesis: "Dynamic binding of features and solid models" - sponsor: NSF-DMC

G. Balakrishnan, MS (8/91- 9/93)
Thesis: "Constraint based approach to product modeling"- sponsor: NSF-CISE

R.C. Tadepalli, MS (8/88-  8/91)
Thesis: "Feature based Assembly Modeling" - supported by ASU-IIA

S. Ghosh, MS 1/89- 12/91 )
Thesis: "An intelligent abstract graphical environment for routine mech. design" - sponsor: Garrett

S. Sen, MS (8/88- 8/91)
Thesis: "A Knowledge-based development shell for mech. component design" - sponsor: Garrett

Bing-Chun Zhang, Ph.D. (8/89 - 8/92)
Dissertation: "Geometric Modeling of Dimensioning & Tolerancing" - unsponsored

David Hsiao, Ph.D. (8/87 - 8/90)
Dissertation: "Feature Mapping and Manufacturability Evaluation" - sponsors: ICI Composites+ CAMI

P. Sreevalsan, MS (1/88- 5/90 )
Thesis: "An Investigation of the Unification of Form Feature definition methods"-sponsor: CAM-I

Abraham Mathew, MS (1/88- 5/90 )
Thesis: "An evaluation of the Product Data Exchange Specification (PDES)" - sponsor: CAM-I

Hung Dao, MS (8/87- 12/90 )
Thesis: "Automating some aspect of conceptual design of structures."- unsponsored

David Miller, MS (8/87-5/89)
Thesis:  "A Structure for supporting geometric tolerances in geometric models"-sponsor: Texas Inst.

Anant Bhatnagar, MS (1/87-6/88)
Thesis:  "Feature Mapping and Geometric Reasoning Shell for GT Coding"- sponsor: GE

Bongee Liou, MS (1/87-8/88)
Thesis:  "Pseudo boundary modeler and feature interface for design by features"- sponsor: Texas Instr.

Mary Rogers, MS (1/86-12/87)
Thesis:  "Design and Implementation of Form Feature Modeling System"- Sponsor:  NSF-DMC

Lalit Pandit, MS (8/84-5/86)
Thesis:  "Expert system for conceptual design of load bearing parts"- unsponsored

4.2 Dissertations/Theses In Progress