Department of Mechanical Engineering
Recent Submissions

Targeted energy pumping using a linear complex attachment
(ISMA, 201209)The present paper considers the problem of realizing an effective targeted energy pumping from a linear oscillator to a plurality of ungrounded linear resonators, attached to it in parallel. Theoretical as well as numerical ... 
Damping mechanisms
(Springer, Vienna, 2014)The term damping is used to describe the means by which oscillation amplitudes are reduced through irreversible removal of vibratory energy in a mechanical system or a component. Dissipation, on the other hand, refers to ... 
Noncontact atomic force microscopy for atomicscale characterization of material surfaces
(Springer, 2015)Among the large variety of scanning probe microscopy techniques, noncontact atomic force microscopy (NCAFM) stands out with its capability of atomicresolution imaging and spectroscopy measurements on conducting, ... 
Microscale acoustofluidics
(Springer, 2015)Microscale acoustofluidics defines the use of ultrasonic waves onto a fluid inside a microchannel. The acoustic waves are imposed on the fluid through excitation of the microchannel walls with an actuator. Acoustofluidics ... 
Microfluidic rotary pump
(Springer, 2015)Rotary micropump is a type of micropump which consists of a rotary element used for moving fluids. Based on different design concepts, rotary micropumps make use of either viscous forces or pressure forces to carry out the ... 
Microfluidic optical devices
(Springer, 2015)Microfluidic optical devices (MOD) are the emerging technology that combines today’s microfluidics technology with the optics. However, MOD can be classified as the integration of these two technologies rather than combination ... 
Pressure measurements, methods
(Springer, 2015)Experimentation and novel measurement techniques are crucial for the further development of microfluidic devices. Pressure is one basic parameter involved in microfluidic experiments. However, it is not realistic to apply ... 
Magnetic pumps
(Springer, 2015)Micropumps can be classified into two general categories: mechanical and nonmechanical micropumps (an excellent review on micropumps can be found elsewhere [1]). In a typical mechanical pump, a membrane is used to produce ... 
Lowtemperature scanning probe microscopy
(Springer, 2017)This chapter is dedicated to scanning probe microscopy (SPM ) operated at cryogenic temperatures, where the more fundamental aspects of phenomena important in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology can be investigated ... 
Computational modeling of vehicle radiators using porous medium approach
(InTech Open, 2017)A common tool for the determination of thermal characteristics of vehicle radiators is the experimental testing. However, experimental testing may not be feasible considering the cost and labortime. Basic understanding ... 
Temperature gradient generation and control
(Springer, 2015)In today’s microfluidic technology, electrokinetic transport is used to perform many chemical and biological analyses in labonachip devices, such as clinical diagnoses, DNA scanning, cell manipulation, cell patterning, ... 
Ultrasonic pumps
(Springer, 2015) 
Simulationbased engineering
(Springer, 2017)Engineers, mathematicians, and scientists were always interested in numerical solutions of realworld problems. The ultimate objective within nearly all engineering projects is to reach a functional design without violating ... 
Atomic force microscopy: Methods and applications
(Elsevier, 2017)This chapter provides an overview of atomic force microscopy, covering the fundamental aspects of the associated instrumentation and methodology as well as representative results from the literature highlighting a variety ... 
3D Force field spectroscopy
(Springer, Cham, 2015)With recent advances in instrumentation and experimental methodology, noncontact atomic force microscopy is now being frequently used to measure the atomicscale interactions acting between a sharp probe tip and surfaces ... 
BoundaryElement method in microfluidics
(Springer, New York, 2015) 
Game theorybased traffic modeling for calibration of automated driving algorithms
(Springer, Cham, 2019)Automated driving functions need to be validated and calibrated so that a selfdriving car can operate safely and efficiently in a traffic environment where interactions between it and other traffic participants constantly ... 
Peridynamics review
(SAGE, 2018)Peridynamics (PD) is a novel continuum mechanics theory established by Stewart Silling in 2000. The roots of PD can be traced back to the early works of Gabrio Piola according to dell’Isola et al. PD has been attractive ... 
Assessment of lagrangian modeling of particle motion in a spiral microchannel for ınertial microfluidics
(MDPI, 201808)Inertial microfluidics is a promising tool for a labelfree particle manipulation for microfluidics technology. It can be utilized for particle separation based on size and shape, as well as focusing of particles. ... 
Game Theoretic Modeling of Vehicle Interactions at Unsignalized Intersections and Application to Autonomous Vehicle Control
(IEEE, 2018)In this paper, we discuss a game theoretic approach to model the timeextended, multistep, and interactive decision making of vehicles at unsignalized intersections. The vehicle interaction model is then used to define ...