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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Graduate Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Director of Center for Advanced Materials and Processing Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Stocker Center 257
Biomedical Engineering
Center for Advanced Materials Processing
ESP Lab

Research Interests: CAD/CAM/CAE, energy absorbing and impact protection issues, functionally graded cellular biomaterials and structures, composite materials

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2007; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2003; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, 1999

Journal Article, Academic Journal (21)

  • Ali, M., Jenson, S., Alam, K., Naik, B. (2021). Experimental, analytical, and numerical investigation of multi-chambered fluid-filled barrier for highway crash attenuators. International Journal of Impact Engineering; 156.
  • Ali, M., Ohioma, E., Alam, K., Sarvestani, A., Jenson, S. (2021). Novel Cross-Flow Electrostatic Precipitator: Numerical and Experimental Study. 4. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association; 71.
  • Ali, M., Ohioma, E., Kraft, F., Alam, K. (2020). Material Characterization of Extruded Aluminum Axial Tubes as Energy Absorbing Structural Members. SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing; 129: 16. https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/05-13-01-0004/.
  • Ali, M., Hedrick, C., Lutfullaeva, A., Alam, K. (2019). Performance Evaluation of Novel Wet Vibrational Precipitator. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Ali, M., Al-Majali, Y., Kennedy, M., Alam, K. (2018). Integration of novel hybrid composite discharge electrode with semi-pilot novel cross-flow electrostatic precipitator. 12. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association; 68: 1346--1356. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30095364.
  • Bhave, T., Tehrani, M., Ali, M., Sarvestani, A. (2018). Hysteresis Friction and Nonlinear Viscoelasticity of Rubber Composites. Journal of Composites Communications; 9: 92-97.
  • Ohioma, E., Ali, M., Kraft, F., Alam, K. (2017). Development of Aluminum Alloy 6063 T6 and T7 Material Models and Their Effects on Energy Absorbing Characteristics of Cross Axial Members. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Majali, A., Kennedy, M. (2017). Novel Hybrid Composite Discharge Electrode for Electrostatic Precipitator. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association; 67: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28541833.
  • Ali, M., Pasic, H., Alam, K., Tiji, S., Mannella, N., Silva, T., Liu, T. (2016). Experimental study of cross-flow wet electrostatic precipitator. 12. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association; 66: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10962247.2016.1209258?scroll=top&needAccess=true.
  • Denrie, E., Jenson, S., Alexander, B., Paloma, F., Kim, S., Ali, M., Miller, J. (2016). On Software-Based Remote Vehicle Monitoring for Detection and Mapping of Slippery Road Sections. International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research; 16: 13. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13177-016-0128-9.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Ohioma, E. (2016). Energy Absorption Characteristics of a Carbon fiber Composite. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing Engineering; 10.
  • Ali, M., Ohioma, E., Kraft, F., Alam, K. (2015). Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Study of Dynamic Axial Crushing of Thin Walled Pentagon and Cross-Shape Tubes. Elsevier: Thin-Walled Structures; 94: 20. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263823115001263.
  • Ali, M., Ravens, T., Petersen, T., Bromaghin, A., Jenson, S. (2015). Impact of sediments on wear performance of critical sliding components of hydrokinetic devices. Elsevier: Renewable Energy; 80: 10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148113006575.
  • Bromaghin, A., Ali, M., Ravens, T., Petersen, T., Hoffman, J. (2014). Experimental Study of Abrasion Characteristics for Critical Sliding Components for Use in Hydrokinetic Devices. Elsevier: Renewable Energy; 66: 10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148113006575.
  • Kara, T., Ali, M., Paris, A. (2014). Finite Element Analysis for Large Displacement J- integral Test Method for Mode I Interlaminar Fracture in Composite Materials. Elsevier: Finite Elements in Analysis and Design; 83: 43-48. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168874X14000079.
  • Ali, M., Kim, S., Matthews, T. (2013). Modeling of a compact functionally graded cellular structure: a finite element study for medium and high strain rates. 4. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design/Springer; 9: 1569-1713. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10999-013-9232-z#.
  • Lobontiu, N., Cullin, M., Hoffman, J., Ali, M. (2013). CIRCULAR-AXIS FLEXURE HINGES. 1. Oradea: Fascicle of Management and Technological Engineering/ANNALS OF THE ORADEA UNIVERSITY; XXII (XII): 181-184. http://www.imtuoradea.ro/auo.fmte/files-2013-v1/Lobontiu%20Nicolae%202.pdf.
  • Lobontiu, N., Cullin, M., Ali, M., Hoffman, J. (2013). Planar Compliances of Thin Circular-Axis Notch Flexure. 2. 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House,37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH: Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines: An International Journal/Taylor & Francis; 41: 202-221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15397734.2012.722887.
  • Ali, M., Qamhiyah, A., Wagner, T., Shakoor, M., Molian, P. (2008). The State-of-the-Art Review of Laser Nanomachining . 3. Laser Institute of America: Journal of Laser Applications; 20: 16. http://scitation.aip.org/content/lia/journal/jla/20/3/10.2351/1.2955556.
  • Ali, M., Qamhiyah, A., Flugrad, D., Shakoor, M. (2008). Theoretical and Finite Element Study of a Compact Energy Absorber. 2. Elsevier: International Journal of Advances in Engineering Software; 39: 12. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965997807000130.
  • Ali, M., Qamhiyah, A., Flugrad, D., Shakoor, M. (2007). Contact Stresses in Conical Rollers. 8. SAGE: International Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design; 42: 10. http://sdj.sagepub.com/content/42/8/595.abstract.

Patent (5)

  • Ali, M., Pasic, H., Alam, K., Jenson, S. Fluid filled safety barrier for guardrail terminal replacement. US11,098,456.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Ballistic Body Armor Damage Sensing System and Related Methods. US10,302,399.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Thermally activated, self-governing, bi directional, fixed pad hydrodynamic thrust bearing.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Hybrid Composite Discharge Electrode for Use in an Electrostatic Precipitator.
  • Pasic, H., Alam, K., Ali, M. Device for Measuring ESP Efficiency.

Conference Proceeding (42)

  • Ali, M., Jenson, S. (2021). Crushable Foam-Filled Cellular Core and Discrete Bonding: A Finite Element Study of Thin-Walled Cross Tube. Virtual conference: ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Jenson, S. (2021). Dynamic Response of Cross Tube with Crushable Foam-Filled Cellular Core. Virtual conference: ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Yasko, I., Lutfullaeva, A., Fais, C., Walker, R. (2021). Experimental Performance Evaluation of Fixed-Geometry Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearings With Variable Taper Depths. Virtual conference: ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Yasko, I., Lutfullaeva, A., Fais, C., Alam, K. (2021). Thermal Expansion Simulation of Bi-Directional Taper Formation in Composite Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearings. Virtual conference: ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Jenson, S., Alam, K. Composite Core Cross Tube Crushing Analysis. Portland, Oregon: ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Jenson, S., Alam, K. Evaluation Of Crushing Response of Limited Bonding of a Composite Core with a Cross Tube. Portland, Oregon: ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Yasko, I., Lutfullaeva, A., Fais, C., Alam, K. Thermal Expansion Simulation of Composite Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearings. Portland, Oregon: ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Jenson, S., Ohioma, E., Alam, K. Dynamic Behavior of Discretely Bonded Cross Tube with Functionally Graded Cellular Structure. Salt Lake City, Utah: ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ali, M., Jenson, S., Ohioma, E., Alam, K. Functionally Graded Cellular Core Cross Tube: A Finite Element Study. Salt Lake City, Utah: ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
  • Ohioma, E., Ali, M., Alam, K. (2018). Effect of Discrete Sectional Bonding of Cellular Core on Impact Performance of Square Tubes: A Finite Element Study.. ASME 2018: ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2018/.
  • Ohioma, E., Ali, M., Alam, K. (2018). Study of Energy Absorption Characteristics of Square Tube with Composite Cellular Core. ASME 2018: ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2018/.
  • Ali, M., Hedrick, C., Lutfullaeva, A., Alam, K. (2018). Novel Cross Flow Hybrid Precipitator. MEGA Symposium 2018: Power Plant Pollutant and Effluent Control MEGA Symposium: Best Practices and Future Trends; https://www.awma.org/store_product.asp?prodid=247.
  • Ohioma, E., Ali, M., Alam, K. (2017). Impact Performance of Cellular Core Hybrid Tubes Under Axial Compressive Loading. ASME 2017: ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2017/.
  • Myers, K., Fais, C., Zacharias, M., Ali, M., Alam, K. (2017). Investigation of Composite Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearing Operating Temperature under Varying Axial Loads . ASME 2017: ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2017/.
  • Fais, C., Myers, K., Zacharias, M., Ali, M., Alam, K., Gillespie, J., Walker, R. (2017). Experimental Study of Composite Thrust Bearings for Applications in Renewable Energy Devices. Rome: ICCE-25; http://www.icce-nano.org/.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Ohioma, E. (2016). EEffects of Functionally Graded Cellular Core on Energy Absorption Response of Thin Walled Composite Axial Members . ASME 2016: ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015/.
  • Myers, K., Jenson, S., Brooksbank, M., Ali, M., Alam, K., Choi, J., Wilhelm, J., Gillespie, J., Walker, R. (2016). Perfromance Evaluation of Thrust Washer Bearings Using a Customized Bench Scale Test Rig. ASME 2016: ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015/.
  • Kraft, F., Cyders, T., Ali, M., Eboreime, O., Cramlet, A., Dickson, R., Hoff, E. (2016). Comparison of Extruded AA6063 T6 and T7 Properties. Wauconda, Illinois: Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation; 2: 11. http://www.aec.org/?page=about_aboutetf.
  • Eboreime, O., Ali, M., Kraft, F. (2016). Impact Study of Extruded Cross and Rectangular Aluminum Tubes for Improving Crashworthiness of Automobiles. Wauconda, Illinois: Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation; 1: 17. http://www.aec.org/?page=about_aboutetf.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Jenson, S., Hoffman, J. (2015). 6th International Optimization study of porous functionally graded biomaterial structure in hip implants. Waikoloa, HI: 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues; http://www.mechanicsofbiomaterials.com/conference-venue.asp.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Ohioma, E. (2015). Energy Absorption Characteristics of a Carbon fiber Composite. ASME 2015: ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015/.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K., Ohioma, E. (2015). Energy Absorption of Axial Members with the Inclusion of Functionally Graded Cellular Structure. ASME 2015: ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015/.
  • Ali, M., Pasic, H., Alam, K. (2015). Cross-Flow Wet Precipitator. Pittsburgh, PA: 2015 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference ; http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/pcc/.
  • Ohioma, E., Ali, M., Alam, K. (2014). Energy Absorption of Thin Walled Members under Axial Compressive Loading. ASME 2014: ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/congress2014/.
  • Jenson, S., Ali, M., Alam, K., Hoffman, J. (2014). Experimental Study of Energy Absorption of Fluid-filled Honeycomb Structure. ASME 2014: ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://www.asmeconferences.org/congress2014/.
  • Ali, M., Ravens, T., Petersen, T., Bromaghin, A., Jenson, S. (2014). Abrasion Analysis of Critical Sliding Components of Hydrokinetic Devices: An Empirical Study. Seattle, Washington: Marine Energy Technology Symposium; http://www.globalmarinerenewable.com/images/pdf/METS_PAPERS_VII/63-Ali.pdf.
  • Ali, M., Hoffman, J., Clark, J., Jenson, S., Schultz, J., Takak, S., Matthews, T. (2013). STUDY OF IMPACT PROPERTIES OF A FLUID-FILLED HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE. San Diego, California: Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition; 6. http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2013/TechnicalProgramOverview.cfm#418.
  • Ali, M., Hoffman, J., Hayes, P., Matthews, T. (2013). IMPACT BEHAVIOR OF GRADED POROUS HIP JOINT. Sunriver, Oregon: ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference; 2. http://www.asmeconferences.org/SBC2013/TechnicalProgramOverview.cfm#156.
  • Bromaghin, A., Ali, M., Ravens, T., Petersen, T., Hoffman, J. (2013). Abrasion Analysis of Critical Sliding Components of Hydrokinetic Devices: An Empirical Study. Washington D.C.: Marine Energy Technology Symposium; 6. http://www.globalmarinerenewable.com/images/abrasion%20analysis%20of%20critical%20sliding%20components%20of%20hydrokinetic%20devices%20an%20empirical%20study.pdf.
  • Enriquez, D., Bautista, A., Field, P., Kim, S., Jenson, S., Miller, J. (2012). CAN-OBD Programmable-Expandable Network-Enabled Reader for Real-Time Tracking of Slippery Road Conditions Using Vehicular Parameters. Anchorage, Alaska: International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6338905.
  • Lobontiu, N., Cullin, M., Garcia, E., Ali, M., Brock, J. (2012). Compliances of Symmetric Flexure Hinges for Planar Compliant Mechanisms. St. Paul, Minnesota: 2012 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6224659.
  • Clark, J., Ali, M., Hoffman, J., Matthews, T., Schultz, J., Takak, S. (2012). The Effects of Functionally Graded Structures on Contact Stress Distributions in Metal Hip Joints. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Proceedings of 38th NE Bioengineering Conference; whttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6206939&tag=1.
  • Ali, M., Hoffman, J., Clark, J., Kara, T., Takak, S. (2011). Modeling of Impact Response of Composite Graded Structure. Denver, Colorado: ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1644719.
  • Takak, S., Matthews, T., Ali, M., Hoffman, J. (2011). The Effects of a Functionally Graded Cellular Structure on Impact Properties of a Hip Joint: A Finite Element Study. Farmington, Pennsylvania: ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference; http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1715208.
  • Miller, J., Kim, S., Ali, M., Menard, T. (2010). Determining Time to Traverse Road Sections Based on Mapping Discrete GPS Vehicles Data to Continuous Flows. San Diego, California: 2010 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/defdeny.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fstamp%2Fstamp.jsp%3Ftp%3D%26arnumber%3D5548009%26userType%3Dinst&denyReason=-134&arnumber=5548009&productsMatched=null&userType=inst.
  • Ali, M., Miller, J., Kim, S., Takak, S. (2010). A Finite Element Study of a Foam Filled Composite Graded Cellular Structure. New York City, New York: 36th NE Bioengineering Conference; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=5458259.
  • Ali, M., Miller, J., Kim, S., Takak, S., Kara, T. (2010). Impact Properties of FRP Composite Cellular Structures. Anchorage Alaska: The 18th Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering.
  • Ali, M., Miller, J., Kim, S., Takak, S., Kara, T. (2010). Study of Low and High Dynamic Response of a Composite Graded Structure. Vancouver, BC,: ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://science.fire.ustc.edu.cn/download/download1/paper/proceedings/ASME2008/data/pdfs/trk-12/IMECE2008-68018.pdf.
  • Ali, M., Miller, J., Takak, S. (2009). Study of Impact Behavior of a Composite Graded Cellular Structure. Lake Buena Vista, Florida: ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1642322.
  • Miller, J., Ali, M. (2009). Dynamic Fastest Paths with Multiple Unique Destinations (DynFast-MUD) - A Specialized Traveling Salesman Problem with Intermediate Cities. St. Louis, Missouri: 12th international IEEE conference on Intelligent Transportation systems; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5309548&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst.
  • Ali, M. (2008). Energy Absorbing Characteristics of a Graded Honeycomb Structure under Impact. Boston, Massachusetts: ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress; http://science.fire.ustc.edu.cn/download/download1/paper/proceedings/ASME2008/data/pdfs/trk-12/IMECE2008-68018.pdf.
  • Ali, M., Qamhiyah, A., Flugrad, D., Shakoor, M. (2006). Compact Energy Absorbing Structure: A Finite Element Study. 32nd NE Bioengineering Conference: Proceedings of the 32nd NE Bioengineering Conference; http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=1629726.

Research Report (8)

  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Smart Fluid Filled Barrier.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Novel Vibrational Wet Precipitator for Treatment of an Exhaust.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. (2016). Horizontal Wet Electrostatic Precipitator.
  • Ali, M., Alam, K. Novel Cross Flow Electrostatic Precipitator.
  • Ali, M. (2013). ABRASION TESTING OF CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF HYDROKINETIC DEVICES.
  • Ali, M. California Creek Hydroelectric Feasibility: Preliminary Engineering Analysis and Environmental Review.
  • Smith, O., Ali, M. Girdwood Field Work Report.
  • Smith, O., Ali, M. Girdwood Renewable Energy Research and Discovery Center: A Feasibility Report.