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Javad Baqersad

Research Interests

Analytical and experimental modal analysis with structural dynamics applications

Computer-aided design and engineering

Finite element analysis and model updating

Automobile body structure design and crash analysis

Measurement techniques with a focus on non-contact methods

Health monitoring of structures

Dynamics of rotating machinery

Vehicle powertrain  simulation

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2015

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2014

M.S. Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, 2008

 

Research Activities

Experimental modal test on a 57-meter long wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) test on a 50-meter wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

 

Selected Publications

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Extracting Full-Field Dynamic Strain on a Wind Turbine Rotor Subjected to Arbitrary Excitations using 3D Point Tracking and a Modal Expansion Technique”, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2015.04.026, Sound and Vibration Journal (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Boundary Conditions Effects on the Dynamics of Wind Turbines”, Wind Engineering Journal, V39 (4), 437–452 (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full-Field Dynamic Strain Prediction on a Wind Turbine using Displacements of Optical Targets Measured by Stereophotogrammetry”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.03.021 (2015).

T. Lundstrom, J. Baqersad, and C. Niezrecki, “Monitoring the Dynamics of a Robinson R44 Helicopter Main Rotor with High-Speed Stereophotogrammetry”, Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12127 (2015).

S. E. Obando, J. Baqersad, and P. Avitabile, “Improved Modal Characterization Using Hybrid Data” Sound and Vibration, V. 48, 8-12, June (2014).

J. Carr, J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full Field Dynamic Strain on Wind Turbine Blade Using Digital Image Correlation Techniques and Limited Sets of Measured Data from Photogrammetric Targets” Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12129 (2014).

B. Mashhadi, A. Kakaee, J. Baqersad, “Vibration Characteristics of Continuously Variable Transmission Push Belts” Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, V. 39, 77-82 (2013).

J. Baqersad, P. Poozesh, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Comparison of Modal Parameters Extracted Using MIMO, SIMO, and Impact Hammer Tests on a Three-Bladed Wind Turbine” 32th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, FL (2014).

 

Contact Information

Email: jbaqersad@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7494

Office: 2-231MC