News

2018

  • Our paper on “Using a half-implicit integration scheme for the SPH-based solution of fluid-solid interaction problems” was accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  • Angelica Baroy, Bruno Barron, Walter Padilla, Soroush Skarimi, Ian Tran started a project to build a Driving Simulator.
  • Randy Bui, Jeffrey Chow, Miguel Cisneros, Fernando Covarrubias, Andy Hernandez, and Randy Perez started a project to build an aerodynamic package for the Formula car.
  • Arman Pazouki participated in ASME/MSNDC Conference in Quebec City, Canada. He presented the research on granular materials and locomotion.
  • Imagars awarded Formula team a subgrant and software licenses to adopt  a design infrastructure.
  • Our paper on “Instability of smoothed particle hydrodynamics applied to Poiseuille flows, Computers & Mathematics with Applications” was accepted for publication in Computers & Mathematics with Applications.
  • Jovanny Santana successfully presented his recent work at Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.
  • Abraham Rav-Noy joined the lab to study 3D laser printing.

2017

  • Our paper, “On the use of a differential variational approach to handling fluid-solid interaction problems via smoothed particle hydrodynamics”, was accepted for publication in ” Journal of Computational Physics”.
  • NSF awarded us a grant to purchase a rheometer.
  • Partnership for Research and Education in Materials awarded us a grant to study 3D laser printing.
  • Our paper on “Compliant contact versus rigid contact – a comparison in the context of granular dynamics” was accepted for publication in Physical Review E.
  • Areg Vardanian, Christopher Castro, Abdullah Hezam, Esteban Nolesco, and James Wills joined the lab. They will be constructing setups for visualization, tracking, and measurement of granular material.
  • The Formula SAE team participated in the annual competition in Lincoln, NB. The team did great and met the design goals. Onwards to a great performance in 2018!
  • The 14th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) will be held August 26-29, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. We invite you to submit a contribution to the symposium on “Contact and Interface Dynamics“.
  • We invite you to submit a contribution to the mini-symposium on “Granular Media Modeling and Simulation Techniques“.
  • Amirr Neal and Jovanny Santana joined the lab. They will conduct research on quality characterization of additive manufacturing.
  • Our paper on “A Partitioned Lagrangian-Lagrangian Approach for Fluid-Solid Interaction Problems” was selected as the Best Paper of the Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) conference.
  • Our paper on “Moving in the Rain: Should We Run or Should We Walk?” received the 3rd Place in the 2017 MSNDC Student Paper Competition.
  • The Formula SAE team traveled to San Diego for a practice performance and a competition against UC San Diego and CSU Northridge. CSU Northridge could not make it.

2016

  • The 13th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) will be held August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, OH. Please meet us at the “Contact and Interface Dynamics” sessions.
  • Daniel Martinez joined the lab. He will be conducting research on granular materials.
  • Lab students Kevin Paquini, Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, Victor Bassey, and Anthony Sifuentes showcased the lab projects in Pico Rivera High School’s “A Day in Space” event, April, 2017.
  • Lab students Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, and Anthony Sifuentes showcased the lab projects in Glendale Community College’s “Maker Fair” event, February, 2017.
  • Our paper on “A modeling study on inspired CO2 rebreathing device for sleep apnea treatment by means of CFD analysis and experiment” was accepted for publication in Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • Kevin Paquini, Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, Victor Bassey, and Anthony Sifuentes joined the lab. They will conduct research and development in robotics.