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Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1995

Mechanical Engineering, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1992

Materials Science and Engineering & Automatic Control, BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Composite sheet forming
  • Energy efficient manufacturing processes
  • Instability analysis
  • Laser processes
  • Micro-forming
  • Microforming
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Solid mechanics
  • Surface texturing

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Sheet metal Engineering & Materials Science
Metal forming Engineering & Materials Science
Texturing Engineering & Materials Science
Formability Engineering & Materials Science
Geometry Engineering & Materials Science
3D printers Engineering & Materials Science
metal sheets Physics & Astronomy
Stamping Engineering & Materials Science

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Grants 2003 2024

Learning systems
Demonstrations
Physics
Propulsion
Antennas
Composite structures
Ground vehicles
Wear of materials
Industrial applications
Artificial intelligence
Learning systems
Costs
Genes

Research Output 1993 2020

Texturing of metallic surfaces for superhydrophobicity by water jet guided laser micro-machining

Shi, Y., Jiang, Z., Cao, J. & Ehmann, K. F., Jan 15 2020, In : Applied Surface Science. 500, 144286.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydraulic jets
Texturing
machining
Machining
Water
1 Citation (Scopus)

A calibration method for overconstrained spatial translational parallel manipulators

Li, F., Zeng, Q., Ehmann, K., Cao, J. & Li, T., Jun 1 2019, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 57, p. 241-254 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parallel Manipulator
Kinematic Model
Manipulators
Calibration
Robots
2 Citations (Scopus)

Acceleration strategies for explicit finite element analysis of metal powder-based additive manufacturing processes using graphical processing units

Mozaffar, M., Ndip-Agbor, E., Lin, S., Wagner, G. J., Ehmann, K. & Cao, J., Sep 15 2019, In : Computational Mechanics. 64, 3, p. 879-894 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3D printers
Powder metals
Powder
Manufacturing
Metals
4 Citations (Scopus)

A new approach for analyzing the temperature rise and heat partition at the interface of coated tool tip-sheet incremental forming systems

Zhang, X., He, T., Miwa, H., Nanbu, T., Murakami, R., Liu, S., Cao, J. & Wang, Q. J., Feb 1 2019, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 129, p. 1172-1183 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

partitions
heat
frequency response
Frequency response
Temperature
Water
Cones
Sheet metal
Numerical models
Geometry