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Ian R. Grosse

Associate Professor

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  • Ph.D 1987 Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 1983 Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, Mechanical Engineering
    B.S. 1979 Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience:

  • 1993 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • 1987 - 1993, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • 1979 - 1982, Research and Development Engineer, Disk Drive Division, Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, CO.

Research Interests:

Professor Grosse's research projects involve interoperability, reusability, and adaptability of engineering analysis models, ontologies for representing engineering analysis modeling knowledge, design optimization and decision-based tradeoffs in engineering design and analysis modeling,  finite element biomechanical applications, finite element modeling, analysis, and model validation, the application of design of experiment methodologies and AI techniques for robust design, and the development of finite-element based design tools for concurrent design.

Research Labs:

Selected Publications:

  • Grosse, I.R., Milton-Benoit, J.M., and Wileden, (2005). “Ontologies for Supporting Engineering Analysis Models,“ Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 19(1).
  • Richmond, B.G., Wright, B.W., Grosse, I.R., Dechow, P.C., Ross, C.F., Spencer, M.A., and Strait, D.S. (2005). “Finite Element Analysis in Functional Morphology,” The Anatomical Record., Wiley-Liss, 283A: 259-274.
  • Dumont, E.R., Piccirillo, J., and Grosse, I.R., (2005). “Finite Element Analysis of Biting Behavior and Bone Stress in the Facial Skeletons of Bats,” The Anatomical RecordWiley-Liss, 283A: 319-330.
  • Nair, S.V., and Grosse, I.R., (2005). “Mechanics of Delamination of a Brittle Coating Strip on a Brittle Substrate,” Surface and Coatings Technology, 195 (2-3): 280-286.
  • Yu, M., and Grosse, I.R., (2004). “Prediction of Mechanical Behavior of Balloon-Expandable Stents,” Proceedings of the IMECE04 2004  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Paper No. IMECE04-59455, Anaheim, November.
  • Yu, Mei, Grosse, I.R., Woolf, B., and Lindenmuth, M., (2003). “UMASST: A New Teaching Tool for Stress State Transformation,” ASME 2003 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,  paper no. DETC2003/CIE-48202, Chicago, September.
  • Shanbhag, S., Grosse, I.R., Wileden, J.C., and Kaplan, A., (2001). “Meta-Object Based Finite Element Analysis,” ASME 2001 Design Automation Conference, Paper No. DETC2001/DAC-21062, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2001.
  • Holzhauer, D., and Grosse, I.R., (1999), "Finite element analysis using component decomposition and knowledge based control," Engineering with Computers. 15: 315-325.
  • Doraiswamy, S., Krishnamurty, S. and Grosse, I. (1999). “Decision Making in Finite Element Analysis”, Proceedings of the 1999 ASME Computers in Engineering Conference, paper no. CIE-9058, Las Vegas, September.
  • Milton-Benoit, J., Grosse, I.R., Poli, C., and Woolf, B.P., (1998). "The Multimedia Finite Element Modeling and Analysis Tutor," ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, 87 (5): 511-518.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Jakus, K., and Grosse, I., (1997). “Modeling Pressure Assisted Densification by Power Law Creep,” Journal of Materials Science, 32: 6183-6189.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Jakus, K., and Grosse, I., (1997), “Hot Pressing Analysis of Ceramic Powders with Green Density Gradients,” Ceramic engineering and science proceedings, 18(4): 3-10.
  • Sheehy, M. and Grosse, I.R. (1997). "An Object-oriented Blackboard Based Approach for Automated Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of Multichip Modules," Engineering with Computers, 13: 197-210.

Contact Information:

Ian Grosse
MIE Department
220 ELAB
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-1350
(413) 545-1027

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