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Mostafa Mehrabi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Mostafa Mehrabi
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 275
Phone: (313) 993-1615
Dr. Mostafa Mehrabi
Areas of Expertise:
Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing Processes
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Quality Control Systems
Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Automotive Assembly Lines

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)

Biography

July 2004-Present
University of Detroit Mercy
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

(January 1997 – January 2004)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Faculty Member; Research Scientist

(April 2000-Januray 2002)
Livernois Engineering
Consultant (Design of Reconfigurable Assembly Systems for Producing Car Radiators)

(April 1997-Januray 1999)
Lamb Technicon
Consultant (Design of Agile Line Boring Station)

(September 1994 - October 1996)
Center for Industrial Control, Montreal, Canada.
Research Engineer

(September 1995 - October 1996)
Placage Unique, Montreal, Canada
Consultant

Dr. Mehrabi is the recipient of the award of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for outstanding research achievements in 1996 and the winner (year 1995) of the Quebec Government Industrial Fellowship, Canada.

Research Interests:

  • Computer control of manufacturing systems and CNC machine-tools (analysis, design, simulation and implementation).
  • Design and implementation of intelligent manufacturing systems, their components and integration.
  • Computer integrated manufacturing.
  • Design and implementation of automated machines and systems, and industrial automation.
  • Monitoring and control of machining systems and processes (analysis, design and implementation).

Teaching Experience:

Since 2000-now.  Courses in the area of manufacturing.

Publications:

Journal publications (submitted)

Y. Cho, M. Mehrabi, and J. Weaver, 2009, “Modal Analysis of CNC Drive Systems,“ Under review, Int. J. of Adv. Mfg. Tech.

M. Kuttolamadom, M. G. Mehrabi, J.  Weaver, 2009,“Design of a Stable Controller for Accurate Path Tracking of Automated Vehicles Systems,” Under review, Int. J. of Adv. Mfg. Tech.

Handbook Chapter

Mehrabi, M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Y. Koren, 1998, Manufacturing Systems and Their Design Principles, The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook, CRS Press, USA (handbook is published in December 2001).

Publications (Journals)

M. Mehrabi, 2009, “Dynamic Characterization of Intelligent Vehicles Systems: Theory and Experiment, “ SAE Int. J. Pass. Cars-Electronic Electr. Syst., Vol.1,  pp 71-76.

*This paper was judged to be among the most outstanding SAE Technical Papers of the Year 2008.

M. Mehrabi, 2007, "Lab System Design in Support of Manufacturing Engineering Curricula," The SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 24, No.3, pp 249-253.

Abdul-Baghi, O.J., Mehrabi, M.G., and S.A. Yost, 2004, “Application of Sensitivity Theory to Performance Analysis of Feeddrive System of CNC Machines,” NAMRI/SME Transaction, Vol. 33, pp. 245-253.

Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and E. Kannatey-Asibu, 2003, “A Method for Optimal Sensor Selection in Reconfigurable Process Monitoring, “ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol.125, No.1, pp.95-99.

Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., 2001, “Tool wear monitoring in reconfigurable machining systems through Wavelet analysis”, NAMRI/SME Transactions, Vol. XXIX, pp. 399-406.

 Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., 2003, “Adaptive Process Monitoring for Tool Wear” Accepted (proof read) to be published in the ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., 2001, “Hidden Markov Model-based Tool Wear Monitoring in Machining Processes by Wavelet Analysis”, ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, No.3,  pp.651-658.

Mehrabi, M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y., 2000, “Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: Key to Future Manufacturing,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 403-419.

Litao Wang, Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr and Mostafa G. Mehrabi, 2001, “A Method for Sensor Selection in Reconfigurable Process Monitoring,” Accepted to be published in the SME Journal of Manufacturing.

Mehrabi, M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y., 1999, “Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Their Enabling Technologies, “International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 1, No.1 , pp. 113-130.

Mehrabi, M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y., and P. Heytler, 2002, “Trends and Perspectives in Flexible and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, “Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No2, pp. 135-146.

M.G. Mehrabi and E. Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., 2001, “Mapping Theory: A New Concept in Multi-Sensor Monitoring of Reconfigurable Machining Systems (RmS)” the SME Journal of Manufacturing ,Vol. 20, No. 5, pp 297-304.

Mehrabi. M.G., Pszuba,P., G. O’Neal, B. Min, Z. Pasek, and Y. Koren, 2002, ”Geometric Error Compensation in Line Boring Process,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp.371-379.

Fedewa, D., Mehrabi, M.G., Kota, S. and V. Gopalakrishnan, 2002, “Design of a Parallel Structure Fixture for Reconfigurable Machining Systems,”ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 483-485. This work was also presented at the SME Conference and received Outstanding SME Student Paper Award (Year 2000).

Hemami, A., Mehrabi, M.G., and R.M.H. Cheng,  " Optimal Kinematic Control of Automated Vehicles with Front Steering", Robotica, 1995, Vol. 12, pp. 563-568.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H., and A. Hemami, "Parametric Study and Sensitivity Analysis of Automated Vehicles, " Robotica, 1995, Vol. 13,  pp. 469-475.

Hemami, A., Mehrabi, M.G., and R.M.H. Cheng, "Synthesis of an Optimal Control Law for Path Tracking in Automated Vehicle Systems", Automatica, 1992, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 383-387.

Publications in refereed conferences:

M. Mehrabi, 2008, "Dynamic Characterization of Intelligent Vehicle Systems: Theory and Experiment,” SAE Conference, Paper No 2008-01-0199, Detroit, MI.

M. Mehrabi, J. Weaver, and S. Slewa, 2008, “A New Approach to Manufacturing Engineering Education: Taking a Mini-Factory into the Classroom, “ASEE Conference, Dayton. Ohio.

H. Nair and M. Mehrabi, 2006, "Application of Wavelet Transform to Analysis of  Instantaneous Speed Signals of Diesel Engines," SPIE International Symposium on Optics, PP. 567-572, October 2006, Boston, MA, USA.

M. Mehrabi and M. Jenkins, 2007, "Dynamic Analysis of Different Models Used for Controller Design of CNC Machines," IFAC Conference on Cost Effective Automation, Mexico.

M. Moradi, M. Mehrabi and M. Jenkins, 2007, "Development of a New Technique for Fault Identification of Assembly Systems Using Fuzzy Set Theory," Poster Presented at the 2007 UDM Faculty and Student Research Symposium and Poster Fair.

M. G. Mehrabi, 2005, “Future Trends in Manufacturing and Their Impacts on Manufacturing Education,” The 2005 SME/CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Engineering Education, June 22-25, 2005, San Luis Obispo, CA.

L.P. Tseng, M. G. Mehrabi, and S. A. Yost, 2005, “Modeling of the Feeddrive Systems of CNC Machines for Control Applications,“ CIRP Conf. on Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Ann Arbor, MI.

Kuttolamadom, M. A., and M.G. Mehrabi, 2005, “Specification of an Optimum Range of Control Parameters for Accurate Path Tracking in Automated Guided Vehicles”, CIRP Conf. on Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Ann Arbor, MI.

Ayesh, H., M. Mehrabi, and E.K. Asibu, 2004 “Application of The Discrete Wavelet Transform to Tool Wear Monitoring in Turning Operations,” Proceedings of 2004 Japan-USA Symp. On Flexible Automation, July 19-21, 2004, Denver, Colorado.

Mehrabi, M.G., And E.K. Asibu, 2002, A New Methodology for Sensor Selection in Process Monitoring of Reconfigurable Machining Systems (RmSs),” Proceedings of IMECE’02, New Orleans, Louisiana, IMECE2002-MED-32869.

T. Kidwai, M. Mehrabi, and Y. Koren, 2002, “Design of a Reconfigurable Assembly System For Manufacturing Heat Exchangers,” Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Manufacturing Automation, 2002, Paper # 2002JUSFA-21034, Hiroshima, Japan.

Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., 2001, “Adaptive Process Monitoring for Tool Wear,” 2002 Japan-US Symp. On Flexible Automation, Hirshima, Japan.

Fedewa, D., Mehrabi, M.G., Kota, S. and V. Gopalakrishnan, “Parallel Structures and Their Applications in Machining Systems”, Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Manufacturing Automation, 2000, Paper # 2000JUSFA-13218, Ann Arbor, USA.

Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., and E. Kannatey-Asibu, Optimal Sensor Selection for Reconfigurable Process Monitoring, Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Manufacturing Automation, 2000, Paper # 2000JUSFA-13225, Ann Arbor, USA.

Mehrabi, M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y., “Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: Key to Future Manufacturing, ”Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Manufacturing Automation, 1998, pp. 677-682, Otsu, Japan.

M.G. Mehrabi and E. Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., “Mapping Theory: A New Concept in Multi-Sensor Process Monitoring Systems, ” IMS Conf. on Sensor Fused Intelligent Monitoring Systems, 1999, Leuvean, Belgium.

Hemami, A., and M.G. Mehrabi, “On the Steering Control of Automated Vehicles, ”IEEE Conf. on Int. Transp. Systems, Nov. 1997, Boston, pp. 174-177.

Hemami, A., Mehrabi, M.G., and R.M.H. Cheng, "A New Control Strategy for Tracking in Mobile Robots and AGVs," IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1990, Cincinnati, pp. 1122-1127.

Cheng, R.M.H, and M.G. Mehrabi, "Dynamic Modeling of Automated Transit Vehicles using Dimensionless 'Roll Number', " IEEE Conf. on Control Applications, 1992, Dayton, pp. 160-167.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H., and A. Hemami, "Dynamic Modeling and Control of Automated Transit Vehicle: Theory and Experiment," IEEE Conf. on Control Applications, 1993, Vancouver, pp. 559-665.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H. and A. Hemami, "Control of a Wheeled Mobile Robot with Double Steering, " IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intel. Robots and Systems '91 (IROS '91), 1991, Tokyo, pp. 362-365.

Mehrabi, M.G., Hemami, A., and R.M.H. Cheng, "Analysis of Steering Control in Vehicles with Two Independent Left and Right Traction Wheels, " ’91 ICAR/IEEE Conf., June 1991, Pisa, pp. 380-384.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H., and A. Hemami, "Tracking Stability and Control of Mobile Robots and AGVs, " CSME Conf., 1992, Montreal, pp. 424-429.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H., and A. Hemami, "Design of a Controller with Feedforward Action for Path Tracking of Automated Vehicles," IFAC Conf. on Safety, Reliability and Intelligent Control,  1994, Hong Kong, pp. 361-365.

Mehrabi, M.G., Cheng, R.M.H., and A. Hemami, "Comparison of Two Nonlinear and Linear Dynamic Models for Path Tracking of Automated Vehicles, " IFAC Conf. on Safety, Reliability and Intelligent Control (SRAEICT'94), 1994, Hong Kong, pp. 401-404.

Internal reports

M. Cakmakci, Mehrabi, M.G., and A.G. Ulsoy, State-of-the-Art in Technologies Related to Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, ERC/RMS (Report # 17), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Oct., 1998.

Mehrabi, M.G., and A.G. Ulsoy, State-of-the-Art in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Internal Report, ERC/RMS (Report # 2; Vol. I), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sept. 1997.

Mehrabi, M.G., and A.G. Ulsoy, State-of-the-Art in Technologies Related to Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, ERC/RMS (Report # 2; Vol. II), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Oct. 1997.

Mehrabi, M.G., Development and Integration of a Toolbox for an Automated Robotic Deburring Workcell  for Machining (Deburring) Operations, Center for Industrial Control, Concordia University, February 1995.

Mehrabi, M.G., Dynamic Modeling of Automated Vehicles, Internal Report, Center for Industrial Control, Concordia University, Dec. 1992.

Awards and Grants:

2007 SME Certificate of Appreciation was awarded for contributions of our chapter activities to advancement of manufacturing education;

2000 SME Conference Award for Outstanding Student Paper Award (Student Advisor);

Winner of the award (Year 1996) of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for outstanding research achievements during Ph.D.; Year the award was given (1996); duration of the award: two years.

Award winner (Year 1995) of the Quebec Government Industrial Research Fellowship, Canada. Year the award was given (1995); duration of the award: two years.

Grants:

Advanced Ground Vehicle Reliability Research Center at UDM, $830,000.00 (Co-PI). This proposal was of a major initiative by the College of Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Departments) and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

Design and implementation of a reconfigurable assembly system for Car Assembly (Livernois Engineering; $100,000 for two year; duration of the grant was two years; Year 2000)

Design and Implementation of a Novel Fault Identification Technique for Automotive Assembly Lines, 2008 Faculty Grant Incentive Program (FGIP); ($6000)

 

 
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