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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Jimmy Issa

Research interests

Passive vibration suppression techniques, Linear and nonlinear vibration absorbers, Centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers

Selected publications

Journal publications

  1. Habchi W. and Issa J.S. “An Exact and General Model Order Reduction Technique for the Finite Element Solution of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Problems”, ASME Journal of Tribology, 2017, vol. 139 (5), 051501
  2. Issa J.S. and Shaw S.W. “Synchronous and non-synchronous responses of systems with multiple identical nonlinear vibration absorbers”. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2015, 348: 105-125.
  3. Harik R.F. and Issa J.S. Design of a vibration absorber for harmonically forced damped systems”. Journal of Vibration and Control 2015, 21(9): 1810-1820.
  4. Issa J.S. Reduction of the transient vibration of systems using the classical and a modified vibration absorber setup”. Journal of Vibration and Control 2013, 2014, 20(10): 1475-1487.
  5. Issa J.S. Optimal design of a damped single degree of freedom platform for vibration suppression in harmonically forced undamped systems”. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 2013135(5), 051003.
  6. W. Habchi and J. Issa. “Fast and reduced full-system finite element solution of elastohydrodynamic lubrication problems: Line contacts” Adv Eng. Software 2013, 56:51-62.
  7. Issa J.S. Optimal design of a new vibration absorber setup for randomly forced systems”. Journal of Vibration and Control 2013, 19(16): 2335-2346.
  8. Issa J.S. “Vibration absorbers for simply supported beams subjected to constant moving loads” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 2012, 226(K4): 398-404.
  9. Issa J.S.  “Ground Motion Isolation Using a Newly Designed Vibration Absorber”. Proc IMechE, Part C: J Mechanical Engineering Science 2012, 226(C3): 636-647.
  10. Issa J., Mukherjee R, Shaw S.W.  “Vibration Suppression in Structures Using Cable Actuators”. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics 2010, 132(3): 031006.
  11. Issa J., Mukherjee R. and Diaz A.R. “Energy Dissipation in Dynamical Systems Through Sequential Application and Removal of Constraints”. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control 2009, 131(2): 021011.
  12. Issa J., Mukherjee R., Diaz A.R. and Shaw S.W.  “Modal disparity and its experimental Verification”. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2008, 301(3-5): 1465-1475.

Conference publications

  1. Habchi W. and Issa J. S. – “Exact and General Reduced Order Finite Element Modeling of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Problems”, The 6th World Tribology Congress (WTC 2017), 2017, Beijing, China.
  2. Issa J.S. “A Modified Optimal Design of a Vibration Absorber for Ground Motion Isolation”. The 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition.  IMECE2014-36500, Montreal, QC.
  3. Habchi W. and Issa J. – “Fast and Reduced Full-System Finite Element Solution of Line Contact Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Problems”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology (ECT2012), 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  4. Issa J.S. “Minimization of The Amplitude of The Entire Span Of Beams Using Mass Dampers”. The 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition.  IMECE2011-62635, Denver, CO.
  5. Issa J.S. “The Use of The Fixed Points Method For Optimal Damping of Harmonically Forced Cantilever Beams”. The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and information in Engineering conference.  DETC2011-47638, Washington DC.
  6. Habchi W. and Issa J. – “Model Order Reduction Techniques for the Solution of EHL Problems”, Proceedings of the 38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, 2011, Lyon, France.
  7. Issa J.S. and Habchi W. “Vibration Suppression in a Cantilever Beam Using a String-Type Vibration Absorber”, The 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition.  IMECE2010-40450, Vancouver, BC.
  8. Habchi W. and Issa J. “A Reduced Full-System Finite Element Approach to the Solution of EHL Problems: Line Contacts”, The 2010 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference.  IJTC2010-41050, San Francisco, CA.
  9. Issa J., Mukherjee R. and Diaz A.R. “Vibration Suppression in Space Structures Through Cyclic Application and Removal of Constraints”, AIAA2009-2431: Proceedings of the 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  10. Nudehi S.S., Farooq U., Alasty A., Issa J. “Satellite attitude control using three reaction wheels”, ACC 2008: The 2008 American Control Conference. Seattle, Washington.
  11. Issa J., Mukherjee R. and Diaz A.R. “Energy removal in dynamical systems through an optimal sequence of constraint application” DSCC 2008: The 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
  12. Issa J., Mukherjee R. and Shaw S.W. “Control of space structures using cable actuators” DSCC 2008: The 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
  13. Issa J., Mukherjee R. and Diaz A.R. “Energy dissipation through modal energy redistribution” DSCC 2008: The 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
  14. Issa J., Mukherjee R., Diaz A.R. and Shaw S.W. “Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Modal Disparity”, The 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition. IMECE2007-42099. Seattle, WN.

Academic degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, USA, 2008
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, USA, 2004
Diplome, Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese University, Lebanon, 2003


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