(1) Ground Vehilce Structural integrity and Vehicle Dynamics including the following two sub-areas:
Stress analysis of vehicle structure with service loading and impact loading, Fatigue life prediction of vehicel structure components, sub-scaled accelerated durability testing of vehicle structure components.
Stability analysis of ground vehicle yaw and roll motion, active safety system for driving safety monitoring and control.
(2) Dynamics and control of legged walking robots, Lyapunov's stability of nonlinear systems, energy efficient bipeadl walking robots.
(3) Biomechanics, human dynamics, gait stability monitoring.
Computational and experimental appraoches are the main tools in all reearch projects.
J55. Darshana, P., Wu, C.Q. and Annakkage, U. ( 2013 ) Power System Transient Stability Analysis via the Concept of Lyapunov Exponents, accepted by Electric Power Systems Research , acceptance date: June 21, 2013.
J54. Szturm , T., Marotta, J., Wu, C.Q. and Nayak, A. ( 2013 ) Technology-assisted and Motivational Program for a Blended Approach to prevent and Manage Balance, Gaze, Mobility and Cognitive Decline With Age, accepted by OA Systematic Reviews , acceptance date: May 28, 2013.
J53. Shafiullah, A. K. M. and Wu, C. Q. ( 2013 ) Generation and Validation of Loading Profiles for Highly Accelerated Durability Tests of Ground Vehicle Components, accepted by Engineering Failure Analysis, acceptance date: April 2, 2013, EFA-D-12-00184.
J52. Koop, D. and Wu Q. ( 2013 ) Passive Dynamic Biped Walking Part I: Development and Validation of an Advanced Model, accepted by ASME Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, acceptance date: January 30, 2013 (CND-12-1219).
J51. Koop, D. and Wu Q. ( 2013 ) Passive Dynamic Biped Walking Part II: Stability Analysis of the Passive Dynamic Gait, accepted by ASME Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics , acceptance date: February 2, 2013 (CND-12-1220).
J50. Sadri, S. and Wu, Q. ( 2013 ) Stability Analysis of a Nonlinear Vehicle Model in Plane Motion Using the Concept of Lyapunov Exponents, Vehicel System Dynamics, 51 (6), 906-924.
J49. Zareinia, K. Sepehri, N. and Wu, Q. ( 2012 ) A Lyapunov Controller for Stable Haptic Manipulation of Hydraulic Actuators, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control 22, 241-261.
J48. Giesbrecht, D., Wu, Q. and Sepehri, N. ( 2012 ) Design and Optimization of a One-Degree-of-Freedom Eight-Bar Leg Mechanism for a Walking Machine, CSME Transaction , 36 (4), 343-355.
J47. Alghooneh, M. and Wu, Q. (2012) A Systematic Gait-Planning Framework Negotiating Biomechanically Motivated Characteristics of a Five-Link Bipedal Robot, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 9 (4).
J46. Sun, Y. and Wu, Q. ( 2012 ) A radial-basis-function-network-based method of estimating Lyapunov exponents from a scalar time series for analyzing nonlinear systems stability, Nonlinear Dynamics 70 (2), 1689-1708.
J45. Sun, Y. and Wu, C. Q. ( 2012 ) Stability Analysis via the Concept of Lyapunov Exponents: A Case Study in Optimal Controlled Biped Standing, International Journal of Control, 85 (12), 1952-1966.
J44. O'Brien, S. , Luo, L., Wu, C. Q., Bohm, E., Petrak, M. and Brandt, J. ( 2012 ) Computational development of a polyethylene wear model for the articular and backside surfaces in modular total knee replacements, Tribology International , in press.
J43. Kouchaki, E., Wu, C. Q. and Sadigh, M. J. ( 2012 ) Effects of Constraints on Standing Balance Control of a Biped with Toe-Joints, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 9 (3).