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ROBERT W. ROST, Ph.D.

Office: 594 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (513)-556-0420
Fax: (513)-556-3390
E-mail:bob.rost@uc.edu

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Assistant Department Head
Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.1985University of Cincinnati
MSME1980University of Cincinnati
BSME1979University of Cincinnati

 

PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY AFFILIATION:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Associate Member, Faculty Advisor
Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), Past Chairman, Modal Analysis and Dynamics Systems Technical Division
American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
PI TAU SIGMA, Honorary Status
Sigma Xi (Associate Member)

FIELDS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

Experimental Modal Analysis,
Vibrations, Controls,
Multiple Input-Output Frequency Response Function Estimation Techniques,
Machine Design, CAD, Computer Applications

EXPERIENCE:

1985-PresentUniversity of Cincinnati, Assistant Professor
1982-1985University of Cincinnati, Instructor
1983Structural/Kinematics, Project Engineer
1980-1982University of Cincinnati, Jr. Research Associate
1979-1980University of Cincinnati, Research Assistant
1975-1979Lodge and Shipley Machine Tool Company, Co-op Engineer

RESEARCH AND CONSULTING ACTIVITIES:

1995-1996Gibson Guitar
1995-1996Cummins Engine Company
1995-1996General Motors Proving Grounds
1990-1996Modal Shop
1992-1993Manta Corporation
1990-1993General Electric Aircraft Engines
1990-1992Nelson Industries
1990-1992Fluid Jet Associates
1990-1992NASA Langley
1990-1992Saturn Corporation
1989-1992LMTS
1981-1992NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center
1981-1990Cincinnati Milacron
1981-1989Anatrol Corp.
1986-1990SMTC
1985-1990USAF/Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
1988Metcut Research Associates Inc.
1985-1988General Motors - CPC Division
1986-1987Scott-Fetzer Corporation
1985-1987Navistar International
1983-1988Quixote Measurement Dynamics
1983-1986Westinghouse Power Generation Division
1983Ford Motor Company
1983General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Division
1983Burkematic
1982-1985Structural/Kinematics
1981-1987General Motors Corporation, Fisher Body Division
1980-1984USAF/Eglin Structural Dynamics Laboratory
1981Beloit Corp
1981Rockwell International, Energy Systems Group
1979-1981The Black Clawson Company
1979Scovill-NuTone Division
1979Powell Valve

 

GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND PROPOSALS:

YearAgency - TitleAmount
1996Cummins - Misfiring Cylinder Engine Diagnostics Through Crankshaft Torsional Vibrations Measurements

(3 years - $90,241) - 2nd year

$13,968.00
1996General Motors Proving Grounds - Noise and Vibrations Center

(3 years - $55,000.00) - 2nd year

$18,000.00
1995Cummins - Misfiring Cylinder Engine Diagnostics Through Crankshaft Torsional Vibrations Measurements

(3 years - $90,241) - 1st year

$32,630.00
1995General Motors Proving Grounds - Noise and Vibrations Center

(3 years - $55,000.00) - 1st year

$18,000.00
1994General Electric Aircraft Engines - Squeeze Film Damper Testing$27,604.26
1993General Electric Aircraft Engines - Squeeze Film Damper Testing$63,702.10
1992General Electric Aircraft Engines - Squeeze Film Damper Testing$31,497.89
1992-1993Nelson Industries (co/PI with George Batta)$67,000.00
1990-1992General Electric Aircraft Engines - Squeeze Film Damper Test Rig$249,973.00
1990-1991NASA Health Monitoring Center - Rotor Dynamic Signal Analysis Methods$23,000.00
1990-1991Fluid Jet Associates$37,000.00
1990-1991Nelson Industries$49,842.94
1990-1991PCB Piezotronics - grant for the support of graduate students in the Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory$15,000.00
1990-1991NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - Application of Pertrubation

Testing Techniques to the Aeroassist Experiment for

Experimental Modal Analysis

$25,321.00
1990-1991Saturn Corporation - Modal Testing$130,000.00
1990NASA - Non-linear Signal Processing$14,201.10
1989Anatrol/de Havilland GVT$14,907.81
1989Universal, State-of-the-Art, Modular Automated Test Cell Control Consoleproject canceled
1988NASA Health Monitoring Center - Integrated Signal Processing Chip$25,200.00

 

YearAgency - TitleAmount
1988NASA Health Monitoring Center - Review of Health Monitoring as Applicable to Structures$25,300.00
1988PCB Piezotronics - grant for the support of graduate students in the Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory$50,000.00
1988Metcut Research Associates - Unattended Precision Grindingnot funded
1987Cincinnati Milacron - Modal Modeling Software Conversion$6,940.00
1987General Motors Corporation - CPC Division - Operating Deflection

Patterns Development Study, Phase II

$10,000.00
1987Presidential Young Investigator Award - National Science Foundation - Application submitted.not funded
1987NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA Large Space

Structure Sine Testing

$95,000.00
1986-1987General Motors Corporation - CPC Division - Operating Deflection

Patterns Development Study, Phase I

$21,000.00
1985-1986Navistar International - Modal Survey of a Complete

Truck Tractor

$15,000.00


PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:

"Adaptive Modal Space Control of Flexible Structures: Applications," Schultze, J., Rost, R., Shelley, S., to be published in 15th International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, 1997.

"Multiple Reference Impact Testing - Practice and Applications," Fladung, W.A. and Rost, R.W., The International Journal of Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis, in progress.

"Independent Modal Space Control of a Cantilever Beam Utilizing State Feedback," Schultze, J., Rost, R.W., and Shelley, S.J., submitted to The International Journal of Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis, October 1994.

"Application and Correction of Exponential Windows for Frequency Response Functions," Fladung, W.A. and Rost, R.W., Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, accepted for publication, November 1995.

"Adaptive Modal Space Control of Flexible Structures: Theory," Schultze, J., Shelley, S. and Rost, R.W., Proceedings of the 14th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 292 - 299, Detroit, February, 1996.

"Cause and Effect of Applying the Exponential Window to an Impact Force Signal," Fladung, W.A. and Rost, R.W., Proceedings of the 14th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 1553 - 1559, Detroit, February, 1996.

"Further Developments of Multiple Reference Impact Testing", Fladung, W.A., Rost, R.W., and Brown, D.L., Proceedings of the 12th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 1026 - 1033, Hawaii, 1994.

"The Modal Punch - A New Impacting Development," Fladung, W.A., Rost, R.W., and Poland, J.B., Proceedings of the 12th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 1034 - 1040, Hawaii, 1994.

"Independent Modal Space Control of a Cantilever Beam Utilizing State Feedback," Schultze, J., Rost, R.W., and Shelley, S.J., Proceedings of the 12th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 1093 - 1100, Hawaii, 1994.

"An Investigation of Signal Processing Techniques used for Rotor Dynamic Fault Detection," Grabill, P. and Rost, R., 4th Annual NASA HMTC Conference, November, 1992.

"Active Vibration Control Utilizing a Discrete Modal Filter Based Control Technique," Shelley, S.J., Schultz, J. F., Rost, R. W., and Allemang, R. J., Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, September, 1992.

"A Parameter Estimation Algorithm for Spatial Sine Testing: Theory and Evaluation," R. Rost, F. Deblauwe, The International Journal of Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis, Volume 7, Number 3, pages 213 - 226, July, 1992.

"The Use of Neural Nets in Rotor Balancing," W.J. Stevenson, D.L. Brown, R.W. Rost, T.A. Grogan, Proceedings of the 10th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 54 - 59, San Diego, CA., February, 1992.

"Evaluation of a Spatial Sine Testing Parameter Estimation Algorithm," F. Deblauwe, R. Rost, H. Vold, Presented at the 10th International Modal Analysis Conference, San Diego, CA, February, 1992.

"Adaptive Structural Control and Isolation of Simple Structural Members," J.F. Schultze, R.W. Rost, I.E. Morse, Proceedings of the 10th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 1079 - 1086, San Diego, CA, February, 1992.

"Spatial Sensitivity of Active Structural Vibration Control: A Case Study," R. Rost, J. Schultze, Proceedings, Conference on Recent Advances in Active Control of Sound and Vibration, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pages 829 - 838, April, 1991.

"Identifying the Unmodified Structural Characteristics Using Multiple Modifications," P. Barney, R. Rost, D. Brown, Proceedings of the 9th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 473 - 480, Florence, Italy, April, 1991.

"Evaluation of a Spatial Sine Testing Parameter Estimation Algorithm," F. Deblauwe, R. Rost, H. Vold, Proceedings of the 9th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 481 - 486, Florence, Italy, April, 1991.

"The Use of Neural Nets in Signature Analysis - Rotor Imbalance," W. Stevenson, D. Brown, R. Rost, T. Grogan, presented at, 9th International Modal Analysis Conference, Florence, Italy, April, 1991.

"Identifying Free-Free System Characteristics from Multiple Constraint Boundary Tests", P. Barney, R. Rost, D. Brown, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1990.

"Current and Future Topics in Modal Analysis at the University of Cincinnati", R.W. Rost, presented at the 117th Acoustical Society of America meeting, May 1989.

"Advances of a Spatial Sine Testing System", A.J. Severyn, P.S. Barney, R.W. Rost, D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 7th International Modal Analysis Conference, pages 952 - 57, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1989.

"The Use of Spatial Domain Concepts in Modal Analysis," R. Rost and D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1988, 17 pages.

"Future Trends in Modal Analysis," R. Rost and D.L. Brown, presented at the Third International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, July 1988.

"Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis," R.J. Allemang, D.L. Brown, R.W. Rost, Final Report, USAF Contract Number F33615-83-C-3218, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1987, 6 Vols.

"Overview of Multi-input Frequency Domain Modal Testing Methods with an Emphasis on Sine Testing," R. Rost and D.L. Brown, Shock and Vibration Conference, October 1987.

"Hardware Considerations for Spatial Domain Sine Testing," A. Severyn, M. Lally, R. Rost, D.L. Brown, presented at the 12th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1987.

"Survey of Parameter Estimation Algorithms Applicable to Spatial Domain Sine Testing," F. Deblauwe, C.Y. Shih, R. Rost D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1987, 15 pages.

"Comparison between the Multiple Reference Ibrahim Technique and the Polyreference Time Domain Technique," F. Deblauwe, K. Fukuzono, Y.C. Shih, R. Rost, R.J. Allemang, D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1987, 15 pages.

"Operating Deflection Patterns and there Relationship to Modal Testing Applicable to Automotive Structures," R.W. Rost, D.L. Brown, J.P. Poland, K.B. Dunlap, presented at the 5th International Modal Analysis Conference, London, England, March, 1987.

"Recent Advances in Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions - Multi-MAC," R.W. Rost, R.J. Allemang, D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Modal Analysis, Leuven, Belgium, 1985, 19 pages.

"Investigation of Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions for Modal Analysis," Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 220 pages, 1985.

"Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions: Diagnostic Techniques for the Excitation," R.W. Rost, J. Leuridan, ASME Paper Number 85-DET-107, 5 pages.

"A Comparison of Least Squares and Total Least Squares for Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions," R.W. Rost, J. Leuridan, ASME Paper Number 85-DET-105, 6 pages.

"Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions for Experimental Modal Analysis," R.J. Allemang, D.L. Brown, R.W. Rost, Final Report, USAF Contract Numbers F08625-80-C-0116 and F08625-81-C-0228, Eglin Structural Dynamics Laboratory, 183 pages, 1984.

"Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions," R.J. Allemang, R.W. Rost, D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 2nd International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, Florida, pages 710 - 719, February, 1984.

"Summary of Excitation Signals for Structural Testing," M. Good, R.W. Rost, Proceedings of the 2nd International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, Florida, pages 556 - 571, February, 1984.

"Multiple Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions: Excitation Considerations," R.J. Allemang, R.W. Rost, D. L. Brown, ASME Paper Number 83-DET-73, 11 pages.

"Dual Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions for Experimental Modal Analysis of Aircraft Structures," R.J. Allemang, R.W. Rost, D.L. Brown, Proceedings of the 1st International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, Florida, pages 333 - 340, November 1983.

"Using Dual Input Random Excitation Experimental Modal Analysis," R.J. Allemang, D.L. Brown, R. Olt, J.B. Steedman, R.W. Rost, Interim Report, USAF Contract F08625-80-C-0166, Eglin Structural Dynamics Laboratory, 171 pages, 1981.

"Dual Input Estimation of Frequency Response Functions for Experimental Modal Analysis of Automotive Structures," R.J. Allemang, R.W. Rost, D.L. Brown, SAE Paper Number 820193, 25 pages.

COMMITTEE WORK:

Professional

Chairman, Modal Analysis and Dynamic Systems Technical Division (1994-1995)
Faculty Advisor, ASME (1994-present)
Faculty Advisor, Pi Tau Sigma (1986 - 1996)

University, College and Department

College of Engineering Enrollment Management Committee (1996)
ROTC Advisory Committee (1996)
NCAA Athletics Certification Self Study Subcommittee - Academic Integrity (1996)
College Curriculum Committee (1991 - present)
MIE Curriculum Committee (1988 - present)
Chairman, Undergraduate Advising Committee (1987 - present)
College Committee on Academic Standards (MIE representative, 1987 - present)
Ad-hoc Committee for Curriculum Cooperation AsE&EM - ME (1994)
Review of Faculty Evaluation Process, with Engineering Tribunal (1993 - 1994)
University Appeals Committee (1993 - 1994)
College of Engineering Grievance Committee (1993 - 1994)
Task Force for Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering Education (1993)
University Committee on Standards of Student Conduct (1993 - present)
Mechanical Engineering Program Director (1991 - 1992)
ad-hoc Committee for Curriculum for the 21st Century (1991 - 1992)
MIE Honors Committee (1989)
College Honors Committee (1989)
MIE Graduate Studies Committee (1986 - 1989)
MIE Laboratory Curriculum Committee, Chairman (1989)
Departmental Computer Accounts (1986 - 1989)
Department Head Search Committee (1988)
Faculty Search Committee (1988)
Basic Electric Networks Review Committee (1988)
College Curriculum Committee (Summer 1988)

Instructor Search Committee, Head (Summer 1988)

Department Capstone Design Review (1988)

Search committee for Assistant Vice President and Director, Management Services (1986)

INVITED LECTURES AND SEMINARS:

1984-1996"Modal Analysis, Advanced Theory and Practice" University of Cincinnati
1979-1996"Modal Analysis, Basic Theory and Practice" University of Cincinnati
1988-1989"International Seminar and Conference on Modal Analysis" Katholieke Universiteit to Leuven, Belgium
1993"Seoul Modal Analysis Seminar: Theory and Measurement Techniques KOEX Trading Center, Seoul, Korea
1987"Basic Modal Analysis" USAF, Kirkland AFB, New Mexico
1986"International Seminar and Conference on Modal Analysis" Katholieke Universiteit to Leuven, Belgium
1984"Experimental Modal Analysis" Leuven Measurements and Systems, Belgium
1984"Fundamentals of Modal Analysis" Ford Motor Company
1984"Experimental Modal Analysis" Tokyo, Japan
1983"HP-5423-A Training Course" General Motors Technical Center
1981"Experimental Modal Analysis" Hsinchu, Republic of China
1981"Experimental Modal Analysis" Tokyo, Japan
1980"International Seminar on Modal Analysis" Katholieke Universiteit to Leuven, Belgium
1979-1980"Digital Signal Processing" University of Cincinnati




TEACHING EXPERIENCE

YearCourse TitleCredit HoursNumber of StudentsStudent Credit HoursEvaluation
1996-1997Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)4 *2080 
 Mechanics III (Engineering Fundamentals)353159 
      
1995-1996Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **42126 
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3**31932.0
 Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)4 *451802.3
 Introduction to Engineering (freshmen)12525N/A
      
1994-1995Vibrations I (juniors)332961.6
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **421262.3
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **26782.9
 Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)4 *21841.9
 Introduction to Engineering (freshmen)2511N/A
      
1993-1994Control Theory 4311241.98
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **341022.16
 Mechanics III (Engineering Fundamentals)332961.52
 Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)4 *281121.74
 Introduction to Engineering (freshmen)12626 
      
      
      
      
      
      




YearCourse TitleCredit HoursNumber of StudentsStudent Credit HoursEvaluation
1992-1993Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **351051.9
 Mechanics III (Engineering Fundamentals)3491471.60
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **371111.82
 Mechanics III (Engineering Fundamentals)319571.68
 Design of Mechanical Components (juniors)4 *38152NE
      
1991-1992Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **471412.00
 Design of Mechanical Components (juniors)5 *29145NE
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **38114NE
 Mechanics I (Engineering Fundamentals)33399NE
 Mechanics II (Engineering Fundamentals)346138NE
      
1990-1991Mechanical Vibrations (juniors)3391172.03
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **421262.05
 Mechanics II (Engineering Fundamentals)327811.82
 Numerical Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (pre-juniors)3 **28842.01
 Mechanics III (Engineering Fundamentals)3451352.10
 Advanced Vibrations (graduate)313391.54
      
1989-1990Mechanical Vibrations (juniors)3441321.65
 Mechanics II (Engineering Fundamentals)33090NE
 Mechanics I (Engineering Fundamentals)3491471.62
 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)5 *261302.07
      
1988-1989Control Theory (seniors)5 @723602.25
 Vibrations II (dual level)330901.77
 Vibrations III and Lab (dual level)4 *2080NE

 

YearCourse TitleCredit HoursNumber of StudentsStudent Credit HoursEvaluation
1987-1988Control Theory (seniors)5 @793951.88
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^512551.36
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^351751.47
      
1986-1987Control Theory (seniors)5 @783901.55
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^472351.73
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^381902.17
 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)5391951.52
      
1985-1986Control Theory (seniors)5 @79395NE
 Mechanical Vibrations (juniors)3531591.77
 Mechanical Vibrations (juniors)333991.70
      
1984-1985Measurements and Lab (juniors)5 @55275NE
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^542702.03
 Machine Design (pre-juniors)5 ^29145 
      
1983-1984Measurements and Lab (juniors)5 @31155NE
 Mechanical Vibrations (pre-juniors)324721.65
 Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)328841.9
 Dynamics of Machines (pre-juniors)335105NE
      
1982-1983Vibrations (pre-juniors)339117NE
 Vibrations (pre-juniors) 339117NE
 Design of Mechanical Components (seniors)4 *56224NE
      
1981-1982Vibrations (pre-juniors)339117NE
 Vibrations (pre-juniors) 373219 
      
1980-1981Measurements (evening college)42496NE
 Vibrations II (dual level)349147NE

NE - Not Evaluated

NA - Not available for evaluation

* indicates formal design project with report and presentation

** indicates extensive computer application and instruction

@ indicates course with a lab with multiple sections.

^ indicates formal design project with report and presentation and computer applications













Appointment History

Date Appointment Dates Action Title

October 25, 1982 Sept 1, 1982 - Aug 31, 1983 Appt Instructor

March 1, 1983 Sept 1, 1983 - Aug 31, 1984 Reappt Instructor

December 12, 1983 Sept 1, 1984 - Aug 31, 1985 Reappt Instructor

November 28, 1984 Sept 1, 1985 - Aug 31, 1988 Appt Asst. Prof.

August 31, 1987 Sept 1, 1988 - Aug 31, 1989 Reappt Asst. Prof.

September 12, 1988 Sept 1, 1989 - Aug 31, 1991 Reappt Asst. Prof.

May 28, 1991 Indefinite Tenure Asst. Prof.


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