• Article  

      Extension and application of an algorithm for systematic identification of weak coupling and partitions in dynamic system models 

      Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Louca, Loucas S. (2009)
      This paper reviews and extends a technique to detect weak coupling (one-way coupling or complete decoupling) among elements of a dynamic system model, and to partition and reduce models in which weak coupling is found. The ...
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      Generating proper dynamic models for truck mobility and handling 

      Louca, Loucas S.; Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Hulbert, G. M. (2004)
      The effectiveness and utility of an energy-based model reduction algorithm for two different vehicle system modeling applications are discussed. The first case study focuses on the vehicle dynamics model of a military ...
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      A review of proper modeling techniques 

      Ersal, T.; Fathy, H. K.; Louca, Loucas S.; Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L. (Affiliation: University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United StatesAffiliation: University of Cyprus, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, NL, CanadaCorrespondence Address: Ersal, T.University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United Statesemail: tersal@umich.edu, 2008)
      A dynamic system model is proper for a particular application if it achieves the accuracy required by the application with minimal complexity. Because model complexity often - but not always - correlates inversely with ...
    • Article  

      A review of proper modeling techniques 

      Ersal, T.; Fathy, H. K.; Rideout, D. G.; Louca, Loucas S.; Stein, J. L. (2008)
      A dynamic system model is proper for a particular application if it achieves the accuracy required by the application with minimal complexity. Because model complexity often-but not always-correlates inversely with simulation ...
    • Article  

      Systematic assessment of rigid internal combustion engine dynamic coupling 

      Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Louca, Loucas S. (2008)
      Accurate estimation of engine vibrations is essential in the design of new engines, engine mounts, and the vehicle frames to which they are attached. Mount force prediction has traditionally been simplified by assuming ...
    • Article  

      Systematic identification of decoupling in dynamic system models 

      Rideout, D. G.; Stein, J. L.; Louca, Loucas S. (2007)
      This paper proposes a technique to quantitatively and systematically search for decoupling among elements of a dynamic system model, and to partition models in which decoupling is found. The method can validate simplifying ...