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Sudhir Kaul

Sudhir Kaul

College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2153
Office: 223 Belk Building


Dr. Sudhir Kaul is a Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University. Dr. Kaul received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006 and has held academic positions since 2008. His industry experience includes development of vibration isolation systems, design and development of motorcycle powertrains, and design of hydraulic systems. His research interests include dynamic modeling for vibration isolation, motorcycle dynamics, and fracture diagnostics. He has published more than seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of 'Modeling and Analysis of Passive Vibration Isolation Systems' that has been published by Elsevier.<br><b>Employment History:</b><br>Professor, Western Carolina University, NC, Since 2021<br>Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, NC, 2016-2021<br>Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University, NC, 2013-2016<br>Assistant Professor, University of Mount Union, OH, 2011-2013<br>Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2008-2011<br>Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI, 2005-2008<br><b>Education:</b><br>Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2006<br>M.S. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2003<br>B.E. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, 1995


  • Ph D, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • MS, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • BE, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

Teaching Interests

Vibration Isolation and Control, Fracture Mechanics, Probabilistic Design and Reliability, Dynamics and Kinematics, Mechanics of Materials, Fatigue Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Product Development, Structural Dynamics, Control of Dynamic Systems, Machine Design.<br><b>Courses Offered:</b><br><b>Western Carolina University</b><br>Vibration Analysis and Instrumentation<br>Finite Element Analysis<br>Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery<br>Control of Dynamic Systems<br>Metrology and Reverse Engineering<br>Advanced Engineering Materials<br>Dynamics<br>Product Development<br>Mechanics of Materials<br>Materials Laboratory<br>Introduction to Engineering Analysis<br><b>University of Mount Union</b><br>Machine Design<br>Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery<br>Product Development<br>Statics and Dynamics<br>Introduction to Engineering Analysis<br><b>University of Pretoria</b><br>Probabilistic Design<br>Fracture Mechanics<br>Structural Integrity (Fatigue)<br>Machine Design<br>Product Development<br><b>University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</b><br>Dynamic Problems in Design (Vibration Analysis)<br>Robotics (Kinematics and Dynamics)<br>Control Systems

Research Interests

Dynamic Fracture Mechanics and Fracture Diagnostics; Vibration Isolation Modeling; Motorcycle Dynamics; Additive Manufacturing; Engineering Education.<br><b>Recent Publications:</b><br><b>Kaul, S. </b><b>(2022)</b>. Engine Mounting Systems for Electric Powertrains: Mounting Layouts and Design Parameters, ASME-IMECE, IMECE2022-87646, Columbus, OH.<br>Sezer, H., Tang, J., Ahsan, N., <b>Kaul, S. (2022)</b>. Modeling Residual Thermal Stresses in Layer-by-Layer Formation of Direct Metal Laser Sintering Process for Different Scanning Patterns for 316L Stainless Steel, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 28(9).<br><b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2021)</b>. Modeling and Analysis of Passive Vibration Isolation Systems, First Edition, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128194201.<br><b>Kaul, S. </b><b>(2021)</b>. Multi-degree-of-freedom Modeling for Electric Powertrains: Inertia Effect of Engine Mounting System, ASME-IMECE, IMECE2021-66287, Virtual Conference.<br>Altammar, H., <b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2021)</b>. Adaptive Probabilistic Optimization Approach for Vibration-Based Structural Health Monitoring, Signals, 2(3).<br>Yanik, P., Ferguson, C., <b>Kaul, S.</b>, Yan, Y. <b>(2021)</b>. Enhancement of Engineering Student Engagement, Journal of Engineering Technology, 38(2).<br>Altammar, H., <b>Kaul, S.</b>, Dhingra, A. K. <b>(2021)</b>. Probabilistic Optimization Approach for Damage Detection using Frequency Response, ASME-IMECE, IMECE2021-69162, Virtual Conference.<br><b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2020)</b>. Planar Dynamics of a Motorcycle: Influence of Vibration Isolation System Nonlinearity, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 25(4).<br><b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2020)</b>. Influence of a Vibration Isolation System on Planar Dynamics of a Motorcycle, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 25(1).<br>Pierce, R. S., <b>Kaul, S.</b>, Friesen, J., Morgan, T. E. <b>(2020)</b>. Mountain Bike Rear Suspension Design: Utilizing a Magnetorheological Damper for Active Vibration Isolation and Performance, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 25(4).<br>Seyffert, R., <b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2020)</b>. Experimental Study of Direct Metal Laser Sintering: High Cycle Fatigue Life and Process Parameters, ASME-IMECE, IMECE 2020-23003, Virtual Conference.<br>Sezer, H., Ahsan, N., Kozhumal, S. J., Ritenour, A., <b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2020)</b>. Mathematical Modeling of Thermal Behavior in Layer-by-Layer Part Fabrication by Direct Metal Laser Sintering Process for Different Scanning Patterns, ASME MSEC, MSEC 2020-8500.<br><b>Kaul, S.</b>, Ferguson, C.W., Yan, Y., Yanik, P.M. <b>(2019)</b>. Triangulated mentorship of engineering students – leveraging peer mentoring and vertical integration, Global Journal of Engineering Education, 21(1).<br><b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2019)</b>. Influence of multi-axial stiffness nonlinearity on passive vibration isolation characteristics of elastomeric isolators, ECCMR 2019, Nantes, France.<br><b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2018)</b>. Maxwell-Voigt and Voigt Models for Vibration Isolation: Influence of Fractional Damping and Time Delay, ASME-IMECE, IMECE 2018-86089, Pittsburgh, PA.<br>Pierce, R. S., Whitener, C., <b>Kaul, S.</b> <b>(2018)</b>. Semi-active Damping for Off-road Bicycle Suspension: An Experimental Study, ASME-IDETC, DETC2018-85400, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.<br>Altammar, H., <b>Kaul, S.</b>, Dhingra, A.K. <b>(2017)</b>. Use of Wavelets for Damage Diagnostics in Truss Structures, International Journal of Structural Integrity, 8(3).<br>Meeser, R.F., <b>Kaul, S.</b>, Els, P.S. <b>(2017)</b>. Investigation into the Flow-Blocking Ability of a Novel Magneto-Rheological Damper Unit, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 45(5).

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