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Sudhir Kaul

Sudhir Kaul

School of Engineering + Technology
Associate Professor
Program Director – Engineering
Phone: 828-227-2153
Office Address: Belk 223


  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2006
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2003
  • B.E. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, 1995

Employment History:

  • Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, Since 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University, 2013-2016
  • Assistant Professor, University of Mount Union, 2011-2013
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria, 2008-2011

Areas of Interest:

Dynamic Modeling for Vibration Isolation, Motorcycle Dynamics, Fracture Diagnostics

Recent Publications:

  • Kaul, S., Ferguson, C.W., Yan, Y., Yanik, P.M. (2019). Triangulated mentorship of engineering students – leveraging peer mentoring and vertical integration, Global Journal of Engineering Education, 21(1).
  • Kaul, S. (2019). Influence of multi-axial stiffness nonlinearity on passive vibration isolation characteristics of elastomeric isolators, ECCMR 2019, Nantes, France.
  • Ha, O. T., Tanaka, M., Kaul, S. (2019) Effect of Spatial Visualization on Learning: Engineering Technology and Engineering Programs, ASEE 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, Paper # 26246, Tampa, FL.
  • Kaul, S. (2018). Attributes of a Vibration Isolator Design with Stiffness Nonlinearities, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 23(2).
  • Kaul, S. (2018). Maxwell-Voigt and Voigt Models for Vibration Isolation: Influence of Fractional Damping and Tim Delay, ASME-IMECE, IMECE 2018-86089, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Pierce, R. S., Whitener, C., Kaul, S. (2018). Semi-active Damping for Off-road Bicycle Suspension: An Experimental Study, ASME-IDETC, DETC2018-85400, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Altammar, H., Kaul, S., Dhingra, A.K. (2017). Use of Wavelets for Damage Diagnostics in Truss Structures, International Journal of Structural Integrity, 8(3).
  • Kaul, S., Karimi, S., Shabanisamghabady, M. (2017). Vibration Isolators with Stiffness Nonlinearity using Maxwell-Voigt Models, ECCMR 2017, Munich, Germany.
  • Kaul, S., Yang, B., Pierce, R. S., Stone, W. (2017) Impact of Class Size on Student Perception of Learning and Learning Outcomes in Project-based Learning, ASEE 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, Paper # 18010, Columbus, OH.
  • Meeser, R.F., Kaul, S., Els, P.S. (2017). Investigation into the Flow-Blocking Ability of a Novel Magneto-Rheological Damper Unit, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 45(5).
  • Kaul, S. (2016). Influence of Fractional Damping and Time Delay on Maxwell-Voigt Model for Vibration Isolation, ASME-IMECE, IMECE 2016-65100, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Altammar, H., Kaul, S., Dhingra, A.K. (2016). Use of Frequency Response for Damage Detection: An Optimization Approach, ASME-IDETC, IDETC2016-59020, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kaul, S. (2015). Maxwell-Voigt and Maxwell Ladder Models for Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Elastomeric Isolation Systems, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 137, 021021-9.
  • Kaul, S., Deaton, W., Stewart, B. (2015). Magnetorheological (MR) Damping for Vibration Mitigation: Experimental Analysis, ASME-IMECE, IMECE2015-50047, Houston, TX.
  • Altammar, H., Kaul, S., Dhingra, A.K. (2015). Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Mixed-Mode Damage: Cohesive Zone Modeling, ASME-IDETC, DETC2015-46057, Boston, MA.
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