Michael M. Khonsari

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The science base that underlies modelling and analysis of machine reliability has remained substantially unchanged for decades. Therefore, it is not surprising that a significant gap exists between available machinery technology and science to capture degradation dynamics for prediction of failure. Further, there is a lack of a systematic technique for the(More)
A liquid droplet placed on a nonuniformly heated solid surface will migrate from a high-temperature region to a low-temperature region. This study reports the development of a theoretical model and experimental investigation on the migration behavior of paraffin oil droplets induced by the unidirectional thermal gradient. Thin-film lubrication theory is(More)
A liquid droplet placed on a nonuniformly heated solid surface will migrate from a high temperature region to a low temperature region. The present study reports the results of an experimental investigation on the migration behavior of mineral oil droplets subjected to a thermal gradient on an inclined plane. A particular attention is paid to the(More)
Wear is an irreversible phenomenon. The knowledge of wear and its behavior enables one to properly conceptualize and design efficient machinery components with enhanced performance and reliability. This study presents the results of an on-going research which uses a new approach to estimate wear based on the irreversible entropy flow of the system. Adhesive(More)
We report experimental observations on the evolution of acoustic entropy in the course of cyclic loading as degradation occurs due to fatigue. The measured entropy is a result of the materials’ microstructural changes that occur as degradation due to cyclic mechanical loading. Experimental results demonstrate that maximum acoustic entropy emanating from(More)
The performance of surface textures with dimensional uncertainty due to the manufacturing process is investigated with statistical models. The uncertainty parameters are geometrical dimensions (i.e., dimple diameter, area ratio, and dimple depth) and the performance parameters include the friction force, the load-carrying capacity and the coefficient of(More)
Permanent degradations are the manifestation of irreversible processes that disorder a system and generate entropy in accordance to the second law of thermodynamics. Disorder in systems that undergo degradation continues to increase until a critical stage when failure occurs. Simultaneous with the rise in disorder, entropy monotonically increases. Thus,(More)
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