Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Milanovic, Eppes, and Russell Publish Journal Article

Ivana Milanovic, associate professor of mechanical engineering, CETA; Tom Eppes, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, CETA; and Ingrid Russell, professor of computer science, A&S, recently published an article in the International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE). The iJOE publishes fundamentals, applications and experiences in the area of remote engineering, virtual instrumentation, and simulation techniques.

The paper, "Engineering Multiphysics Research," outlines a course of study that focuses on the methods and techniques of multidisciplinary modeling. High priority research projects range from power systems and thermal control of habitats to autonomous flight systems and harsh environment electronics. Four teaching and learning strategies are integrated: (1) cooperative learning, (2) relevant research topics, (3) project-based assignments, and (4) modular-based scaffolding.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fang Publishes Journal Article

Clara Fang, associate professor in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, recently co-authored a technical paper entitled "Integrated Fuzzy Signal and Ramp-metering at a Diamond Interchange" in the peer-reviewed Journal of Advanced Transportation by Wiley-Blackwell.

The study developed an adaptive control system to minimize queue spillback occurrences at ramps while maintaining smooth traffic flows on freeways. The co-authors of the article include Victor C. Pham, a graduate student, and other colleagues at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

CETA and Community College System Sign Articulation Agreement

Taking part in the articulation agreement signing ceremony were (from left): Chuck Colarulli, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Hartford; Karen Wosczyna-Birch, state coordinator of the Connecticut College of Technology; Lou Manzione, dean of the University's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; and Paul Susen, chief academic officer of the Connecticut Community Colleges.
Officials from the University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and the Connecticut Community College system's College of Technology (COT) recently signed an articulation agreement that provides an understanding and best transferability of credits toward a baccalaureate degree in engineering or engineering technology.

COT students who earn their associate in science degrees in either the Engineering Science Pathway or Engineering Technology Pathway programs will be admitted to the University's CETA degree programs provided they complete the required admission process and space is available in the program. (A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for admission. A grade of C- or better is required for a course to transfer to the University of Hartford.) Qualified COT graduates will enter the University as juniors.

Those students who are COT Engineering Science Pathway majors may choose majors in Acoustical Engineering and Music (B.S.E.), Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.), Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Environmental Concentration, Computer Engineering (B.S.Comp.E.), Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.), Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.), Acoustics Concentration, Energy Engineering and Sustainable Design Concentration, or Manufacturing Concentration.

Those students who are COT Engineering Technology Pathway majors may choose majors in Architectural Engineering Technology (B.S.), Audio Engineering Technology (B.S.), Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.), or Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)

College of Technology degree programs may be found at the following institutions: Asnuntuck Community College, Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Northwestern CT Community College, Norwalk Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Three Rivers Community College, and Tunxis Community College.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

28 Saudi Scholarship Recipients to Graduate Sunday

About 28 members of the University’s Class of 2011 are students from Saudi Arabia who have been attending the University under the King Abdullah Scholarship program.

The majority (18) have earned undergraduate degrees in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering. Four are getting undergraduate degrees in computer science or computer engineering, while one Saudi woman will receive her undergraduate degree in early childhood education. Another two Saudis have earned their master’s degrees while studying at the University.

The King Abdullah Scholarship program is a long-standing effort to foster greater cultural understanding between Saudis and Americans by having young Saudi men and women study at colleges and university in the United States. President George W. Bush and King Abdullah (then Crown Prince) re-established the program in 2005. Currently there are about 20,000 Saudi students studying in the United States. University officials expect another 30 to 40 Saudis to begin their studies at the University of Hartford in the fall.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Khan, Milanovic, and Hammad Present Paper at ASEE-NE Conference

Fahad Khan, PhD student of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and CETA alumnus; Ivana Milanovic, associate professor of mechanical engineering, CETA; and Khaled Hammad of Dantec Dynamics presented a technical paper at the American Society of Engineering Education–Northeast Section (ASEE-NE) in April in West Hartford, Conn.

The research paper, "CFD Modeling of Submerged Impinging Jets with Various Separation Distances," reported on the capability of general purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code to predict the flow field of a submerged jet impinging normally on a smooth flat surface at various separation distances. The performance of the following turbulence models, k-ε, k-ω, and SST, was validated with available Particle Image Velocimetry data.

The results presented in the aforementioned work represent a broad coverage of impinging jets for a variety of different flow configurations. Detailed descriptions, both quantitatively and qualitatively, are given in Khan's master's thesis (University of Hartford).
Source: http://www.hartford.edu/daily/Articles.asp?MainID=10591&Category=4#

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Summerterm Course: Multiphysics Modeling

Learn the methods and techniques of multiphysics modeling using COMSOL software in the new Summerterm course, "Multiphysics Modeling." Become an active participant in analysis and discovery by solving a sequence of problems focused on high priority technology areas. Projects range from power systems and habitat thermal control to autonomous flight systems and harsh environment electronics. Working in teams of two, encounter assignments that build on existing skills while gradually expanding knowledge and expertise in disciplines outside your own.

Supplement your capabilities in MatLAB, Pro-E, SolidWorks, and LabVIEW with a leading software modeling tool. This course will strengthen your design credentials and qualify you for positions that require an exposure to interdisciplinary problem solving.

The class will meet from 4:15-7:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 18 to June 29.