Michigan Technological University
 Research in Mechanical Engineering -- Engineering Mechanics

Department of
Mechanical Engineering -- Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295
Phone: 906.487.2551 Fax: 906.487.2822



Research Thrusts
Engineering Education Innovation
As the world continues to change with globalization and technological advances so must engineering education p...
Advanced Power System
In the face of an impending energy crisis, the Advanced Power Systems research center is exploring alternative...
Space Systems
The Space Systems Research group is creating innovative electric propulsion systems to make space travel more ...
Mechanics of Multi-scale Materials
The Mechanics of Multi-scale Materials research group uncovers the relationships of structures across the full...
Multidisciplinary Engineered Dynamic Systems
The Multidisciplinary Engineered Dynamic Systems research is collaborative research at the interface of engine...
Multi-scale Sensors and Systems
The Multi-scale Sensors and Systems Research Group specializes in the design, fabrication, integration, and te...
Agile Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)
Agile Interconnected Microgrids (AIM) is a multidisciplinary research center with a broad research goal of s...
Sustainable Manufacturing and Design
Sustainable Manufacturing and Design research efforts are focused on sustainability issues related to design a...


Madhukar Vable
Associate Professor
  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering,University of Michigan

mavable@mtu.edu [e-mail]    ||  906-487-2747 [phone]    ||  MEEM 907 [room]

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Research Interests
Dr. Vable enjoys developing and using computational tools for stress analysis and design. He is currently developing a computer program based on boundary element method that can be used for design and analysis of isotropic and anisotropic bodies by users that have little or no knowledge of the boundary element methodology. The computer program is called BEAMUP-Boundary Element Analysis from Michigan's Upper Peninsula-which will be available to students and faculty of MTU for their research in the near future.

Dr. Vable is also developing BEAMUP for analyzing stresses near an interface of two isotropic or anisotropic materials. Vable also conducts research into the pedagogy of teaching mechanics of materials.

Areas of Expertise
- Computational Mechanics

Research Interests
- Developing and using computational tools for stress analysis and design
- Pedagogy of teaching mechanics of materials



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