Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Refereed Journal Articles

Additive Manufacturing

  1. Martinez-Prieto N, Abecassis M, Xu J, Guo P, Cao J, Ehmann K. (2015) "Feasibility of Fiber-Deposition Control by Secondary Electric Fields in Near-Field Electrospinning" ASME. J. Micro and Nano-Manuf, Vol. 4(1), doi:10.1115/1.4031491 [link]

Composite Sheet Forming

  1. Lee, W., Um, M.K., Boisse, P. and Cao, J. (2010) “Numerical study on thermo-stamping of woven fabric composites based on double-dome stretch forming”, International Journal of Material Forming, Vol. 3(2), 1217-1227. [link]

  2. Sargent, J., Chen, J., Sherwood, J., Cao, J., Boisse, P., Willem, A., Vanclooster, K.,  Lomov, S.V., Khan, M., Mabrouki, T., Fetfatsidis, K., Jauffrès, D. (2010) “Benchmark study on finite element models for simulating the thermostamping of woven-fabric reinforced composites”, International Journal of Material Forming, Vol. 3(1), 683-686, [link]

  3. Lee, W., Um, M.K., Boisse, P. and Cao, J. (2009) “Numerical study on thermo-stamping of woven fabric composites based on double-dome stretch forming”, International Journal of Material Forming, Vol 3(2), pp. 1217-1227, DOI: 10.1007/s12289-009-0668-5.[link]

  4. Cao, J., Akkerman, R., Boisse, P., Chen, J.,Cheng, H.S., de Graaf, e.F., Gorczyca, J.L., Hivet, G., Launay, J., Lee, W., Liu, L., Lomov, S.V., de Luycker, E., Morestin, F., Padvoiskis, J., Peng, J. Sherwood, X.Q., Stoilova, T., Tao, X.M., Verpoest, I., Willems, A., Yu, T.X., and Zhu, B. (2008) “Characterization of Mechanical Behavior of Woven Fabrics: Experimental Methods and Benchmark Results”, Composites: Part A, pp.1037-1053. [link]

  5. Boisse, P., Hamila, N., Helenon, F., Hagege, B. and Cao, J. (2008) “Different Approaches for Woven Composite Reinforcement Forming Simulation”, International Journal of Material Forming, Vol.1, pp.21-29. [link]

  6. Hang Shawn Cheng, Jian Cao, Numpon Mahayotsanun (2006) “Experimental Study on Behavior of Woven Composites in Thermo-stamping under Nonlinear Temperature Trajectories”, International Journal of Forming Processes, Vol.8, pp.1-12.

  7. Xue, P., Cao, J. and Chen, J. (2005) “Integrated micro/macro mechanical model of woven fabric composites under large deformation”, Composite Structures, Vol. 70, pp.69-80. [link]

  8. Peng, X.Q. and Cao, J. (2005) “A continuum mechanics based non-orthogonal constitutive model for woven composites”, Composites: Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 36(6), pp. 859-874. [link]

  9. Peng, X.Q., Cao, J., Chen, J., Xue, P., Luisser, D.S. and. Liu, L. (2004) “Experimental and numerical analysis on normalization of picture frame tests for composite materials”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 64, pp.11-21. [link]

  10. Cao, J., Xue, P., Peng, X.Q. and Krishnan, N (2003) “An approach in modeling the temperature effect in thermo-forming of woven composites”, Composite Structures, Vol. 61(4), pp.413-420. [link]

  11. Xue, P., Peng, X.Q. and Cao, J. (2003) “A non-orthogonal constitutive model for characterizing woven composites11:19 AM 3/18/2010”, Composites: Part A, Vol 34/2, pp. 183-193. [link]

  12. Peng, X.Q. and Cao, J (2002) "A dual homogenization and Finite Element approach for material characterization of textile composites ", Composites Part B, Vol. 33 (1),pp 45-56. [link]

  13. Chen, J., Lussier, D.S., Cao, J. and Peng, X.Q. (2001) "The relationship between materials characterization methods and material models for stamping of woven fabric/thermoplastic composites", International Journal of Forming Processes, Vol. 4(3), pp. 269-294.

Incremental Forming

  1. Zeng, Q., Ehmann, K.F., Cao, J., 2014, "Tri-pyramid Robot: Design and Kinematic Analysis of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Manipulator," Elsevier, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 30, pp. 648-657.

  2. Lu, B., Chen, J., Ou, H. and Cao, J. (2013) “Feature-Based Tool Path Generation Approach for Incremental Sheet Forming Process”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 213(7), pp. 1221-1233, DOI:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.023. [link]

  3. Smith, J. L., Malhotra, R., Liu, W.K. and Cao, J. (2013) “Deformation Mechanics in Single Point and Accumulative Double-Sided Incremental Forming”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 69 (5-8), pp 1185-1201, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-5053-3. [link]

  4. Xu, D.K; Wu, W.C., Malhotra, R., Chen, J., Lu, B. and Cao, J. (2013) “Mechanism Investigation for the Influence of Tool Rotation and Laser Surface Texturing (LST) on Formability in Single Point Incremental Forming”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 73, pp. 37-46, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2013.06.007. [link]

  5. Beltran, M., Malhotra, R., Nelson, A.J., Bhattacharya, A., Reddy, N.V., and Cao, J. (2013) "Experimental study of failure modes and scaling effects in micro-incremental forming", ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-manufacturing, Vol 1(3) DOI: 10.1115/1.4025098. [link]

  6. Xu, R., Shi, X.T., Xu, D.K, Malhotra, R. and Cao, J. (2013) “A preliminary study on the fatigue behavior of sheet metal parts formed with accumulative-double-sided incremental forming”, Manufacturing Letters, Vol. 2(1), pp. 8-11, DOI: 10.1016/j.mfglet.2013.10.009. [link]

  7. Agrawal, A., Ziegert, J., Smith, S., Woody, B. and Cao, J. (2012) “Study of Dimensional Repeatability and Fatigue Life for Deformation Machining Bending Mode”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol 134(6), DOI:10.1115/1.4007716. [link]

  8. Xu, D.K., Malhotra, R., Cao, J., Reddy, N.V. and Chen, J. (2012) “Analytical Prediction of Stepped Feature Generation in Multi-pass Single Point Incremental Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol.14(4), pp.487-494, DOI:10.1016/j.jmapro.2012.08.003. [link]

  9. Dittrich, M.A., Gutowski, T.G., Cao. J, Roth, J.T., Xia, Z.C., Kiridena, V., Ren, F., Henning, F. (2012) “Exergy Analysis of Incremental Sheet Forming”, Production Engineering Research & Development, Vol. 6, pp. 69–177. [link]

  10. Malhotra, R., Xue, L, Belytschko, T., Cao, J. (2012) “Prediction and Analysis of Fracture in Single Point Incremental Forming using a Damage based Material Model”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 212, pp. 1573-1590. [link]

  11. Malhotra, R., Cao, J., Beltran, M., Xu, D., Magargee, J., Kiridena, V., Xia, Z.C. (2012) “Accumulative-DSIF Strategy for Enhancing Process Capabilities in Incremental Forming”, Annuals of CIRP, Vol.61/1. [link]

  12. Malhotra, R., Cao, J., Ren, F., Kiridena, V., Xia, Z.Cedric. and Reddy, N.V. (2011) ”Improvement of geometric accuracy in Incremental Forming by using a Squeezing Toolpath With Two Forming Tools”,  ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), 061019, [link]

  13. Bhattacharya, A., Maneesh, K., Reddy, N.V. and Cao, J. (2011) “Formability and surface finish studies in single point incremental forming”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), 061020, [link]

  14. Malhotra, R., Bhattacharya, A., Kumar, A., Reddy, N.V. and Cao, J. (2011) “A New Methodology for Multi-Pass Single Point Incremental Forming with Mixed Toolpaths”, Annuals of CIRP, Vol.60/1. [link]

  15. Malhotra, R., Reddy, N.V. and Cao, J. (2010) “Automatic Spiral Toolpath Generation for Single Point Incremental Forming”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing and Science Engineering, Vol. 132(6), 061003, [link].

Machining

  1. Che, D., Ehmann, K., and Cao, J., “Analytical modeling of heat transfer in polycrystalline diamond compact cutters in rock turning processes”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137(3), p. 031005 (2015).

  2. Saxena, I., and Ehmann. K., "Multi-material Capability of Laser Induced Plasma Micromachining." Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing (To appear) (2014).

  3. Pallav, K., Saxena, I., and Ehmann. K., "Comparative Assessment of the Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining (LIP-MM) and the Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Ablation Processes." Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing(To appear) (2014).

  4. Pallav, K., Saxena, I., and Ehmann. K.,"Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining Process-Principles and Performance." International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (2014).

  5. Wolff, S., and I. Saxena. "A preliminary study on the effect of external magnetic fields on Laser-Induced Plasma Micromachining (LIPMM)." Manufacturing Letters (2014).

  6. Pallav, K., Han, P., Ramkumar, J. and Ehmann, K. F., "Comparative Assessment of the Laser Induced Plasma Micromachining and the Micro-EDM Processes." Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2014).

  7. Che, D., and Ehmann, K., “Experimental study of force responses in polycrystalline diamond face turning of rock”, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 72, pp. 80-91 (2014).
  8. Pallav, K. "Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining Process (LIP-MM)." Mechanical Engineering(2013).

  9. Li, L., Li, B., Ehmann, K.F., Li, X., "A thermo-mechanical model of dry orthogonal cutting and its experimental validation through embedded micro-scale thin film thermocouple arrays in PCBN tooling," International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, 70 (2013) 70–87

  10. Werschmoeller, D., Li, X., and Ehmann, K., 2012, "Measurement of transient tool-internal temperature fields during hard turning by insert-embedded thin film sensors," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(6), p. 061004.

  11. Pallav, K., and Ehmann. K., "Feasibility of Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining (LIP-MM)." Precision Assembly Technologies and Systems (2010).

Material Characterization

  1. X. Wang, M. Giovannini, Y. Xing, M. Kang, K. Ehmann, “Fabrication and tribological behaviors of corner-cube-like dimple arrays produced by laser surface texturing on medical needles”, Tribology International, submitted (2015).

  2. Xiao, Y.Z., Chen, J., Zhu, X.H. and Cao, J. (2013) “Modified Maximum Mechanical Dissipation Principle for Rate-Independent Metal Plasticity”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol.80(6), DOI: 10.1115/1.4023685. [link]

  3. Fan, R., Magargee, J., Hu, P. and Cao, J. (2013) “Influence of Grain Size and Grain Boundaries on the Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of 70/30 Brass under Electrically-Assisted Deformation”, Materials Science & Engineering A, Vol.574(1), pp.218-225, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2013.02.066. [link]

  4. Magargee, J., Morestin, F., and Cao, J. (2013) “Characterization of Flow Stress for Commercially Pure Titanium Subjected to Electrically-Assisted Deformation”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technologies, Vol.135(4), DOI:10.1115/1.4024394. [link]

Mechanics, Process Design and Control of Forming Process

  1. Smith, J., Liu, W. K., Cao, J.  (2015) "A General Anisotropic Yield Criterion for Pressure-Dependent Materials," International Journal of Plasticity, DOI:10.1016/j.ijplas.2015.08.009 [link]

  2. Wang, Z.J, Jin, X.Q., Liu, S.B., Keer, L.M., Cao, J. and Wang, Q. (2013) “A New Fast Method for Solving Contact Plasticity and Its Application in Analyzing Elasto-plastic Partial Slip”, Mechanics of Materials, 60 (2013) pp. 18–35, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2013.01.001 [link]

  3. Xiao, Y., Chen, J. and Cao, J. (2012) “A Generalized Thermodynamic Approach for Modeling Nonlinear Hardening Behaviors”, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol.38, pp.102-122, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2012.05.004 [link]

  4. Xu, D.K., Chen, J., Tang, Y.C., Cao, J. (2012) “Topology Optimization of Die Weight Reduction for High-Strength Sheet Metal Stamping”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 59(1), pp. 73–82, [link]

  5. Yang, Mei, Dong, X.H., Zhou, R. and Cao, J. (2010) "Crystal plasticity-based forming limit prediction for FCC materials under non-proportional strain-path", Materials Science & Engineering A, Vol. 527, 6607–6613. [link]

  6. Zhou, R., Cao, J., Xia, Z.C., Wang, Q. and Alali, I. (2009) “Experimental Analysis of Die Wear in Sheet Metal Forming”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol.2(1), pp. 465-471.

  7. Cao, J., Zhou, R, Wang, Q., Xia, Z.C. (2009) “Strip-on-cylinder test apparatus for die wear characterization”, Annuals of the CIRP, Vol.58/1. [link]

  8. Mahayotsanun, N., Sahb, S., Cao, J., Peshkin, M., Gao, R. X. and Wang, C.T. (2009) "Tooling-integrated sensing systems for stamping process monitoring”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 49, pp. 634–644.[link]

  9. Cao, J., Lee, W. Cheng, H.S., Wang, H. and Chung, K. (2009) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Combined Isotropic-kinematic Hardening Behavior”, International Journal of Plasticity. Vol. 25, pp. 942-972.[link]

  10. Chen, W.W., Wang, Q., Wang, F., Keer, L.M., and Cao, J. (2008) "Three-Dimensional Repeated Elasto-Plastic Point Contact, Rolling and Siding," ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, March, Vol.75. (previously No.2 on Page 2).

  11. Chen, W.W., Liu, Y., Chen, W., Cao, J., Xia, C., and Wang, Q., (2007) "Analysis of Elasto-Plastic Contact with Nominally Flat Surfaces: Average Gap, Contact Area Ratio and Plastic Volume", Tribology Letters, Vol. 28 (1), pp. 27-38.

  12. Buranathiti, T., Cao, J., Chen, W., Xia, Z.C. (2006) “A Weighted Three-Point-Based Methodology for Variance Estimation”, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 38(5), 557 - 576. [link]

  13. Buranathiti, T., Cao, J., Baghdasaryan, L, Chen, W., Xia, Z.C. (2006) “Approaches for model validation in simulating sheet metal flanging processes”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 128, 588-597.

  14. Shangwu X., Liu, W.K., Cao, J., Li, C.S., Rodrigues, J.M.C. and Martins, P.A.F. (2005) “Simulation of bulk metal forming processes using the Reproducing Kernel Particle Method”, Computers & Structures, Vol. 83, pp. 574-587. [link]

  15. Chen, W., Baghdasaryan, L, Buranathiti, T., Cao, J. (2004) “Model validation via uncertainty propagation and data transformations”, AIAA, Vol. 42(7), pp.1406-1415.

  16. Krishnan, N. and Cao, J. (2003) “Estimation of optimal blank holder force trajectories in segmented binders using an ARMA model”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 125(4), 763-771. [link]

  17. Shangwu, X., Liu, W.K., Cao, J., Rodrigues J.M.C. and Martins, P.A.F. (2003) “On the utilisation of the reproducing kernel particle method for the numerical simulation of plane strain rolling”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 43(1), pp.89-102. [link]

  18. Kinsey, B. and Cao, J. (2001) "Enhancement of sheet metal formability via local adaptive controllers", Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. XXIX, pp. 81-88.

  19. Cao, J., Kinsey, B.L., Yao, H., Viswanathan V. and Song, N. (2001) "Next generation stamping dies - flexibility and controllability”, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.17/1-2, pp.49-56. [link]

  20. Cao, J. and Boyce, M. (1997), “A predictive tool for delaying wrinkling and tearing failure in cup forming”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 119, October, pp.354-365. [link]

  21. Sunseri, M., Cao, J, Karafillis, A.P. and Boyce, M. (1996), “Accommodation of springback error in channel forming using active binder force control: Numerical simulation and experiments”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology.  Vol.118, July, pp.426-435. [link]

  22. Jalkh, P., Cao, J., Hardt, D. and Boyce, M. C. (1993), “Optimal forming of Al 2008-T4 conical cups using force trajectory control”, Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol.102, Sec. 5, pp.416-427.

  23. Cao, J. and Boyce, M. (1993), “Draw bead penetration as a control element of material flow”, Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol. 102, Sec 5, pp.694-702.

Micro-Forming

  1. Ng, M.K., Li, L., Fan, Z., Gao, R.X., Smith, E.F. III, Ehmann, K.F. and Cao, J. and (2015), “Joining sheet metals by electrically-assisted roll bonding”, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology.

  2. Fan, Z., Ng, M.K., Gao, R.X., Cao, J. and Smith, E.F. III (2012) "Real-Time Monitoring of Pressure Distribution in Microrolling through Embedded Capacitive Sensing", Annuals of CIRP, Vol.61/1, 367–370, [link]

  3. Zhou, R., Cao, J, Ehmann, K., Xu, C., (2011), "An investigation on deformation-based micro surface texturing", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), [link]

  4. Li, H., Dong X., Shen, Y., Zhou, R., Diehl, A., Hagenah, H., Engel, U., Merklein, M., Cao, J. (2011) "Analysis of Microbending of CuZn37 Brass Foils Based on Strain Gradient Hardening Model", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212, 653–661. [link]

  5. Magargee, J., Cao, J., Zhou, R., McHugh, M. and Brink, D. (2011) "Characterization of Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Microscale Sheet Metals Using a Transparent Micro-wedge Device", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), [link]

  6. Parasiz, S. A., Kinsey, B., Mahayotsanun, N. and Cao, J. (2011) "Effect of Specimen Size and Grain Size on Deformation in Microextrusion", accept for publication SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 13, pp.153-159, [link].

  7. Cao, J., Dohda, K., Zhou, R., Makino, T., Futamura, M., (2010) "An Investigation on Bump Formation in Forming of Micro Dimples", Steel Research International, 81, No. 9:1160-1165, 81: n/a. [link].

  8. Zhang, H., Makino, T., Dohda, K. and Cao, J. (2009) "Production of Small Pin by Micro/Meso-Scale Rotary Forming", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 614, pp. 105-110. [link]

  9. Parasiz, S., Kinsey, B., Krishnan, N., Cao, J. and Li, M. (2007) “Investigation of Deformation Size Effects during Microextrusion”, ASME Journal Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 129, Issue 4, pp. 690-697.[link]

  10. Mori, L., Krishnan, N., Cao, J. and Espinosa, H. (2007) “Study of the Size Effects and Friction Conditions in Micro-extrusion: Part II—Size Effect in Dynamic Friction for Brass-steel Pairs”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 129, Issue 4, pp. 677-689. [link]

  11. Onyancha, R., Kinsey, B.L., Krishnan, N., and Cao, J. (2007) “Development of an Accurate Process Model for Microscale Forward Extrusion”, Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. 35, pp. 121-128.

  12. Krishnan, N., Cao, J. and Dohda K. (2007) “Study of the Size Effect on Friction Conditions in Micro-extrusion: Part 1 – Micro-Extrusion Experiments and Analysis”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 129, Issue 4, pp. 669-676. [link]

Sensing Metrology

Soft-Coil Analysis

  1. Li, S.P. and Cao, J. (2004) “A hybrid approach for quantifying the winding process and material effects on sheet coil deformation”, ASME Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology, Vol. 126(3), pp.303-313. [link]

  2. Li, S.P. and Cao, J. (2002) “A study on the stress distribution in coil wrapping and its effect on the final coil deformation”, Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. 30, pp.95-102.

Springback Prediction Control

  1. Huang, Y., Mahayotsanun, N., Cao, J., Lee, W., Wang, H.P. and Xu, S. (2010) “A Framework for Predicting Subtle Surface Distortion in Sheet Metal Flanging”, Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. 38. [link]

  2. Cheng, H.S., Cao, J. and Xia, Z.C. (2007) “An Accelerated Springback Compensation Method”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 49, pp.267-279. [link]

  3. Buranathiti, T., Cao, J. (2004) “An Effective Analytical Model for Springback Prediction in Straight Flanging Processes”, International Journal of Materials & Product Technology, Vol. 21 (1/2/3), pp.137 – 153. [link]

  4. Viswanathan, V., Kinsey, B.L., and Cao, J., (2003) "Experimental implementation of neural network springback control for sheet metal forming", ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 125 (2), April, pp.141-147. [link]

  5. Liu, G., Lin, Z.Q., Cao, J. and Bao, Y.X. (2002) "Eliminating springback error in U-shaped part forming by variable blankholder force", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, v 11, n 1, February, 2002, p 64-70. [link]

  6. Song, N., Qian, D., Cao, J., Liu, W., Viswanathan, V. and Li, S.F. (2001) "Effective models for prediction of springback in flanging", ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol.123, pp.456-461, October. [link]

  7. Cao, J., Kinsey, B. and Solla, S. (2000) “Consistent and minimal springback using a stepped binder force trajectory and neural network control”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol.122, pp.113-118. [link]

  8. Ruffini, R. and Cao, J. (1998) "Using neural network for springback minimization in a channel forming process", Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol. 107, Section 5, pp. 65-73.

  9. Taylor, L., Cao, J., Karafillis, A.P., and Boyce, M.C. (1995) “Numerical simulations of sheet metal forming”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 50, pp. 168-179.

Surface Texturing

  1. Man-Kwan Ng, Ishan Saxena, Kornel Ehmann and Jian Cao, “Improving surface hydrophobicity by micro-rolling-based texturing”, submitted to ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing, 2015.

  2. Ishan Saxena, Kornel Ehmann, ‘High-speed Fabrication of Micro-channels using Line-based Laser Induced Plasma Micro-machining (L-LIPMM)’, Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2015 (accepted)

  3. Ishan Saxena, Jintao Liu, Kornel Ehmann, Jian Cao, ‘Periodic Micro-structure Fabrication via Biprism Interference Micro-machining’ Journal of Surface Topography (in review)

  4. Dongkai Xu, Man-Kwan Ng, Rong Fan, Rui Zhou, Hui-Ping Wang, Jun Chen, Jian Cao, ‘Enhancement of Adhesion Strength by Micro-rolling Based Surface Texturing’, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00170-014-6736-0.

  5. Ng, M.K., Fan, Z., Gao, R.X., Smith, E.F.III and Cao, J., "Characterization of electrically-assisted micro-rolling for surface texturing using embedded sensor", CIRP Annals- Manufacturing Technology, 2014.

  6. P. Guo, Y. Lu, P. Pei, and K.F. Ehmann, "Fast Generation of Micro-Channels on Cylindrical Surfaces by Elliptical Vibration Texturing," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 2014, 136(4), p. 041008.

  7. P. Guo, Y. Lu, K.F. Ehmann, and J. Cao, "Generation of Hierarchical Micro-Structures for Anisotropic Wetting by Elliptical Vibration Cutting," CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. 2014, 63(1), p. 553-556.

  8. Y. Lu, P. Guo, P. Pei, and K. Ehmann, "Experimental Studies of Wettability Control on Cylindrical Surfaces by Elliptical Vibration Texturing," The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2014, p. 1-11.

  9. Malhotra, R., Saxena, I., Ehmann, K.F. and Cao, J. (2013) “Laser-induced Plasma Micro-machining (LIPMM) for Enhanced Productivity and Flexibility in Laser-based Micro-machining Processes”, Annuals of CIRP, Vol.62(1), pp. 211-214, DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2013.03.036. [link]

  10. P. Guo and K.F. Ehmann, "Development of a Tertiary Motion Generator for Elliptical Vibration Texturing," Precision Engineering. 2013, 37(2), p. 364-371.

  11. Ling, T.D., Liu, P., Xiong, S., Grzina, D., Cao, J., Wang, Q. J., Xia, Z. C. and Talwar, R. (2013) “Surface Texturing of Drill Bits for Adhesion Reduction and Tool Life Enhancement”, Tribology Letters, Vol. 52(1), pp.113-122, DOI: 10.1007/s11249-013-0198-7. [link]

  12. Cui, Y., Yuan, W. and Cao, J. (2013) “The effect of surface texturing on microalgal cell attachment to solid carriers”, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Vol. 6(4), pp.44-54. [link]

  13. Peidong Han, K. Ehmann, "Study of the effect of cannula rotation on tissue cutting for needle biopsy", Med Eng Phys, 35 (2013) 1584-1590.

  14. P. Guo and K.F. Ehmann, "An Analysis of the Surface Generation Mechanics of the Elliptical Vibration Texturing Process," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 2013, 64, p. 85-95.

  15. Fan, Z., Ng, M.K., Gao, R.X., Cao, J. and Smith, E.F. III., "Real-Time Monitoring of Pressure Distribution in Microrolling through Embedded Capacitive Sensing", CIRP Annals- Manufacturing Technology, Vol.61/1, 367–370, 2012.

  16. Zhaoyan Fan, Man-Kwan Ng, Robert X. Gao, Jian Cao and Edward F. Smith III, ‘Real-Time Monitoring of Pressure Distribution in Microrolling through Embedded Capacitive Sensing’, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol.61/1, 367–370, 2012.

  17. Zhou, R., Cao, J, Ehmann, K., Xu, C., (2011), “An investigation on deformation-based micro surface texturing”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), [link]

  18. Zhou, R., Cao, J., Xu, C. and Ehmann, K. (2011) “An Investigation on Multi-pass Deformation-based Surface Texturing”, Steel Research International, pp. 171.

  19. Zhou, R., Cao, J., Wang, Q. J., Meng, F., Zimowski, K., Xia, C. Z., (2011) “Effect of EDT Surface Texturing on Tribological Behavior of Aluminum Sheet”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211(10), pp. 1643-1649, [link]

  20. Davis, T. and Cao, J (2010) “Effect of Laser Pulse Overlap on Machined Depth”, Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. 38. [link]

  21. Meng, F., Zhou, R., Davis, T., Cao, J., Wang, Q., Hua, D., Liu, J., (2010) "Study on effect of dimples on friction of parallel surfaces under different sliding conditions", Applied Surface Science, V. 256, no. 9: pp. 2863-2875. [link]

  22. Cao, J., Yuan, W., Pei, Z.J., Davis, T., Cui, Y. and Beltran, M. (2009) “A preliminary study of the effect of surface texture on algae cell attachment for a mechanical-biological energy manufacturing system”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 131(6). [link]

  23. Greco, A., Raphaelson, S., Ehmann, K., Wang, Q. J., & Lin, C. (2009). Surface texturing of tribological interfaces using the vibromechanical texturing method. Journal of manufacturing science and engineering131(6), 061005.

  24. Chung, K., Schumacher, J., Sampson, E., Burne, R., Antonelli, P., and A. Brennan, "Impact of engineered surface microtopography on biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus" Biointerphases, 2(2), 2007.

Tearing Prediction

  1. Kinsey, B., Krishnan, N., and Cao, J. (2004) “A Methodology to Reduce and Quantify Wrinkling in Tailor Welded Blank Forming”, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol. 21 (1/2/3), pp. 154 -168. [link]

  2. Kinsey, B.L. and Cao, J (2003) "An analytical model for Tailor Welded Blank forming", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, May, Vol. 125(2), pp.344-351. [link]

  3. Yao, H. and Cao, J. (2002) "Prediction of forming limit curves using an anisotropic yield function with prestrain induced backstress", International Journal of Plasticity, Vol.18/8, pp.1013-1038. [link]

  4. Yao, H and Cao, J. (2001) "Assessment of corner failure depths in the deep drawing of 3D panels using simplified 2D numerical and analytical model", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol.123 (2), pp.248-257. [link]

  5. Kinsey, B.L., Viswanathan, V., and Cao, J. (2001) "Forming of aluminum tailor welded blanks", Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol. 110, Section 5, pp. 673-679.

  6. Cao, J., Yao, H., Karafillis, A. and Boyce, M.C. (2000) "Prediction of localized thinning in sheet metal using a general anisotropic yield criterion", International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 16/9, pp.1105-1129. [link]

  7. Yao, H., Kinsey, B. and Cao, J. (1999) “Rapid design of corner restraining force in deep drawn rectangular parts”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 40, No.1, pp.113-131. [link]

  8. Yao, H., Kinsey, B. and Cao, J. (1999) “A simplified 2-D model for predicting 3-D corner failure in a square part”, Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol. 108, Section 5, pp. 958-966.

Tooling Design of Metal Forming

  1. Huang, Y., Cao, J., Smith, S., Woody, B., Ziegert, J. and Li, M. (2008) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Forming Limits in Incremental Forming of a Conical Cup”, Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol. 38, pp. 389-396.

  2. Cao, J., Cheng, S.H., Wang, H.P., and Wang, C.T. (2007) “Buckling of Sheet Metals in Contact with Tool Surfaces ", Annuals of the CIRP, Vol. 56/1. [link]

  3. Cao, J., Krishnan, N., Wang, Z., Lu, H., Liu, W.K., Swanson, A. (2004) “Microforming –Experimental investigation of the extrusion process for micropins and its numerical simulation using RKEM”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 126, pp. 642-652. [link]

  4. Cao, J., Li, Shunping, Xia, Z.C. and Tang, S.C. (2001) "Analysis of an axisymmetric deep drawn part forming using less forming steps", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 117/1-2, pp 193-200.

  5. Lee, C.H. and Cao, J. (2001) "Shell element formulation of multi-step inverse analysis for the design of axisymmetric deep drawing process", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.50, pp.681-706. [link]

  6. Kinsey, B. Liu, Z.H. and Cao, J. (2000) “A novel forming technology for tailor welded blanks”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 99, pp.145-153. [link]

  7. Kinsey, B., Liu, Zhihong, and Cao, J. (1999) “New apparatus and method for forming tailor welded blanks”, Journal of Materials & Manufacturing, Vol. 108, Section 5, pp. 653-660.

Wrinkling Predition

  1. Lu, H., Cheng, H.S., Cao, J. and Liu, W.K. (2005) “Adaptive enrichment meshfree simulation and experiment on buckling and post-buckling analysis in sheet metal forming,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 194, pp.2569-2590. [link]

  2. Cheng, H., Cao, J., Yao, H., Liu, S.D., and Kinsey, B.L. (2004) “Wrinkling Behavior of Laminated Steel Sheets”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol.151/1-3 pp. 133-140. [link]

  3. Lu, H., Li, S. Simkins, D.C., Liu, W.K. and Cao, J. (2004) “Reproducing Kernel Element Method, Part III: Generalized Enrichment and Applications”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193, pp.989 – 1011. [link]

  4. Liu, W. K., Han, W., Lu, H., Li, S., and Cao, J. (2004) “Reproducing Kernel Element Method, Part I Theoretical Formulation”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193, pp.933 - 951.  [link]

  5. Cao, J., Wang, X., and Mills, F. A. (2002) "Characterization of sheet buckling phenomenon subjected to controlled boundary constraints", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, August, 2002, Vol. 124, pp.493-501. [link]

  6. Wang, X. and Cao, J. (2001) "Wrinkling limit in tube bending", ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol.123, pp.430 – 435. [link]

  7. Wang, X., Cao, J. and Li, M. (2001) "Wrinkling analysis in shrink flanging", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 123, pp.426-432. [link]

  8. Wang, X. and Cao, J. (2000) “On the prediction of side-wall wrinkling in sheet metal forming processes”, International Journal of Mechanical Science, Vol. 42/12, pp.2369-2394. [link]

  9. Wang, X. and Cao, J. (2000) "An analytical model for predicting flange wrinkling in deep drawing", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 2/2, pp.100-107. Also appeared in Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol.26, 1998, pp.25-30.

  10. Cao, J. (1999) “Prediction of plastic wrinkling using energy method”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol.66, pp.646-652. [link]

  11. Wang, X. and Cao, J. (1999) "Stress-based prediction for the straight side-wall wrinkling in deep drawing processes", Transaction of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, Vol.27, pp.55-60.

  12. Cao, J. and Wang, X. (1999) “An analytical model for plate wrinkling under tri-axial loading and its application”, International Journal of Mechanical Science, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp.617-633. [link]

  13. Cao, J. and Boyce, M. (1997) “Wrinkling behavior of rectangular plates under lateral constraints”, International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 34 (2), Section 5, pp.153-176.  [link]

General Review and Vision Articles

  1. Zeng, Q., Ehmann, K.F., Cao, J., 2014, "Tri-pyramid Robot: Stiffness Modeling of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Manipulator," Cambridge University Press, Robotica, FirstView Article, pp. 1-20.

  2. Mitsuishi, M., Cao, J., Bártolo, P., Friedrich, D., Shih, A., Rajurkar, K., Sugita, N. and Harada, K. (2013) “Biomanufacturing”, Annuals of CIRP, Vol.62/2, pp.585-606, DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2011.05.001. [link]

  3. Che, D., Han, P., Guo, P., and Ehmann, K., 2012, "Issues in polycrystalline diamond compact cutter-rock interaction from a metal machining point of view - part I: temperature, stresses, and forces," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(6), p. 064001.

  4. Che, D., Han, P., Guo, P., and Ehmann, K., 2012, "Issues in polycrystalline diamond compact cutter-rock interaction from a metal machining point of view - part II: bit performance and rock cutting mechanics," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(6), p. 064002.

  5. DeVor, R.E., Kapoor, S.G., Ehmann, K.F. and Cao, J. (2012) “Transforming the Landscape of Manufacturing:  Distributed Manufacturing based on Desktop Manufacturing (DM)2”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 134(4), 041004. [link]

  6. Chung, Y.W., Wang, J. Q., Ajayi, O., Biresaw, G., Cao, J., Hua, D., Lapatovich, W., Liu, W.K., Majumdar, A., Qureshi, F. and Zhu, D. (2011) “Transformative research issues and opportunities in energy efficiency”, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, Vol. 15(1), pp.16-19. [link]