Current Projects:

  • Development of a Semi-Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Nondestructive Evaluation of Structures using Digital Image Correlation
  • Noise Modeling for Electric Motors using Electromagnetic and Vibroacoustic Simulation
  • MRI: Acquisition of a 3D Digital Image Correlation System to Enhance Research and Teaching at Kettering University
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Materials with Digital Image Correlation, Acoustic Emission, and Ultrasonic Testing
  • Experimental Modal Analysis on a Tire
  • A Multi-View Optical Technique to Obtain Mode Shapes of Structures
  • Strain Expansion Approach using DIC Mode Shapes
  • Effect of Number of Cams in the Tandem Cam Enveloping Model of Short Obstacles
  • Development of Tire State Estimator using SWIFT tire model for improved Active Safety

Capstone Projects:

  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of
    Kettering University Autonomous 1/10 Model Car (link to video)

Students in Winter 2018 term make an autonomous car using Traxxas RC Car


Video Description: “Kettering University students Ben Fick ’17, Matt Hoskins ’17, Sean Catt ’17, Joe Praski ’17, and faculty advisor Dr. Javad Baqersad designed and built a drone for their MECH 514 capstone project. The drone, armed with two high speed cameras, can be used for monitoring structural health and damage of wind turbines, bridges, and dams.”


  • Measuring Deformation of Moving Tire