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A list of Dan Negrut’s publications is available here

SBEL Technical Reports


Technical Report Templates: MS-Word and LaTeX.

TR-2014-14: “Validation of a Steady-State Magic Formula Tire in Chrono with a Commercial Software Implementation,” J. Madsen, A. Dirr pdf

TR-2014-13: “An Analysis of a Primal-Dual Interior Point Method for Computing Frictional Contact Forces in a Differential Inclusion-Based Approach for Multibody Dynamics,” L. Fang, D. Negrut pdf presentation

TR-2014-12: “An RCM-based Hybrid GPU-CPU Parallel Reordering Approach for Reducing the Bandwidth of Large Sparse Matrices,” A. Li, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-11: “An Analysis of Several Methods for Handling Hard-Sphere Frictional Contact in Rigid Multibody Dynamics,” H. Mazhar, D. Melanz, M.C. Ferris, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-10: “Preliminary Results For Helical Anchoring Project,” H. Mazhar, J. Schneider, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-09: “Unified Memory in CUDA 6.0. A Brief Overview of Related Data Access and Transfer Issues,” D. Negrut, R. Serban, A. Li, A. Seidl pptpdf

TR-2014-08: “The Interplay Between NVIDIA’s Thrust GPU Computing Template Library and Unified Memory Support in CUDA 6.0,” A. Li, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-07: “A Comparison of the Performance of SPIKE::GPU and Intel’s Math Kernel Library for Solving Dense Banded Linear Systems,” A. Li, O. Deshmukh, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-06: “Chrono::Render A Graphical Visualization Pipeline for Multibody Dynamics Simulations,” D. Kaczmarek, A. Bartholomew, F. Gutierrez, H. Mazhar, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-05: “Computer Architecture for High Performance Computing, Looking Ahead: Implications of the Dennard Law,” A. Sinha, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-04: “A Basic Profiling and Performance Assessment Utility for C++ Codes” P. Sankaranarayanan pdf

TR-2014-03: “Characterization of Intel Xeon Phi for Linear Algebra Workloads” O. Deshmukh, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-02: “Performance Analysis of CULA on different NVIDIA GPU Architectures” P. Gupta pdf

TR-2014-01: “An implementation of a reordering approach for increasing the product of diagonal entries in a sparse matrix” A. Li, R. Serban and D. Negrut pdf

TR-2013-05: “SPIKE::GPU. A SPIKE-based preconditioned GPU Solver for Sparse Linear Systems” A. Li, A. Seidl, R. Serban and D. Negrut pdf

TR-2013-04: “A High Performance Computing (HPC) approach to the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method” A. Pazouki and D. Negrut pdf

TR-2013-03: “Studying the Effect of Powder Geometry on the Selective Laser Sintering Process” H. Mazhar, J. Bollmann, E. Forti, A. Praeger, T. Osswald, and D. Negrut pdf

TR-2013-02: “Scaling Analysis of a Penalty Approach For Multibody Dynamics with Friction and Contact” L. Fang pdf

TR-2013-01: “An Investigation of the Extent to which Simulation Can Be Used to Predict the Dynamics of Granular Material” R. Shotwell pdf

TR-2012-04: “A GPU-based LU factorization of dense banded matrices” A. Li, A. Seidl, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2012-03: “Parallel Ray Tracing Simulations with MATLAB for Dynamic Lens Systems” N. Wengert, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2012-02: “A Comparison of Several Solvers for Bound Constraint Quadratic Programming within the Context of Frictionless Multibody Dynamics” T. Heyn, M. Anitescu, A. Tasora, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2012-01: “A Comparison of Chrono::Engine’s Primitive Joints with ADAMS Results” R. Shotwell pdf

TR-2011-04: “A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Approach to the Simulation of the Transport Flow of Cells” A. Pazouki, D. Buschke, P. Resto, B. Ogle, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2011-03: “Using a Granular Dynamics Code to Investigate the Performance of a Helical Anchoring System Design” H. Mazhar, M. Quadrelli, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2011-02: “Tire Modeling for Multibody Dynamics Applications” M. Schmid pdf

TR-2011-01: “SPIKE - A Hybrid Algorithm for Large Banded Systems” T. Heyn, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2010-02: “Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Acoustic Simulations” P. Hahn, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2010-01: “Methods of Tracked Vehicle System Modeling and Simulation” J. Madsen, T. Heyn, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-07: “A simulation setup in ABAQUS to study response of a tire under base excitation” Manoj K. [pdf]

TR-2009-06: “On the Validation of a DVI Approach for the Dynamics of Granular Material” D. Melanz, M. Tupy, B. Smith, K. Turner, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-05: “A Stochastic Approach to Integrated Vehicle Reliability Prediction” J. Madsen, D. Ghiocel, D. Gorsich, D. Lamb, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-04: “On the Construction and Use of Surrogate Models for the Dynamic Analysis of Multibody Systems” H. Ansari, M. Tupy, D. Makarand, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-03: “A Tutorial on Leveraging double-precision GPU Computing for MATLAB Applications” D. Makarand, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-02: “A Co-simulation Approach for the Time Analysis of a Biomechanically-Inspired System with Rigid and Deformable Bodies” A. Schmitz, A. Pazouki, D. Thelen, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2009-01: “Surrogate Models for the Dynamic Response of Constrained Multibody Systems” N. Khude, Y. Hwang, P. Qian, D. Negrut

TR-2008-09: “Implicit Integration in Molecular Dynamics Project Summary” N. Schafer, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2008-08: “Efficient Sampling of Dynamical Systems with Spatial Uncertainty” K. Schmitt, M. Anitescu, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2008-07: “A Framework for Uncertainty Quantification in Nonlinear Multi-body System Dynamics” M. Datar, D. Negrut, D. Gorsich, D. Lamb pdf

TR-2008-06: “Real-time Vehicle Simulation for Video Games Using the Bullet Physics Library” H. Mazhar pdf

TR-2008-05: “Scalability of Rigid Body Frictional Contacts with Non-primitive Collision Geometry” J. Madsen, E. Kolajo pdf

TR-2008-04: “On Using Multiple CPU Threads to Manage Multiple GPUs Under CUDA” H. Mazhar pdf

TR-2008-03: “A Gaussian Process-Based Approach for Handling Uncertainty in Vehicle Dynamics Simulation” K. Schmitt, J. Madsen, M. Anitescu, D.Negrut pdf

TR-2008-02: “A Comparison of Low Order Numerical Integration Formulas for Rigid and Flexible Multibody Dynamics” N. Khude, L. O. Jay, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2008-01: “Experiments to Compare Implicit and Explicit Methods of Integration in Molecular Dynamics Simulation” N. Schafer, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2007-07: “A MATLAB implementation of the seven-body mechanism for implicit integration of the constrained equations of motion” N. Khude, D. Negrut pdf Matlab Code contact1.avi Beam_contact

TR-2007-06: “Penalty Versus Complementary-Based Frictional Contact of Rigid Spheres: a CPU Time Comparison” J. Madsen, N. Pechdimaljian, D. Negrut pdf Simulation Video 1 Simulation Video 2

TR-2007-05: “Use of the Implicit HHT-I3 and the Explicit ADAMS Methods with the Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation” B. Hussein, D. Negrut, A. Shabana pdf

TR-2007-04: “An Investigation on New Numerical Methods for Molecular Dynamics Simulation” N. Schafer pdf

TR-2007-03: “Virtual Prototyping of Ground Vehicles” M. Datar, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2007-02: “High Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of Tracked Elements for Off-Road Applications Using MSC/ADAMS”, J. Madsen pdf Simulation Video 1 Simulation Video 2

TR-2007-01: “A Primer to Electronic Structure Computation” N. Schafer pdf

TR-2006-01: “A Discussion of Low Order Numerical Integration Formulas for Rigid and Flexible Multibody Dynamics” D. Negrut, N. Khude, T. Heyn pdf


Theses of Lab Members


Justin Madsen, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2014: “Mobility Prediction of Multi-Body Vehicle Dynamics Handling Simulations on Deformable Terrain” Document

Arman Pazouki, Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014: “A Lagrangian-Lagrangian Framework for the Simulation of Fluid-Solid Interaction Problems with Rigid and Flexible Components” Document Presentation

Toby Heyn, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2013: “On the Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Many-Body Dynamics Problems with Friction and Contact” Document Presentation

Hammad Mazhar, M.S. Thesis, May 2012: “Parallel Multi-Body Dynamics On Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Cards” Document

Daniel Melanz, M.S. Thesis, May 2012: “On the Validation and Applications of a Parallel Flexible Multi-body Dynamics Implementation” Document Presentation

Andrew Seidl, M.S. Thesis, May 2012: “Parallel Implementation of a Vehicle-Tire-Terrain Interaction Model” Document Presentation

Martin Tupy, M.S. Thesis, August 2010: “A Study on the Dynamics of Granular Material with a Comparison of DVI and DEM Approaches” Document Presentation

Philipp Hahn, M.S. Thesis, November 2009: “On the Use of Meshless Methods in Acoustic Simulations” Document Presentation

Justin Madsen, M.S. Thesis, November 2009: “A Stochastic Framework for Ground Vehicle Simulation” Document Presentation

Toby Heyn, M.S. Thesis, November 2009: “Simulation of Tracked Vehicles on Granular Terrain Leveraging GPU Computing” Document Presentation

M. Datar, M.S., Fall 2008: “Uncertainty Quantification in Ground Vehicle Dynamics through High Fidelity Co-simulation” Document Presentation

D. Negrut, PhD., July 1998: “On the Implicit Integration of Differential-Algebraic Equations of Multibody Dynamics” Document Presentation


Lab Presentations


Nvidia GPU Technology Conference Presentation, October 2009: pdf audio

JPL Presentation, September 2009: Handout

AMSAA Presentation, March 2009: Slides Handout

Graduate School Presentation zip pdf

Numerical Experiment Results for Implicit Integration Methods in Molecular Dynamics pdf

On the Time-Domain Analysis of Mechanical Sysytems pdf

A Reconstruction Approach for Electronic Structure Computation pdf

An Inverstigation on new Numerical Methods for Molecular Dynamics Simulation pdf

Statistics Presentations html


Miscellaneous Tutorials


Powertrain Systems In ADAMS Car pdf

Short MATLAB tutorial pptx

Short CVS tutorial ppt

Short MATLAB FFT tutorial zip



“Powertrain Systems In ADAMS Car” M.Datar pdf “High Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of Tracked Elements for Off-Road Applications Using MSC/ADAMS” J.Madsen pdf

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SBEL is led by Vilas Associate Professor Dan Negrut in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison.

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