A list of Dan Negrut’s publications is available here

SBEL Technical Reports

TR-2018-03: “Quantum Annealing for Mobility Studies: Generation of GO.NO-GO Maps via Quantum-Assisted Machine Learning,” R. Serban, M. Wilson, M. Benedetti, J. Realpe-Gomez, A. Perdomo-Ortiz pdf

TR-2018-01: “A Comparison of Several Low order Integration Methods vis-a-vis Dissipation and Stability Properties,” L. Fang pdf

TR-2017-09: “Overview of the Chrono ADAMS Parser,” C. Kelly, R. Serban pdf

TR-2017-08: “Overview of the Chrono OpenSim Parser,” C. Kelly, R. Serban pdf

TR-2017-07: “Performance Analysis of Constant Speed Local Obstacle Avoidance Controller Using an MPC Algorithm on Granular Terrain,” N. Haraus, R. Serban, J. Fleischmann pdf

TR-2017-06: “Networking Architecture for Distributed Vehicle Simulation in the CAVE Project,” D. Hatch pdf

TR-2017-05: “NG-NRMM Phase II Benchmarking: Chrono Wheeled-Vehicle Platform Simulation Results Summary,” A. Elmquist, R. Gericke, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2017-04: “Hybrid OpenMP - MPI Simulation for Large-Scale Granular Dynamics in Chrono,” N. Olsen, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2017-03: “An Overview of the Theoretical Foundation of the Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Method,” Z. Lal, M. Rakhsha, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2017-02: “Using Chrono::FSI and Chrono::Vehicle for the Analysis of Sloshing Phenomena in Vehicle Dynamics Maneuvers,” H. Mazhar, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2017-01: “An Overview of the Chrono Soil Contact Model (SCM) Implementation,” A. Tasora, D. Mangoni, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-18: “Using the Complementarity and Penalty Methods for Solving Frictional Contact Problems in Chrono: Validation for the Shear-Test with Particle Image Velocimetry,” M. Kwarta, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-17: “Using the Complementarity and Penalty Methods for Solving Frictional Contact Problems in Chrono: Validation for the Standard Triaxial Test,” M. Kwarta, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-16: “Using the Complementarity and Penalty Methods for Solving Frictional Contact Problems in Chrono: Validation for the Cone Penetration Test,” M. Kwarta, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-15: “Basic Comparison of Chrono::Vehicle and ADAMS/Car,” M. Taylor, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-14: “An Overview of an SPH Technique to Maintain Second-Order Convergence for 2D and 3D Fluid Dynamics,” W. Hu, W. Pan, M. Rakhsha, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-13: “Virtual Sensing for Autonomous Vehicle Simulation in Chrono,” A. Elmquist, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-12: “Posing Multibody Dynamics with Friction and Contact as a Differential Algebraic Inclusion Problem,” D. Negrut, R. Serban pdf

TR-2016-11: “Chrono Support for ANCF Finite Elements: Formulation and Validation Aspects,” A. Recuero, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-10: “Chrono::Vehicle - Template-Based Ground Vehicle Modeling and Simulation,” R. Serban, M. Taylor, D. Negrut, A. Tasora pdf

TR-2016-09: “Overview of Chrono Build Process and Infrastructure,” C. Kelly, C. Vanden Heuvel pdf

TR-2016-08: “NG-NRMM Phase I Benchmarking: Chrono Tracked Vehicle Simulation Results Summary,” R. Serban, M. Taylor, D. Melanz, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-07: “Wheeled Vehicle Mobility Studies in Chrono: Nonlinear Finite Element Tires on Granular Terrain,” A. Recuero, R. Serban, B. Peterson, H. Sugiyama, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-06: “Networking Architecture for the Distributed Simulation of Manned and Autonomous Vehicles,” D. Hatch pdf

TR-2016-05: “An Introduction to the Floating Frame of Reference Formulation,” A. Recuero, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-04: “Cone penetration results for 3mm glass beads and 20-30 Ottawa sand,” K. Williams pdf, data

TR-2016-03: “Incompressible Implicit SPH,” M. Rakhsha, A. Pazouki, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2016-02: “Using an Anti-Relaxation Step to Improve the Accuracy of the Frictional Contact Solution in a Differential Variational Inequality Framework for the Rigid Body Dynamics Problem,” D. Melanz, H. Mazhar, D. Negrutpdf

TR-2016-01: “Representing fluid dynamics as a many-body dynamics problem: a vehicle fording analysis test case,” H. Mazhar, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-13: “Implementation and Validation of the Fiala Tire Model in Chrono,” M. Taylor pdf

TR-2015-12: “Analysis of a Splitting Approach for the Parallel Solution of Linear Systems on GPU Cards,” A. Li, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-09: “Boundary Condition Enforcing markers for SPH,” A. Pazouki, B. Song, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-08: “Study of SpMV performance using PETSc,” V. Megavannan, O. Deshmukh, N. Subramaniam, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-07: “A Study of Sparse-Matrix Vector Multiplication (SpMV) on Different Architectures and Libraries,” N. Subramaniam, O. Deshmukh, V. Megavannan, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-06: “DEM-PM Contact Model with Multi-Step Tangential Contact Displacement History,” J. Fleischmann pdf

TR-2015-05: “Validation of Basic Modeling Elements in Chrono,” M. Taylor and R. Serban pdf

TR-2015-04: “Investigation of Charm++ SPMV performance using CSR format,” D. Heller pdf

TR-2015-03: “A Geometric Take on the Implementation of Hilber-Hughes-Taylor Integration Formula in Multibody Dynamics,” D. Negrut, R. Serban pdf

TR-2015-02: “Comparison of SPMV performance on matrices in different matrix formats using CUSP, cuSPARSE and ViennaCL,” A. Li, H. Mazhar, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2015-01: “Comparison of OpenCL performance on different platforms using VexCL and Blaze,” H. Mazhar, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-17: “An Overview of NVIDIA Tegra K1 Architecture,” A. Li, R. Serban, D. Negrut pdf

TR-2014-16: “Validation of a Single Contact Point Tire Model Based on the Transient Pacejka Model in the Open-Source Dynamics Software Chrono,” J. Madsen pdf

TR-2014-15: “Lugre Tire Model for HMMWV,” A. Mikkola pdf

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: “A Hybrid GPU-CPU Parallel Reordering Algorithm for Bandwidth Reduction 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 SaP::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: “SaP::GPU. A Splitting Approach for the Solution of Sparse Linear Systems on the GPU” 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

Michal Kwarta, M.S. Thesis, May 2017: “On the Friction and Contact Modeling Methods Used in Simulations of Geomechanical Tests” Document

Dan Melanz, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2016: “Physics-based contact using the complementarity approach for discrete element applications in vehicle mobility and terramechanics” Document

Ang Li, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2016: “A Splitting Approach for the Parallel Solution of Linear Systems On Gpu Cards” Document

Omkar Deshmukh, M.S. Thesis, May 2015: “Assessing the Performance of Computational Engineering Codes” Document Presentation

Luning Fang, M.S. Thesis, May 2015: “A Primal-Dual Interior Point Method for Solving Multibody Dynamics Problems with Frictional Contact” Document Presentation

Naresh Khude, Ph.D. Thesis, November 2014: “Efficient Simulation of Flexible Body Systems with Frictional Contact/Impact” Document Presentation

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

Technical Report Templates

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