Chuen-Sen Lin

Chuen -Sen Lin
  • Professor, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • (907) 474-5126
  • Duckering 325
  • clin@alaska.edu

Background and Research Interests

Dr. Lin's current research activities include clean diesel research and synthesis of mechanical systems. Clean diesel research studies the performance of a diesel generator, which includes emissions and energy balance for different fuels, exhaust and turbocharger air heat recovery, cylinder pressure recovery and performance monitoring using non-intrusive sensors. Synthesis of mechanical systems research includes the development of symbolic equations and the studies of number of solutions and number of degrees of complex mechanisms.

Courses

  • ME 302 - Mechanical Design I
  • ME 401 - CAD/CAM
  • ME 403 - Mechanical Design II
  • ME 408 - Dynamics of Systems
  • ME 409 - Controls
  • ME 452 - Astrodynamics
  • ME 608 - Advanced Dynamics

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1988
  • M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii , 1978
  • B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Oceanic Science, 1972

Research Projects

Dr. Lin's research interests lie in the areas of computer aided design, mechanical system design and testing, modeling, and simulation. His current research activities include clean diesel research (with Dr. Dennis Witmer) and synthesis of mechanical systems. Clean diesel research studies the performance of a diesel generator, which includes emissions and energy balance for different fuels, exhaust and turbocharger air heat recovery, cylinder pressure recovery and performance monitoring using non-intrusive sensors. Synthesis of mechanical systems research includes the development of symbolic equations and the studies of number of solutions and number of degrees of freedom of complex mechanisms.

Research Interests

  • CAD/CAM
  • Mechanisms Design
  • Modeling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems
  • Performance Measurements of Dynamic Systems
  • Off-Road Vehicle Simulation
  • Diesel Engine Performance Testing and Monitoring

Selected Publications

  • C. S. Lin and Terry Lee, 2003, "A Classification Method for Input Joints of Planar Five-bar Mechanisms," Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Vol. 38, No 11, pp 1307-1322.
  • C. S. Lin and W. Ian, 2000, "Scalability Studies and Performance Comparison of Vehicles with Two Different Suspensions," SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 4024, pp 115-126.
  • C. S. Lin, B. P. Jia, and A. G. Erdman, 1996, "Use of Compatibility Linkages and Solutions Structures in the Dimensional Synthesis of Mechanism Components," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 31, No 5, pp 619-635.
  • C. S. Lin and B. P. Jia, 1994, "Use of Resultant and Bernshtein Formula for the Dimension Synthesis of Linkage Components," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 116, No. 4, pp 1171-1172.
  • F. W. Liou, A. G. Erdman, and C. S. Lin, 1991, "Dynamic Analysis of A Motor-Gear Mechanism System," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 239-252.
  • C. S. Lin and A. G. Erdman, 1990, "Singular Solutions in the Dimensional Synthesis of a Planar Triad for Six Precision Positions," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 112, No. 4, pp 457-465.
  • C. S. Lin and A. G. Erdman, 1987, "Dimensional Synthesis of Triad: Motion Generation with Prescribed Timing for Six Precision Positions," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp 411-419.