Lab Director


Alan Palazzolo

Palazzolo, Alan

Professor

   Office: 123 MEOB
   Phone: 979.845.5280
   Email: a-palazzolo@tamu.edu
   Fax: 979.845.3081
   Curriculum Vitae


   Research Interests

  Rotordynamics, Magnetic Bearings, Active Vibration and Noise Control, Fluid Film Bearings, Vibrations, Finite
  and Boundary Elements, Seal and Impeller Leakage Flow, Piping Systems, Machine Design, Flywheels,
  Machinery Couplings, Expert Systems, Microgravity Vibration Isolation, Electromechanical Systems.


   Awards & Honors

   Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Research Professorship
   TEES Senior Fellow
   Director of the TAMU Vibration Control and Electromechanics Lab (VCEL)
   Professional Engineer of the State of Texas
   R&D100 Award Recipient


   Education

   Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of Virginia, 1981
   M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Virginia, 1977
   B.S. Engineering Physics University of Toledo, 1976


   Published Book

   Vibration Theory and Applications with Finite Elements and Active Vibration Control,
   Author: Alan B. Palazzolo, John Wiley, March 2016, TA355.P235 2016, 2015025684.


   Selected Publications

   Annual ASME Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award, as judged by Editorial Board of the JOT and the Honors
   and Awards Chair of the Tribology Division to be received 27 Oct. 2014 at the STLE Tribology Frontiers
   Conference, Chicago Illinois, October 26 – 28 , 2014

   Lifetime Achievement Award: 13th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, Arlington, Virginia, USA, August 6-9, 2012.

   William O. and Montine P. Head Faculty Fellow , Outstanding Performance and contribution to the TAMU Engineering Program, 2012 , $4500

   Halliburton Professorship Award for 2009-2010

   Halliburton Faculty Fellow 2001 and 2007

   ASME Fellow 2006

   Han, Xu and Palazzolo, Alan, “VFD Machinery Vibration Fatigue Life and Multi-Level Inverter Effect”, IEEE Transactions On Industrial Applications,
   49(6):2562 – 2575, 2013.

   Lee, Jung Gu and Palazzolo, Alan, "Morton Effect Cyclic Vibration Amplitude Determination for Tilt Pad Bearing Supported Machinery", ASME Journal of
   Tribology, 135(1), 2013.

   Lee, Jung Gu and Palazzolo, A., " Catcher Bearing Life Prediction Using a Rainflow Counting Approach", ASME Journal of Tribology, 134(3):031101, 2012.

   Wang, Z., Palazzolo, A., and Park, J., "Hybrid Train Power with Diesel Locomotive and Slug Car Based Flywheels for NOx and Fuel Reduction," ASCE Journal
   of Energy Engineering, 138(4):215 -236, 2012.

   Kang, K. and Palazzolo, A.B., "Homopolar Magnetic Bearing Saturation Effects on Rotating Machinery Vibration, IEEE Trans, on Magnetics, 48(6):1984-1994,
   2012.

    Suh, J. and Palazzolo, A.B., “ Three Dimensional Thermohydrodynamic Morton Effect Analysis –PartI: Theoretical Model”, JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY-
    TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME Volume: 136 Issue: 3 Article Number: 031706 Published: JUL 2014.

    Suh, J. and Palazzolo, A.B., “ Three Dimensional Thermohydrodynamic Morton Effect Simulation – PartII: Parametric Studies”, JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY-
    TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME Volume: 136 Issue: 3 Article Number: 031707 Published: JUL 2014.

    Zhong, W., and Palazzolo, A., “Magnetic Bearing Rotordynamic System Optimization Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms”, ASME J. of Dynamic
    Systems, Measurement and Control, 137(2), 021012 (Sep 24, 2014).

    Zhang, X., Palazzolo, A., Kweon, C.,Thomas, E., Kascak, A. and Tucker, R., “Direct Fuel Injector Power Drive System Optimization”, SAE Int. J. Engines,
    August 2014 , 7:1137-1153, doi:10.4271/2014-01-1442.

    Mongkolcheep, K, Ruimi, A., Palazzolo, A., Modal Reduction Technique for Predicting the Onset of Chaotic Behavior due to Lateral Vibrations in Drillstrings,
    Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. J. Vib. Acoust. 137(2), 021003 (Apr 01, 2015) (11 pages), Received December 01, 2013; Accepted manuscript posted
    October 23, 2014. doi:10.1115/1.4028882

    Suh,J and Palazzolo, A.,“3D Dynamic Model of TEHD Tilting-Pad Journal Bearing Part I: Theoretical Modeling”, ASME J. of Tribology, Oct. 2015, Vol. 137

    Suh,J and Palazzolo, A.,“3D Dynamic Model of TEHD Tilting-Pad Journal Bearing Part II: Parametric Studies”, ASME J. of Tribology, Oct. 2015, Vol. 137

    Zhang, Xiaohua, Palazzolo, Alan, Tucker, R., Kascak, A. and Kweon, C.B., “Flash Vapor Fuel Injector Development”, International J. of Engine Research,
    IMechE, published online August 6, 2015 , doi:10.1177/1468087415597811