James DeClerck

James DeClerck

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Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE Enterprise

  • PhD, Michigan Technological University

Biography

After an 18 year career in the automotive industry, Dr. De Clerck joined the Michigan Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics in August 2009. His areas of expertise include noise and vibration, structural dynamics, design, modal analysis, model validation, inverse methods applied to design, and advanced measurement techniques.

Office Hours

  • by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise and Vibration
  • Model Validation
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Recent Publications

  • De Clerck and Doerr. “Application of Statistical Model Validation to a Truck Frame.” Proceedings of the 2006 SAE World Congress & Exhibition, SAE Paper No. 2006-01-0281, Detroit, MI, 2006.
  • De Clerck, Doerr, Muresan, and Tu. “Application of a Statistical Model Validation Approach to a Sheet Metal Stamping.” Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth IMAC Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2006.
  • Avitabile, Tsuji, O’Callahan, and De Clerck. “Reallocation of System Mass and Stiffness for Achieving Target Specifications using a Superelement/Substructuring Methodology.” International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, Volume 1, Nos. 3/4, 2005.
  • Avitabile, Tsuji, O’Callahan, and De Clerck. “Reallocation of System Mass and Stiffness for Achieving Target Specifications.” International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, Volume 1, Nos. 1/2, 2004.
  • Avitabile, Tsuji, O’Callahan, and De Clerck. “Reallocation of System Mass and Stiffness for Achieving Target Specifications using a Superelement/Substructuring Methodology.” Proceedings of the Twenty-second IMAC Conference, Dearborn, MI, 2004.
  • M. G. Foulkes, J. P. De Clerck, and R. Singh. “Vibration Characteristics of Cardboard Inserts in Shells.” Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, 112(6), 1718-1725, 2003.
  • De Clerck and Cafeo. “Vibration Model Validation Based on Statistical Confidence of Modal Property Predictions.” Proceedings of the Twenty-first IMAC Conference, Orlando, FL, 2003.

Recent Research Projects

Meeting the NAE Grand Challenge: Personalized Learning for Engineering Students through Instruction on Metacognition and Motivation Strategies

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Miller
Co-PI: James DeClerck
Co-PI: William Endres
Co-PI: Sheryl Sorby
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics