Daniel J. Inman

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Aerospace Engineering
Department Chair and Clarence "Kelly" Johnson Professor
(734) 647-4701
Short bio: 

Ph.D. Michigan State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. 1980.

M.A.T. Michigan State University. Department of Physics. 1975.

B.S. Grand Valley College. Department of Physics. 1970.

Research summary: 

Dan Inman is active in research involving smart materials and structures as applied to morphing aircraft, energy harvesting, structural health monitoring and clearance control in jet engines. He currently has projects in gust alleviation in UAVs, cable harnessed satellites and wind turbine blade monitoring.

Recent publications: 

Avirovik, D.,  Karami, M. A., Inman, D. J.,  Priya, S., 2011.  “L-Shape Piezoelectric Motor – Part II: Analytical Modeling,” Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control; in press.

Park, S. H., Inman, D. J., and Grisso, B. L., 2011. “Fatigue Crack Identification Using Nonlinear Impedance Features,”  NDT&E International; in press.

Bueno, D.D., Marqui, C.R., Lopes, V. Jr., Brennan, M.J., and Inman, D. J., 2011. “Structural Damage Location Using Observability Grammian Matrices,” Shock and Vibration;  in press.

Salehian, A., and Inman, D. J., 2011.  “Frequency Response Validation of a Micro-polar Continuous Model of a Lattice with Application to the Inflatable Space Structures,” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustic; in press.

Park, S., Anton, S. R., Kim, J. K., and Inman, D.J., 2011.  “Instantaneous Baseline Structural Damage Detection using a Miniaturized Piezoelectric Guided Waves System,” KSCE Journal of Engineering; in press.

Karami, M. A., and Inman, D. J., 2012, “Powering Pacemakers from Heartbeat Vibrations using Linear and Nonlinear Energy Harvesters”, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 042901 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.3679102.