Farrokh Sassani

Farrokh Sassani

Farrokh Sassani

Professor Emeritus

P.Eng, B.Sc. (Sharif Univ. of Tech., Tehran); M.Sc., Ph.D. (Manc.); Life Fellow, ASME; Life Fellow, I. Manf; Fellow, EIC; Fellow, CSME; Senior Member, IEEE

phone:  (604) 822-6671
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: sassani@mech.ubc.ca
office: CEME 2203F

Research Interests

  • Mechanical systems automation through re-design and computer control.
  • Analysis, modeling, simulation and control of production, service and electromechanical systems, using classical and modern techniques such as wavelet transforms, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks.
  • Manufacturing processes.

Current Research Work

  • Fault detection and reconfiguration in a cluster of interacting satellites.
  • Condition-Based-Maintenance planning and scheduling.
  • Thermo-Mechanical investigation of die-less wiredrawing process.
  • Fault localization in sensor/actuator systems.

Selected Publications

  • C. Yip, E. Kwok, F. Sassani, R. Jackson, and G. Cundiff, “A biomechanical model to assess the contribution of pelvic musculature weakness to the development of stress urinary incontinence,” Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 163–176, 2014.
  • F. Khan, B. Stoeber, and F. Sassani, “Modeling and Simulation of Linear and Nonlinear MEMS Scale Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters for Random Vibration Environments,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, 2014.
  • M. Farajollahi, J. D. Madden, and F. Sassani, “Non-linear time variant model intended for polypyrrole-based actuators,” in SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2014, p. 90561T–90561T.
  • B. Razavi and F. Sassani, “Aircraft Fleet Maintenance Planning Using Combined Cost Benefit Model and Branch and Bound,” in ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2013, pp. V001T01A026–V001T01A026.
  • M. R. Karafi, Y. Hojjat, and F. Sassani, “A new hybrid longitudinal–torsional magnetostrictive ultrasonic transducer,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 22, no. 6, p. 065013, 2013.
  • M. R. Karafi, Y. Hojjat, F. Sassani, and M. Ghodsi, “A novel magnetostrictive torsional resonant transducer,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 195, pp. 71–78, 2013.
  • R. Tafreshi, F. Sassani, H. Ahmadi, and G. Dumont, “Machine Fault Diagnosis Using Mutual Information and Informative Wavelet,” in Integration of Practice-Oriented Knowledge Technology: Trends and Prospectives, Springer, 2013, pp. 183–192.
  • A. Einafshar and F. Sassani, “Modeling and Control of a Network of Cooperative Satellites Using Neural Networks,” in ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2013, pp. V011T06A005–V011T06A005.
  • F. Khan, F. Sassani, and B. Stoeber, “Nonlinear behaviour of membrane type electromagnetic energy harvester under harmonic and random vibrations,” Microsystem Technologies, pp. 1–13, 2013.
  • A. Einafshar and F. Sassani, “Vulnerability, Uncertainty and Probability (VUP) Quantification of a Network of Interacting Satellites Using Stochastic Petri Nets (SPN),” in ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2013, pp. V04AT04A073–V04AT04A073.

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