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Zhenhua (David) Wu

Wu, Dr. Zhenhua (David)

Manufacturing Engineering

Assistant Professor

Phone: 804-524-1079
Fax: 804-524-6732
Location: PO Box 9032, Petersburg, VA 23806
Email: zwu@vsu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012.

Courses Teaching

  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Simulation
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Senior Project I, Senior Project II
  • Introduction to Programming (C++)
  • Introduction to Engineering I


Research Interests

  • Control and Diagnose Complex Systems
  • Sustainable Manufacturing and Product Life Cycle Assessment
  • Nano Composite Material and Manufacturing
  • Modeling and Control Thermal Spraying Process
  • Adaptive Machining

Publications

Journal Publication

  • J1) Zhenhua Wu, "Empirical Modeling for Processing Parameters' Effects on Coating Properties in Plasma Spraying Process", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 19, 1-13, 2015
  • J2) Zhenhua Wu, Ramnath Sekar, Sheng-jen Hsieh, “Study of Factors Impacting Remote Fault Diagnosis Performance on a PLC Based Automated System”, submitted to “Journal of Manufacturing Systems”, accept pending minor revision
  • J3) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng Hu, Fujie Zhou “Prediction of Stress Intensity Factors in Pavement Cracking with Neural Networks based on Semi-analytical FEA”, Expert System with Applications, 41, 1021-1030, 2014
  • J4) Ramnath Sekar, Sheng-jen Hsieh, Zhenhua Wu, “Remote Diagnosis Design For a PLC Based Automated System: 2 Performance Evaluation For Architectures”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 65:1091–1109, 2013
  • J5) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Jianzhi Li, " Optimal Sensor Deployment Strategy Considering Multiple-attributes and Heterogeneous Sensors for Fault Diagnosis", Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 29, pp. 192-208, 2013
  • J6) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng-Jen Hsieh, "A Realtime Fuzzy Petri Net Diagnoser for Detecting Progressive Faults   in Discrete Manufacturing System", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 61, Numbers 1-4, 405-421, 2012
  • J7) Ramnath Sekar, Sheng-jen Hsieh, Zhenhua Wu, “Remote Diagnosis Design For a PLC Based Automated System: 1 Implementation of Three Levels of Architectures”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 57, Numbers 5-8, Pages 683-700, 2011
  • J8) Zhenhua Wu, Jianzhi Li, Karen Lozano, Subush Bose, Douglas Timmer, “Study of Processing Variables on the Electrical Resistivity of Conductive Adhesives”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Volume 29, Issue 5, Pages 488-494, 2009
  • J9) Kamal Sarkar, Mounir Ben Ghlia, Zhenhua Wu, Subush Bose, “A Neural Network Model for The Numerical Prediction of The Diameter of Electro-Spun Polyethylene Oxide Nanofibers”, Journal of Material Processing Technology, Volume 209, Issue 7, Pages 3156-3165,  2009
  • J10) Jianzhi Li, Zhenhua Wu, Hongchao Zhang, “Application of Neural Network on Environmental Impact Assessment Tools”, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp.100–121, 2008
  • J11) Li Hao, Wu Zhenhua, Chen Jian, Chen Xinzhao, “The Control System of Vehicle Rear Axle Noise Determination and Fault Diagnosis Experiment Platform”, Transaction of the Chinese Society for Agriculture Machinery, 2006 Vol.37 No.7 P.30-33 (In Chinese, EI sourced journal) 
  • J12) Wu Zhenhua, Bi Chuanxing, Chen Jian, Zhao Xudong, Chen Xinzhao, “Research on the Software of Sound Power Determination Based on Sound Intensity Measurement by Scanning”, Journal of Vibration Engineering, 2004 Vol.17 No.z2 P.1080-1083, 2004, (In Chinese, EI sourced journal)

Book Chapter

  • B1) Jianzhi Li, Zhenhua Wu, “Remanufacturing Processes, Planning and Control”, accepted by “New Frontiers of Multidisciplinary Research in STEAM-H [Science, Technology Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics, Health]”, Springer, 2014

Conference Publication

  • C1) Zhenhua Wu, "Cutting Tool Condition Monitoring and Prediction Based on Dynamic Data Driven Approaches", 10th ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015
  • C2) Zhenhua Wu, Nasser Ghariban, “PLM Based Design Manufacturing and Process Monitoring for Impellers”, 122nd American Society of Engineering Education-ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2015

  • C3) Zhenhua Wu, “ANFIS Based Modeling for Processing Variables’ Effects on Coating Properties in Plasma Spraying Process”, 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), San Antonio, Texas, 2014
  • C4) Zhenhua Wu, Nasser Ghariban, “Design of Laboratory Apparatus for Temperature Prediction in Turning Process”, 121st American Society of Engineering Education-ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014
  • C5) Zhenhua Wu, Ramnath Sekar, Sheng-jen Hsieh, “Study of Factors Impacting Remote Fault Diagnosis Performance on a PLC Based Automated System”, 41st North America Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), Madison, Wisconsin, 2013
  • C6) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng-jen Hsieh, “Design and Validation of Fault Diagnoser Based on Finite State Automaton and Sequential Function Chart For PLC Based Manufacturing System”, 2012 ASME/ISCIE International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA), St. Louis, US, 2012
  • C7) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng-jen Hsieh, Jianzhi Li, “Application of Fuzzy Graph on Sensor Deployment Strategy for Fault Diagnosis”, 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November, 2010
  • C8) Zhenhua Wu, Sheng-jen Hsieh, “Application of Hidden Markov Model and Sequential Function Chart to Detect Fault in Discrete Manufacturing System”, 2010 ASME/ISCIE International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA), Tokyo Japan, 2010 
  • C9) Jianzhi Li, Zhenhua Wu, Fangyi Li, “Study on the Effect of Carbon Nano-Tubes in the Electronically Conductive Adhesives for Environmentally Benign Manufacturing”, Sustainable Manufacturing V: Global Symposium on Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering, Rochester, NY, 2007
  • C10) Wu Zhenhua, Chen Jian, Chen Xinzhao, “The Vehicle NVH Performance and Noise Controlling” (in Chinese), Anhui Manufacturing Development Doctoral Colloquium, Hefei, Anhui Province, China, 2004

Patents

  • Li Hao, Chen Jian, Wu Zhenhua, Zhao Xudong, Zai Qingquan, Deng Benbo, “Control and Measuring System for the Rear Axles Noise Determination”, (Chinese Patent, Patent number: 200620077725.1)
  •  Chen Jian, Li Hao, Zai Qingquan, Deng Benbo, Wu Zhenhua, Zhao Xudong, “Platform for the Rear Axles Noise Determination”, (Chinese Patent, Patent number: 200610088105.2)
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