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Mechanical Engineering


David Rocheleau

Associate Professor

David Rocheleau E-mail: rocheleau@cec.sc.edu
Phone: 803.777.9395
Fax: 803.777.0106
Office: 300 Main Street
Room A131
Columbia, SC 29208
Links: Curriculum Vitae
Advanced Actuators Research Group

Dr. Rocheleau’s group has interest in machine design and machine component design. His group has done work in optimizing the design of epicyclic gear trains to ensure long life and reduced noise. Work has also been done in helping small to medium size companies in a wide area of product design issues. The design concepts are modeled using Pro/ENGINEER design software and analyses are performed with a variety of computer-aided-engineering tools. His group has done work in the modeling of balance of plants in a PEM fuel cell system. Overall design issues involving kinematic and dynamics of mechanisms, from robots to prosthetic devices, have also been performed. Dr. Rocheleau holds several patents, primarily in new product innovation devices.


Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida 1992
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1986
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont 1981

Selected Publications

  • Howe, M.A. and Rocheleau, D.N., "Use of Model Predictive Control (MPC) to mitigate competing performance objectives in a PEMFC system," Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Paper number: FC-07-1117. Summer 2008
  • Jabbari, E., Rocheleau, D.N., Weijie, X. and He, X., "Fabrication of Biomimetic Scaffolds with Well-Defined Pore Geometry by Fused Desposition Modeling," 2007 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, MSCE2007, October 15-17, 2007, Atlanta, GA. Paper Number MSCE2007-31011
  • Howe, M.A. and Rocheleau, D.N., "Use of optimal controls to mitigate competing performance objectives in a PEMFC system," Fifth International ASME Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL2007, June 18-20, 2007 New York, NY. Paper Number FUELCELL2007-25128
  • Axtell, D. and Rocheleau, D.N., "Design of a Dual Piezoelectric Controlled Electro-hydraulic Actuator," 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC2006, September 10-13, 2006 Philadelphia, PA. Paper Number DETC2006-99060
  • Rocheleau, D.N. and Sagona, J.F., "Modeling Balance of Plant Components for a PEM Fuel Cell," Fourth International ASME Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL2006, June 19-21, 2006 Irvine, CA. Paper Number FUELCELL2006-97182
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