Office: ENGR B114
Dr. Tan Chai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes. Her research interests are in nonlinear vibrations, acoustics, structural dynamics, and digital signal processing. Before coming to SIUC, Dr. Chai worked in the area of vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2013), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2007), Hefei University of Technology, China.
- Modeling and characterization of hydraulic and viscoelastic vibration isolation devices in automotive applications.
- Coupled structural and acoustic dynamic modeling of tire-wheel assembly
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST
- Vibration control and noise isolation devices
- Dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems
- Fluid-structure interaction analysis
- Vehicle NVH and structural analysis of vehicle sub-systems
T. Chai, J. T. Dreyer, R. Singh, “Nonlinear dynamic analysis of hydraulic suspension bushing with emphasis on flow passage characteristics”, Proc IMechE Part D: J. Automobile Engineering, DOI: 10.1177/0954407014561048.
T. Chai, J. T. Dreyer, R. Singh, “Frequency domain properties of hydraulic bushing with long and short passages: System identification using theory and experiment”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 56-57 (2015) 92-108.
T. Chai, J. T. Dreyer, R. Singh, “Time domain responses of hydraulic bushing with two flow passages”, Journal of Sound and Vibration 333 (2014) 693-710.
T. Chai, J. T. Dreyer, R. Singh, “Dynamic stiffness of hydraulic bushing with multiple internal configurations”, SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 6 (2013) 1209-1216.
T. Chai, J. T. Dreyer, R. Singh, “Transient response of hydraulic bushing with inertia track and orifice-like elements”. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 6 (2013) 1224-1230.