University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Patrick Starr Publications

Selected Publications

Those marked with an asterisk are reviewed papers that report on teaching innovations. 

A. Journal Papers

1. “Active Roll Mode Control Implementation on a Narrow Tilting Vehicle”, Vehicle Systems Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 347-372, November 2004 with J. Gohl, R. Rajamani, and L. Alexander.

2. “Teaching the Writing and Role of Specifications Via a Structured Teardown Process”, Design Studies, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 475-489, Nov. 2003, with T. Abe.

3. “Modeling of Narrow Tilting Vehicles”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Dynamical Systems”, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 209-231, 2003, with J. Gohl, R. Rajamani, L. Alexander.

4. “The SIMPLE-1 Simulation Environment: Experiences in Teaching and Research,” European Journal of Engineering Education, Invited paper for Special Issue on Simulation, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 69-81, 1994.*

5. “Development of Teaching a Computer-Assisted Course in Production Planning,” Production Planning and Control, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 199-205, 1994, (with Farzad Mahmoodi).*

6. “A Personal Computer-Based CAD System for Investigating Lateral Stability of Vehicle-Dolly-Trailer Combinations,” Int. Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 14, Nos. 2/3, 1993, pp. 194-204.

7. “Integration of Simulation and Analytical Submodels for Supporting Manufacturing Decisions,” Int. Journal of Production Research, Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 1733-1746, 1991.

8. “An Evaluation of Order Releasing and Due Date Assignment Heuristics in a Cellular Manufacturing System,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 9, No. 4, Oct. 1990 (published in 1991), pp. 548-573 (with F. Mahmoodi and K. Dooley).

9. “An Investigation of Dynamic Group Scheduling Heuristics in a Job Shop Manufacturing Cell,” Int. Journal of Production Research, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1695-1711, 1990. (with F. Mahmoodi and K. Dooley).

10. “Simulating Cell Activities in the CIM Environment,” Manufacturing Engineering, Jan. 1989, pp. 65-68 (with M. Vig and K. Dooley).

11. “Eigenvalue Sensitivity and Linear System Structure,” Large Scale Systems, Vol. 10, #3, June 1986, pp. 175-192, (with E. Wong, and J.P. Pouplard).

12. “Identifying Critical Parameters in System Dynamics Models,” System Dynamics and the Analysis of Change, B.E. Paulre, Ed., North-Holland Publishing Co., 1981, pp. 367-382. (with J.P. Pouplard).

13. “Modeling Issues and Decision in System Dynamics,” System Dynamics - TIMS Studies in Mgmt. Science, Vol. 14, Legasto, A., Forrester, J.W., Lyneis, J.M., (Eds.), North-Holland, 1980.

14. “Crop Residues as Energy Resources: Assessing the Cost and Energy Feasibility of Direct Firing,” Energy Resources, Vol. 3, Nos. 3/4, 1978, pp. 353-373. (with D.W. Finn-Carlson and C. Nachtshiem)

15. “World Dynamics: An Approach to Societal Issues for Engineers,” Engineering Education, December 1977, pp. 265-268.*

16. “Dynamic Path Synthesis and Optimal Control,” Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Trans. ASME, Vol. 96, Ser. G, No. 1, March 1974, p. 19.

17. “Dynamic Synthesis of Constraint Paths,” Journal of Engineering for Industry, Trans. ASME, Vol. 95, Ser. B, No. 2, May 1973, pp. 624-628.

B. Reviewed Conference Proceedings

17.“The Development of Tilt-Controlled Narrow Ground Vehicles”, Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, May 8-10, Anchorage, Alaska. Paper invited by The Automotive and Transportation Systems Panel of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, with J. Gohl, R. Rajamani and L. Alexander*.

18. “Teaching the Writing and Role of Specifications Via a Structured Teardown Process”, Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2002 Intl. Conference: Common Ground, Sept. 5-8, 2002, Brunel Univ., London, U.K., with T.Abe.

19. “Introducing the Design Process to Beginners: The Spiral Model,” Proceedings of the North Midwest Section Annual Meeting of the ASEE, ASEE 2000, Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, September 28-30, 2000, Paper 025, with J.V. Carlis.

20. “Flowshops with Passing: Conditions Where Order Preserving Schedules do not Provide the Lowest Makespans in Three Machine Flowshops”, Proceedings of the Fifth IIE Research Conference, R.G. Askin, B. Bidanda, S. Jagdale, eds., Mpls, MN, May 18-20, 1996, pp. 129-134 (with Robert Meyer).

21. ”An Integrated Introduction to Simulation Using Deterministic Models, Queuing Results and Jackson Networks”, Proceeding of the 1992 SCS Western Simulation Multiconference on Simulation in Engineering Education, H. Vakilzadian, Editor, Jan. 20-22, Simulation Series Vol. 24, No. 2, Sponsored by SCS, ASEE and IEEE, pp. 235-239, (Invited Paper).*

22. “A Tutorial on SIMPLE-1: A User's Perspective”, Proceedings of the 1992 Simulation in Education for Business, Management and MIS and Simulation Languages and Software Tools, Edited by J. Hilber, et. al., Jan 20-22, 1992, Newport Beach, CA., pp. 98-102, (Invited paper).*

23. “Quantitative Modeling of Generic Business Strategies: The Significance of Strategy-Policy and Policy-Policy Relationships”, Proceedings of the 1992 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Nov. 22-24, 1992, San Francisco, CA, Sumichrast, R.T. and Rakes, T.R., eds, pp. 467-469, (with Kyle Korzenowski).

24. “The Design Process as Managing an Open System of Information”, Proceedings of the Third International ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Miami, FL, Sept. 22-25, 1991.

25. “Accelerating the Iterative Process in Design: An Experimental Evaluation of a Computer Based Expert Advisor”, Proceedings of the Third International ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Miami, FL, Sept. 22-25, 1992, (with Sylvia Stevenson).

26. “Evaluating the Assistance Provided by a Computer Based Expert Advisor Using Factorial Designs”, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Miami, FL, Nov. 24-26, 1991, (with Sylvia Stevenson).

27. “A Systems Dynamics Approach for Modeling and Evaluating Order Review Release Strategies”, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Miami, FL, Nov. 24-26, 1991, (with M.M. Vig and K. Dooley).

28. “Jackson Networks in Introductory OR/MS Courses: Many Insights for Little Marginal Effort,” Proceedings of the 1990 Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, May 2-4, 1990, pp. 196-198, Mpls, MN. *

29. “Investigating the Stability of a Vehicle-Dolly Transfer-Trailer Combination with Simulation,” Tools for the Simulationist, R. Nilsen, R. Huntsinger, eds., 1990 Eastern Multiconference, Society for Computer Simulations, Nashville, Tenn., April, 1990. (Invited paper.)

30. “Incorporating Analytical Expertise for Parameter Adjustments in Manufacturing Simulation,” Tools for the Simulationist, R. Nilson, R. Huntsinger, eds., 1990 Eastern Multiconference, Society for Computer Simulations, Nashville, Tenn., April, 1990. (Invited paper.)

31. “Designing Interactive Cellular Manufacturing Software,” Tools for the Simulationist, R. Nilsen, R. Huntsinger, eds., 1990 Eastern Multiconference, Society for Computer Simulations, Nashville, Tenn., April, 1990. (Invited paper, with M. Vig and K. Dooley.)

32. “Order Releasing and Due Date Assignment in Cellular Manufacturing,” Proceeding of the National Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA., 1990, pp. 1601-1603 (with F. Mahmoodi and K. Dooley).

33. “The Importance of Simulating Cell Activities to Computer Integrated Manufacturing,” Proceedings of AUTOFACT ‘88 Conference, October 31-November 2, 1988, Chicago, (with M. Vig and K. Dooley), pp. 13-1 to 13-18. Also published as SME technical Paper MS88-697.

34. “Development and Teaching an Operations Management/Industrial Engineering Course in Integrated Manufacturing Via Personal Computers,” Proceedings of the National Decision Science Institute, November 21-23, 1988, Las Vegas, with F. Mahmoodi), pp. 488-490.*

35. “A Comparison of Dynamic Scheduling Heuristics for Cellular Manufacturing,” Proceedings of the National Decision Sciences Institute, November 21-23, 1988, Las Vegas, (with F. Mahmoodi and K. Dooley), pp. 893-895.

36. “Expectations of Knowledge-Based Support for Mechanical Engineers,” Proceedings of the 1988 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, Second Annual Database Symposium, August 2-3 , 1988, San Francisco, (with J.V. Carlis).

37. “Improving Due Date Performance in Cellular Manufacturing,” Proceedings of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, May 3, 1988, (with F. Mahmoodi and K. Dooley).

38. “Structured Feedback: An Approach to Developing Knowledge of a System During Initial Model Development,” Proceedings of the 1987 Winter Simulation Conference, December 14-16, 1987, Atlanta, GA, pp. 954-961. (with T. Keenan)

39. “Teaching the ‘Integrated' Aspect of Integrated Manufacturing Systems,” Proceedings of the IBM ACIS conference, Boston, MA, July 27-30, 1987, pp. 311-324. (with F. Mahmoodi).*

40. “Simulating Schedule Recovery Strategies in Manufacturing Assembly Operations,” Proceedings of the 1986 Winter Simulation Conference, J.R. Wilson, et.al., eds., Washington D.C., December 1986, pp. 694-699, (with D.S. Skrien and R.M. Meyer).

41. “Application of Expert Systems Technology to the Modeling of Continuous Systems,” Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Simulation Languages, F.E. Cellier, Ed., San Diego, CA, January 1986, pp. 39-43, (with J.B. Anderson).

42. “Linear Programming Projects for Computer-Assisted Courses in Optimization,” Proceedings of the North Midwest Section Meeting, ASEE, October 1984, University of MN.*

43. “Zero Stability Sensitivity of Linear System Parameters Via Digraphs,” Proceedings of the Seventeenth IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, January 1979, pp. 529-533, (with J.P. Pouplard).

44. “A Tool for Community Decision Making in Waste Management,” Changing Energy Use Futures, Fazzolare, R.A., Smith, C.B., Eds., Vol. 3, Pergamon Press, 1979, (with R.P. Lewis).

45. “Energy-Materials Recovery From Solid Waste - Decision Model,” Changing Energy Use Futures, Fazzolare, R.A., Smith, C.B., Eds., Vol. 3, Pergamon Press, 1979, (with T. Abeles).

46. “A Regional Model to Assess Alternate Systems for Conversion of Crop Residues to Energy,” (with Dean W. Finn-Carlson), Proceedings of the IASTED Symposium on Simulation, Modeling, and Decision in Energy Systems, June 1-2, 1978, Montreal, Canada.

47. “Simulation of Socio-Economic Impacts of Alternate Export Industry Growth Patterns,” Proceedings of the 1975 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, July 21-23, 1975, San Francisco, pp. 1017-1028.

48. “Simulation of the Teaching/Research Mix on University Enrollment and Budget,” Proceedings of the 1975 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, July 21-23, San Francisco, pp. 1069-1087, (with Li Yen Shen).

49. “Optimization and the Design Process: Similarities, Differences and Needs,” Proceedings of the Fourth Applied Mechanisms Conference, November 3-5, 1975, Chicago.

50. “Dynamic Synthesis of Linkages: An Emerging Field”, ASME PAPER, 74-DET-64.

51. “Towards Technology Transfer: Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of Linkages for the Design Engineer”, Design Technology Transfer (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, October 5-9, 1974, New York), pp. 335-346, (with A.G. Erdman).

52. “Computer-Aided Design and Assessment of Solid Waste Energy Recovery Systems,” Proceedings of the AIIE 1974 Systems Engineering Conference, November 6-8, 1974, Minneapolis.

53. “Methods of Time Response,” Proceedings of the Third Applied Mechanism Conference, OSU, Stillwater, OK, November 1973.

C. Educational Materials

1. “Solar Vehicle Project: Mechanical Systems Notes”:, Revised Jan. 2002 (228 pages).

2. “Designing Stable Three Wheeled Vehicles With Applications to Solar Powered Racing Cars”, Invited Working Paper for Sunrayce Organizers for distribution to all teams, Oct. 1995, Revised May 1996.

3. ORSYSTEM User's Manual, Fall 1979, 141 pages (with J.P. Pouplard and D. Pierro).

4. “Time Response: A Basic Orientation,” Linkage Design Monographs, (A.H. Soni, Ed.) Paper No. 27, Final Report, NSF GK-36624, 1976.

5. “An Overview of the Complete Mechanism Design Process,” (with A.G. Erdman and W.L. Carson), Linkage Design Monographs, (A.H. Soni, Ed.) Paper No. 1, Final Report, NSF GS-36624, 1976.

D. Reports

1. “Sudden Loss of Control of Tow Dolly Combinations: A Critical Examination of Literature Regarding Pulse Steer Tests and Models,” Report to Robert E. Sweeney Co., LPA, Cleveland, OH, June 1998 (33 pages).

2. “Rollover Protection and Wheelchair Securement for Special Transportation Services”, Report No. MN/RC - 97/11, Published by Minnesota Department of Transportation, March 1997, (24 pages).

3. “Simulation of Process Design”, Final Report, Contract # IBM/340-793, IBM Corp. Rochester, MN, Sept. 13, 1995, 112 pages.

4. “A Simulation Based Decision Support System for Manufacturing,” Final Report, CDC Project 86M109, December 21, 1988, 129 pages.

5. “Development of a Manufacturing Simulation Model,” Final Report, CDC Project 85M106, April 21, 1988, 139 pages.

6. “Energy from Wind Powered Oscillators,” Final Report, DOE/DEFG02-79R510129, October 29, 1980, 44 pages.

7. “Application to the Lindenwold Rail System,” Ch. 4, pp. 70-113, in A Technique for the Reliability Allocation for Minimum Life-Cycle Coast in Transit Systems, Draft Final Report, DOT Contract DOT-UT-90012, July 1980.

8. SWEEP1 - (Solid Waste Energy Environmental Planning Model, Version 1) - Model Description and Program Manual, a Report to the Minnesota Énergy Agency, June 6, 1979, 96 pages (with R.P. Lewis).

9. “Socio-Economic and Environmental Implications of Copper-Nickel Development in Northeastern Minnesota,” Minnesota State Planning Agency, draft 1975.

10. “The Development and Assessment of Strategies for Firing Crop Residues in Minnesota,” Final Report, Center for the Study of the Physical Environment, December 1975, 85 pages, (with D. Finn-Carlson and C. Nachtsheim).

11. “Computer-Aided Design and Assessment of Solid Waste Systems: Model Description and Program Manual,” Hennepin County Solid Waste Energy and Resources Recovery Study under HUD Contract H-214R, January 1975, 138 pages, (with R. Lewis).

12. “The Influence of Incoming Signal Characteristics and System Transfer Properties upon the Fatigue Life of GMLS and Components,” FMC Corporation, Northern Ordinance Division, Report E-1291, September 17, 1971, 198 pages.