Chris Riedel joined Lawrence Technological University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Wayne State University, all in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of interest and expertise are dynamics, vibrations, and applied mechanics. His industrial experience includes working for Yazaki EDS Engineering as a design engineer and TRW Vehicle Safety Systems as a technician.
Dr. Riedel is the Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) MiniBaja competition and is a co-advisor for both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and SAE student chapters at Lawrence Tech.
Dr. Riedel is a member of several engineering societies and technical committees. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He also regularly reviews papers for journals and conferences and has done consulting in the areas of mechanical design and finite element analysis.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2000
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 1995
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University, 1991
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, LTU, 2006-present
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, LTU, 2000-2006
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, LTU, 1999-2000
Pape, M., McGuire, J. P., Pastor, G., and Riedel, C., “Finite Element Validation of a Cast Iron Die Shoe,” International Deep-Drawing Research Group (IDDRG) Annual Conference, Golden, Colorado, June 1-3, 2009.
Brusoe, M., Pensar, Z., and Riedel C., “Improvement of an LS-DYNA Fuel Delivery Module Crash Simulation,” Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, Michigan, April 2008, paper number 2008-01-02053.
Kang, B. and Riedel C., “Wave Motion in a Planar Curved Beam,” 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV15), Daejeon, Korea, July 6-10, 2008.
Jawad, B. A., Riedel, C. H. and Wood, J., “Effect of Temperature on Weld Strength in Chrome Moly Space Frames,” Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Motorsports Engineering Conference & Exposition, Dearborn, Michigan, December 2006, paper number 2006-01-3648.
Riedel, C. H. and Kang, B., “Free Vibration of Elastically Coupled Dual-Span Curved Beams,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2006, Vol. 290, pp. 820-838.
Gesch, E., Tan, M., and Riedel C. H., “Brake Squeal Suppression Through Structural Design Modifications,” Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition, Traverse City, Michigan, May 16-19, 2005, paper number 2005-01-2311.
Minter, A., Chedid, E., Jawad, B. and Riedel, C., “Physical Testing Versus FEA for a Space Frame,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Marina Del Rey, California, March 1-3 2004.
Design of Machine Elements
Finite Element Analysis
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Theory of Plates and Shells
Mechanical Vibrations II