Faculty + Staff

 Chris Riedel
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Chris Riedel

Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Department Chair and Associate Professor


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

Courses and Advising

  • Director, Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering program
  • EME 3043 - Dynamics
  • EME 4003 - Design of Machine Elements
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Theory of Plates and Shells
  • Mechanical Vibrations II

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Activities and Service

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member,Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


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