Kim Stelson

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Kim Stelson

College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor,
Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Rm 311
111 Church Street SE





Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power

Sc. D. 1982, S. M. 1977, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. 1974, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Research Interests
  • Fluid power.
  • Fluid powered devices:
    • Energy efficient excavator.
    • Hydraulic hybrid passenger car.
    • Rescue bot.
    • Orthosis and fluid powered hand tools.

Research Group

Name: Hydraulic Power Transmission Lab
Location: ME 72


Selected Publications
  • Deppen, T. O., A. G. Alleyne, J. J. Meyer and K. A. Stelson, “Optimal Energy Use in a Light Weight Hydraulic Hybrid Passenger Vehicle,” to be published in Transactions of A.S.M.E., Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.
  • Wang, Y., Z. X. Sun and K. A. Stelson, “Modeling, Control and Experimental Validation of a Transient Hydrostatic Dynamometer,” I.E.E.E. Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 19, no. 6, Nov. 2011, pp. 1578-1586
  • Secord, T. W., K. A. Stelson, and S. C. Mantell, “Scaling Analysis and a Critical Thickness Criterion for Thermosetting Composites,” Transactions of ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, no. 1, Feb. 2011.
  • Stelson, K. A., “Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), A National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, United States,” Journal of the Japan Fluid Power Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 60-63.
  • Yu, X., R. Rajamani, K. A. Stelson and T. Cui, “Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Based Transparent Conductive Films using Layer-by-layer Technique,” Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 202, No. 10, Feb. 15 2008, pp. 2002-2007.