School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

Randy J. Gu, Ph.D.

Headshot of Randy J. Gu

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
(248) 370-2235
gu@oakland.edu

Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo


Teaching

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Finite Element Method

Research

  • Finite Element Applications
  • Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Experimental/Theoretical Studies of Contact Problems
  • Material Behavior Modeling
  • Inverse Problems

“Mathematically formulating engineering problems involving both theoretical foundation and experimental measurements and developing numerical algorithm to solve such problems.” -Randy Gu, 2013

Selected Publications

  1. Wenjing Wang, Randy Gu, “Buckling Analysis of Structures under Com- bined Loading with Acceleration Forces”, Structural Engineering and Me- chanics, An International Journal, Vol. 52, No. 5 (2014) 1051-106

  2. J. Song and R. J. Gu, “A Finite Element Based Methodology for Inverse Problem of Determining Contact Forces Using Measured Displacements,” Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, , 1-15, Dec. 2011.

  3. R. J. Gu, M. Shillor, G. Barber, and T. C. Jen, “Thermal Analysis of Grind- ing Processes,” Math and Computer Modelling, 39/9-10, pp. 991-1003, May 2004.

  4. R. Ranganathan, Y. L. Lee, R. J. Gu, “A Methodology for Fatigue Life Prediction of Notched Plates Including Stress Gradient Effects,” Int. J. of Material and Product Technology, pp. 539-554, v21, n6, 2004.

  5. Design Method Using Knowledge-Based Optimization, Inventors: Oriet, Teng, and R. Gu, United States Patent: 7,181,372, March 4, 2004.

  6. R. J. Gu, P. Murty, and Q. Zheng, “Use of Penalty Variable in Finite Ele- ment Analysis of Contacting Objects,” Computers & Structures, pp. 2449- 2459, v. 80 (31), Dec. 2002.