About Ashok Midha

Education

  • Univ Of Minnesota Twin Cities, Doctor of Philosophy, 1977

Ashok Midha

Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
186 Toomey Hall

573-341-4298 | midha@mst.edu

Education

  • Univ Of Minnesota Twin Cities, Doctor of Philosophy, 1977

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1997-date)
- Chair, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1997-date)
- Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1989-1997)
- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1983-1989)
- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (1982-1983)
- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (1978-1982)
- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University (1977-1978)

Non-Academic Positions:

Mechanical Engineer, FluiDyne Engineering Corporation, Minneapolis, MN (1976-1977)

Professional Activities:

- Associate Editor (1992-date), Journal of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics.
- Feature Editor (1982-date), Mechanism and Machine Theory, the journal of IFToMM - The International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms.
- Member (1995-1999), Commission A: Standards for Terminology, International Federation for Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM).
- Acting Technical Editor (June-August, 1988), ASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design.
- Associate Editor (1985-1988), ASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design.

Research

Research interests

Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.

Publications

Selected Journal Publications
  • A. Midha, L. L. Howell, T. W. Norton, "Limit positions of compliant mechanisms using the pseudo-rigid-body
    model concept," Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 (2000) 99-115.
  • B. A. Salamon, and A. Midha, "An introduction to mechanical advantage in compliant mechanisms,"
    Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, 120 (1998) 1-5.
  • B. A. Salamon and A. Midha, "An introduction to mechanical advantage in compliant mechanisms,"
    ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 120 (1998) 311-315.
  • L. L. Howell, A. Midha and T. W. Norton, "Evaluation of equivalent spring stiffness for use in a pseudo-rigid-body
    model of large-deflection compliant mechanisms," ASME Journal of
    Mechanical Design, 118 (1996) 126-131.
  • L. L. Howell and A. Midha, "A loop-closure theory for the analysis and synthesis of compliant
    mechanisms," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 118 (1996) 121-125.
  • M. D. Murphy, A. Midha and L. L. Howell, "The topological synthesis of compliant mechanisms," Mechanism and
    Machine Theory, 31 (1996) 185-199.
  • L. L. Howell and A. Midha, "Parametric deflection approximations for end-loaded, large-deflection
    beams in compliant mechanisms," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 117
    (1995) 156-165.
  • K. Farhang, and A. Midha, "Steady-state response of periodically time-varying linear systems, with
    application to an elastic mechanism," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design,
    117 (1995) 633-639.
  • A. I. Mahyuddin, A. Midha and A. K. Bajaj, "Evaluation of parametric vibration and stability of flexible cam-follower
    systems," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 116 (1994) 291-297.
  • A. I. Mahyuddin and A. Midha, "Influence of varying cam profile and follower motion event types on
    parametric vibration and stability of flexible cam-follower systems," ASME
    Journal of Mechanical Design, 116 (1994) 298-305.
  • A. Midha, T. W. Norton and L. L. Howell, "On the nomenclature, classification, and abstractions of compliant
    mechanisms," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 116 (1994) 270-279.
  • J. G. Jenuwine and A. Midha, "Synthesis of single-input and multiple-output port mechanisms with
    springs for specified energy absorption," ASME Journal of Mechanical
    Design, 116 (1994) 937-943.

Awards and recognition

Awards

Honors and Awards
  • ASME Mechanisms Committee Award, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, GA 1998
  • South Pointing Chariot Award for 1996-1997, 4th National Applied Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, OH 1995
  • IPC-8 Committee Prize Paper Award, Eighth International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering, The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc., Japan 1995
  • Mechanical Design Contributor to the Category A - Second Prize Winners, 3rd International Plastics Design Competition, Finland 1993
  • Recipient of the Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. (MDI) Software Award, 22nd Biennial ASME Mechanisms Conference, AZ 1992

Course information

Distance courses

2020 Fall Semester
2020 Spring Semester