Dr. Murat Inalpolat

Dr. Murat Inalpolat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has more than a decade of experience in the areas of structural health monitoring; damage detection/diagnostics and prognostics; structural dynamics and acoustics; and signal processing — along with rotating machinery dynamics and noise. His most current research focuses on structural health monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics, and operational damage detection and identification. He also has extensive project experience working on aircraft- and rotorcraft-related projects obtained while working at the General Electric Global Research Center. He has been a reviewer for such publications as the Journal of Sound and Vibration; Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing; and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Inalpolat was previously awarded by CTI (Car Training Institute of Germany) the prestigious “Young Drive Experts” award based on his quality of the research. (Bio last updated 2015-07-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Murat Inalpolat

  • Impact of Indexing Errors on Spur Gear Dynamics (July 2015)
    A transverse-torsional dynamic model of a spur gear pair is employed to investigate the influence of gear tooth indexing errors on the dynamic response. With measured long-period quasi-static transmission error time traces as the primary excitation, the model predicts frequency-domain dynamic mesh force and dynamic transmission error spectra. The dynamic responses due to both deterministic and random tooth indexing errors are predicted.