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David ChelidzeDavid Chelidze

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: 219 Fascitelli Engineering Building
Phone: 401.874.2356
Fax: 401.874.2355
Email: chelidze@uri.edu
Mailing Address: 260 Fascitelli Engineering Building
, 2 East Alumni Avenue, 
 Kingston, RI 02881 USA
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Professional Experience

  • Professor (07/2009 – present) Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island.
  • Visiting Professor (09/2014 – 06/2015) Mathematics Group, Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Associate Professor (07/2005 – 06/2009) Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island.
  • Assistant Professor (09/2000 – 06/2005) Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island.
  • Senior Engineer (04/2000 – 08/2000) Preschutti and Associates, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania.

Awards and Honors

  • Edmund and Dorothy Marshall Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, 2007. College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island.
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2003. For details see Funded Research Projects.
  • Diploma with Honors, 1992. Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • USSR/USA Presidential Student Exchange Fellowship, 1991–1992.
  • Academician Tavkhelidze Scholarship, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1989–1992. Awarded once in several years to the best student of the Mechanical Engineering Institute.

Research

  • Analytical and experimental nonlinear vibrations and dynamics
  • Vibration-based structural health monitoring
  • Dynamical systems perspective on fatigue evolution
  • Modal testing and analysis
  • Dynamics, control, and stability of engineered systems

The research goals are to synthesize knowledge from fields such as dynamical and stochastic systems, linear and nonlinear time series analysis, multivariate analysis, and estimation and filtering theory to develop and implement innovative techniques for modeling, simulation, control, diagnosis, and prognosis of engineered and biological systems.

To facilitate his research, Professor Chelidze oversees the Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory.

Education

  • Ph.D. - Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2000
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, 1995
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992

Recent Publications

  1. Gedikli E., Chelidze D., and Dahl J. Observed mode shape effects on the vortex-induced vibration of bending dominated flexible cylinders. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 81:399–417, 2018a. (doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.05.010) PDF
  2. Ilbeigi S. and Chelidze D. A new approach to model reduction of nonlinear control systems using smooth orthogonal decomposition. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 28:4367–4381, 2018. (doi: 10.1002/rnc.4238) PDF
  3. David Chelidze, 2017, Reliable Estimation of Minimum Embedding Dimension Through Statistical Analysis of Nearest Neighbors. Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 051024–12. PDF
  4. Shahab Ilbeigi and David Chelidze, 2017, Persistent model order reduction for complex dynamical systems using smooth orthogonal decomposition. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 96, pp. 125–138. (doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.04.005) PDF
  5. Son Hai Nguyen and David Chelidze, 2016, Dynamic Model for Fatigue Evolution in a Cracked Beam Subjected to Irregular Loading. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 139, No. 1, 014502. (6 pages, doi: 10.1115/1.4035112) PDF
  6. Son Hai Nguyen and David Chelidze, 2015, New invariant measures to track slow parameter drifts in fast dynamical systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 1207–1216, 2015. (doi: 10.1007/s11071-014-1737-y) PDF
  7. David B Segala and David Chelidze, 2014, Robust and dynamically consistent model order reduction for nonlinear dynamic systems. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 137, No. 2, 021011. (doi: 10.1115/1.4028470) PDF
  8. Michael Falco, Ming Liu, Son Hai Nguyen, and David Chelidze, 2014, A new fatigue testing rig based on inertial forces. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 136, No. 4, 041001. (doi: 10.1115/1.4027317) PDF
  9. Son Hai Nguyen, Mike Falco, Ming Liu, and David Chelidze., 2013, Different fatigue dynamics under statistically and spectrally similar deterministic and stochastic excitations. Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 81, No. 4, 0410004. (doi: 10.1115/1.4025138) PDF
  10. David Chelidze. “Smooth local subspace projection for nonlinear noise reduction.” Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 24(1):013121, 2014. (doi: 10.1063/1.4865754) PDF
  11. Segala, D.B., Gates, D.H., Dingwell, J.B., and Chelidze, D., 2011, “Nonlinear smooth orthogonal decomposition of kinematic features of sawing reconstructs muscle fatigue evolution as indicated by electromyography,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 133, 031009(1–10). (doi: 10.1115/1.4003320) PDF
  12. Kuehl, J. and Chelidze, D., 2010, “Identifying invariant manifold using phase space warping and stochastic interrogation,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 42–55. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2009.09.001) PDF
  13. Schiffman, J.M., Chelidze, D., Adams, A., Segala, D.B. and Hasselquis, L., 2009, “Nonlinear analysis of gait kinematics to track oxygen consumption in prolonged load carriage walking: a pilot study,” Journal of biomechanics, Vol. 42, No. 13, pp.2196–2199. (doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2009.06.011) PDF
  14. Song, M., Segala, D.B., Chelidze, D. and Dingwell, J.B., 2009, “Slow-time changes in human muscle fatigue are fully represented in movement kinematics,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 131, 021004(1–11). (doi:10.1115/1.3005177) PDF
  15. Liu, M. and Chelidze, D., 2008, “Atomic force microscope based on chaotic motion,”  International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 521–526. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2008.03.001) PDF
  16. Zhou, W. and Chelidze, D., 2008, “Generalized eigenvalue decomposition in time domain modal parameter identification,” Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp. 011001(1–6). (doi:10.1115/1.2775509) PDF
  17. Chelidze, D. and Liu, M., 2008, “Reconstructing slow-time dynamics from fast-time measurements,” Invited paper, Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A, Vol. 366, pp. 729–7445. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2124) PDF
  18. Zhou, W. and Chelidze, D., 2007, “Blind source separation based vibration modal identification,” Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 3072–3087. (doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2007.05.007) PDF
  19. Dingwell, J., Napolitano, D.F., and Chelidze, D., 2006, “A nonlinear approach to tracking slow-time-scale changes in movement kinematics,” Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 40, pp. 1629–1634. (doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.06.019) PDF
  20. Liu, M. and Chelidze, D., 2006, “Identifying damage using local flow variation method,” Smart Materials & Structures, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp.1830–1836. (doi:10.1088/0964-1726/15/6/037) PDF
  21. Chelidze, D. and Cusumano, J.P., 2006, “Phase Space Warping: Nonlinear Time Series Analysis for Slowly Drifting Systems,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol. 364, pp. 2495-–2513. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2006.1837) PDF
  22. Chelidze, D. and Liu, M., 2006, “Multidimensional damage identification based on phase space warping: an experimental study,” Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 46, No. 1-2, pp. 61–72. (doi:10.1007/s11071-005-9007-7) PDF
  23. Chelidze, D. and Zhou, W., 2006, “Smooth orthogonal decomposition based modal analysis,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 292, No. 3-5, pp. 461–473. (doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2005.08.006) PDF
  24. Chelidze, D. and Liu, M., 2005, “Dynamical Systems Approach to Fatigue Damage Identification,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 281, No. 3-5, pp. 887–904. (doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2004.02.017) PDF
  25. Chelidze, D., 2004, “Identifying Multidimensional Damage in a Hierarchical Dynamical System,” Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 307–322. (doi:10.1023/B:NODY.0000045546.02766.ad) PDF
  26. Chelidze, D., and Cusumano, J.P., 2004, “A Dynamical Systems Approach to Failure Prognosis,” Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 126, No. 1., pp. 1–7. (doi:10.1115/1.1640638) PDF
  27. Chelidze, D., Cusumano, J.P., and Chatterjee, A., 2002, “Dynamical Systems Approach to Damage Evolution Tracking, Part 1: Description and Experimental Application,” Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 250–257. (doi:10.1115/1.1456908) PDF
  28. Cusumano, J.P., Chelidze, D., and Chatterjee, A., 2002, “Dynamical Systems Approach to Damage Evolution Tracking, Part 2: Model-Based Validation and Physical Interpretation,” Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp.258–264. (doi:10.1115/1.1456907) PDF
  29. Chatterjee, A., Cusumano, J. P., and Chelidze, D., 2002, “Optimal Tracking of Parameter Drift in a Chaotic System: Experiment and Theory,” Journal of Sound & Vibration, Vol. 250, No. 5, pp. 877–901. (doi:10.1006/jsvi.2001.3963) PDF
IMG_2047

Postdoctoral Associate

Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering

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PhD Candidate

Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering

hewenxuan_li@my.uri.edu

Mike Falco

MS, 2011

Mechanical Engineering

David Segala

PhD, 2011

Mechanical Engineering

shahab

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

ilbeigi@uri.edu

David Chelidze

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering

401-874-2356 – chelidze@uri.edu

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