Emanuele Grossi

Emanuele Grossi, Ph.D.

Associate
Mechanical Engineering
Chicago - Downtown

Dr. Grossi has extensive experience in developing high-fidelity computational models for solving complex problems in the automotive, railroad, construction and mining, aerospace, and turbomachinery industries. The systems which he has investigated include internal combustion engines, electric motors, railroad vehicles transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT), containers partially filled with liquid, wheel loaders, mining trucks, rovers, and turbines. Dr. Grossi specializes in a variety of underlying disciplines, including solid and fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, durability analysis, and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) analysis. He has expertise in computational and analytical approaches, including computational dynamics, nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), mesh-free methods, and computer simulation using tools such as GT-SUITE, Ansys, Project Chrono, and Solidworks. Additionally, he has experience with various programming languages including MATLAB, FORTRAN, C++, and Python.

Before joining Exponent, Dr. Grossi worked as a Senior Project and Applications Engineer at Gamma Technologies, where he performed multi-physics engine simulations, focusing on cranktrains, valvetrains, transmissions, timing, and auxiliary drives. During this time, Dr. Grossi also provided technical consulting services for engine assembly lines. Prior to those engagements, Dr. Grossi was a Multibody Dynamics Intern at Caterpillar in the Virtual Product Development team, where he analyzed mining and construction machines, including wheel loaders and off-highway trucks.

Dr. Grossi completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His doctoral research focused on the development of liquid sloshing algorithms for multibody system dynamics. This research has found applications in the transportation of hazardous materials both over the road and on rail with broader impact on operational guidelines, safety, and accident reconstruction. As part of his M.S. thesis, Dr. Grossi worked on the forced response of a turbine bladed disk.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, 2014
  • National Science Foundation, Non-Academic Research Internship Supplemental Funding, 2018

    Honors Student, Alta Scuola Politecnica, 2015-2016

    Honorable Mention at the Italian Mathematics Olympics, 2013

LANGUAGES

  • Italian

Publications

Shabana AA, Desai CJ, Grossi E, Patel M. Generalization of the strain-split method and evaluation of the nonlinear ANCF finite elements. Acta Mechanica 2020; 231:1365-1376.

Grossi E. Development of continuum-based liquid sloshing algorithms for multibody system dynamics. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2019.

Grossi E, Desai CJ, Shabana AA. Development of geometrically accurate continuum-based tire models for virtual testing. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 2019; 14(12):121006.

Grossi E, Shabana AA. Deformation basis and kinematic singularities of constrained systems. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines 2019; 47(6):659-679.

Grossi E, Shabana AA. Analysis of high-frequency ANCF modes: Navier-Stokes physical damping and implicit numerical integration. Acta Mechanica 2019; 230(7):2581-2605.

Atif MM, Chi SW, Grossi E, Shabana AA. Evaluation of breaking wave effects in liquid sloshing problems: ANCF/SPH comparative study. Nonlinear Dynamics 2019; 97(1):45-62.

Grossi E, Shabana AA. ANCF analysis of the crude oil sloshing in railroad vehicle systems. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2018; 433:493-516.

Grossi E, Shabana AA. Verification of a total Lagrangian ANCF solution procedure for fluid-structure interaction problems. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification 2017; 2(4):041001.

Gastaldi C, Grossi E, Berruti TM. On the choice of contact parameters for the forced response calculation of a bladed disk with underplatform dampers. Journal of the Global Power and Propulsion Society 2017; 1:1-15.

Grossi E. Calculation of the forced response of a turbine bladed disk with underplatform dampers. M.S. Thesis, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Presentations

Grossi E. Analysis of nonlinear crude oil sloshing effects on railroad vehicle dynamics using ANCF finite elements. Presentation, 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, Illinois, 2018.

Prior Experience

Senior Project and Applications Engineer, Gamma Technologies, 2019-2020

Technical Consultant, 2019-2020

Multibody Dynamics Intern, Caterpillar Inc., 2019

Academic Appointments

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2016-2019

  • Teaching Assistant, Computer Aided Analysis of Multibody Systems
  • Teaching Assistant, Railroad Vehicle Dynamics
  • Teaching Assistant, Dynamic Systems and Control
  • Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Vibration Theory
  • Teaching Assistant, Engineering Dynamics
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Additional Information

Additional Education Training

National Science Foundation, Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, 2017

I-Corps enables the transformation of invention to impact. The curriculum integrates scientific inquiry and industrial discovery in an inclusive, data-driven culture driven by rigor, relevance, and evidence. Through I-Corps training, researchers can reduce the time to translate a promising idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Peer Reviewer

International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility

Multibody System Dynamics

Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics

International Journal of Vehicle Performance

Journal of Marine Science and Technology

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, 2014
  • National Science Foundation, Non-Academic Research Internship Supplemental Funding, 2018

    Honors Student, Alta Scuola Politecnica, 2015-2016

    Honorable Mention at the Italian Mathematics Olympics, 2013

LANGUAGES

  • Italian