Emanuele Grossi

Emanuele Grossi, Ph.D.

Associate
Mechanical Engineering
Chicago - Downtown
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Dr. Grossi specializes in the performance evaluation and failure analysis of mechanical systems in various industries, but primarily in rail, mining, automotive, and industrial piping. He often relies upon computer simulations and physical testing to perform engineering investigations of industrial machines and mechanical components (including valves, fittings, hoses, and pipes). As a certified vibration analyst, Dr. Grossi is qualified to diagnose machine faults based on the analysis of vibration data. Leveraging his experience with a wide range of machines and products, Dr. Grossi also assists clients with machine safety investigations and intellectual property assessments.

Railroad

Dr. Grossi performs mechanical integrity assessments of railcar structures. As examples, he has analyzed railcars that transport hazardous material, hopper cars with corroded structure, and the derailment susceptibility of maintenance of way vehicles. Dr. Grossi also frequently performs stress calculations using finite element analysis (FEA) and investigates derailment and vehicle rollover events using multibody dynamics computer simulations.

Mining

Dr. Grossi performs engineering evaluations related to the mechanical performance of heavy machinery including excavators, haul trucks, wheel loaders, and surface miners. Dr. Grossi worked at Caterpillar, where he performed design evaluation and multibody dynamics analysis of a wide range of heavy machines. Dr. Grossi is Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 trained.

Automotive

Dr. Grossi investigates vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks, buses, electric scooters, and passenger cars. He has performed mechanical analysis of vehicle components, including certain aspects of internal combustion engines, electric motors, and tires. During his employment at Gamma Technologies, Dr. Grossi analyzed the mechanical performance of several engine architectures, with major focus on balance, vibration and bearing analysis.

Industrial Piping

Dr. Grossi is experienced in investigating the failure of industrial piping and process systems including valves, pumps, compressors, couplers, hoses, water heaters and storage tanks. He has specific experience in the analysis of complex piping systems affected by fluid-induced vibration and water hammer phenomena.

Machine Safety

Dr. Grossi consults with clients on machine safety investigations, often involving worker injuries or fatalities. Some of the machines he has investigated include industrial lathes, milling machines, various CNC machine tools, and automatic doors. Dr. Grossi is well-versed in CNC programming languages.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2016
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, 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

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Vibration Analyst, Category II per ISO 18436-2, #2004-5945A

OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification, # 5067_1720118

MSHA Part 46 New Miner Certification

Machinery and Machine Guarding Training, Northern Illinois University, National Safety Education Center

LANGUAGES

  • Italian
  • English

Publications

Giachetti, R.S. and Grossi, E. Brief Review of the Self-Tightening, Left-Handed Thread. International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 2021; 15(4):175-179.

Samarini, E., Shabana, A.A., Grossi, E. and Somà, A. Integration of geometry and analysis for the study of continuum-based airless tyres of planetary wheeled robots. International Journal of Vehicle Performance 2020; 6(4):446-480.

Zhang, D., Grossi, E. and Shabana, A.A. Performance Evaluation of ANCF Tetrahedral Elements in the Analysis of Liquid Sloshing. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification 2020; 5(3):031003.

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. Development of Geometrically Accurate Finite Element Tire Models for Virtual Prototyping and Durability Investigations. Presentation, The Tire Society 39th Annual Meeting and Conference, 2020.

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

Multibody Dynamics Intern, Caterpillar Inc., 2019

Academic Appointments

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

Teaching Assistant in several engineering courses: Computer Aided Analysis of Multibody Systems, Railroad Vehicle Dynamics, Dynamic Systems and Control, Vibration Theory, Engineering Dynamics, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Vibration Institute (VI)

Tire Society

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Additional Information

Additional Education Training

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

According to the National Science Foundation website, “The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges. 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
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2016
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, 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

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Vibration Analyst, Category II per ISO 18436-2, #2004-5945A

OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification, # 5067_1720118

MSHA Part 46 New Miner Certification

Machinery and Machine Guarding Training, Northern Illinois University, National Safety Education Center

LANGUAGES

  • Italian
  • English