Kenneth E. Lulay, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Portland

Areas of Expertise:
    Manufacturing processes (fabrication and assembly of aluminum, titanium, and composites)
    Nondestructive inspection and testing (ultrasonic, infrared thermography)
    Failure analysis
    Data acquisition and analysis
    Finite Element Analysis
    Design of Experiments
    Materials science and mechanics of materials

Professional Experience
     University of Portland , Portland, Oregon; (Assistant Prof. 1998-2004, Associate Prof. 2004-Present)
     The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington (Manufacturing R&D Engineer)
          Assembly Technology, Commercial Airplanes Group; 1995-1998
          Nondestructive Evaluation R&D, Commercial Airplanes Group; 1994-1995
          Measurement & Test Development, Defense & Space Group; 1990-1994
     Hyster Company, Portland, Oregon (Design Engineer); 1984-1987

   University of Washington, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, June 1990.
       Dissertation:  The Effect of Cooling on the Flow Strength of Metal Matrix Composites
       Funding:  Alcan International Ltd.
      Advisor:  Professor Minoru Taya
  University of Portland, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, May 1987
  University of Portland, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, May 1984

   Licensed Professional Engineer, Washington State
   U.S. Patent 6,014,804; Low voltage electromagnetic process and apparatus for controlled riveting (Lulay and Kostenick).  Nominated for the The Boeing Company 1999 Special Invention Award for demonstrating Technical Excellence and Significant Value.
   U.S. Patent 6,176,000; Low voltage electromagnetic process for controlled riveting (Lulay and Kostenick)
   U.S. Patent 6,446,319; Low voltage electromatnetic process and apparatus for controlled riveting (Lulay and Kostenick).
   Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Publications, Proceeding, etc.

K. Lulay, Bart Rylander, "Truss Design Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms", Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2003.

K. Lulay, K. Khan, D. Chaaya, "The Effect of Cryogenic Treatments on 7075 Aluminum Alloy", ASM Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol 11, No. 5, October 2002.

Ken Lulay, "Teaching Design of Experiments to Undergraduates using Deterministic Equations", American Society of Engineering Education, Pacific NW Spring Meeting, April 12, 2002.

Ken Lulay, "Developing the Ability to Design, Conduct and Analyze an Experiment", American Society of Engineering Education, Pacific NW Spring Meeting, April 12, 2002.

K. Lulay, "Simulation of Digital Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW", Computers in Education Journal, Port Royal, VA, Oct-Dec 2001.

P. G. Kostenick, and K. E. Lulay, "Interactive Three Dimensional Graphical Presentation of Analysis of Variation Results", Proceedings of the Western Users of SAS Software, San Francisco, pp. 523-525, California, September 2001.

K. E. Lulay, P. G. Kostenick, G. E. Georgeson, "X-ray Computed Tomography for Verification of Rivet Installation Assessment Techniques", Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Aerofast, 1998.

K. Lulay, "Development of an Apertured-Confocal Acoustic Microscope", Rev. of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 15B, pp. 2023-2029, 1996.

K. Lulay, and M. Safai, "Optimizing Thermographic NDT using Finite Element Analysis", Thermosense XVI, SPIE Vol. 2245, pp. 106-110, 1994.

M. Taya, K. Lulay, and D. Lloyd, "Strengthening of a Particulate Metal Matrix Composite by Quenching", Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 39, No. 1, 1991.

M. Taya, K. Lulay, and D. Lloyd, "Strengthening Mechanisms of Particulate MMC's with various types of Fillers", Morris E. Fine Symposium, ed. P. D. Liaw, et al., pp. 153-164, 1991.

M. Taya, K. Lulay, K. Wakashima, and D. Lloyd, "Bauschinger Effect in Particulate SiC-6061 Aluminum Composites", Materials Science and Engineering, A124, 1990.

REPORTS (Boeing)

K. Lulay, Computer Modeling to Determine Optimal Laser Energy and Travel Speed for Defect Detection in Diffusion Bonded Titanium, Report for The Boeing Company, April 2000.

K. Lulay, P. Kostenick, Low Voltage Electromagnetic Riveting Main Effects Designed Experiment, MDR 666-622-1, 1997

K. Lulay, Mechanical Properties and Friction Coefficients at Electromagnetic Riveting Strain Rates, MDR 666-622, 1997.

K. Lulay, Gap Mitigation for Low Voltage Electromagnetic Riveting, Metals Technology Exchange Seminar, 1997.

K. Lulay, Determination of Dynamic Friction Coefficient between a Rivet and Hole, Materials Properties and Modeling of High Speed Machining Processes Seminar, 1996.

K. Lulay, Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding Inspection Techniques, OTDR XU402C-1, 1995.

K. Lulay, Sleeve Cold Working Titanium Lugs (A Practical Application of a Theoretical Analysis), OTDR 9-23003-93.1, 1993.

L. Deobald, K. Lulay, J. Linn, Upgrade of the Blade and Fillet Robotic Ultrasonic Inspection System, OTDR 9-02036-93, 1993.

K. Lulay, Through-Hole Inspection for Solder Plated Electronics Boards, OTDR 9-02037-93, 1993.

L. Deobald, K. Lulay, J. Linn, Inspection of the Sine Wave Spar by Multiple Transducer Through Transmission Ultransonics, OTDR 9-02029-93.1, 1993.

K. Lulay, Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding - Die Dimensional Effects on Bond Quality, QADR 9-4800-92-IRAD.22-1, 1992.

K. Lulay, Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding - Nondestructive Bond Line Inspection, QADR 9-4800-92-IRAD.2-2, 1992.

K. Lulay, Hand Held Ultrasonic Radius Inspection Tool for Composites Parts, QADR 9-4800-92-28.17-1, 1992

K. Lulay, Ultrasonic Wave Form Analysis for Composites Parts, QADR 9-4800-92-28.17-2, 1992.


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