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Refereed Journal Papers

2017

[J136] Li, B., Yang, X., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Ma, Z., In-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model-Part 1: Model Development and Validation, (accepted) Tire Science and Technology.

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[J135] Zhu, H., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Feng, X., A Novel Air Spring Dynamic Model with Pneumatic Thermodynamics, Effective Friction and Viscoelastic Damping, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 408, 2017, 87-104.

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[J134] Hou, J., Rajmohan, R., Fang, D., Al-Khalil, K., Yang, J., Westney, W., Grund, C., and O'Boyle, M., Mirror Neuron Activation of Musicians and Non-musicians in Response to Motion Captured Piano Performances, Brain and Cognition, Vol. 115, 2017, 47-55.

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[J133] Zhu, H., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Feng, X., and Ma, Z., Nonlinear Dynamic Model of Air Spring with a Damper for Vehicle Ride Comfort, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 89, Issue 2, 2017, 1545-1568.

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[J132] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I.H., and Haddas, R., Finite Element Method-Based Study for Effect of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis on the Spinal Vibration Characteristics, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 84, 2017, 53-58.

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[J131] Li, B., Yang, X., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Ma, Z., Parameter Identification of In-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model Based on Static Load-Deflection Data: Some Insights, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, 180-197.

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[J130] Pati, D., Valipoor, S., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Freier, P., Harvey, T.E., and Lee, J., Physical Design Factors Contributing to Patient Falls, (in press) Journal of Patient Safety.

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[J129] Gragg, J., Klose, E., and Yang, J., Modeling the Stochastic Nature of the Available Coefficient of Friction at Footwear-Floor Interfaces, Ergonomics, Vol. 60, No. 7, 977-984, 2017.

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[J128] Xu, M., Yang, J., Haddas, R., and Lieberman, I.H., Lumbar Spine Finite Element Model for Healthy Subjects: Development and Validation, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 1-20, 2017.

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[J127] Ma, Z., Ji, X., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., State Estimation in Roll Dynamics for Commercial Vehicles, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 55, Issue 3, 2017, 313-337.

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2016

[J126] Haddas, R., Yang, J., and Lieberman, I.H., Effects of Volitional Spine Stabilization on Lifting Task in Recurrent Low Back Pain Population, European Spine Journal, Volume 25, Issue 9, 2016, 2833-2841.

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[J125] Xiang, Y., MacKugler, G., Kim, J., and Yang, J., Human Stair Ascent and Descent Simulation Using a Hybrid Optimization Formulation, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 31, Issue 4, 2016, 4548-4559.

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[J124] Ma, Z., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., Velocity and Normal Tire Force Estimation for Heavy Trucks Based on Multibody Dynamics Simulation Considering the Road Slope Angle, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 54, Issue 2, 2016, 137-167.

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[J123] Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Pati, D., and Valipoor, S., Experimental Identification of Potential Falls in Older Adult Hospital Patients, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 49, Issue 7, 2016, 1016-1020.

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[J122] Westney, W., Grund, C.M., Yang, J., Cloutier, A., Latimer, J., O’Boyle, M., Fang, D., and Hou, J., The Pedagogical Value of “Enjoyment” in the Classical Piano Studio, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) e-Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2016, 2-21.

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[J121] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Predicting the Probability of Slip in Gait: Methodology and Distribution Study, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 19(1), 2016, 93-100.

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2015

[J120] Westney, W., Grund, C., Latimer, J., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., and O’Boyle, Hou, J., and Fang, D., Musical Embodiment and Perception: Performances, Avatars and Audiences, Special Issue: Music and Meaning, Signata-Annals of Semiotics, No. 6, 2015, 353-381.

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[J119] Haddas, R., Yang, J., and Sizer, P., Effects of Gender and Recurrent Low Back Pain on Lifting Style, Central Europe Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 3, 15-28, 2015.

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[J118] Ozsoy, B., Ji, X., Yang, J., Gragg, J., and Howard, B., Simulated Effect of Driver and Vehicle Interaction on Vehicle Interior Layout, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 48, 2015, 11-20.

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[J117] Xu, M., Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Estimating the Dead Space Volume between a Headform and N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator using Microsoft Kinect, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 12, No. 8, 2015, 538-546.

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[J116]  Zhang, W., Ma, Z., Jin, A., Yang, J., and Zhang, Y., An Improved Human Biodynamic Model Considering the Interaction between Feet and Ground, SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicle, 8(1):2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0612.

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[J115] Cloutier, A., Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Sensitivity Analysis of Achieving Seated Reach Tasks with Human Joint Angle and Link Length Uncertainty, Robotica, Vol. 33, Issue 3, 2015, 498-512.

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[J114] Long, J., Yang, J., Lei, Z., and Liang, D., Simulation-Based Assessment for Construction Helmets, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 18(1), 2015, 24-37.

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2014

[J113] Lei, Z., Ji, X., Li, N., Yang, J., Zhuang, Z., and Rottach, D., Effect of Head Movement on Contact Pressure between Respirators and Headforms: Part 2-Simulation, The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Vol. 58, Number 9, 2014, 1186-1199.

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[J112] Lei, Z., Ji, X., Li, N., Yang, J., Zhuang, Z., and Rottach, D., Effect of Head Movement on Contact Pressure between Respirators and Headforms: Part 1-Headform Model and Validation, The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Vol. 58, Number 9, 2014, 1175-1185.

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[J111] Li, B., Yang, X., Yang, J., Tire Model Application and Parameter Identification-A Literature Review, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars-Mechanical System, 7(1), 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-0872.

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[J110] Pena-Pitarch, E., Falguera, N.T., and Yang, J., Virtual Human Hand: Model and Kinematics, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 17(5), 568-579, 2014.

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[J109] Lei, Z., Yang, J., and Zhuang, Z., A Novel Algorithm for Determining Contact Area between a Respirator and Headform, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 11, No. 4, 227-237, 2014.

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[J108] Howard, B., Yang, J., and Ozsoy, B., Optimal Posture and Supporting Hand Force Prediction for Common Automobile Assembly One-Hand Tasks, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 021009 (Mar 12, 2014).

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2013

[J107] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Respirator Fit Evaluation-A Pilot Study, Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection, Vol. 30, No. 2, 105-115, 2013.

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[J106] Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Design, Control, and Sensory Feedback of Externally-Powered Hand Prosthesis: A Literature Review, Critical Review in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 41, Issue 2, 2013, 161-181.

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[J105] Gragg, J., Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Optimization-Based Posture Reconstruction for Digital Human Models, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 66, Issue 1, 2013, 125-132.

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[J104] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Digital Human Forward Kinematic and Dynamic Reliabilities, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 135, Issure 7, 2013, 071008 (10 pages).

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[J103] Yang, J., Howard, B., Cloutier, A., and Domire, J.Z., Vertical Ground Reaction Forces for Given Human Standing Posture with Uneven Terrains: Prediction and Validation, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2013, 225-234.

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[J102] Lei, Z., Yang, J., Zhuang, Z., and Roberge, R., Simulation and Validation of Respirator Faceseal Leaks Using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Infrared Imaging, The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2013, 493-506.

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[J101] Zou, Q., and Yang, J., Motion Synthesis for a Digital Pregnant Woman Multibody System, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 28, Issue 2, 2013, 192-202.

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[J100] Yang, G., Yang, J., Qiang, C., Ge, J., and Chen, Q., Natural Frequencies of a Cantilever Beam and Block System with Clearance While Block Staying on Given Positions, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013, 262-275.

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[J99] Gragg, J., Yang, J., Cloutier, A., and Pena-Pitarch E., Effect of Link Length Determination on Posture Reconstruction, Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 44, Issue 1, 2013, 93-100.

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[J98] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Layered Pentahedral Mesh Generation for Biomechanical Geometries with Unclosed Surfaces, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013, 231-245.

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[J97] Griffin, B., and Yang, J., Design and Analysis of a Novel Hip Joint for Earpiece-less Eyeglass Frame, International Journal of Design, Engineering, and Technology, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2013, 158-177.

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2012
[J96] Gragg, J., Howard, B., Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Joint Discomfort Human Performance Measure for Driver Posture Prediction: Some Insights, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 3, Nos. 3/4, 235-275, 2012.

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[J95] Powelson, T., and Yang, J., Literature Review of Prosthetics for Transtibial Amputees, International Journal of Biomechantronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol.2, No.1, 2012, pp.50 – 64.

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[J94] Howard, B., Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Physics-Based Seated Posture Prediction for Pregnant Women and Validation Considering Ground and Seat Pan Contacts, Transactions of ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol 134, Issue 7, 2012, 071004-1-10.

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[J93] Zou, Q., Zhang, Q., Yang, J., Cloutier, A., and Pena-Pitarch, E., Nonlinear Inverse Optimization Approach for Determining the Weights of Objective Function in Standing Reach Tasks, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 63, Issue 4, 2012, 791-801.

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[J92] Howard, B., and Yang, J., A New Stability Criterion for Human Seated Tasks with Given Postures, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2012, 1250015 (24 pages).

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J91] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Calculating Support Reaction Forces in Physics-Based Seated Posture Prediction for Pregnant Women,International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2012, 247-260.

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[J90] Lei, Z., Yang, J., and Zhuang, Z., Human Face and N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Interaction: Contact Pressure Simulation and Validation, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2012, 46-58.

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[J89] Zou, Q., Zhang, Q. Yang, J., and Gragg, J., An Inverse Optimization Approach for Determining Weights of Joint Displacement Objective Function for Upper Body Kinematic Posture Prediction, Robotica, Vol. 30, Issue 2, 2012, 389-404.

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[J88] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Howard, B., Hybrid Method for Driver Accommodation Using Optimization-Based Digital Human Models, Computer Aided Design, Vol. 44, Issue 1, 2012, 29-39.

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[J87] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Methodology for Simulating Air Leakages of an N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator-A Pilot Study, Computer Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2012, 43-53.
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2011
[J86] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Effect of Obesity on Seated Posture Inside a Vehicle Based on Digital Human Models, SAE International Journal of Material and Manufacturing, Vol. 4, No. 1, 516-526, 2011.
        
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[J85] Ozsoy, B., Yang, J., Howard, B., Domire, Z., and Boros, R., Direct Optimization-Based Planar Human Vertical Jumping Simulation, International Journal of Human Factors Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 2, No. 1/2, 2011, 46-66.
       
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[J84] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Long, J., Optimization-Based Approach for Determining the Driver Seat Adjustment Range for Vehicles, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 57, Nos. 2/3, 2011, 148-161.
       
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[J83] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Xiang, Y., Yang, J., and Arora, J., Concurrent Motion Planning and Reaction Load Distribution for Redundant Dynamic Systems under External Holonomic Constraints, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 88, Issue 1, 47-65, 2011.
       
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[J82] Dai, J., Yang, J., and Zhuang, Z., Sensitivity Analysis of Important Parameters Affecting Contact Pressure between a Respirator and a Headform, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 41, Issue 3, 2011, 268-279.
       
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[J81] Mi, Z., Yang, J., Kim, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Determining the Initial Configuration of Uninterrupted Redundant Manipulator Trajectories in a Manufacturing Environment, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 2011, 22-32.
       
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[J80] Yang, J., Marler, T., and Rahmatalla, S., Multi-Objective Optimization-Based Method for Kinematic Posture Prediction: Development and Validation, Robotica, Vol. 29, Issue 2, 2011, 245-253.
       
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2010
[J79]
Yang, J., and Kim, J., Static Joint Torque Determination of a Human Model for Standing and Seating Tasks Considering Balance, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2010, 031005-1-9.
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[J78] Johnson, R.,
Yang, J., and Long, J., Finger Reach Envelope Using the Marching Cube Method, International Journal of Human Factors Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010, 321-338.
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[J77]
Yang, J., Feng, X., Kim, J., and Rajulu, S., Review of Biomechanical Models of Human Shoulder Complex, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010, 271-293.
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[J76] Lei, Z., Yang, J., Zhuang, Z., Contact Pressure Study of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators Using Finite Element Method, Computer Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 7, Issue 6, 2010, 847-861.
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[J75] Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Yang, J., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Dynamic Motion Planning of Overarm Throw for a Biped Human Multibody System, Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1-24, 2010.
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[J74] Yang, J., and Dai, J., Simulation-Based Assessment of Rear Effect to Ballistic Helmet Impact, Computer Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 7, No. 1, 59-73, 2010.
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[J73] Zhao, Y., Liu, Z., Cai, L., Yang, W., Yang, J., and Luo, Z., Study of Control for Automated Clutch of AMT Vehicle Based on Rapid Control Prototyping, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 224, No. 4, 475-488, 2010.
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[J72] Xiang, Y., Chung, H.J., Kim, H.J., Bhatt, R., Marler, R.T., Rahmatalla, S., Yang, J., Arora, J.S., and Abdel-Malek, K., Predictive Dynamics: An Optimization-Based Novel Approach for Human Motion Simulation, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 41, Number 3, 465-479, 2010.
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2009
[J71Yang, J., Dai, J., and Zhuang, Z., Simulating the Interaction between a Respirator and the Headform Using LS-DYNA, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 6, Issue 4, 2009, 539-551.
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[J70] Tian, Q., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., Simulation of Planar Flexible Multibody System with Clearance and Lubricated Joints, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 60, 489-511, 2009.
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[J69] Yang, J., Workspace of Digital Human Lower Extremities, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2009, 291-306.
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J68 Yang, J., Feng, X., Xiang, Y., Kim, J., and Rajulu, S., Determining the Three-Dimensional Relation between the Skeletal Elements of the Human Shoulder Complex, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 42, No. 11, 2009, 1762-1767.
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J67] Tian, Q., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Two-Link Flexible Manipulator Modeling and Tip Trajectory Tracking Based on the Absolute Nodal Coordinate Method, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2009, 103-114.
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[J66] Zhang, Y., Tian, Q., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Simulation of Viscoelastic Flexible Multybody System Based on the Absolute Nodal Coordinate and Fractional Derivative Methods, Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2009, 281-303.
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[J65] Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Generating Effective Whole-Body Motions of a Human-Like Mechanism with Efficient ZMP Formulation, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2009, 125-136.
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[J64] Tian, Q., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., An Efficient Hybrid Method for Multibody Dynamics Simulation Based on the Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation, ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009, 021009-1-14.
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[J63] Liu, Q., Marler, T., Yang, J., Kim, J., and Harrison, C., Posture prediction with External Loads-A Pilot Study, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars-Mechanical Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1014-1023, 2009.
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[J62] Mi, Z., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Optimization-Based Posture Prediction for Human Upper Body, Robotica, Vol. 27, Issue 4, 2009, 607-620.
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J61] Marler, T., Arora, J.S., Yang, J., Kim, H., and Abdel-Malek, K., Use of Multi-objective Optimization for Digital Human Posture Prediction, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 41, Issue 10, 2009, 925-943.
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[J60] Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Planning Load-Effective Dynamic Motions of Redundant Manipulators, Robotica, Vol. 27, Issue 05, 2009, 739-747.
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[J59]
Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Multi-Objective Optimization Approach for Predicting Seated Posture Considering Balance, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 51, No. 3/4, 2009, 278-291.
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[J58] Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., Yang, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Kim, J., Bhatt, R., Swan, C., Frey-Law, L., Mathai, A., Murphy, C., Rahmatalla, S., and Patrick, A., A Physics-Based Digital Human Model,  International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 51, No. 3/4, 2009, 324-340.
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[J57] Yang, J., Yu, W., Kim, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Placement of Open-Loop Robotic Manipulators for Reachability, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 44, Issue 4, 671-684, 2009.
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[J56] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Human Reach Envelope and Zone Differentiation for Ergonomic Design, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 15-34, 2009.
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[J55] Yang, J., Verma, U., Marler, T., Beck, S., Rahmatalla, S., and Harrison, C., Workspace Zone Differentiation Tool for Visualization of Seated Postural Comfort, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 39, no. 1, 267-276, 2009.
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[J54]
Hu, S.B., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., Yang, J., Wang, S., A Crossing Sensitivity Filter for Structural Topology Optimization with Chamfering, Rounding, and Free-checkerboard Patterns, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 37, 529-540, 2009.
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2008
[J53] Chen, W., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Multi-Objective Optimization of Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle Based on Fuzzy Control, International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous System, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 236-250, 2008.
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[J52] Zhi, L., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Fractional PID Control and Optimization for Vehicle Active Suspension, International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous System, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 276-287, 2008.
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[J51] Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., A Novel Formulation for Determining Joint Constraint Loads during Optimal Dynamic Motion of Redundant Manipulators in DH Representation, Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 19, n 4, pp.427-451, May 2008.
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[J50] Zhang, Y., Tang, C., Chen, W., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Robust Optimal Design for Enhancing Vehicle Handling Performance, International Journal of Passenger Cars-Mechanical Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, 536-544, 2008.
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J49] Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Bhatt, R., Yang, J., Chung, HJ, Patrick, A., Mathai, A., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., General Biped Motion and Balance of a Human Model: Upright Standing, Pseudo-Falling, and Pulling, Journal of Passenger Cars-Electronic and Electrical Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, 621-629, 2008.
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[J48]
Yang, J., Sinokrot, T., and Abdel-Malek, K., Workspace Zone Differentiation Analysis and Visualization for Virtual Humans, Ergonomics, Vol. 51, Issue 3, 2008, 395-413.
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[J47] Yang, J., Sinokrot, T., and Abdel-Malek, K., A General Analytic Approach for Santos Upper Extremity Workspace, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 54, 2008, 242-258.
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[J46] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Zhang, Y., On the Workspace Boundary Determination of Serial Manipulators with Non-unilateral Constraints, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2008, 60-76.
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2007
[J45] Yang, J., Kim, J. H., Abdel-Malek, K., Marler, T., Beck, S., and Kopp, G. R., A New Digital Human Environment and Assessment of Vehicle Interior Design, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, 2007, 548-558.
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[J44] Yang, J., Man, X., Xiang, Y., Kim, H. Patrick, A., Colby Swan, Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., and Nebel, K., Newly Developed Functionalities for the Virtual-Human, SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems.
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[J43] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Dual-Arm Human Dynamic Motion Simulation and Prediction of Joint Constraint Forces using Optimization, SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems.
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[J42] Zuo, K., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., Study of Key Algorithms in Topology Optimization, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 32, No 7-8, 2007, 787-796.
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[J41] Marler, T., Yang, J., Rahmatalla, S., Abdel-Malek, K., and Harrison, C., Validation Methodology Development for Predicted Posture, SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars-Electronic and Electrical Systems.
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[J40] Liu, J.F., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Dynamics Analysis of Linear Elastic Planar Mechanisms, Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2007, 1-25. 
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[J39] Zhao, Y., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., Enhanced Fuzzy Sliding Mode Controller for Automated Clutch of AMT Vehicle Using a Brushless DC Motor Drive, International Journal of Automobile Technology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2007, 383-394.
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[J38] Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, J., and Chen, L., Enhanced Fuzzy Sliding Mode Controller for Robotic Manipulators, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007, 170-183.
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[J37] Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Yang, J., and Chen, L., A Dynamic Sliding Mode Controller with Fuzzy Adaptive Tuning for Active Suspension System, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 221, No. 4, 2007, 417-428.
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[J36] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Design Propagation in Kinematics of Mechanical Systems, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 42, No. 7, 2007, 807-824.
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[J35] Abdel-Malek, K., and Yang, J., The Method of Cut-Joint Kinematic Constraint: Velocity Propagations, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 31, No. 7-8, 2007, 815-824.
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2006
[J34]
Abdel-Malek, K., Mi, Z., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Optimization-Based Trajectory Planning of Human Upper Body, Robotica, Vol. 24, 6, 2006, 683-696.
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[J33] Zuo, K., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., Manufacturing and Machining Based Topology Optimization, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 27, No. 5-6, 2006, 531-536.
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[J32] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Mathai, A., Patrick, A., and Arora, J., Towards a New Generation of Virtual Humans, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2-39, 2006.
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[J31] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Marler, T., Prediction and Analysis of Human Motion Dynamics Performing Various Tasks, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 69-94, 2006.
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[J30] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., On the Determination of Open-loop Manipulator Singularities Subject to Unilateral and Non-unilateral Constraints, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 21, Issue 3, 2006, 218-228.
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[J29] Abdel-Malek, K, Yang, J., Blackmore, D., and Joy, K., Swept Volumes: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications, International Journal of Shape Modeling, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006, 87-127.
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[J28] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Marler, T., and Kim, J., Real-Time Optimal Reach Posture Prediction in a New Interactive Virtual Environment, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006, 189-198.
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[J27] Luo, Z., Chen, L., Yang, J., and Zhang, Y., Multiple Stiffness Topology Optimization of Continuum structures, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2006, 203-214.
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[J26] Yang, J., Peña Pitarch, E., Potratz, J., Beck, S., and Abdel-Malek, K., Synthesis and Analysis of a Flexible Elephant Trunk Robot, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2006, 631-659.
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[J25] Abdel-Malek, K., and Yang, J., Workspace Boundaries of Serial Manipulators Using Manifold Stratification, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, Vol. 28, No. 11-12, 2006, 1211-1229.
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[J24] Luo, Z., Yang, J., and Chen, L., A New Procedure for Aerodynamic Missile Designs Using Topological Optimization Approach of Continuum Structures, Science and Technology, Vol. 10, 2006, 364-373.
        DOI
[J23] Luo, Z., Chen, L., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Abdel-Malek, K., Fuzzy Tolerance Multilevel Approach for Structural Topology Optimization, Computers and Structures, Vol. 84, Issues 3-4, 127-140, 2006.
        DOI
[J22] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Verification of NC Machining Processes Using Swept Volumes, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1-2, 2006, 82-91.
        DOI

2005
[
J21]
Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Optimization-based Dynamic Motion Simulation and Energy Consumption Prediction for a Digital Human, Journal of Passenger Car-Electronic & Electrical Systems, Vol. 114, No. 7, 2005, 797-806.
        DOI
[J20] Sinokrot, T., Yang, J., Fetter, B., and Abdel-Malek, K., Workspace Analysis and Visualization for Santos, Journal of Passenger Car-Mechanical Systems, Vol. 114, No. 6, 2005, 2970-2982.
        DOI
[J19] Potratz, J., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Peña Pitarch, E., and Grosland, N., A Light Weight Compliant Hand Mechanism with High Degrees of Freedom, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 127, 6, 2005, 934-945.
        DOI
[J18] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., The Workspace of Manipulators with Non-unilateral Constraints, Robotica, Vol. 23, 5, 2005, 543-553.
        DOI
[J17] Luo, Z., Chen, L., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Abdel-Malek, K., Compliant Mechanism Design Using Multi-objective Topology Optimization Scheme of Continuum Structures, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Vol. 30, No. 2, 2005, 142-154.
        DOI
[J16] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., Reach Envelope of a 9 Degree of Freedom Model of the Upper Extremity, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 20, No.4, 2005, 240-259.
        DOI
[J15] Luo, Z., Yang, J., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Abdel-Malek, K., A Hybrid Fuzzy-Goal Programming Scheme for Multi-objective Topology Optimization of Static and Dynamic Structures Under Multiple Loading Conditions, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2005, 26-39.
        DOI
[J14] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., On the Determination of Driver Reach and Barriers, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2005, 253-273.
        DOI
[J13] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Potratz, J., Design and Prototyping of an Active Hand Prosthetic Device, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2005, 71-78.
        DOI
[J12] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Approximate Swept Volumes of NURBS Surfaces or Solids, Computer Aided Geometric Design, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2005, 1-26.
        DOI
[J11] Abdel-Malek, K., and Yang, J., Sweeping of an Object Held by a Robotic End-effector, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2005, 159-174.
        DOI
[J10] Abdel-Malek, K., Mi, Z., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Optimization-Based Layout Design, Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Vol. 2, Issue 3-4, 2005, 187-196.
        DOI
[J9] Zuo, K.T., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., A Hybrid Topology Optimization Algorithm for Structure Analysis, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 37, No. 8, 2005, 849-866.
        DOI

2004
[J8]
Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., Restrained and Unrestrained Driver Reach Barriers, SAE Transactions: Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 113, 1, 2004, 288-296.
        DOI
[J7] Abdel-Malek, K., Yu, W., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., A Mathematical Method for Ergonomic Based Design: Placement, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 34(5), 2004, 375-394.
        DOI
[J6] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Brand, R., Tanbour, E., Towards Understanding the Workspace of Human Limbs, Ergonomics, Vol. 47, No. 13, 2004, 1386-1405. 
        DOI
[J5] Yang, J., Pena Pitarch, E., Abdel-Malek, K., Patrick, A., and Lindkvist, L., A Multi-Fingered Hand Prosthesis, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 39, Issue 6, 2004, 555-581.
        DOI
[J4] Abdel-Malek, K., Yu, W., and Yang, J., Placement of Robot Manipulators to Maximize Dexterity, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2004, 6-14.
        DOI

2001
[J3]
Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Brand, R., and Tanbour, E., Towards Understanding the Workspace of the Upper Extremities, SAE Transactions: Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Vol. 110, 6, 2001, 2198-2206.
        DOI
[J2] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Yeh, H.J., Output Control Barriers of Serial Manipulators, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2001, 45-54.
        DOI
[J1] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Blackmore, D. On Swept Volume Formulations: Implicit Surfaces, Computer Aided Design, Vol. 33(1), 2001, 113-121.
        DOI


Refereed Conference Papers

 

2017

[C157] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I.H., Haddas, R., Pedicle Screw Location and Angle Sensitivity Analysis in Spine Fusion Surgery, ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA.

[C156] Aguilar, J., and Yang, J., Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury-A Literature Review, ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA.

[C155] Chumacero, E., and Yang, J., Fall Prevention Therapies for Individuals with Stroke: A Survey, ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA.

[C154] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I.H., Haddas, R., Fatigue Life Prediction of Pedicle-Screw-Bone Connection in Human Lumbar Spine: Finite Element Preliminary Study, 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, June 26-28, 2017, Bonn, Germany.

[C153] Li, B., Yang, X., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Ma, Z., In-Plane Parameter Relationship between the 2D and 3D Flexible Ring Tire Models, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, April 4-6, 2017.

 

2016

[C152] Ahmadisoleymani, S., Yang, J., Schmit, A., and Rasty, J., Simulation-Based Assessment of Impact Energy Absorption for American Football Helmet, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C151] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I.H., Haddas, R., Healthy and Scoliosis Lumber Spine under Whole Body Vibration-A Finite Element Pilot Study, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C150] Holmes, A., Opella, J., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., and DeLucia, P., Lifting Motions during Patient Repositioning in Novice and Experienced Nurses: A Pilot Study, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C149] Li, B., Yang, X., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., and Ma, Z., Optimization Algorithm Comparison for In-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model Parameter Identification, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C148] Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Grasping Force Optimization Method for Robotics Hands, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C147] Chumacero, E., and Yang, J., A Review of Human Motion Prediction in Sit-to-Stand and Lifting Tasks, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C146] Ly. K., Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Quantitative Motor Assessment, Detection, and Suppression of Parkinson’s Disease Hand Tremor: A Literature Review, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.

[C145] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I.H., Haddas, R., Comparison of Intersegmental Rotations, Intradiscal Pressures, and Facet Joint Forces between Healthy and Scoliosis Subjects: A Finite Element Pilot Study, The 4th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2016), June 15-17, 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

[C144] Lei, Z., Li., N., and Yang, J., Virtual Assessment Framework for Personal Protective Equipment, The 4th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2016), June 15-17, 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

2015

[C143] Haddas, R., Lieberman, I.H., and Yang, J., Effects of Volitional Spine Stabilization on Lifting Task in Recurrent Low Back Pain Population, North American Spine Society 30th Annual Meeting, Oct. 14-18, 2015, Chicago, IL.

[C142] Xu, M., and Yang, J., Human Facial Soft Tissue Thickness and Mechanical Properties-A Literature Review, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

[C141] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Mesh Generation with a Standardized Headform for CFD Simulations of Particle Aspiration, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

[C140] Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Pati, E., Valipoor, S., Snailer, B., and Holler, J., Identifying Possible Slips and Falls Using Motion Capture Experiments, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

[C139] Xu., M., Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Contact Pressure Distribution Sensitivity Analysis with Strap Location, Friction and Headform Material, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

[C138] Li, B., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., In-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model Validation through ADAMAS FTire Simulation, ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

[C137] Ahmadisoleymani, S., and Yang, J., American Football Helmet for Preventing Concussion-A Literature Review, The 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 26-30, 2015, Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

[C136] Ma, Z., Yang, J., Jiang, M., and Zhang, Y., Recursive Estimation for Vehicle Inertial Parameters Using Polynomial Chaos Theory by Vehicle Handling Model, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, April 21-23, 2015.

[C135] Zhang, W., Ma, Z., Jin, A., Yang, J., and Zhang, Y., An Improved Biodynamic Model Considering Foot and Floor Interaction, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, April 21-23, 2015.

[C134] Li, B., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., In-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model Development for Ride Comfort and Braking/Driving Performance Analysis under Straight-Line Driving Condition, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, April 21-23, 2015.

 

2014

[C133] Ozsoy, B., and Yang, J., Simulation-Based Unassistant Sit-to-Stand Motion Prediction for Healthy Young Individuals, ASME DETC, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA.

[C132] Li, B., Li, N., Yang, X., and Yang, J., Two-Dimensional Rigid Ring-Based Tire Model: Parameter Identification, Sensitivity Analysis, and Effect on Ride Comfort, ASME DETC, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA. 

[C131] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Computing Carbon Dioxide and Humidity in Filtering Facepiece Respirator Cavity during Breathing Cycles, ASME DETC, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA. 

[C130] Zou, Q., Li, N., and Yang, J., Effect of Uncertainty on Human Simulated Posture, ASME DETC, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA.

[C129] Conway, M., Haddas, R., and Yang, J., Effect of Deliberate Core Muscle Activation on Lifting Performance in a Recurrent Low Back Pain Population, 2014 South Central American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, April 25-26, Dallas, TX, USA.

[C128] Lewis, K., Haddas, R., and Yang, J., Effect of Core Muscle Activation on Injury Risks in Mining Lifting for Healthy Population, 2014 South Central American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, April 25-26, Dallas, TX, USA.

[C127] Latimer, J., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Westney, W., O’Boyle, M., and Grund, C., Motion Capture for Study of Physical Movements of Pianists, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 3-5, 2014, University of Kentucky, KY.

[C126] Latimer, J., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Westney, W., O’Boyle, M., and Grund, C., Motion Capture and Data Analysis for Physical Movement of Pianists, The 3rd International Human Modeling Symposium, May 20-23, 2014, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.

[C125] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Sensitivity Anslysis for Probabilistic Prediction of Slips, the 3rd Digital Human Modeling Symposium, May 20-22, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.

[C124] Li, B., Yang, X., and Yang, J., Tire Model Application and Parameter Identification-A Literature Review, SAE World Congress, April 8-10, 2014, Detroit, MI.

[C123] Kumbhar, P., Li, N., Xu, P., and Yang, J., Minimizing Occupant Body Fatigue to Determine Seat Dynamic Parameters, SAE Paper 2014-01-0877, SAE World Congress, April 8-10, 2014, Detroit, MI.

 

2013

[C122] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Potential Methods for Prediction of Onset of Slip in Gait during the Transition from Double Support to Single Support, ASME DETC, Aug. 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, OR.

[C121] Cloutier, A., and Yang, J., Control of Hand Prosthesis-A Literature Review, ASME DETC, Aug. 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, OR.

[C120] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Cognitive-Based Terminal State Prediction for Human Motion Planning, ASME DETC, Aug. 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, OR.

[C119] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Computer-Aided Customized Shape Design for an N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator, ASME DETC, Aug. 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, OR.

[C118] Howard, B., and Yang, J., A Collision Avoidance Algorithm for Optimization-Based Human Motion Prediction Based on Perceived Risk, The Second Digital Human Modeling Symposium, June 11-13, 2013, Ann Arbor, MI.

[C117] Kumbhar, P., Xu, P., and Yang, J., Evaluation of Human Body Response to Different Vehicle Seats Using a Multibody Biodynamic Model, SAE World Congress, April 16-18, 2013, Detroit, MI.

 

2012

[C116] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Respirator Fit Prediction-A Pilot Study, 16th Biennial ISPR Conference, Boston, Sept. 23-27, 2012.
[C115] Kumbhar, Xu, P., and Yang, J., A Literature Survey for Biodynamic Models for Whole Body Vibration and Vehicle Ride Comfort, ASME DETC, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012.
[C11
4] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Yang, G., Probabilistic Approach for Digital Human Kinematic and Dynamic Reliabilities, ASME DETC, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012.
[C113] Powelson, T., and Yang, J., Finite Element Analysis of Piezoelectric Strips for Modifying Ankle Torques in Active Prosthetic Feet- A Pilot Study, ASME DETC, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012.
[C11
2] Howard, B., Yang, J., and Yang, G., Prediction of Supporting Hand Forces for Common Automobile Assembly Tasks Based on Optimization and Stability Techniques for Given Posture, ASME DETC, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012.
[C111] George, R., and Yang, J., A Survey for Methods of Detecting Aircraft Vortices, ASME DETC, Chicago, IL, August 12-15, 2012.
[C110] Lei, Z., Yang, J., and Zhuang, Z., Effects of Head Movement on Contact Pressure between a N95 Respirator and Headform, 2nd International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 20-25, 2012, Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[C109] Gragg, J., and
Yang, J., Study of Human Slip and Fall- The State of Art, 2nd International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 20-25, 2012, Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[C108] Long, J., Lei, Z., and
Yang, J., Helmet Risk Assessment for Top and Side Impact, 2nd International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 20-25, 2012, Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[C107] Cloutier, A., Gragg, J., and
Yang, J., Probabilistic Analysis of Joint Angle and Link Length Uncertainty on Reach Tasks, 2nd International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 20-25, 2012, Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[C106] Yang, J., and Lei, Z., Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Respirator Fit and Leak Locations, American Industrial Hygiene Association AIHce 2012, Indianapolis, IN, June 16-21, 2012.
[C105] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Layered Pentahedral Mesh Generation for Biomechanical Geometries with Unclosed Surfaces, CAD’12, June 11-14, 2012, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Canada.
[C104] Cloutier, A., Gragg, J., and
Yang, J.,  Sensitivity Analysis of Achieving a Reach Task within a Vehicle Considering Joint Angle Variability, SAE World Congress, April 24-26, 2012, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.

2011
[C103] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., Tico-Falguera, N., Abenoza-Guardiola, M. and Romero-Culleres, G., Tools to Design New Devices for Rehabilitation or Robotics, ROBIO 2011: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, December 7-11, 2011, Phuket, Thailand.
[
C102] Powelson, T., and Yang, J., Prosthesis of Transtibial Amputees-A Literature Review, ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
[
C101] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Ground Reaction Forces for Various Standing Tasks Considering Generic Terrain, ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
[C100] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Optimization-Based Seated Posture Prediction Considering Contact with Environment, ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
[
C99] Zou, Q., and Yang, J., Pseudo Standing, Forward Falling, and Pulling Simulation for Pregnant Women, ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
[C98] Long, J., Burns, K., and Yang, J., Human Clothing Modeling and Simulation: A Literature Survey, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C97] Cloutier, A., Boothby, R., and Yang, J., Motion Capture Experiments for Validating Optimization-Based Human Models, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C96] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Contact Area Determination between an N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator and a Headform, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C95] Ozsoy, B., and Yang, J., Planar Vertical Jumping Simulation-A Pilot Study, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C94] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Predicting Support Reaction Forces for Generic Standing and Seated Tasks with Given Postures-A Preliminary Study, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C93] Zou, Q., Zhang, Q., Yang, J., Cloutier, A., Boothby, R., and Gragg, J., An Alternative Formulation for Determining Weights of Joint Displacement Objective Function in Seated Posture Prediction, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C92] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Boothby, R., Posture Reconstruction Method for Mapping Joint Angles from Motion Capture Experiment to Simulation Models, HCI International, 3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modelling, July 9-14, 2011, Florida, USA.
[
C91] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Methodology for Simulating Air Leakages of an N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator-A Pilot Study, The 2011 International CAD Conference and Exhibition, June 27-30, 2011, The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.
[
C90] Zou, Q., Zhang, Q., Yang, J., Cloutier, A., Gragg, J., and Pena-Pitarch, E. Determining the Weights of Joint Displacement Objective Function in Standing Reach Tasks, First International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling- IEA-DHM 2011, June 14-16, 2011, Lyon, France.
[
C89] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Posture Reconstruction-Some Insights, First International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling- IEA-DHM 2011, June 14-16, 2011, Lyon, France.
[
C88] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Wang, X., Shoulder Complex Posture Reconstruction and Visualization Based on Cadaver Experiment Data, First International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling- IEA-DHM 2011, June 14-16, 2011, Lyon, France.
[
C87] Howard, B., and Yang, J., Formulation of Human Performance Measures for Full Body Pregnant Women Standing Posture Prediction, SAE World Congress, April 12-14, 2011, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.
[
C86] Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Effect of Obesity on Seated Posture Inside a Vehicle Based on Digital Human Models, SAE World Congress, April 12-14, 2011, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.

2010
[C85] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Xiang, Y., Yang, J., and Arora, J.S., Motion Planning under External Constraints for Redundant Dynamic System, 3rd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Cambridge, MA, September 13-15, 2010.
[
C84] Kim, J., and Yang, J., Dynamic Motion Generation for Redundant Systems under External Constraints, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 DETC, August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
[C83]
Yang, J., and Zou, Q., Prediction of One Stride Motion for Pregnant Women Walking, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
[C82]
Yang, J., and Zou, Q., Prediction of One Step Motion for Digital Pregnant Women Walking Control, 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Optimization Conference, Sept. 13-15, 2010, Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
[C81]
Yang, G., Yang, J., Qiang, C., Ge, J., and Chen, Q., Dynamic Responses of Beam with Sloping Support Traversed by a Moving Mass, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 DETC, August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
[C80]
Ozsoy, B., Yang, J., and Boros, R., Human Jumping Motion Analysis and Simulation-A Literature Review, 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 17-20, 2010, Miami, Florida.
[C79] Howard, B., Yang, J., and Gragg, J., Toward a New Digital Pregnant Woman Model and Standing Posture Prediction, 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 17-20, 2010, Miami, Florida.
[C78] Zou, Q., Zhang, Q., and Yang, J., Determining Weights of Joint Displacement Objective Function in Optimization-Based Posture Prediction-A Pilot Study, 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 17-20, 2010, Miami, Florida.
[C77] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Toward High Fidelity Respirator and Headform Models, 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling, July 17-20, 2010, Miami, Florida.
[C76] Yang, J., and Dai, J., Simulation-Based Assessment of Rear Effect to Ballistic Helmet Impact, The 2010 International CAD Conference and Exhibition, June 21-25, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
[C75] Lei, Z.,
Yang, J., Zhuang, Z., Contact Pressure Study of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators Using Finite Element Method, The 2010 International CAD Conference and Exhibition, June 21-25, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
[
C74] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Long, J., Determining Driver Seat Adjustment Range for Vehicles Using Optimization-Based Posture Prediction, SAE World Congress, April 12-15, 2010, Cobo Center, Michigan.
 

2009
[C73] Kim, J.H., Xiang, Y., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Arora, J.S., Optimal  Throwing Motion Planning for a Biped Human Mechanism, ASME IDETC 33rd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, August 30-September 2, 2009, San Diego, CA.

[C72] Yang, J., Xiang, Y., and Kim, J., Determining the Static Joint Torque of a Digital Human Model Considering Balance, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 30-September 2, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.
[C71]
Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Virtual Human Hand: Grasping and Simulation, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, San Diego, CA, July 19-24, 2009.
[C70] Yang, J., Dai, J., and Zhuang, Z., Human Head Modeling and Personal Head Protection Equipment: A Literature Review, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, San Diego, CA, July 19-24, 2009.
[C69] Yang, J., Feng, X., Xiang, Y., Kim, J., and Rajulu, S., Joint Coupling Relationship for Human Shoulder Complex, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, San Diego, CA, July 19-24, 2009.
[C68] Yang, J., Dai, J., and Zhuang, Z., Simulating the Interaction between a Respirator and the Headform Using LS-DYNA, Proceedings of International CAD Conference and Exhibition, June 8-12, 2009, Reno, Nevada, USA.
[C67] Dai, J., Yang, J., and Zhuang, Z., Finite Element Analysis for the Interface of a Respirator and the Human Face- A Pilot Study, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 9-11, 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden.

[C66] Liu, Q., Marler, T., Yang, J., Kim, J., and Harrison, C., Posture prediction with External Loads-A Pilot Study, Proceedings of SAE World Congress, April 20-23, 2009, Detroit, USA.

2008
[
C65] Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Bhatt, R., Yang, J., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Throwing Motion Generation of a Biped Human Model, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, October 19-22, 2008, FireSky Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
[C64]
 Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Bhatt, R., Yang, J., Chung, HJ, Patrick, A., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Efficient ZMP Formulation and Effective Motions for General Tasks of a Whole-Body Biped Human-Like Mechanism, Proceedings of ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 3-6, 2008, New York City, NY.
[C63] Yang, J., Kim, J., Pena Pitarch, E., and Abdel-Malek, K., Optimal Trajectory Planning for Redundant Manipulators Based on Minimum Jerk, Proceedings of ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 3-6, 2008, New York City, NY.
[C62] Feng, X., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., On the Determination of Joint Coupling for Human Shoulder Complex, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 17-19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
[C61] Feng, X., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Survey of Biomechanical Models for Human Shoulder Complex, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 17-19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
[C60] Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Bhatt, R., Yang, J., Chung, HJ, Patrick, A., Mathai, A., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., General Biped Motion and Balance of a Human Model: Upright Standing, Pseudo-Falling, and Pulling, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 17-19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
[C59] Bhatt, R., Xiang, Y., Kim, J., Mathai, A., Penmatsa, R., Chung, HJ, Patrick, A., Rahmatalla, S., Marler, T., Beck, S., Yang, J., Arora, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Obusek, J., Optimization-Based Dynamic Human Stairs Climbing Prediction and Simulation, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 17-19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
[C58] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., Guardiola, M.A., and Abdel-Malek, K., Virtual Human Hand: Autonomous Grasping Strategy, The IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM08), Corfu, Greece, June 23-25, 2008.
[C57] Xiang, Y., Rahmatalla, S., Cheng, HJ, Kim, J., Bhatt, R., Marler, T., Yang, J., Arora, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Obusek, J.P., Optimization-Based Dynamic Human Lifting Prediction, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 17-19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
[C56] Yang, J., Verma, U., Penmatsa, R., Marler, T., Beck, S., Patrick, A., Rahmatalla, S., Abdel-Malek, K., and Harrison, C., Development of a Zone Differentiation Tool for Visualization of Postural Comfort, SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
[C55] Abdel-Malek, K., Mi, Z., and Yang, J., Kinematically Smooth Trajectory Generation for Robotic Manipulator, 5th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - ICINCO 2008, May 11-15, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
[C54] Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., Frey Law, L., Swan, C., Beck, S., Xia, T., Bhatt, R., Kim, J., Xiang, Y., Rasmussen, M., Murphy, C., Laake, A., Marler, T., and Yang, J., Santos: A Digital Human in the Making, The IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM08), Corfu, Greece, June 23-25, 2008.
[C53] Qin, G., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Synthesis and Analysis of the Double-Axle Steering Mechanism Considering Dynamic Loads, SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
[C52] Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., A Fuzzy Synthesis Control Strategy for Active Steering Based on Multi-Body Models, SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
[C51] Zhang, Y., Tang, C., Chen, W., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Robust Optimal Design for Enhancing Vehicle Handling Performance, SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

2007
[
C50] Tian, Q., Zhang, Y., Chen, L.P., and Yang, J.,  Two-Link Flexible Modeling and Tip Position Tracking Based on Absolute Nodal Coordinate Method, 13th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, IISc, Bangalore, India, Dec. 12-13, 2007.
[C49] Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J., A Fuzzy Control Strategy and Optimization for Four Wheel Steering System, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, October 12-15, 2007, Beijing, China.
[C48] Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., A New Method of Calculating Joint Constraint Forces and Moments during Optimal Motion of Redundant Systems, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 4-7, 2007, Las Vegas, NV.
[C47] Zhang, Y., Gao, S., Li, L., Chen, L., and Yang, J., A Fuzzy Synthesis Control Scheme and Optimization for Vehicle Dynamic Stability System, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 4-7, 2007, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.
[C46] Yang, J., Rahmatalla, S., Marler, T., Abdel-Malek, K., and Harrison, C., Validation of Predicted Posture for the Virtual Human Santos, 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007.
[C45] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Kim, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Swan, C., Frey-Law, L., Mathai, A., Murphy, C., Rahmatalla, S., and Arora, J., Development of the Virtual Human Santos, 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007.
[C44] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Dual-Arm Human Dynamic Motion Simulation and Prediction of Joint Constraint Forces using Optimization, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 12-14, 2007, Seattle, WA.
[C43] Chung, H.J., Xiang, Y., Mathai, A., Rahmatalla, S., Kim, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Yang, J., Arora, J., Abdel-Malek, K., A Robust Numerical Formulation for the Prediction of Human Running, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 12-14, 2007, Seattle, University of Washington, WA, USA.
[C42] Xiang, Y., Chung, H.J., Mathai, A., Rahmatalla, S., Kim, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Yang, J., Arora, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Optimization-based Dynamic Human Walking Prediction, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 12-14, 2007, Seattle, University of Washington, WA, USA.
[C41] Marler, T., Yang, J., Rahmatalla, S., Abdel-Malek, K., and Harrison, C., New Validation Protocol for Predicted Posture, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 12-14, 2007, Seattle, University of Washington, WA, USA.
[C40] Yang, J., Man, X., Xiang, Y., Kim, H. Patrick, A., Swan, C., Abdel-Malek, K., and Arora, J., Newly Developed Functionalities for the Virtual-Human Santos, SAE 2007 World Congress, April 16-19, 2007, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.

2006
[
C39] Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., Yang, J., Marler, T., Beck, S., Swan, C., Frey-Law, L., Mathai, A., Murphy, C., Rahmatalla, S., and Patrick, A., Santos:  A physics-based digital human simulation environment, The 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA, October, 2006.
[C38] Yang, J., Pena Pitarch, E., Kim, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Posture Prediction and Force/Torque Analysis for Human Hands, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, July 4-6, 2006, 2005, Lyon, France.
[C37] Yang, J., Potratz, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., A Hyper-Redundant Continuous Robot, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, Florida, May 15-19, 2006.
[C36] Yang, J., Sinokrot, T., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., Optimization-based Workspace Zone Differentiation Analysis and Visualization for SantosTM, SAE 2006 World Congress, April 3-6, 2006, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.
[C35] Yang, J., Marler, T., Kim, J., Pena Pitarch, E., Farrell, K., Patrick, A., Sinokrot, T., Potratz, J., Zhou, X., Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., and Nebel, K., New Capabilities for the Virtual-Human Santos, SAE 2006 World Congress, April 3-6, 2006, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.

2005

[C34]
Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Singularity Analysis of Open-Loop Manipulators Subject to Unilateral and Non-unilateral Constraints, The IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, October 31-November 2, 2005, Cambridge, USA.
[C33] Kim, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Optimization-based Lifting Posture Analysis to Reduce Injury in Material Handling, 2005 ASME International Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, Orlando, Florida, USA.
[C32] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Joystick Ergonomic Study in Material Handling Using Virtual Humans, 2005 ASME International Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, Orlando, Florida, USA.
[C31] Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Workspace Analysis and Visualization of Mechanical Manipulators with Non-Unilateral Constraints, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 24-28, 2005, Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, California, USA.
[C30] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Hand Grasping Strategy of Virtual Humans, The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics, September 7-9, 2005, Benidorm, Spain.
[C29] Marler, T., Yang, J., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., A Study of A Bi-Criterion Posture Prediction Problem Using Pareto-Optimal Sets, The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization, August 29-31, 2005, Oranjestad, Aruba.
[C28] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Santos Hand: Workspace Analysis, The 16th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, May 18-20, 2005, Cancun, Mexico.
[C27] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Optimization-based Dynamic Motion Simulation and Energy Consumption Prediction for a Digital Human, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 14-16, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
[C26] Olmstead-Muhs, J., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., A Geodesic Model for Collision Avoidance, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 14-16, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
[C25] Sinokrot, T., Yang, J., Fetter, B., and Abdel-Malek, K., Workspace Analysis and Visualization for Santos’TM Upper Extremity, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 14-16, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
[C24] Pena Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Santos hand: A 25-Degree-of-Freedom Model, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 14-16, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
[C23] Potratz, J., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., A Light Weight Compliant Hand Mechanism with High Degrees of Freedom, The 4th Design of Medical Devices Conference, April 13-15, 2005, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
[C22] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Motion Prediction and Inverse Dynamics for Human Upper Extremities, SAE 2005 World Congress, April 11-14, 2005, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
[C21] Kim, J., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., Task-based Vehicle Interior Layout Design Using Optimization Method to Enhance safety, SPIE Defence & Security Symposium, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science, March 28-April 1, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.
[C20] Yang, J., Marler, T., Farrel, K., Beck, S., Kim, H., Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., and Nebel, K., Santos: A New Generation of Virtual Humans, SAE World Congress, April 11-14, 2005, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
[C19] Kim, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Yang, J., An Efficient Method for Real-time Human Motion Prediction, SAE World Congress, April 11-14, 2005, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

2004
[C18]
Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Beck, S., and Nebel, K., Santos: A Virtual Human Environment for Human Factors Assessment, The 24th Army Science Conference: Transformational Science and Technology for the Current and Future Force, Nov. 29-Oct. 2, 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA.
[C17] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Farrel, K., and Nebel, K., The IOWA Interactive Digital-Human Virtual Environment, ASME International Engineering Congress, The 3rd Symposium on Virtual Manufacturing and Application, Nov. 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA.
[C16] Farrell, K., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Santos: A New Interactive Virtual Human, SIGGRAPH 2004 Real-Time 3DX: Demo or Die, August 8-12, 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA.
[C15] Abdel-Malek, K., Mi, Z., Yang, J., and Nebel, K., Optimization-Based Layout Design, The 4th International Symposium on Robotics and Automation, ISRA'2004, August 25-27, 2004, Queretaro, Mexico.
[C14] Yang, J., Marler, T., Kim, H., Arora, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Multi-Objective Optimization for Upper Body Posture Prediction, 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2004, Albany, New York, USA.
[C13] Marler, T., Yang, J., and Rao, S.S., A Fuzzy Approach for Determining A Feasible Point In A Constrained Problem, Proceedings of ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference, July 25-29, 2004, San Diego, CA, USA.
[C12] Yang, J., Peña Pitarch, E., Abdel-Malek, K., and Lindkvist, L., Analysis of A Cable Actuated Hand Prosthesis, Proceedings of ASME 28th Biennial Mechanism and Robotics Conference, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
[C11] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Mi, Z., Patel, V. C., and Nebel, K., Human Upper Body Motion Prediction, The IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modeling (ASM), June 28-30, 2004, Rhodes, Greece.
[C10] Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Nebel, K., Restrained and Unrestrained Driver Reach Barriers, Proceedings of 2004 SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, June 15-17, 2004, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

2002
[C9]
Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., DeGraff, D, and Pena Pitarch, E., Design and Analysis of an Inherently-Compliant Light-Weight Active Hand Prosthesis, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 29-October 2, 2002, Montreal, Canada.
[C8] Mi, Z., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., Mun, J., and Nebel, K., Real-Time Inverse Kinematics for Humans, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 29-October 2, 2002, Montreal, Canada.
[C7] Mi, Z., Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Laurent, J., Planning for Kinematically Smooth Manipulator Trajectories, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 29-October 2, 2002, Montreal, Canada.

2001
[C6]
Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., The Exact Reach Envelope of 9 Degree-of-freedom model of Human Upper Extremities, Second International Symposium on Mechanics of Human Movement and Biomaterials, August 5-7, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
[C5]
Yang, J., Abdel-Malek, K., and Cremer, J., An Approach of NURBS Sweeping, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sept. 9-12, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
[C4] Yu, W., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Minimum Torque Placement of a Kinematic Structure, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sept. 9-12, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
[C3] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., Brand, R., and Tanbour, E., Towards Understanding the Workspace of the Upper Extremities, Proceedings of SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering, Technical Paper No. 2001-01-2095, June 26-28, 2001, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

2000
[C2] Abdel-Malek, K., and Yang, J., Method and Code for the Visualization of Multivariate Solids, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sept. 10-13, 2000, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
[C1] Abdel-Malek, K., Yang, J., and Blackmore, D., Closed-form Swept Volume of Implicit Surfaces, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sept. 10-13, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

 

Editorial Publications

[E4] Xiang, Y., Zhou, X., and  Yang, J., Guest Editors, Dynamics in Digital Human Modeling and Simulation,  Special Issue in International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 2, Issue 1/2, 2011.
[E3] Yang, J., Lan, F., and Chen, J., Guest Editors, Research and Advances of Vehicle Body Engineering, Special Issue in International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 56, Issues 2/3, 2011.
[E2] Yang, J., Kim, J., Guest Editors, Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, and Applications for Vehicle Design, Special Issue in International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 51, Issue 3/4, 2009.
[E1] Zhang, Y., Chen, L., and Yang, J., Guest Editors, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Mechatronic Systems, Special Issue in International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 2008.

Books and Chapters

[B19] Cloutier, A., Gragg, J., and Yang, J., Sensitivity Analysis of Achieving a Reach Task Considering Joint Angle and Link Length Variability, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation, Edited by V.G. Duffy, CRC Press 2012, 13-22.
[B1
8] Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Liang, D., Probabilistic and Simulation-Based Methods for Study of Slips, Trips, and Falls-State of the Art, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation, Edited by V.G. Duffy, CRC Press 2012, 23-32.
[B1
7] Long, J., Lei, Z., Yang, J., and Liang, D., Helmet Risk Assessment for Top and Side Impact in Construction Sectors, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation, Edited by V.G. Duffy, CRC Press 2012, 33-42.
[B1
6] Zou, Q., Yang, J., and Liang, D., Stochastic Optimization Applications for Robotics and Human Modeling: A Literature Survey, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation, Edited by V.G. Duffy, CRC Press 2012, 43-54.
[B15] Lei, Z., and Yang, J., Contact Area Determination between an N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator and a Headform, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 119-128, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[B14]
Howard, B., and Yang, J., Predicting Support Reaction Forces for Standing and Seated Tasks with Given Postures-A Preliminary Study, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 89-98, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[B13]
Ozsoy, B., and Yang, J., Planar Vertical Jumping Simulation-A Pilot Study, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 161-170, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[B12]
Cloutier, A., Boothby, R., and Yang, J., Motion Capture Experiments for Validating Optimization-Based Human Models, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 59-68, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[B11]
Long, J., Burns, K., and Yang, J., Cloth Modeling and Simulation: A Literature Survey, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 312-320, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 
[B10]
Zou, Q., Zhang, Q., Yang, J., Boothby, R., Gragg, J., and Cloutier, A., An Alternative Formulation for Determining Weights of Joint Displacement Objective Function in Seated Posture Prediction, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 231-242, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[B9]
Gragg, J., Yang, J., and Boothby, R., Posture Reconstruction Method for Mapping Joint Angles from Motion Capture Experiment to Simulation Models, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Vol. 6777, Digital Human Modeling, 69-78, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
[
B8] Yang, J., Feng, X., Kim, J., Xiang, Y., and Rajulu, S., Joint Coupling for Human Shoulder Complex, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 5620, 72-81, 2009, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
[
B7] Yang, J., Dai, J., and Zhuang, Z., Human Head Modeling and Personal Head Protective Equipment: A Literature Review, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 5620, 661-670, 2009, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
[
B6] Pena-Pitarch, E., Yang, J., and Abdel-Malek, K., Virtual Human Hand: Grasping and Simulation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 5620, 140-149, 2009, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
[
B5] Abdel-Malek, K, Yang, J., Marler, T., and Arora, J., Chapter 26, Digital Warfighter Modeling for Military Applications, in Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Badiru, A. (Ed.), 2009.
[B4] Yang, J., Chapter 31, Human Modeling and Simulation, in Handbook of Digital Human Modeling, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, (Duffy, V. G., Ed., Purdue University), Boca Raton, Florida, 2009.
[B3] Abdel-Malek, K.,
Yang, J., Kim, J. K., Marler, T., Beck, S., Swan, C., Frey-Law, Mathai, A., Murphy, C., Rahmatalla, S., and Arora, J., Development of the Virtual-Human Santos, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 4561, 2007, 490-499, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
[B2]
Yang, J., Rahmatalla, S., Marler, T., Abdel-Malek, K., and Harrison, C., Validation of Predicted Posture for the Virtual Human Santos, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 4561, 2007, 500-510, Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin.
[B1] Abdel-Malek, K., and
Yang, J., Chapter 12, Optimization-Based Inverse Kinematics of Articulated Linkages, in Optimization of Structure and Mechanical Systems, Arora, J. (Ed.), World Scientific Publishing C., Pte., Ltd., 331-360, 2007.

Abstracts

[A6] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I., and Haddas, R., Mesh Sensitivity Analysis for a Healthy Lumber Spine Finite Element Model, International Society for Advancement of Spine Sugary, May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.

[A5] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I., and Haddas, R., Finite Element Model Development and Validation of a Healthy Human Lumbar Spine, International Society for Advancement of Spine Sugary, May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.

[A4] Haddas, R., Xu, M., Lieberman, I., and Yang, J., Adjacent Level Analysis of Pre and Post Lumbar Fusion for Scoliosis Patients in Comparison to Healthy Controls-Finite Element Analysis, The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.

[A3] Haddas, R., Xu, M., Lieberman, I., and Yang, J., Lifting Risk after Lumber Fusion in Scoliosis, The 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.

[A2] Haddas, R., Xu, M., Lieberman, I., Snailer, B., and Yang, J., Adjacent Level Deterioration after Lumber Fusion in Scoliosis-A Finite Element Study, The 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.

[A1] Haddas, R., and Yang, J., Effects of Core Muscle Activation on Injury Risks in Mining Lifting for Healthy Population, 2014 World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, July 9, 2014.

Posters

[P9] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I., and Haddas, R., Mesh Sensitivity Analysis for a Healthy Lumber Spine Finite Element Model, International Society for Advancement of Spine Sugary, May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.

[P8] Xu, M., Yang, J., Lieberman, I., and Haddas, R., Finite Element Model Development and Validation of a Healthy Human Lumbar Spine, International Society for Advancement of Spine Sugary, May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.

[P7] Haddas, R., Xu, M., Lieberman, I., and Yang, J., Adjacent Level Analysis of Pre and Post Lumbar Fusion for Scoliosis Patients in Comparison to Healthy Controls-Finite Element Analysis, The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.

[P6] Schuelke, B., Gragg, J., Liang, D., and Yang, J., Factors Affecting Human Mobility in Missouri and Alabama Tornado Survey, 2015 Aging in America Conference, March 23-27, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.

[P5] Haddas, R., and Yang, J., Effects of Core Muscle Activation on Injury Risks in Mining Lifting for Healthy Population, 2014 World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, July 9, 2014.

[P4] O’Boyle, M., Westney, W., Yang, J., Grund, C., Hou, J., and Gang, D., Brain Activation in Response to Motion Captured Piano Performance: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study, The 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 8-12, 2014, Hamburg, Germany.

[P3] O’Boyle, M., Westney, W., Yang, J., Grund, C., Hou, J., Gang, D., and Rajmohan, R., Mirror Neuron Activation in Musicians and Non-Musicians in Response to Motion Captured Piano Performance, Psychonomic Society’s 55th Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, Nov. 20-23, 2014.

[P2] Lewis, K., Haddas, R., and Yang, J., Effects of Core Muscle Activation on Injury Risks in Mining Lifting for Healthy Population, 2014 Great Plains Honors Council Conference, Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 28-30, 2014.

[P1] Latimer, J., Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Westney, W., O’Boyle, M., and Grund, C., Technological and Aesthetic Investigation of the Physical Movements of Pianists, 2014 Great Plains Honors Council Conference, Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 28-30, 2014.

Technical Reports

[R15] Liang, D., Yang, J., Tanner, L., Kiesling, E., and Ahmadisoleymani, A., Literature Review, Storm Shelter-Interim Report, Texas Tech University, December 2015.

[R14] Li, N., and Yang, J., Finite Element Simulation Platform for Tornado Door System, Technical Report, National Wind Institute Discovery Program, Texas Tech University, September 2015.

[R13] Yang, J., and Lewis, K., Biomechanical Model for Assessing Injury Risks in Mining, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 06-2014.

[R12] Yang, J., Lei, Z., Particle Dynamic Simulation for Predicting Respirator Fit, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 12-2013.

[R11] Yang, J., Lei, Z., The Effects of Head Movement on Contact Pressure between N95 Facepiece Filtering Respirators and Headforms, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 09-2011.
[R10] Yang, J., Lei, Z., Simulation and Experiment Validation of the Interaction between N95 Facepiece Filtering Respirators and Headforms, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 12-2010.
[
R9] Yang, J., Lei, Z., Literature Review on Respirator Fit and Comfort and Methods for Validating These Parameters, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 03-2010.
[
R8] Dai, J., Yang, J., Pressure Mapping System Search, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 02-2010.
[
R7] Yang, J., Long, J., Joystick Assessment Using a Hand Simulation Suite, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 01-2010.
[R6] Yang, J., and Gragg, J., Comfort Metrics for Digital Hand Model, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 12-2008.
[
R5] Yang, J., Gragg, J., and Li, J., Carpal Tunnel Risk Models Based on Empirical Data, Technical Report, Texas Tech University, 12-2008.
[
R4] Marler, R.T., and Yang, J., Determination of the Pareto Optimal Set for a Bi-objective Posture Prediction Problem, University of Iowa, Virtual Soldier Research Program, Technical Report Number VSR-04.07.
[R3] Yang, J., Hand Biomechanics, University of Iowa, Technical Report Number VSR-06-01-3.
[
R2] Sinokrot, T., Yang, J., and Fetter, B., Workspace Analysis for Santos, University of Iowa, Technical Report Number VSR-04-11.13.
[R1] Yang, J., and Pena Pitarch, E., Kinematic Human Modeling, University of Iowa, Technical Report Number VSR-04-11.01.

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