Qiao Sun

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Equity

Schulich School of Engineering

PhD - Mechanical Engineering

University of Victoria, 1996

MSc - Mechanism and Robotics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1986

BSc - Power Machinery Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1982

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.4141

Location

CNRL Engineering Complex: ENC 101

Courses

Advanced Control Systems (ENME 641

Optimization Methods with Robotics Applications (ENMF 621)

Control Systems (ENME 585)

Engineering Mechanics II (ENGG 349)

Mechanics of Materials I (ENGG 317)

Numerical Methods in Engineering (ENGG 407)


Research

Research areas

  • Machine condition monitoring
  • Applied mechanics
  • Automation
  • Control
  • Robotics

Activities

The objective of my research is to bring the mechanical system to its highest level, being efficient, reliable and robust, and intelligent. Major activities are centered around modeling, dynamics, control, and fault diagnosis of mechanical systems. In particular, these include:

  • Wind turbine vibration analysis and control
  • Active vibration isolation for the scanning tunneling microscope
  • Modeling and control of piezoelectric scanners used in SPM
  • Pattern recognition for reliable automatic fault detection and diagnosis
  • Continuous and discrete wavelet transforms and their applications to machinery fault diagnosis
  • Dynamics and control methodologies for lightweight manipulators

Publications

H. Sanati*, D. Wood, and Q. Sun, 2018, “Condition monitoring of wind turbine blades using active and passive thermography”,  Applied Sciences, Special Issue on Wind Turbine Aerodynamics. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/8/10/2004

P. Xu*, A. Ghasemloonia, and Q. Sun, 2018, “Automatic band selection for envelop analysis”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

E. Ovy* and Q. Sun, 2017, “Wind turbine dynamics modeling by a bond graph approach”, International Journal of Dynamics and Control. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40435-017-0390-y

E. Mollasalehi*, D. Wood, and Q. Sun, 2017, "Indicative fault diagnosis of wind turbine generator bearings using tower sound and vibration", Energies, Vol. 10.

D. Ju* and Q. Sun, 2017, "Modeling of a wind turbine rotor/blade system", Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (Transactions of the ASME), Vol.139(5)

M. R. Ghazavi* and Q. Sun, 2017, "Bifurcation onset delay in magnetic bearing systems by time varying stiffness", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 90, pp.97-109.

Wilson*, A. Ramirez-Serrano, and Q. Sun, 2017, "Geometric-based tyre vertical force estimation and stiffness parameterization for automotive and unmanned vehicle applications", Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 168-190.

Bagheri* and Q. Sun, 2016, "Adaptive robust control of a class of non-affine variable-speed variable-pitch wind turbines with unmodeled dynamics", Journal of ISA Transaction, Vol. 63, pp. 223-241.

J. Fernando* and Q. Sun, 2015 "Bandwidth widening of vibration energy harvesters through a multi-stage design", AIP Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, Issue 5.

J. Sun* and Q. Sun, 2015, "Further development of adaptable automated visual inspection -  part I: concept and scheme", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 81, Issue 5, pp. 1067-1076.

J. Sun* and Q. Sun, 2015,"Adaptable automated visual inspection - part II: implementation and evaluation", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 81, Issue 5, pp. 1077-1096.

J. Fernando* and Q. Sun, 2013, "Improvement of vibration energy harvesters through a two-stage design: power production at a single frequency excitation", Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 84, No. 10.

E. Mollasalehi*, Q. Sun, and D. Wood, 2013, "Contribution of small wind turbine structural vibration in noise emission",  Energies, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 3669-3691.

W. Hu*, Q. Sun, and C. K. Mechefske, 2013, "Condition monitoring for the endurance test of automotive light assemblies",  The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 66, No. 5-8, pp. 1087-1095.

I. Vincent* and Q. Sun,  2012, "A combined reactive and reinforcement learning controller for an autonomous tracked vehicle", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 599-608.

Q. Sun, 2011, "An existence condition for the inverse dynamics solution of a slewing Euler-Bernoulli beam",  Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 46, No. 7, pp. 845 - 860.

P. Mandali*, Q. Sun, and Y. Kanamiya, 2011, "A pseudo-rigid model for the inversion control of a flexible manipulator", Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp.3854-3865.

Q. Sun, R. A. Wolkow, and M.  Salomons, 2009, "Low frequency vibration isolation through an active-on-active approach: coupling effects",  Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (Transactions of the ASME), Vol 131, No. 6.

S. A. Zareian Jahromi*, M. Salomons, Q. Sun, and R. Wolkow, 2008, "Prediction of the resonant frequency of piezoelectric tube scanner through three-dimensional finite element modeling of a tube assembly",  Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 79,  No. 7.

Q. Sun and R. A. Wolkow, 2006, "Three-dimensional displacement analysis of a piezoelectric tube scanner through finite element simulations of a tube assembly", Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 77, No. 11.

K. Jui*, and Q. Sun, 2005, "Path tracking of parallel manipulators in the presence of singularity", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (Transactions of the ASME), Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 550-563.

Q. Sun, Y. Tang*, W. Lu and Y. Ji, 2005, "Feature extraction with discrete wavelet transform for drill wear monitoring", Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 11, pp. 1375-1396.

Q. Sun, P. Chen*, D. Zhang*, and F. Xi, 2004,   "Pattern recognition for automatic machinery fault diagnosis", Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (Transactions of the ASME), Vol. 126, pp. 307-316.

Y. Tang* and Q. Sun, 2003, "Diagnosis of rolling element bearing defects using continuous wavelet transform", Journal of Tribology (Transactions of the ASME), Vol.125, pp. 871-873. 

Q. Sun, 2002, "Control of flexible-link multiple manipulators", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (Transactions of the ASME), Vol.124, pp. 67-75.

Q. Sun and Y. Tang*, 2002,  "Singularity detection using continuous wavelet transform for bearing fault diagnosis", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1023-1039.


Awards

Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, 2017

Outstanding Teaching Performance, Schulich School of Engineering, 2015

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Teaching Excellence Awards, 2014

Professor of the Year, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2014

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Teaching Excellence Awards, 2012

Professor of the Year, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2012

Teaching Excellence Awards, 3rd and 4th Year Dinner, 2012

Professor of the Year, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2010

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Teaching Excellence Awards, 2006