J. Gregory McDaniel, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., The Georgia Institute of Technology

phone: (617) 353-4847
email: jgm@bu.edu
office: 110 Cummington Mall, ENG 406
website: http://www.bu.edu/mrg/

Research Interests

Structural acoustics * Automotive brake squeal
* Biological vibrations * Ocean wave energy

Professor McDaniel’s work integrates analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches in efforts to improve the built world and understand the natural world. Most of his research falls in the area of structural acoustics and involves interactions of vibrations and acoustics with complex structures and media. Examples of recent projects include mitigating automotive brake squeal, steering and mixing of waves in composite structures, escape hatching of the red-eyed tree frog, and the rheology of wet foam.

Selected Publications
  • Andrew S. Wixom and J. Gregory McDaniel, “Efficient analysis of modifications to complex structures for vibration reduction,” INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings, Vol. 246, No. 1, pp. 479–487, August 2013.
  • J. Gregory McDaniel and Elizabeth A. Magliula, “Analysis and optimization of constrained layer damping treatments using a semi-analytical finite element method,”ICA 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 3–4, 2013.
  • Yifeng Lu, Yi Zhang, Yinghong Cao, J. Gregory McDaniel, and Ming L. Wang, “A Mobile Acoustic Subsurface Sensing (MASS) system for rapid roadway assessment,” Sensors, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 5881–5896, May 2013.
  • Elizabeth A. Magliula and J. Gregory McDaniel, “Wave based analysis of the Green’s function for a layered cylindrical shell,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 132, No. 1, pp. 173–179, July 2012.
  • Elizabeth A. Magliula, J. Gregory McDaniel, and Allan D. Pierce, “Far-field approximation for a point-excited anisotropic plate,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 131, No. 6, pp. 4535–4542, June 2012.
  • J. Gregory McDaniel and W. Steve Shepard Jr., “Estimation of structural wave parameters from spatially sparse response measurements,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 1674–1682, October 2000.
Michael S. Caldwell, J. Gregory McDaniel, and Karen M. Warkentin, “Frequency information in the vibration-cued escape hatching of red-eyed treefrogs,” The Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 212, Pt. 4, pp. 566-575, February 2009.
2. Elizabeth Magliula and J. Gregory McDaniel, “Flexural wave dispersion in orthotropic plates with heavy fluid loading,” JASA Express Letters, Vol. 123, No. 5, pp. EL116-EL120, April 2008.
3. Christophe Lecomte, J. Gregory McDaniel, and Paul E. Barbone, “Two error bounds for dynamic condensation methods,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 166-175, January 2008.
4. K.M. Warkentin, M.S. Caldwell, T.D. Siok, A.T. D’Amato and J.G. McDaniel, “Flexible information sampling in vibrational risk assessment by red-eyed treefrog embryos,” Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 210, pp. 614-619, 2007.
5. Karen M. Warkentin, Michael S. Caldwell, and J. Gregory McDaniel, “Temporal pattern cues in vibrational risk assessment by embryos of the red-eyed troofrog, Agalychnis callidryas,” The Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 209, pp. 1376-1384, 2006.
6. Vikrant Palan, W. Steve Shepard Jr., and J. Gregory McDaniel,“Characterization of an experimental wavenumber fitting method for loss factor estimation using a viscoelastically dampened structure,”  Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 291, No. 5, pp. 1170-1195, April 2006.
7. K.M. Warkentin, I. Gomez-Mestre, and J.G. McDaniel,“Development, surface exposure, and embryo behavior affect oxygen levels in eggs of the red-eyed treefrog, Agalychnis callidryas,”  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Vol. 78, No. 6, pp. 956-966, Nov-Dec 2005.
8. Christophe Lecomte, J. Gregory McDaniel, Paul E. Barbone, and Allan D. Pierce,“Efficient high-order frequency interpolation of structural dynamic response,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No. 11, pp. 2208-2215, November 2003.