Scott Duncan, Ph.D.

G. Scott Duncan, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 207
219.464.5785
scott.duncan@valpo.edu

Education

B.S. – Purdue University
Ph.D. – University of Florida

Courses Taught
  • Intro to Manufacturing Laboratory

  • Machine Design

  • Technical Writing for Engineers

Areas of Specialization
  • Development of the Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility

  • High speed machining

  • Machine tool dynamics

  • Mechatronics

  • Manufacturing

  • Vibrations

Research Interests
  • Development of Solar Furnace

  • Machine Tool Dynamics and High Speed Machining: The research focuses on optimizing machining parameters in high speed machining applications.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • American Society for Engineering Education

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

  • Tau Beta Pi

Publications
  • An Exploratory Study of the Solar Thermal Electrolytic Production of Mg from MgO, Energy – The International Journal, In Press

  • Modeling and Experimental Investigation of a Helmholtz Resonator with a Flexible Plate, ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, 2013

  • Solar Thermal Electrolytic Process for the Production of Zn from ZnO: The Electrolysis of ZnO from 1275 to 1500 K, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2011

  • A Braille Press Project: Improving the Literacy of the World’s Visually Impaired, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, 2010

  • A Solar Thermal Electrolytic Reactor for Studying the Production of Metals form Their Oxides, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2010

  • “Solar Thermal Electrolytic Process for the Production of Zn from ZnO: An Ionic Conductivity Study”, Journal of Solar Energy of Engineering, 2009

  • “Rotating Tool Point Frequency Response Prediction Using RCSA”, International Journal of Machining Science and Technology, 2007

  • “Shrink Fit Tool Holder Connection Stiffness/Damping Modeling for Frequency Response Prediction in Milling”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2006

  • “Receptance Coupling for Dynamics Prediction of Assemblies with Coincident Neutral Axes”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2006

  • “Uncertainty Propagation for Selected Analytical Milling Stability Limit Analysis”, Transactions of the NAMRI/SME, 2006

  • “Three-Component Receptance Coupling Substructure Analysis for Tool Point Dynamics Prediction”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2005

  • “An Investigation of the Dynamic Absorber Effect in High-Speed Machining”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2005

Courses Taught
  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Vibrations

  • Senior Design
  • Technical Writing for Mechanical Engineers
  • Machine Design