Charles M. Krousgrill

Charles Krousgrill

Tebbe Family 150th Anniversary Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: WANG 4030

Phone: +1 765 49-45738


  • B.S. Purdue, '75
  • M.S. Cal. Tech., '76
  • Ph.D. Cal. Tech., '80

Research Interests

  • Dynamics
  • Nonlinear vibration of continuous systems
  • Stability analysis

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Application Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award, Mechanics Division, American Society of Engineering Education – 2011.
  • Special Boilermaker Award, Purdue University – 2010.
  • Helping Students Learn, Purdue University – 2009.
  • Book of Great Teachers, Purdue University – 1999.
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Service Award, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University – 1998.
  • Founding Fellow of the University Teaching Academy, Purdue University – 1997.
  • Murphy Undergraduate Teaching Award, Purdue University – 1994.
  • A.A. Potter Best Teaching Award, College of Engineering – 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2012.
  • H.L. Solberg Best Teacher Award, School of Mechanical Engineering – 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2007 and 2012.
  • Halliburton Education Foundation Teaching Award – 1986.

Selected Publications

Kang, J., Krousgrill, C.M. and Sadeghi, F. "Wave Pattern Motion and Stick-slip Limit Cycle Oscillation of a Disc Brake" Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 325, pp. 552-564, 2008.

Kang, J., Krousgrill, C.M. and Sadeghi, F. "Oscillation Pattern of Stick-slip Vibrations" International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 44, pp. 820-828, 2008.

Kang, J., Krousgrill, C.M. and Sadeghi, F. "Dynamic instability of a thin circular plate with friction interface and its application to disc brake squeal" Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 316, pp. 164-179, 2008.

Kang, J., Krousgrill, C.M. and Sadeghi, F., "Analytical Formulation of Mode-Coupling Instability in Disc-Pad Coupled System" International Journal of Mechanical Science, Vol. pp. 52-63. 2008.

Kang, J., Krousgrill, C.M., and Sadeghi, F. ,"Comprehensive Stability Analysis of Disc Brake Vibrations including Gyroscopic, Negative Friction Slope and Mode-Coupling Mechanisms" Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 324, pp. 387-407, 2008.

Conley, W.G., Krousgrill C.M. and Raman A, "Stick-slip motions in the friction force microscope: Effects of tip compliance", Tribology Letters, Vol. 29m pp, 23-32, 2008.

Harris D.A. and Krousgrill C.M., "Distance education: New technologies and new directions", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 96, pp. 917-930, 2008.

Conley, W.G., Raman, A. and Krousgrill, C.M., "Nonlinear and nonplanar dynamics of suspended nanotube and nanowire resonators", Nano Letters, Vol. 8, pp. 1590-1595, 2008.

Huang, J., Krousgrill, C.M. and Bajaj, A.K., "An efficient approach to estimate critical value of friction coefficient and sensitivity analysis for brake squeal", International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 51, pp. 21-38, 2009.

Kang, J. and Krousgrill, C.M., "The onset of friction-induced vibration and spragging", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 329, pp. 3537-3549, 2010.