Conference Publications

Peer Reviewed Conference and Symposium publications
18.    Engelbrecht, J., Martin, T., Gulve, P., Chandrashekar, N., Dwivedi, A., Merrill, Z., and Tkacik, P.T., “Heavy Truck Trailer Tire Skid Wear as a Function of ABS Brake Configuration”, 2017 SAE World Congress, 2017-01-1503, Detroit, MI.
19.    Carpenter, Z., Gholston, A., Cobb, B.J., Kennedy, S., Blankenship, E., Uddin, M., Nukula, S. P. K., and Tkacik, P.T., “A Low Cost Rolling Road for Conducting Flow Measurements around a Tire in a Small Eiffel Wind Tunnel, 2017 SAE World Congress, 2017-01-1504, Detroit, MI.
20.    Eric Fleischhauer, Jerry L. Dahlberg, Tucker T. Bisel, Peter T. Tkacik, and Samuel Hellman, “Volumetric Methods for Wake Objects Using an Asymmetric Camera Configuration”, The 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2017, Grapevine, TX, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2017-1644), Jan 2017
21.    Lim, J. H., and Tkacik P. T., “Invisible Cultural Barriers: Faculty/Staff and Student Veterans’ Contrasting Perspectives on Student Veterans’ Transition” ASHE 2017 Annual Conference (accepted).
22.    T. Martin, O. Wells, P. T. Tkacik, “Effect of Anti-Lock Braking System Placement on Skid Wear in Heavy Truck Tires”, The 2016 Tire Society Conference, Akron OH, September 2016.
23.    O. Ali, M. I. Ikram, P. T. Tkacik, “Influence of Road Impact Profile on Tire Deformation”, The 2016 Tire Society Conference, Akron OH, September 2016.
24.    Lim, J. H., Tkacik P. T., Interiano, C. G., Dahlberg, J. L., and Nowell, C. E., “Engineering as a Pathway to Reintegration: Student Veterans’ Transition Experience into Higher Education and Civilian Society” ASEE 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2016.
25.    Tkacik, P., Casino, M., Noakes, D., Kauffman, N., Rohwedder, D., Popat, J., Nabar, A., and Patel, H., “A Statistical Study of Operator Variables on Vehicle Wheel Alignment Measurements”, 34th Tire Science & Technology Conference, Akron, OH, September 2015.
26.    F. Azimi, E. Fleischhauer, P. Tkacik, R. Keanini ,B. Mullany, “Correlations Between Media-Workpiece Contact Modes Occurring During Vibrational Finishing and the Resulting Workpiece Topography”, 15th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Charlotte, NC, March 2015.
27.    Deese, J., Muyimbwa, T., Deodhar, N., Vermillion, C., and Tkacik, P., “Lab-Scale Characterization of a Lighter-Than-Air Wind Energy System-Closing the Loop”, 22nd AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference, Aviation Forum 2015.
28.    Deodhar, N., Vermillion, C., and Tkacik, P., “A Case Study in Experimentally-Infused Plant and Controller Optimization for Airborne Wind Energy Systems”, 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2015 (Later accepted into the Proceedings)
29.    Lim, J. H., Tkacik, P. and MacLeod. B., “First year experience of minority male and female engineering students” The American Educational Research Association, annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
30.    Tkacik, P.T., and Lim, J., “Gendered Socialization during the First Semester: Contrasting Experiences of Male and Female Transfer/Non-traditional Engineering Students”, ASEE 119th Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012.
31.    Bowen, J., Tkacik, P.T., and Warren, K., “Combining Hands-On Design, Engineering Analysis, and Computer Programming in a Freshman Civil and Environmental Engineering Course”, ASEE 118th Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, B. C., June 2011.
32.    Lim, J., Tolley, P. A., Warren, K., and Tkacik, P.T., “The Freshman Engineering Experience: Results from a Mixed-Method Evaluation Study”, ASEE 118th Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, B. C., June 2011.
33.    Hellman, S. E., Tkacik, P. T., Uddin, M., Kelly, S., “Experimental Analysis of Flow Past NASCAR COT Rear Wing Versus Spoiler Traveling Forward and Backwards using PIV Measurements and Flow Visualization”, 11MSEC-0015, 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, April 2011.
34.    Buskirk, B. C., Tkacik, P.T., and Horton, J., “Vehicle Transmission Inertia Test Protocol”, 11MSEC-0016, 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, April 2011.
35.    Hellman, S. E., Tkacik, P. T., Uddin, M., Kelly, S., “PIV Analysis Comparing Aerodynamic Downforce Devices on Race Car in Water Tunnel”, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, CA, December 2010.
36.    Hellman, S. E., and Tkacik, P. T., “PIV visualization of flow over race car body in water tunnel”, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion (Poster), Long Beach, CA, December 2010.
37.    Tkacik, P. T., Baseda, D., Hellman, S. E., Srivastava, N., Keanini, R. G., and Tkacik, M. P., “Color Schlieren Imaging of Internal Shock Structure in Super Sonic Planar Rocket Nozzle”, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion (Poster), Long Beach, CA, December 2010.
38.    Tkacik, P. T., Baseda, D., Hellman, S. E., Srivastava, N., Keanini, R. G., and Tkacik, M. P., “Color Schlieren Imaging of Shock Diamonds of Air Jet from Nozzle”, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion (Poster), Long Beach, CA, December 2010.
39.    Kadire, N. R., Tkacik, P.T., Merrill, Z. A. and Nimmagadda, P., “Sensing Proximity to Trailer Rollover: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis”, 2009 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition October 2009.
40.    Nimmagadda, P., Tkacik, P.T., Merrill, Z. A. and Kadire, N. R., “Human Sensitivity in Forced Feedback Systems as a Function of Frequency and Amplitude of Steering Wheel Vibrations”, 2009 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition October 2009.   
41.    Tkacik, P.T., Hellman, S., “Design and Construction of the UNC Charlotte Water Tunnel”, 2008 SAE Motorsports Conference, December 2008.
42.    Tkacik, P.T., “Racing to Learn Engineering”, Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Zone 1 Conference, West Point, NY, April 2008
43.    Gall, R. and Tkacik, P.T., “On the Incorporation of Frictional Effects in the Contact Area – Tire/Ground”, presented at the First National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago Ill, July 1991.