International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr. Brendan J Chan
Designation Dr.
Qualification Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (January 2008).
B. S. in Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University (May 2003).
Organization Navistar, Inc., Lisle, Illinois
Email bjchan@gmail.com
Tel No. (540)-239-8279
URL http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brendan-chan/14/35/394
UTAR Contact Person Dr Chew Kuew Wai, chewkw@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Senior Team Lead - Product Dev. Engr., Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Group
    Navistar, Inc., Lisle, Illinois
    (May 2012 – Present)
  • Staff Mechanical/Software Engineer, Charging CoC (PBS/EAC Group)
    (Oct. 2011 – May 2012)
  • Electronic Stability Control Engineer
    (Nov. 2008 – Oct. 2011)
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.
    NVH Test Engineer, NVH and Dynamometer Analysis Department (Chassis System Brakes)
    (Jan. 2008 – Nov. 2008)
  • Engineering Intern, Robust Engineering Department (Chassis Brakes Division)
    (May 2006 – Aug. 2006)
    Robert Bosch LLC.
Teaching & Administration
  • ME2024 (Engineering Design and Economics)
Teaching Interests
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Product Development and Design
Research Interests
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Active safety systems
  • Multibody Dynamics
Funded Research Project
  • Virginia Tech Graduate School Graduate Research and Development Project (GRDP) Grant Fall 2006 cycle
Awards & Honours
  • Received the Ambassador Award from the Malaysian Embassy in the U.S.A in 2003 for outstanding academic performance and extracurricular activity amongst Malaysian Students in the U.S.
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society.
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu, The National Electrical Engineering Honor Society.
  • Recipient of the Ambassador Scholarship, George Bellows Scholarship and Phua Ein Sin Scholarship in MTU.
  • Recipient of the 2007 Virginia Tech Citizen Scholar Award for serving as the Chair of the College of Engineering Graduate Student Committee (COEGSC).
  • Recipient of the 2012 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board (EMB) and enhancing the interchange of technical information.
Professional Membership
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Professional Activities
  • Reviewer for the ISTVS, ASME and SAE journals and conferences. (2007-Present)
  • Member of the SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress Activity Committee (Chassis and Suspension Committee & Braking and Steering Committee). (2007-Present)
  • Memberof the ASME Vehicle Design Committee (2011-Present)
  • Member of the editorial board of ISRN Mechanical Engineering (2010-Present)
  • Member of the editorial board of the SAE Int. Journal of Commercial Vehicles (2011-Present)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Automotive and Transport Engineering (2013-Present)
  • Lead Guest Editor, International Journal of Vehicle Design - Special Issue on Advanced Developments in Tyre Modeling, Analysis and Dynamics. (2011-Present)

Publications & Presentations
Journal Publication
Stuart, J., Cassara, S., Chan, B., and Augustyniak, N., "Recent Experimental and Simulation Efforts to Mitigate Wobble and Shimmy in Commercial Line Haul Vehicles," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 7(2):366-380, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-2314.
Chan, B.J., Sandu, C., "Development of a 3-D Quasi-steady State Tire Model for On-road and Off-road Vehicle Dynamics Simulations: Part III – Off-road Flexible Tire Model", International Journal of Vehicle System Modeling and Testing (Accepted, scheduled publication 2014).
Chan, B. J., Sandu, C., "Development of a 3-D Quasi-steady-state Tire Model for On-road and Off-road Vehicle Dynamics Simulations: Part II – Off-road Rigid Wheel Model", International Journal of Vehicle System Modeling and Testing (Accepted, scheduled publication 2014).
Chan, B. J., Sandu, C., "Development of a 3-D Quasi-static Tire Model for On-road and Off-road Vehicle Dynamics Simulations: Part I – On-road Flexible Tire Model", International Journal of Vehicle System Modeling and Testing, Volume 9, Number 1/2014, pp. 77-105, DOI 10.1504/IJVSMT.2014.059157.
Chan, B.J. and Pandy, A., "Sensor Fusion as the Key in a Unified and Robust Commercial Vehicle Driver Assistance System," SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, October 2012 5:559-570.
Chan, B.J. and Pandy, A., "Forward Collision Mitigation Systems: A Safety Benefits Analysis for Commercial Vehicles via Hardware-in- the-loop Simulation," SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, October 2011 4:222-231.
Chan, B.J., "Evaluation of Full and Partial Stability Systems on Tractor Semi Trailer using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation," SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, December 14, 2010, vol. 3, no. 1 22-31.
Sandu, C., Steets, J., Ballew, B., Chan, B.J., Wilson, N., and Urban, C. – "A Multibody Dynamics Approach to the Modeling of the Three-Piece Truck for Freight Train Suspension", TTCI Technology Digest, Paper no. TD-09-013, (4), May 2009.
Ballew, B., Chan, B. J., Sandu, C., "Multibody Dynamics Modeling of the Freight Train Truck System", Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, 1744-5159, Volume 49, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 501 – 526.
Steets, J., Chan, B. J., Sandu, C., Ballew, B., "A Multibody Dynamics Approach to the Modeling of Friction Wedge Elements for Freight Train Suspensions: Part II – Simulation and Analysis", ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 8, August 2010, pp. 717-726.
Steets, J., Chan, B. J., Sandu, C., "A Multibody Dynamics Approach to the Modeling of Friction Wedge Elements for Freight Train Suspensions: Part 1 - Theoretical Modeling", ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 8, August 2010, pp. 709-716.
Sandu, C., Sandu, A., Chan, B.J., and Ahmadian, M. – "A Response Spectral Decomposition Approach for the Control of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems", Int. Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1, (26), 2008.

Conference Publication
Chan, B.J., "Development of a Mass-customizable Medium-duty Vocational Commercial Vehicle Using Multibody Dynamics," 2013 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, October 1-3, 2013, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J. and Pandy, A., "Sensor Fusion as the Key in a Unified and Robust Commercial Vehicle Driver Assistance System," 2012 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, October 2-3, 2012, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J., Jensen, W. and Macnamara, J., "Development of a Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation of a Tractor-trailer Combination Vehicle with B-Double Trailers," 2012 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, October 2-3, 2012, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J., "Electronic Stability Control as Standard on Heavy Duty Emergency Vehicles: A Simulation Analysis," 2011 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, September 13-14, 2011, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J. and Pandy, A., "Forward Collision Mitigation Systems: A Safety Benefits Analysis for Commercial Vehicles via Hardware-in- the-loop Simulation," 2011 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, September 13-14, 2011, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J., "Evaluation of Full and Partial Stability Systems on Tractor Semi Trailer using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation," 2010 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, October 5-6, 2010, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J., Sandu, C., "A Semi-Analytical Approach To Off-Road Tire Modeling For Vehicle Dynamics Simulations", Proceedings of 16th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems, Turin, Italy, November 25-28, 2008.
Chan, B.J., Sandu, C., "Development Of A Multibody Dynamics Ford Expedition Model For Handling Simulation Analysis", Proceedings of 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), 10th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies (AVTT), New York City, New York, USA, August 3 - 6, 2008.
Chan, B.J., Sandu, C., Hissong, E., Southward, S., "Development And Design Of A Cost-Efficient Tire Mechanics Testing Apparatus", Proceedings of 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), 10th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies (AVTT), New York City, New York, USA, August 3 - 6, 2008.
Ballew, B., Chan, B.J., and Sandu, C., “Three-Piece Half-Truck Multibody Dynamics Models for Freight Train Suspensions”, Proceedings of the 2008 Annual ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference (JRC), Wilmington, DE, USA, 22 - 23 April 2008.
Chan, B.J., and Sandu, C., “A Novel Wheel-Soil Interaction Model For Off-Road Vehicle Dynamics Simulation”, Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), 9th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies (AVTT), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4-7, 2007.
Steets, J., Chan, B.J., and Sandu, C., “A Multibody Dynamics Approach to Friction Wedge Modeling for Freight Train Suspensions”, Proceedings of the 2007 Annual ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference (JRC), Pueblo, Colorado, USA, 13-14 March 2007.
Chan, B.J. and Sandu, C., Streett, T. and Ko, A., “Modeling and Simulation of a VTOL UAV for Landing Gear Performance Evaluation”, 2007 SPIE International Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida, USA, 9-13 April 2007.
Chan, B.J., Sandu, C. and Ahmadian, M., “Development of a Virtual Terramechanics Rig for Experimental Validation”, 2006 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, October 31 - November 2, 2006, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Chan, B.J. and Sandu, C., “Development of a Virtual 7-Post Test Rig for Experimental Validation”, Proceedings of IMECE’06: ASME 8th Annual Symposium on “Advanced Vehicle Technologies”, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 5-10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA.
Chan, B.J., Thompson, N., Sandu, C., Dankowicz, H., “A Novel Tire-soil Interaction Model for Simulation of Off-road Vehicles” , Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems, Hayama, Japan, September 25-29, 2005.
Sandu, C., Sandu, A., Chan, B.J, and Ahmadian, M., “Treatment of Constrained Multibody Dynamic Systems with Uncertainties”, SAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition, April 2005, Detroit, MI, USA, Military Vehicle - Vehicle Modeling and Simulation.
Sandu, C., Sandu, A., Chan, B.J., Ahmadian, M., “Treating Uncertainties in Multibody Dynamic Systems using a Polynomial Chaos Spectral Decomposition”, Proceedings of IMECE’04: ASME International Sixth Annual Symposium on “Advanced Vehicle Technologies”, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 14-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA, USA
Sandu, A., Sandu, C., Chan, B.J., Ahmadian, M., “Control of Mechanical Systems using a Parameterized Spectral Decomposition Approach ”, Proceedings of IMECE’04: ASME International Sixth Annual Symposium on “Advanced Vehicle Technologies”, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 14-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA, USA. 
Chan, B.J. and Sandu, C. – “A Ray Tracing Approach to Simulation and Evaluation of a Real-time Quarter Car Model With Semi-active  Suspension System using Matlab”, Proceedings of ASME International, 19th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Active and Hybrid Vibration Control Symposium Sept 2-6, 2003, Chicago, Illinois.
Quarterly Activites
April - June 2018
  • In contact with Dr. Brendan regarding his planning to visit Malaysia. He will check the schedule and feedback to me shortly. I mentioned about my wishes to invite him to give a talk to UTAR student about his expertise on vehicular technology.
January - March 2018
  • The appointment of Dr.Brendan as ICP is always laps. After some discussion, he agreed his appointent to be renewed.
October - December 2017
  • Having a short Skype discussion witth Dr. Brendan about the planning for the coming year 2018. He suggests to visit UTAR and deliver a talk during his visit (Actual date yet to be determined.)
July - September 2017
  • Dr. Brendan is planned to visit Malaysia early 2018. Will invite him to visit UTAR for a technical talk.
April - June 2017
  • No direct contact with Dr. Brendan. However, he is still arranging his schedule and try to visit UTAR by end of the year.
January - March 2017
  • Waiting for the confirmaiton from Dr. Brendan whether he will visit Malaysia (UTAR) for the year 2017. Dr. Brendan shows his interested to visit UTAR and share his latest R&D activities.
October - December 2016
  • No physical meeting with Dr. Brendan, having short discussion over mail to plan for possible visit to UTAR on year 2017.
July - September 2016
  • No direct activity for the past three months. An email has been seen to Dr. Brendan to request if he will come to Malaysia and pay UTAR a visit.
January - March 2016
  • Regularly provide an input on his research work and share his idea on research. Planning to co-supervise a postgradute student
October - December 2015
  • Dr. Brendan has visited UTAR and have round table discussion with CVT members at 19 Oct 2015. The discussion is about current research focus area and possible collaboration
July - September 2015
  • Dr. Brendan will visit KL from 17-21st Oct 2015. He will visit to UTAR on 19th and 20th to meet with CVT researchers and some technical sharing.
April - June 2015
  • Beside a normal emailing. We had a video conferencing meeting before the relocation of utar campus from setapak to Sg. Long.
January - March 2015
  • Conducted video conferencing with him and gone through some discussion about the possible collaboration. He agreed to be the co-supervisor for postgradaute sutdent.
October - December 2014
  • General communication through email, have some discussion on research project. Looking for research title where both parties can work together.