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Chi-Ying Liang, Ph.D.

Program Manager for PARASIM® Parachute Simulator Trainer

Principal Research Engineer

Chi-Ying Liang, Ph.D.B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1991

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995

M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000

Since joining STI, Dr. Liang has participated in numerous projects involving mechanical/dynamic system modeling and simulation. Dr. Liang’s main area of research is dynamic system analysis and control theory. He was the Principal Investigator of a project for improving ground vehicle mobility prediction, in which he investigated the powertrain system of hybrid electric vehicles. He also led the effort concerning the development of subsystem models of ground vehicle components.

He extended his interests into air and marine vehicles after joining STI. He has recently worked on a program to develop “smart” force feedback cues to the pilot controls to alleviate loss of control (“Smart-Cue”). Dr. Liang was responsible for implementing the Smart Cue concept and integrating it with STI’s flight simulator. He also was recently the Principal Investigator of a project that focused on the development of a real-time turboshaft engine model for rotorcraft applications. Dr. Liang has significant experience in the development of real-time simulators. He has been involved with the development of STI’s commercial simulator products including a parachute flight training simulator (PARASIM®) and a driving simulator (STISIM Drive®). He has recently developed a helicopter simulator (HeliSim) that utilizes STI’s 3D graphics technology for the investigation of rotorcraft added dynamics and improved autorotation performance.

Selected Bibliography

D. H. Klyde, P. C. Schulze, P. M. Thompson, Ph.D., and C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., “Use of Wavelet Scalograms to Characterize Rotorcraft Pilot-Vehicle System Interactions,” presented at American Helicopter Society 66th Annual Forum, Phoenix, AZ, May 11, 2010. (STI-P-742)

T. T. Myers, C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., R. Mittal, Ph.D., F. Najjar, Ph.D., A. vonLoebbecke, and J. Craley, “Free Fall Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST),” presented at 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar, Seattle, WA, 4-7 May 2009. (AIAA 2009-2919, STI-P-731)

D. H. Klyde, C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., and P. C. Schulze, “Applying Flight Lessons Learned “On-the-Fly”,” presented at AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, IL, 10-13 August 2009. (AIAA 2009-5729, STI-P-727)

D. H. Klyde and C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., “Flight Assessment of Pilot Behavior with Smart-Cue and Smart-Gain Concepts Active,” presented at AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, IL, August 10, 2009. (AIAA 2009-5606, STI-P-734)

D. H. Klyde and C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., “Approach and Landing Flight Evaluation of Smart-Cue and Smart-Gain Concepts,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 1057-1070, 2009. (AIAA 2008-6210, STI-P-710)

J. R. Hogue, C. A. Pelz, N. S. Brickman, C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., J. K. Grant, E. N. Bachelder, Ph.D., and R. D. Gates, “Visual and Instructional Enhanced Ejection and Bailout Virtual Reality Parachute Simulation Training,” presented at 46th Annual SAFE Symposium Reno, NV, October 27-29 2008. (STI-P-716)

C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., R. E. Magdaleno, D. Lee, Ph.D., D. H. Klyde, R. W. Allen, K. Rider, and K. Overmeyer, “A Biodynamic Model for the Assessment of Human Operator Performance under Vibration Environment,” presented at Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa, June 14-16, 2005. (SAE 2005-01-2742, STI-P-653)

P. M. Thompson, Ph.D., C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., D. H. Klyde, and R. W. Allen, “Combined Terrain, Vehicle, and Digital Human Models Used for Human Operator Performance Analysis,” presented at SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Symposium, Rochester, MI, June 15-17, 2004. (SAE 2004-01-2152, STI-P-629)

C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., R. W. Allen, T. J. Rosenthal, J. P. Chrstos, Ph.D., and P. Nunez, “Tire Modeling for Off-Road Vehicle Simulation,” presented at SAE Automotive Dynamics Stability & Control Conference and Exhibition (ADSC), Detroit, MI, May 5-6, 2004. (SAE 2004-01-2058, STI-P-631)

J. G. Howe, J. P. Chrstos, Ph.D., R. W. Allen, T. T. Myers, D. Lee, Ph.D., C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., D. J. Gorsich, and A. Reid, “Quarter car model stress analysis for terrain/road profile ratings,” International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), vol. 36, no. 2/3, pp. 248-269, 2004. (STI-P-643)

C. A. Pelz, N. S. Brickman, C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., J. R. Hogue, and B. L. Aponso, “Tactical Insertion Mission Planning and Rehearsal Using Virtual Reality Simulation,” presented at AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, Austin, TX, August 2003. (AIAA-2003-5610, STI-P-604)

J. G. Howe, D. Lee, Ph.D., C.-Y. Liang, Ph.D., J. P. Chrstos, Ph.D., T. T. Myers, R. W. Allen, D. J. Gorsich, and A. J. Scott, “Development of a Road/Terrain Characterization Rating Tool,” presented at SAE Truck & Bus Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November 10-11, 2003. (SAE 2003-01-3408, STI-P-627)