Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


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Representative Papers

Year 2021

  • Pengfei Dong, Hozhabr Mozafari, Juhwan Lee, Yazan Gharaibeh, Vladislav N. Zimin, Luis A. P. Dallan, Hiram G. Bezerra, David L. Wilson, Linxia Gu. Selection of post-dilation balloon diameter and inflation pressure for improving stent expansion in calcified coronary artery, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
  • Wen Shi, Pengfei Dong, Mitchell Kuss; Linxia Gu, Forrest Kievit, Hyung Joon Kim, and Bin Duan, 2021. Design and Evaluation of an In Vitro Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Modeling System Using 3D Printed Mini Impact Device on the 3D Cultured Human iPSC Derived Neural Progenitor Cells. Advanced Healthcare Materials.
  • Thais Sousa, Nilabh Kajave, Pengfei Dong, Linxia Gu, Stephanie Florczyk, Vipuil Kishore, 2021. Optimization of Freeze-FRESH Methodology for 3D Printing of Microporous Collagen Constructs. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

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Vascular Mechanics

  1. Zhao, S., and Gu, L.X., 2014. Implementation and Validation of Aortic Remodeling in Hypertensive Rats. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the ASME.136(9), 091007 (8 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4027939
  2. Zhao S., Gu, L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2013. Experimental Investigations of the Stent-Artery Interaction. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 37(7), 463-469. DOI: 10.3109/03091902.2013.831491
  3. Gu, L.X., and Cutler, E., 2013. Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Asymptomatic Gas Emboli on the Vessel Wall. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 13(4), 1350064 (11 pages). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519413500644
  4. Zhao, S., Gu, L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2012. On the importance of modeling stent procedure for predicting arterial mechanics, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 134, 121005 (6 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4023094.
  5. Zhao S., Gu L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2012. Effects of Arterial Strain and Stress in the Prediction of Restenosis Risk: Computer modeling of stent trials. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 2(3), 158-163. DOI: 10.1007/s13534-012-0067-6
  6. Steinert B.D., Zhao S., Gu L.X., 2012. Monitoring the Wall Mechanics during Stent Deployment in a Vessel, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 63, e3945, DOI: 10.3791/3945
  7. Zhao S., Gu, L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2012. Performance of Self-expanding Nitinol Stent in a Curved Artery: Impact of stent length and deployment orientation. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.134, 071007 (6 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4007095
  8. Gu, L.X., Zhao, S., and Froemming, S.R., 2012. Arterial Wall Mechanics and Clinical Implications after Coronary Stenting: Comparisons of Three Stent Designs, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 4(2). DOI: 10.1142/S1758825112500135
  9. Zhao S., Gu, L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2012. Finite Element Analysis of the Implantation of a Self-Expanding Stent: Impact of Lesion Calcification. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 6(2),021001 (6 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4006357
  10. Zhao S., Liu, C., and Gu, L.X., 2012. The Impact of Wire Stent Fabrication Technique on the Performance of Stent Placement. ASME Journal of Medical Devices 6(1), 011007 (4 pages) DOI: 10.1115/1.4005788
  11. Gu, L.X.,Kasavajhala, A.R.M., Lang, H.L., and Hammel, J.M., 2012. Experimental and Numerical investigation of Vascular Suture Closure. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 2(1), 46-51, DOI: 10.1007/s13534-012-0046-y
  12. Zhao, S., Li, W., and Gu, L.X., 2012. Biomechanical Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture Risk: Sensitivity Analysis, J of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 664-671. DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2012.511083
  13. Zhao S., Gu L.X., and Froemming, S.R., 2011. Assessment of Shape Memory Alloy stent Deployment in a Stenosed Artery. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 1(4), 226-231, DOI: 10.1007/s13534-011-0036-5.
  14. Gu, L.X., Zhao, S., Muttyam A.K., and Hammel, J.M., 2010. The Relation between the Arterial Stress and Restenosis Rate after Coronary Stenting. ASME Journal of Medical Devices 4(3), 031005(7 pages). DOI:10.1115/1.4002238       
  15. Gu, L.X., Kumar, A.V., Santra, S., and Mericle, R.A., 2005. Finite Element Analysis of the Covered Microstent. Journal of Biomechanics, 38(6), 1221-1227. DOI:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2004.06.008

    Traumatic Brian Injury

  16.  Hua, Y., Akular, P., Gu, L.X., Berg, J., and Nelson, C.A., 2014. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Mechanism of Blast Wave Transmission through a Surrogate Head, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics-Transactions of the ASME. 134, 121005 (9 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4026156
  17. Gu, L.X., Chafi, M.S., Ganpule S., and Chandra, N., 2012. The Influence of Heterogeneous Meninges on the Brain Mechanics under Primary Blast Loading. Composites Part B: Engineering, 43(8), 3160-3166. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.04.014
  18. Ganpule S., Gu, L.X., Alai, A., and Chandra, N., 2012. Role of Helmet in the Mechanics of Shock Wave Propagation under Blast Loading Conditions. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 15(11), 1233-1244. DOI:10.1080/10255842.2011.597353
  19. Chafi, M.S.,Ganpule S.,Gu, L.X., and Chandra, N., 2011. Dynamic Response of Brain Subjected to Blast Loadings: Influence of Frequency Ranges. International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM), 3(4), 803-823. DOI: 10.1142/S175882511100124X


  20. Hua, Y., Akular, P., and Gu, L.X., 2014. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Carbon Fiber Sandwich Panels Subjected to Blast Loading. Composites Part B-Engineering, 56, 456-463. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.08.070
  21. Hua, Y., Gu, L.X. and Watanabe H., 2013. Micromechanical Analysis of Nanoparticle- Reinforced Dental Composites. International Journal of Engineering Science, 69, 69-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2013.04.001
  22. Hua, Y., and Gu, L.X., 2013. Prediction of the thermal-mechanical behavior of particle-reinforced metal matrix composites, Composites Part B: Engineering. 45(1), 1464-1470. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.09.056
  23. Hua, Y., Kasavajhala, A.R.M., and Gu, L.X., 2013. Elastic-Plastic Analysis and Strength Evaluation of Adhesive Joints in Wind Turbine Blades. Composites Part B: Engineering, 44, 650-656. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.02.001
  24. Hua, Y., Gu, L.X., and Trogdon M.(Undergraduate), 2012. Three Dimensional Modeling of Carbon/Epoxy to Titanium Single-lap Joints with Variable Adhesive Recess Length. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (IJAA), 38, 25-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2012.06.003
  25. Kasavajhala, A.R.M., and Gu, L.X., 2011. Fracture Analysis of Kevlar-49/Epoxy and E-Glass/Epoxy Doublers for Reinforcement of Cracked Aluminum Plates. Composite Structures, 93(8), 2090-2095. DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.02.012  
  26. Gu, L.X., Kasavajhala, A.R.M., and Zhao, S., 2011. Finite Element Analysis of Cracks in Aging Aircraft Structures with Bonded Composite-Patch Repairs. Composites Part B: Engineering, 42(3), 505-510. DOI:10.1016/j.compositesb.2010.11.014  

    Energy and Algorithm

  27. Wang, S.M., Shen, Z.G., and Gu, L.X., 2012. The impact of roof pitch and ceiling insulation on cooling load of naturally-ventilated attics, Energies, 5(7), 2178-2196; DOI:10.3390/en5072178
  28. Wang,S.M., Shen, Z.G., and Gu, L.X., 2012. Numerical Simulation of Buoyancy-driven Turbulent Ventilation in Attic Space under Winter Conditions, Energy and Buildings, 47, 360-368. DOI:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.12.012
  29. Kumar, A.V., Burla, R., Padmanabhan, S., and Gu, L.X., 2008. Finite Element Analysis using Nonconforming Mesh. ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 8(3), 031005(11 pages). DOI:10.1115/1.2956990