Department of Mechanical Engineering

Radovan Kovacevic

Director Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Center for Laser-aided Manufacturing
Herman Brown Chair Professor

B.S., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1969; M.S., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1972; Ph.D., University of Montenegro, Yugoslavia, 1978

214-768-4865
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Teaching

Metal Cutting; Machine Tools; Numerical Control; Materials and Processes in Manufacturing; Selected Topics in Manufacturing Processes; Dynamics; Statics; Manufacturing Processes; Computer Control of Machines and Processes; Design for Manufacturing; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Nontraditional Manufacturing Processes; Manufacturing Systems; Design of Control Systems; Selected Topics in Manufacturing


Research

Additive Manufacturing; Abrasive waterjet cutting technology; Friction stir welding; Materials processing by high-power lasers, micro-machining by short-pulse lasers; Application of electron beam for welding and cladding; Sensing and control of manufacturing processes; Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes


Publications

Selected Publications from Over 560 Published:

  • “Thermal-mechanical Model with Adaptive Boundary Conditions for Friction Stir Welding of Al 6061”, by Soundararajan, V., Zekovic, S., and Kovacevic, R., International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 45, issue 14, Nov. 2005, pp. 1577 – 1587, TOP 25 the most cited papers within the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture in 2005
  • “Microstructural Evolution in the Friction Stir Welding 6061 Aluminum Alloy (T6 temper condition) to Copper”, by Ouyang, J., Yarrapareddy, E., and Kovacevic, R., the Journal of Materials Processing, Vol. 172, 2006, pp. 110 – 122, TOP 25 the most cited papers within the Journal of Materials Processing in 2006
  • “Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigations on the Loads Carried by the Tool During Friction Stir Welding”, by Atharifar, H., Lin, D. and Kovacevic, R., the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 18(4), June 2009, pp. 339-350. Appeared on Springer’s website (SpringerLink) as an “Editor’s Choice” article in 2009. “This honor is reflective of the comprehensive nature of your paper and its overall excellence. Only a few papers will be selected each year for Editor’s Choice, which means the paper can be viewed 24/7 worldwide via Springer’s site.” (from the Editor’s Office on Dec. 22, 2008)
  • Momber, A. and Kovacevic, R., “Principles of Abrasive Waterjet Machining Technology”, Springer-Verlag, London, 1998
  • "Welding Processes", edited by R. Kovacevic, ISBN 978-953-51-0854-2, InTech, Nov. 2012, all chapters downloaded 73,476 times by February 14, 2014
  • "Development of a Comprehensive Process Model for Hybrid Laser-arc Welding" by F. Kong and R. Kovacevic, published in the book "Welding Processes", edited by R. Kovacevic, ISBN 978-953-51-0854-2, InTech, Nov. 2012, 4,378 downloads by February 14, 2014 (March 12, 2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/53562
  • "Mitigating Zinc vapor Induced Weld Defect in Laser Welding of Galvanized High-strength Steel by using Different Supplementary Means" by J. Ma, F. Kong, B. Carlson, and R. Kovacevic published in the book "Welding Processes" edited by R. Kovacevic, ISBN 978-953-0854-2 InTech Nov. 2012, 4,378 downloads by February 14, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/53562
  • "Digital Engineering of Bio-Adaptable Dental Implants" by Ch. Gilbert, P. Smith, R. Kovacevic, R. Ajlouni, and K. Ajlouni published in the book "Implant Dentistry - A Rapidly Evolving Practice" edited by I. Turkvilmaz, ISBN 978-953-307-658-4. InTech July 2011 5,161 downloads by February 14, 2014.