Publications

Journal papers by year:

Journal Papers

  1. Zhang, Z., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Hot Cladding of Co-Cr-W Metal Cored Wire”, The Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 128(2020) 105998
  2. Kong, F., Lavoie, J.P., Kleine, K., and Kovacevic, R., ”Computational Modeling and Experimental Validations of the Heat Transfer and Residual Stresses in the Aluminum 6061-T6 Plate Welded by an Adjustable Ring Mode (ARM) Laser”, Journal of Light Metal Welding, Vol. 58(2020) No. 8, pp. 1-7
  3. Mohammadpour, M., Wang, L., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Adjustable Ring Mode and Single Mode Fiber Laser: A Performance Comparison”, Manufacturing Letters, 25(2020), 50-55
  4. Mohammadpour, M., Yang, B., Wang, H-P., Forrest, J., Poss, M., Blair, C., and Kovacevic, R., “Influence of Laser Beam Inclination Angle on Galvanized Steel Laser Braze Quality”, Optics and Laser Technology, 129(2020) 106303
  5. Wang, L., Mohammadpour, M., Yang, B., Gao, X., Lavoie, J.P., Kleine, K., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Monitoring of Keyhole Entrance and Molten Pool with Quality Analysis during Adjustable Ring Mode Laser Welding”, Applied Optics, Vol. 59, No. 6 Feb. 20, 2020, pp. 1576 – 1584 (2020 Editor’s Pick)
  6. Wei, L., Bell, A., Wang, Z., Zhang, Z., and Kovacevic, R., “Evaluation of the Slurry Erosion Resistance of the Body Materials of Oil and Gas Drill Bits with a Modified Abrasive Waterjet”, Wear, 456-457(2020) 203364
  7. Wang, L., Mohammadpour, M., Gao, X., Lavoie, J.P., Kleine, K., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Adjustable Ring Mode (ARM) Laser Welding of Stainless Steels”, the Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 137(2021) 106360
  8. Sayeed, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Optimization of Processing Parameters in Fiber Laser Cladding by Using Cored Wire”, the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2020), Vol. 111(9), 2553-2568
     

Journal Papers

  1. Zhang, Z., and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Cladding of Iron Based Erosion Resistant Metal Matrix Composites”, The Journal of Manufacturing Processes
  2. Akbari, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Joining of Elements Fabricated by a  Robotized Laser/Wire Direct Energy Deposition Process by Using an Autogenous Laser Welding”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2019) 100: 2971-2980
  3. Sayeed, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Improvement of wear resistance of the Nickle-based Alloy Mixed with Rare Earth elements by High Power Direct Diode Laser Cladding”, Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, (2019) 6:173-188 
  4. Zhang, Z. and Kovacevic, R., “A Thermo-Mechanical Model for Simulating the Temperature and Stress Distribution during Laser Cladding Process”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 102, Issue 1-4, pp. 457-472
  5. Akbari, M. and Kovacevic, R. “Closed Loop Control of Melt Pool Width in robotized Laser Powder-Direct Energy Deposition Process”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  6. Hatamleh, M.I., Mahadevan, J., Malik, A.S., Qian, D., and Kovacevic, R., “Prediction of Residual Stress Random Fields for Selective Laser Melting A357 Aluminum Alloy Subjected to Laser Shock Peening”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  7. Akbari, M and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Drive Deposition”, featured in Materials World Magazine (IOM3), sept. 2019, pp. 49-51
     

Journal Papers

  1. Dezhparvarderakhshan, E., Yazdian, N., Craft, B., Smith, S. and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of Residual Stress and Welding Distortion Induced by Laser-based Welding Processes of Thin Structural Steel Plates in Butt Joint Configuration”, The Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 104(2018) 170-182
  2. Mohammadpour, M., Yazdian, N., Wang, H-P., Carlson, B., Kovacevic, R., “Effect of filler wire composition on performance of Al/Galvanized steel joints by twin spot laser welding-brazing method”, The Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 31(2018) 20-34 
  3. Yazdian, N., Mohammadpour, M., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding of 304L Stainless Steel Tubes: Part 2- Effect of Filler Wires on Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior”, The International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 163, 45-54 (2018)
  4. Yazdian, N., Dezhparvarderakhshan, E., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding of 304L Stainless Steel Tubes: Part 1 – Pore Mitigation, Thermal Analysis, and Mechanical Properties”, The International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 163(2018) 75-93
  5. Sayeed, M.,Rajamure, R.S., Zhang, Z., Balu, P. Dahotre, N.B., and Kovacevic, R., “Tailoring Corrosion Resistance of Laser Cladding Ni/WC Surface by Adding Rare Earth Elements”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2018, 97: 4043-4054
  6. Atabaki, M.M., Yazdian, N., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid laser/arc welding of thick high-strength steel in different configurations”, Advances in Manufacturing, Vol. 6 (2018), No. 2, pp. 176-188
  7. Yazdian, N., Dezhparvarderakhshan, E., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Prediction and experimental Analysis of the Residual Stress Fields and Generated Distortion in Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding Thick Plates of High-Strength Steels”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2018) 98: 2725-2735   
  8. Yang, G., Sheng, J., Tong, W., Carlson, B., Wang, H.P., and Kovacevic, R., “Tensile Behavior of Fusion-Brazed Aluminum Alloy Coach-Peel Joints Fabricated by a Dual-Beam Laser”,  The Journal of Materials Processing, 261(2018) 184-192
  9. Akbari, M., and Kovacevic, R., “An Investigation on Mechanical and Microstructural Properties of 316LSi Parts Fabricated by a Robotized Laser/Wire Direct Metal Deposition System”, Additive Manufacturing, 23(2018) 487-497
  10. Mohammadpour, M., Yazdian, N., Yang, G., Wang, H.P., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Effect of Dual Laser Beam on Dissimilar Welding/Brazing of Aluminum to Galvanized Steel”, Optics and Laser Technology, 98 (2018) 214-228
  11. Ding, Y., Akbari, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Process Planning for Laser Wire-feed Metal Additive Manufacturing System”,  The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, March 2018, Vol. 95, Issues 1-4, pp. 355-365     

Journal Papers

  1. Yang, G., Ma, J., Wang, H-P, Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Studying the Effect of Lubricant on Laser Joining of AA 6111 Panels with the Addition of AA 4047 Filler Wire”, Materials and Design, 116(2017) 176-187
  2. Ding, Y. and Kovacevic, R., “Process Planning for 8-axis Robotized Laser-based Direct Metal Deposition System: a Case on Building Revolved Part”, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 44 (2017) 67-76
  3. Atabaki, M.M., Leggett, P., Yang, G., and Kovacevic, R., “Shallow Penetration Laser-based Brazing of Aluminum Alloy (AA6111)", The Journal of Laser Applications, Vol. 29, Issue 1, 012019 (2017)
  4. Zhang, Z., Yu, T., and Kovacevic, R., “Erosion and Corrosion Resistance of Laser Cladded AISI 420 Stainless Steel Reinforced with VC”, Applied Surface Science, 410(2017) 225-240 
  5. Yang, G., Ma, J., Carlson, B., Wang, H-P., and Kovacevic, R., “Effect of Laser Beam Configuration on Microstructure Evolution and Join Performance in Laser Joining AA 6111 Panels with AA 4047 Filler Wire”, Materials and Design, 123(2017) pp. 197-210 
  6. Yang, G., Ma, J., Carlson, B., Wang, H-P., Atabaki, M., and Kovacevic, R. “Decreasing the Surface Roughness of Aluminum Alloy Welds Fabricated by a Dual Laser Beam”, Materials and Design, 127 (2017) 287 – 296
  7. Yang, G., Mohammadpour, M., Ma, J., Yazdian, N., Wang, H-P., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Cross-Beam Laser Joining of AA 6111 to Galvanized Steel in a Coach Peel Configuration”, Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing (2017) 4:45-59
  8. Gadag, Sh., Kovacevic, R., and Ramani, N., “Laser Micromachining of Transparent Dielectrics – Glass and Quartz using Nano Short Pulsed Nd:YVO4 Laser Harmonics”, Aug. 15th, 2017, Lasers Today
  9. Ding, Y., Akbari, M., nd Kovacevic, R., “Process Planning for Laser Wire-feed Metal Additive Manufacturing System”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

 

Conference Papers

  1. Akbari, M., Ding, Y., and Kovacevic, R., “Process Development for a Robotized Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing”, MSEC2017, No. of Paper – 2951, Las Vegas, NE, October 2017
  2. Warton, J. and Kovacevic, R., “Automated Design to Fabrication for Architectural Envelops: A Stadium Skin Case Study”, FABRICATE 2017 – Conference Proceedings, 2017

 

Book Chapters

  1. Harooni, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Welding of Magnesium Alloys: Issues and Remedies”, in the book “Magnesium Alloys”, Edited by Dr. M. Aliofkhazraei, InTech-Open Science, ISBN 978-953-51-2898-4, Published Feb. 1, 2017
  2. Ding, Y., Akbari, M., Gao, X-L., Li, A, and Kovacevic, R., “Fabricating Metallic Metamaterials using a Robotized Laser Powder-feed Metal Additive Manufacturing System”, in the book “Advances in Manufacturing Technologies for Materials: Engineering and Engineered”, 2017

Journal Papers

  1. Ding, Y., Zhang, X., and Kovacevic, R., “A Laser-based Machine Vision Measurement System for Laser Forming”, Measurement, 82 (2016) pp. 345 – 354
  2. Ding, Y., Warton, J., and Kovacevic, R., “Development of Sensing and Control System for Robotized Laser-based Direct Metal Addition System”, The Journal of Additive Manufacturing, 10 (2016), 24 - 35 
  3. Ma, J., Atabaki, M.Liu, W., Pillai,R., Kumar, B., Vasudevan, U., and Kovacevic, R., “Laser-based Welding of 17-4 PH Martensitic Stainless Steel in a  Tubular Butt Joint Configuration with a Built-in Backing Bar”, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 82, Aug. 2016, 38 – 52
  4. Atabaki, M., Ma, J., and Kovacevic, R., “High Power Laser Welding of Thick Steel Plates in a Horizontal Butt Joint Configuration”, Optics and Laser Technology, 83 (2016) 1-12
  5. Ding, Y. and Kovacevic, R., “Feasibility Study on 3-D Printing of Metallic Structural Materials using Robotized Laser-based Metal Additive Manufacturing”, The Journal of Materials, 68(7), 2016, pp. 1774-1779
  6. Zhe, Z., and Kovacevic, R., “Multi Response Optimization of Laser Cladding Steel with VC using Grey Relational Analysis in Taguchi Method”, The Journal of Materials, 68(7), 2016, pp. 1762-1773
  7. Fortier, A., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Fundamental FEM Modeling Approach of Residual Stress Propagation in Sn-based Electroplated Films Prone to Sn Whiskers Growth”, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 6, No. 5, May 2016
  8. Atabaki, M., Yazadin, N., and Kovacevic, R., “Partial Penetration Laser-based Welding of Aluminum Alloy (AA 5083-H32)”, Optik, 127 (2016) 6782-6804
  9. Ding, Y., Huang, W., and Kovacevic, R., “An On-line Shape-matching Weld Seam Tracking System”, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 42(2016) 103-112
  10. Zhe, Z., Farahmand, P. and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Cladding of 420 Stainless Steel with Molybdenum on Mild Steel A 36 by a High Power Direct Diode Laser”, Materials and Design, Vol. 109, 5 Nov. 2016, pp. 686 – 699
  11. Chu, T.G., Khouja, N., Chahine, G., Kovacevic, R., Koike, M., and Okabe, T., “In-vivo Evaluation of a Novel Custom-Made Press-Fit Dental Implant Through Electron Beam Melting (EBM), The International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science, 3(11) 2016, pp. 358-365

 

Conference Papers

  1. Atabaki, M., Levert, E., Yazdian, N., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser/arc welding of thick high-strength quenched and tempered steel in butt and T-joint configuration”, presented at the 2016 IIW Annual Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, July 2016, Doc. XII-2279-16/IV-1286-16/212-1448-16/I-1280-16
  2. Gadag, Sh. And Kovacevic, R., “Laser Micromachining of Transparent Dielectrics – Glass and Quartz using Nano Short Pulsed Nd:YVO4 Laser Harmonics”, presented at the 35th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), Paper No. 2005, Oct. 16-20, 2016, San Diego, CA.

Journal Papers

  1. Jamshidinia, M and Kovacevic, R., “The Influence of Heat Accumulation on the Surface Roughness in Powder-bed Additive Manufacturing”, The Journal of Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, a Special issue, 3(2015) 014003
  2. Liu, W., Ma, J., Atabaki, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Joining of Advanced High-strength Steel to Al 6061 Alloy by Using Fe/Al Structural Transition Joint”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 68 (2015), pp. 146-157
  3. Harooni, M., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Two-pass Laser Welding of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 216 (2015), pp.  114-122
  4. Liu, W., Ma, J., Atabaki, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Laser Hot-wire Welding”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2015) 78, pp. 1485-1499
  5. Liu, W., Ma, J., Kong, F., Liu, Sh., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerically Modeling and Experimental Verification of Residual Stresses in Autogenous Laser Welding of High-strength Steel”, The Journal of Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, (2015) 2, pp. 24 – 42
  6. Liu, W., Ma, J., Atabaki, M., Pillai, R., Kumar, B., Vasudevan, U., Sreshta, D., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser-Arc Welding of 17-4 PH Martensitic Stainless Steel”, The Journal of Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2015, pp. 74-90
  7. Farahmand, P. and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Cladding Assisted with an Induction Heater (LCAIH) of Ni-60%WC Coating”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 222(2015) , pp. 244-258
  8. Farahmand, P., Frosell, T., McGregor, M,  and Kovacevic, R., “Comparative Study of the Slurry Erosion Behavior of Laser Cladded Ni-WC Composite Coating Modified by Nanocrystalline WC and La2O3”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2015) 79,  pp. 1607-1621
  9. Liu, Sh., Lui, W., and Kovacevic, R., “Experimental Investigation of Laser Hot-wire Cladding”, The Journal of Engineering Manufacture, (2015) 78, pp. 1485-1499
  10. Atabaki, M., Ma, J., Liu, W. and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding of Advanced High Strength Steel to Aluminum Alloy by Using structural Transition Insert”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 75(2015)  pp. 120-135
  11. Farahmand, P. and Kovacevic, R., “Corrosion and Wear Behavior of  Laser Cladded Ni-WC Coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 276 (2015), pp. 121-135
  12. Jamshidinia, M., Wang, L., Tong, W., Ajlouni, R., and Kovacevic, R., “Fatigue Properties of a Dental Implant Produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM)”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 226(2015), pp. 255-263
  13. Liu, Sh., Zhang, Y., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study of Powder Flow Distribution in High Power Diode Laser Cladding Process”, The Journal of Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, (2015) Vol. 2, pp. 199-218
  14. Jamashidinia, M., Atabaki, M., Zahiri, M., Kelly, S., Sadek, A., and Kovacevic, R., “Microstructural Modification of Ti-6Al-4V by using an In-situ Printed Heat Sink in Electron Beam Melting (EBM)”, The Journal of Materials Processing, 226(2015) 264-271
  15. Atabaki, M., Ma, J., Liu, W., and Kovacevic, R., “Pore Formation and Its Mitigation During Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding of Advanced High Strength Steel”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 67 (2015) 509-521

Journal Papers

  1. Asgharifar, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Dynamic Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Joint under Solid Particle Impact”, The International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesive, 50(2014)  pp. 17 -31
  2. Harooni, M., Ma, J., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Detection of Defects in Laser Welding of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy in Zero-Gap Lap Joint Configuration by a Real-time Spectroscopic Analysis”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 56(2014), pp. 54-66
  3. Ma, J., Harooni, M., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Dissimilar Joining of Galvanized High-Strength Steel to Aluminum Alloy in a Zero-Gap Lap Joint Configuration by Two-Pass Laser Welding”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 58(2014) 390-401
  4. Harooni, M., Carlson, B., Strohmeier, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Pore Formation Mechanism in Laser Welding of Magnesium Alloy AZ31B in Lap Joint Configuration”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 58 (2014), pp. 265-276
  5. Asgharifar, M., Atabaki, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Characterization of the Surface Topography of Arc-treated Aluminum Alloys by Fractal Geometry”, Manufacturing Letters, 2(2014) 26-29
  6. Atabaki, M., Nikodinovski, M., Chenier, P., Ma, J., Liu, W., and Kovacevic, R., “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Hybrid Laser Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys in the Thick T-Joint Configuration”,  The Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 59 (2014) pp.  68-92
  7. Liu, W., Liu, Sh., Ma, J., and Kovacevic, R., “Real-time Monitoring of Laser Hot-wire Welding Process”, The Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 57(2014) pp. 66-76.
  8. Jamshidinia, M., Lui, W., Tong, W., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “The Bio-Compatible Dental Implant Designed by using Non-stochastic Porosity Produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM)”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.02.025, 214 (2014)  pp. 1728-1739.
  9. Liu, Sh. and Kovacevic, R., “Study of a Hollow Laser Beam for Cladding”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, JAMT-D-13-02076R1, Vol. 73, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 147-159.
  10. Ma, J., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Study on the Strength and Failure Modes of Laser Welded Galvanized DP980 Steel Lap Joints”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214(2014)  pp.1696-1709
  11. Liu, Sh., Liu, W., Ma, J., Masoud, H., and Kovacevic, R., “Real-time Monitoring of Laser Hot-wire Cladding of Inconel 625”, The Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 62(2014)  pp.124-134
  12. Farahmand, P., and Kovacevic, R., “An Experimental-numerical Investigation of Heat Distribution and Stress Field in single- and Multi-track laser Cladding by a High-power Direct Diode  Laser”, The Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 63(2014) 154-168
  13. Asgarifar, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Wettability Characterization and Adhesion Enhancement of Arc-treated Surface of Aluminum Alloys”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2014) 71: 1463 – 1481.
  14. Liu, Sh. And Kovacevic, R., “Statistical Analysis and Optimization of Processing Parameters in High-power Direct Diode Laser Cladding”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 74 (2014) 867-878
  15. Liu, Sh., Farahmand, P., and Kovacevic, R., “Optical Monitoring of High-power Direct Diode Laser Cladding”, Optics and Laser Technology, 64 (2014) 363-376
  16. Harooni, M., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Dual-beam Laser Welding of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy in Zero-gap Lap Joint Configuration”,  Optics and Laser Technology, 56 (2014) 247-255
  17. Liu, W., Ma, J., Yang, G., and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser/Arc Welding of Advanced High-strength Steel”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214(12), 2014, pp. 2823-2833
  18. Atabaki, M., Ma, J., Liu, W., Guang, Y., and Kovacevic, R. “Hybrid Laser Arc Welding of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) in Different Butt Joint Configurations”, The Journal of Materials and Design, 64 (2014) pp. 573-587
  19. Atabaki, M., Nikodinovski, M., Chenier, P., Ma, J., Harooni, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steels: An Overview”, The Journal of Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 59-78, 2014
  20. Farahmand, P., Kovacevic, R., “Parametric Study and Multi-response Optimization of Laser Cladding AISI H13 using High Power Direct Diode Laser”, The Journal of Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, (2014), Vol. 1(2014),  pp. 1-20
  21. Farahmand, P., Liu, Sh., Zhang, Z., and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Cladding assisted by Induction Heating of Ni-WC Composite Enhanced by Nano-WC and La2O3”, Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 15421 – 15438

 

Book Chapter

  1. Warton, J., Dwivedi, R., and Kovacevic, R., “Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Alloys – An Architectural Case”, presented at the RobArch2014, published in W. McGee and M. Ponce de Leon (Eds.), Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2014

 

Conference Papers

  1. Jamshidinia, M. and Kovacevic, R., “The Influence of Heat Accumulation on the Surface Roughness in Additive Manufacturing by Electron Beam Melting (EBM)”, the Proc. of the ASPE Spring Topical Meeting: Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing, pp. 45-50, April 13-16, 2014, Berkeley, CA
  2. Ma, J., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Recent Developments in Welding of Galvanized High-Strength Steels in a Lap Joint Configuration”, in the Proc. of the Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI, Oct. 22-24, 2014, Livonia, MI
  3. Anago, J., Kong, F., Carlson, B., Ma, J., and Kovacevic, R., “FE-based Fatigue Life Prediction of Laser Welded lap Joint of DP980 Steel under Constant Amplitude Loading Mode”, in the Proc. of the Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI, Oct. 22-24, 2014, Livonia, MI
  4. Harooni, M., Carlson, B., Wang, H.P., and Kovacevic, R., “Issues and Remedies in Laser Welding of Similar and Dissimilar Alloy Sheets for Automotive Industry: An Overview”, in the Proc. of the Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI, Oct. 22-24, 2014, Livonia, MI
  5. Leggett, P., Carlson, B., Wang, HP., and Kovacevic, R. “Optimization of Split-Beam laser Braze-Welding of AA 6111 in a Coach-Peel Joint Configuration using a Hybrid Taguchi-Grey Relation Grade Method”, in the Proc. of the Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI, Oct. 22-24, 2014, Livonia, MI
  6. Warton, J. and Kovacevic, R., “Additive Manufacturing, Assemblage, and Material Agencies”, presented at the Texas Society of Architects’ 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, Nov. 6-8, 2014, Houston, TX.

Journal Papers

  1. Ma, J., Kong., F, Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Two-Pass Laser Welding of Galvanized High-strength Dual-Phase Steel for a Zero-gap Lap Joint Configuration”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 213 (2013) 495-507
  2. Santhanakrishnan, S., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “An Experimentally-based Thermo-kinetic Phase Transformation Model for Multi-pass Laser Heat Treatment by using High-power Direct Diode Laser”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2013) 64: pp. 219-238
  3. Balu, P., Kong, F., Hamid, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Finite Element Modeling of Solid Particle Erosion in AISI 4140 Steel and Nickel-Tungsten Carbide Composite Material”, The Journal of Tribology International, 62(2013) 18-28
  4. Balu, P., Leggett, P., Hamid, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Multi-response Optimization of Laser-based Powder Deposition of Multi-track Single Layer Hastelloy C-276”, The International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 28(2013)173-182
  5. Kong, F., Santhanakrishnan, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Modeling and Experimental Study of Thermally Induced Residual Stresses in a Direct Diode Laser Heat Treatment of Dual-Phase 980 Steel”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (2013) Vol. 68, pp: 2419-2430
  6. Mazar Atabaki, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Graphene Composites as Anode Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Electronic Materials Letters, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013), pp. 133-153
  7. Kong, F. and Kovacevic, R., “Residual Stress Surface Measurement and Mechanical Properties Testing of Thick High Strength Steel Butt Joints Obtained by Hybrid Laser-GMA Welding”, The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Vol. 48, Issue 7, 2013, pp. 437 - 445
  8. Kong, F., Liu, W., Ma, J., Levert, E., and Kovacevic, R., “Feasibility Study of Laser-Welding Assisted by Filler Wire of Narrow-gap Butt Jointed Thick Plates of High-Strength Steel”, The Journal of Welding in the World, (2013) 57: 693-699
  9. Balu, P., Hamid, S., and Kovacevic, R., “An Experimental Study on Slurry Erosion Resistance of Ni-WC Deposits Produced by Laser-based Powder Deposition Process”, The Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 22(2013), pp: 3398-3413
  10. Jamshidinia, M., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Modeling of Heat Distribution in the Electron Beam Melting (EBM) of Ti-6Al-4V”, The ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and EngineeringT, Dec. 2013, Vol. 135, pp. 061010-1 –  061010-14
  11. Baldridge, T., Poling, G., Foroozmehr, E., Kovacevic, R., Metz, T., Kadekar, V., and Gupta, M.C., “Laser Cladding of Inconel 690 on Inconel 600 Supper alloy for Corrosion Protection in Nuclear Applications”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51(2013) 180-184
  12. Joshi, G., Duan, Y., Neidigh, J., Koike, M., Chahine, G., Kovacevic, R., Okabe, T., and Griggs, J., “Fatigue Testing of Electron Beam Melting ® Ti6Al4V ELI Alloy for Dental Implants”,  The Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B, 2013: 101B: pp. 124-130

 

Conference Papers

  1. Farahmand, P., Balu, P., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Investigation of Thermal Cycle and Hardness Distribution in the Laser Cladding of AISI H13 Tool Steel Produced by High Power Direct Diode Laser”, presented at the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and  Exposition, Nov. 15 – 21, 2013, San Diego, CA, paper No. IMECE2013-62193
  2. Liu, W., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Residual Stress Analysis and Weld Bead Shape Study in Laser Welding of High-strength Steel”, presented at the ASME 2013 Conference, June 10-14, 2013, Madison, WI, Paper No. MSEC2013-1102.
  3. Harooni, M., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Effect of Process Parameters on the Weld Quality in Laser Welding of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy in Lap Joint Configuration”, presented at ICALEO 2013, Miami, FL, Oct. 6-10, 2013, Paper # 1803
  4. Jamashidinia, M., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “The Coupled CFD-FEM Model of Electron Beam Melting”, ASME Early career Technical Journal, 2013 ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Nov. 2-3, 2013, Birmingham, AL., ECTC 2013, Proceedings Vol. 12, pp. 163 – 171.
  5. Lui, W., Ma, J., and Kovacevic, R., “Experimental Study on Welding Characteristics of Hybrid Laser/arc Welding in a T-joint Configuration”, submitted for the ASME 2014 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, June 9-13, 2014, Detroit, MI, Paper No. MSEC2014-4208

Journal Papers

  1. Huang, W. and Kovacevic, R., “Development of a Real-time Laser-based Machine Vision System to Monitor and Control Welding Processes”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 63 (2012), pp. 235-248
  2. Ma, J., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Finite-Element Thermal Analysis of Laser Welding of Galvanized High-strength Steel in a Gap-Free Lap Joint Configuration and its Experimental Verification”,  The Journal of Materials and Design, 36(2012) 348-358
  3. Fortier, A. and Kovacevic, R., “Internal Microstructure Investigation of Tin Whisker Growth using FIB Technology”, The IEEE, Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol 41, Issue 8, 2012, pp. 2029
  4. Balu, P., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., "Parametric Study on a Coaxial Multi-material Powder Flow in Laser-based Powder Deposition Process”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212 (2012) 1598-1610
  5. Kong, F., Ma, J., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Real-Time Monitoring of Laser Welding of Galvanized High-strength Steel in Lap Joint Configuration”, Optics & Laser Technology, Vol. 44, Issue 7, October 2012, pp. 2186-2196
  6. Santhanakrishnan, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Hardness Prediction in Multi-pass Direct Diode Laser Heat Treatment by On-line Surface Temperature Monitoring”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212 (2012), 2261-2271
  7. Asgharifar, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “An Experimental and Numerical Study of Effect of Textured Surface by Arc Discharge on Strength of Adhesively Bonded Joints”, The Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012, pp. 1-16.
  8. Balu, P. and Kovacevic, R., “Finite Element Modeling of Heat Transfer in Single and Multilayered Deposits of Ni-WC Produced by the Laser-based Powder Deposition Process”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,  10(2) 2012, pp. 180-184

 

Conference Papers

  1. Asgharifar, M., Abramovitch, J., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Wettability Enhancement of Aluminum Alloys via Plasma Arc Discharge”, the Proc. of  the ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2012, June 4-8, 2012, Norte Dame, IN, MSEC2012-7331
  2. Anago, J., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “A Comprehensive Model for Predicting Fatigue Life of Laser Welded Lap Joint of Galvanized High-strength Steel as a Function of Residual Stresses”, presented at the IMECE 2012, Paper#88318, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX
  3. Liu, S., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Investigation of Gas-powder Flow in Cladding by Hollow Laser Beam”, presented at the IMECE 2012, Paper#89573, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX
  4. Jamshidinia, M., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Electron Beam Melting of Ti-6Al-4V”, presented at the IMECE2012, Paper #89440. Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX
  5. Harooni, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Mitigation of Pore Generation in Laser Welding of Magnesium Alloy AZ31B in Lap Joint Configuration”, presented at the IMECE 2012, Paper # 89073, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX
  6. Harooni, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Optimization of Laser Welding Parameters of ZEK100 Magnesium Alloy in Lap Joint Configuration”, Paper #3711, presented at the ICALEO 2012 Conference, Sept. 2-27, 2012, Anaheim, CA
  7. Kong, F., Ma, J., Levert, E., and Kovacevic, R., “Feasibility Study of Laser Welding with Feeding Wire for Narrow-Gap Butt Jointed Thick Plates of High-strength Steel”, presented at the 2012 Annual Assembly of International Institute of Welding, Commission IV – Power Beam Processing, Denver, CO, July 9-11, 2012.
  8. Davis, W. and Kovacevic, R., “Experimental Comparison of Infrared Surface Texturing using a Diode-pumped Laser and Fiber Laser”, in Lasers, Sources, and Related Photonic Devices, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), Paper JTh2A.30

 

Book Chapters

  1. Kong, F. and Kovacevic, R., “Development of Comprehensive Process Model for Hybrid Laser-arc Welding”, in the book “Welding Processes”, ISBN 979-953-307-1089-4, InTech, Ed. by R. Kovacevic
  2. Ma, J., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Mitigating Zinc Vapor Induced Weld Defects in laser Welding of Galvanized High-Strength Steel by Using Variable Supplementary Means”, the book “Welding Processes”, ISBN 979-953-307-1089-4, InTech, Ed. by. R. Kovacevic,

Journal Papers

  1. Yang, S., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Laser Welding of High-strength Galvanized Steels in a Gap-free Lap Joint Configuration under Different Shielding Conditions”, The Welding Journal – Welding Research Supplement, January 2011, Vol. 90, pp. 8-s – 18s.
  2. Huang, W. and Kovacevic, R., “A Laser-based Vision System for Weld Quality Inspection”, Sensors 2011, 11, pp. 506-522, ISBN 1424-8220, pp. 596-522
  3. Kong, F., Ma, J., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical and Experimental Study of Thermally Induced Residual Stresses in the Hybrid Laser-GMAW Process”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211(2011) pp. 1102-1111
  4. Huang, W., and Kovacevic, R., “A Neural Network and Multiple Regression Method for the Characterization of the Depth of Weld Penetration in Laser Welding based on Acoustic Signatures”, The Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 22, Issue 2(2011), pp. 131.
  5. Santhanskrishnan, S., and Kovacevic, R., “An Experimentally-based Thermo-kinetic Hardening Model for High Power Direct Diode Laser Cladding”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211 (2011) pp. 1247-1259
  6. Foroozmehr, E. and Kovacevic, R., “Modeling of the Effect of Path Planning on Thermo-Kinetic   Evaluations in Laser Powder Deposition Process”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 42A, July 2011, pp. 1907-1918
  7. Koike, M., Martinez, K., Guo, L., Chahine, G., Kovacevic, R., and Okabe, T., “Evaluation of Titanium Alloy Fabricated using Electron Beam Melting System for Dental Applications”, The Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211(8): 1400-1408
  8. Ma, J., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Finite-Element Thermal Analysis of Laser Welding of Galvanized High-strength Steel in a Gap-Free Lap Joint Configuration and its Experimental Verification”,  The Journal of Materials and Design, 36 (2011), pp. 348-358
  9. Shanglu, Y. and Kovacevic, R., “Hybrid Laser-GMAW Welding of High Strength Quenched-Tempered Steels”, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2011, 40(S4): 102-105

 

Conference Papers

  1. Sarrafi, R., Asgharifar, M., and Kovacevic, R., “Surface Texturing of Metals by Cathodic Spots of Atmospheric Arc”, accepted for the ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2011, Paper # MSEC2011-50119, June 13-17, 2011, Corvallis, OR.
  2. Asgharifar, M., Kong, F., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “Studying Effect of Arc Discharge Surface Texturing on Stress Distribution in Adhesively Bonded Joints”, the ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, June 13-17, 2011, Corvallis, OR, paper #MSEC2011-50119
  3. Liu, S., Kong, F., and Kovacevic, R., “Numerical Analysis and Experimental verification of Temperature Field and Residual Stress in Laser Cladding with a Hollow Laser Beam”, Paper No. 64864, submitted for the IMECE 2011.
  4. Prabu, B., Carlson, B., and Kovacevic, R., “An Investigation into the Laser Micro-Welding of Similar and Dissimilar Foils of Aluminum and Copper”, presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Febr. 2011, San Diego, CA
  5. Asgharifar, M., Sarrafi, R., and Kovacevic, R., “Surface Treatment of Aluminum Alloys by Low Intensity Plasma Arc Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure”, presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Symposium on Materials Processing Fundamentals, Febr. 2011, San Diego, CA.
  6. Prabu, B., Leggett, P., Hamid, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Optimization of Laser Produced Hastelloy C-276 Clad Layers, presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Febr. 2011, San Diego, CA.
  7. Davis, W., Hendow, S., and Kovacevic, R., “Sinusoidal Surface Texturing Using a Nanosecond Pulsed MOPA Fiber Laser”, Paper # 1208, the 30th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-optics (ICALEO), Oct. 23-27, 2011, Orlando, FL.
  8. Ray, P., Chahine, G., Smith., P., and Kovacevic, R., “Optimal Design of a Golf Club using Electron Beam Melting and Functionally Graded Porosity“, the 22 International SFF Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Aug. 8-10, 2011, Austin, TX,

 

Book Chapter

  1. Chahine, G., Ajlouni, K., Ajlouni, R., Smith, P., and Kovacevic, R., “Digital Engineering of Bio-Adaptable Dental Implants”, in the book Dental Implants, Edited by I. Turkyilmaz, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, 2011, ISBN 978-953-307-658-4.

Journal papers by topic:

  • Kovacevic, R., Jandric, Z., Valant, M., and Kmecko, I., “System and Method for Controlling Welding Parameters in Welding-based Deposition Process," US Patent No. 6,940,037, issued on Sept. 6, 2005.
  • Kovacevic, R., Hu, D., and Valant, M., “System and Method for Controlling the Size of the Molten Pool in Laser-based Additive Manufacturing," US Patent No. 6,995,334, issued on February 7, 2006.
  • Kovacevic, R. and Valant, M., “System and Method for Fabrication or Repairing Part," US Patent No. 7,020,539, issued on March 28, 2006.
  • Valant, M. and Kovacevic, R., “Powder Delivery System and Method," US Patent No. 7,045,738, issued on May 16, 2006.