- Associate Professor
- Associate Chair of Operations
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Ames, IA 50011-2164
Manufacturing system and process improvements is the common theme of Dr. Frank PetersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ research work. He has worked with a variety of industries to develop solutions to improve quality and deliverability. Specific examples in the metalcasting field include heat treatment control and optimization, rapid patternmaking, decreasing product variability, and reducing the measurement error associated with visual inspection. Other areas of interest include dimensional variability of products, metrology and fixturing.
Peters, F., R. Voigt, S. Ou, and C. Beckermann,  "Effect of Mold Expansion on Pattern Allowances in Sand Casting of SteelÃ¢â‚¬Â, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 20, pp. 275-287.
Ryan, S.M., J. Jackman, F. Peters, S. Olafsson, M. Huba,  "The Engineering Learning Portal for Problem Solving: Experience in a Large Engineering Economy Class" The Engineering Economist, 49, pp. 1-20.
VanVoorhis, T., F. Peters, and D. Johnson,  "Developing Software for Generating Pouring Schedules for Steel Foundries" Computers & Industrial Engineering, 39, pp. 219-234.
Sangnui, S. and F. Peters, "The Impact of Surface Errors on the Location and Orientation of a Cylindrical Workpiece in a Fixture"  ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 123, pp. 325-330.