Directory

James H Oliver

  • Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, CyberInnovation Institute
  • Director, Virtual Reality Applications Center

Main Office

Room 1620
2274 Howe Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2274
Phone: 515-294-2649
Fax: 515-294-5530




Education

Michigan State University, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1986
Michigan State University, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1981
Union College, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1979

Interest Areas

Design and manufacturing process automation using:
Geometric modeling
Computer graphics
Visualization
Simulation
Optimization
Virtual reality
Human computer interaction

Selected Publications

Perry L. Miller and James H. Oliver. Extensible Architecture For Geometric-Model Database Translation. In ASME 2003 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Chicago, Illinois USA. September 2-6, 2003. ASME Paper No. DETC2003/CIE-48235.
A. Sannier, B. Walter, J. Knutzon, and J. Oliver, "Command and Control in Distributed Mission Training - An Immersive Approach", NATO Conference on Critical Design Issues for the Human-Machine Interface, Prague, to appear, May 2003
P.L. Miller and J.H. Oliver, "B-Spline Representation of Non-linear Geometric Relationships for Closed-Form Coordinate Mapping," in review ASME transactions, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.
P.L. Miller and J.H. Oliver, "Geometric Basis for General Turbomachinery Blade Design," in review ASME transactions, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.
S.F. Chen, J.H. Oliver, and D. Fernandez-Baca, "A Fast Algorithm for Planning Collision-Free Paths with Rotations," Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 120, pp. 52-57, March 1998