Michael M. Khonsari


Professor of Mechanical Engineering

DOW Chemical Endowed Chair in Rotating Machinery

Louisiana Board of Regents Associate Commissioner for Sponsored Programs - Research and Development

3283 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803



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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

  • Tribology (friction, lubrication, & wear)
  • Machinery Performance Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Heat Transfer

Selected Publications

Mesgarnejad, A. Bourdin, B., and Khonsari, M. M. “Validation simulation for the variational approach to fracture,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, V. 290, pp. 420–437, 2015.

Xiao, N. and Khonsari, M. M. “Improving Bearings Thermal and Tribological Performance with Built-In Heat Pipe,” Tribology Letters, V. 57, pp. 31-42, 2015.

Takabi, J. and Khonsari, M. M.  “On the dynamic performance of roller bearings operating under low rotational speeds with consideration of surface roughness,”Tribology International, V. 86, pp. 62-71, 2015.

Jang, J. Y. and Khonsari, M. M. “On the Characteristics of Misaligned Journal Bearings,” Lubricant, 2015, V. 3, pp.27-53, 2015.

Li, M., Khonsari, M. M. McCarthy, D. M. C., and Lundin, J. “On the Wear Prediction of the Friction Material in a Wet Clutch,” Wear, V. 334-335, pp. 56-66, 2015

Masjedi, M. and Khonsari, M. M. “An Engineering Approach for Rapid Evaluation of Traction Coefficient and Wear in Mixed EHL,” Tribology International, V. 92, pp. 184-190, 2015.

Liakat, A. and Khonsari, M. M. “On the Anelasticity and Fatigue Fracture Entropy in High-cycle Metal Fatigue,” Journal of Materials and Design, V. 82, pp. 18-27, 2015.

Beheshti, A. and Khonsari, M. M. “On the Contact of Curved Rough Surfaces: Contact Behavior and Predictive Formulas,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, V. 81, 111004 (15 pages), 2014.