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Publications and Honors

BenCaldwell

Dr. Benjamin Caldwell


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  

 

Journal Articles

  • Caldwell, B.W., and Mocko, G.M., 2011, “Validation of Function Pruning Rules through Similarity at Three Levels of Abstraction,” accepted to Journal of Mechanical Design.
  • Caldwell, B.W., Namouz, E.Z., Richardson III, J.L., Sen, C., Rotenburg, T., Mocko, G.M., Summers, J.D., and Obieglo, A., 2011, “Automotive Lightweight Engineering: A Method for Identifying Lazy Systems,” accepted to International Journal of Vehicle Design.
  • Caldwell, B.W., Thomas, J.E., Sen, C., Mocko, G.M., Summers, J.D., “The Effects of Language and Pruning on Function Structure Interpretability,” accepted to Journal of Mechanical Design.
  • Caldwell, B.W., Sen, C., Mocko, G.M., Summers, J.D., 2011, " An Empirical Study of the Expressiveness of the Functional Basis,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis & Manufacturing (AI-EDAM), 25, pp. 273-287.
  • Sen, C., Caldwell, B.W., Summers, J.D., and Mocko, G.M., 2010, “Evaluation of the Functional Basis using an Information Theoretic Approach,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis & Manufacturing (AI-EDAM), Design Computing and Cognition Special Issue, 24(1).

Refereed Conference Papers

  • Caldwell, B.W., Ramachandran, R., Mocko, G.M., 2012, “Assessing the Use of Function Models and Interaction Models through Concept Sketching,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Chicago, IL.
  • Ramachandran, R., Caldwell, B.W., Mocko, G.M., 2011, “A User Study to Evaluate the Function Model and Function Interaction Model for Concept Generation,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Washington, DC.
  • Caldwell, B.W., Mocko, G.M., 2010, “Functional Similarity at Varying Levels of Abstraction,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Montreal, Canada.
  • Schultz, J.C., Sen, C., Caldwell, B.W., Mathieson, J.L., Summers, J.D., 2010, “Limitations to Function Structures: A Case Study in Morphing Airfoil Design,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Montreal, Canada
  • Caldwell, B.W., Mocko, G.M., and Fadel, G.M., 2010, “A Representation of Artefacts and Interactions to Supplement Function,” Eighth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2010), Ancona, Italy.
  • Sen, C., Caldwell, B.W., Summers, J.D., Mocko, G.M., 2009, “Topological Information Content and Expressiveness of Function Models in Mechanical Design,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, San Diego, California
  • Caldwell, B.W., Rotenburg, T., Price, Y.N., Summers, J.D., Mocko, G.M., 2009, “Automotive Lightweight Engineering: A Detailed Evaluation of the Laziness of an Interior Console,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, San Diego, California. (*Note: this paper was withdrawn from the conference proceedings after being accepted due to the industry sponsor’s desire to patent the process)
  • Price, Y.N., Rotenburg, T., Caldwell, B.W., Sen, C., Namouz, E., Richardson, J., Summers, J.D., Mocko, G.M., 2009, “Automotive Lightweight Engineering: Laziness Identification Process,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, San Diego, California. (*Note: this paper was withdrawn from the conference proceedings after being accepted due to the industry sponsor’s desire to patent the process)
  • Caldwell, B.W., and Mocko, G.M., 2008, “Towards Rules for Functional Composition,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Brooklyn, New York. Caldwell, B.W., and Mocko, G.M., 2008, “Product Data Management in Undergraduate Education,” ASME International Conference on Computers and Information in Engineering, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Caldwell, B.W., Sen, C., Mocko, G.M., Summers, J.D., Fadel, G.M., 2008, “Empirical Examination of the Functional Basis and Design Repository,” Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Atlanta, GA.

Awards

  • Departmental Doctoral Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2012
  • ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 2010, 2011
  • ASME/NSF IDETC Design Essay Award, 2011
  • Departmental Masters Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2010
  • R.C. Edwards Graduate Recruiting Fellowship, Clemson University, 2009
  • NIST/CIE Conference Travel Award, 2009
  • ASME/NSF IDETC Design Essay Award, 2008
  • Clemson University Faculty Scholarship Award, 2007
  • Mechanical Engineering Scholastic Achievement Award, 2007
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