Aaron Ball

Department of Engineering & Technology
Professor

Aaron Ball

 

Phone: 828-227-2150
Email: ballaaron@wcu.edu
Office Address: Belk 332
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/ballaaron/www/index.html/

Education:

  • Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.A., Appalachian State University
  • B.S., Appalachian State University

Areas of Interest

Professional interests include CAM and advanced machining, 3D modeling and high speed machining, Fluid Power, and advanced automation and manufacturing processes.

Selected Publications & Presentations: (selected)

  • Ball, A. (2006).  Manufacturing Opportunity and Field Test for a Low Cost Water Heating Dehumidifier Prototype Phase II Final Report.  Submitted to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  U.S. Department of Energy, September 14, 2006.
  • Ball, A., Zhang, J., & Ferguson C. (2006).  An applied approach to teaching graduate research and design of experiments. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. Vol.4 (4).
  • Ball, A., Anderson, R.L., and Ferguson, C., (2007).  A modular approach to teaching fluid power. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference and Exposition. April, 2007, Louisville, Ky.
  • Henderson, J., Ball, A. K., & Zhang, J. Z. (2006). Optimization of Injection Molding Machine Parameters for Product Quality Improvement. Accepted by the International Journal of Modern Engineering Conference, October 19-22, 2006, New York.
  • Heggen, S., Zhang, J. Z., & Ball, A. K. (2006). Effects of Power, Barrier Materials, and Data Rates on Object Detection Using Ultra-Wideband Technology. The International Journal of Modern Engineering Conference, October 19-22, 2006, New York.
  • Ball, A., Ferguson, C., and McDaniel, W., (2006). Using Steam Engines to Teach Parametric Modeling and Prototyping. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference and Exposition. April, 2006.
  • Ball, A., Ferguson, C., and Miceli, F., (2005). A Partnership for Reviving Manufacturing Through Technology Transfer, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.  June, 2005.
 

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