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Yuri Hovanski

Associate Professor - Graduate Program Coordinator

265P CTB

Dr. Yuri Hovanski is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, specializing in novel joining technologies and industrial automation. He earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University, and then completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University. Working as a senior research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he has actively participated as a member of AWS, ASM, TMS, and SAE, including various committees and in organizational leadership roles. Professor Hovanski has participated in research related to friction stir technologies for nearly two decades, including work in weld formability, abnormal grain growth, and the influence of post-weld microstructure and texture on mechanical properties. More recently, he has focused on the development of low-cost solutions to facilitate industrial application of friction stir welding, introducing cost-efficient solutions for thermal telemetry, new tool materials and production techniques for friction stir spot welding tooling, high-speed friction stir welding for production of aluminum welded blanks, and friction stir scribe technology for joining very dissimilar materials. As the inventor of friction stir scribe technology, he has led the effort in to demonstrate effective means of joining aluminum to steel, magnesium to steel, aluminum to titanium, and polymer composites to aluminum. He actively reviews literature related to joining technologies for more than a dozen publications, and he has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications documenting his work. Professor Hovanski teaches courses on automation, the internet of things, and smart factories. His research focuses on automation in manufacturing environments, as well as novel joining technologies.

Publications

  • Pires dos Santos, Rebecca, Weaver, Jason, Hovanski, Yuri, & Dean, Douglas L. (11 December 2018). Identifying the relative importance of predictive variables in artificial neural networks based on data produced through a discrete event simulation of a manufacturing environment. Journal Article, Academic Journal. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, .
  • Weaver, Jason M, Linn, John, Miles, Michael P., Hovanski, Yuri, & Smith, Robert. (August 2018). Characterizing Interfacial Bonds in Hybrid Metal AM Structures. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Solid Freeform Fabrication, Austin, TX, United States.
  • Wang, Tianhao, Harpreet, Sidhar, Mishra, Rajiv, Hovanski, Yuri, Upadhyay, Piyush, & Carlson, Blair. (31 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018). Effect of hook characteristics on the fracture behaviour of dissimilar friction stir welded aluminium alloy and mild steel sheets. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Tailor & Francis. , 1-7. doi:10.1080/13621718.2018.1503801 issn:1362-1718
  • Hovanski, Yuri, Larsen, Brigham, Carlson, Blair, & Szymanski, Robert. (3 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018). Initial Comparisons of Friction Stir Spot Welding and Self Piercing Riveting of Ultra-Thin Steel Sheet. Other. . (2018-01-1236) doi:10.4271/2018-01-1236
  • Liu, F. C., Hovanski, Yuri, Miles, Michael Paul, Sorensen, Carl David, & Nelson, Tracy W. (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018). A review of friction stir welding of steels: Tool, material flow, microstructure, and properties. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Elsevier. 31 (1) , 39-57. doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2017.10.024 issn:10050302
  • Zhang, Jingyi, Hovanski, Yuri, Upadhyay, Piyush, & Field, David P.. (20 January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018). Local Texture Evolution and Mechanical Performance of Ultra-High-Speed Friction Stir Weld of AA 6111-T4 Sheets. Conference Proceedings. Springer International Publishing. , 249-257. isbn:978-3-319-72484-3
  • Zhang, Jingyi, Upadhyay, Piyush, Hovanski, Yuri, & Field, David P.. (20 November 2017). High-Speed Friction Stir Welding of AA7075-T6 Sheet: Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, Micro-texture, and Thermal History. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Springer International Publishing. 49 (1) , 210-222. doi:10.1007/s11661-017-4411-4 issn:1073-5623
  • Hovanski, Yuri, Luzanski, Tom, Marshall, Dustin, & Upadhyay, Piyush. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017). High Volume Production Validation of Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks. Conference Proceedings. .
  • Hovanski, Yuri, , Blair, Ruokolainen, Robert, Upadhyay, Piyush, & Boettcher, Eric. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017). Joining Aluminum to Steel with Friction Stir Scribe. Conference Proceedings. .
  • Wang, Tianhao, Sidhar, Harpreet, Mishra, Rajiv S., Hovanski, Yuri, Upadhyay, Piyush, & Carlson, Blair. (4 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017). Friction stir scribe welding technique for dissimilar joining of aluminium and galvanised steel. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Taylor and Francis. 23 (3) , 1-7. doi:10.1080/13621718.2017.1381460
  • Hovanski, Yuri, Russell, Brian, & Rydalch, Jason C. (September 2017). Implementing Smart Manufacturing Principles: Merging Operational Technology and Information Technology in Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum. Conference Proceedings. . , 1-7.
  • Hovanski, Yuri, Upadyay, Piyush, Kleinbaum, Sarah, Carlson, Blair, Boettcher, Eric, & Ruokolainen, Robert. (5 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017). Enabling Dissimilar Material Joining Using Friction Stir Scribe Technology. Journal Article, Academic Journal. JOM, Springer International Publishing. 69 (6) , 1060-1064.
  • Clarke, Kester D., Hovanski, Yuri, Coughlin, Daniel R., & Carsley, John E.. (28 March 2017). Behavior of Sheet Metal Under Multiaxial Deformation Paths. Journal Article, Academic Journal. JOM, Springer International Publishing. 69 (5) , 1-2. doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2304-z issn:1543-1851
  • Zhang, Jingyi, Upadhyay, Piyush, Hovanski, Yuri, & Field, David P. (7 February 2017). High-Speed FSW Aluminum Alloy 7075 Microstructure and Corrosion Properties. Conference Proceedings. Friction Stir Welding and Processing IX, Springer International Publishing. , 125-135. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52383-5_14 isbn:978-3-319-52382-8
  • Upadhyay, Piyush, Hovanski, Yuri, Carlson, Blair, Boettcher, Eric, Ruokolainen, Robert, & Busuttil, Peter. (7 February 2017). Joining Dissimilar Material Using Friction Stir Scribe Technique. Conference Proceedings. Friction Stir Welding and Processing IX, Springer International Publishing. , 147-155. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52383-5_16 isbn:978-3-319-52382-8
  • Barker, Erin Iesulauro, Upadhyay, Piyush, Hovanski, Yuri, & Sun, Xin. (7 February 2017). Predicting Lap Shear Strength for Friction Stir Scribe Joining of Dissimilar Materials. Conference Proceedings. Friction Stir Welding and Processing IX, Springer International Publishing. , 261-267. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52383-5_25 issn:978-3-319-52382-8
  • Reza-E-Rabby, Md, Ross, Ken, Whalen, Scott, Hovanski, Yuri, & McDonnell, Martin. (7 February 2017). Solid-State Joining of Thick-Section Dissimilar Materials Using a New Friction Stir Dovetailing (FSD) Process. Conference Proceedings. Friction Stir Welding and Processing IX, Springer International Publishing. , 67-77. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52383-5_8 isbn:978-3-319-52382-8
  • Patterson, E. E., Hovanski, Yuri, & Field, D. P.. (2016). Microstructural Characterization of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum-Steel Joints. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions a-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 47A (6) , 2815-2829.
  • Upadhyay, Piyush, Hovanski, Yuri, Jana, Saumyadeep, & Fifield, Leonard S. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016). Joining Dissimilar Materials Using Friction Stir Scribe Technique. Journal Article, Academic Journal. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ASME. 139 (3) , 3. doi:10.1115/1.4034629