Greg J. Schoenau

     Greg J. Schoenau  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P. Eng

    Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience:

    B.Sc., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (N. Hampshire), P.Eng.

    Specialization: Fluid Power and Agricultural Thermal Systems

    Current and Past Projects:

    1. Fluid power control systems
    2. Fractionation and Drying of Alfalfa
    3. Postharvest processing and handling of forage materials (densification)
    4. Heat pump assisted drying of speciality crops (medicinal herbs)

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J., Canam, T. and Dumonceaux, T. (2011). Quantitative analysis of lignocellulosic components of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B, 1, 177-188.
    • Gholizadeh, H., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). Fluid Bulk Modulus: A Literature Survey, International Journal of Fluid Power, NA(NA), 1-10. (Accepted)
    • Gholizadeh, H., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). Models of Fluid Bulk Modulus, International Journal of Fluid Power, X(X), X. (Under Review)
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). Grinding performance and physical properties of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw, Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 549-561.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J. and Opoku, A. (2010). Pelleting characteristics of selected biomass with and without steam explosion pretreatment, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 3(3), 62-79.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Compression characteristics of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw grinds, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 26(4), 1-16.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Physical and frictional properties of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw grinds, Powder Technology, 201, 230-241.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Compaction characteristics of barley, canola, oat and wheat straw, Biosystems Engineering, 104, 335-344. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.06.022
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Compression characteristics of selected ground agricultural biomass, Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, 11(June), 1-19. Available online at: www.cigrjournal.org
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Compaction characteristics of barley, canola, oat and wheat straw, Biosystems Engineering, 103, 1-10. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.06.022
    • Dalai, A.K., Batta, N., Eswaramoorthi, I. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Gasification of Refuse Derived Fuel in a Fixed Bed Reactor for Syngas Production, Waste Management, 29, 252-58.
    • Adapa, P., Karunakaran, C., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Potential applications of infrared and Raman spectromicroscopy for agricultural biomass, Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, 11(February), 1-25. Available online at: www.cigrjournal.org
    • Adapa, P.K., Schoenau, G.J., Tabil, L.G. and Singh, A.K. (2007). Prediction of hardness and durability of alfalfa cubes processed from fractionated sun-cured and dehydrated alfalfa chops, Biosystems Engineering, 98, 430-436.
    • Wiens, T., Schoenau, G.J. and Burton, R.T. (2007). Limit Cycle Behaviour of a Neural Controller with Delayed Bang-Bang Feedback, International Journal of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, 20, 35-46.
    • Adapa, P.K., Schoenau, G.J., Tabil, L.G., Arinze, E.A., Singh, A. and Dalai, A.K. (2007). Customized and Value-added High Quality Alfalfa Products - A New Concept, Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal. Manuscript FP 07 003, 9(June), 1-28.
    • Edwin, E.A., Schoenau, G.J. and Adapa, P.K. (2007). Modelling the fractional drying and aerodynamic separation of alfalfa into leaves and stems in a rotary drum dryer., Drying Technology - International Journal, 25(5), 785-798.
    • Wu, D., Burton, R.T., Schoenau, G.J. and Bitner, D. (2007). Analysis of a Pressure Compensated Flow Control Valve, ASME, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 129(No 2., March), 203-211.
    • Adapa, P., Schoenau, G.J., Tabil, L.G., Sokhansanj, S. and Singh, A. (2007). Compression of fractionated sun-cured and dehydrated alfalfa chops into cubes ? specific energy models, Bioresource Technology, 98, 38-45.
    • Dalai, A., Schoenau, G.J., Das, D. and Adapa, P. (2006). Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted During High-temperature Alfalfa Drying, Bioresources Engineering, 94(1), 57-66.
    • Hindman, J., Burton, R. and Schoenau, G.J. (2006). Monitoring the Condition of a Valve and Linear Actuator in a Hydraulic System, International Journal of Fluid Power, FPN, 7(1), 15-25.
    • Wu, D., Schoenau, G.J., Burton, R. and Bitner, D. (2005). Model and Experimental Validation of a Load Sensing System with a Critically Lapped Regulator Spool, International Fluid Power Journal FPN), 6(3), 1-10.
    • Weins, T., Burton, R. and Schoenau, G.J. (2005). Optimization and Experimental Verification of a Variable Ratio Flow Divider Valve, International Journal of Fluid Power, FPNI, 6(3), 22-28.
    • Adapa, P.K., Schoenau, G.J., Tabil, L.G. and Sokhansanj, S. (2005). Cubing characteristics of fractionated sun-cured and dehydrated alfalfa chops, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 21(4), 671-680.
    Non-refereed Journal Publications
    • Adapa, P., Singh, A.K., Schoenau, G.J. and Tabil, L.G. (2006). Pelleting characteristics of fractionated alfalfa grinds: Hardness models, Powder Handling and Processing 18(5): 294-299, 18(5), 294-299.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Li, S., Burton, R.T., Habibi, S., Schoenau, G.J. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Investigation of the Acceleration Effect on Dynamic Friction of EHA System, Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control (FPMC 2010), Bath, UK, Sept 15-18, Paper No. N/A, (CD Rom).
    • Gholizadeh, H., Bitner, D.V., Burton, R.T., Sumner, D. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Investigation of experimental techniques for the measurement of the effective bulk modulus of oil-filled pipes and hoses, 7th International Fluid Power Conference, Aachen, Germany, March 20-22.
    • Schoenau, G.J. (2008). Hindman, J., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). An Artificial Neural Network Approach to Payload Estimation in Four Wheel Drive Loaders, Proc. of International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Seattle, Wash., Nov 11-15, (CD Rom)., . (**Data Created)
    • Weins, T., Burton, R.T., Schoenau, G.J. and Bitner, D. (2008). Recursive Generalized Neural Networks (EGNN) for the Modeling of a Load Sensing Pump., Bath-ASME Joint Conference on Fluid Power, Transmission and Control, Bath, England, Sept 4-7, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Hindman, J., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). An Artificail Neural Netwrok Approach to Payload Estimation in Four Wheel Drive Loaders, Proceedings of 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA, Nov. 11-15, (CD Rom).
    • Li, L., Bitner, D.V., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). Experimental Study on the use of a Dynamic Neural Network for Modelling a Variable Displacmenet Load Sensing Pump, Proceeding of the 2007 PTMC, Bath, England, Sept 6-9, (CD Rom).
    • Hindman, J., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). Dynamic Payload Estimation in Mobile Hydraulically Actuated Linkages, Proceedings of the 10th International Scandinavian Conference on Fluid Power,, Tampere, Finland, May 22-26, (CD Rom).
    • Wiens, T., Schoenau, G.J. and Burton, R.T. (2007). Limit Cycle Behaviour of a Neural Controller with Delayed Bang-Bang Feedback, ICNN 2007, Barcelona, Spain, May 5-7, (CD Rom).
    • Wiens, T., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). Algebraic Inversion of an Artificial Neural Network Classifier, Proceedings of the ESANN 2007, Brugges, Belgium, May 9-11, (CD Rom).
    • Li, L., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2006). Feasibility Study on the Use of Dynamic Neural Networks (DNN?s) for Modeling a Variable Displacement Load Sensing Pump., Proceedings of IMECHE 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition,, Chicago, Ill, USA, Nov. 11-1 5, Paper No. 15588, (CD Rom).
    • Weins, T., Schoenau, G.J. and Burton, R. (2006). A Survey of Literature Applicable to On-line Learning for Transient Control of Fuel-Air Ratio in SI Engines Powered by Gaseous Fuels, Proceedings of the 2006 CSME Congress and Forum, Kananaskis, Alberta, May 21-24, Paper No. N/A, (7 pages).
    • Schoenau, G.J. (2005). A Final Year Design Course Based on Industry Derived Projects, CDEN International Conference on Design Education, Innovation and Practice, Kananaskis, Alberta, July 12-16, (9 pages) (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). A comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting densification of barley, canola, oat and wheat straw grinds, CSBE/SCGAB 2011 Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB, July 10-13, Paper No. CSBE11-513.
    • Adapa, P.K., Nelson, D., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Compaction Characteristics of Non-Treated and Steam Exploded Barley, Canola, Oat and Wheat Straw Grinds, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, September 18-19, Paper No. SD09-800.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J. and Nelson, D. (2009). Compression Characteristics of Non-Treated and Steam Exploded Barley, Canola, Oat and Wheat Straw Grinds, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, September 18-19, Paper No. SD09-900.
    • Adapa, P.K., Karunakaran, C., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass using Infrared Spectroscopy, CSBE/SCGAB Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference, Brudnell River Resort, PE, July 12-15, Paper No. CSBE09-307.
    • Adapa, P.K., Karunakaran, C., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2008). Application of FT-IR and FT-Raman Spectromicroscopy to Study Chemical Compound Characterization and Distribution in Agricultural Biomass - A Review, CSBE/ASABE 2008 Red River Valley Inter-sectional Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, September 19-20, Paper No. RRV08-603.
    • Adapa, P., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2006). Municipal solid waste - a review of classification system, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 5-7, Paper No. MBSK 06-209.
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Adapa, P.K., Schoenau, G.J. and Tabil, L.G. (2012). Postharvest processing and densification of selected agricultural straw as feedstock for the biofuel industry, 2nd World Congress of Bioenergy (WCBE), Renewable Energy for Sustainability, Xi'an, China, April 25-28.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J. and Swaminathan, R. (2011). Determining the Lignocellulosic Composition of Agricultural Straw Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Annual General Meeting of ABIN, London, ON, January 9-11.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Quantitative Analysis of Lignocellulosic Composition of Straw using Infrared Spectroscopy, CSBE/ASABE North Central Inter-sectional Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Oct. 7-9, Paper No. MBSK10-406.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J., Canam, T., Gruber, M. and Dumonceaux, T. (2010). Application of Infrared Spectromicroscopy to Characterize and Determine the Spatial Distribution of Lignocellulosic Components in Agricultural Straw Pellets, XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Quebec City, QC, June 13-17, Paper No. 100647.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Feasibility Study on the Pelletization of Barley, Canola, Oat and Wheat Straw Grinds, ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 20-23, Paper No. 1009141.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Pelleting Characteristics of Selected Biomass with and without Steam Explosion Pretreatment, Annual General Meeting of ABIN, London, ON, March 15-16.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Compression Characteristics of Non-Treated and Steam Exploded Barley, Canola, Oat and Wheat Straw Grind, Annual General Meeting of ABIN, London, ON, March 15-16.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Grinding Characteristics of Selected Non-Treated and Steam Exploded Agricultural Biomass, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, September 18-19, Paper No. SD09-600.
    • Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2009). Pelleting Characteristics of Selected Agricultural Biomass ? Density and Energy Models, Biofuels & Bioenergy - A Changing Climate, IEA Bioenergy Conference, Vancouver, BC, July 23-26, Paper No. Poster No. 15.
    Published Discussion/Note
    • Hindman, J., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2007). Monitoraggio di una valvola e di un attuatore lineare in sistemi idraulici, Oleodynamica Pneumatica, 0(April), 64-73.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Hindman, J., Burton, R.T. and Schoenau, G.J. (2006). Stochastic Modeling of a Four Wheel Drive Loader Linkage, Chapter 3, SAE Systems Engineering New Developments in Electronics, SAE Publications, ISBN 978-0-7680-1827-1, Detrroit, USA, 35-43.

    Research Grants

    2008-2009

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Fluid Power Research, NSERC, Team Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Fluid Power and Agricultural Thermal Systems, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Equipment Grant, NSERC, RTI.

    2007-2008

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Fluid Power Research, NSERC, Team Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Fluid Power and Agricultural Thermal Systems, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    Teaching

    2009-2010

    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Lab I (Responsible for one lab)
    • ME 418.3 - Laboratory III
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project

    2008-2009

    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Lab I (Responsible for one lab)
    • ME 495.3 - Industrial Design Project

    2007-2008

    • GE 111.3 - Engineering Problem Solving
    • ME 318 - Mechanical Eng Lab I
    • ME 495.3 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 495.6 - Design Course

    Research Projects

    2009-2010

    • Bioenergy
    • Fluid Power Control Systems

    2008-2009

    • Bioenergy
    • Fluid Power Control Systems

    2007-2008

    • Bioenergy
    • Fluid Power Control Systems