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Heat flux
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Spacecraft
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Tailoring energy absorption with functional grading of a contact-aided compliant mechanism

Jovanova, J., Nastevska, A. & Frecker, M. I., Jul 8 2019, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 28, 8, 084003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
energy absorption
Energy absorption
cells
3D printers
3 Citations (Scopus)
Compliant mechanisms
Shape optimization
Shape memory effect
Elastic moduli
Geometry
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

A model for multi-input mechanical advantage in origami-based mechanisms

Butler, J., Bowen, L., Wilcox, E., Shrager, A., Frecker, M. I., Vonlockette, P. R., Simpson, T. W., Lang, R. J., Howell, L. L. & Magleby, S. P., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 10, 6, 061007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms

Dual optimization of contact-aided compliant mechanisms for passive dynamic shape change

Calogero, J. P., Frecker, M. I., Hasnain, Z. & Hubbard, J. E., Jan 1 2018, In : AIAA journal. 56, 9, p. 3745-3756 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Free flight
Stiffness
Spatial distribution
Dynamic models

Finite element analysis of electroactive and magnetoactive coupled behaviors in multi-field origami structures

Zhang, W., Ahmed, S., Masters, S., Hong, J., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M. I., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 29, 20, p. 3983-4000 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
Finite element method
Polymers
Constitutive models
Magnetization
2 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization of an endoscopic radiofrequency ablation electrode

Hanks, B., Frecker, M. I. & Moyer, M., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME. 12, 3, 031002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ablation
Electrodes
Tissue
Tumors
Neoplasms
7 Citations (Scopus)

Tuning of a rigid-body dynamics model of a flapping wing structure with compliant joints

Calogero, J., Frecker, M. I., Hasnain, Z. & Hubbard, J. E., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 10, 1, 011007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Dynamic models
Tuning
Kinematics
Mean square error
2017
9 Citations (Scopus)

Design, fabrication, and modeling of an electric-magnetic self-folding sheet

Bowen, L., Springsteen, K., Ahmed, S., Arrojado, E., Frecker, M. I., Simpson, T. W., Ounaies, Z. & Vonlockette, P. R., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 9, 2, 021012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamic models
Fabrication
Elastomers
Polymers
Terpolymers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Finite element analysis of electroactive polymer and magnetoactive elastomer based actuation for origami folding

Zhang, W., Ahmed, S., Masters, S., Ounaies, Z. & Frecker, M. I., Sep 13 2017, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 26, 10, 105032.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
electroactive polymers
elastomers
actuation
folding
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)

A dynamic spar numerical model for passive shape change

Calogero, J. P., Frecker, M. I., Hasnain, Z. & Hubbard, J. E., Sep 7 2016, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 10, 104006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

leading edges
Numerical models
flapping
wings
Kinematics
25 Citations (Scopus)

Bistable compliant mechanism using magneto active elastomer actuation

Crivaro, A., Sheridan, R., Frecker, M. I., Simpson, T. W. & Vonlockette, P. R., Aug 1 2016, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 27, 15, p. 2049-2061 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
Compliant mechanisms
Finite element method
Actuators
Magnetic fields
14 Citations (Scopus)

Trade space exploration of magnetically actuated origami mechanisms

Bowen, L., Springsteen, K., Frecker, M. I. & Simpson, T. W., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 8, 3, 031012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamic models
Magnetic materials
Research laboratories
Stiffness
Robots
2015
8 Citations (Scopus)

Analytical model and stability analysis of the leading edge spar of a passively morphing ornithopter wing

Wissa, A., Calogero, J., Wereley, N., Hubbard, J. E. & Frecker, M. I., Oct 26 2015, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 10, 6, 065003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analytical models
Spine
Stiffness
Damping
Air
42 Citations (Scopus)
Elastomers
Dynamic models
Stiffness
Software packages
Torsional stress
8 Citations (Scopus)

Free flight testing and performance evaluation of a passively morphing ornithopter

Wissa, A., Grauer, J., Guerreiro, N., Hubbard, J., Altenbuchner, C., Tummala, Y., Frecker, M. I. & Roberts, R., Mar 1 2015, In : International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles. 7, 1, p. 21-40 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Free flight
Testing
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Kinematics
Air
2014
15 Citations (Scopus)

Design and optimization of a contact-aided compliant mechanism for passive bending

Tummala, Y., Wissa, A., Frecker, M. I. & Hubbard, J. E., Jun 17 2014, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 6, 3, 031013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Stiffness
Hinges
Multiobjective optimization
Kinematics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Design optimization of a twist compliant mechanism with nonlinear stiffness

Tummala, Y., Frecker, M. I., Wissa, A. A. & Hubbard, J. E., Oct 1 2014, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 10, 104010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
design optimization
stiffness
Stiffness
Multiobjective optimization
24 Citations (Scopus)

Finite element analysis and validation of dielectric elastomer actuators used for active origami

McGough, K., Ahmed, S., Frecker, M. I. & Ounaies, Z., Jan 1 2014, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 9, 094002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
elastomers
Actuators
actuators
Finite element method
38 Citations (Scopus)
Elastomers
elastomers
Actuators
actuators
actuation
2013
14 Citations (Scopus)

Compliant articulation structure using superelastic NiTiNOL

Liu, J., Hall, B., Frecker, M. I. & Reutzel, E. W., Sep 1 2013, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 22, 9, 094018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deflection
Stainless Steel
stainless steels
Stainless steel
Endoscopy
16 Citations (Scopus)

Design and optimization of a bend-and-sweep compliant mechanism

Tummala, Y., Frecker, M. I., Wissa, A. A. & Hubbard, J. E., Sep 1 2013, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 22, 9, 094019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
optimization
wings
Stiffness
gait
2012
21 Citations (Scopus)

Design of contact-aided compliant cellular mechanisms with curved walls

Cirone, S. A., Hayes, G. R., Babcox, B. L., Frecker, M. I., Adair, J. H. & Lesieutre, G. A., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 23, 16, p. 1773-1785 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stress relief
Infiltration
Finite element method
Fabrication
Geometry
3 Citations (Scopus)

Development of tasks and evaluation of a prototype forceps for NOTES

Addis, M., Aguirre, M., Frecker, M. I., Haluck, R., Matthew, A., Pauli, E. & Gopal, J., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 16, 1, p. 95-104 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical Instruments
Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery
Advisory Committees
Biopsy
32 Citations (Scopus)

Passively morphing ornithopter wings constructed using a novel compliant spine: Design and testing

Wissa, A. A., Tummala, Y., Hubbard, J. E. & Frecker, M. I., Sep 1 2012, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 21, 9, 094028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spine
wings
Testing
gait
Flight dynamics
25 Citations (Scopus)
Visualization
Data mining
Agglomeration
20 Citations (Scopus)
Compliant mechanisms
Stress relief
Elasticity
Topology
Homogenization method
2011
10 Citations (Scopus)

Fabrication of compliant mechanisms on the mesoscale

Hayes, G. R., Frecker, M. I. & Adair, J. H., Jan 1 2011, In : Mechanical Sciences. 2, 1, p. 129-137 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Fabrication
Infiltration
Mechanical engineering
Materials science
3 Citations (Scopus)
Surgical Instruments
Surgery
Testing
Endoscopy
Tissue
14 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal design and fabrication of narrow-gauge compliant forceps

Aguirre, M. E., Hayes, G. R., Meirom, R. A., Frecker, M. I., Muhlstein, C. L. & Adair, J. H., Aug 25 2011, In : Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME. 133, 8, 081005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Gages
Fabrication
Materials properties
Infiltration
12 Citations (Scopus)
Actuators
Planforms
Aircraft
Fixed wings
Control surfaces
2010

Design of a multifunctional forceps for use in endoscopic surgery

Rau, A., Frecker, M. I., Mathew, A. & Pauli, E., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME. 4, 2, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Design of an endoscopic biopsy needle

Niebel, C. & Frecker, M. I., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME. 4, 2, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biopsy
Needle Biopsy
Needles
2009
22 Citations (Scopus)
Compliant mechanisms
Compliant Mechanism
Topology
Hinges
Shape optimization
22 Citations (Scopus)

Lost mold rapid infiltration forming of mesoscale ceramics: Part 1, fabrication

Antolino, N. E., Hayes, G., Kirkpatrick, R., Muhlstein, C. L., Frecker, M. I., Mockensturm, E. M. & Adair, J. H., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 92, SUPPL. 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infiltration
Molds
Photoresists
Fabrication
Zirconia
21 Citations (Scopus)

Lost mold-rapid infiltration forming of mesoscale ceramics: Part 2, geometry and strength improvements

Antolino, N. E., Hayes, G., Kirkpatrick, R., Muhlstein, C. L., Frecker, M. I., Mockensturm, E. M. & Adair, J. H., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 92, SUPPL. 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infiltration
Yttrium oxide
Polycrystals
Geometry
Zirconia
17 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear analysis and optimization of diamond cell morphing wings

Johnson, T., Frecker, M. I., Abdalla, M., Gurdal, Z. & Lindner, D., May 1 2009, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 20, 7, p. 815-824 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diamond
Nonlinear analysis
Diamonds
Actuators
Energy efficiency
7 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal morphing-wing design using parallel nondominated sorting genetic algorithm II

Bharti, S., Frecker, M. I. & Lesieutre, G. A., Jul 1 2009, In : AIAA journal. 47, 7, p. 1627-1634 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Struts
Sorting
Cables
Genetic algorithms
Stiffness
52 Citations (Scopus)

Stress relief in contact-aided compliant cellular mechanisms

Mehta, V., Frecker, M. I. & Lesieutre, G. A., Sep 1 2009, In : Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME. 131, 9, p. 910091-9100911 8190821 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stress relief
Skin
Stretching
Analytical models
Finite element method
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)
Finite Element Analysis
Shape optimization
Surgical Instruments
Innovation
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
12 Citations (Scopus)

Design of a compliant endoscopic suturing instrument

Cronin VI, J. A., Frecker, M. I. & Mathew, A., Jun 1 2008, In : Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME. 2, 2, 025002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery
Finite Element Analysis
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Punctures
Sutures
37 Citations (Scopus)

Design optimization of a controllable camber rotor airfoil

Gandhi, F., Frecker, M. I. & Nissly, A., Jan 1 2008, In : AIAA journal. 46, 1, p. 142-153 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cambers
Airfoils
Rotors
Compliant mechanisms
Aerodynamic loads
2007
8 Citations (Scopus)

Compliant mechanical amplifier design using multiple optimally placed actuators

Bharti, S. & Frecker, M. I., Mar 1 2007, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 18, 3, p. 209-217 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliant mechanisms
Actuators
Piezoelectric actuators
106 Citations (Scopus)

Electro-elastomers: Large deformation analysis of silicone membranes

Goulbourne, N. C., Mockensturm, E. M. & Frecker, M. I., May 1 2007, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 44, 9, p. 2609-2626 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elastomers
silicones
Silicones
elastomers
Large Deformation
5 Citations (Scopus)
Interface Design
Job Shop
Parameter Design
Electric lamps
Aircraft
15 Citations (Scopus)
Graphical user interfaces
Visualization
Feedback
Time delay
2006
8 Citations (Scopus)
Display devices
engineering
performance
manipulation
efficiency
26 Citations (Scopus)

Topology optimization of 2D continua for minimum compliance using parallel computing

Mahdavi, A., Balaji, R., Frecker, M. I. & Mockensturm, E. M., Aug 1 2006, In : Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 32, 2, p. 121-132 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Topology Optimization
Shape optimization
Parallel processing systems
Parallel Computing
Compliance
2005
53 Citations (Scopus)

Aircraft structural morphing using tendon-actuated compliant cellular trusses

Ramrakhyani, D. S., Lesieutre, G. A., Frecker, M. I. & Bharti, S., Nov 2005, In : Journal of Aircraft. 42, 6, p. 1615-1621 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trusses
Tendons
Aircraft
Skin
Cables
11 Citations (Scopus)

Aircraft Structural Morphing using Tendon-Actuated Compliant Cellular Trusses

Ramrakhyani, D. S., Lesieutre, G. A., Frecker, M. I. & Bharti, S., Jan 1 2005, In : Journal of Aircraft. 42, 6, p. 1614-1620 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trusses
Tendons
Aircraft
Skin
Cables