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    • Biodynamic Feedthrough Compensation and Experimental Results Using a Backhoe 

      Heather C. Humphreys; Book, Wayne John; Huggins, James D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03)
      In some operator-controlled machines, motion of the controlled machine excites motion of the human operator, which is fed back into the control device, causing unwanted input and sometimes instability; this phenomenon is ...
    • The Bracing Strategy for Robot Operation 

      Book, Wayne John; Sangveraphunsiri, Viboon; Le, Sanh (Georgia Institute of TechnologyMIT Press, 1984-06)
      A new strategy of robot operation, the bracing strategy, is presented. Under this strategy an arm is moved into position then rigidized by bracing against either the work piece or an auxiliary, static structure. Subsequent ...
    • Calculation of toroidal rotation profiles in DIII-D using neoclassical viscosity (DoE Grant ER54538) 

      Stacey, Weston M.; Johnson, R. W.; Mandrekas, John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Physics, 2005-10)
      Momentum and particle balance and neoclassical viscosity were applied to calculate the radial profile of toroidal rotation in several DIII-D [J. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion, 42, 614 (2002)] discharges in a variety of energy ...
    • Control and Control Theory for Flexible Robots 

      Magee, David P.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993-04)
      As the requirements for robot performance increase, the dynamics of the manipulator become more dominated by flexibility. These flexible effects generate model uncertainty which reduces the end-point positioning accuracy ...
    • Control of a Robotic Exercise Machine 

      Book, Wayne John; Ruis, David A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Automatic Control Council, 1981-06)
      Exercise devices provide a means of resisting user applied forces for purposes of improving physical performance. The characteristics of the device include its path of motion and the functional relationship between applied ...
    • Design studies on a robotic device for ultrasonic inspection 

      Sangveraphunsiri, Viboon; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 1981-09)
      Design studies in progress on a special purpose robot are described. The robot is to be used for ultrasonic inspection of extruded and forged parts immersed in water in a large tank. The studies focus on establishing the ...
    • Designing Platforms for Customizable Produces and Processes in Markets of Non-Uniform Demand 

      Williams, Christopher Bryant; Rosen, David W.; Mistree, Farrokh; Allen, Janet K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Publishing, 2007)
      The foremost difficulty in making the transition to mass customization is how to offer product variety affordably. The answer to this quandary lies in the successful management of modularity and commonality in the development ...
    • Empowering Students to Learn How to Learn: Mass Customization of Graduate Engineering Design Course 

      Mistree, Farrokh; Williams, Christopher Bryant (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTempus Publications, 2006)
      ME 6101: Engineering Design is a graduate level course offered through the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. To empower students to learn how to learn, the orchestrators ...
    • Evolution of the H-mode edge pedestal between ELMs 

      Stacey, Weston M.; Groebner, Richard J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Physics, 2010-08)
      The evolution of edge pedestal parameters between edge-localized modes (ELMs) is analyzed for an H-mode DIII-D [J Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 612 (2002)] discharge. Experimental data are averaged over the same sub-intervals ...
    • A fingerprint method for variability and robustness analysis of stochastically controlled cellular actuator arrays 

      MacNair, David L.; Ueda, Jun (Georgia Institute of TechnologySAGE Publications, 2011)
      This paper presents a “Fingerprint Method” for modeling and subsequently characterizing stochastically controlled actuator arrays. The actuator arrays are built from small actuator cells with structural elasticity. These ...
    • Higher Order Approximations of the TEP Method for Neutral Particle Transport in Edge Plasmas 

      Stacey, Weston M.; Zhang, Dingkang; Mandrekas, John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Physics, 2006)
      Higher order approximations, which take into account the effects of angular anisotropy, spatial non-uniformity and energy dependence of the distribution of neutral particles, have been developed and implemented to extend ...
    • Improvements in the 2D TEP Neutral Particle Transport Calculation in Edge Plasmas (DoE Grant ER54538) 

      Zhang, Dingkang; Mandrekas, John; Stacey, Weston M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, 2005-10)
      Extensions of the 2D Transmission and Escape Probability neutral particle transport method in treating the spatial non-uniformity of collision sources and neutral energy effects are presented. These extensions have been ...
    • Inertial Vibration Damping Control of a Flexible Base Manipulator 

      George, Lynnane E.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002-11)
      A rigid (micro) robot mounted serially to the tip of a long, flexible (macro) manipulator is often used to increase reach capability, but flexibility in the macromanipulator can interfere with positioning accuracy. A rigid ...
    • Integrated Modeling, Simulation, and Animation of Rigid Arms and Vehicles through Object-Oriented Programming 

      Schmitt, Paul Richard; Hogan, John E.; Cameron, Jonathan M.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-02)
      This paper describes an object-oriented system, "MBSIM" (MultiBody SIMulator), that models, simulates, and animates the kinematics and dynamics of robotic arms and vehicles. This system creates a three dimensional graphical ...
    • Integrating Social Aspects and Group Work Aspects in Engineering Design Education 

      Subrahmanian, Eswaran; Westerberg, Arthur; Talukdar, Sarosh; Garrett, James; Jacobson, Annette; Paredis, Chris; Amon, Cristina; Herder, Paulien; Turk, Adam (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTempus Publications, 2003)
      Over the last several years, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), from its origins as the Engineering Design Research Center (EDRC), has evolved two elective courses addressing the social and group aspects ...
    • Interactive Multi-Modal Robot Programming 

      Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K.; Iba, Soshi (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Publications, 2005)
      As robots enter the human environment and come in contact with inexperienced users, they need to be able to interact with users in a multi-modal fashion—keyboard and mouse are no longer acceptable as the only input ...
    • Investigation of edge pedestal structure in DIII-D (DoE Grant ER54538) 

      Stacey, Weston M.; Groebner, Richard J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Physics, 2005-10)
      A calculation based on the requirements of particle, momentum and energy conservation, conductive heat transport and atomic physics resulting from a recycling and fueling neutral influx was employed to investigate the ...
    • Low cost automation with lighter, versatile machines 

      Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyPublished for the International Federation of Automatic Control by Pergamon Press, 1986-11)
      This paper describes the opportunities for improving the cost/performance ratio for industrial robots and other industrial equipment through reduction in their weight. Also described are four approaches to taking advantage ...
    • Manufacturing Cellular Materials Via Three-Dimensional Printing of Spray-dried Metal Oxide Ceramic Powder 

      Rosen, David W.; Williams, Christopher Bryant (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTaylor & Francis, 2007)
      Cellular materials, metallic bodies with gaseous voids, are a promising class of materials that offer high strength accompanied by a relatively low mass. Unfortunately, existing manufacturing techniques constrain a designer ...
    • Modeling Mechanisms with Nonholonomic Joints Using the Boltzmann-Hamel Equations 

      Obergfell, Klaus; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologySAGE Publications, 1997-02)
      This article describes a new technique for deriving dynamic equations of motion for serial chain and tree topology mech anisms with common nonholonomic constraints. For each type of nonholonomic constraint, the Boltzmann-Hamel ...