Research

My research interests lie in the broad area of design, analysis and control of compliant mechanisms and portable lab equipment design for dynamics, vibrations and control theory courses and their associated labs. 

Awards and Grants

  • NSF Award, PI, $297,262.
  • URCA, $1000.
  • First Year Scholar, $2000.
  • CARET, Internal Funding, 2019-2020, $8000.
  • 2019 Summer Research Program, Internal, Summer Course Release, $7000.
  • OVPR, Internal Funding, 2018-2019,  $ 12,167.
  • End of year College Funding, 2018,  $ 4000.
  • URCA (7), Internal Funding, 2018, $ 4900.

Publications

  1. Tekes, A., Utschig, T., and Johns, T. "Demonstration of Vibration Control Using a Compliant Parallel Arm Mechanism". SAGE International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. [accepted, 2019]
  2. Tekes, A., Lin, H., and McFall, K. (October 1, 2019). "Design, Analysis, Experimentation and Control of a Partially Compliant Bistable Mechanism." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045151
  3. Tekes, Ayse, Hongkuan Lin, and Kevin McFall. "Design, modelling and experimentation of a novel compliant translational dwell mechanism." Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 33, no. 7 (2019): 3137-3145.
  4. Tekes, Ayse, et al. "Dynamics, Vibrations and Control Lab Equipment Design." ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
  5. Tekes, Ayse, et al. "Adjustable Compliant Mechanism Load Deflection Test Bench Design." ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
  6. Tekes, Ayse, and Hongkuan Lin. "Compliant Translational Double Exact Dwell Mechanism." ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
  7. Tekes, Ayse, et al. "Helicopter Swashplate Design and Analysis Using Semi Compliant Mechanism." ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.                                                                                               
  8. Tekes, Ayse, and Jungkyu Park. "Design and Analysis of Electrostatically Actuated Mechanical Sensor for Graphene." ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
  9. Tekes, Ayse. "Compliant Five Bar Mechanism Control to Achieve a Desired Trajectory." ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017.
  10. Tekes, Ayse, Aaron Nauert, Jason Choo, and Mitchell Bearden. "Vibrations and Control Lab Equipment Design.", ASEE-SE, 2018.
  11. J. Davis, A. Tekes, “Path generation by model based control of five bar mechanism,” ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Nov. 2017.
  12. Tekeş, Ayşe, Ümit Sönmez, and Bilin Aksun Güvenç. "Compliant folded beam suspension mechanism control for rotational dwell function generation using the state feedback linearization scheme." Mechanism and Machine Theory 45.12 (2010): 1924-1941.
  13. Tekeş, Ayşe, Ümit Sönmez, and Bilin Aksun Güvenç. "Trajectory Control of Compliant Parallel-Arm Mechanisms." Journal of Mechanical Design 132.1 (2010): 011006.

Dynamics and Control Group students are currently working on:

1. Monolithic Translational Dwell Mechanism

 

2. Take Home Lab Equipment Design for Vibrations and Control Courses

  • Compliant Rotational Mechanism (Zach Marr and Julia Ortiz)

  • Compliant Translational Mechanism (Zach Marr and Michael Weitzel)

  • SDOF Vibratory Mechanism consisted of 3D printed flexible links

2. Compliant Mechanism Design, Analysis and Experimental Validation

  • Compliant Translational Double Dwell Mechanism (Hongkuan Lin)

 

  • Compliant Vibration Isolator/Amplifier (Tyler Johns)

  • Adjustable Load Deflection Test Bench Design

 

  • Compliant Translational Double Dwell Mechanism
  • Compliant Bistable Mechanism Design
  • Compliant Mechanism Design for Energy Harvesting
  • Compliant Swashplate Design
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