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Alper Erturk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Drive (J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building) Room 126
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405
Phone: 404-385-1394; fax: 404-894-8496

Curriculum Vitae (click to view/download in pdf format)

Biography (click to view/download in pdf format)

Articles and citations (Google Scholar)

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JIMSS Special Issue on Nonlinear Energy Harvesting CFP (pdf)

ASME SMASIS 2012 CFP (pdf)

ASME IDETC VIB 2012 CFP (pdf)

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Publications

Books

Elvin, N. and Erturk, A. (editors), 2013, Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods, Springer, New York.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting, Wiley, Chichester, UK.

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Book chapters

De Marqui, Jr., C. and Erturk, A., 2013, Airfoil-Based Linear and Nonlinear Electroaeroelastic Energy Harvesting, in Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods, Chapter 11, pp. 269-294, Springer, New York (Eds: N. Elvin and A. Erturk).

Elvin, N. and Erturk, A., 2013, Introduction and Methods of Mechanical Energy Harvesting, in Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods, Chapter 1, pp. 3-14, Springer, New York  (Eds: N. Elvin and A. Erturk).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2009, Electromechanical Modeling of Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Persistent Base Motions, in Energy Harvesting Technologies, Chapter 2, pp. 41-77, Springer, New York (Eds: S. Priya and D.J. Inman).

Journal articles

Daqaq, M.F., Masana, R., Erturk, A., and Quinn, D.D., 2013, On the Role of Nonlinearities in Vibratory Energy Harvesting: A Critical Review and Discussion, ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews (under review).

Zhou, S., Cao, J., Erturk, A., and Lin, J., 2013, Enhanced Broadband Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Using Rotatable Magnets, Applied Physics Letters102, 173901 (4pp).

Carrara, M., Cacan, M.R., Toussaint, J., Leamy, M.J., Ruzzene, M., and Erturk, A., 2013, Metamaterial-Inspired Structures and Concepts for Elastoacoustic Wave Energy Harvesting, Smart Materials and Structures, 22, 065004 (8pp).

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2013, On the Stochastic Excitation of Monostable and Bistable Electroelastic Power Generators: Relative Advantages and Tradeoffs in a Physical System, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 103902 (5pp).

Dias, J.A.C., De Marqui, Jr., C. and Erturk, A., 2013, Hybrid Piezoelectric-Inductive Flow Energy Harvesting and Dimensionless Electroaeroelastic Analysis for Scaling, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 044101 (5pp).

Cunefare, K.A., Skow, E., Erturk, A., Savor, J., Verma, N., and Cacan, M.R., 2013, Energy Harvesting from Hydraulic Pressure Fluctuations, Smart Materials and Structures, 22, 025036 (10pp).

Cen, L. and Erturk, A., 2013, Bio-Inspired Aquatic Robotics by Untethered Piezohydroelastic Actuation, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 8, 016006 (13pp).

De Marqui, Jr., C. and Erturk, A., 2013, Electroaeroelastic Analysis of Airfoil-based Wind Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Transduction and Electromagnetic Induction, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24, pp. 846-854.

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2013, Electroelastic Modeling and Experimental Validations of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Broadband Random Vibrations of Cantilevered Bimorphs, Smart Materials and Structures, 22, 015002 (14pp).

Carrara, M., Cacan, M.R., Leamy, M.J., Ruzzene, M., and Erturk, A., 2012, Dramatic Enhancement of Structure-borne Wave Energy Harvesting Using an Elliptical Acoustic Mirror, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 204105 (4pp).

Erturk, A., 2012, Assumed-modes Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters: Euler-Bernoulli, Rayleigh, and Timoshenko Models with Axial Deformations, Computers and Structures, 106, pp. 214-227.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2012, Bending Strength of Piezoelectric Ceramics and Single Crystals for Multifunctional Load-bearing Applications, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 59, pp. 1085-1092.

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., Dowell, E.H., and Inman, D.J., 2012, Nonlinear Nonconservative Behavior and Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Including Proof Mass Effects, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 23, pp. 183-199.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2012, Multifunctional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wing Spar for Low-Power Generation and Storage, AIAA Journal of Aircraft49, pp. 292-301.

Gambier, P., Anton, S.R., Kong, N., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2012, Piezoelectric, Solar and Thermal Energy Harvesting for Hybrid Low-Power Generator Systems with Thin-film Batteries, Measurement Science and Technology, 23, 015101 (11pp).

Erturk, A. and Delporte, G., 2011, Underwater Thrust and Power Generation Using Flexible Piezoelectric Composites: An Experimental Investigation Toward Self-Powered Swimmer-Sensor Platforms, Smart Materials and Structures, 20, 125013 (11pp).

Erturk, A., 2011, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting for Civil Infrastructure System Applications: Moving Loads and Surface Strain Fluctuations, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 22, pp. 1958-1972.

Sousa, V.C., Anicézio, M., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Erturk, A., 2011, Enhanced Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting by Exploiting Combined Nonlinearities: Theory and Experiment, Smart Materials and Structures, 20, 094007 (8pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Broadband Piezoelectric Power Generation on High-Energy Orbits of the Bistable Duffing Oscillator with Electromechanical Coupling, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330, pp. 2339-2353.

De Marqui, Jr., C., Vieira, W.G.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2011, Modeling and Analysis of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Aeroelastic Vibrations Using the Doublet-Lattice Method, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 133, 011003 (9pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Parameter Identification and Optimization in Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Analytical Relations, Asymptotic Analyses and Experimental Validations, IMechE Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 225, pp. 485-496.

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Nonlinear Piezoelectricity in Electroelastic Energy Harvesters: Modeling and Experimental Identification, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, 074903 (9pp).

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Multifunctional Self-Charging Structures Using Piezoceramics and Thin-Film Batteries, Smart Materials and Structures, 19, 115021 (15pp).

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Resonant Manifestation of Intrinsic Nonlinearity within Electroelastic Micropower Generators, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 254101 (3pp).

Kong, N., Ha, D.S., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Resistive Impedance Matching Circuit for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 21, pp. 1293-1302. 

Arrieta, A.F., Hagedorn, P., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, A Piezoelectric Bistable Plate for Nonlinear Broadband Energy Harvesting, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 104102 (3pp).

Bilgen, O., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Analytical and Experimental Characterization of Macro-Fiber Composite Actuated Thin Clamped-Free Unimorph Benders, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 132, 051005 (6pp).

Erturk, A., Vieira, W.G.R., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Inman, D.J., 2010, On the Energy Harvesting Potential of Piezoaeroelastic Systems, Applied Physics Letters, 96, 184103 (3pp).

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Piezoaeroelastic Modeling and Analysis of a Generator Wing with Continuous and Segmented Electrodes, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 21, pp. 983-993.

Erturk, A., Hoffmann, J., and Inman, D.J., 2009, A Piezomagnetoelastic Structure for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting, Applied Physics Letters, 94, 254102 (3pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2009, An Experimentally Validated Bimorph Cantilever Model for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Base Excitations, Smart Materials and Structures, 18, 025009 (18pp).

Erturk, A., Renno, J.M., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from an L-Shaped Beam-Mass Structure with an Application to UAVs, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 20, pp. 529-544.

Erturk, A., Tarazaga, P.A., Farmer, J.R., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Effect of Strain Nodes and Electrode Configuration on Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Cantilevered Beams, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 131, 011010 (11pp).

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, An Electromechanical Finite Element Model for Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Plates, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 327, pp. 9-25.

Ozsahin, O., Erturk, A., Ozguven H.N., and Budak, E., 2009, A Closed-Form Approach for Identification of Dynamical Contact Parameters in Spindle-Holder-Tool Assemblies, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 49, pp. 25-35.

Erturk, A., Bilgen, O., and Inman, D.J., 2008, Power Generation and Shunt Damping Performance of a Single Crystal Lead Magnesium Niobate - Lead Zirconate Titanate Unimorph: Analysis and Experiment, Applied Physics Letters, 93, 224102 (3pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2008, Issues in Mathematical Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters, Smart Materials and Structures, 17, 065016 (14pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2008, A Distributed Parameter Electromechanical Model for Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 130, 041002 (15pp).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2008, On Mechanical Modeling of Cantilevered Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesters, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 19, pp. 1311-1325.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2007, On the Fundamental Transverse Vibration Frequency of a Free-Free Thin Beam with Identical End Masses, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 129, pp. 656-662.

Erturk, A., Budak, E., and Ozguven H.N., 2007, Selection of Design and Operational Parameters in Spindle-Holder-Tool Assemblies for Maximum Chatter Stability by Using a New Analytical Model, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 47, pp. 1401-1409.

Erturk, A., Ozguven, H.N., and Budak, E., 2007, Effect Analysis of Bearing and Interface Dynamics on Tool Point FRF for Chatter Stability in Machine Tools by using a New Analytical Model for Spindle-Tool Assemblies, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 47, pp. 23-32.

Erturk, A., Ozguven, H.N., and Budak, E., 2006, Analytical Modeling of Spindle-Tool Dynamics on Machine Tools using Timoshenko Beam Model and Receptance Coupling for the Prediction of Tool Point FRF, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 46, pp. 1901-1912.

Budak, E., Erturk, A., and Ozguven, H.N., 2006, A Modeling Approach for Analysis and Improvement of Spindle-Holder-Tool Assembly Dynamics, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 55, pp. 369-372.

Articles in conference proceedings

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2013, Numerical and Experimental Comparison of Bistable and Monostable Vibration Energy Harvesters Under Broadband Random Excitation, Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, 8-11 April 2013.

Samur, A. and Erturk, A., 2013, Multifunctional Double-Bimorph Piezoelectric Composite for Bending-Twisting Actuation, Active Stiffness Change, and Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, 8-11 April 2013.

Dias, J.A.C., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Erturk, A., 2013, Dimensionless Analysis and Scaling of a Hybrid 3-DOF Airfoil-based Piezoelectric-Inductive Aeroelastic Energy Harvester, Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, 8-11 April 2013.

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2013, Energy Harvesting from Harmonic and Noise Excitation of Multilayer Piezoelectric Stacks: Modeling and Experiment, Proceedings of the 20th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 10-14 March 2013.

Skow, E., Cunefare, K.A., and Erturk, A., 2013, Design and Performance Enhancement of Hydraulic Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Systems, Proceedings of the 20th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 10-14 March 2013.

Dias, J.A.C., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Erturk, A., 2013, Electroelastic Modeling and Analysis of a Hybrid Piezoelectric-Inductive Flow Energy Harvester, Proceedings of the 20th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 10-14 March 2013.

Cen, L., Cacan, M.R., and Erturk, A., 2012, Piezohydroelastic Investigation of Underwater Thrust Generation for Bio-inspired Robotic Applications, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Nanjing, China, 11-13 October 2012.

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2012, Electroelastic Modeling and Experimental Validation of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Broadband Random Vibrations, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012 (best student paper price).

Cen, L. and Erturk, A., 2012, Fish-like Self Propulsion Using Flexible Piezoelectric Composites, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.

Cacan, M.R. and Erturk, A., 2012, Comparative Investigation of the Electroelastic Dynamics of Piezoceramics with Interdigitated and Uniform Electrodes, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.

Samur, A. and Erturk, A., 2012, Two Architectures for Bending-Twisting Flapping Using Macro-Fiber Composites, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.

Carrara, M., Cacan, M.R., Toussaint, J., Leamy, M.J., Ruzzene, M., and Erturk, A., 2012, Metamaterial Concepts for Structure-borne Wave Energy Harvesting: Wave Focusing, Funneling, and Localization, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.

Cunefare, K.A., Erturk, A., Savor, J., Verma, N., Skow, E., and Cacan, M., 2012, Energy Harvesting from Hydraulic Pressure Fluctuations, Proceedings of the 5th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.

Zhao, S. and Erturk, A., 2012, Energy Harvesting from Broadband Random Vibrations: Comparison of Single-Mode and Multi-Mode Electroelastic Solutions, Proceedings of the ASME 2007 IDETC 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Chicago, IL, 12-15 August 2012.

Erturk, A. and Delporte, G., 2011, Hydroelastic Power and Thrust Generation Using Macro-Fiber Composite Piezoelectrics, Proceedings of the 4th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Scottsdale, AZ, 18-21 September 2011.

Anicézio, M., Erturk, A., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Inman, D.J., 2011, Linear and Nonlinear Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting Using Electromagnetic Induction, Proceedings of the 4th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Scottsdale, AZ, 18-21 September 2011.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Energy Harvesting for Wireless Applications, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, Sao Sebastiao, SP, Brazil, 13-18 March 2011 (keynote address).

Anicézio, M., De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2011, Nonlinear Modeling and Analysis of a Piezoaeroelastic Energy Harvester, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, Sao Sebastiao, SP, Brazil, 13-18 March 2011.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Piezoelectric Power Generation for Civil Infrastructure Systems, Proceedings of the 18th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 6-10 March 2011.

Gambier, P., Anton, S.R., Kong, N., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Combined Piezoelectric, Solar and Thermal Energy Harvesting for Multifunctional Structures with Thin-film Batteries, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, State College, PA, 4-6 October 2010.

Arrieta, A.F., Hagedorn, P., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Dynamics and Morphing of a Bistable Plate, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, State College, PA, 4-6 October 2010.

Erturk, A., Lee, H.Y., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Investigation of Soft and Hard Ceramics and Single Crystals for Resonant and Off-resonant Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 3rd ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Philadelphia, PA, 28 September - 1 October 2010.

Arrieta, A.F., Erturk, A., Hagedorn, P., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Electromechanical Modeling and Experiments of a Bistable Plate for Nonlinear Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 3rd ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Philadelphia, PA, 28 September - 1 October 2010.

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., and Inman, D.J., 2010, On the Manifestation and Influence of Material Nonlinearity in Electroelastic Power Generators, Proceedings of the 3rd ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Philadelphia, PA, 28 September - 1 October 2010 (best student paper price).

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2010, Assumed-modes Formulation of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters: Euler-Bernoulli, Rayleigh and Timoshenko Models with Axial Deformations, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 ESDA 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems, Design and Analysis, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-14 July 2010.

Vieira, W.G.R., De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Frequency Domain Piezoaeroelastic Analysis and Optimization of an Energy Harvester Wing, Proceedings of the 51th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, 12-15 April 2010.

Erturk, A., Vieira, W.G.R., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Flow Excitation: Modeling and Experiment, Proceedings of the 17th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 7-11 March 2010.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Strength Analysis of Piezoceramic Materials for Structural Considerations in Energy Harvesting for UAVs, Proceedings of the 17th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 7-11 March 2010.

Erturk, A., Hoffmann, J., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Limit Cycle Oscillations of a Nonlinear Piezomagnetoelastic Structure for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 28th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1-4 February 2010.

De Marqui, Jr., C., Vieira, W.G.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J, 2010, Frequency Domain Solution of a Piezoaeroelastic Wing for Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 28th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1-4 February 2010.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., Kong, N., Ha, D.S., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Self-Charging Structures Using Piezoceramics and Thin-Film Batteries, Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Oxnard, CA, 20-24 September 2009 (best student paper price).

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Effect of Segmented Electrodes on Piezoelastic and Piezoaeroelastic Responses of Generator Plates, Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Oxnard, CA, 20-24 September 2009.

Erturk, A., Anton, S.R., Bilgen, O., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Effect of Material Constants and Mechanical Damping on Piezoelectric Power Generation, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 IDETC 22nd Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, San Diego, CA, 30 August - 2 September 2009.

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Piezoaeroelastically Coupled Modeling and Analysis of Electrical Power Generation and Shunt Damping for a Cantilever Plate, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, Edinburgh, UK, 27-31 July 2009.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, An Investigation on Multifunctional Piezoelectric Composite Spars for Energy Harvesting in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, Edinburgh, UK, 27-31 July 2009.

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Finite Element Analysis of a UAV Wing Spar with Piezoceramics for Vibration Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of the 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 4-7 May 2009.

Erturk, A., Anton, S.R., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Multifunctional Wing Spars for UAVs - Part 1: Coupled Modeling and Preliminary Analysis, Proceedings of the 16th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 8-12 March 2009.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Multifunctional Wing Spars for UAVs - Part 2: Experiments and Storage Applications, Proceedings of the 16th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 8-12 March 2009.

Erturk, A.  and Inman, D.J., 2009, Parameter Identification and Optimization for Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Based on the Coupled Distributed Parameter Solution, Proceedings of the 27th International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, 9-12 February 2009.

Inman, D.J., Erturk, A., and Bilgen, O., 2008, Morphing, Monitoring and Harvesting Using Smart Materials, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Bratislava, Slovakia, 13-14 November 2008 (keynote address).

Erturk, A., Bilgen, O., Fontenille, M., and Inman, D.J., 2008, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Macro-Fiber Composites with an Application to Morphing Wing Aircraft, Proceedings on the 19th International Conference of Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 6-9 October 2008.

Bilgen, O., Erturk, A., Inman, D.J., and Kochersberger K.B., 2008, Macro-Fiber Composite Actuated Thin Clamped-Free Benders and Thin Simply-Supported Morphing Airfoils, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 6-9 October 2008.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2008, Piezoelectric Shunt Damping for Chatter Suppression in Machining Processes, Proceedings of the ISMA2008 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Leuven, Belgium, 15-17 September 2008.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2008, Analytical Modeling of Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Transverse and Longitudinal Base Motions, Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, 7-10 April 2008.

Erturk, A., Renno, J.M., and Inman, D.J., 2008, Energy Harvesting from a Piezoelectric Bender through Rigid Body Motion of a Two-Link Manipulator, Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, 7-10 April 2008.

Erturk, A., Renno, J.M., and Inman, D.J., 2008, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from an L-Shaped Beam-Mass Structure, Proceedings of the 15th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, CA, 9-13 March 2008.

Anton, S.R., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2008, Energy Harvesting from Small Unmanned Air Vehicles, Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Application of Ferroelectrics, Santa Fe, NM, 24-27 February 2008.

Erturk, A., Anton, S.R., and Inman, D.J., 2007, Energy Harvesting from Rigid Body Motions, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 3-5 October 2007.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2007, Mechanical Considerations for Modeling of Vibration-Based Energy Harvesters, Proceedings of the ASME 2007 IDETC 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Las Vegas, NV, 4-7 September 2007.

Inman, D.J. and Erturk, A., 2007, Energy Harvesting Using Smart Materials, Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Gdansk, Poland, 9-11 July 2007 (keynote address).

Erturk, A., Budak, E., and Ozguven, H.N., 2006, Selection of Design and Operational Parameters in Spindle-Holder-Tool Assemblies for Maximum Chatter Stability by Using a New Analytical Model, Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP Conference on High Performance Cutting, Vancouver, BC Canada, 12-13 June 2006.

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