Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, September 2008 – April 2011
My research was focused on the validation of volumetric contact dynamics models. The Canadian Space Agency would like to use volumetric contact models to simulate the operations of Dextre and the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station in real-time. I designed and conducted a series of experiments to validate some of these models and measure or estimate contact model parameters. My research was supported by NSERC through a Postgraduate Scholarship.
My supervisor was Professor John McPhee.
Boos, M., McPhee, J. (2010) Volumetric Contact Models and Validation, The First Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, IMSD 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Boos, M., McPhee, J. Volumetric Friction Contact Models and Experimental Validation, [Abstract accepted with The Second Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, IMSD2012, Stuttgart, Germany].
Boos, M., McPhee, J. Volumetric Friction Contact Models and Experimental Validation, [To be submitted to Multibody System Dynamics].
Department Seminar – Feb 3, 2010.
Contact Dynamics Modelling for Robots – Lecture ECE 687 – March 30, 2009.
- System Identification
- Robot Dynamics and Control
- Multibody Dynamics
Course project: Contact Dynamics Experiment Modelling
- Modelling of Continuum Systems
Course project: Finite element model of contact with a disc for volumetric contact model validation