MASc

Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, September 2008 – April 2011

Thesis: Validation of Volumetric Contact Dynamics Models

Research interests

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.

Publications

Conference Papers

Volumetric Contact Dynamics Models and Experimental Validation of Normal Forces for Simple Geometries
ASME Conf. Proc. 2011, 275 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC2011-49016

Boos, M., McPhee, J. (2010) Volumetric Contact Models and Validation, The First Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, IMSD 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland.

In Press

Volumetric Modeling and Experimental Validation of Normal Contact Dynamic Forces
J. Comput. Nonlinear Dynam. 8, 21006 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4006836

In Preparation

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].

Presentations

Volumetric Contact Dynamics Models and Validation – IMSD2010 – May 26, 2010.

Department Seminar – Feb 3, 2010.

Contact Dynamics Modelling for Robots – Lecture ECE 687 – March 30, 2009.

Course work

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