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Alper Erturk, Ph.D.

 

Center for Intelligent Material Systems & Structures
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
310 Durham Hall, MC 0261, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-0436, Fax: (540) 231-2903
E-mail: erturk@vt.edu 

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Short Biography (pdf)


Recent News

Most cited article in Smart Materials and Structures (2009-2010)

"Self-charging structures" wins the Smart Materials and Structures Best Paper Prize at SMASIS 2009 (SMS, IOP, 2009)

"Piezomagnetoelastic Device Harvests Vibrational Energy" by A. Hatt (Research/Researchers, MRS Bulletin, September 2009)

"Good Vibrations" by P.F. Schewe (Inside Science News Service, AIP, August 2009)

Research Highlights Archive, Applied Physics Letters (Top downloaded article in July 2009)

Student Spotlight, ASME & AIAA Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Newsletter (Spring 2009)

Recipient of the Liviu Librescu Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2008)


Publications

Book

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK (ISBN: 978-0-470-68254-8, 412pp).

Book Chapter

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

Journal Articles

Sousa, V.C., AnicÚzio, M., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Erturk, A., 2011, Enhanced Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting by Exploiting Combined Nonlinearities: Theory and ExperimentSmart Materials and Structures (in review).

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., Dowell, E.H., and Inman, D.J., 2011, Nonlinear Nonconservative Behavior and Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Including Proof Mass Effects, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (in review).

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.

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 MethodASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 133, 011003 (9pp).

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

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

Stanton, S.C., Erturk, A., Mann, B.P., and Inman, D.J., 2010, Nonlinear Piezoelectricity in Electroelastic Energy Harvesters: Modeling and Experimental IdentificationJournal 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).

Arrieta, A.F., Hagedorn, P., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2010, A Piezoelectric Bistable Plate for Nonlinear Broadband Energy HarvestingApplied 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 BendersASME 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 ElectrodesJournal 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 ExperimentApplied 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  (Selected Papers from the 2nd CIRP International Conference on High Performance Cutting).

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 (also presented in the 56th CIRP General Assembly, Kobe, Japan, 20-26 August 2006).

Conference Articles & Workshop Presentations

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

AnicÚzio, M., Erturk, A., De Marqui, Jr., C., and Inman, D.J., 2011, Linear and Nonlinear Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting Using Electromagnetic InductionProceedings 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).

AnicÚzio, 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 Infrastructre 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.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2011, Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting Using Bistable Beams and Plates, ACS Electronic Materials and Applications 2011, Orlando, FL, 19-21 January 2011 (invited).

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 BatteriesProceedings 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 PlateProceedings 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 HarvestingProceedings 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 Modelling and Experiments of a Bistable Plate for Nonlinear Energy HarvestingProceedings 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 GeneratorsProceedings of the 3rd ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Philadelphia, PA, 28 September - 1 October 2010 (best student paper prize).

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 HarvestingProceedings 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 HarvestingProceedings 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 BatteriesProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Oxnard, CA, 20-24 September 2009 (best student paper prize).

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Effect of Segmented Electrodes on Piezoelastic and Piezoaeroelastic Responses of Generator PlatesProceedings 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.

Erturk, A., Anton, S.R., Tarazaga, P.A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Analytical Modeling and Experimental Verification of a Broadband Piezoelectric Energy HarvesterProceedings of the Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, 24-27 June 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., Kong, N., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Self-powered Border Security Systems3rd National Security Innovation Competition (finalist), Colorado Springs, CO, 1 May 2009.

Erturk, A., Anton, S.R., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Multifunctional Wing Spars for UAVs ľ Part 1: Coupled Modeling and Preliminary AnalysisProceedings 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 ľ 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 SolutionProceedings of the 27th International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, 9-12 February 2009.

De Marqui, Jr., C., Erturk, A., and Inman, D.J., 2009, Piezoaeroelastic Analysis of a Unimorph Cantilever for Vibration Energy Harvesting, 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop, Blacksburg, VA, 28-29 January 2009.

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2009, Issues in Mathematical Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters and Some Practical Considerations, 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop, Blacksburg, VA, 28-29 January 2009.

Inman, D.J., Erturk, A., and Bilgen, O., 2008, Morphing, Monitoring and Harvesting Using Smart MaterialsProceedings of the XII. 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 AircraftsProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Monte VeritÓ, 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 AirfoilsProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Monte VeritÓ, 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, Electromechanical Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Persistent Ambient Vibrations, The Mechanics Conference to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, 29-30 May 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, 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 24-27 February 2008.

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

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

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.

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 International Conference on High Performance Cutting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 12-13 June 2006 (selected for publication in a special issue of IJMTM, see above).

Ph.D. Dissertation

Erturk, A., 2009, Electromechanical Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters, Ph.D. Dissertation, (xxviii+291pp), Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, November 2009.

M.S. Thesis

Erturk, A., 2006, Dynamic Modeling of Spindle-Tool Assemblies in Machining Centers, M.S. Thesis, (xxii+202pp), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, May 2006.

Patent

Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2010, Piezomagnetoelastic Structure for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting, WO 2010/151738 - PCT/US2010/039938.


Links to Some Academic Journals
 
Smart Materials and Structures
 
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
 
 
 
Sensors and Actuators A
 
 
ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics
 
ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
 
ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
 
ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
 
 
 
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
 
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
 
ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
 
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
 

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