“I am currently working on developing an analytical model for highly sensitive tactile sensors for both robotic and bionic applications. The ultimate goal is to assess normal and shear force magnitudes as well as their position and the shear direction for the sensor.”
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Degree Program: Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Panos G. Charalambides
Thesis/research topic: Developing an Analytical Model for MEMS Tactile Sensors with Bionic and Robotic Applications
2012, B.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology)
Briefly describe your graduate research and its purpose/applications:
I am currently working on developing an analytical model for highly sensitive tactile sensors for both robotic and bionic applications. The ability to predict the response of an elastomeric layer under severe pressure conditions is key to the development of highly sensitive capacitive tactile sensors capable of detecting the location and magnitude of applied forces over a broad range of contact severity and layer depression. Thus a large deformation Mooney-Rivlin material model is employed in establishing the non-linear mechanics of an elastomeric layer of finite thickness, subjected to uniform displacement of controlled compression. Thus, an analytical non-linear model for the above described problem along with numerically validation via the method of finite elements is developed. Two dimensional, plane strain conditions of an infinitely long and of finite thickness elastomeric layer are assumed. The predictions from analytical model is compared to those from experimental results. The ultimate goal is to assess normal and shear force magnitudes as well as their position and the shear direction for the sensor.
my webpage: https://swe.umbc.edu/~kourosh2/
Have you worked on any specific research projects (including any opportunity to publish or present your research) that you would like to highlight?
Kourosh M. Kalayeh, Alexi Charalambides, Sarah Bergbreiter, and Panos G. Charalambides. “Development and Experimental Validation of a Non-linear, All-Elastomer In-Plane Capacitive Pressure Sensor Model”. IEEE Sensors, vol.7, no. 2, pp. 274-285, 2017.
Kourosh M. Kalayeh, and Panos G. Charalambides. “Large Deformation Mechanics of a Soft Elastomeric Layer Under Compressive Loading for MEMS Tactile Sensor Application”. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol. 76, pp. 120–134, 2015.