Faculty/Staff Profile

Kwun-Lon Ting, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Highest Degree University: Oklahoma State University
Department: Center for Manufacturing Research
Brown Hall (BRWN) 211
PO Box: 5077
(931) 372-3230

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Education

  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), National Taiwan University, 1972
  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Clemson University, 1977
  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Oklahoma State University, 1982

National Science Foundation Projects (Principal Investigator)

  1. Theory and Practice of Point-Line Kinematics, National Science Foundation, REU Supplement, $6,000, 2005
  2. Theory and Practice of Point-Line Kinematics, National Science Foundation, DMI-0219859, $243,000, Aug. 1, 2002 - July 31, 2005
  3. Link: http://www.tntech.edu/cmr/projects/pointlineproject/
  4. High Performance Network Connection for Tennessee Technological University, National Science Foundation $200,000, October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2005 (Co-PI)
  5. Acquisition of Research and Education Equipment for Geometric Design and Manufacturing Integration, National Science Foundation, $304,143, August 1, 2003 to January 31, 2005
  6. Link: http://www.tntech.edu/cmr/Projects/PointLineProject/NSFlab.ppt
  7. VW NURBS, Offset Surfaces, and Gouging-Free CNC Tool Path Generation, National Science Foundation, $154,270, October 1, 1997-March 31, 2001
  8. Integration of Parameter and Tolerance Design for Off-Line Quality Control, National Science Foundation, $152,942, September 1, 1995-March 31, 1999
  9. Instantaneous Pencil Trajectories of single and Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Linkages and Manipulators, National Science Foundation, $100,000, 1993-1996
  10. Mobility Study of Multiple Degrees of Freedom Linkages, National Science Foundation, $100,000, 1991-1993
  11. On the Decoupled Motion of Robot Manipulators, National Science Foundation, Research Initiation Award, $48,000, 1983-1985

Recent Journal Publications (2007-)

  1. “Geometric Synthesis Of Spatial Compliant Mechanisms Using Three-Dimensional Wide Curves,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 131, Issue 1, Article 011005 (2009) (with H. Zhou)
  2. “Point-Line Distance under Riemannian Metrics,” Journal of Mechanical Design, September 2008, Volume 130,  Issue 9, 092304 (7 pages) (with Y. Zhang)
  3. “On The Input Joint Rotation Space and Mobility Of Linkages,” Journal of Mechanical Design 2008, vol. 130, Issue 9, [Note(s): 092303.1-092303.12]
  4. “A novel wheel/tyre dynamics model and derivation of a generalized friction law,”  Journal of Automobile Engineering, Volume 222, Number 2 / 2008, 173-189
  5. “Mechanics Analysis on Bar Cutting Based on High speed and Restrained State,”, Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341(2007),  pp471-476  http://www.scientific.net
  6. On Higher-Order Point-line and the Associated Rigid Body Motions,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 129, Issue 2,February 2007, 166

Conference Proceedings (2007-)

  1. “General Mobility Identification And Rectification Of Watt Six-Bar Linkages,” DETC2007/MECH-34584, Proceedings of ASME 2007 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, September 2007, Las Vegas
  2. “Joint Rotation Space And Mobility Of Linkages,” MECH2007-34573, Proceedings of ASME 2007 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computer and Information in Engineering Conference, September 2007, Las Vegas
  3. “Geometric Modeling and Optimization of Multi-Material Compliant Mechanisms Using Multi-Layer Wide Curves,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering and Exposition, November 2007, Seattle, WA
  4. “Elastic kinematic and geometric Model of harmonic gear drives,” Proceedings of IDETC/CIE ASME 2008August 3-6, 2008, Brooklyn, New York,  (with H. Dong, D. Wang)
  5. “Energy Characteristic State Model For Automated Conceptual Design Of Hydraulic System,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference 2008 (with W. Ma, D. Wang)
  6. “Mobility Criteria of Planar Single-Loop N-Bar Chains with Prismatic Joints,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference 2008 (with J. Wang, C. Xue, K. Currie)
  7. “Full Rotatability Of Stephenson Six-Bar And Geared Five-Bar Linkages,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference 2008 (with J. Wang, C. Xue, K. Currie)
  8. “Geometric Synthesis Of Spatial Compliant Mechanisms Using Three-Dimensional Wide Curves,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference 2008 (with H. Zhou)

Honors and Services

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 2005-
  • Member, ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, 2005-
  • South-Pointing Chariot Award, National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 1999-2000
  • Chair, Theoretical and Computational Kinematics Symposium, 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference
  • Editor, Journal of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, 1993-1999
  • Member, Mechanism and Transmission Committee, the Chinese Academy of Mechanical Engineering, 2002-
  • Honorary Member, Editorial Committee, Machine Design and Research, China, 2001-
  • Kinslow Outstanding Engineering Research Award, Tennessee Tech University, 1992, 1997
  • Roth Award, National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and robotics, 1993
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Outstanding Service Award, Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 1989
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • Co-Director and Paper Review Chairman, National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 1989-1991
  • Technical Committee, National Applied Mechanisms and Robotic Conference, 1989-1999
  • Engineering consulting
    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
    • Exponent Failure Analysis Association, Menlo Park, CA
    • Remington Firearms, Inc. KY
    • Medex Inc., Atlanta, GA
    • Automation Tool, TN

Laboratory

NSF Geometric Design and Manufacturing Integration

Dr. Kwun-Lon Ting Publications

  1. “On Realization of Mechanisms with Spherical Joints”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 5, July 2005
  2. “Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with Control Strategy”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 4, July 2005
  3. “Path Generation with Singularity Avoidance for Five-Bar Slider-Crank Parallel Manipulators”, Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 40 (2005) 371-384
  4. “ SMA Actuated Compliant Bistable Mechanisms”, with H. Ishii, Journal of Mechatronics, 14 (2004) 421-43
  5. “On Point-Line Geometry and Displacement”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 39, Issue 10, October 10, 2004, pp. 1033-1050
  6. “Instantaneous Point, Line, and Plane motions Using a Clifford Algebra”, Machine Design and Research (ISBN1006-2343), special issue, July, 2004, pp. 107-110
  7. “On the Basis Screws and Screw Systems of Point-Line and Line Displacements”, with Y. Zhang, Journal of Mechanical Design, January 2004, Vol. 126, No.1, pp. 56-62
  8. “Rigid Body Motion Characteristics and Unified Instantaneous Motion Representation of Points, Lines, and Planes”, with Y. Zhang, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 126, Issue 4, July 2004, pp. 593-601
  9. “Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with Control Strategy”, Journal of Mechanical Design, (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1072).
  10. “Programmable Five-Bar Slider-Crank Linkages for Path Generation”, Mechanisms and Machine Theory (in press) (Paper No.MMT 37-45).
  11. “Characteristics of Point-Line Trajectories”, Journal of Mechanical Design (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1901).
  12. “On Realization of Mechanisms with Spherical Joints”, Journal of Mechanical Design (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1223).
  13. “Subdivision Surface Based Finish Machining”, International Journal of Production Research (in press).
  14. “Unified Rough Cutting Tool Path Generation for Sculptured Surface Machining”, Vol. 30, No. 13, International Journal of Production Research, pp. 2973-2989, Taylor and Francis Ltd.
  15. “SMA Actuated Compliant Bistable Mechanisms”, Journal of Mechatronics, 2003
  16. “On the Basis Screws and Screw Systems of Point-Line and Line Displacements”, Machine Design and Research, pp. 76-77, special issue, 2002
  17. “Adjustable Slider-Crank Linkages for Multiple Path Generation”, with H. Zhou, Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 37, 499-509, 2002
  18. “Performance Distribution Analysis and Robust Design”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 123, No. 1, pp. 11-17, March 2001
  19. “Uncertainty Analysis of Planar and Spatial Robots with Joint Clearances”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 (9) pp. 1239-1256, 2000
  20. “The Effects of Joint Clearance on Position and Orientation Deviation of Linkages and Manipulators”,
  21. “Uncertainty Analysis of Planar and Spatial Robots with Joint Clearances”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 35 (9), pp.1239-1256, 2000.
  22. “Smoothness of C-Bezier Curves”, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Computer and Information in Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.
  23. “G 1 Continuity of C-Bezier Rectangular Surfaces”, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Computer and Information in Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.

Conference Papers

  1. “On Point-line Geometry and Displacement”, NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2003.
  2. “Weight Function Based Direct Manipulation of NURBS Curves”, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with C. Lu).
  3. “Tolerance Specification for Cost Reduction”, Proceedings of ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with J. Zhu).
  4. “Smoothness of C-Bezier Curves and Surfaces”, Proceedings of 2001 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 2001.
  5. “Joint Rotation Space, Workspace, and Singularity-Free Workspace of Parallel Five-Bar Manipulators”, Proceedings of ASME 26 th Biennial Mechanisms Conference, September 2000.
  6. “Singularities Analysis of Basic Kinematic Chains and Complex Multiloop Planar Linkages”, DETC 2000/MECH-1419, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.
  7. “Weight Function Based Direct Manipulation of NURBS Curves”, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with C. Lu).
  8. “Tolerance Specification for Cost Reduction”, Proceedings of ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with J. Zhu). Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35, pp. 391-401, 2000
  9. “Cable Tension Control Mechanism”, Final Report, Exponent Failure Analysis Association, 2002.

Technical Reports

  1. “VW Nurbs, Offset Surfaces, and Gorging-Free CNC Tool Path Generation”, Final Report, National Science Foundation, 2002.

Dr. Kwun-Lon Ting Presentations

  1. “N-Bar Rotatability Laws”, Mechanical Engineering Department seminar, invited speaker, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2005 “Theory and Practice of Point-line Kinematics”, Proceedings of NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2005 (with Y. Zhang)
  2. “N-Bar Rotatability Laws”, invited speaker, National Sun Yat-Sen University, National Science Council Seminars, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 2005 “Point-Line Kinematic Theory and Practice”, invited speaker, National Taipei University of Science and Technology, National Science Council Seminars, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2005
  3. “N-Bar Rotatability Laws and Linkage Tolerance Analysis”, invited speaker, National Taiwan University, National Science Council Seminars, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2005
  4. “Point-Line Kinematic Theory and Practice”, invited speaker, National Chung-Hsing University, National Science Council Seminars, Taichung, Taiwan, May 2005
  5. “Characterization of Instantaneous Point-Line Motions”, a presentation, The Theoretical and Computational Kinematics Symposium of the 2004 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2004.
  6. “Geometric Properties of Point-Line Trajectories”, a presentation, The Theoretical and Computational Kinematics Symposium of the 2004 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2004.
  7. “Spatial Distance of Point-Lines”, a presentation, The Theoretical and Computational Kinematics Symposium of the 2004 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2004.

Dr. Kwun-Lon Ting Publications

  1. “On Realization of Mechanisms with Spherical Joints”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 5, July 2005
  2. “Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with Control Strategy”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 4, July 2005
  3. “Path Generation with Singularity Avoidance for Five-Bar Slider-Crank Parallel Manipulators”, Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 40 (2005) 371-384
  4. “ SMA Actuated Compliant Bistable Mechanisms”, with H. Ishii, Journal of Mechatronics, 14 (2004) 421-43
  5. “On Point-Line Geometry and Displacement”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 39, Issue 10, October 10, 2004, pp. 1033-1050
  6. “Instantaneous Point, Line, and Plane motions Using a Clifford Algebra”, Machine Design and Research (ISBN1006-2343), special issue, July, 2004, pp. 107-110
  7. “On the Basis Screws and Screw Systems of Point-Line and Line Displacements”, with Y. Zhang, Journal of Mechanical Design, January 2004, Vol. 126, No.1, pp. 56-62
  8. “Rigid Body Motion Characteristics and Unified Instantaneous Motion Representation of Points, Lines, and Planes”, with Y. Zhang, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 126, Issue 4, July 2004, pp. 593-601
  9. “Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with Control Strategy”, Journal of Mechanical Design, (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1072).
  10. “Programmable Five-Bar Slider-Crank Linkages for Path Generation”, Mechanisms and Machine Theory (in press) (Paper No.MMT 37-45).
  11. “Characteristics of Point-Line Trajectories”, Journal of Mechanical Design (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1901).
  12. “On Realization of Mechanisms with Spherical Joints”, Journal of Mechanical Design (in press) (Paper No.MD-04-1223).
  13. “Subdivision Surface Based Finish Machining”, International Journal of Production Research (in press).
  14. “Unified Rough Cutting Tool Path Generation for Sculptured Surface Machining”, Vol. 30, No. 13, International Journal of Production Research, pp. 2973-2989, Taylor and Francis Ltd.
  15. “SMA Actuated Compliant Bistable Mechanisms”, Journal of Mechatronics, 2003
  16. “On the Basis Screws and Screw Systems of Point-Line and Line Displacements”, Machine Design and Research, pp. 76-77, special issue, 2002
  17. “Adjustable Slider-Crank Linkages for Multiple Path Generation”, with H. Zhou, Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 37, 499-509, 2002
  18. “Performance Distribution Analysis and Robust Design”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 123, No. 1, pp. 11-17, March 2001
  19. “Uncertainty Analysis of Planar and Spatial Robots with Joint Clearances”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 (9) pp. 1239-1256, 2000
  20. “The Effects of Joint Clearance on Position and Orientation Deviation of Linkages and Manipulators”,
  21. “Uncertainty Analysis of Planar and Spatial Robots with Joint Clearances”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 35 (9), pp.1239-1256, 2000.
  22. “Smoothness of C-Bezier Curves”, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Computer and Information in Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.
  23. “G 1 Continuity of C-Bezier Rectangular Surfaces”, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Computer and Information in Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.

Conference Papers

  1. “On Point-line Geometry and Displacement”, NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2003.
  2. “Weight Function Based Direct Manipulation of NURBS Curves”, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with C. Lu).
  3. “Tolerance Specification for Cost Reduction”, Proceedings of ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with J. Zhu).
  4. “Smoothness of C-Bezier Curves and Surfaces”, Proceedings of 2001 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 2001.
  5. “Joint Rotation Space, Workspace, and Singularity-Free Workspace of Parallel Five-Bar Manipulators”, Proceedings of ASME 26 th Biennial Mechanisms Conference, September 2000.
  6. “Singularities Analysis of Basic Kinematic Chains and Complex Multiloop Planar Linkages”, DETC 2000/MECH-1419, Proceedings of ASME 2000 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-13, 2000.
  7. “Weight Function Based Direct Manipulation of NURBS Curves”, Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with C. Lu).
  8. “Tolerance Specification for Cost Reduction”, Proceedings of ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 2002 (with J. Zhu). Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35, pp. 391-401, 2000
  9. “Cable Tension Control Mechanism”, Final Report, Exponent Failure Analysis Association, 2002.

Technical Reports

  1. “VW Nurbs, Offset Surfaces, and Gorging-Free CNC Tool Path Generation”, Final Report, National Science Foundation, 2002.

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