Faculty/Staff Profile

Stephen L Canfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Highest Degree University: Virginia Tech
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Brown Hall (BRWN) 329
PO Box: 5014
(931) 372-6359

Robotics, Dynamic Modeling, Compliant Mechanisms, Smart Actuators, Mechatronics

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Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, May 1997
  • B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Gannon University, May 1992

Recent Works/Projects Accomplished

  1. Canfield, S. L., Chlarson, D. L., Shibakov, A., Richardson, J. D., and A. Saxena, 2008, “A Study of Conditions that Affect the Distribution of Compliance in Compliant Mechanisms,” Proc. of the 2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 3-6, 2008, DETC2008-49939.

  2. “Multi-Objective Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Including Failure Theories,” with D. Chlarson, J. Richardson, A. Saxena and A. Shibakov, Proc. of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences , Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 4-7, 2007, DETC2007-35618

  3. “A Comparison of Three Passive Capture Mechanisms For Tether Momentum Exchange,” with K. Sorensen and D. Chlarson, Proc. of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences , Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 4-7, 2007, DETC2007-35625

  4. "A Model for Optimization and Control of Spatial Compliant Manipulators," with J. Beard, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 21, n 1, pp. 10-18, 2006

  5. "Optimal Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms using Subdivision and Commercial FEA," with P.V. Hull, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, Issue 2, pp. 337-348, 2006

  6. "Similarity Rules for Scaling Solar Sails," in Recent Advances in Gossamer Spacecraft, Christopher H. Jenkins editor, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, AIAA, 2006

Expertise

Robotic welding, robotic inspection, mobile climbing robotics, mobile manipulators,
Engineering » Robotics

robotic welding
Engineering » Manufacturing (Mechanical Engineering)

Mechatronics, Design of embedded control systems
Engineering » Electronic Control Systems

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