Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, and T.P. Sapsis Ring-based stiffening flexure applied as a load cell with high resolution and large force range, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design PP. 9 (Submitted September 2016). PDF

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, A reduced-order, statistical linearization approach for estimating nonlinear floating wind turbine response statistics, Proceedings of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Conference, Rhodes, pp. 8 (2016). PDF

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, A high-resolution and large force-range load cell by means of nonlinear cantilever beams, Precision Engineering 43, PP. 241-256 (2016). PDF

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Robust energy harvesting from walking vibrations by means of nonlinear cantilever beams, Journal of Sound and Vibration 341, pp. 174-194 (2015). PDF

J.M. Kluger, F.C. Moon, and R.H. Rand, Shape optimization of a blunt-body Vibro-wind galloping oscillator, Journal of Fluids and Structures 40, pp. 185-200 (2013). PDF

Thesis

J.M. Kluger, Nonlinear Beam-Based Vibration Energy Harvesters and Load Cells, Master's Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014. Link

Patents

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Beam-based nonlinear spring, US Patent 9382960 (2016). Link

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Synergistic wave energy converter - floating wind turbine configurations, Pending US Patent (2016).

Conference Presentations

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, A computationally efficient approach for estimating nonlinear floating wind turbine response statistics, ISOPE Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 29, 2016.

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Combined offshore wind-wave-storage system power and cost predictions, NAWEA Symposium, Blacksburg, VA, June 8, 2015.

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Robust Energy Harvesting from Walking Vibrations by means of Nonlinear Cantilever Beams, SNAME/ASNE New England Student Paper Competition, Cambridge, MA, February 26, 2015.
          Competition winner

Conference Posters

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, First order power estimation of a floating oscillating water column encircling an offshore wind turbine , Poster presented at NEEC Annual Meeting, NSWC Carderock, West Bethesda, VA. April, 2015.

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, High resolution and large range load cells via nonlinear geometry, Poster presented at TSMC Day, Cambridge, MA. April, 2015.

J.M. Kluger, W.T. Cox, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, A high-resolution and large-range nonlinear load cell, Poster/Demo presented at de Florez Compeition, Cambridge, MA. May, 2015.

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Nonlinear beam-based energy harvesters, Poster presented at ASNE Day, Arlingon, VA. 2014.

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Nonlinear mechanisms and dynamics, Poster presented at the MIT MechE Research Exhibition, Cambridge, MA. 2014.
          Received Distinguished Presenter Award for project demonstration

J.M. Kluger, T.P. Sapsis, and A.H. Slocum, Robust vibration energy harvesting from nonlinear mechanisms, Poster presented at the MIT Energy Initiative Research Conference, Cambridge, MA. Spring 2015 & Fall, 2014. PDF

Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2017)

Graduate Paper Award- Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (2015)

Martin and Pappalardo MechE departmental fellowships (2012)

Meredith Kamm memorial award for excellence in a woman graduate student (2015)

MIT ME Department SNAME Travel Award (2016)

Distinguished presenter award for project demonstration at the MIT Mechanical engineering research exhibition (2014)

Tau Beta Pi (2012)

Sponsors

Thank you very much for the generosity of NSF, NEEC, MITEI, The Martin Family, and The Pappalardo Family.

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