Publications

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Peer-reviewed publications

1. J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, T.P. Sapsis, "Design and optimization of a wave energy converter with nonlinear hydrostatic stiffness," Journal of Sound and Vibration (In preparation 2018).

2. J.M. Kluger, J. Carrus, A.H. Slocum, T.P. Sapsis, "Synergistic dynamics of a combined floating wind turbine - wave energy converter: optimization and experimental verification," Renewable Energy (In preparation 2018).

3. J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, T.P. Sapsis, "Effects of WEC type on the dynamics and cost of a combined floating wind turbine - wave energy converter," Renewable Energy (In preparation 2018).

4. J.M. Kluger, M.N. Haji (co-first author), T.P. Sapsis, A.H. Slocum, "A symbiotic approach to design of offshore wind turbines with other energy harvesting systems," Ocean Engineering, (Submitted 2018).
          *Shorter version presented at the Offshore Energy and Storage Society Symposium, Woods Hole, 2017.

5. M.N. Haji, J.M. Kluger, J. Carrus, T.P. Sapsis, A.H. Slocum, "Experimental investigation of hydrodynamic response of a symbiotic machine for ocean uranium extraction," International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering," pp. 7 (Submitted 2017).

6. J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, T.P. Sapsis, "A first-order dynamics and cost comparison of wave energy converters combined with floating wind turbines," Proceedings of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Conference, San Francisco, CA, pp. 9 (2017).

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

Theses

1. J.M. Kluger, Synergistic design of a wave energy converter combined with a floating wind turbine , Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017. Link

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

Patents

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

2. J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, T.P. Sapsis, Nonlinear spring for floating body realized by varied cross-section , Pending US Patent (2017).

Conference Presentations

1. J.M. Kluger, A.H. Slocum, and T.P. Sapsis, "A first-order dynamics and cost comparison of wave energy converters combined with floating wind turbines," ISOPE Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2017.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. 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

6. 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.