The Design Innovation and Simulation Laboratory (DISL) at OSU is a facility to provide graduate and undergraduate students, the research and education on mechanism science, virtual reality simulation, and their application to the design and manufacturing of mechanical systems. To know more about research interests at DISL, please visit DISL Youtube Channel for more research videos. Download the DISL research overview.
ME 3751 Kinematics and Mechanism Design (2 credits, offered in Autumn and Spring)
Course description: This course is intended to help students develop an intuitive understanding of the design concepts for machinery and mechanisms and computer-aided design (CAD) of planar mechanisms. The covered topics include fundamental kinematics and mechanisms, joints, linkages, mobility, motion limits, rocker motion, motion generation, computer-aided design of mechanisms, analytical kinematic analysis, and cam design.
ME 5751 Design and Manufacturing of Compliant Mechanisms and Robots (3 credits, offered in Spring semesters)
Course Description: This course introduces methods and computational tools for the design and manufacturing of compliant mechanisms and robots. Compliant mechanisms transform motion and forces (at least partially) through the deflection of their flexible elements. They have been widely used in robots, precision machines, force/acceleration sensors, aerospace structures etc. This course covers the pseudo-rigid-body model approach for design and analysis of compliant mechanisms. FEA software will be used for modeling and analysis performance study. In addition, kinematic analysis, synthesis and computer-aided design of rigid body mechanisms and robots will also be covered. Students will be required to work on a team project to solve a real world design problem related to compliant mechanisms or robots.
- Position, velocity and static force analysis of rigid body mechanisms and robots
- Algebraic synthesis of rigid body mechanisms
- Develop pseudo-rigid-body models of compliant mechanisms
- Understand force-deflection relationships of flexible elements
- Perform kinematic and static force analysis of compliant mechanisms using energy and principle of virtual work
- Use computer-aided engineering software to model and evaluate rigid body and compliant mechanisms
- Design of Walker Robots (Spring 2016) (Youtube Playlist)
- Design of Robotic Manipulator for Pick and Place Tasks (Spring 2022)
ME 7751 Advanced Kinematics and Mechanisms (3 credits, offered in Autumn semesters of Odd years)
Course Description: This course introduces mathematical theories and computational tools for the analysis of rigid body and compliant (flexible) mechanisms and robots. The focus is on kinematic representations of rigid body transformations, derivation and solution of the kinematic constraint equations. The covered topics include: mobility of linkages, kinematic analysis of linkages, homogeneous transformation matrices, screw theory, quaternions, kinematics of rigid body, mathematical methods for solving polynomial systems, mobility analysis and synthesis of compliant mechanisms. One or two term project involves design or analysis of rigid-body or compliant mechanisms from practical applications.
Graduate Students (Alphabetic)
- George Crowley (MS)
- Yilin Fu (PhD)
- Yi Jin (PhD)
- Matt Titterton (MS)
- Dylan Trainor (MS)
- Yusef Baryoun
- Xiapai Zeng (PhD, May 2022, Apple Inc.)
- Tyler Morrison (PhD, December 2021, Agility Robotics)
- Chao-min Huang (PhD, May 2021, APC Engineer - TSMC)
- Yu She (PhD, November 2018, Assistant Professor, Purdue University)
- Ömer Anıl Türkkan (PhD, December 2017)
- Lifeng Zhou (PhD, May, 2017, Postdoc, UIUC)
- Venkatasubramanian Kalpathy Venkiteswaran (PhD, December 2016, Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Netherlands)
- Hongliang Shi (PhD, December 2013)
Honors and Awards
Prof. Su's Honor and Awards
- 2017 Fellow member of ASME
- 2016 Chair of 40th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
- 2015 Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, OSU
- 2010 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB, OH
- 2009 Compliant Mechanism Theory Best Paper Award, ASME DED Mechanisms & Robotics Committee
- 2008 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, Nation Science Foundation
- 2005 Finalist Of Best Paper Award, ASME DED Mechanisms & Robotics Committee
- 2002 MSC Software Simulation Best Paper Award, MSC Software And ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Committee
- 2013 UG student Simon Kalouche received MAE Outstanding Research for UG students Award
- 2014 UG student Simon Kalouche earned First Place Awards at Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, March 27, 2014
- 2013 UG student Jeff Kohler awarded third place in ASME student mechanism design competition.
- 2013 UG student Jonathon King received MAE Outstanding Research and Outstanding Leadership Award for UG students
- multiple Research Experience for Undergraudate (REU) opportunities are available at DISL.
- women and minority students are encouraged to apply
Interested students should apply for ME program and mention your interests in DISL in the application. Please also send a resume with the objective statement to Prof. Su, firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.