Radaelli, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Radaelli is a postdoc researcher at the group of Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems. After obtaining his Master in Mechanical Engineering cum laude with specialization in Bio-Mechanical engineering he dedicated the first years of his professional career on various research projects in collaborations between academia and industry. One of these projects lead to the start-up of the company Laevo b.v. where he led the research branch and gave technical advisory. In 2017 he obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering at the group of Mechatronic System Design. The topic of the PhD project was about creating shells with integrated mechanism functionality, especially by optimizing their shape to generate specified force-output.

Research Interests

 

Compliant shell mechanisms, metamaterials, origami mechanisms, nonlinear mechanics, composite materials, static balancing, exoskeletons, man-machine interfaces, bio-mechanics,

Education and Employment
  • Postdoc, supervisor: Farbod Alijani, Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Precision, and Microsystems Engineering, Section of Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems (0.5 fte)
  • Teacher of mechanical design project courses: Werktuigkundig Ontwerppoject 1 (WB1641), Werktuigkundig Ontwerppoject 2 (WB1642) and Werktuigkundig Ontwerppoject 3 (WB1643)
  • Ph.D. candidate Mechanical Engineering, Advisor: Prof. Just L. Herder, Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Precision, and Microsystems Engineering, Section of Mechatronic System Design, (0.8 fte) 2013-present.
  • Manager Research Department at Laevo b.v., Delft, (0.2 fte) 2013-present
  • Researcher and mechanical system designer at InteSpring b.v., Delft, 2009-2013
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (obtained 25 September 2009 “cum laude”), Advisor: Prof. Frans C.T. van der Helm, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), Dept. of Biomechanical Engineering (BMechE), 2007-2009.
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (obtained 11 October 2007), Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), 2004-2007.
Awards
  • Compliant mechanisms award, ASME IDECT Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Aug 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, USA
  • Best Paper Award, ASME IDETC Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Aug 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, USA.
  • Best Fast Forward Presentation Award at the Compliant Mechanism Symposium, ASME IDETC Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Aug 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, USA.
  • M.Sc. cum laude
Research Projects

Current

  • Shell-TEVAR: Compliant Shells for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Cohesion project 3ME.

Past

  • ShellMech: Shell-based mechanisms out of composite materials, STW-HTSM 12814.
  • Xarm: Upper body exoskeletons for caretaker support, Point.One PNU09B12, in collaboration with InteSpring BV (2009-2012).
  • SPISTA: Combination of helical springs and torsion bars, SenterNovem Knowledge Worker Program, KWR0916442, in collaboration with HCI BV (2009-2010).
  • ELASTICOM: Compliant mechanisms for gravity equilibration, SenterNovem Knowledge Worker Program, KWR09084, in collaboration with InteSpring BV (2009-2010).
  • HCI Foldable Container: Certification and Testing, STW 10585, Valorisation Grant II (2008).
  • Statically Balanced Compliant Mechanisms (NWO/STW VIDI Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, IRIS, STW 7583 (2007-2012).

Patents
  • Sande, W.W.P.J. van de, Radaelli, G., Ali, A. Instrument for minimal invasive surgical operations comprising a rod or catheter and a tip mounted on the rod or catheter with an elastically deformable element, N2019545 (2017)
  • Alkisaei, H., Herder, J.L., Sluys, L.J., Bier, H.H., Radaelli, G. Statically balanced compliant sound barriers, NL2015722, (2015)
  • Radaelli G, Rosenberg EJ, Aguirre ME, Verkuyl AC, Wisse BM, Wearable flexible structure and method of supporting a torso, P102210NL00  - N2011483, filed 2013-09-20.
  • Radaelli G, Rosenberg EJ, Aguirre ME, Verkuyl AC, Wisse BM, Wearable pivotable structure and method for supporting a torso, P102621NL00  - N2011482, filed 2013-09-20.
Publications

Journal articles

·     Nijssen, J.P.A., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L., Kim, C.J. (submitted 2018). Overview and Kinematic Characterization of Compliant Shell Mechanism Building Blocks, Mechanism and Machine Theory

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2018). Study on the large-displacement behavior of a spiral spring with variations of cross-section, orthotropy and prestress, Mechanical Sciences (minor revisions).

·     Delissen, A., Radaelli, G., Shaw, L., Hopkins, J., Herder, J.L. (2018). Design of an Isotropic Metamaterial with Constant Stiffness and Zero Poisson's Ratio over Large Deformations. ASME. Journal of Mechanical Design. DOI:10.1115/1.4041170.

·     Rommers, J., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). A design tool for a single vertex compliant-facet origami mechanism including torsional hinge lines. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9 (6), DOI: 10.1115/1.4038008

·     Bijlsma, B.G., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). Design of a compact gravity equilibrator with an unlimited range of motion. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9 (6), DOI: 10.1115/1.4037616

·     Delissen, A.A.T.M., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). Design and optimization of a general planar zero free length spring. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 117, pp. 56-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2017.07.002

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). A potential energy field (PEF) approach to the design of a compliant self-guiding statically-balanced straight-line mechanism. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 114, pp. 141-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2017.04.007

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). Gravity balanced compliant shell mechanisms. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 118-119, pp. 1339-1351. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.04.021

·     Rommers, J., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2017). Pseudo-rigid-body modeling of a single vertex compliant-facet origami mechanism. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9 (3), DOI: 10.1115/1.4035881

·     Radaelli, G., Buskermolen, R., Barents, R., Herder, J.L. (2017). Static balancing of an inverted pendulum with prestressed torsion bars. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 108, pp. 14-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.10.005

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2016). Shape optimization and sensitivity of compliant beams for prescribed load-displacement response. Mechanical Sciences, 7 (2), pp. 219-232. DOI: 10.5194/ms-7-219-2016

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2016). A monolithic compliant large-range gravity balancer. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 102, pp. 55-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.03.015

·     Radaelli, G., Gallego, J.A., Herder, J.L. (2011). An energy approach to static balancing of systems with torsion stiffness. Journal of Mechanical Design, 133 (9), DOI: 10.1115/1.4004704

Conference articles

·     Nijssen, J.P.A., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L., Kim, C.J., Ring, J.B. (2017). Design and analysis of a shell mechanism based two-fold force controlled scoliosis brace. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 5A-2017, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2017-67812

·     Bijlsma, B.G., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2016). Design of a compact gravity equilibrator with an unlimited range of motion. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 5A-2016, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2016-59549

·     Rommers, J., Radaelli, G., Herder, J. (2016). A Pseudo Rigid Body model of a Single Vertex Compliant-Facet Origami Mechanism (SV-COFOM). Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 5B-2016, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2016-59377

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L.. (2015). A monolithic compliant large-range gravity balancer. 2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, DOI: 10.6567/IFToMM.14TH.WC.OS20.018

·     Dunning, A.G., Stroo, J.L., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2015). Feasibility study of an upper arm support based on bending beams. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2015-September, pp. 520-525. DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281252

·     Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2014). Isogeometric shape optimization for compliant mechanisms with prescribed load paths. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 5A, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2014-35373

·     Rijff, B.L., Herder, J.L., Radaelli, G. (2011) An energy approach to the design of single degree of freedom gravity balancers with compliant joints. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 6 (PARTS A AND B), pp. 137-148. DOI: 10.1115/DETC2011-47783

·   Radaelli G, Herder JL, Buskermolen R, Barents R, (2011), Static balancing of an inverted pendulum with pre-stressed torsion bars, Proc. of the 13th World congress in Mechanisms and Machine Science, June 19-25, 2011, Guanajuato, Mexico, A11.492

·     Rosenberg, E.J., Radaelli, G., Herder, J.L. (2010). An energy approach to a 2DOF compliant parallel mechanism with self-guiding statically-balanced straight-line behavior. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2 (PARTS A AND B), pp. 455-464. DOI: 10.1115/DETC2010-28447

·     Radaelli, G., Gallego, J.A., Herder, J.L. (2010). An energy approach to static balancing of systems with torsion stiffness. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2 (PARTS A AND B), pp. 341-353. DOI: 10.1115/DETC2010-28071

Coaching MSc students

 

  • Koen Schreurs (current), Compliant Hoberman’s linkages
  • Barend Dorrnenbal (2018), Stiffness reduction in shell mechanism applied to a head support for DMD patients
  • Floris van Elteren (2018), Actuation of an origami inspired curved-crease gripper with a planar bending actuator
  • Jelmer Geerts (2017), Towards compliant and compact arm supports
  • Joep Nijssen (2017), A type synthesis approach to compliant shell mechanisms Applied in designing a force controlled scoliosis brace
  • Arnoud Delissen (2016), Meta-material based on an Ideal Spring Lattice: A Linear Elastic Isotropic Material with Zero Poisson's Ratio over Large Strains, graduated cum laude
  • Rik Houwers (2016), Closed-loop two-fold tape spring transmissions
  • Hoessein Alkisaei (2016), Statically balanced compliant walls
  • Jelle Rommers (2015), Modelling and design of origami mechanisms with compliant facets
  • Jesse van Dongen (2013), A reference free gravity equilibrator
  • Bob Bijlsma (2012), Design of a compact gravity equilibrator with an unlimited range of motion
  • Boaz Rijff (2010), An energy approach to the design of gravity balancers with compliant joints

 

 

 

Giuseppe Radaelli