Department MS3

International refereed journal publications

M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Multibody-based Topology Synthesis Method for Large Stroke Flexure Hinges, ASME robotics and mechanisms, accepted.

M. Nijenhuis, J.P Meijaard, J.L. Herder, S. Awtar, D.M. Brouwer, An analytical formulation for the lateral support stiffness of a spatial flexure strip, ASME mechanical design, in-press.

D.J. Borgerink, D.M. Brouwer, J. Stegenga, S. Stramigioli, Kinematic Design Method for Rail-Guided Robotic Arms, ASME robotics and mechanisms, Accepted for publication, doi: 10.1115/1.4035187.

 K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E Römer, Microtube laser forming for precision component alignment, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ISSN: 1087-1357, 138(8), 6 pages, doi: 10.1115/1.4033389.

M. Grootens, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Synthesis and Optimisation of Large Stroke Flexure Hinges, New Trends in Mechanism and Machine Science: Theory and Industrial Applications, editor P.Wenge and P. Flores, ISBN 978-3-319-44156-6, pp 463-471, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44156-6_47 

K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E Römer, J.L. Herder, Robust precision alignment algorithm for micro tube laser forming, Precision Engineering, ISSN 0141-6359, 46, pp. 301–308 (2016) doi:10.1016/j.precisioneng.2016.05.011

L. van de Ridder, W.B.J. Hakvoort, D.M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, J.C. Lötters, A. de Boer, Coriolis Mass-Flow Meter with integrated multi-DOF Active Vibration Isolation, Mechatronics, (ISSN 0957-4158 ), 36, pp.167–179 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2016.03.003

M.S. Groen, J. Groenesteijn, E. Meutstege, R.A. Brookhuis, D.M. Brouwer, J.C.Lötters and R.J. Wiegerink, Proportional control valves integrated in silicon nitride surface channel technology, (ISSN 1057-7157), 24(6), pp. 1759 - 1767 (2015) DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2015.2436402

K.G.P Folkersma, G.R.B.E. Römer, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, High precision optical fiber alignment using tube laser bending, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2015). DOI 10.1007/s00170-015-8143-6.

B. Krijnen, K. Swinkels, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, A large-stroke 3DOF stage with integrated feedback in MEMS, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 24(6), pp. 1720-1729 (2015) DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2015.2432054 .

B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, Vacuum behavior and control of a MEMS stage with integrated thermal displacement sensor, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2015.09.005.

Maarten S. Groen, Dannis M. Brouwer, Joost C. Lötters and Remco J. Wiegerink, Fast miniature proportional control valve with top-mounted piezo bimorph actuator with millisecond response time, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), accepted for publication.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Improved Force Transmission of a Flexible Surgical Instrument by Combining Input Motion, Journal of Medical Devices (ISSN 1932-6181) 9(1), 011009 (Mar 01, 2015) (11 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1289; DOI: 10.1115/1.4029418 .

K.G.P. Folkersma, G.R.B.E Römer, D.M. Brouwer, A.J. Huis in ’t Veld, In-plane laser forming for high precision alignment, Optical Engineering (ISSN 0091-3286 ) 53(12), 126105 (Dec 10, 2014). DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126105

Maarten S. Groen, Robert A. Brookhuis, Marc J. van Houwelingen, Dannis M. Brouwer, Joost C. Lötters and Remco J. Wiegerink, A piezoelectric micro control valve with integrated capacitive sensing for ambulant blood pressure waveform monitoring, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 24 125020 DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/24/12/125020.

M.M. Arnolli, N.C. Hanumara, M. Franken, D.M. Brouwer, I.A.M.J. Broeders, An overview of systems for image-guided percutaneous needle placement in the thorax and abdomen, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1630.

W. Wijma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W.B.J. Hakvoort, Modal Measurements and Model Corrections of a Large Stroke Compliant Mechanism, Archive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN (Online) 2300-262X, 61(2), pp.347-366, 2014. DOI: 10.2478/meceng-2014-0020.

S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, A nonlinear two-node Superelement with deformable-interface surfaces for use in flexible multibody systems, Multibody System Dynamics, In press. DOI: 10.1007/s11044-014-9414-y

Bart Peerdeman, Marcello Valori, Dannis Brouwer, Edsko Hekman, Sarthak Misra, Stefano Stramigioli, UT Hand I: A Lock-Based Underactuated Hand Prosthesis, Mechanisms and Machine Theory (ISSN 0094-114X), Volume 78, pp. 307 – 323 (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.03.018

J.P. Meijaard, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Deflection of a misaligned finger of a comb drive in an electrostatic field, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 23(4), pp. 927-933 (2014) DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2300233

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Flexible Multibody Modeling of a Surgical Instrument Inside an Endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 9(1), 011018, pp. 11 (2014) DOI: 10.1115/1.4026059

B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Flexures for large stroke electrostatic actuation in MEMS, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317) 24 015006 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/24/1/015006

D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Design and Performance Optimization of Large Stroke Spatial Flexures, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 9(1), 011016, pp. 10 (2014). DOI: 10.1115/1.4025669

D.M. Brouwer, K.G.P. Folkersma, S.E. Boer, and R.G.K.M. Aarts, Exact Constraint Design of a Two-Degree of Freedom Flexure-Based Mechanism, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (ISSN 1942-4302) 5(4), 041011, pp. 10 (2013). DOI: 10.1115/1.4025175

S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer and J.B. Jonker, A non-linear two-node superelement for use in flexible multibody systems, Multibody System Dynamics (ISSN 1384-5640) (2013) DOI: 10.1007/s11044-013-9373-8

J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Design of an Experimental Set-Up to Study the Behavior of a Flexible Surgical Instrument Inside an Endoscope, Journal of Medical Devices (ISSN 1932-6181), 7(3), 031004, pp. 12 (2013). DOI: 10.1115/1.4024660

Bart Peerdeman, Stefano Stramigioli, Edsko Hekman, Dannis Brouwer and Sarthak Misra, Development of Underactuated Fingers With Joint Locking and Electromyographic Control, Mechanical Engineering Research (ISSN 1927-0607), 3 (1), pp. 130-142 (2013). DOI: 10.5539/mer.v3n1p130

D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Large deflection stiffness analysis of parallel prismatic leaf-spring flexures taking into account shearing, constrained warping and anticlastic curving effects, Precision Engineering (ISSN 0141-6359) 37 (3) pp. 505-521 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2012.11.008.

D.M. Brouwer, S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Optimization of release locations for small self-stress large stiffness flexure mechanisms, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 64, pp. 230-250 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2013.01.007

J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Modeling of a Flexible Instrument to Study its Sliding Behavior Inside a Curved Endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 8(3), 031002, pp. 10 (2013), DOI: 10.1115/1.4007539

M.S. Groen, D.M. Brouwer, R.J. Wiegerink, and J.C. Lötters, Design Considerations for a Micromachined Proportional Control Valve, Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X), 3(2),pp. 396-412 (2012). DOI: 10.3390/mi3020396

B. Krijnen, R.P. Hogervorst, J.W. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer, J.B.C. Engelen, L. Woldering, L. Abelmann and H.M.J.R. Soemers, A single-mask thermal displacement sensor in MEMS, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 21(7), pp. 074007-074019 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/21/7/074007

R. Reilink, L.C. Visser, D.M. Brouwer, R. Carloni, S. Stramigioli,  Mechatronic Design of the Twente Humanoid Head,  Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (ISSN 1861-2776), 4(2), pp. 107-118 (2011). DOI: 10.1007/s11370-010-0077-0

B. R. de Jong, D. M. Brouwer, M. J. de Boer, H. V. Jansen, H. M. J. R. Soemers, and G. J. M. Krijnen, Design and fabrication of a planar three DOFs MEMS-based manipulator, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 19(5), pp. 1116-1130 (2010). DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2067196 

D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Design and modeling of a six DOFs MEMS-based precision manipulator, Precision Engineering (ISSN: 0141-6359), 34(2), pp. 307-319 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2009.08.001

J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer and J.B. Jonker, Analytical and experimental investigation of a parallel leaf spring guidance, Multibody System Dynamics (ISSN 1384-5640), 23(1), pp.77-97 (2010). DOI: 10.1007/s11044-009-9172-4

D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, M.J. de Boer, H.V. Jansen, J. van Dijk, G.J.M. Krijnen and H.M.J.R. Soemers, MEMS-based clamp with a passive hold function for precision position retaining of micro manipulators, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 19(6), pp.065027 1-20 (2009). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/19/6/065027

D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers and J. van Dijk, Sub-nanometer stable precision MEMS clamping mechanism maintaining clamp force unpowered for TEM application, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 16(6), pp. 7-12 (2006). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/16/6/S02

International refereed full paper conference publications

W.W.P.J. van de Sande, R.G.K.M. Aarts, and D.M. Brouwer, System behavior of a multiple overconstrained four-bar mechanism, 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Austin, TX, USA, November 1-6, 2015.

M. Nijenhuis, J.P Meijaard, J.L. Herder, S. Awtar, D.M. Brouwer, An analytical formulation for the lateral support stiffness of a spatial flexure strip, submitted to: Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

M.E. Grootens, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Synthesis and optimisation of large stroke flexure hinges, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, June 29 - July 2, 2015, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W.B.J. Hakvoort, Modelling for Design of Compliant Mechanisms with Manufacturing Uncertainties, IUTAM Symposium on Dynamical Analysis of Multibody Systems with Design Uncertainties, June 10 - June 13, 2014, Stuttgart, Germany.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Effect of Combined Motion on Force Transmission of a Flexible Instrument, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

D.J. Borgerink, J. Stegenga, D.M. Brouwer, H.J. Wörtche and S. Stramigioli, Rail-Mounted Robotic End-Effector Position Error Due to Rail Compliance and Ship Motion, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Chicago, Illinois Sept. 14–18, 2014.

K. Staman, L. van de Ridder, D. M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, W.B.J. Hakvoort, A High Precision multi-DOF Active Vibration Isolation Setup for a Coriolis Mass Flow Rate Meter, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Boston, MA, USA, November 9-14, 2014.

K.G.P. Folkersma, G.R.B.E. Römer, D.M. Brouwer and  A. J. Huis in `t Veld, High precision micro actuators using in-plane laser forming, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing XIX, Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, USA, February, 1-6, 2014.

M.S. Groen, R.A. Brookhuis, M.J. van Houwelingen, D.M. Brouwer. J.C. Lötters, and R.J. Wiegerink, A Micro Control Valve with Integrated Capacitive Sensing for Ambulant Blood Pressure Waveform Monitoring, The 17th Int. Conf. on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Freiburg, Germany, October, 27-31, 2013.

K. Gunnink, R.G.K.M. Aart and D.M. Brouwer, Performance Optimization of a Flexure Hinge for High Stiffness and Eigenfrequency, 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Saint Paul, MN, USA, 20-25, October, 2013.

J.P. Meijaard, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Deflection of an eccentric tooth of a comb drive in an electrostatic field, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Portland, Oregon, USA, August, 4-7, 2013.

W. Wijma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W. Hakvoort, Modal measurements and model corrections of a large stroke compliant mechanism, No pages in Proceedings of the Multibody Dynamics 2013 conference (No ISBN or ISSN) Zagreb, Croatia, July, 1-4, 2013.

R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Selection of dependent and independent coordinates in a flexible multibody model using SVD, The 2nd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Stuttgart, Germany, May 29 - June 1, 2012.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, 3-D Multibody modeling of a flexible surgical instrument inside an endoscope, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 international Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, Texas, USA, November, 9-15, 2012.

K.G.P. Folkersma, S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer and J.L. Herder, H.M.J.R. Soemers, A 2-DOF Large Stroke Flexure-based positioning mechanism, IDETC ASME, Chicago, IL, USA, Aug, 12-15, 2012. (Best paper award)

D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Design and optimization of large rotation high stiffness flexures, IDETC ASME, Chicago, IL, USA, Aug, 12-15, 2012.

J. P. Meijaard, R. G. K. M. Aarts, D. M. Brouwer, Modelling and Simulation of the Motion of a Slender Beam in a Tube, Proceedings of the IMSD2012 - The 2nd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Stuttgart, Germany, May 29 - June 1, 2012,  P. Eberhard and P. Ziegler (Eds.), pp. 1-10, ISBN 978-3-927618-32-9.

Bart Peerdeman, Gert Jan Pieterse, Stefano Stramigioli, Hans Rietman, Edsko Hekman, Dannis Brouwer, and Sarthak Misra, Design of Joint Locks for Underactuated Fingers, Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Roma, Italy, June, 24-27, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290798

J.P. Khatait, M. Krijnen, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Modelling and Simulation of a Flexible Endoscopic Surgical Instrument In a Tube, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 2011. DOI:10.1115/IMECE2011-65189

S. Kodandaramaiah, M. Krijnen, J. Go, S. Malik, J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer and C. Forest, Characterization of translation of fused silica micropipettes in non-rectilinear trajectories, 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 13-18, 2011.

D.M. Brouwer, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, F. Hoitzing, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Freedom and constraint analysis and optimization, 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 13-18, 2011.

R.G.K.M. Aarts, S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Analyzing overconstrained design of compliant mechanisms, Proceedings of ASME 2011, International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Washington, DC, USA, Aug, 28-31, 2011.

S. E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J. P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J. B. Jonker, A two-node superelement description for modeling of flexible complex-shaped beam-like components, Eccomas thematic conference Multibody Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium, July, 4-7, 2011. ISBN 978-2-8052-0116-5.

R.G.K.M. Aarts, J. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer, and J.B. Jonker, Application of flexible multibody modelling for control synthesis in mechatronics, Eccomas thematic conference Multibody Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium, July, 4-7, 2011. ISBN 978-2-8052-0116-5.

D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard and J.B. Jonker, Stiffness analysis of parallel leaf-spring flexures, Proceedings of the 25th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Atlanta, GA, USA, Oct.31-Nov 5, 2010.

B. Krijnen, R.P. Hogervorst, J.B.C. Engelen,  J.W. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer and L. Abelmann, Single-Mask Thermal Displacement sensor in MEMS, 21st Micromechanics and Microengineering Europe workshop (MME), Enschede, the Netherlands, Sept 26 – 29, 2010.

S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Multibody modelling and optimization of a Curved Hinge Flexure, The 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Ed. Aki Mikkola and Werner Schiehlen (ISBN 978-952-214-778-3), Lappeenranta, Finland, May, 25–27, 2010.

D.M. Brouwer,  J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Elastic element showing low stiffness loss at large deflection, Proceedings of the 24th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct, 4-9, 2009. ISBN 978-1-887706-51-3 http://www.aspe.net/aspe_member/php/abstracts/absdisplay.php?Abstract_ID=2859

D.M. Brouwer, J. Bennik, J. Leideman, H.M.J.R. Soemers and S. Stramigioli, Mechatronic Design of a Fast and Long Range 4 Degrees of Freedom Humanoid Neck, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, May, 12-17, 2009. DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152585

J. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Analytical and Experimental analysis of a parallel leaf-spring guidance, ICTAM, Adelaide, Australia, August, 25-29, 2008.

D.M. Brouwer, B.R. De Jong, and H.M.J.R. Soemers, Design and modeling of a precision 6 degrees-of-freedom MEMS-based parallel kinematic TEM sample manipulator, Proceedings of the 21st annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct., 15-20, 2006.

D. M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, M. J. de Boer, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Rotational precision MEMS-based Clamping Mechanism for stable fixation of Elastic Mechanisms, Proceedings of the 21st annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct., 15-20, 2006.

B. R. De Jong, D. M. Brouwer, H. V. Jansen, M. J. De Boer, T. G. Lammertink, S. Stramigioli, and G. J. M. Krijnen, A planar 3 DOF sample manipulator for nano-scale characterization, MEMS, Istanbul, Turkey, January, 22-26, 2006.

B.R. de Jong, D.M. Brouwer, et al., Nanometer resolution TEM sample manipulator for rotational and translational positioning, Eurosensors, Barcelona, Spain, September, 11-14, 2005.

D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, J. Van Dijk, Sub-nanometer stable precision MEMS clamping mechanism maintaining clamp force un-powered for TEM application, Micromechanics and Microengineering Workshop (MME), Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept., 4-6, 2005.

Soemers H.M.J.R. and D.M. Brouwer, Mechatronics and Micro Systems, invited plenary paper in: 3rd IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, Australia, September, 6-8, 2004.

R. Thalmann, D.M. Brouwer, H. Haitjema, P.H.J. Schellekens, Novel design of a one-dimensional measurement probe, in SPIE vol 4401, Munich, Germany, 2001; Eds: Jennifer E. Decker, Nicholas Brown.