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Volkert van der Wijk

Name: Ir. V. (Volkert) van der Wijk

Department: Mechanical Automation / Faculty of Engineering Technology
Institute: IMPACT
Building, Room: Horstring (building number 21) HR, W-227
Tel.: +31 53 489 5442
Tel. Secretary: +31 53 489 2502
Fax: +31 53 489 3631
E-mail: v.vanderwijk@utwente.nl
Position: 
PhD
Further information: See below

Postal address

Ir. V. van der Wijk
University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology (CTW)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory of Mechanical Automation
Horstring, room HR W-227
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Research Interests

Mechanism theory, kinematics, dynamic balancing, multibody dynamics, mechanism synthesis, robotics, parallel mechanisms, cable driven mechanisms, mechanical design, mechatronics, vibrations, haptics, grasping

Education

2005 – 2008 M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (obtained April 2008 cum laude), Towards low-mass and low inertia dynamic balancing of mechanisms, Supervisor: Prof. Just L. Herder, TU Delft, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), Department of Biomechanical Engineering (BMechE).

2002 – 2005 B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering TU Delft, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), Department of Biomechanical Engineering (BMechE).

2002 – 2004 Studies in History of Arts, Leiden University, Faculty of Arts.

2000 – 2002 Propaedeutics Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.

Employment record

2010 – present PhD-researcher, University of Twente, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

2000 – present Kinetic Sculpturer (www.kineticart.nl).

2008 – 2009 Associate Researcher, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE), Department of Biomechanical Engineering (BMechE).

Academic Visits

2011 Research visit (1 month, July) to LIRMM, Montpellier, France.

2010 Research visit (4 months April-July) to LIRMM, Montpellier, France (François Pierrot, Sébastien Krut).

2009 Summer School on Mathematical Methods in Computational Kinematics, (2 weeks, July), Innsbruck, Austria, (Manfred Husty, Jean-Pierre Merlet, Charles Wampler).

2006-2007 Academic visit (3 months, December-February) to University of Leuven, Belgium, (Joris de Schutter, Bram Demeulenaere).

2006 Academic visit (2 months, October-November) to Institut für Getriebetechnik und Maschinendynamik (IGM), RWTH-Aachen, Germany, (Burkhard Corves).

Professional Activities

2011 – present IFToMM member of the technical committee for computational kinematics

2010 – present IFToMM member of the technical committee for robotics and mechatronics

2009 – present Reviewer for J. of Mechanism and Machine Theory, J. of Robotics and Automation, J. of Mechanical Design, Robotica.

2008 – present Reviewer for conferences: ASME-DETC; Parallel Mechanisms and Manipulators Workshop; ARK, EUCOMES, IFTOMM.

2011 – present Principal investigator: Statically balanced movable supports (In cooperation with Penta-Robotics)

2011 – present Principal investigator: Pick & place device with adaptive dynamic balancing (In cooperation with Stamhuis Lineairtechniek).

2010 – present Principal investigator: Cable-driven robotics for the interaction with large surfaces (In cooperation with Ternet B.V.)

2009 – present Principal investigator: Dynamic balancing of the delta robot (In cooperation with Blueprint Automation and Penta-Robotics).

2009 – present Principal investigator: Actively controlled dynamic balancing unit for balancing robots (In cooperation with Stamhuis Lineairtechniek, Ternet, Control Techniques, Masévon).

Teaching: coaching M.Sc.-students

2011-present Corné Stuij – Control and optimization of an active dynamic balancing unit for high speed handling (Avans Hogeschool)

2011-present Wilco Benthem – Dynamic balancing of the delta robot (U. Twente)

2011-2012 Jan de Jong – Parallel robot for TMS during treadmill walking (U.Twente)

2010-2012 Kevin Voss – A cable-driven manipulator for the interaction with large surfaces (U.Twente, graduated Cum Laude)

2010-2011 Pieter de Jong – Feedback control of an active dynamic balancing unit for high speed and high accuracy  pick-and-place motion (U.Twente)

Extracurricular

2008-present Treasurer of non-profit organization Stichting Stralen, which has the purpose to actively support young art-talent, e.g. by organizing art festivals.

2003-2007 Treasurer of non-profit organization Stichting Intra-Muros, which has the responsibility of the exploitation of the property for social student union Wolbodo.

2001-2003 Various leading activities at Delft’s student union VSSD among which: Editor of Poenboek (financial guide for young people); head of committee on financial policies for students.

Publications

International refereed journal articles

  1. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J. L., Demeulenaere, B., Gosselin, C., 2011, “Comparative analysis for low-mass and low-inertia dynamic balancing of mechanisms”. ASME Journal of
  2. Mechanisms and Robotics (in print) Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012, “Synthesis method for linkages with center of mass at invariant link point - pantograph based mechanisms”. J. of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol.48, pp. 15-28.
  3. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J. L., Demeulenaere, B., 2009, “Comparison of various dynamic balancing principles regarding additional mass and additional inertia”. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 1., Issue 4, 04 1006. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J. L., 2009, “Synthesis of dynamically balanced mechanisms by using counter-rotary counter-mass balanced double pendula”. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 131., Issue 11, 11003.

International refereed full-paper conference publications

  1. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “On the addition of degrees of freedom to force-balanced linkages”. Proceedings of the 19th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control, Paris France (accepted).
  2. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “The method of principal vectors for the synthesis of shaking Moment balanced linkages”. Proceedings of the 4th IFToMM European Conference on Mechanism Science, Santander, Spain (accepted).
  3. Voss, K.H.J., Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “A Cable-Driven Parallel Mechanism for the Interaction with Hemispherical Surfaces”. Proceedings of the 4th IFToMM European Conference on Mechanism Science, Santander, Spain (accepted).
  4. De Jong, J., Stienen, A.H.A., Van der Wijk, V., Wessels, M., Van der Kooij, H., 2012. “A Method for Evaluation and Comparison of Parallel Robots for Safe Human Interaction, Applied for Robotic TMS”, Proceedings IEEE Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 24-28, Roma, Italy (accepted). Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “Inherently balanced 4R four-bar based linkages”. Proceedings of the13th IFToMM Int. Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics (accepted).
  5. Voss, K.H.J., Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “Investigation of a Cable-Driven Parallel Mechanism for Interaction with a variety of Surfaces, Applied to the Cleaning of Free-Form Buildings”. Proceedings of the 13th IFToMM Int. Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics (accepted).
  6. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2012. “The work of Otto Fischer and the historical development of his method of principal vectors for mechanism and machine science”. Proceedings of the IFToMM congress on History of Machines and Mechanisms, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (accepted).
  7. Van der Wijk, V., Krut, S., Pierrot, F., Herder, J.L., 2011. “Generic Method for Deriving the General Shaking Force Balance Conditions of Parallel Manipulators with Application to a Redundant Planar 4-RRR Parallel Manipulator”. Proceedings of the 13th IFToMM World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Guanajuato, México, A12-523.
  8. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2010. “Active dynamic balancing unit for controlled shaking force and shaking moment balancing”. Proceedings of IDETC 2010, ASME, Montreal, CA, DETC2010 28423.
  9. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2008. “Dynamic balancing of mechanisms by using an actively driven counter-rotary counter-mass for low mass and low inertia”. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Fundamental Issues and Future Research Directions for Parallel Mechanisms and Manipulators, Montpellier, France, pp. 241-251.
  10. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2008. “Double pendulum balanced by counter-rotary counter-masses as useful element for synthesis of dynamically balanced mechanisms”. Proceedings of IDETC 2008, ASME, New York, US, DETC2008 49402.

Chapter in book (int. refereed)

  1. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2010. “Dynamic Balancing of a Single Crank-Double Slider Mechanism with Symmetrically Moving Couplers” In: Pisla, Ceccarelli, Husty, Corves, New Trends in Mechanism Science: Analysis and Design, Proceedings of the IFToMM 3rd European Conference on Mechanism Science, Springer 2010, ISBN 978-90-481- 9688-3, pp. 413-420. (receiver of Best Student Paper Award)
  2. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2010. “On the development of low-mass force balanced manipulators”. In: Jadran Lenarčič, Michael M. Stanisic, Advances in Robot Kinematics, Proceedings of the IFToMM 12th Int. Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics, Springer 2010, ISBN 978-90-481-9261-8, pp. 411-420.
  3. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2009. “Force balancing of variable payload by active force- balanced reconfiguration of the mechanism”. In: Jian S Dai, Matteo Zoppi and Xianwen Kong, Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Proceedings of the ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, KC Edizioni 2009, ISBN 978-88-89007-37-2, pp.321-328.
  4. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2009. “Guidelines for low mass and low inertia dynamic balancing of mechanisms and robotics”. In: Torsten Kröger and Fiedrich M. Wahl, Advances in Robotics Research, Proceedings of the German Workshop on Robotics, Springer 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-01212-9, pp.21-30.
  5. Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., 2009. “Dynamic Balancing of Clavel’s Delta Robot”. In: Kecskeméthy and Müller, Computational Kinematics, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Computational Kinematics, Springer 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-01946-3, pp. 315-322.

Other publications

  1. Van der Wijk, V., 2011. “Taaie Tiller”, De Ingenieur, Vol. 123, Issue 20-21, 16 December 2011, pp. 62-65, ISSN 0020-1146.
  2. Van der Wijk, V., 2011. “Ontwerp van gebalanceerde bewegende constructies”, Constructeur, Vol. 50, Issue 5, May 2011, pp. 28-32, ISSN 0010-6658.
  3. Van der Wijk, V., 2010. “Actief dynamisch balanceren voor snelheid en precisie”. Mechatronica Magazine, Year 4, Issue 5, September 10 2010, pp. 32-35.
  4. Van der Wijk, V., 2009. “Dynamic balancing of mechanisms with low mass and low inertia addition”. Mikroniek journal on precision engineering, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp. 60-64.
  5. Van der Wijk, V., 2008. “Towards low mass and low inertia dynamic balancing of mechanisms – Dynamic balancing by using counter-rotary counter-masses”. TU-Delft, MSc-Thesis.
  6. Van der Wijk, V., 2007. “On the Development of a Hydraulic Force Feedback System for Tactile Sensing in Minimally Invasive Surgery”. TU-Delft, Internal Report.
  7. Van der Wijk, V., 2005. “Krachtresponsie in Endo-Periscooptip (Force Response in Endo- Periscooptip)”. TU-Delft, BSc-Report.

Awards

2010 Best Student Paper Award at European Conference on Mechanism Science (EUCOMES), Sept. 14-18 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2008 Wim van der Hoek Constructor Award for excellence in mechanical design engineering, issued annually by the three technical universities in the Netherlands (3TU).

2008 Graduated Cum Laude for MSc. degree in mechanical engineering

2004 Winner of the mechanical engineering design contest of Delft University of Technology for designing the fastest and most durable non-rolling human powered vehicle.

Patents

2011 Van der Wijk, V., Krut, S., Pierrot, F., Herder, J.L., Manipulator comprising a fixed base and a movable platform, with four motor-driven chains of articulated links, N2006960

2010 Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., Force Balanced Delta Robot, WO2010/128849

2009 Van der Wijk, V., Herder, J.L., Force Balanced Delta Robot, NL2002839