Publications

Journal Articles

Dallali H., Knop L., Castelino L., Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., “Estimating the Multivariable Human Ankle Impedance in Dorsi-Plantarflexion and Inversion-Eversion Directions using EMG Signals and Artificial Neural Networks”, International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s41315-016-0004-4. [Springer]

Ficanha E. M., Ribeiro G., Rastgaar M., “Design and Evaluation of a 2-Dof Instrumented Platform for Estimation of the Ankle Mechanical Impedance in the Sagittal and Frontal Planes”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 21(5), 2016. [IEEE Explore]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Cable Driven Two Degrees of Freedom Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”, Technical Brief in ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 10(3), 0309021-2, 2016. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Ribeiro G., Dallali H., Rastgaar M., “Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Two DOFs Cable-Driven Ankle–Foot Prosthesis with Active Dorsiflexion–Plantarflexion and Inversion–Eversion”, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 4(36), 2016. [PubMed]

Ficanha E. M., Ribeiro G., Rastgaar M., “Mechanical Impedance of the Non-loaded Lower Leg with Relaxed Muscles in the Transverse Plane”, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(192), 2015. [PubMed]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Ankle Mechanics during Sidestep Cutting Implicates Need for 2-DOF Powered Ankle-foot Prostheses”, JRRD – Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 52(1), 2015. [PubMed]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Gait Emulator for Evaluation of Ankle-Foot Prostheses Capable of Turning”, Technical Brief in ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 9(3), 0309081-2, 2015. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R. “A Two-axis Cable-driven Ankle-foot Mechanism”, Robotics and Biomimetics, 1(17), 2014. [Springer Open]

Lee H., Ho P., Rastgaar M., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “Multivariable Static Ankle Mechanical Impedance with Active Muscles ”, IEEE Transaction on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 22 (1), 44-52, 2014. [IEEE Xplore]

Lee H., Ho P., Rastgaar M., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “Multivariable Static Ankle Mechanical Impedance with Relaxed Muscles ”, Journal of Biomechanics, 44, 1901-1908 , 2011. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Vibration Cancellation in a Plate using Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 77, 061007-7, 2010. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Experimental Application of Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control for Structural Vibration Cancellation”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 329(19), 3873–3887, 2010. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control for Vibration Suppression”, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 132(1), 1 –10, 2010. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “A Review on Eigenstructure Assignment Methods and Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control of Structural Vibrations”, Shock and Vibration, 16(6), 555 – 564, 2009. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control with Non-collocated Actuators and Sensors”, Journal of Vibration and Control, 15(7), 1019 – 1047, 2009. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., “Effects of Nonlinearities on the Steady State Dynamic Behavior of Electric Actuated Microcantilever-based Resonators”, Journal of Vibration and Control, 15(9), 1283 – 1306, 2009. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., “Natural Frequencies of Laminated Composite Plates using Third Order Shear Deformation Theory”, Composite Structures,. 72(3), 273 – 279, 2006. [pdf]

Christopherson J., Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., Rastgaar M., “An Investigation on the Effect of a Small Mass Impact on Sandwich Composite Plates”, Composite structures, 67(3), 299 – 306, 2005. [pdf]

Gustin J., Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., Rastgaar M., “Low Velocity Impact of Sandwich Composite Plates”, Journal of Experimental Mechanics, 6, 574 – 584, 2004. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., “Linear Static Analysis And Finite Element Modeling For Laminated Composite Plates using Third Order Shear Deformation Theory”, Composite Structures,. 61(1), 27 – 39, 2003. [pdf]

Book Chapters

Ficanha E. M. , Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Multi-axis Capability for Powered Ankle-foot Prostheses”, Neuro-Robotics: From Brain Machine Interfaces to Rehabilitation Robotics, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Springer, New York,  Chapter 4, 85-103, 2014. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Lee H., Ficanha E. M., Ho P., Krebs H. I., and Hogan N., “Multi-Directional Dynamic Mechanical Impedance of the Human Ankle; a Key to Anthropomorphism in Lower Extremity Assistive Robots”, Neuro-Robotics: From Brain Machine Interfaces to Rehabilitation Robotics, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Springer, New York, Chapter 6, 157-178, 2014. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Mahmoudian N., “Robustness of Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control to Actuators Failure”, Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications 2, R. N. Jazar and L. Dai, Springer, New York, Chapter 5, 137-166, 2014[pdf]

Patents

Mohammad Rastgaar, Evandro Ficanha, Ken Kaufman, “System and Method for Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis with Active Control of Dorsiflexion-Plantarflexion and Inversion-Eversion”, March 2015[pdf]

L. Yang L., M. Rastgaar, M. Mahinfalah, B. Jang, D. Grier, “Direct Write and Freeform Fabrication Apparatus and Method”, U.S. Patent Application, Publication No. 0288813, Dec. 2005. [pdf]

Conference Publications

Ficanha M., Ribeiro G., Knop L., Rastgaar M., “Time-Varying Human Ankle Impedance in the Sagittal and Frontal Planes during Stance Phase of Walking”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 29 – June 3, 2017, Singapore.

Ficanha M., Ribeiro G., Knop L., Rastgaar M., “Estimation of the 2-DOF Time-Varying Impedance of the Human Ankle”, Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD 2017), Minneapolis, MN, April 11–13, 2017.

Ficanha M., Kaufman K. R., Rastgaar M., “Two-DOF Ankle-Foot Prosthesis for Agile Gait”, Cybathlon Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, October 6, 2016.

Ficanha E. M., Ribeiro G., Rastgaar M., “Validation of a 2-DOF Instrumented Vibrating Platform for Estimation of the Time-Varying Impedance of the Ankle”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2016), Minneapolis, MN, October 12–14, 2016. [pdf]

Dallali H., Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., “Dynamic Modelling of a 2-DOF Cable Driven Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2016), Minneapolis, MN, October 12–14, 2016. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Kaufman K. R., Rastgaar M., “Two-DOF Ankle-Foot Prosthesis for Agile Gait”, Cybathlon Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, October 6, 2016. [pdf]

Ziaee Fard S., Mahmoudian, Miller M., Rastgaar M., “Engaging Students in STEM Learning through Co-robotic Hands-on Activities”, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA., June 26 – 29, 2016. [pdf]

Miller M., Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., Ziaee Fard S., Ribeiro G., Patterson A. J., “Adding Meaningful Context to Robotics Program”, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA., June 26 – 29, 2016. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Cable Driven Two Degrees of Freedom Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”, Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD 2016), Minneapolis, MN, April 12–14, 2016. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Ribeiro G. , Rastgaar M., “Instrumented Walkway for Estimation of the Ankle Impedance in Dorsiflexion-Plantarflexion and Inversion-Eversion during Standing and Walking”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Columbus, OH, October 28-30, 2015. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Control of a 2-DOF powered ankle-foot mechanism”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, May 25 – 30, 2015. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., Kaufman K. R., “Gait Emulator for Evaluation of Ankle-Foot Prostheses Capable of Turning”, Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD), Minneapolis, MN, April 13-16, 2015. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., “Impedance and Admittance Controller for a Multi-axis Powered Ankle-foot Prosthesis”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), San Antonio, TX, October 22-24, 2014. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., “Stochastic Estimation of Human Ankle Mechanical Impedance in Medial-lateral Direction”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), San Antonio, TX, October 22-24, 2014. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar M., “Preliminary Design and Evaluation of a Multi-axis Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”, 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, August 12-15, 2014. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Kang R., and Rastgaar M., “Ankle Kinematics Describing Gait Agility: Considerations in the Design of an Agile Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”, 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, August 12-15, 2014. [pdf]

Ficanha E. M., Rastgaar  M., Moridian B., and Mahmoudian N., “Ankle Angles during Step Turn and Straight Walk: Implications for the Design of a Steerable Ankle-Foot Prosthetic Robot”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2013. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ho P., Lee H., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “Stochastic Estimation of the Multi-Variable Mechanical Impedance of the Human Ankle with Active Muscles”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Cambridge, MA, September 13 –15, 2010. [pdf]

Lee H., Ho P., Rastgaar M., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “Quantitative Characterization of Steady-State Ankle Impedance with Muscle Activation”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Cambridge, MA, September 13 –15, 2010. [pdf]

Ho P., Lee H., Rastgaar M., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “The Interpretation of the Directional Properties of Voluntarily Modulated Human Ankle Impedance”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Cambridge, MA, September 13 –15, 2010. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ho P., Lee H., Krebs H. I., Hogan N., “Stochastic Estimation of Multi-variable Human Ankle Mechanical Impedance”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Hollywood, CA, October 12 – 14, 2009. [pdf]

Mahmoudi S. N., Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M.,” Active Vibration Control of Aerospace Structures using a Modified Positive Position Feedback Method”, American Control Conference (ACC), St. Louis, MO, June 10 – 12, 2009. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Active Vibration Cancellation of Tonal Disturbance using Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, SPIE vol. 7288, 72880P, San Diego, CA, March 8 – 12, 2009. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Actuators’ Locations in Vibration Cancellation of a Plate using Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control”, 18th. International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS08), Blacksburg, VA, July 28 – August 1, 2008. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Application of Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control to Flight Control Design”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, SPIE vol. 6928, 69280P, San Diego, CA, March 10 – 13, 2008. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Ahmadian M., Southward S. C., “Vibration Confinement by Minimum Modal Energy Eigenstructure Assignment”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, IDETC/CIE, 21st. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise Conference (VIB), Las Vegas, NV, September 4 – 7, 2007. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Southward S. C., Ahmadian M., “Effect of the Actuators’ Location on Vibration Confinement using Minimum Modal Energy Eigenstructure Assignment”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, IDETC/CIE, 21st. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise Conference (VIB), Las Vegas, NV, September 4 – 7, 2007. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Mahmoudian N., Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., “Mathematical Modeling of Thermal effects in Steady State Dynamics of Micro-resonators using Lorentzian Function: Part 2 – Temperature Relaxation”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE, Orlando, FL, November 5 – 11, 2005. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Rastgaar M., Mahmoudian N., “Mathematical Modeling of Thermal effects in Steady State Dynamics of Micro-resonators using Lorentzian Function: Part 1 – Thermal Damping”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE, Orlando, FL, November 5 – 11, 2005. [pdf]

Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., Rastgaar M., Mahmoudian N., “Frequency Response of Vibration Isolators with Saturating Spring Elements”, 20th. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Long Beach, CA, September 24 – 28, 2005. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Rastgaar M., Mahmoudian N., “Distribution of Sub and Super Harmonic Solution of Mathieu Equation within Stable Zones”, 20th. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Long Beach, CA, September 24 – 28, 2005. [pdf]

Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., “The Response Dynamics of Linear Model of Microcantilever-MEMS”, 20th. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Long Beach, CA, September 24 – 28, 2005. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Rastgaar M., Nazari G., “Comparison of Exact and Approximate Frequency Response of a Piecewise Linear Vibration Isolator”, 20th. Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Long Beach, CA, September 24 – 28, 2005. [pdf]

Khazaei A., Rastgaar M., Mahinfalah M., Mahmoudian N., Jazar G. N., “Stability  Analysis of a Linearized MEMS”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE 2004, Anaheim, CA, November 13 – 19, 2004. [pdf]

Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., “Relative Stability of Mathieu Equation in Third Zone”, 10th. Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Stability, and Dynamics of Structures, Blacksburg, VA, July 25 – 29, 2004. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Jazar G. N., Nazari G., Alimi M., “Third Order Shear Deformation Theory for Modeling of Laminated Composite Plates”, SEM X International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, CA, June 7 – 10, 2004. [pdf]

Rastgaar M., Mahinfalah M., Mahmoudian N., Jazar G. N., “Modal Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates using Third Order Shear Deformation Theory”, SEM X International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, CA, June 7 – 10, 2004. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Rastgaar M., Fahimi F., “Vehicles and Nonlinear Suspensions”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE, Symposium on Dynamic Response of Advanced Materials and Structures, Washington D.C., November 16 – 21, 2003. [pdf]

Jazar G. N., Mahinfalah M., Rastgaar M., Fahimi F., “Analysis of Solitary Waves in Arteries”, 19th. ASME Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Time-Varying and Time-Delay Systems and Structures, Chicago, IL, September 2 – 6, 2003. [pdf]

Mahinfalah M., Jazar G. N., Gustin J., Rastgaar M., “Low Velocity Impact of Sandwich Composite Plates”, SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanic, Charlotte, NC, June 9 – 12, 2003. [pdf]