Selected Journal Articles

Wissa A., Alleyne M., Barley W., and A Suarez, Best Practices of Bioinspired Design: Key Themes and Challenges, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2022, icac143, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac143

Saro-Cortes V., Cui Y., Dufficy T., Boctor A., Flammang B., and A Wissa, An Adaptable Flying Fish Robotic Model for Aero- and Hydrodynamic Experimentation, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2022;, icac101, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac101

 

Bolmin O., McElrath M., Wissa A., and M Alleyne, Scaling of Jumping Performance in Click Beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae), Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2022, icac068, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac068

Barley W., Ruge-Jones L., Wissa A., Suarez A., and M Alleyne, Addressing Diverse Motivations to Enable Bioinspired Design, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2022, icac041, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac041

Angatkina, O, Alleyne A., and A Wissa. "Robust design and evaluation of a novel modular origami-enabled mobile robot (OSCAR)." Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (2022): 1-12.

Duan, C, and A. Wissa. "Covert-inspired flaps for lift enhancement and stall mitigation." Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 16.4 (2021): 046020.

Bolmin, O., Socha, J. J., Alleyne, M., Dunn, A. C., Fezzaa, K., & Wissa, A. A. (2021). Nonlinear elasticity and damping govern ultrafast dynamics in click beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(5). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2014569118

 

Gustafson, K., O.Angatkina, and A. Wissa" Model-based design of a multistable origami-enabled crawling robot," Smart Materials

and Structure (2019) 29 015013

 

Ito, M., C. Duan, C., and A. Wissa, " The Function of the Alula on Engineered Wings: A Detailed Experimental Investigation of a Bioinspired Leading-Edge Device.," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2019) 14 056015

 

Bolmin, O., L Wei, A Hazel, A Dunn, A Wissa, M Alleyne “Latch and release: how the thoracic hinge morphology and mechanics enable the click of Elaterid beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae)” Journal of Experimental Biology (2019) 222: jeb196683

 

Lynch, M., B. Mandadzhiev, and A. Wissa, “Bioinspired Wingtip Devices: A Pathway to Improve Aerodynamic Performance During Low Reynolds Number Flight," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2018) 13 036003.

 

Mandadzhiev, M., Lynch, M., Chamorro L., and A. Wissa, (Invited), "An experimental study of an airfoil with a bio-inspired leading edge device at high angles of attack," Smart Materials and Structure (2017) 26 094008

 

Pagano, A., T. Yan, B. Chien, A. Wissa, and S. Tawfick (Invited) "A crawling robot driven by multi-stable origami" Smart Materials and Structure (2017) 26 094007. (This publication won the best paper award from ASME's ASMS Branch in Structural Dynamics and Control. This publication was also part of SMS Highlight Collection for 2017)

 

Wissa, A., J. Grauer, N. Guerreiro, Y. Tummala, C. Altenbuchner, J.E. Hubbard, Jr., M. Frecker, and R. Roberts, "Free Flight Testing and Performance Evaluation of a Passively Morphing Ornithopter," International Journal of MAVs (2015) 7(1):21-40.

 

Wissa, A., J. Calogero, N. Wereley, J. E. Hubbard, Jr., and M. Frecker, "Analytical Model and Stability Analysis of the Leading Edge Spar of a Passively Morphing Ornithopter Wing," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2015) 10 065003.

 

Tummala, Y., A. Wissa, M. Frecker, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., "Design and optimization of a contact aided compliant mechanism for passive bending,” Journal of Mechanics and Robotics (2014) 6 031013.

 

Tummala, Y., M. Frecker, A. Wissa, and J. E Hubbard, Jr., "Design optimization of a twist compliant mechanism with nonlinear stiffness," Smart Materials and Structures (2014) 23 104011.

 

Tummala, Y., M. Frecker, A. Wissa, and J.E. Hubbard, Jr.,(invited), "Design and optimization of a bend-and-sweep compliant mechanism," Smart Materials and Structures (2013) 22 094019. (This publication won the best paper award from ASME's ASMS Branch in Structural Dynamics and Control)

 

Wissa, A., Y. Tummala, J. E. Hubbard, Jr., and M. Frecker, "Passively Morphing Ornithopter Wings using a Novel Compliant Spine: Design and Testing," Smart Materials and Structures (2012) 21 094028. 

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Othman, A. K., Nair, N. J., Sandeep, A., Goza, A., & Wissa, A. (2022). Numerical and Experimental Study of a Covert-Inspired Passively Deployable Flap for Aerodynamic Lift Enhancement. In AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum (p. 3980). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3980

Alvarez, Anna, and Aimy Wissa. "Bird-inspired morphing wings: Design and experimental evaluation of a wing folding mechanism for pitch stability control." Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Vol. 85499. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2021.

Zekry D., C. Duan, M. Ito, and A. Wissa. “Design of Experiments for Two-and Three-Dimensional Bio-inspired Flow Control Devices”, AIAA SciTech 2021 Forum. (4 January 2021) https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-0467

 

Kyung Jun Lee and Aimy Wissa "Dynamic characterization of a bio-inspired variable stiffness multi-winglet device", Proc. SPIE 11377, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials IX, 113770K (21 May 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558348

Towards Mission Adaptability of Small UAVs: A Leading-Edge Alula-Inspired Device (LEAD). D Zekry, S Cheng, L Chamorro, A Wissa - APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts, 2020

 

Angatkina, O., K. Gustafson, A. Wissa, and A. Alleyne. "Path Following for the Soft Origami Crawling Robot." Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Park City, Utah, USA. October 8–11, 2019. V003T20A009.  (Full draft paper were subject to peer review)

 

Gustafson, K., L. Urrutia, A., Pankonien, G. Reich, and A. Wissa, "Adaptive and Compliant Wingtip Devices enabled by Additive Manufacturing and Multistable Structures", Proc. SPIE 10965, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IX, Denver, CO USA. (This publication won Best Student Paper Award & Best Bioinspiration Symposium Award)

 

Ito, M, C Duan, L Chamorro, and A Wissa. "A Leading-Edge Alula-Inspired Device (LEAD) for Stall Mitigation and Lift Enhancement for Low Reynolds Number Finite Wings." Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2018-8170 San Antonio, TX. (Abstract and full draft paper were subject to peer review)

 

Duan, C., J. Waite, and A. Wissa. "Design Optimization of a Covert Feather-Inspired Deployable Structure for Increased Lift", 2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, AIAA 2018-3174, Atlanta GA (Extended abstract was subject to peer review)

 

Angatkina, O, B. Chien, A. Pagano, T. Yan, A. Alleyne, S. Tawfick, and A. Wissa. "A Metameric Crawling Robot Enabled by Origami and Smart Materials," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2017-3836, Snowbird, UT. (Abstract and full draft paper were subject to peer review)

 

Bolmin, O., C. Duan, L. Urrutia, A. Abdulla, A. Hazel, M. Alleyne, A. Dunn, and A. Wissa, "Pop! Observing and Modeling the Legless Self-righting Jumping Mechanism of Click Beetles," The 6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Machines 2017, Stanford, CA.

 

Pagano, A., B. Leung, T. Yan, B. Chien, A. Wissa, and S. Tawfick "Multi-Stable Origami Structure for Crawling Locomotion," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2016-9071, Stowe, VT. (Abstract and full draft paper were subject to peer review)

 

Waite, J., C. Duan, G. Reich, and A. Wissa "Computational Model for Application of Avian Covert Feathers to Aerial Vehicles," International Conference of Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2016, Bolton Landing, NY.

 

Mandadzhiev, B., M. Lynch, L. Chamorro, and A. Wissa "Alula-inspired Leading Edge Device for Low Reynolds Number Flight," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2016-9210, Stowe, VT.

 

Wissa, A., K. Han, and M. Cutkosky, "Wings of a Feather Stick Together: morphing wings with barbule-inspired latching," Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Hasnain, Z., J. Hubbard Jr., J. Calogero, M. Frecker, and A. Wissa, "Understanding the Relationship Between Pitch Agility and Propulsive Aerodynamic Forces in bio-inspired Flapping Wing Vehicles,” Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems Conference, 2015-8835, Denver, CO.

 

Hasnain, Z., J. Hubbard Jr., and A. Wissa, "Analyzing the Pitch Agility of an Ornithopter Undergoing Passive Compliant Element Induced Shape Change," Proceedings of 33rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2015, Dallas, TX.

 

Wissa, A., J. Calogero, and J. Hubbard, Jr., "Stability Analysis of the wing leading edge spar of a passively morphing ornithopter," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2014-7528, Newport, RI.

 

Wissa, A., Y. Tummala, J. E. Hubbard, Jr., M. Frecker, and M. Northrup, “Inertial effects due to passive wing morphing in ornithopters,” Proceedings of 22nd AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 2014, National Harbor, MD.

 

Wissa, A., N. Guerreiro, J. Grauer, J. E. Hubbard, Jr., C. Altenbuchner, Y. Tummala, M. Frecker, and R. Roberts, "Flight testing of novel compliant spines for passive wing morphing on ornithopters," Proc. 21st Adaptive Structures Conference, 2013, Boston, MA.

 

Tummala, Y., M. Frecker, A. Wissa, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., "Design optimization of twist compliant mechanism," Proceedings of Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference, 2013, Snowbird, UT.

 

Tummala, Y., M. Frecker, A. Wissa, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., "Design and optimization of bend-and-sweep compliant mechanism," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2013-12338, Portland, OR.

 

Altenbuchner, C., J. E. Hubbard Jr., and A. Wissa, "Free flight validation of a flexible multi-body structural dynamics of a bio-inspired ornithopters," Proc. 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2013-1157, Grape Vine, TX.

 

Tummala, Y., M. Frecker, A. Wissa, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., "Design of bend-and-sweep compliant mechanism for passive shape change," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2012-7996, Stone Mountain, GA.

 

Wissa, A., Y. Tummala, J. E. Hubbard, Jr., M. Frecker, and A. Brown, "Testing of novel compliant spines for passive wing morphing," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2011-5198, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Tummala, Y., A. Wissa, M. Frecker, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., " Design optimization of a compliant spine for dynamic applications," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2011-5207, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Tummala, Y., A. Wissa, M. Frecker, and J. E. Hubbard, Jr., "Design of a passively morphing ornithopter wing using a novel compliant spine," Proc. Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conf. 2010-3637, Philadelphia, PA.