Raymond J. Cipra

Raymond Cipra

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45724

Degrees

  • B.S. Wisconsin, '71
  • M.S. Wisconsin, '72
  • Ph.D. Wisconsin, '78

Research Interests

  • Mechanical systems design
  • Analysis and simulation
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Robotics and automation

Ten Select Publications

ZHANG, Y. and CIPRA, R.J., “Path Planning For A Digital Robotic Arm,” CD-Rom Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Paper No. DETC2008-49879, New York, New York, August, 2008.

GUNNERSON, K. A., CIPRA, R. J., and SIEGMUND, T., "Near-Net-Shape Manufacturing of Short Fiber Composite Parts via Discrete Depositions," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 6, 10 pages, December 2008.

SMITH, K. C., KEMENY, C. A. C., CIPRA, R., and DUERSTOCK, B. S. D., "Vision Aid for Power Wheelchair Users, " ASME Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 2, No. 4, 7 pages, December 2008.

KEAN, M. and CIPRA, R.J., “Design Considerations for a Discrete Angular Joint for Use in Digital Robot Systems,” CD-Rom Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Paper No. DETC2009-87426, San Diego, California, August, 2009.

HOWARD, A., NESNAS, I., WERGER, B., HELMICK, D., CLARK, M., CHRISTIAN, R., and CIPRA, R., “More About Reconfigurable Exploratory Robotic Vehicles,” (NPO?30890), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 40-41, August 2009.

PAUL, A., GALLAGHER, J.M., CIPRA, R.J., and SIEGMUND, T., “Robotic Manufacturing of Near-Net Shaped Short-Fiber Reinforced Composites With Functional Properties,” Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Paper No. MSEC2009-84158, West Lafayette, Indiana, October, 2009.

FOSTER, D.E. and CIPRA, R.J., “Assembly Configurations of Spatial Single-Loop Single-DOF Mechanisms,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 131, No. 10, 15 pages, October 2009.

ELIZONDO, L.A., RAMANI, K., KISSELBURGH, L., HIRLEMAN, E.D., CIPRA, R.J., YANG, M., and CARLETON, T., “Understanding Innovation in Student Design Projects,” CD-Rom Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Paper No. DETC2010-28985, Montreal, Canada, August, 2010.

RINGOLD, T. and CIPRA, R.J., “Expanded Workspaces of Manipulation Devices Using Friction and Dynamics,” CD-Rom Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Paper No. DETC2010-28996, Montreal, Canada, August, 2010.

NESNAS, I.A., HELMICK, D.M., VOLPE, R.A., ABAD-MANTEROLA, P., EDLUND, J.A., CIPRA, R., SISK, D., CHRISTIAN, R.H., and CLARK, M.R., “Progress in Development of the Axial Rovers,” (NPO-45553), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 34, No. 8, pp. 7a-8a, August 2010.