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Andres Arrieta

Andres Arrieta

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME 3061H, HLAB 1004


  • Mechanical Engineer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, '06
  • Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom, '10
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH Zurich, '12

Research Interests

  • Adaptive structures
  • Dynamics of smart material systems
  • Morphing of compliant structures
  • Structural nonlinearity
  • Elastic instabilities
  • Multi-stable structures
  • Shape programmable matter

Awards and Recognitions

  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2012
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellowship, 2010
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of Bristol, 2010
  • ORS Ph.D. Scholarship Award, 2007

Ten Select Publications

G. Molinari, M. Quarck, M. Morari, A. F. Arrieta, P. Ermanni. "Design, Realization and Structural Testing of a Compliant Adaptable Wing", Smart Materials and Structures, Published Online, 2015.

F. Previtali, T. Delpero, A.E. Bergamini, A. F. Arrieta, P. Ermanni. "Multi-functional extremely anisotropic structural element", Extreme Mechanics Letters,3, 82-88 2015.

I. K. Kuder, A.F. Arrieta, M. Rist., P. Ermanni. "Static Design of A Selective Compliance Morphing Wing Profile Based on Integrated Variable Stiffness Bi-Stable Components", ASME Conference on Smart Structures, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2014), Newport, Rhode Island, USA, September 8-10, 2014. (Winner of best student paper competition)

A. F. Arrieta, I. K. Kuder, T. Waeber, P. Ermanni. "Variable stiffness characteristics of embeddable multi-stable composites", Composites Science and Technologies, 97(16), 12-18, 2014.

I. K. Kuder, A.F. Arrieta, W. Raither, P. Ermanni. "Variable stiffness material and structural concepts for morphing applications", Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 63, 33-55, 2013.

A.F. Arrieta, T. Delpero, A.E. Bergamini, P. Ermanni. "Broadband energy harvesting with cantilevered bi-stable composites", Applied Physics Letters, 102, 2013.

A.F. Arrieta, S. A. Neild, D. J. Wagg. "On the cross-well dynamics of a bi-stable composite plate", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330, 3424-3441, 2011.

A.F. Arrieta, D. J. Wagg, S. A. Neild. "Dynamic snap-through for morphing of bi-stable composite plates", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 22, 103-112, 2011.

A.F. Arrieta, P. Hagedorn, A. Erturk, D. J. Inman. "A piezoelectric bi-stable plate for nonlinear broadband energy harvesting", Applied Physics Letters, 97, 104102, 2010.

A.F. Arrieta, S. A. Neild, D. J. Wagg. "Nonlinear dynamic response and modelling of a bi-stable composite plate for applications to adaptive structures", Nonlinear Dynamics, 58, 259-272, 2009.