Publications

Journal Papers

Sychterz, A.C., Bernardi, I., Tom, J., Beemer, R. Nonlinear soil-structure behavior of a deployable and compliant anchor system, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2021 (In review)

Sychterz, A.C. and Baruah, A.C., Active Control for Adaptive Origami Structures Undergoing Damage, Engineering Structures,  24, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112457, 2021, 1–9

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Damage mitigation of near-full-scale deployable tensegrity structure through behavior biomimetics, Journal of Structural Engineering, 146 (1), 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002470, 2020.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Deployment and shape change of a tensegrity structure using path-planning and feedback control, Frontiers in Built Environment, 10.3389/fbuil.2018.00045, 2018.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Using dynamic measurements to detect and locate ruptured cables on a tensegrity structure, Engineering Structures, 173 (10), 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.06.083, 2018, 631—642.

Veuve, N., Sychterz, A.C., and Smith, I.F.C., Active control of a deployable tensegrity structure, Engineering Structures, 152, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.08.062, 2017, 14—23.

Bel Hadj Ali, N., Sychterz A.C., and Smith I.F.C., A dynamic-relaxation formulation for analysis of cable structure with slide-induced friction, Journal of Solids and Structures, 126-127, 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.08.008, 2017, 240—251.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith I.F.C., Joint friction during deployment of a near-full-scale tensegrity footbridge, Journal of Structural Engineering, 143 (9), 10.1061/(Asce)St.1943-541X.0001817, 2017, 1—9.

Dey, P., Sychterz, A.C., Narasimhan, S., and Walbridge, S., Performance of pedestrian-load models through experimental studies on lightweight aluminum bridges, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21 (8), 10.1061/(Asce)Be.1943-5592.0000824, 2016, 1—12.

Sychterz A.C., Schill, T. and Verspagen, B., Low-impact development measures of storm water management system at Conestoga College South Campus, Journal of Water Management Modeling, 10.14796/JWMM.C371, (2), 2014.

Conference Proceedings

Gathman, H and Sychterz A.C. “Full-scale plate-based tensegrity bike parking canopy”, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Surrey, UK, 2021, 1—10.

Baruah, A.C. and Sychterz A.C. “Active control of 3D printed pill-bug inspired adaptive origami”, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Surrey, UK, 2021, 1—10.

Paul, S. and Sychterz A.C. “Dynamic Characterization of an Adaptive Tensegrity-based Four-Module Roof Structure”, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Surrey, UK, 2021, 1—10.

Gathman, H and Sychterz A.C. “Analysis of full-scale plate-based tensegrity structure using dynamic relaxation”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference 2021, 1—9.

Baruah, A.C. and Sychterz A.C. “Pill-bug inspired adaptive origami tuned-mass dampers”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference 2021, 1—8.

Paul, S. and Sychterz A.C. “A Computational Analysis for an Adaptive Tensegrity-based Four-Module Roof Structure”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference 2021, 1—8.

Sychterz, A.C., Filipov. E., “Actuator optimization for adaptive origami structures”, 56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Washington University, St. Louis, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., “Element location and classification following damage of a near-full-scale deployable tensegrity structure”, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures 60th Anniversary Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith I.F.C., “Damage mitigation of a near-full-scale deployable tensegrity structure through behavior biomimetics”, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) conference, Pasadena, California, 2019.

Sychterz A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Path-finding for deployment and midspan connection of a tensegrity structure, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Boston, United States, 2018.

Sychterz, A.C and Smith I.F.C., Dynamic effects of cable rupture in a tensegrity structure, Fourth conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Zürich, Switzerland, 2017, 1—8.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Towards biomimetic actuation for a deployable structure, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2016, 1—9.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Shape control for self-stress following deployment of a tensegrity footbridge, 24th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Krakow, Poland, 2016, 1—11.

Sychterz, A.C., Dalil Safaei, S., and Smith, I.F.C., Friction modeling of a deployable tensegrity footbridge, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015, 1—11.

Sychterz, A.C., Narasimhan, S., and Walbridge, S., A study on modal characterization and dynamic analysis of two aluminium pedestrian bridges in Québec, INALCO 2013 Conference Proceedings Montreal, Canada, 2013.

Sychterz A.C., Sadhu, A., Narasimhan, S., and Walbridge, S., Results from Modal Testing of the Daigneault Creek Bridge, CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Canada, 2013.

Invited Seminars

Sychterz, A.C., “Harnessing unconventional and 3D printed materials for lightweight deployable infrastructure”, CEE Construction Materials seminar, Urbana, IL, March 10, 2021.

Sychterz, A.C., “Deployable lightweight structures”, Illinois Transportation and Highway Engineering Conference, Urbana, IL, March 4, 2021.

Sychterz, A.C., “Adaptive and deployable lightweight infrastructure”, Illinois Structural Engineering Conference 2021, Urbana, IL, February 19, 2021.

Sychterz, A.C., “Adaptive lightweight deployable structures as civil infrastructure”, Carnegie Mellon University, Advanced Infrastructure Systems group, February 12, 2021

Sychterz, A.C., “Adaptive deployable lightweight structures inspired from biology”, University of Waterloo, March 6, 2020.

Sychterz, A.C., “Adaptive deployable lightweight structures inspired from biology”, CEE595S Seminar Series, University of Illinois Urbana-Chamaign, February 3, 2020.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation of large-scale adaptive structures using biologically-inspired behavior”, Wang research group, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA January 17, 2020.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 24, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, April 8, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Industrialisation de la construction”, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, Canada April 2, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, March 21, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, DSRL group seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, February 7, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, February 4, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, February 1, 2019.

Sychterz, A.C., “Damage mitigation and resilience of a large-scale deployable tensegrity structure using biologically-inspired behavior”, Wissenschaftlichen Kolloquim “Enterfen adaptiver Strukturen im Bauwesen”, Universität Stuttgart, July 13, 2018.