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William Oates

William Oates

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

Phone: (850) 645-0139

Fax: (850) 410-6337

Aeropropulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Center
Florida A&M / Florida State University
2003 Levy Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA



Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2004 Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2001

Research Interests:

  • Solid mechanics of active materials
  • Smart material device design
  • Nonlinear control
  • Field-coupled mechanics and control of active materials
  • Development of multifunctional systems and structures

Publications List:

  1. Worden, M., Wang, H., Paravastu, A., Oates, W., "Characterization of Azobenzene Polymer Networks Using In Situ Solid State NMR and Temperature Dependent Photostriction," Smart Mater. Struct. (accepted), 2013.
  2. Uzun, A., Solomon, J., Foster, C., Oates, W., Hussaini, M.Y., Alvi, F., "Flow Physics of a Pulsed Microjet Actuator for High-Speed Flow Control," AIAA J. (accepted), 2013.
  3. Hu, Z., Smith, R., N. Burch, Oates, W., Hays, M., "A Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification Framework for a Flexible Structure with Macro-Fiber Composite (MFC) Actuators Operating in Hysteretic Regimes", J. Mater. Syst. Struct., in press, 2013.
  4. Hays, M., Morton, J., Dickinson, B., Chakravarty, U., Oates, W., "Aerodynamic Control of Micro Air Vehicle Wings Using Electroactive Membranes," J. Mater. Syst. Struct., iv. 24(7), pp. 862-878, 2013.
  5. Bin, J., Oates, W.S., Hussaini, M.Y., "Fluid-Structure Interactions of Fast Response Photomechanical Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks" J. Fluids Struct. v. 37, pp. 34-61, 2013.
  6. Hogue, J., Kumar, R., Oates, W., Alvi, F., "A Supersonic Broadband Microjet Actuator Using Piezohydraulic Actuation" J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct., v. 23(17), pp. 2003-2013, 2012.
  7. Cheng, L., Torres, Y., Lee, K.-M., McClung, A., Baur, J., White, T., Oates, W., "Photomechanical Bending Mechanics of Polydomain Azobenzene Liquid Crystal Polymer Network Films" J. Appl. Phys. v. 112, p. 013513, 2012.
  8. Wang, H., Lee K.M., White, T., Oates, W.S., "Trans-cis and Trans-cis-trans Microstructure Evolution of Azobenzene Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks" Macromol. Theory Simul., v. 21(5), pp.285-301, 2012.
  9. Oates, W.S., Wang, H., and Sierakowski, R."Unusual Field-Coupled Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics of Smart Materials," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct., v. 23(5), pp. 487-504, 2012.
  10. Hays, M., Wang, H., Oates, W., "Nonlinear Bending Mechanics of Hygroscopic Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks," ASME J. Appl. Mech., v. 79, pp. 021009, 2012.
  11. Kumar, V., Hays, M., Fernandez, E., Oates, W., Alvi, F. "Flow Sensitive Actuators for Micro Air Vehicles" Smart Mater. Struct. v. 20, p. 105033, 2011.
  12. Cheng, L., Englander, O., Paravastu, A., Oates, W., "An Effective Continuum Approach for Modeling Non-equilibrium Structural Evolution of Protein Nanofiber Networks," J. Chem. Phys., 2011.
  13. Oates, W.S., Zrostlik, R., Eichorn, S., Smith, R. "A Nonlinear Optimal Control Design Using Narrowband Perturbation Feedback for Magnetostrictive Actuators," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. v. 21(16), (2010), pp. 1681-1693.
  14. Oates, W.S., Wang, H., "A New Approach to Modeling Liquid Crystal Elastomers Using Phase Field Methods," Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. v. 17, (2009), pp. 064004 (21pp) doi: 10.1088/0965-0393/17/6/064004.
  15. Oates, W. and Liu, F. "Piezohydraulic Actuator Development for Microjet Flow Control", J. Mech. Des., v. 131, Issue 9, (2009), pp. 091001 (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3158986.
  16. Oates, W.S., Evans, P.G., Smith, R.C., Dapino, M. "Experimental Implementation of a Hybrid Nonlinear Control Design for Magnetostrictive Transducers," J. Dyn. Syst.-T. ASME, v. 131(4), (2009), pp. 041004-041015.
  17. Oates, W.S., Smith, R.C., "Optimal Tracking Control Using Magnetostrictive Actuators Operating in Nonlinear and Hysteretic Regimes," J. Dyn. Syst.-T. ASME, v. 131(3), (2009), pp. 031001-031012.
  18. A. Gruverman, J. Cross, W.S. Oates, "Peculiar Effect on Mechanical Stress on Polarization Stability in Micrometer-scale Ferroelectric Capacitors," Appl. Phys. Lett., v. 93, (2008), pp. 242902.
  19. Oates, W.S., Smith, R.C., "Nonlinear Optimal Control Techniques for Vibration Attenuation Using Magnetostrictive Actuators," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct, v. 19(2), (2008), pp. 193-209.
  20. Westram, I., Oates, W.S., Lupascu, D.C., Roedel, J., Lynch, C.S., "Mechanism of Electric Fatigue Crack Growth in Lead Zirconate Titanate," Acta. Mater.,. v. 55 (2007), pp. 301-312.
  21. Oates, W.S. "Heterogeneity Influence on Electric Field Induced Piezoelectric Microfracture," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct., v. 16(9), (2005), pp. 733-741.
  22. Oates, W.S., Lynch, C.S., Lupascu, D.C., Kounga, A. "Anisotropic Fracture Behavior in Ferroelectric Relaxor PZN-4.5%PT Single Crystals," J. Am. Cer. Soc., v. 88(7), (2005), pp. 1838-1844.
  23. Liu, T., Oates, W.S., Wan, S., Lynch, C.S. "Fracture at Partial Electrodes in PZN-0.045PT Single Crystals," J. Int. Mat. Sys. Struct., v. 16 [4], (2005), pp. 373-379.
  24. Oates, W.S., Lynch, C.S. "New Approach to Solving Crack Tip Stress Fields in Piezoelectric Materials," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct., v. 15 [7], (2004), pp. 557-563.
  25. Oates, W.S., Lynch, C.S., Lupascu, D.C., Kounga, A., Aulbach, E., Roedel, J. "Subcritical Crack Growth in Lead Zirconate Titanate," J. Am. Cer. Soc., v. 87 [7], (2004), pp. 1362-1364.
  26. Lynch, C.S., Oates, W.S. "Orthotropic Rescaling for Crack Tip Fields in Linear Piezoelectric Materials," Int. J. Solids Structures, v. 41 [11-12], (2004), pp. 2899-2917.
  27. Oates, W.S., Lynch, C.S. "Piezoelectric Hydraulic Pump System Dynamic Model," J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct., v. 12 [11], (2001), pp. 737-744.