Jozsef Kovecses

Jozsef Kovecses
Contact Information

Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 452

Email address: 
jozsef.kovecses [at]

Ph.D. Hungarian Academy of Sciences M.Sc. University of Miskolc


MECH 314: Dynamics of Mechanisms MECH 642: Advanced Dynamics

Research areas: 
Dynamics and Control
Selected publications: 
  • Kövecses, J., Ebrahimi, S.: "Parameter Analysis and Normalization for the Dynamics and Design of Multibody Systems". ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Accepted for publication, November 2008.
  • Kövecses, J. and Font, J.M.: "An Eigenvalue Problem for the Analysis of Variable Topology Mechanical Systems". ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Accepted for publication, September 2008.
  • Kövecses, J.: "Dynamics of Mechanical Systems and the Generalized Free-Body Diagram, Part I: General Formulation". ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 75, 061012 pp. 1-12, 2008.
  • Kövecses, J., Piedbœuf, J.-C. and Lange, C.: "Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Constrained Robotic Systems". IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 165-177, June 2003.
  • Kövecses, J. and Cleghorn, W.L.: "Finite and Impulsive Motion of Mechanical Systems Via Jourdain's Principle: Discrete and Hybrid Parameter Models". International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 935-956, 2003.
  • Kövecses, J. and Cleghorn, W.L.: "Impulsive Dynamics of a Flexible Arm: Analytical and Numerical Solutions". Journal of Sound and Vibration, in press, 2003.
  • Kövecses, J., Fenton, R.G. and Cleghorn, W.L.: "Effects of Joint Dynamics on the Dynamic Manipulability of Geared Robot Manipulators". Mechatronics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 43-58, 2001.
  • Kövecses, J., Cleghorn, W.L. and Fenton, R.G.: "Modeling and Dynamic Performance Evaluation of Target Capture in Robotic Systems". The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 365-382, 2000.
  • Kövecses, J., Cleghorn, W.L. and Fenton, R.G.: "Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of a Robot Manipulator Intercepting and Capturing a Moving Object, with the Consideration of Structural Flexibility". Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 137-162, 1999.
  • Kövecses, J.: "A Distributed Parameter Model for the Dynamics of Flexible-Link Robots". Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 281-298, 1998.
  • Kövecses, J.: "Joint Motion Dynamics and Reaction Forces in Flexible-Link Robotic Mechanisms". Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 32, No. 7, pp. 869-880, 1997.

Conference presentations/papers

  • Kövecses, J., Piedbœuf, J.-C.: "A Novel Approach for the Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Constrained Mechanical Systems". ASME# DETC2003/VIB-48318, 2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 19th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibrations and Noise, Sep. 2-6, 2003, Chicago, Illinois.

Conference proceedings

  • Kövecses, J., Cleghorn, W.L. and Fenton, R.G.: "Analytical Foundations for Modeling Interactions in Dynamic Systems Based on Impulsive Constraints". ASME # DETC98/MECH5866, CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASME 25th Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Sep. 13-16, 1998, Atlanta, GA.
Current research: 
  • Contact Dynamics in Mechanical Systems: Modeling, Analysis and Design
  • Computational Techniques for Dynamics Simulations of Multibody Systems with Applications to Space Robotics
  • Dynamics Identification of Mechanical Systems
  • Force Control in Robotic Systems
  • Applications of Dynamics in Biomechanical and Manufacturing Systems
Areas of interest: 

Primary Research Theme: Dynamics and Control
Research Group/Lab: Applied Dynamics Group

Dynamics: computational methods, simulation and analysis of multibody and mechatronic systems, dynamics of interacting mechanical systems Robotics: modeling, analysis and design of space robotic systems and operations, dynamics and identification of robots

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