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John A. Mirth

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. John Mirth was an award-winning professor who joined the department faculty because he believed in Rose-Hulman's academic philosophy. He specializes in mechanical systems design, engineering modeling and design, engineering materials and computer-aided engineering. Dr. Mirth received support from the Kern Foundation, through the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, to develop a design for additive manufacturing course for the department. He also is active in the American Society of Engineering Education and has made presentations at National Science Foundation-sponsored Making Academic Change Happen workshops, organized by Rose-Hulman.

Teaching Interests

  • Computer-aided design
  • Solid mechanics
  • Mechanisms and machines
  • Materials
  • Additive manufacturing

Research Experiences

  • Computer-aided design based approaches for the design of mechanisms and machines
  • Additive manufacturing techniques for compliant mechanisms

Publications & Presentations

  • Mirth, J. A,“The Design and Prototyping of Complex Compliant Mechanisms Via Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Techniques,” International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Charlotte, N.C., 2016
  • Mirth, J. A, “Mixed Exact and Approximate Position Design of Planar Linkages Via Geometric Constraint Programming (GCP) Techniques,” International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston, 2015
  • Mirth, J. A, “A GCP Design Approach for Infinitesimally and Multiply Separated Positions Based on the Use of Velocity and Acceleration Vector Diagrams,” Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 2014
  • Mirth, J. A., “An Examination of Trispiral Hinges Suitable for use in ABS-Based Rapid Prototyping of Compliant Mechanisms,” International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 2014
  • Mirth, J. A., “The Application of Geometric Constraint Programming to the Design of Motion Generating Six-Bar Linkages,” Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Chicago, 2012
  • Mirth, J. A. and Chase, T. R., “Circuit Rectification for Four Precision Position Synthesis of Four-Bar and Watt Six-Bar Linkages,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 117(4), 612-619, 1995
  • Mirth, J. A. and Chase, T. R., “Circuit Rectification for Four Precision Synthesis of Stephenson Six-Bar Linkages,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 117(4), 644-646, 1995
  • Mirth, J. A. and Chase, T. R., “Circuit Analysis of Watt Chain Six-Bar Mechanisms,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineres, Vol. 115(2), 231-240, 1993
  • Chase, T. R. and Mirth, J. A., “Circuits and Branches of Single Degree-of-Freedom Planar Linkages,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 115(2), 223-230, 1993

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Minnesota,1990
  • MS, University of Minnesota, 1988
  • BS, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1984