Project

Smart structures in amplifing the power flow between two oscillators

Duration
01 August 2013 → 28 February 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Control systems, robotics and automation
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Computer theory
Keywords
vibration smart structure tuned mass damper
 
Project description

Absorption of vibration energy has two omportant applications: the protection of structures against environmental hazards and the use of renewable energy from natural sources. This research develops a semi-active vibration absorption control strategy to alter the parameters of smart materials such as magneto rheological or electro rheological fluids such that absorption capacaty can be improved.