2 - 4 September 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa

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SS15: Vibration Control Using Smart Devices

Organisers: Prof. Rui Carneiro Barros, University of Porto, Portugal & Dr. Manuel Braz-Cesar, Instituto Politecnico Braganca, Portugal
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Summary:  The use of Smart Devices in vibration control of engineering problems deriving from structural, aeronautical and mechanical applications of mechatronics content, is a relatively new field of study that has evolved over the past 20 years. Since then, this technology has been used to develop “smart” advanced control systems for many engineering applications in the form of passive, active, semi-active and hybrid dampers, TMD’s, TLD’s, MR devices, brakes, bearings, fluid clutches, innovative prosthetic systems, etc. Active and semi-active vehicle suspension systems and other control systems to reduce seismic and wind-induced vibrations in buildings and cable-stayed bridges, are acknowledged engineering applications in which smart devices has proven to be very effective as vibration control systems. This special session will be devoted to the modelling, simulation, design and application of smart devices and vibration control systems almost in any engineering field. It is also hoped it will provide a dedicated forum for the discussion of vibration control of mechanical and structural systems, with particular emphasis given to advanced control laws for active and semi-active control systems, as well as to numerical methods for modelling the non-linear devices. Also included will be experimental systems and results of real applications using smart devices.