2019-2020 / MECA0127-1

Active structures


26h Th, 26h Pr

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering5 crédits 


Christophe Collette

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is organized as follows: (1) Dynamics of structures in view of controlling them (2) Electromagnetic and piezoelectric transducers. (3) Integration of transducers in active structures. (4) Modeling piezoelectric structures. (5) Active damping with collocated pairs. (6) Active isolation. (7) Practical implementation (8) Introduction to advanced control techniques.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be capable of modeling electro-mechanical and piezoelectric systems, studying their dynamic behavior, and controlling their vibrations.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Elementary knowledge in theory of vibrations and linear system theory and feedback control.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercise sessions, numerical simulations and laboratories.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Lectures, exercise sessions and seminars

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes: slides
Recommended reading:
Livre: A. Preumont, Vibration Control of Active Structures, An Introduction. (3nd Edition), Springer, 2011.

Assessment methods and criteria

No formal exam. The evaluation is based on a personal project, including a report and an oral defense.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks