26h Th, 26h Pr
Number of credits
|Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
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
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.