Stability and Serviceability of Controlled Structures
- Biswajit Basu (Dublin Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Subject: Vibration control of wind turbines
6 lectures on: wind turbines, fatigue load, vibration limits, pitch control, downtime, power curve.
- Sara Casciati (University of Catania, Italy)
Subject: Vibration controlled footbridges
6 lectures on: serviceability of footbridges, vibration control strategies, cable-stayed scheme, geometric nonlinearities, human induced loading, cable tension estimate, offline active control.
- Michael Krommer (TU Wien, Linz, Austria)
Subject: Stability and post-buckling behaviour of controlled smart structures
6 lectures on: controlled smart structures, piezoelectricity, dielectric elastomers, plates and shells, stability and post-buckling behaviour, stress and stability control.
- Paul Reynolds (University of Exeter, UK)
Subject: Vibration controlled floor structures
6 lectures on: floor vibration serviceability, vibration-sensitive equipment, passive control, active control, vibration isolation, floor damping.
- Marian Wiercigroch (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Subject: Dynamics, stability and control of the quasi-zero stiffness isolators
6 lectures on: nonlinear oscillators with quasi-zero-stiffness (QZS), bifurcation analysis, stability, dynamics and control, vibration isolation.
- Daniele Zulli (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Subject: Stability of passively controlled structures using either nonlinear energy sinks or piezoelectric devices.
6 lectures on: Nonlinear Energy Sinks (NES), Multiple Scale Harmonic Balance Method, optimization; piezoelectric-based passive control strategies, bifurcation scenario, Hopf bifurcations, Ziegler’s column, principle of similarity, gyroscopic coupling.