Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
MECA0127-1  
Active Structure
Duration :
30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in aerospace engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master in mechanical engineering (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Christophe Collette
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
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
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 :
Contacts :
ccollett@ulb.ac.be