Study Programmes 2015-2016
Version 2014-2015
MECA0127-1  
Active structures
Duration :
30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in Aerospace Engineering, research focus5
Lecturer :
André Preumont
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
Course contents :
The course is organized as follows: (1) review of structural dynamics for control. (2) Electromagnetic and piezoelectric transducers (3) Transducer integration into active structures. (4) Modeling of active piezoelectric structures: beam, truss, plate. (5) Importance of collocated systems. (6) Active damping of vibration with collocated systems. (7) Vibration isolation. The examples considered are related to space projects.
Learning outcomes of the course :
Introduction to the dynamics and control of active structures
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Elementary knowledge in theory of vibrations and linear system theory and feedback control.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Numérical simulations with MATLAB and SAMCEF.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
lectures organized to be compatible with the schedule of the participants. Project supervised by e-mail.
Recommended or required readings :
Book: Vibration Control of Active Structures, An Introduction. (3nd Edition), Springer, 2011.
Assessment methods and criteria :
No formal exam. Evaluation based on a project (written report and oral defence).
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
andre.preumont@ulb.ac.be