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Hans DeSmidt

Hans DeSmidt

Professor and AE Program Coordinator

Biography

2017-Present-- Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2011-2017-- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2005 - 2011-- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2005 (Jan-Aug)-- Research Associate, Structural Dynamics and Controls Laboratory Mechanical Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Research

  • Structural Dynamics and Vibration
  • Dynamical Systems and Controls
  • Analysis and Control of Time-Varying Systems
  • Mechatronics and Active Structures
  • Rotordynamics
  • Gossamer Space Structures

Education

  • PhD 2005, Pennsylvania State University
  • MSME 2004, Pennsylvania State University
  • BSME 1996, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Service

  • Member, AIAA, ASME and AHS

Awards and Recognitions

  • American Helicopter Socierty Annual Forum Propulsion Sessions Best Paper Award, 2011
  • UTK Quest Scholar of the Week, January 2010
  • ASME Dynamics and Control Division, Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award, 2009
  • NSF Career Award 2008

Publications

Archival Journal Articles

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Coupled Torsion-Lateral Stability of a Shaft-Disk System Driven Through a Universal Joint,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 261-273, 2002.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, ”Stability of a Segmented Supercritical Driveline with Non-Constant Velocity Couplings Subjected to Misalignment and Torque,” Journal of Sound and Vibration Vol. 277, No. 4-5, pp. 895-918, 2004.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, E. C. Smith, and A. J. Provenza, ”On the Robust Stability of Segmented Driveshafts with Active Magnetic Bearing Control,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 11 pp. 317-329, 2005.

Conferences and Proceedings

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Active Vibration Control of Rotorcraft Driveshaft-Airframe Dynamics,”Proc. 54 th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Washington, D. C., May 1998.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Coupled Torsion-Lateral Stability of a Shaft-Disk System Driven Through a Universal Joint,” Proc. ASME Design Technical Conference-18 th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 2001.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Stability of a Supercritical Driveline Connected by Non-Constant Velocity Couplings Subjected to Misalignment and Torque,” Proc. 39 th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University Park, PA, Oct. 2002.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, E. C. Smith, and A. J. Provenza “Stability Control of Driveline System with Internal Damping and Non-Constant Velocity Couplings,” Proc. ISCORMA-2 Conference, Gdansk, Poland, Aug. 2003.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Multi-Harmonic Adaptive Vibration Control of AMB-Driveline Systems with Non-Constant Velocity Couplings,” Proc. ASME Design Technical Conference-19 th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Chicago, IL, Sept. 2003.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Multi-Harmonic Adaptive Vibration Control of Magnetic Bearing-Driveshaft with Auxiliary Feedback: Theory and Experiment,” Proc. 45 th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 2004.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Adaptive Control of Flexible Matrix Composite Rotorcraft Drivelines,”Proc. 60 th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, Baltimore, MD, June 2004.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and E. C. Smith, “Multi-Harmonic Adaptive Vibration Control of Misaligned Driveshaft Systems – An Experimental Study,” Proc. of the 12 th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2005.

H. A. DeSmidt, K. W. Wang, and H. Fang, “Gore/Seam Cable Actuated Shape Control of Inflated Precision Gossamer Reflectors – Assessment Study,” Proc. 7 th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, Newport, RI, May 2006.

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