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Structures and Vibrations

Purpose

To address engineering issues in the area of Structures/Vibrations through a coordinated research effort that involves national laboratories and industry, and which involves the training and education of undergraduate and graduate students.

Capabilities

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Dynamic simulation of mechanical and structural systems
  • Finite element structural mechanics, structural dynamics and mechanical vibrations
  • Machine dynamics
  • Machine design
  • Design of high efficiency mechanical/electrical devices
  • Low level servomechanism modeling, simulation and control
  • Modal testing
  • Structural vibration damping using passive and active control methods
  • Nonlinear controls and analysis
  • Nondestructive damage detection in structures

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