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Composite and Adaptive Structures : Simulation, Experimentation and Modelling

Objective

In many industrial and defence applications, noise and vibration are important problems. Control of sound and vibration has been and is always the subject of a lot of research in recent years, and examples of applications are now numerous. The three most common classifications of vibration control are: (1) passive; (2) active and (3) hybrid passive-active control. Passive control involves the use of reactive or resistive devices that either load the transmission path of the disturbing vibration or absor b vibratory energy. Active control also loads the transmission path but achieves this loading through the use of actuators that generally require external energy. Hybrid control integrates passive approach with an active control structure. The hybrid app roach is intended to reduce the amount of external power necessary to achieve control. In passive control, the material properties of structure such as damping and stiffness are modified so as to change the response of structure. In active control, the s tructural response is controlled by adding external effort to the structure. The principal aim of this FP6 STREP project is developing a vibration control technology to enable higher performance, less energy consuming and lighter weight structural sys tems. Vibration control technology involves reducing detrimental vibration in flexible structures by active and passive procedures. The project goal is to define the "best" models and techniques permitting to model, simulate, and validate the new develop ment for a more efficient vibration control. The final research action will be devoted to a full scale testing of the obtained numerical and laboratory results. The development of vibration control systems will allow to extend the areas of application of multi-functional composite materials based on the advanced knowledge of vibration response.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR
Address
Avenue John F. Kennedy, 29
Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Participants (8)

INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE MECANIQUE DE PARIS
France
Address
Fernand Hainault, N 3
Saint Ouen
POLITECNCO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino
UNIVERSITE DE METZ
France
Address
Ile Du Saulcy
Metz
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE
France
Address
37, Boulevard De Montmorency
Paris
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Latvia
Address
Kalku Iela 1
Riga
WOELFEL BERATENDE INGENIEURE GMBH + CO KG
Germany
Address
Max-planck-str. 15
Hoechberg
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
Lisboa
UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Av. F.d. Roosevelt, 50
Brussels