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Course Objectives

This course intends to introduce the learners to the concepts of vibration damping using viscoelastic materials, passive piezoelectric damping, and active vibration control.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learner will be able to demonstrate:
  1. Understanding of the modeling of viscoelastic materials
  2. Capability of analyzing the viscoelastic modeling implications
  3. Ability to model structures with viscoelastic components
  4. Understanding of the constitutive relations of piezoelectric materials
  5. Understanding of the circuit dynamics of an RLC circuits
  6. Ability to analyze piezoelectric components with shunt circuits
  7. Ability to analyze structure components with shunt piezoelectric elements


Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Lecture #
Topics
ILO's
Assignments
1
12/3/2014
Introduction to viscoelastic materials
Simple dynamic models
The concepts of Relaxation and Creep
1,2
Project#1:
MR Breaks/Clutch
HW01:
2
19/3/2015
Adding viscoelastic material to structures
3

3
26/3/2014
Optimizing the size of the viscoelastic material
3

4
2/4/2014
Constrained layer damping
3

5
9/4/2014
Piezoelectric materials
Constitutive models
4
Project#1 Due
Project#2 IPMC Research
6
16/4/2014
Resonating electric circuits
Shunt circuits
5

7
23/4/2014
Modeling of shunt piezoelectric elements – Viscoelastic analogy
6

8
30/4/2014
Modeling of shunt piezoelectric elements – Vibration absorber analogy
7

9
7/5/2014
Energy Harvesting
7

10
14/5/2014
Time response modeling of structures
Mechanics of structures with piezoelectric components
7

11
21/5/2014
Active control of structures with piezoelectric controllers
7


Lecture Notes


These notes were taken by Mohammad Tawfik while attending the course: Vibration Damping, by: Prof. Amr Baz, in the University of Maryland during Spring 2001.