PhD Studentship: Active Vibration Control using Nonlinear Electrical Damping

United Kingdom
Sep 22, 2016
Feb 28, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
PhD Studentship: Active Vibration Control using Nonlinear Electrical Damping Signal Processing & Control Group

Location: Highfield Campus

Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 February 2017

Reference: 783416KR


Reference:ISVR-SPCG-123 Project Themes: Mechatronics, signal processing and control  

This project will involve the development of nonlinear control strategies such as nonlinear electrical damping for vibration control and energy harvesting.  Theoretical work involves implementing electrical damping in the form of on-off, impulsive, polynomial and other nonlinear forms to achieve better performance in vibration control. Both numerical and analytical simulations will be carried out to obtain the response. Experiments will be carried out to validate the theoretical developments.  The nonlinear electrical damping can be achieved using programmable resistive load. In addition, an appropriate design of an electrical circuit will be considered to control both damping and frequency. Potential exploitation of nonlinearity in the design of energy harvesters will also be investigated.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani, Signal Processing and Control research group, Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 4933

To apply please use the following link and select Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.

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