Special Issue "Vibrational Systems: Control, Sensing and Energy Harvesting"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Francisco Palacios-Quiñonero

Department of Mathematics, Technical College of Manresa (EPSEM),Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC),Av. Bases de Manresa 61-73, 08240 Manresa, Spain
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Interests: structural vibration control; large scale control; decentralized control; seismic protection; energy harvesting
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Josep Rubió-Massegú

Department of Mathematics, Technical College of Manresa (EPSEM), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Av. Bases de Manresa 61-73, 08240 Manresa, Spain
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Interests: structural vibration control; large scale control; decentralized control; linear matrix inequalites; output-feedback control
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José Rodellar

Department of Mathematics, Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Diagonal Besòs, Building A, Av. Eduard Maristany, 16, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: structural vibration control; damage identification; large scale control; decentralized control; control of irrigation canals; automatic image analysis of blood cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few decades, there has been increasing research attention on developing passive, semi active and active control strategies for vibrational systems. More recently, vibration energy harvesting has emerged as a vital and promising research field that proposes innovative solutions for clean and sustainable energy generation. An integrated view of both fields leads to the exciting concept of energy-harvesting vibration control system, which aims at mitigating the vibrational response of mechanical systems by converting the kinetic energy of harmful system vibrations into useful electrical power.

The primary objective of this Special Issue is to provide a forum to exchange novel ideas on “Vibrational Control Systems and Vibration Energy Harvesting”, paying special attention to integrated approaches to both fields. Contributions can include theoretical, technical and applied aspects, with numerically simulated and/or experimental physical results. Review works that can contribute to a better understanding of the main challenges and features of energy-harvesting vibration control systems are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Francisco Palacios-Quiñonero
Prof. Dr. Josep Rubió-Massegú
Prof. Dr. José Rodellar
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Mathematical modeling and identification of vibrational systems      
  • Passive, semi active and active vibrational control systems
  • Structural vibrational control
  • Optimal sensor placement for structural control  
  • Robust control strategies for vibrational control
  • Smart strategies for vibrational control
  • Energy harvesting strategies for vibrational systems
  • Vibration energy harvesting devices    
  • Optimization of vibration energy harvesters
  • Combined strategies for vibrational control and energy harvesting
  • Multi-device energy harvesting systems
  • Numerical simulation of vibration energy harvesters
  • Practical implementations

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Open AccessArticle Experimental Analysis of Inerter-Based Suspension Systems for Slender Structures
Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 30 May 2018 / Published: 5 June 2018
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Earthquakes and ambient vibrations can cause serious problems for cultural heritage objects; consequently, preserving these objects against mentioned sources of vibration has received more attention in recent years. To address this problem, in this paper, inerter is used to overcome the deficiency of
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Earthquakes and ambient vibrations can cause serious problems for cultural heritage objects; consequently, preserving these objects against mentioned sources of vibration has received more attention in recent years. To address this problem, in this paper, inerter is used to overcome the deficiency of a vibration isolator in the lower frequency range and performance of this passive device is evaluated experimentally. Specifically, first, the scaled model of an actual isolator and statue is presented. This structure has been designed and manufactured based on the results of a performance test, which has been performed on a famous statue of Michelangelo Buonarroti: Pieta Rondanini. In order to improve the performance of the isolator, a ball-screw type inerter has been designed and manufactured in this research. This device is introduced to the scaled structure and its effect on the dynamic behavior of the isolator is checked using a sine sweep vibration test. The experimental tests were performed on a shaking table in the horizontal direction. Then, the effectiveness of inerters on the dynamic behavior of the isolation system is demonstrated. It is shown that the isolator equipped with the manufactured inerters has better performance in the lower frequency range. Full article
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