​Vibrations and Smart Structures Lab,
​Vibrations and Smart Structures Lab, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Mechanical Systems

Within the Mechanical systems field fundamental and applied research is conducted to analyze, model, characterize and optimal design innovative engineered components and systems capable of providing built-in actuation, precision motion control features, self-powered, self-diagnostics, and self-healing capabilities while satisfying increasingly stringent vehicle, machine and mechanism design requirements.

Focus Areas

Modelling, dynamics, control and Pareto optimization of engineering systems
Multibody mechanical systems as well as systems with smart structures, in particular system with magnetorheological, magnetostrictive or other smart material-based actuators, sensors and controllers for active technology development.

Vibrations and noise control, transmission systems, adaptive and active suspensions and mounting systems imbedded into vehicles, machines and mechanisms to enhance safety, comfort and energy efficiency.


Energy-optimal control of dynamical systems, wind power systems, drive train system dynamics, smart material-based power harvesting from vibration for self-powered sensor clusters, condition monitoring systems.​


  • Conduct basic and applied research on the controlled multibody systems dynamics and optimization with focus on optimal interaction between inherent dynamics and control for applications to vehicle, machine and mechanism sub-systems and components, often taking into account multifunctionality of imbedded smart material-based sensors and actuators making the considered system an adaptronic one;
  • Develop well-trained engineers and researchers (at the BS, MS and PhD levels) with both experimental and theoretical viewpoints.

Some Implementations

  • Smart Material Based Engine Mount Systems-collaborative project with AB Volvo funding by VINNOVA, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (2006-2008)

  • Active Vibration Control for Commercial Vehicles with Individual Front Suspension” - collaborative project with AB Volvo funding by VINNOVA, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (2009-2011)

  • Dynamics and Active Vibration Control of Washing Machines”-collaborative project with ASKO Appliances AB (2009-2011)

  • “Wind Turbine Drive Train Dynamics, System Simulation and Accelerated Testing”-collaborative project within Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre together with ABB and SKF (2011-2015).


Head of Research Group
Viktor Berbyuk
+46 31 772 15 16

Published: Tue 03 Dec 2013. Modified: Fri 15 Sep 2017