Within the Mechanical systems field fundamental and applied research is conducted to analyze, model, characterize and optimal design innovative engineered components and systems. 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.
Modelling, dynamics, control and Pareto optimization of engineering systems
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
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
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. This 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.
- 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
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