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Vibration control of inelastic layered structures



Important description
The forced-vibration analysis of structures and their members occupies a significant place in the dynamics of deformable systems. An accurate prediction of the dynamic and quasi-static response of structures and their members is a huge challenge, since the material of a structure may become plastic under intensive loading and/or exhibit viscous properties. Variable viscoelastoplastic behaviour should be studied when designing metal dampers for the vibrations of building structures under wind and seismic loads, devices for suppressing vibrations of pipelines, test specimens in low-cycle fatigue tests, etc.
The overall aim is to improve our understanding of the complex coupled processes in thin-wall inelastic structures that can contain both active and passive layers and can experience intensive cyclic or impact loading, with a long-term goal of development of general design guidelines to achieve the necessary productivity and reliability of structures.

The successful applicant will have a a first or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in: applied mathematics, solid mechanics, engineering or materials science

Knowledge required: non-elastic constitutive equations; vibration analysis; numerical modelling using MatLab, C++ or FORTRAN; Finite Element analysis using ABAQUS or ANSYS

The other supervisor on this project is Dr Maria Kashtalyan, Engineering, University of Aberdeen.


Eligibility and other criteria
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.


Application deadline
*Applications accepted all year round


Additional information, and important URL
attached to this project therefore the successful candidate will entirely responsible for the payment of tuition fees, living expenses and other such costs associated with living and studying in Aberdeen.

The project will be awarded to the first suitable applicant. The start date will be agreed between the successful applicant and their supervisors.



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