Vibration Control and Actuation of Large-Scale Systems


Please join the Canadian Atlantic Section members and guests to listen to an exciting lecture by Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi. This event will be hosted on behalf of the Robotics & Automation / Instrumentation & Measurement Joint Society. Details of the event can be found below.

This free technical talk will be held online via WebEx. Be sure to check your email after registration to receive the WebEx meeting information.

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  • Date: 08 Sep 2020
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-03:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  • Starts 29 August 2020 12:00 PM
  • Ends 08 September 2020 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-03:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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Dr. Karimi Dr. Karimi of Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Vibration Control and Actuation of Large-Scale Systems

Vibration is a phenomenon that affects system performances such as robot manipulators, bridges, buildings, towers and vehicles. The protection of these large-scale systems against the harmful effects of vibration has become a major field of research in recent years. In the literature of vibration control of mechanical, electrical or hydraulical systems, different damping systems, mainly passive, active and semi-active damping systems or, recently, inerter devices, have been proposed and successfully applied to tackle the vibration problem. One critical characteristic common to most of these actuators is that they, in general, exhibit nonlinear dynamics and thus complex control techniques must be employed for an appropriate performance. The main objective of this talk is to present some challenges and recent results on distributed or decentralized passive and active vibrational control schemes with a focus on simplicity, reliability, applicability and robustness of controller developments under information constraints and multiactuation schemes. In particular, to enhance the system protection, some innovative devices for the purpose of vibration mitigation in buildings through efficient control techniques will be analyzed and an integration of actuator devices with different concepts of large structural systems will be analyzed separately. The talk will be concluded with some advices on both technical and practical aspects of vibration control systems using innovative actuation devices.


Hamid Reza Karimi received the B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2010 to 2016, he has been Professor of Mechatronics with Department of Engineering of the University of Agder in Norway. Since 2016, he has been a professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems, vibration systems and wind energy.
Prof. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Machines, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Designs, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronics, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Progress, Subject Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute and a Technical Editor, Moderator for IEEE TechRxiv or Associate Editor for some international journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Information Sciences, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, Neurocomputing, Neural Networks, ISA Transactions, for instance. He is a member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, the Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the Committee on Robust Control, and the Committee on Automotive Control. Prof. Karimi awarded as the 2016-2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering and received the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award.