Vibration Control and Actuation of Large-Scale Systems gives a systematically and self-contained description of the many facets of envisaging, designing, implementing, or experimentally exploring advanced vibration control systems. The book is devoted to the development of mathematical methodologies for vibration analysis and control problems of large-scale systems, including structural dynamics, vehicle dynamics and wind turbines, for example. The research problems addressed in each chapter are well motivated, with numerical and simulation results given in each chapter that reflect best engineering practice.
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1. Static output-feedback vibration control of seismically excited buildings: an effective multi-step approach 2. Analysis of vibration Signals 3. Vibration protection of statues and cultural heritage objects 4. Novel Robust Adaptive Parameter Estimation and Control for Vehicle Active Suspension Systems 5. Robust fault-tolerant Hinf control of seat suspension systems with quantization 6. Design of Small Wind Turbine Structure with Optimized Response in Frequency Domain 7. Vibration suppression of force controllers using Disturbance Observers 8. Implicit Resonances in Time-Delayed Nonlinear Systems 9. Finite-time Vibration Control for Vehicle Active Suspension Systems 10. Fault-tolerant control of vibration control systems 11. Finite-time robust vibration H? control of vehicle active suspension system 12. Nonlinear Vibrations of Wind Turbine Gear Boxes 13. A review on vibration control and actuation schemes for mechanical systems 14. Vibration control of a negative stiffness mechanism based semi-active seat suspension system 15. Low complexity controller for active vibration damping of thin mechanical structures
Dr. 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. His research interests are in the areas of control systems/theory, mechatronics, networked control systems, intelligent control systems, signal processing, vibration control, ground vehicles, structural control, wind turbine control and cutting processes. He is an Editorial Board Member for some international journals and several Technical Committee. Prof. Karimi has been presented a number of national and international awards, including Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellowship Award (in Germany), JSPS Research Award (in Japan), DAAD Research Award (in Germany), August-Wilhelm-Scheer Award (in Germany) and been invited as visiting professor at a number of universities in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, India.