Our research group is part of the Vibrations & Acoustics Research Lab, based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Our group is involved in six major research areas: structural health monitoring and damage detection, modeling and identification of mistuning in bladed disks, nonlinear and parametric reduced order models, nonlinear unsteady aerodynamics/aeroelasticity, micro-sensors based on nonlinear dynamics, and bio-dynamics. Our research group has interests in several diverse interdisciplinary areas and is directed by Prof. Bogdan Epureanu.
Our research is carried out in a specialized research laboratory, where facilities for structural dynamic testing, cyclic dynamic loadings, advanced data acquisition systems and vibration control facilities are available.
Our main goal is to create new, fundamental knowledge by combining numerical and experimental techniques. Based on this knowledge, engineering tools are being verified and prepared for applications in major industrial fields. A distinctive feature of all themes is the innovative use of advanced numerical simulation methods in a design environment.
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