Minimum Energy Adaptive Structures
This research uniquely combines structural design with control engineering and sustainability to develop new types of load-bearing adaptive structures that have significantly improved performance as well as reduced environmental impacts compared with conventional passive structural systems.
Structural Adaptation through Shape Morphing
Building upon the work on Minimum Energy Adaptive Structures to further investigate structure-control design strategies with the objective to improve structural performance as well as to reduce environmental impacts with respect to conventional passive structures.
Vibration Control through Variable Stiffness and Damping Structural Joints
This work introduces a new variable stiffness and damping vibration control device that is able to effectively mitigate the dynamic response of load-bearing structures under a wide range of loading conditions.