Special Issue on Semi-Active Switching Stiffness Vibration Control

Submission Deadline: Dec. 25, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Chaoqing Min
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, China
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    • Guofang Gong
      Institute of Mechatronics Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    • Xuesong Mei
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, China
    • School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, China
    • Lintao Wang
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China
    • Jun Xu
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, China
    • Wenqiang Duan
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, China
    • Soheil Razavi
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical and Vocational University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Introduction

    Vibration is mostly unwanted when it creates uncomfortable noise, results in danger, and wastes energy. As a result, vibration control has always been of interest to researchers. Semi-active control not only requires less external energy acting as control energy and performs more stable than active control, but also works over a larger frequency range and performs more flexible than passive control. So, semi-active control systems are applied in many engineering areas. A switched stiffness system, working as a semi-active control system, was realized by many stiffness switching laws and explored by lots of mechanical structures in the last decades. But, in most of the present switching stiffness systems, during a vibration reduction process there still exist unavoidable time instants, where elastic elements release potential energy stored by themselves, and drive the mass to move again. This is the intrinsic property of an elastic element, but this results in an oscillating system response to some extent. In order to further reduce this adverse effect of elastic elements on vibration control, this special issue documents how elastic elements affect system response and then introduces a new type of vibration control system. The new system does not dissipate energy into heat, but stores the kinetic energy as potential energy in elastic elements. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of Semi-active switching stiffness vibration control based on energy harvesting.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Vibration Energy Harvesting
    2. Switching Stiffness
    3. Vibration Control
    4. Semi-active Control
    5. Nonlinear Dynamics
    6. Serial Springs

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijmea.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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