University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 1999 Seminar Series

Modeling Damping in Mechanical Engineering Structures

Prof. Michel Lalanne

INSA-Lyon Scientific and Technical University, France


During the design of engineering structures, numerical models are used to ensure satisfactory dynamic behavior. Natural frequencies, modes, frequency and time responses, are dependent on damping which can be quite difficult to model. This conference presents some mechanical engineering structures studied at Laboratoire de Mecanique des Structures whose damping was due to concentrated element, to distributed elements or to several simultaneous effects and discusses methods employed to take into account damping. Applications shown are mostly in the field of machinery dynamics.

Monday September 20, 1999
227 Akerman Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Refreshments served after the seminar in 227 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
Contact Kristal Belisle, Senior Secretary, 625-8000.