New PhD Thesis about Vibration Control on submerged objects

On the afternoon of October 19th, Bin Wang successfully defended his doctoral thesis, titled “Modelling and Vibration Control for a Submerged Piezoelectric Cantilever Beam”. The thesis has been carried out within the framework of the European project AFC4Hydro and under the supervision of Prof. Ramon Costa-Castelló (UPC) and Prof. Na Jing (Kunming University of Science and Technology). The student has received a grant from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) and the support of AFC4Hydro to carry out the experiments.

The thesis presents different options for the modeling of systems submerged in water and some proposals of control systems for the attenuation of vibrations in this type of systems.