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Title: Application of smart materials for vibration reduction in ships
Author: Turkmen, Serkan
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2013
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Smart Materials have been investigated for decades and widely used in the automotive and aeronautics industries to measure and control noise and vibration. This study covered ship structure vibration and Smart Materials were employed for the purpose of ship vibration attenuation. One specific Smart Material, piezoelectric material, was the focus of the study. Although previous research has been conducted on vibration mitigation employing piezoelectric shunt systems, this study identified the need for specific applications regarding ship vibration mitigation. Passive piezoelectric shunt damping systems for ships were described and investigated in this study. Computational methods were used to investigate structural vibration of a cantilever beam, a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) carrier and a bulb keel. The Finite Element Method (FEM) was used to calculate the vibration and vibration treatment with the passive piezoelectric shunt damping system. The numerical results of the passive piezoelectric shunt system bonded to the cantilever beam were compared to experimental results obtained from a previous study. The FEM delivered results, which showed a high degree of similarity in comparison to the experimental results. Both experimental and numerical studies validate the theory that piezoelectric material, connected to an electrical circuit, can be successfully used to achieve vibration reduction. Significant vibration attenuation was found in the numerical simulation of the LNG vessel. The simulation of the bulb keel also provided promising outcome regarding substantial vibration reduction by means of piezoelectric shunt system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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