Subproject C2

C2 | Mechanical, mechatronic and adaptive technologies for the stabilization of beam-columns and truss structures

Uncertainty of sudden failure due to buckling of axially loaded beam-columns in truss structures is controlled by active stabilization or active buckling control. Active buckling control of single beam-columns is achieved by piezo-elastic supports. Network control of multiple beam-columns with time-varying axial loads influences the global dynamic behavior of larger truss structures such as the SFB-demonstrator. Failures of individual truss components as well as unforeseen changes in geometry or dynamics over time are compensated by the active technology.

Piezo-elastic beam support for active buckling control of compressively loaded beam-columns and experimental results of active buckling control to increase the maximum bearable load
Piezo-elastic beam support for active buckling control of compressively loaded beam-columns and experimental results of active buckling control to increase the maximum bearable load

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Subproject Managers
Dr.-Ing. Roland Platz+49 6151 705-288
 
Scientific Staff
Dr.-Ing. Maximilian Schäffner+49 6151 705-8539