Workshop on Recent Advances in Damping Modelling and Experiments - 11th November 2019 - Institute of Physics, London, UK

There is a general interest towards the use of innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions which enable the design of engineering structures able to withstand reliably dynamic operational and environmental loads. Virtual models of these engineering structures are widely used from the preliminary design stages to the operating structural life-time assessment. However, one of the key challenges in developing reliable models of such systems is using an appropriate damping model for the structural components and joints. Another key challenge in developing virtual models and effective structural health monitoring strategies concerns quantifying damping and its variability experimentally, both in laboratory and in operating conditions. This workshop, organised by the Institute of Physics Applied Solid Mechanics group, invites contributions in the form of presentations or posters on fundamental work, advanced techniques and industrial applications showcasing recent progress in modelling and experiments on damping (friction, constrained layer damping and other damping methods). The workshop will focus on, but is not limited to, the following topics: •Experimental techniques to characterize damping •Validation of damping models •Damping and friction mechanisms in mechanical joints •New damping strategies. The number of participants is limited to 40 people, with 15 spots reserved to Early Career Researchers (including PhD students, Research Assistants and Research Associates). If you would like to participate, please submit an abstract of your contribution by the 30th of October 2019. Registration to the workshop is free.