Embedded Smart Control Systems
Bridge Health Mentoring Based on Smart Embedded Mechatronics Sensing Technologies
Infrastructure systems are subject to aging with time, e.g. bridges. Such systems deteriorate performance wise and physically get damaged; the two translate into reduced service life and increased safety concerns of the infrastructure. This has been noted with due concern over the years and various monitoring and damage detection measures have been put in place. Narrowing down to bridges, bridge health monitoring has become a hotbed of inquiry owing to the high cost of construction, thus proper maintenance being the best alternative to lengthen the service life of such structures. As such, vibration-based health monitoring techniques have achieved promising progress thanks to the breakthrough in data analysis techniques and rapid development of wireless sensor networks.
Control and damping the Vibrations on the buildings using a novel Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) system
In this project we present a novel approach for controlling and damping vibrations on buildings using a tuned mass damper (TMD) system. The proposed TMD system is designed to reduce the amplitude of structural vibrations caused by external excitations such as wind or earthquakes. The TMD system consists of a secondary mass that is connected to the primary structure via a spring and a damper. The mass, spring and damper are carefully tuned to resonate at the same frequency as the structural vibrations, effectively reducing the amplitude of the vibrations. The proposed TMD system is designed to improve the dynamic behavior of the building and reduce the risk of damage or collapse. The system is evaluated through simulations and experiments on a test building, showing significant reduction in the amplitude of vibrations. The proposed TMD system is easy to install and can be retrofitted to existing buildings. This work highlights the potential of TMD system for improving the safety and performance of buildings in the face of dynamic loads.
Control and optimization for of Flow Meter Robotics system (Rota-Meter) for Oil Gas Industries
The proposed system utilizes advanced control algorithms and optimization techniques to improve the accuracy and reliability of flow measurement for the flow meter of robotics system in harsh and dynamic environments. The system is designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures and pressures, and can withstand harsh conditions such as high vibration and corrosive environments. The proposed system is also designed to be easily integrated with other control and monitoring systems, providing real-time flow measurement data.