Dynamics & Vibration  

The "mechanical" in Mechanical Engineering refers to things that move. Purdue researchers delve into every aspect of this fundamental area, from the macroscale to the microscale. From monitoring the vibration of an automobile seat to visualizing the movement of lithium ions on the nanoscale, these Dynamics researchers can do it all.

Faculty in Dynamics & Vibration

  • Adaptive structures
  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Robotic materials
  • Programmable structures
  • Multistable structures
  • Structural nonlinearity
  • Elastic instabilities
  • Structural dynamics
  • Nonlinear vibrations
  • Modeling of nonlinear systems
  • Structural dynamics and localization
  • Flow-induced vibrations
  • Impacting systems
  • Bifurcations and chaos
  • Teaching with technology
  • Assessment of technology interventions
  • Non-cognitive factors and their role in student success
  • Discipline-based engineering education research
  • Uncertainty propagation
  • Inverse problems
  • Propagation of information across scales
  • Optimal learning
  • Materials by design
  • Acoustics
  • Active and passive noise control
  • Sound field visualization
  • Structural acoustics and wave propagation in structures
  • Noise control material modeling
  • Applied signal processing
  • Predictive computational tools for biological adaptation processes
  • Tissue expansion
  • Wound healing
  • Reconstructive surgery optimization
  • Numerical methods for biological membranes
  • Multi-scale robotic manipulation and assembly
  • Mobile micro/nano robotics
  • Micro/nano aerial vehicles
  • Micro-Bio robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Automation for the life sciences
  • Sound quality
  • Signal Processing
  • Data analysis
  • System modeling and identification
  • Condition monitoring of machinery
  • Perception-based engineering
  • Seat-occupant modeling
  • Structural Dynamics and Control
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Machine Vision
  • Real-time Hybrid Simulation
  • Damage Detection and Structural Condition Monitoring
  • Cyberinfrastructure Development
  • Vibrations and nonlinear dynamics
  • Smart material systems
  • Non-pneumatic tires
  • Optimization of mechanical systems
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Predictive, multi-scale modeling and simulation of microstructure evolution in confined granular systems, with an emphasis in manufacturing processes and the relationship between product fabrication and performance.
  • Application areas of interest include:
  • (i) particulate products and processes (e.g., flow, mixing, segregation, consolidation, and compaction of powders),
  • (ii) continuous manufacturing (e.g., Quality by Design, model predictive control, and reduced order models), and
  • (iii) performance of pharmaceutical solid products (e.g., tensile strength, stiffness, swelling and disintegration), biomaterials (e.g., transport and feeding of corn stover) and energetic materials (e.g., deformation and heat generation under quasi-static, near-resonant and impact conditions, and formation and growth of hot spots) materials.
  • Cooperative learning
  • Acoustics
  • Vibrations
  • Active noise and vibration control
  • Smart materials
  • Intelligent structures
  • Dynamics
  • Nonlinear vibration of continuous systems
  • Stability analysis
  • Computational acoustics
  • Physical acoustics
  • Control of environmental noise
  • Outdoor sound propagation
  • Prediction and abatement of transportation noise
  • Speech intelligibility in built environments
  • Big data analysis and statistical machine learning
  • Predictive modeling and uncertainty quantification
  • Scientific computing and computational fluid dynamics
  • Stochastic multiscale modeling
  • Acoustic Source Modeling and sound field reconstruction
  • Active noise control
  • Room acoustics simulation and auralization
  • Noise control treatments
  • Human perception of noise
  • Cell and tissue mechanics
  • Human injury
  • Adult stem cell-based tissue regeneration
  • Biophysics and biotransport
  • Scalable nanomanufacturing: lithography and imaging
  • Optical and magnetic data storage
  • Nanoscale energy conversion, transfer and storage for alternative energy
  • Nonlinear dynamics, vibrations, fluid-structure interactions, and applications to:
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Human biomechanics
  • Roll-to-Roll flexible electronics and nanomanufacturing
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration
  • Resonant Micro/Nanosystems
  • Microscale Sensors and Actuators
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Wave propagation
  • Structural dynamics and vibration control
  • Adaptive structures
  • Periodic structures and acoustic metamaterials
  • Energy harvesting
  • Thermoacoustics
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Metrology
  • Optomechanics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Contact mechanics
  • Deformation, stress, plasticity, fracture
  • Multiscale modeling, first-principles, molecular dynamics simulations, and finite element modeling
  • In-situ experiments
  • Mechanics of redox active materials - Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, all-solid-state batteries
  • Mechanics of polymeric materials - organic electrochromics, superelastic organic semiconductors