Passive Techniques in Vibrations and Acoustics Attenuation
Organiser: Mohammad TAWFIK
Organisation/Institution: German University in Cairo, Egypt
Co-Organiser: Wael AKL
Organisation/Institution: Ein-Shams University, Egypt
Co-Organiser: Mohammed AL-AJMI
Organisation/Institution: Kuwait University, Kuwait
Passive techniques have been in the shadow for decades affected by the huge development in active controllers accompanied by the computer development. Nevertheless, passive control/damping techniques kept developing using smart materials as well as innovative designs. The application of shape memory alloy, shunt piezoelectric material, periodic structures, and viscoelastic material, among others, proved the effectiveness of passive damping techniques even at relatively low frequencies. In this session, papers presenting studies of passive techniques in vibration damping and passive structure acoustic control are invited to provide the scientific community with the results of studies performed on passive techniques.