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Dr Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani BSc, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Active Control

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Dr Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani is Associate Professor in Active Control within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Dr Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani (MGT) has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Iran University of Technology (2002), an MSc (Eng) from the University of Liverpool (2004) and a PhD also from Liverpool (2007). She did two year postdoctoral research and one year temporary lectureship also at the University of Liverpool. She has been appointed as a new lecturer in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton from October 2010. Her research areas are mainly vibration and control.

Her BSc project was based on vibration analysis of an asymmetric aerofoil cross-section turbine blade using Galerkin’s method. Her MSc (Eng) project work was involved in developing the theory of Vincent circle for the design of structural modifications allowing assignment of chosen dynamic behaviour, such as a desired natural frequency or damping factor. Her PhD project on “Passive Modification and Active Vibration Control by the Receptance Method” was supervised by Professor John Mottershead, at the University of Liverpool. She held an ORS award as well as a University of Liverpool Studentship. Structural modification by the receptance method was considered on a Lynx helicopter tailcone modified by a large overhanging mass, equivalent to the tail-rotor gearbox and hub. She also developed a new method for assigning poles and zeros (resonances and antiresonances) to structures by active control using measured receptances from vibration tests.

In 2007 she began work as a post-doctoral researcher for two years on EPSRC funded research on “A New Approach for Active Vibration Suppression” with Professor Mottershead. This led to new developments not only for the assignment of poles and zeros, but also for the assignment of eigenvalue sensitivities. She won an IMechE prize for her presentation on Active Vibration Control.

In the summer of 2010, she joined the ISVR Signal Processing and Control Group at the University of Southampton as a Lecturer.

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Research interests

 

  • Structural Modification
  • Active Vibration Control
  • Inverse Problem of Eigenvalue Assignment
  • Robust control
  • Nonlinear Vibration Control

 Research grants and contracts

  1. Travel Grant, University of Liverpool (RSB), £950, September 2010.
  2. Annual Adventure in Research, University of Southampton, £10k, November 2010.
  3. EPSRC sub-contract with University of Liverpool, Active Vibration Control on Agusta-Westland W30 Helicopter, £9k, January 2011.
  4. Matrix Operator Pencil Network, MOPNET EPSRC Travel Grant, £380, August 2011.
  5. EPSRC first grant, Active Vibration Control of Parametrically Excited Systems, (Ref: EP/K005456/1), £124k, January 2013-January2015.
  6. Jaguar Land Rover project, Active vibration control of automotive suspension, Co-investigator January 2012-January 2013, £9k

Research group(s)

Signal Processing and Control Group

Research project(s)

Active vibration control of parametrically excited systems.

Active vibration control of an Agusta-Westland W30 helicopter

Energy Harvesting

The objective of this research is to introduce nonlinear  damping to a harvester device to achieve better performance.

Active control by the receptance method

Control of non-linear vibration using an iterative Sherman-Morrison receptance method

Nonlinear vibration control

Robust pole placement of structures

Stochastic control

Identification and control of nonlinear behavious in proof-mass actuators.

Energy Harvesting for Active Aeroelastic Control

In addition to traditional control, the project will investigate the use of inverse simulation as a tool to bypass control system design.The objectives of the project are two-fold. The first is to investigate novel control strategies to control highly non-linear aero-servo-elastic systems by using the appropriate level of fidelity. The second objective is to investigate, design, test, and manufacture a mechanism to harvest energy from ambient sources and structural vibrations.

Article(s)

Conference(s)

Title Module Code Programme Role
Active Control of Sound and Vibration ISVR6046 MSc Sound and Vibration Studies Lecturer
Control Systems ISVR2004   Module coordinator
Linear Engineering Systems SESM2003    
Short course of Active Control of Sound and  Vibration ISVR6046   Module coordinator
ISVR acoustical engineering third year projects ISVR3019   Module coordinator

Teaching grants and contracts

  1. Engineering Subject Centre, The Higher Education Academy, Active learning in Active Control, £5k, January 2011.
  2. The Higher Education Academy, Teaching Development Grant, Activity-based Projects in Engineering, £7k, October 2012.
Dr Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:13/3067

Telephone:(023) 8059 4933
Email:M.Ghandchi-Tehrani@soton.ac.uk

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