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Ruzzene, Massimo Acting Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and Dean of the Institutes, Professor and Slade Endowed Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Ruzzene’s group investigates elastic wave propagation in complex solid and acoustic media. Of these, of particular interest are periodic assemblies often denoted as ‘phononic crystals’ or ‘metamaterials’. He also studies active and passive strategies for the control of vibrations through the application of smart materials, and the determination of structural configurations with inherent vibration attenuation characteristics. A variety of techniques for vibration reduction and self-noise mitigation have been applied to underwater vehicles and supercavitating torpedoes, to mitigate interior noise in rotorcraft, and to minimize vibrations of rotorblades or of rotating machinery.

keywords

  • metamaterials, wave propagation, vibrations, structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, active and passive vibration control

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Teaching

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  • MCEN 2043 - Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Covers dynamic behavior of particle systems and rigid bodies; 2-D and 3-D kinematics and kinetics; impulse, momentum, potential, and kinetic energy; and work, collision, and vibration.
  • MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.

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