The research field of Structural Dynamics combines numerical simulations, laboratory experiments and site measurements on existing structures. This also include development, and application, of new methods and techniques for numerical simulation of dynamic response.
Safety and reliability are important factors for all application areas, and one main goal of the research is to generate data that may be used to improve the design of bridges and railways and help extend the technology to solve the challenging problems of the future.
From the 12th to 14th of July, former Postdoc Daniel Cantero attended the 7th International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures in San Diego, California, United States. The conference was hosted by the Department of Structural Engineering of the University of California, San Diego. The EVACES2017 aims to bring together engineers, scientists, researchers, and practitioners to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss latest developments and achievements in all major aspects of dynamic testing of civil engineering structures. Daniel Cantero presented his paper entitled “Time-frequency analysis of suspension bridge response for identification of vortex induced vibrations”, co-authored by Associate professor Ole Øiseth and Professor Anders Rønnquist.
Sunday the 9th of July, members of the Structural Dynamics group visited the Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China to discuss future collaboration with the railway group at the University. Professor Anders Rønnquist held a presentation about NTNU and the group’s research, and representatives from SWJTU presented their work. One of their PhD candidates, Fuchuan Duan, is going to spend one year here at NTNU working on his thesis, arriving this fall.Thanks to Professor Zhigang Liu at the Southwest Jiaotong University for arranging this nice and highly interesting visit. The guided tour of the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base was also greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to future collaborations, and hope for more productive and fruitful discussions within the near future.
From the 10th to 12th of July, members of the Structural Dynamics group attended the First International Conference on Rail Transportation in Chengdu, China. The conference was hosted by the Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, and co-sponsored by the International Journal of Rail Transportation.
Professor Anders Rønnquist was specially invited to the conference, and held an invited lecture at a catenary system session. Postdoc Petter Nåvik and PhD candidate Gunnstein Frøseth also presented at the conference, accompanied by newly started PhD candidate Stefano Derosa. The conference was highly interesting, and the group hope to attend the next ICRT conference.
The Structural Dynamics group proudly announces that Aksel Fenerci was awarded the PhD award for the best young researcher's paper and presentation at the 7th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering held in Liege, Belgium. His paper entitled “Evaluation of wind-induced response predictions of a long-span suspension bridge using full-scale measurements” is available on ResearchGate and on his NTNU profile.
From the 4th to 7th of July, members of the Structural Dynamics group attended the 7th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering (EAWCE 2017) in Liege, Belgium. The conference was the 7th in a series of European and African conferences organized on a four-year cycle under the auspices of the International Association of Wind Engineering. A total of 235 delegates participated on the conference.
Associate professor Ole Øiseth and PhD candidates Aksel Fenerci, Tor Martin Lystad, Bartosz Siedziako and Henrik Skyvulstad held presentations at the conference, where Aksel Fenerci was given an award for best PhD paper. This is a great accomplishment and the group’s second award this year. Congrats Aksel!