The application of passive damping is becoming a key knob for getting precision engineering applications to meet tighter specifications over time. In particular for high-tech systems, we see high-bandwidth control of systems that are classically designed for high reproducibility, i.e. based on masses and springs, becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the risk of hysteresis related virtual play, passive damping can highly simplify controller design and improve positioning performance.
This course will address the design, modelling and implementation of passive damping in high-tech systems. We will discuss the trade-offs between damping on the one hand, and stiffness and position uncertainty on the other. Various passive damping principles will be discussed, viz. material damping (viscous-, linear viscoelastic- and composite damping), tuned mass- and robust mass damping, and constrained- and free-layer damping. We will focus on different application areas, such as medical equipment, machine tools and semiconductor applications.
Read the interview with lecturers Hans Vermeulen & Kees Verbaan 'Passive damping: increasingly part of a high tech engineers standard toolset':
- Dutch version
- English version
€ 2.245,00 excl. VAT
3 consecutive days
How participants recommend this training to others:
(average score of last 3 editions)
19-11-2019 | 09:00 - 17:00
20-11-2019 | 09:00 - 17:00
21-11-2019 | 09:00 - 17:00
Participants will acquire a mix of theoretical background, do's and don'ts and practical insight....
Participants will acquire a mix of theoretical background, do's and don'ts and practical insight. After the course, participants understand the potential of the different passive damping approaches and will be able to initiate, specify and guide the development or select the proper off-the-shelf solution.
This course is intended for engineers (both designers and architects) involved in high precision ...
This course is intended for engineers (both designers and architects) involved in high precision motions systems who want to gain more insight into the possibilities and limitations for the applications of passive damping.
It is recommended that participants already have a Bachelor or Master degree in mechanical- or electrical engineering, mechatronics, physics, or an equivalent practical experience, and have some basic understanding of precision engineering. This course is particularly suitable for engineers having followed the course in 'Design Principles for Precision Engineering' and/or ‘Dynamics and Modelling’.
Introduction passive damping...
Introduction passive damping
Examples in other application areas
Discussion of damping principles
Demo / Exercise
Tuned mass damping
Constrained layer damping
Constrained layer damping for discontinuous surfaces
Robust mass damping
Integral modelling and optimisation
Viscoelastic actuator damping
This course is certified by the European society f...
This course is certified by the European society for precision engineering & nanotechnology (euspen) and the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE) and leads to the ECP2-certificate.
‘Most important things I have learned: Design -> first stiffness the damping how to design a damper made of rubber. Some detail aspects in the different design steps.’
‘Very inspiring; I already have multiple ideas how to use passive damping in actual systems.’
‘The training taught me what I was expecting to learn in a good manner.'
‘Theory used from different points of view, helps to understand reality which is quite complex.’