From Formula 1 racing cars to earthquake-resistant structures

20 March 2017, 1.00 PM - 20 March 2017, 2.00 PM

Dr Irina Lazar

MVB1.11a, Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road

Women in Engineering Bristol would like to invite you to be inspired by how women are changing the world with engineering. The fifth lecture in the series is by Irina Lazar, a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in Mechanical Engineering. All genders and disciplines are welcome and free pizza will be available.

Abstract: Civil engineering structures are subject to a wide variety of loads during their life span, either due to natural hazards or everyday use. The vibrations generated by these actions affect the performance of the structure. In extreme cases, especially during strong wind or earthquakes, excessive vibrations may lead to structural failure, resulting in economic losses and even loss of human life. This talk will explore novel engineering solutions to mitigate unwanted vibrations, from passive devices to active autonomous systems with energy-harvesting capabilities. It will also present the key points that defined the engineering journey of the speaker.

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