Professor Zhu Weidong from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, visited MSE and gave a report entitled “Recent Advances in Dynamic System Research” at the invitation of Prof. Zhang Yunqing at National Engineering Research Center for CAD on January 10th, 2018.
Prof. Zhu began by introducing the background, modeling and some interesting results on the vibration and stability of distributed structural systems. Centering on the vibration of large complex structures, Prof. Zhu introduced a nonlinear vibration model-based damage detection method: accurate modeling of structures, and a non-model-based method for damage detection. At the end of the report, Prof. Zhu showed the basic structure and research progress of a novel all-geared infinitely variable transmission developed by his team.
After the report, Prof. Zhu exchanged thoughts and ideas on the new infinitely variable transmission and dynamics of flexible multibody system with all participants.
Prof. Zhu Weidong received his double major BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986, and his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He is now a tenured Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is a recipient of the 2003 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the 2008 Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship in General Mechanics from the Ministry of Education of China, and the 8th batch of “1000 Talents Plan” scholar by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC.
His research spans the fields of dynamics, vibration, control, applied mechanics, structural health monitoring, flexible multibody dynamics, infinitely variable transmission and wind energy.