Welcome to the Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group at Waterloo!
PI: Sriram Narasimhan, PhD (Rice University), PEng (Ontario).
and Canada Research Chair in Smart Infrastructure,
Civil & Environmental Engineering, and
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Email: sriram.narasimhan (at) uwaterloo (dot) ca.
Phone: +1 519 888 4567 x38081
research thrust is on identification and control of dynamically
sensitive structures which are vulnerable to natural (wind,
earthquake) and man-made (e.g., machinery, pedestrian) dynamic forces. Our
main goals are to understand the behaviour and condition of structures
through sensor measurements and to develop innovative means to control
unwanted responses in dynamically sensitive structures.
are working on developing powerful system identification and parameter estimation
algorithms using concepts of blind source separation, Kalman filtering,
unsupervised classification, and time-frequency analysis. We have, in our group, developed novel control
devices such as self-tuning mass dampers and adaptive dampers which incorporate feedback
control and online estimation to effectively suppress undesirable vibrations.
In this webpage, you will find a summary of our key research
our current team members, and a teaching summary of the courses that I have taught here at Waterloo.
Please feel free to contact me in case you need further information.
|A note to students seeking graduate positions in our group:|
receive a large number of requests from candidates seeking graduate
positions in our group. I thank you in advance for showing interest in
joining us and in what we do. However, due to the volume of such
requests, I am unable to respond to each one of you individually. I
assure you that I will review your
application , even though I cannot reply to all of them.
I encourage you to send me your cv, and if there is a match I will