Fundamental Research

2017-11-15T12:01:41Z (GMT) by Damien Lancereau
<div>Digital image presented at the 2017 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.</div><div><br></div><div>On this picture: My supervisor (Hugh Goyder) and me, in front of my experimental workbench. This image presents two generations of researchers. It reminds us of the continual evolution of the sciences. </div><div>Behind, the metal frame isolates the suspended test items from ambient vibration. The two large cast iron beds minimize the transmission of ground vibration (car traffic seismic, steps). A beam is suspended by two almost invisible fishing wires from the frame; it is ready for vibration testing. With this setup, it is possible to do fundamental research on the dynamics of built-up structures. Our goal is to understand what is happening inside a connection between two parts of the beam during vibration. </div><div><br></div>