On November 30, academic lecture of AU organized by the School of Automation Science and Engineering was held on the sixth floor conference room of Building 3. The topic of this lecture was Passive Mechanical Synthesis and Control with the Inerter. Dr. Chen Zhiqiang, an assistant professor of the University of Hong Kong, was invited to this issue as the major guest. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Su Weizhou.
Before the lecture, Professor Su Weizhou introduced Dr. Chen to the audience. In the lecture, by means of some problems in Formula One racing cars, Dr. Chen firstly explained the need for a new modelling element (the inerter). Then, Dr. Chen introduced its mechanical construction by energy storage components of the mechanical system and electronical system. What’s more, Dr. Chen showed us the characteristics and advantages of the system with the inerter element, such as improving the efficiency of energy utilization, reducing the amplitude of the mechanical system and so on. Finally, Dr. Chen presented some recent results on the passive mechanical synthesis.
After this lecture, we believed that the students not only expanded their horizon, but also felt the charm of the scientific research. It's a truly inspiring and beneficial lecture.