The Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory (NDVL) researches system identification and structural health monitoring in nonlinear systems, nonlinear feedback control for enhanced sensitivity in damage detection and sensing, analyzing the dynamics of nonlinear piecewise-linear systems, bifurcation forecasting, and turbomachinery modeling and analysis. The two key research thrusts are (1) the creation of techniques to efficiently model, analyze, and exploit nonlinearity, and (2) the analysis of complex high-dimensional cyclic structures found in turbomachinery. To aid in the analysis and experimentation of turbomachinery the NDVL is partnered with the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL) at The Ohio State University. The work at the GTL focuses on full scale industrial turbomachinery operating at engine speeds. The NDVL is focused on more fundamental research such as creating tools for analyzing and exploiting nonlinear dynamics, with the goal of investigating some of these tools in the GTL with industrial hardware to accelerate industrial partners’ usage of these tools. The research that is being conducted can be broken into general nonlinear dynamics and structural dynamics of turbomachinery.
The Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory is Located at 2300 W Case Rd
Coming from the North, South, or East:,
- Take SR-315 South or North, exit at Bethel Rd
- Drive westward to Godown Rd., turn right (North) onto Godown Rd.
- Drive approximately 0.5 mile, turn left (West) onto West Case Rd. Drive approximately 1.25 miles.
- Just past OSU Airport (Don Scott Field) and a fire station, take the second right into theAerospace Research Center parking lot. Park in any available parking space.
- Note that this entrance has a big OSU/ARC sign. The first entrance is unmarked.
Coming from the West:
- Take I-270, exit at Sawmill Rd. Drive south on Sawmill Rd to West Case Rd. (about 2.25 miles). Turn left (East) onto West Case Rd. Drive approximately 1.0 mile.
- Turn left into the Aerospace Research Center parking lot. Park in any available parking space.
- If you see the OSU Airport, you have gone too far.
The NDVL is always looking for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students to work on a variety of projects focused on nonlinear and structural dynamics. Note that based upon the sponsor some positions require being able to work in an export controlled environment. Projects range from hands-on experimental work to computational work (Matlab, FEM) in structural dynamics and aeromechanics.
If interested please send a current resume/CV as well as a cover letter addressing your interests and goals to email@example.com.
Would you like to help the Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory?
- Please contact the lab director if you are interested in setting up a research program.
- There are a variety of methods for making a gift to the NDVL. To ensure that your donation is directed to the NDVL, please reference the fund number 315579:
Make a one-time gift (fund number 315579)
Call (614) 292-2141. Donation via debit card, credit card and electronic funds transfer available by phone.
To send a gift by mail, download a giving form and mail it to:
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221
If sending a check, please make payable to: The Ohio State University Foundation.
The Ohio State University Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status, with a federal tax ID number of 31-1145986.