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Eric Barth

Eric J. Barth
Name: Eric J. Barth
email: eric.j.barth@Vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615 322 1893
Fax: 615 343 6687
Office: 517 Olin Hall
Mail: VU Box 351592 Sta B
  Nashville, TN 37235-1592 USA
   

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology -2000

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology -1996

B.S. Engineering Physics, University of California -1994

Research Interests

Dynamic systems and control. Design, modeling and control of mechatronic and fluid power systems, free-piston internal combustion and free-piston Stirling engines, power supply and actuation for autonomous robots, and applied non-linear control.

Current Projects

Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems
Professor E. J. Barth
The Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems seeks to apply a system dynamics and control perspective to problems involving the control and transduction of energy. This scope includes multi-physics modeling, control methodologies formulation, and model-based or model-guided design. The space of applications where this framework has been applied includes nonlinear controllers and nonlinear observers for pneumatically actuated systems, a combined thermodynamic / system dynamics approach to the design of free piston internal combustion and external heat source engines, modeling and model-based design and control of monopropellant systems, hydraulic energy storage, small-scale boundary layer turbines, and energy-based approaches for single and multiple vehicle control and guidance.