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The smart structures technology in the vibration control of helicopter blades in forward flight
Author(s): Fred Nitzsche
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a single input, single output, individual bladecontrol system, designed to attenuate the helicopter rotor vibration usingpiezoelectric crystals (PZT) embedded in the blade structure, is studied. Theresults indicate that an efficient control of the blade lower damped modes,which significantly contribute to the unpleasant vibration of helicopters,may be achieved with a "smart" adaptive controller.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771V (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298090
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Fred Nitzsche, Institut fur Aeroelastik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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