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Active vibration control of hybrid smart structures featuring piezoelectric films and electrorheological fluids
Author(s): Seung-Bok Choi; Yong-Kun Park; ChaeCheon Cheong
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a proof-of-concept investigation on an active vibration control of a hybrid smart structure (HSS) consisting of a piezoelectric film actuator (PFA) and an electro- rheological fluid actuator (ERFA). Firstly, an HSS beam is constructed by inserting a starch- based electro-rheological fluid into a hollow composite beam and perfectly bonding two piezoelectric films on the upper and lower surfaces of the structure as an actuator and as a sensor, respectively. As for the PFA, a neuro-sliding mode controller (NSC) incorporating neural networks with the concept of sliding mode control is formulated. On the other hand, the control scheme for the ERFA is developed as a function of excitation frequencies on the basis of field-dependent frequency responses. An experimental implementation for the PFA and ERFA is then established to perform an active vibration control of the HSS in the transient and forced vibrations. Both the increment of damping ratios and the suppression of tip deflections are evaluated in order to demonstrate control effectiveness of the PFA, the ERFA, and the hybrid actuation. The experimental results exhibit a superior ability of the hybrid actuation system to tailor elastodynamic responses of the HSS rather than a single class of actuation system alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239056
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Seung-Bok Choi, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Yong-Kun Park, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
ChaeCheon Cheong, Inha Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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