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Some insights on active-passive hybrid piezoelectric networks for structural controls
Author(s): Meng-Shiun Tsai; Kon-Well Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents new insights obtained from analyzing the active-passive hybrid piezoelectric network (APPN) concept. It is shown that the shunt circuit not only can provide passive damping, it can also enhance the active action authority if tuned correctly. Therefore, the integrated APPN design is more effective than a system with separated active and passive elements. However, it is also recognized that a systematic design/control method is needed to ensure that the passive and active actions are optimally synthesized. Such a method is presented. The bandwidth issue for the APPN configuration is also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3045, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation, (9 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274191
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Meng-Shiun Tsai, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kon-Well Wang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3045:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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