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Simulation of coupled systems in smart structures
Author(s): Mohammad Panahandeh; Y. Lawrence Cui; Eric P. Kasper
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Paper Abstract

This study demonstrates the feasibility of developing an integrated assembly of accurate and robust simulation tools for intelligent structures. Limitations of existing numerical models and cost associated with experimental models motivated this research. The emphasis is placed on the incorporation of structural analysis, plant modeling, control algorithm synthesis, optimization and performance evaluation into a single software package. The present paper includes finite element formulation of a coupled electromechanical smart structure with piezoelectric sensors and actuators, implementation of control design and evaluation of candidate control laws on the basis of finite element discretization. The discretized model predicts both mechanical and electrical responses due to the electromechanical loading and generates sensor output equations. An optimal independent modal space control is implemented and a rudimentary finite element-control package is developed to evaluate the performance of candidate control laws.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3039, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (13 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276548
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Mohammad Panahandeh, Berkeley Applied Science & Engineering Inc. (United States)
Y. Lawrence Cui, Berkeley Applied Science & Engineering Inc. (United States)
Eric P. Kasper, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3039:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra, Editor(s)

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