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Optimization issues in application of piezoelectric actuators in panel flutter control
Author(s): Afzal Suleman; Maria Alexandra Goncalves
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of employing a passive control methodology using piezoelectric actuators to control panel flutter is investigated. An electromechanical panel model containing distributed piezoelectric layers either bonded to the surface or embedded within the structure is used to control flutter. The performance of piezoelectric actuators is dependent on the mass to stiffness ratio, the configuration and placement of the actuators. The physical programming design optimization methodology to calculate the optimal actuator configuration is used. This approach reduces the computational intensity in large design optimization problems and completely eliminates the need for iterative weight setting.

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: 10.1117/12.276552
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Afzal Suleman, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
Maria Alexandra Goncalves, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)


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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