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Analytical and experimental investigations into active control of wave transmission through gearbox struts
Author(s): Ion Pelinescu; Balakumar Balachandran
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Paper Abstract

Experimental and analytical investigations conducted into active control of longitudinal and flexural waves transmitted through a cylindrical gearbox strut are presented in this article. The development of an experimental model of a finite length active cylindrical strut instrumented with sensors, piezoelectric, and magnetostrictive actuators is described. The strut is included in an experimental arrangement where vibratory loads are applied along the strut's longitudinal and transverse directions while it is subjected to an axial static loading. Modal analysis studies are carried out in the frequency range of 10 Hz to 5 kHz with a finite element model of the cylindrical strut and the experimental model. During wave transmission through the strut, coupling between different types of modes is predicted by analysis and observed in the experiments. Actuator and sensor systems issues are discussed with relevance for control of vibrations transmitted through helicopter gearbox struts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3985, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (22 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388866
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Ion Pelinescu, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Balakumar Balachandran, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3985:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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