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Finite element models applied in active structural acoustic control
Author(s): Marco H. H. Oude Nijhuis; Andre de Boer
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the modeling of systems for active structural acoustic control. The finite element method is applied to model structures including the dynamics of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. A model reduction technique is presented to make the finite element model suitable for controller design. The reduced structural model is combined with an acoustic model which uses the radiation mode concept. For a test case consisting of a rectangular plate with one piezo patch the model reduction technique is validated. The results show that the an accurate prediction of both the structural and acoustic response is predicted by the reduced model. The model is compact requiring small simulation times, which makes it attractive for control system design. Finally the control performances for both structural and acoustic error criteria are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4693, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (10 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475252
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Marco H. H. Oude Nijhuis, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Andre de Boer, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4693:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Vittal S. Rao, Editor(s)

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