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Topology optimization of active control damping layers
Author(s): Matthew Parsons; Arnold Lumsdaine; Jianbin Jiang
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this research is to determine the optimal topology of a piezoelectric actuator on an elastic base beam undergoing harmonic excitation. The piezoelectric actuator is modeled using finite elements. This preliminary research provides insight into the potential of optimized piezoelectric actuators. Results from topology optimization show that significant improvements in vibration amplitude reduction are possible by optimizing the actuator damping layer topology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5757, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600033
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Matthew Parsons, Univ. of Tennessee (United States)
Arnold Lumsdaine, Univ. of Tennessee (United States)
Jianbin Jiang, Univ. of Tennessee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5757:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Ralph C. Smith, Editor(s)

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