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On the use of negative capacitances for vibration damping of piezoactuated structures
Author(s): Paolo Bisegna; Giovanni Caruso
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Paper Abstract

Vibrations of structures equipped with a piezoelectric actuator can be damped by connecting the electrodes of the actuator to a suitable electric circuit. The insertion of a negative capacitance in the electric circuit, able to compensate the reactive impedance of the piezoelectric actuator, rise up the damping performance of the device. In this paper different circuits containing a negative capacitance are proposed and optimized for both single-mode and multi-mode damping. A theoretical analysis is performed in the former case, yielding closed-form expressions for the achieved exponential time-decay rate of vibrations, whereas a numerical optimization is employed in the latter case. The proposed circuits show good performances in simulation for both single-mode and multi-mode damping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5760, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600885
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Bisegna, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
Giovanni Caruso, ITC-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5760:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation
Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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