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Active vibration control of a stiffened panel through application of negative capacitance shunts
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Paper Abstract

Shunted piezoelectric patches form an effective control mechanism for reducing vibrations of a mechanical system. One type of shunt, a negative capacitance circuit, is capable of suppressing vibration amplitude over a broad frequency range. Most previous work has focused on control of simple test structures such as beams and plates. This work studies the performance of the negative capacitance shunt connected to piezoelectric patches attached to a stiffened aircraft panel. The placement of the piezoelectric transducers is determined using a simplified finite element model of one bay of the panel. The numerical predictions are compared to experimental results for spatial average vibration for a point force input. The amount of control for increasing number of patches is also investigated. These results give a more accurate representation of the achievable performance in real world application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7977, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011, 79770C (27 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880418
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin S. Beck, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Kenneth A. Cunefare, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Manuel Collet, FEMTO-ST, CNRS, Univ. de Franch Comté (France)
Massimo Ruzzene, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7977:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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