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Hybrid distributed modal/wave sensors for structural control
Author(s): Darryll J. Pines
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Paper Abstract

Hybrid modal/wave distributed sensors and their application to active structural control are studied for one-dimensional structures. The unique spatial filtering properties of these convolving sensors are developed illustrating their direct benefit to solving the structural control problem. This work is motivated by problems encountered with structural control design methodologies using point sensors/actuators, including spillover, model uncertainty, non-causal compensators and sensor noise. Typical noncausal sensor dynamics such as gain rolloff without phase lag, are possible in real-time because of the spatially distributed nature of the sensor. In this paper a hybrid distributed sensor scheme is employed to exploit the spatial frequency properties of distributed piezofilm (PVDF) sensors to eliminate problems with control spillover and model uncertainty. At low frequency, a modal model is assumed to be valid while at high frequency, a wave model is assumed to be valid. This modeling is incorporated into a hybrid distributed sensor design that attempts to capture the relevant dynamics for structural control at low and high frequencies. Simulated control is attempted on a simple pinned-pinned beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239048
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Darryll J. Pines, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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