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Flutter and vibration control of an aluminum plate wing by piezoceramic actuators
Author(s): Tomio Sanda; Kosaku Takahashi
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Paper Abstract

We carried out tests and analysis of flutter and vibration control of rectangular aluminum plate wing. The dimensions of the plate wing (420.0 X 140.0 X 1.0 mmt) were determined based on the wind tunnel size and blowing air velocity. The plate wing was driven by eight piezoceramic actuators bonded on the surfaces at the wing root part. Acceleration sensor was located at the wing tip and the signal was sent to digital signal processor through filters and control signal was sent to power amplifier. Amplified signal drove the piezoceramic actuator and suppressed vibration of the plate wing. System consist of structure, piezoceramic actuator and unsteady aerodynamic force was modeled into the standard form of modern control theory. Piezoceramic actuator's force was modeled using analogy of thermal analysis. Unsteady aerodynamic force in case of flutter control was calculated by DLM (frequency domain), then transformed to Roger's approximation for the purpose of time domain analysis. Full order control law consist of optimum regulator and Kalman's filter was reduced to low order law for practical use. First, we carried out the test for vibration control. In this case, structural damping ratio of the system increased remarkably in both case of gain control and reduced LQG control. Using gain control, that of the system increased up to 0.3. Second, we carried out the wind tunnel test of flutter control. Flutter speed at test increased about 2.9 m/s (10.8%, in calculation 12.2%) using reduced LQG controller.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3329, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (27 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316928
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Tomio Sanda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Kosaku Takahashi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3329:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Mark E. Regelbrugge, Editor(s)

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