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Vibration control by smart structure with electrorheological fluid
Author(s): Shigeru Machida; Yuji Matsuzaki; Toshiyuki Hagi
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Paper Abstract

The active vibration with smart material has potential to realize not only distributed actuator and sensor but also simplified and light weight active control methods. Electro-Rheological Fluid can produce shear force according to voltage of electrical field and respond quickly enough to control structure. In this paper, control methods to achieve effective damping are described. The key points are modeling the smart structure with Electro-Rheological Fluid and control methods for reducing vibration. The nonlinear model is derived to identify physical parameters of Electro- Rheological Fluid. The vibration test results of small specimens show that this analytical model can express electro-rheological effect. The analytical model is made for larger specimen in the same manner. The effects of vibration reduction with Electro-Rheological Fluid on the bema structure are investigated as the vibration control system, where the strength of electrical field for input and minimizing the transmissibility of vibratory loads for objective analytically. As the results of this study, it is revealed that smart structure embedded ERF can achieve the expected damping performance. Some technical issues of control method for applying to any actual structures are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4327, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (16 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436528
Show Author Affiliations
Shigeru Machida, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuzaki, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Toshiyuki Hagi, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4327:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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