Control of bending oscillation of cantilevers via adaptive materials technology

L. Librescu, L. Meirovitch, S. S. Na

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This paper is concerned with the problem of controlling the bending oscillations of cantilevers subjected to time-dependent external excitations. The structural model consists of a thin-walled beam of arbitrary cross-section and includes a number of nonclassical effects, such as transverse shear, secondary warping and heterogeneity. The control is achieved via the converse effect of piezoelectric materials bonded to or embedded into the host structure. A dynamic control law relating the piezoelectrically induced bending moment to the angular velocity at the tip of the structure is implemented and the closed-loop eigenvalues and dynamic response to harmonic excitations are highlighted. A computational methodology based on the extended Galerkin's technique for determining the closed-loop frequency-response characteristics is used and numerical results revealing the strong implications of the adaptive technology are displayed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference, 1996 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 1996 Apr 181996 Apr 19


OtherAIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1996, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aerospace Engineering


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