1 May 1992 Smart slewing frames
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A slewing frame configured with a piezoceramic strut is discussed. The slewing of aframe similar to a satellite solar panel induces both torsional and bending vibration in theframe. The torsional modes are relatively uncontrollable with the motor used to slew theframe. This provides a natural application of active structure technology. A frame elementis replaced with a dynamically equivalent element which contacts eight self-sensingpiezoceramic actuators. These actuators render the torsional modes controllable. Thisanalysis and experiment are then used to investigate various control laws for performingvibration suppression while slewing.
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Donald J. Leo, Donald J. Leo, "Smart slewing frames", Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 177722 (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298097; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298097

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