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8 September 1993 Finite element analysis of smart structures and designs for automotive active suspension
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Smart structures are being increasingly applied in active vibration control. Typically, motion ranges produced in such systems are in the micro-range. This work proposes a mechanism to accomplish macro-motion ranges using smart materials. A new concept for automotive active suspension has been developed using smart structures featuring piezoceramics. A candidate design is analytically investigated for performance. The work presented in this paper includes the concept, its illustration, development of a design geometry based on this concept, and its finite element analysis and results. It is shown that by a proper synthesis of smart structure, macro-motion outputs needed for this application are possible.
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Sridhar R. Thirupathi and Ganapathy Naganathan "Finite element analysis of smart structures and designs for automotive active suspension", Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.152748
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