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1 May 1994 Distributed transducer design for plates: spatial shape and shading as design parameters
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This paper discusses 2-D distributed transducer shape and shading and their implications for the active control of plates. Two-dimensional transducer shaping is shown to be a useful design tool for the control problem. In addition, transducer shaping can be combined with gain-weighting to provide close approximation of continuously shaded transducer distributions. An optimization method is described which can be used to fit the approximation to a continuous distribution. The analysis is applied to two examples of transducers used to control a rectangular, simply supported plate. The first relies on shaping alone and is shown to spatially filter out the even-even modes. The second was developed using the optimization technique and is shown to provide `all-mode' controllability and observability.
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Jeanne M. Sullivan, James E. Hubbard Jr., and Shawn Edward Burke "Distributed transducer design for plates: spatial shape and shading as design parameters", Proc. SPIE 2192, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (1 May 1994);

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