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1 May 1996 Hybrid passive/active damping for robust multivariable acoustic control in composite plates
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Noise transmission through a flexible kevlar-epoxy composite trim panel into an acoustic cavity or box is studied with the intent of controlling the interior sound fields. A hybrid noise attenuation technique is proposed which uses viscoelastic damping layers in the composite plate for passive attenuation of high frequency noise transmission, and uses piezo-electric patch actuators for active control in the low frequency range. An adaptive feedforward noise control strategy is applied. The passive structural damping augmentation incorporated in the composite plates is also intended to increase stability robustness of the active noise control strategy. A condenser microphone in the interior of the enclosure functions as the error sensor. Three composite plates were experimentally evaluated: one with no damping layer, the second with a 10 mil damping layer, and the third with a 15 mil damping layer. The damping layer was cocured in the kevlar-epoxy trim panels. Damping in the plates was increased from 1.6% for the plate with no damping layer, to 5.9% for the plate with a 15 mil damping layer. In experimental studies, the improved stability robustness of the controller was demonstrated by improved adaptive feedforward control algorithm convergence. A preliminary analytical model is presented that describes the dynamic behavior of a composite panel actuated by piezoelectric actuators bonded to its surface.
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Sudha Veeramani and Norman M. Wereley "Hybrid passive/active damping for robust multivariable acoustic control in composite plates", Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996);

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