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8 April 2008 Numerical analysis and control for cantilever flexible beams using PZT patches
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This paper presents a numerical study on a vibration control of a cantilever flexible beam using PZT patches. The PZT patches used as both actuators and sensors were adopted in the forms of surface-bond devices on the flexible aluminum beam to control actively the vibration responses. The beam was actuated electrically by the PZT actuator to generate the vibration and the feedback signals were collected by the PZT sensors during the numerical analysis and experimental validation. A finite element method (FEM) in which the materials of the beam and PZTs were coupled was used numerically to analyze the vibration and structural control. A compare study between the numerical simulation and experiment results was finished. The results of the FEM simulation showed that it was effective to use PZT patches to control the responses of flexible structure and the proposed numerical method was also successful in analyzing the vibration responses of the coupled material structures.
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Shi Yan and Hao Zhang "Numerical analysis and control for cantilever flexible beams using PZT patches", Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69322T (8 April 2008);

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