MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 148, 2018International Conference on Engineering Vibration (ICoEV 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Active Vibration Control|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Active vibration control of a flexible link robot with the use of piezoelectric actuators
College of Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea University, Wales, UK.
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Within robot systems the use of flexible links could solve many issues raised by their rigid counterparts. However, when these flexible links are integrated within systems which include moving parts their main issue lies in the vibrations experienced along their length due to disturbances. Much research effort has been made to solve this issue, with particular attention being paid to the application of piezoelectric patches as actuators within active vibration control (AVC). The study will consist of accurate models of a flexible link and two surface bonded piezoelectric patches, where the link and the piezoelectric patches will be modelled through the use of Euler-Bernoulli beam theory (EBT). The link will be subject to an initial displacement at its free end, and the resulting displacement of this end of the beam is to be controlled using a classic proportional-differential (PD) controller. The voltages to be applied across each of the actuators is to be controlled in accordance with the displacement of the free end of the beam, the actuators will then induce a strain upon the link opposing the movement of the tip. This research outlines this general method, obtains the best location of the piezoelectric patches and the control gains to be used, and proves that the method can be used to attenuate the vibrations experienced by a flexible link.
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