MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 211, 2018The 14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery (VETOMAC XIV)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||TP11: MEMS, smart structures and systems|
|Published online||10 October 2018|
Experimental results for active control of multimodal vibrations by optimally placed piezoelectric actuators
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi Roma Tre,
Via della Vasca Navale, 79,
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Vibration damping is an effective strategy to enhance the life-cycle and performance of mechanical components. In this regard passive control systems involve lower costs and are easier to implement but their bandwidth is limited, whereas active systems provide larger bandwidth and higher adaptability to dynamic loads but higher costs and complexity are required. The recent advances in smart materials promoted the development of smart structures suitable for vibration damping and control. Between them the piezoelectric systems seem to be the most promising, however their efficiency relies on their placement. In a previous work the authors proposed and validated an analytical method to detect the optimal location of piezoelectric plates to control the multi-modal vibrations of a cantilever beam. Recent findings show that, if all actuators are activated simultaneously, the optimization problem can be traced back to the determination of the optimal potential distribution on all the piezoelectric actuators. In this paper the above method is taken into account and applied to a cantilever beam with 13 pairs of surface mounted PZT plates under the excitation provided by an electrodynamic shaker. The experimental damping of two flexural modes combinations has been performed by means of a special-purpose workbench and the assessment of the damping efficiency has been measured by means of a micro I.C.P. accelerometer. The results showed that the multimode vibrations of the cantilever beam can be efficiently damped if the potential distribution on all the PZT plates is optimized.
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