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Multifunctional design of inertially-actuated velocity feedback controllers

Elliott, S.J., Rohlfing, J. and Gardonio, P. (2012) Multifunctional design of inertially-actuated velocity feedback controllers Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, (2), pp. 1150-1157. (doi:10.1121/1.3672694).

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Abstract

The vibration of a structure can be controlled using either a passive tuned mass damper or using an active vibration control system. In this paper, the design of a multifunctional system is discussed, which uses an inertial actuator as both a tuned mass damper and as an element in a velocity feedback control loop. The natural frequency of the actuator would normally need to be well below that of the structure under control to give a stable velocity feedback controller, whereas it needs to be close to the natural frequency of a dominant structural resonance to act as an effective tuned mass damper. A compensator is used in the feedback controller here to allow stable feedback operation even when the actuator natural frequency is close to that of a structural mode. A practical example of such a compensator is described for a small inertial actuator, which is then used to actively control the vibrations both on a panel and on a beam. The influence of the actuator as a passive tuned mass damper can be clearly seen before the feedback loop is closed, and broadband damping is then additionally achieved by closing the velocity feedback loop.

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Published date: February 2012
Keywords: damping, resonance, structural acoustics, vibration control
Organisations: Signal Processing & Control Grp

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Local EPrints ID: 336714
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336714
ISSN: 0001-4966
PURE UUID: dc53f33b-14ba-4378-9ccd-d1c09afeadaa

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Date deposited: 03 Apr 2012 12:34
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:06

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Author: S.J. Elliott
Author: J. Rohlfing
Author: P. Gardonio

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