In this paper, the application of piezoelectric vibration control in flexible multibody systems is studied and verified. Exemplarily, beam-type structures are considered that are subject to inertial and external forces. The equations of motion for three-dimensional flexible and torsional vibrations are presented considering the influence of piezoelectric actuation strains. In the framework of Bernoulli-Euler beam theory the shape control solution is derived, i.e. the distribution of actuation strains such that the flexible displacements are completely compensated. For the experimental verification, a laboratory model has been developed, in which the theoretical distribution of actuation strains is discretized by piezoelectric patches. A suitable control algorithm is implemented within a dSpace environment. Finally, the results are validated by numerical computations utilizing ABAQUS and HOTINT, and verified by experimental evaluation.
|Title of host publication||Multibody System Dynamics, Robotics and Control|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|