Integral Resonant Control of Collocated Smart Structures

Sumeet Sunil Aphale, Andrew J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

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This paper introduces integral resonant control, IRC, a simple, robust and well-performing technique for vibration control in smart structures with collocated sensors and actuators. By adding a direct feed-through to a collocated system, the transfer function can be modified from containing resonant poles followed by interlaced zeros, to zeros followed by interlaced poles. It is shown that this modification permits the direct application of integral feedback and results in good performance and stability margins. By slightly increasing the controller complexity from first to second order, low-frequency gain can be curtailed, alleviating problems due to unnecessarily high controller gain below the first mode. Experimental application to a piezoelectric laminate cantilever beam demonstrates up to 24 dB modal amplitude reduction over the first eight modes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439 - 446
Number of pages8
JournalSmart Materials & Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2007


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