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Experimental and finite element analysis of PPF controller effectiveness in composite beam vibration suppression
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Online publication date: 2022-06-14
Publication date: 2022-06-14
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2022;24(3):468–477
  • Own procedures were added to the FE model to extend the MFC actuator model.
  • The influence of the MFC hysteresis on the control effectiveness was tested numerically.
  • The obtained numerical results were experimentally verified.
  • The PPF controller can be applied to protect the beam against resonance vibrations.
In this paper the problem of vibration reduction is considered. Generally, mechanical vibrations occurring during the operation of a system are undesirable and may have a negative effect on its reliability. A finite element model of a single active blade is developed using the Abaqus software. This structure consists of a multi-layer glass-epoxy composite beam with an embedded macro fiber composite (MFC) piezoelectric actuator. For vibration control the use of a positive position feedback (PPF) controller is proposed. To include the PPF controller in the Abaqus software, a special subroutine is created. The developed control algorithm code makes it possible to solve an additional differential equation by the fourth order RungeKutta method. A numerical dynamic analysis is performed by the implicit procedure. The beam responses with and without controller activation are compared. The control subsystem model also includes the hysteresis phenomenon of the piezoelectric actuator. Numerical findings regarding the PPF controller’s effectiveness are verified experimentally.