TY - EJOU
AU - N., Vadiraja D.
AU - Sahasrabudhe, A. D.
TI - Vibration and Control of Rotating Tapered Thin-Walled Composite Beam Using Macro Fiber Composite Actuator
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2008
VL - 27
IS - 1&2
SN - 1526-1506
AB - Rotating beams are flexible structures, which are often idealized as cantilever beams. Structural modelling of rotating thin-walled composite beam with embedded MFC actuators and sensors using higher shear deformation theory (HSDT) is presented. A non-Cartesian deformation variable (which represents arc length stretch) is used along with two Cartesian deformation variables. The governing system of equations is derived from Hamilton's principle and solution is obtained by extended Galerkin's method. Optimal control problem is solved using LQG control algorithm. Vibration characteristics and optimal control for a box beam configuration are discussed in numerical examples. Gyroscopic coupling between lagging-extension motions is found to have significant effect and cannot be neglected. Effects of bending vibration suppression using MFC actuators and sensors are highlighted.
KW - HSDT
KW - LQG
KW - MFC
KW - Thin-walled beams
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2008.027.049