In this article, the vibration control of adaptive truss structures, where the control actuation is provided by length adjustable active members, is formulated as a direct output feedback control problem. A control method named Model Truncated Output Feedback (MTOF) is presented. The method allows the control feedback gain to be determined in a decoupled and truncated modal space in which only the critical vibration modes are retained. The on-board computation required by MTOF is minimal; thus, the method is favorable for the applications of vibration control of large scale structures. The truncation of the modal space inevitably introduces spillover effect during the control process. In this article, the effect is quantified in terms of active member locations, and it is shown that the optimal placement of active members, which minimizes the spillover effect (and thus, maximizes the control performance), can be sought. The problem of optimally selecting the locations of active members is also treated.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Jul|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering