Actuators placement using genetic algorithm and active vibration control of a smart truss structure

Raja, S and Balasubramaniam, R and Niranjan, AP (2001) Actuators placement using genetic algorithm and active vibration control of a smart truss structure. In: ICTACEM 2001: Second International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, 27-30 Dec 2001, Kharagpur, India.

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A Genetic Algorithm that follows natural selection procedure and Darwin's survival of fittest principle is implemented to find the optimal location of piezoelectric actuators. Active damping introduced by the distributed actuators is considered as the governing criteria to decide the actuator locations. A finite element procedure involving piezoelectric coupling is developed with 2 node Timoshenko beam element to idealise the smart truss structures. Further, the Genetic Algorithm is coded in MATLAB as M-Files to enable the control analysis to use other in-built functions. A 20 member smart truss with d(31) based extension-bending piezoelectric actuators is modelled and four optimal actuator locations are found using the developed procedures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trusses;Timoshenko beams;Bending moments;Piezoelectric actuators;Actuator position;Vibration damping;Active control;Vibration control;Genetic algorithms;Actuators; Position (location);Finite element method; Piezoelectricity;Optimization;Active damping;Mathematical analysis;Nodes;Mathematical models;Criteria
ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:20

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