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Explicit And Iterative Lqg Controller Design, Min-Hung Hsiao Apr 1994

Explicit And Iterative Lqg Controller Design, Min-Hung Hsiao

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation presents two new LQG controller designs, namely, explicit and iterative designs. For the explicit design, the explicit solutions to the corresponding Riccati equations of controller design for large structures with collocated rate sensors and actuators are derived. Numerically solving the Riccati equations for state feedback and state estimation is no longer required. Since the number of design parameters for either state feedback or state estimation equals the number of controlled modes, the performance of each mode can be easily adjusted. NASA's Spacecraft COntrol Laboratory Experiment (SCOLE) configuration is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the explicit design ...


Vibration Control With Piezoelectric Actuation Applied To Nonlinear Panel Flutter Suppression, Zhihong Lai Jan 1994

Vibration Control With Piezoelectric Actuation Applied To Nonlinear Panel Flutter Suppression, Zhihong Lai

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Panel flutter is a large-deflection limit-cycle motion excited by the airflow, which is only on one side of a panel. The objective of this research is to analytically study the panel flutter limit-cycle suppression using nonlinear vibration control techniques with piezoelectric actuation. It is well known that piezoelectric materials are characterized by their ability to produce an electrical charge when subjected to a mechanical strain. The converse piezoelectric effect can be utilized to actuate a panel by applying an electrical field. Piezoelectric actuators are driven by feedback controllers, and control the panel dynamics. For a simply supported panel with piezoelectric ...