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Non-Linear Shunting Of Piezo-Actuators For Vibration Suppression, Anisetti Anusha Jan 2008

Non-Linear Shunting Of Piezo-Actuators For Vibration Suppression, Anisetti Anusha

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Vibrations at a resonant frequency lead to catastrophic failure or at the very least, shorten the life span of the structure due to fatigue. These problems force engineers to implement damping techniques. Smart materials have been used over two decades to reduced vibration amplitudes. Recently, there has been much research and development on smart materials and structures.

This work introduces an innovative approach for vibration suppression using passively shunted piezolectric materials. Initially linear circuit elements such as resistors, capacitors, and inductances, or building a non-linear circuit with different impedance designs were used. Instead of such elements, a switched electromechanical shunt ...