Design of Optimal Passive Beam Vibration Controls by Optimal Control Techniques

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J. Van De Vegte, A. R. Hladun

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 95(4), 427-434 (Dec 01, 1973) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426745 History: Received July 11, 1973; Online July 13, 2010


Modern optimal control techniques are applied to design passive systems consisting of linear dampers, rotary dampers, or dynamic absorbers, to minimize transient vibrations of slender uniform beams. A number of control configurations are considered. The controller parameters as well as locations along the beam are optimized, and data are presented on the sensitivity of the optimal designs to parameters variations. The particular purpose is to show the advantages of the technique in adjusting the dynamics to satisfy various requirements.

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