Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A

Abstract

This project's objective was to design and build a flat plate structure for testing the effectiveness of piezoceramic (PZT) patches as actuating and sensing devices for the vibration suppression of actively controlled structures. The plate was excited to its natural frequencies and controlled by a decentralized output feedback strategy with three collocated actuator/sensor pairs. The vibration levels were significantly reduced thereby validating the use of PZT as integrated actuator/sensors pairs in vibration suppression of actively controlled structures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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