Theoretical and Experimental Comparison of Two Controllers for Vibration Suppression with Minimum Energy Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents performance comparison of a novel hybrid control algorithm and a Positive Position Feedback (PPF) control law for vibration suppression with low energy consumption. The proposed hybrid control method combines a bang-bang active controller with a PPF control law and results in a significant reduction of actuation energy requirement due to its ability to switch the actuation voltage source between external power supply and PPF feedback controller. Experimental results show that a single mode vibration control system using this proposed hybrid controller consumes 46% less power compared to the traditional PPF control system to give the same settling time. Experiments also reveal that substantial nonlinearity exists in the piezoelectric constant of the transducer, especially under high voltage actuation. The voltage dependent behavior of electromechanical coupling coefficient is identified empirically and represented by a curve fit expression. A real time adaptive control algorithm is developed to account for the voltage dependent behavior of the coupling coefficient and the simulation results are validated experimentally. Copyright 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

name of conference

  • 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

published proceedings

  • 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, Y. a., Erturk, A., & Inman, D.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Ya||Erturk, Alper||Inman, Daniel

publication date

  • April 2011