Test and Theory for Piezoelectric Actuator-Active Vibration Control of Rotating Machinery Academic Article uri icon


  • The application of piezoelectric actuators for active vibration control (AVC) of rotating machinery is examined. Theory is derived and the resulting predictions are shown to agree closely with results of tests performed on the air turbine drivenoverhung rotor. The test results show significant reduction in unbalance, transient, and subsynchronous responses. Results from a 30 hour endurance test support the A VC system reliability. Various aspects of the electromechanical stability of the control system are also discussed and illustrated. Finally, application of the AVC system to an actual jet engine is discussed. © 1991 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Palazzolo, A. B., Lin, R. R., Alexander, R. M., Kascak, A. F., & Montague, J.

citation count

  • 53

publication date

  • April 1991