Control of laminated composite plates using magnetostrictive layers Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT) is employed to study vibration control of laminated composite plates. The magnetostrictive layers are used to control and enhance the vibration suppression via velocity feedback with a constant gain distributed control. Analytical solutions of the equations governing laminated plates with embedded magnetostrictive layers are obtained for simply-supported boundary conditions. The effects of material properties, lamination scheme, and placement of magnetostrictive layers with respect to laminate midplane on vibration suppression are studied in detail.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Pradhan, S. C., Ng, T. Y., Lam, K. Y., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Pradhan, SC||Ng, TY||Lam, KY||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • August 2001