CONSTRAINED QUADRATIC PROGRAMMING, ACTIVE CONTROL OF ROTATING MASS IMBALANCE Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Jet engines may experience severe vibration due to the sudden imbalance caused by blade failure. The current research investigates employment of piezoelectric actuators to suppress this using active vibration control. This requires identification of the source of the vibrations via an expert system, determination of the required phase angles and amplitudes for the correction forces, and application of the desired control signals to the piezoelectric actuators. Correction forces may exceed the physical limitations of the actuators; hence results of "constrained force" quadratic programming, least squares and multi-point correction algorithms will be compared. It is demonstrated that simply scaling down the least squares predicted correction forces to satisfy the actuator saturation constraints does not necessarily yield optimal reductions in vibration. In this paper test results are shown for sudden imbalance, and the computational time requirements and balancing effectiveness for the various approaches are compared. © 1997 Academic Press Limited.

author list (cited authors)

  • Manchala, D. W., Palazzolo, A. B., Kascak, A. F., Montague, G. T., & Brown, G. V.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • September 1997