Electromechanical Modeling of Hybrid Piezohydraulic Actuator System for Active Vibration Control Academic Article uri icon


  • Electromechanical modeling of a hybrid piezohydraulic actuator system for active vibration control was developed. The transfer function of piezoelectric actuator was derived from the electromechanical potential energy law. This transfer function represents the dynamic relationship between input electric voltage and piezoelectric actuator displacement. The hydraulic actuator was characterized by impedance matching in which its transfer functions were experimentally determined. The transfer functions were transformed into a state-space representation, which is easily assembled into an active vibration control (AVC) closed-loop simulation. Good correlation of simulation and test was achieved for the hybrid system. A closed-loop dynamic simulation for imbalance response with/without AVC of a spinning rotor test rig at NASA Lewis was performed and showed excellent agreement with test results. The simulation couples the piezoelectric, hydraulic, and structural (rotor) components. © 1997 ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tang, P., Palazzolo, A. B., Kascak, A. F., & Montague, G. T.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • March 1997