Active vibration control of rotating machinery using piezoelectric actuators incorporating flexible casing effects Conference Paper uri icon


  • The present study incorporates the use of active feedback control mechanisms to suppress unwanted vibration. The basic active damping scheme involves the introduction of a control force on the structure from a feedback network whose input is dictated by the motion of the structure. The control force is applied to the rotor bearing support housing via a piezoelectric actuator attached to the rotor casing. The current research extends previous electromechanical simulations by incorporating a flexible finite element shell model of the casing to support the actuator an sensors. Actuator and feedback loop dynamics are included in the stability and response simulation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Barrett, T. S., & Palazzolo, A. B.

publication date

  • January 1993