Reducing Uncertainty in Shunt Damping by Model-Predictive Product Stiffness Control in a Single Point Incremental Forming Process


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The stiffness of metal formed products strongly affects the dynamic behavior of structures in which they are integrated. Forming processes underlie short and long-term variations which cause the stiffness to be uncertain.In the application of resonant shunted piezoelectric transducers for vibration attenuation, uncertain stiffness may cause significant reduction in the vibration attenuation performance due to imprecise tuning. In the past, large efforts were made to control one or more geometrical feature of products while weightier features that cause uncertainty have not been addressed.In this paper, a single point incremental forming process of a membrane-like spring element on a servo press with a 3 degrees of freedom drive system is investigated. This spring element is used in a beam support for lateral vibration attenuation with resonant shunted transducers as well as axial buckling stabilization.To reduce uncertainty caused by process variations, an offline closed-loop control of product stiffness is presented. Different product and forming criteria are integrated into a control approach based on an optimization routine. By making use of a model-based prediction of the product properties, the approach shows how to realize a multi-objective control.



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Peter F. Pelz and Peter Groche




F. Hoppe et al., "Reducing Uncertainty in Shunt Damping by Model-Predictive Product Stiffness Control in a Single Point Incremental Forming Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 885, pp. 35-47, 2018

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November 2018


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