Papers by Keyword: Piezoelectric Patch

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Authors: Alireza Akbarzadeh, Mohsen Fallah, Navid Mahpeykar, Nader Nabavi
Abstract: Cantilevered beams can serve as a basic model for a number of structures used in various fields of industry, such as airplane wings, turbine blades and robotic manipulator arms.In this paper, the active vibration control of a smart cantilevered beam with a piezoelectric patch is studied. Additionally, the optimization of influential parameters of piezoelectric actuator for the purpose of vibration suppression is performed. Initially, the finite element modeling of the cantilevered beam and its piezoelectric patch is described and the implementation of a control system for vibration suppression is introduced. Transient response of the system under impact loading, with and without controller, is simulated using ANSYS. Taguchi’s design of experiments method is used to investigate the effect of five geometric parameters on the vibrational behavior of the system. It is shown that, optimal selection of levels for geometry of the piezoelectric actuator and sensor, can dramatically improve the dynamic response of the smart beam.
Authors: Costas P. Providakis
Abstract: This paper presents the use of statistically rigorous algorithms combined with electromechanical (E/M) impedance approach for health monitoring of engineering structures. In particular, a statistical pattern recognition procedure is developed, based on frequency domain data of electromechanical impedance, to establish a decision boundary for damage identification. In order to diagnose damage with statistical confidence, health monitoring is cast in the context of outlier detection framework. Inappropriate modeling of tail distribution of outliers imposes potentially misleading behavior associated with damage. The present paper attempts to address the problem of establishing decision boundaries based on extreme value statistics so that the extreme values of outliers associated with tail distribution can be properly modeled. The validity of the proposed method is demonstrated using finite element method (FEM) simulated data while a comparison is performed for the extreme value analysis results contrasted with the standard approach where it is assumed that the damage-sensitive features are normally distributed.
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