Papers by Keyword: Shaping Of Piezoelectric Transducers

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Authors: Young Sup Lee, Ki Hong Shin
Abstract: This paper presents a theoretical and experimental study of a non-collocated pair of piezopolymer PVDF sensor and piezoceramic PZT actuator, which are bonded on a cantilever beam, in order to suppress unwanted vibration at the tip of the beam. The PZT actuator patch was bonded near the clamped part and the PVDF sensor, which was triangularly shaped, was bonded on the other part of the beam. This is because the triangular PVDF sensor is known that it can detect the tip velocity of a cantilever beam. Because the arrangement of the sensor and actuator pair is not collocated and overlapped each other, the pair can avoid so called "in-plane coupling", which can be found at a matched piezoelectric sensor and actuator pair and restricts the stability and performance of direct velocity feedback control. The test beam is made of aluminum with the dimension of 200 × 20 × 2 mm. Before control, the sensor-actuator frequency response function is confirmed to have a nice phase response without accumulation in a reasonable frequency range of up to 5000 Hz. The feedback control attenuates the magnitude of the first two resonances in the error spectrum of about 6 -7 dB.
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