A Simple Approach for Determination of Actuator and Sensor Locations in Smart Structures Subjected To the Dynamic Loads


Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


The present work demonstrates the successful application of a simple active vibration control procedure based on structural dynamics. Based on mathematical and structural dynamics’ theories, the appropriate locations of sensor and actuator locations of the smart structure are predicted. Also, the optimum value of actuator force which controls the structural vibrations as quickly as it is possible is formulated so that the first damping coordinates becomes critical. The validity and efficiency of the proposed method have been examined by investigating the active vibration suppression of some classic structural models. The results presented here, show the ability of suggested active control processes in suppression of the unwanted structural vibrations.