EACS 2016 paper - OPTIMAL TUNING OF SHUNT PARAMETERS FOR LATERAL BEAM VIBRATION ATTENUATION WITH THREE COLLOCATED PIEZOELECTRIC STACK TRANSDUCERS

<div>EACS 2016 Paper No. 149</div><div><br></div>Structural vibration may occur in mechanical systems leading to fatigue, reduced durability or undesirable noise. In this context, shunting piezoelectric transducers to RL-shunts can be an appropriate measure for attenuating lateral beam vibrations. The achieved vibration attenuation significantly depends on an adequate tuning of the shunt to the structural resonance mode. In this paper, an existing method for resonant shunt circuit tuning based on electrical impedances is extended for lateral vibration attenuation of the first mechanical mode of a beam with circular cross-section and three collocated resonantly shunted stack transducers. It is shown by numerical simulation that a presented electrical impedance model including only the first beam mode can be used for the shunt parameter optimization if higher beam modes are taken into account.