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Multimodal vibration damping of a plate by piezoelectric coupling to its analogous electrical network

Abstract : Multimodal damping can be achieved by coupling a mechanical structure to an electrical network exhibiting similar modal properties. Focusing on a plate, a new topology for such an electrical analogue is found from a finite difference approximation of the Kirchhoff-Love theory and the use of the direct electromechanical analogy. Discrete models based on element dynamic stiffness matrices are proposed to simulate square plate unit cells coupled to their electrical analogues through two-dimensional piezoelectric transducers. A setup made of a clamped plate covered with an array of piezoelectric patches is built in order to validate the control strategy and the numerical models. The analogous electrical network is implemented with passive components as inductors, transformers and the inherent capacitance of the piezoelectric patches. The effect of the piezoelectric coupling on the dynamics of the clamped plate is significant as it creates the equivalent of a multimodal tuned mass damping. An adequate tuning of the network then yields a broadband vibration reduction. In the end, the use of an analogous electrical network appears as an efficient solution for the multimodal control of a plate.
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Boris Lossouarn, Jean-François Deü, Mathieu Aucejo, Kenneth A. Cunefare. Multimodal vibration damping of a plate by piezoelectric coupling to its analogous electrical network. Smart Materials and Structures, IOP Publishing, 2016, 25 (11), ⟨10.1088/0964-1726/25/11/115042⟩. ⟨hal-01691082⟩



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