Vibration and dynamic response control of elastically tailored smart cantilevers of nonuniform cross section

Liviu Librescu, Sungsoo Na

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The main purpose of this paper is to assess the implications of a number of effects of geometric and physical nature on the vibration control of adaptive cantilevers modeled as composite thin-walled beams and simulating an aircraft wing. It is considered that the cantilevered beam is exposed to a pressure pulse generated, among others, by a blast or sonic-boom. The features on which preponderance will be given in this study are related with the non-uniformity of the beam cross section in the spanwise direction, anisotropy of constituent materials, transverse shear and warping inhibition. In order to control the dynamic response, a dual approach based on structural tailoring and adaptive materials technology will be implemented. The numerical simulations provide a comprehensive picture of the synergistic implications of the application of both the tailoring technique and feedback control upon the vibration response of nonuniform cantilevers exposed to time-dependent external excitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-501
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Structures and Materials 2000 - Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: 2000 Mar 62000 Mar 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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