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Optimal piezo-electro-mechanical coupling to control plate vibrations


A new way of coupling electrical and mechanical waves, using piezoelectric effect, is presented here. Since the energy exchange between two systems supporting wave propagation is maximum when their evolution is governed by similar equations, hence, an optimal electro-mechanical coupling is obtained by designing an electric network which is "analog" to the mechanical structure to be controlled. In this paper, we exploit this idea to enhance the coupling between a Kirchhoff-Love plate and one possible synthesis of its circuital analog as obtained by means of a set of piezoelectric actuators uniformly distributed upon the plate. It is shown how this approach allows for an optimal energy exchange between the mechanic and the electric forms independent of the modal evolution of the structure. Moreover, we show how an efficient electric dissipation of the mechanical energy can be obtained adding dissipative elements in the electric network.
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hal-00505166 , version 1 (22-07-2010)


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Silvio Alessandroni, Francesco Dell'Isola, Fabrizio Frezza. Optimal piezo-electro-mechanical coupling to control plate vibrations. 2010. ⟨hal-00505166⟩
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