This course aims at introducing the basic principles of the finite element method and applying it to plain beams and beams treated with piezoelectric actuators & sensors. The basic concepts of structural parameter i dentification are presented with emphasis on Eigensystem Realization Algorithms (ERA) and Auto-regression models (AR). Different active control algorithms are then applied to beams/piezo-actuator systems. Among thes e algorithms are: direct velocity feedback, impedancematchingcontrol, modal control methods & sliding mode controllers. Particular focus is given to feedforward Leat Mean Square (LMS) algorithm & filtered-X LMS. O ptimal placement strategies of sensor & actuators are then introduced & applied to beam/piezo-actuator systems.
Prerequisite: ENME662 and ENME602; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Recommended: Completion of coursework or background in Vibrations and Control recommended.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Semesters OfferedSpring 2018, Fall 2019