| || Piezo-actuated Vibration and Flutter Control
Author : Kandagal, S. B.;Venkatraman, Kartik
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:56(4) ; 2006 ; pp 615-626
Subject : 621.38 Electronics;681.2 Instrumentation
Keywords : Vibration;Flutter control;Actuators;Sensors;Smart materials;Piezoceramics;Passive damping;Magnetostrictive materials;Electro-rheological fluids;Magneto-rheological fluids;Aeromechanical systems;Electrostrictive materials;Shape memory alloys
Abstract : The potential application of smart materials is being investigated by various researchers in the perspective of building intelligent systems. A smart structure consists of distributed actuators and sensors with associated processors to analyse and control the structure. Piezoceramics, magnetostrictive materials, electro-rheological fluids, magneto-rheological fluids, shape memory alloys, fibre optics are quite often used in realising a smart/intelligent system. In this paper, vibration and flutter control using piezoceramics is reviewed. Various aspects covering relative merits of piezoceramics with other smart materials and application capabilities are discussed.