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Shock and Vibration
Volume 16 (2009), Issue 3, Pages 319-324

Asymptotic Stability for Coupled Modal Sliding Mode Control of Vibration in a Flexible Structure

Ming-Chang Pai1 and Alok Sinha2

1Department of Automation Engineering, Nan Kai Institute of Technology, Tsa-Tun, Nantou, 54210, Taiwan
2Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Received 1 May 2007

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This paper deals with the asymptotic stability of the coupled modal sliding mode control of a vibratory structure in the presence of parametric uncertainties. The method is based on the linear fractional transformation and the small gain theorem / μ analysis. Using a flexible tetrahedral truss structure, a numerical example is presented to verify the theoretical analysis.