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Shock and Vibration
Volume 18 (2011), Issue 1-2, Pages 343-354

Simulation and Experimental Study on Vibration and Sound Radiation Control with Piezoelectric Actuators

Zhiyi Zhang, Yong Chen, Hongguang Li, and Hongxing Hua

State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200240, China

Received 4 February 2010; Revised 11 April 2010

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FEM/BEM is adopted to model the interaction between the fluid and structures. In the modeling, modal truncation and inertial coupling are applied to sufficiently reduce the coupled model order. This approach is adopted for the purpose of constructing a modal model in the time domain. Active vibration control is realized with piezoelectric actuators and an adaptive method. In the control, the summation of vibration responses is used as the control error since the integral of acceleration on the plate surface is approximately proportional to the far field sound pressure. A rigidly baffled plate connected with a mass through one piezoelectric actuator is simulated at first. In the experiment, the plate is excited by a rotating eccentric mass and controlled with four piezoelectric actuators. The results have shown that active vibration control with the piezoelectric actuators can lead to a noticeable attenuation in sound pressure.