Optimal configuration of sensors in active vibration control

Jiaying Zhang, Xuan Li

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In this paper an investigation of a new formulation for active vibration control, which based on the optimal positions of piezoelectric sensors. The free vibration and modal properties are derived from the classical plate theory by using finite element method. A criterion is proposed to optimise the location of piezoelectric patches based on the observability Gramian of the structure and applied to a simply supported plate. The genetic algorithm is used to realise the optimal fitness function for finding the optimal configuration. The numerical simulation demonstrates that by locating piezoelectric sensors in the optimal positions, the energy delivery efficiency of the structure increases effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Academic Conference for Graduates
Place of PublicationNanjing
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016
EventFourth International Conference for Graduates, NUAA - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016


ConferenceFourth International Conference for Graduates, NUAA
Abbreviated titleIACGN 2016


  • active vibration control
  • sensors
  • location
  • optimization
  • smart structures
  • piezoelectric sensors
  • classical plate theory
  • finite element method


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