Dual active and passive control of large flexible structures

T. S. Pan, S. S. Rao, V. Venkayya

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A unified passive damping design algorithm, using active control design techniques and leastsquares method, is developed to improve the stability and performance of closed-loop controlled structures. To achieve the stringent requirements of large flexible structures (LFS), dual active/passive control using interacting substructure decentralized control and unified passive damping design methodis introduced.Physical coordinates are used in modeling; since no modal data is used, no modal errors are involved in the modeling process.Examples are presented to illustrate the design procedures and their effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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