Dual active and passive control of large flexible structures

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

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A unified passive damping design algorithm, using active control design techniques and least squares 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 method is 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)
Title of host publication13th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
Subtitle of host publicationModal Analysis, Modeling, Diagnostics, and Control - Analytical and Experimental
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791806296
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991 - Miami, United States
Duration: Sep 22 1991Sep 25 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F168436-5


ConferenceASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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