and Applied Mechanics
43, 3, pp. 487-500, Warsaw 2005
Controller design and implementation for active vibration suppression of a piezoelectric smart shell structure
convenient for the controller development. The optimal LQ controller was designed for the vibration suppression purposes of a funnel shaped shell structure. The design model for the controller development was augmented with additional dynamics which takes into account excitations/disturbances, contributing thus to a better vibration suppression. The controller was implemented on a funnel-shaped piezoelectric structure. The structure was intensively investigated experimentally, and the achieved results of the controlled behaviour with respect to vibration suppression are presented and discussed.