Modeling and design of field programmable gate array based real time robust controller for active control of vibrating smart system

Arun P. Parameswaran, B. Ananthakrishnan, K. V. Gangadharan

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The current paper focuses on accurate mathematical modeling of a vibrating piezoelectric laminate cantilever beam theoretically as well as experimentally so as to obtain the best replication of the system dynamics on the software platform for simulation studies. The developed models were tested for accuracy in time as well as frequency domain by employing the sweep sine test. The focus of the study is on the flexural modes of vibrations of the cantilever beam. Here, modeling is focused on the first vibratory mode as it has been observed that the effects of felt vibrations would be maximum in terms of system stability and its operational efficiency when the excitation frequency matches with the first natural frequency of the system (fn1). This was validated by appropriate non-parametric modeling of the smart system by subjecting it to the Impact Hammer test. Development of accurate system models play an important role in designing and testing various control algorithms for reliable active vibration control (AVC). In the final stage, a real time active vibration robust controller was designed using a proportional derivative sliding mode control (PDSMC) technique and deployed on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platform. The efficiency of the developed real time controller was proved in time as well as frequency domains by subjecting the closed loop system to harmonic excitations at first natural frequency as well as sweep sine test focussing on the first vibratory mode with the conclusion that the developed controller will function satisfactorily at higher modes of vibrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-33
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Publication statusPublished - 09-06-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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