Accession Number : ADA179726
Title : Spectral Factorization and Homogenization Methods for Modeling and Control of Flexible Structures.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 84-Sep 86
Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ENGINEERING INC GREENBELT MD
Personal Author(s) : Bennett,William H ; Blankenship,G L ; Kwatny,H G
Report Date : 15 Dec 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 188
Abstract : This report describes continuum modeling and vibration control of flexible structures with application to active control of vibrations in large space structures. A comprehensive methodology is discussed for the construction of effective (linear) models for large composite structures consisting of various flexible members(e.g. beams, trusses, etc.) and rigid body elements. It is convenient to concentrate on frequency domain modeling. A systematic procedure is shown for computing the irrational transfer functions. Then by standard transform methods a complete hybrid model is developed. The methods were coded in a computer algebra system (SMP was used) which automated the model building process and produced Fortran code for numerical evaluation of the frequency responses. Effective continuum models of lattice structures with regular infrastructure can be obtained by a systematic procedure based on an asymptotic analysis of multiple scales called homogenization. This method is applied to several examples and accurate computation made of the required parameters of such continuum models somewhat more subtle than merely averaging over lattice cells. For the computation of distributed parameter control an optimal frequency domain method is based on solving an associated Wiener Hopf problem. The method employs effective numerical algorithms (e.g. FFT, etc.) to compute a certain spectral factorization of a possibly matrix valued (in the multiple control case) Hermittian, positive definite transform by sampling the frequency response. The control laws considered in this report take the form of distributed state feedback with respect to a naturally defined, distributed state space of functions over the spatial domain of the structure.
Descriptors : *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , ALGORITHMS , FREQUENCY , CONTROL , METHODOLOGY , VIBRATION , OPTIMIZATION , SPACECRAFT , TRANSFER FUNCTIONS , MODELS , ALGEBRA , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , COMPOSITE STRUCTURES , FORTRAN , SPECTRA , SCALE , FEEDBACK , ASYMPTOTIC SERIES , SAMPLING , HYBRID SYSTEMS , TRUSSES , RIGIDITY , BODIES , MACHINE CODING , FREQUENCY RESPONSE , FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES
Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE