Accession Number:

ADA350137

Title:

Modal Analysis and Active Vibration Control of the Naval Postgraduate School Space Truss

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

248.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines active control of the Naval Postgraduate School NPS Space Truss using a piezoceramic stack actuator. Preceding the development of an active control mechanism for the NPS space truss, modal testing was performed to identify the modal properties of the truss. An impact hammer provided excitation to the truss and accelerometers measured the truss response. Two data acquisition systems were used independently to gather and analyze data. For active control, an active strut, consisting of a piezoceramic stack, a force transducer, and mechanical interfaces, was substituted in place of a critical diagonal strut and acted as a control actuator. The frequency response of the system was determined and a integral plus double-integral force feedback control law was designed and implemented. A linear proof mass actuator was employed to excite one of the truss vibrational modes. The controller then suppressed the vibration along the length of the structure resulting in power attenuation on the order of 10 - 15 dB. Various combinations of velocity and position feedback gains were investigated in order to optimize the control action. Additional testing was performed to determine the controllers sensitivity over a frequency band.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE