A self-sensing method for switching vibration suppression with a piezoelectric actuator

Kanjuro Makihara, Junjiro Onoda, Kenji Minesugi

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This paper discusses a self-sensing vibration suppression method that measures only the value of the piezoelectric voltage. The method separates the electrical status into two cases concerning electrical current and characterizes each of these to establish a self-sensing system using extended system equations and a Kalman filter. Our self-sensing system can avoid estimation blackout during closed-circuit status and lessen harmful influences from residual modes. Experiments revealed that the self-sensing system suppressed vibrations in cooperation with state-switching and synchronized-switching controls. We confirmed that the self-sensing method is robust against model errors in a vibration suppression experiment in which there are model errors caused by an intentional frequency shift.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025
Pages (from-to)455-461
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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