Optimum Design of Piezoelectric Bimorph Cell for Active Vibration Control of Flexible Beam

Zhong Wei Jiang, Mami Tanaka, Jun Ibayashi, Seiji Chonan

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This paper presents a study on the optimum design of a distributed actuator that is introduced in order to suppress the multimode vibration of a flexible structure. The piezoelectric bimorph cell installed as a distributed actuator is driven so that it suppresses the transient vibration of a flexible cantilever. The actuator is designed with the inclusion of the idea of dynamic compliances, of which is the compliance of the beam driven by a distributed actuator, while the other is the oscillation compliance of a beam subjected to a sinusoidal fluctuation at its base. It is found that a piezoelectric actuator to supress the multimodal vibration can be designed systematically with the use of the compliances proposed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Issue number581
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed Actuator
  • Dynamic Compliance
  • Dynamics of Machinary
  • Flexible Structure
  • Higher-Mode Vibration
  • Multiple Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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