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Modelling, Design and Analysis of Low Frequency Platform for Attenuating Micro-Vibration in Spacecraft

Kamesh, D and Pandiyan, R and Ghosal, Ashitava (2010) Modelling, Design and Analysis of Low Frequency Platform for Attenuating Micro-Vibration in Spacecraft. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 329 (17). pp. 3431-3450.

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One of the most important factors that affect the pointing of precision payloads and devices in space platforms is the vibration generated due to static and dynamic unbalanced forces of rotary equipments placed in the neighborhood of payload. Generally, such disturbances are of low amplitude, less than 1 kHz, and are termed as ‘micro-vibrations’. Due to low damping in the space structure, these vibrations have long decay time and they degrade the performance of payload. This paper addresses the design, modeling and analysis of a low frequency space frame platform for passive and active attenuation of micro-vibrations. This flexible platform has been designed to act as a mount for devices like reaction wheels, and consists of four folded continuous beams arranged in three dimensions. Frequency and response analysis have been carried out by varying the number of folds, and thickness of vertical beam. Results show that lower frequencies can be achieved by increasing the number of folds and by decreasing the thickness of the blade. In addition, active vibration control is studied by incorporating piezoelectric actuators and sensors in the dynamic model. It is shown using simulation that a control strategy using optimal control is effective for vibration suppression under a wide variety of loading conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ashitava Ghosal
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2010 07:57
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2010 07:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33932

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