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An experimental and numerical study of piezoceramic actuator hysteresis in helicopter active vibration control

Mallick, Rajnish and Ganguli, Ranjan and Bhat, Seetharama M (2014) An experimental and numerical study of piezoceramic actuator hysteresis in helicopter active vibration control. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART G-JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, 228 (5). pp. 690-705.

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An aeroelastic analysis is used to investigate the rate dependent hysteresis in piezoceramic actuators and its effect on helicopter vibration control with trailing edge flaps. Hysteresis in piezoceramic materials can cause considerable complications in the use of smart actuators as prime movers in applications such as helicopter active vibration control. Dynamic hysteresis of the piezoelectric stack actuator is investigated for a range of frequencies (5 Hz (1/rev) to 30 Hz (6/rev)) which are of practical importance for helicopter vibration analysis. Bench top tests are conducted on a commercially available piezoelectric stack actuator. Frequency dependent hysteretic behavior is studied experimentally for helicopter operational frequencies. Material hysteresis in the smart actuator is mathematically modeled using the theory of conic sections. Numerical simulations are also performed at an advance ratio of 0.3 for vibration control analysis using a trailing edge flap with an idealized linear and a hysteretic actuator. The results indicate that dynamic hysteresis has a notable effect on the hub vibration levels. It is found that the theory of conic sections offers a straight forward approach for including hysteresis into aeroelastic analysis.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: active vibration control; trailing edge flap; smart materials; vibration reduction; Helicopter
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 11:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48818

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