A Comparison of Conventional and Impedance Methods for Modeling Piezoelectric Materials Actuation in Smart Structures

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Y. Wang

Mathematical Products Division, Occupational and Environmental Health Directorate, Armstrong Laboratory, Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX 78235

J. C. Slater

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435

J. Vib. Acoust 120(3), 685-688 (Jul 01, 1998) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2893884 History: Received April 01, 1996; Revised October 01, 1996; Online February 26, 2008


In this paper two distinct methods, an impedance method and a “conventional” method, for modeling the dynamic interaction between the piezoelectric actuators/sensors and the substructures are summarized. It is demonstrated that both methods yield equivalent models for the beam with piezoceramic actuation. The pros and cons of each technique are discussed.

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