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Development and Analysis of Structural Sensing and Actuation with Macro Fibre Composite


Mr. R. Praveen Kumar , Coimbatore Institute of Technology; Dr. K. Marimuthu, Coimbatore Institute of Technology; Mr. M. P. Saravanan, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore


Passive Vibration Control, MEMS, Macro Fiber Composite


Macro Fiber Composite (MFC) is a new type of piezoelectric material with softness and big displacement, developed by NASA recently. It can be used for actuating, sensing and power generating. The purpose of our work is to develop new and intelligent mechatronic devices utilizing MFC. In this paper, the basic characteristic of MFC for sensing and actuating is investigated. Sensing ability of MFC is investigated .The Basic structure of a cantilever beam as self-sensing device is performed to the modeling, analysis and structural vibration control to be used as sensing and actuation. Control simulations of the cantilever beam with MFC are derived on the finite element model of the beam by the ANSYS Software. Experimental works are carried out to examine and analyzed the controller designed in the simulation stage. In addition, active damping of the cantilever beam with MFC and the cushion made of the leaf spring with MFC are experimented. The application possibility of MFC as the structural sensor and actuator is confirmed.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40585
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 541-544

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