Optimal vibration control for structural-acoustic coupling system

Mohamed Gharib, Ashraf Omran, Gamal El-Bayoumi

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This paper proposes designing a static output feedback controller for a structural-acoustics coupling system using piezoelectric actuators. The system consists of a rectangular cavity with two flexible plates, one at the top of the cavity and the other at the bottom, and four other rigid boundaries. Piezoelectric pair patches are considered to be bonded to the top plate, and each pair is assumed to produce a pure moment actuation. The top plate is exposed to an external pressure excitation due to a planar wave generated by a sound source mounted above the cavity. The series solution is assumed for the displacements of the plates and the pressure inside the cavity. The responses of the coupled system are obtained using Galarkin's method. In the control scheme, the controller gains have been optimally tuned using genetic algorithms. The proposed static output feedback controller shows an acceptable performance with simple implementation requirements compared to the linear quadratic Gaussian state feedback controller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-29
Number of pages16
JournalJVC/Journal of Vibration and Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013



  • Genetic algorithm
  • static output feedback
  • structural-acoustic system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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