Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 5583–5595 | Cite as

Regenerative semi-active vortex-induced vibration control of elastic circular cylinder considering the effects of capacitance value and control parameters

  • Amir H. RabieeEmail author


A regenerative semi-active control system based on self-tuning Fuzzy proportional-derivative (PD) control strategy is applied to suppress the vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) of an elastically supported circular cylinder at low Reynolds numbers. Of particular interest was the effect of control parameter and capacitance on the VIV reduction and energy regeneration capabilities of adopted semi-active control system. A collaborative simulation which couples a Fuzzy PD controller along with the adjustable electromagnetic (EM) damper and corresponding energy harvesting circuit (implemented in MATLAB/Simulink) to the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) plant model (implemented in Fluent) is employed. It appears that the cylinder displacement amplitude, capacitor charging speed, and maximum stored electrical energy vary with the controller parameters and capacitance value. It is shown that the selected regenerative semiactive control system can store maximum energy in a capacitor in prescribed limiting time, along with the highest level of cylinder oscillation reduction which is the primary goal of current work.


Flow-induced oscillations Multi-fields modeling Vibration reduction Regenerative electromagnetic damper Fuzzy logic system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringArak University of TechnologyArakIran

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