The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 14–15, pp 3041–3054 | Cite as

Motion and vibration control of a slewing flexible structure by SMA actuators and parameter sensitivity analysis

  • F.C. JanzenEmail author
  • A.M. TussetEmail author
  • V. PiccirilloEmail author
  • J.M. BalthazarEmail author
  • R.M.L.R.F. BrasilEmail author
Regular Article Nonlinear System Identification, Dynamics, and Control with Smart Materials
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Nonlinear and Multiscale Dynamics of Smart Materials in Energy Harvesting


This work presents two approaches to the problem of vibration and positioning control of a flexible structural beam driven by a DC motor. The position is controlled by the current applied to the DC motor armature. A Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator controls vibrations of the flexible structural beam. The State Dependent Riccati Equation (SDRE) technique is used to provide a control action which uses sub-optimal control and system local stability search. The robustness of these two controllers is tested by sensitivity analysis to parametric uncertainties. Numerical simulations results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.


Shape Memory Alloy European Physical Journal Special Topic Energy Harvest Composite Beam Vibration Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESPBauruBrazil
  2. 2.Federal Technological University of Paraná, UTFPRPonta GrossaBrazil
  3. 3.Technological Institute of Aeronautics, ITASão Jose dos CamposBrazil
  4. 4.Federal University of ABC, UFABCSanto AndreBrazil

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