Distributed Transducer Design for Intelligent Structural Components

  • J. E. HubbardJr.
  • S. E. Burke
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 13)


Modern structural systems are being designed to meet increasingly stringent performance specifications. Often these specifications require structural optimization and/or the addition of control systems in order to meet system performance measures. In the case of aerospace vehicles such structures will in general be lightweight, compact, and may incorporate structural components which are lightly damped and have low mass density. It is possible for the combined effects of such designs to cause the resulting structure to have slow responses and relatively long decay times which tend to undermine performance objectives and degrade system stability.


Mode Shape Cantilever Beam Power Flow Control Moment Control Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. HubbardJr.
    • 1
  • S. E. Burke
    • 1
  1. 1.The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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