Abstract

The effect of the objective functions on the results of the structure-control simultaneous optimum design is discussed, comparing the optimum designs obtained by minimizing several different types of objective functions. These objective functions are defined as a linear combination of the structural and the control objective functions. One of the objective functions is a structural weight, another is a feedback gain norm and the others are transient characteristics values which are expressed as the quadratic form. A flexible cantilever beam is designed in the numerical example, and the results indicate that the usefulness of the structure-control simultaneous optimum design depends on the objective function for the example.

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