Adaptive feed forward control of structure based on ‘filtered -x’ LMS algorithm has been brought out for the active control of vibration in a typical CFRP beam structure. Initially the conventional filtered-x LMS control configuration and offline system identification method using DSP is discussed. Also the on-line system identification and control by additive random noise technique has been brought out. FIR filters are used for both system identification and control.

Recent advances in electronics, high-speed digital signal processors have made active systems realizable, effective and inexpensive. Hence the active control method has been used to investigate a typical composite CFRP beam structure bonded externally with PZT actuators/sensors. At present vibration reduction of the order of 3db has been achieved.

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