This paper presents an adaptive feedforward control scheme using the least mean square (LMS) algorithm combined with sliding mode control for a flexible beam using piezoceramic actuator. A finite element model of the dynamic response of flexible beam system with PZT patches is derived and analyzed. Implementation of an adaptive LMS feedforward controller has the advantages of inherent stability and simplicity in design. The proposed adaptive LMS feedforward control system maintains the basic structure of the adaptive feedforward controller, but incorporates reference model in the system. Discrete sliding mode controller is added in the feedback loop to enhance the robustness of control system subjected to the variation of system parameters and external disturbances. Simulation results from flexible beam model verify the effectiveness of the proposed adaptive LMS feedforward with sliding mode control scheme and good disturbance rejection properties.

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