This study is to evaluate distributed microscopic actuation characteristics and control actions of segmented magnetostrictive actuator patches laminated on a flexible cylindrical shell panel. A mathematical model and its modal domain governing equations of the cylindrical shell panel laminated with distributed magnetostrictive actuator patches are presented first, followed by the formulation of distributed magnetostrictive control forces and microcontrol actions including circumferential membrane∕bending and longitudinal bending control components. Transverse mode shape functions with simply supported boundary conditions are used in the modal control force expressions and the microcontrol action analyses. Control effectives and spatial characteristics of distributed actuators depend on applied magnetic fields and on geometrical (e.g., spatial segmentation, location, and shape) and material (i.e., various actuator materials) properties. Spatially distributed magnetoelectromechanical actuation characteristics contributed by circumferential membrane∕bending and longitudinal bending control actions are investigated. Distributed control forces and microactuations of a magnetostrictive actuator patch at various locations are analyzed, and modal-dependent spatial control effectiveness is evaluated.
Magnetostrictive Microactuations and Modal Sensitivities of Thin Magnetoelastic Shells
Chai, W. K., Tzou, H. S., Arnold, S. M., and Lee, H. (January 17, 2008). "Magnetostrictive Microactuations and Modal Sensitivities of Thin Magnetoelastic Shells." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2008; 130(1): 011206. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2826451
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