Vibration Control Systems Utilizing Smart Materials Actuators


Seung-Bok Choi (Editor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Korea

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC009070

Recently, considerable attention has been focused on vibration control technology using “smart” or “intelligent” materials, which have inherently actuating and sensing capabilities. Typically these materials are employed to the vibration control of lumped parameter systems or distributed parameter structures by controlling the mass-distribution, stiffness change and the dissipation change. This may be accomplished by semi-active control or active control methods associated with the smart material actuators. Among many candidates of smart materials, magneto-rheological materials and piezoelectric materials are frequently adopted for vibration control. Magneto-rheological fluid and elastomer are especially utilized for vibration control of lumped parameter systems such as automotive damper, while the piezoelectric materials are used for vibration control of flexible distributed parameter structures with salient characteristics, such as fast response time.

This book can be used as a textbook for graduate students or as a reference book for potential researchers who are interested in vibration control utilizing new methods associated with smart materials actuators. This book will provide some novel insights for advanced vibration control technology to many readers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A New High Loaded Magneto-rheological Mount with Three Operation Modes for Vibration Control of a Ship Engine
Do Xuan Phu and Seung-Bok Choi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea)

Chapter 2. A Review of Magnetorheological Dampers Utilized in Vibration Control Systems
Miao Yu (Key Lab for Optoelectronic Technology and Systems, Ministry of Education, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)

Chapter 3. Magneto-rheological Elastomers-Based Systems for Vibration Control
Majid Behrooz and Faramarz Gordaninejad (Composite and Intelligent Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA)

Chapter 4. Protecting Buildings from Seismic Events using Stiffness Softening MRE Isolators
Weihua Li and Jian Yang (School of Mechanical, Material and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia)

Chapter 5. A State-of-Art on Vibration Damping and Control
Gi-Woo Kim (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Nam-Gu, Incheon, Korea)

Chapter 6. Active Control of Structural Vibration Using Piezoelectric Materials
Jung Woo Sohn (Department of Mechanical Design Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Korea)

Chapter 7. Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Techniques for Vibration and Noise Reduction
Jaehwan Kim (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea)

Chapter 8. An Active Vibration Control of Structures Using Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors
Moon-Kyu Kwak and Ali Loghmani (Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Energy Engineering Dongguk University 30, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea, and others)


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