Vibration Control of Active Structures

An Introduction Third Edition

  • A.┬áPreumont

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 179)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  16. Back Matter

About this book


This text is an introduction to the dynamics of active structures and to the feedback control of lightly damped flexible structures; the emphasis is placed on basic issues and simple control strategies that work.

Now in its third edition, more chapters have been added, and comments and feedback from readers have been taken into account, while at the same time the unique premise of bridging the gap between structure and control has remained.  Many examples and problems bring the subject to life and take the audience from theory to practice.

The book has chapters dealing with some concepts in structural dynamics; electromagnetic and piezoelectric transducers; piezoelectric beam, plate and truss; passive damping with piezoelectric transducers; collocated versus non-collocated control; active damping with collocated systems; vibration isolation; state space approach; analysis and synthesis in the frequency domain; optimal control; controllability and observability; stability; applications; tendon control of cable structures; active control of large telescopes; and semi-active control. The book concludes with an exhaustive bibliography and index.


This book is intended for structural engineers who want to acquire some background in vibration control; it can be used as a textbook for a graduate course on vibration control or active structures.

A solutions manual is available through the publisher to teachers using this book as a textbook.


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Authors and affiliations

  • A.┬áPreumont
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  1. 1.Active Structures LaboratoryUniversite Libre De BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2032-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2033-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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