Distributed Sensing and Control of Elastic Shells

  • Hornsen (HS) TzouEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 247)


Distributed sensing and control of a generic distributed parameter system (DPS) or a generic smart structronic shell system, i.e., a deep elastic shell laminated with distributed piezoelectric sensor and actuator layers, was proposed and corresponding generic theories derived. Based on the direct piezoelectric effect, the distributed sensor can be used to monitor shell oscillations; the converse effect enables the distributed actuators to manipulate structural behaviors and to suppress structural vibrations. Two generic sensor/actuator design principles, i.e., the segmentation technique and the shaping technique, were also presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures; Interdisciplinary Research Institute, College of Aerospace EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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