• Mehmet İtik
  • Metin U. Salamcı
  • F. Demet Ülker
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 111)


This paper presents experimental results of sliding mode control (SMC) technique applied to an elastic beam. The aim of the controller is to suppress first two vibration modes of the beam. Mathematical model of the beam is a finite dimensional model obtained from the Bernoulli- Euler beam equation. As the system states are to be available in order to design the SMC, an observer has been designed to obtain the states of the system by measuring tip deflection of the beam. By using observed states of the finite dimensional model, SMC is designed and applied to the elastic beam giving thoroughly suppressed vibration modes.


Sliding Mode Control Elastic Beam Beam System Vibration Suppression Linear Time Invariant System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet İtik
    • 1
  • Metin U. Salamcı
    • 2
  • F. Demet Ülker
    • 3
  1. 1.Yozgat Mechanical Engineering DepartmentErciyes UniversityYozgatTurkey
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Aeronautical Engineering DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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