Dynamic analysis of laminated composite plates with piezoelectric sensor/actuator patches using the FSDT mesh-free method

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-431
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


This paper investigates the active control of laminated composite plates with piezoelectric sensor/actuator patches using an efficient mesh-free method, i.e. the element-free Galerkin (EFG) method. The formulation of the problem is based on the first-order shear deformation plate theory (FSDT) and the principle of virtual displacements. A simple control algorithm coupling the direct and converse piezoelectric effect is used to control the dynamic response of the laminate plate with distributed sensor/actuator patches through a closed control loop. Several example problems are studied to show the influence of stacking sequence and position of sensor/actuator patches on the dynamic responses of the laminate plate. These simulations provide us with the best location of the sensor/actuator patches for active control of the laminate plate. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Active control, Composite plate, FSDT, Mesh-free method, Piezoelectric patches, Sensors and actuators

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