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31 July 2003 An autonomous piezoelectric shunt damping system
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Passive shunt damping involves the connection of an electrical shunt network to a structurally attached piezoelectric transducer. In recent years, a large body of research has focused on the design and implementation of shunt circuits capable of significantly reducing structural vibration. This paper introduces an efficient, light weight, and small-in-size technique for implementing piezoelectric shunt damping circuits. A MOSFET half bridge is used together with a signal processor to synthesize the terminal impedance of a piezoelectric shunt damping circuit. Along with experimental results demonstrating the effectiveness of switched-mode shunt implementation, we discuss the design of a device aimed at bridging the gap between research in this area and practical application.
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Andrew J. Fleming, Sam Behrens, and S. O. Reza Moheimani "An autonomous piezoelectric shunt damping system", Proc. SPIE 5052, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Damping and Isolation, (31 July 2003);

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