Damping of vibrations is often required to improve both the performance and the integrity of engineering structures, for example, gas turbine blades. In this paper, we explore the possibility of using piezoelectric plates to control the multimode vibrations of a cantilever beam. To develop an effective control strategy and optimize the placement of the active piezoelectric elements in terms of vibrations amplitude reduction, a procedure has been developed and a new analytical solution has been proposed. The results obtained have been corroborated by comparison with the results from a multiphysics finite elements package (COMSOL), results available in the literature, and experimental investigations carried out by the authors.
Botta, F., Dini, D., Schwingshackl, C., di Mare, L., Cerri, G. (2013). Optimal placement of piezoelectric plates to control multimode vibrations of a beam. ADVANCES IN ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION, 2013, 1-8 [10.1155/2013/905160].