Accession Number : ADA300943

Title :   Robust Multiobjective Controllers for Smart Structures,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA

Personal Author(s) : Rao, Vittal S. ; Butler, Robert ; Zhao, Wei

PDF Url : ADA300943

Report Date : 07 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Flexible smart structures are large mechanical structures with applications in which specific performance characteristics are desired in the presence of parameter variations and disturbances. These structures tend to have severe controller effort restrictions and tightly spaced lightly damped modes. When designing controllers for smart structures, H2 controllers are well suited for control effort restrictions and closed loop performance specifications while H infinite controller are better suited for modeling uncertainties. This paper examines the application of 112/H infinity controller design methodologies to smart structures.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, VELOCITY, ALGORITHMS, DETECTORS, DISPLACEMENT, DAMPING, JAPAN, DESIGN CRITERIA, ROTATION, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, CANTILEVER BEAMS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE