Accession Number : ADA326843

Title :   Adaptive Control of Smart Structures with Time Variant Stiffness and Damping.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, H. A.

PDF Url : ADA326843

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The objectives of this research project were to develop structural control algorithms that addressed a variety of modeling and actuator complexities, such as: uncertainties in structural parameters; time-varying structural parameters; and limited actuator authority. The initial investigation studied use of the LQR/LQG control algorithm; however, the two final years of study were directed towards development of a robust H-infinity control algorithm which considered these complexities.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, TIME DEPENDENCE, STIFFNESS, DAMPING, CONTROL THEORY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE