Influence of design parameters' changing on the performance of a smart structure.
Numerical assessment and case discussion

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Smart structures' design must take into account characteristic variables of both the structure and the electronic devices at the same stage to achieve an optimal configuration. This presentation shows, through simple cases implemented on a dedicated numerical calculation tool, how the performance of a piezoelectric ASAC on the concrete car responds to variation of parameters such as sensor-actuator positioning, controller´s gain and firewall thickness.

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Structures et des Systèmes Couplés - LMSSC