Linear and non-linear analyses of a piezoelectric controlled non-linear Ziegler column are carried out in this paper. The aim is to evaluate the effects of a linear piezoelectric element on the Hopf bifurcations of the non-linear mechanical system, triggered by the non-conservative follower force. To this end a linear stability analysis, showing the performances of the controller in shifting forward the critical load of the uncontrolled system, is carried out and the role of the electro-mechanical coupling parameter and of the mechanical damping is investigated. The beneficial effects of the controller on the amplitude of the limit cycle occurring in the post-critical field are also discussed.
|Titolo:||Piezoelectric control of Hopf bifurcations: A non-linear discrete case study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|