Tuning of a piezoelectric vibration absorber attached to a damped structure

P. Soltani, G. Kerschen, G. Tondreau, A. Deraemaeker

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The objective of this paper is to derive an approximate closed-form solution to the H∞ optimization of piezoelectric materials shunted with inductive-resistive passive electrical circuits in the presence of damping in the primary structure. To this end, the homotopy perturbation method (HPM) is utilized in which the zero-order solution is the recently-developed exact solution for an undamped primary system. Simplified, though accurate, expressions for the optimum frequency and damping ratios are also provided. © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1129
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Issue number9
Early online date15 Sept 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Damped structure
  • Equal-peak method
  • Homotopy perturbation
  • Piezoelectric tuned vibration absorber
  • Vibration mitigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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