Parametric control of conservative mechanical systems

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Parametric excitation is used to control the vibration of a conservative mechanical system. The excitation is varied according to a quadratic, state feedback, control law. If the system has distinct eigenvalues and a full rank, diagonalizable, parametric control matrix, then the control law is asymptotically stabilizing. To eliminate the required full state sensing, an observer is designed to estimate the states from the minimum number of linear measurements. There always exists an observer if the system is linearly observable and the control is bounded. An example demonstrates the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive Control of Noise and Vibration - 1992
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791810933
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering


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