Piezo shunt power flow optimization for composite beam stabilization

Manuel Collet, Kenneth A. Cunefare, Benjamin Beck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Numerical and technological tools have been developed for complete electromechanical integration of innovative shunting damping strategies for piezoelectric composite beam stabilization to realize a new type of hybrid piezocomposite smart structure. The approach enhances the performance of fully passive configurations to control mechanical power flow in a beam by using negative capacitance elements. In contrast to passive shunted components that target discrete modes, negative capacitance shunted piezoelectric transducers offer the potential for broadband control from the low Hertz into the kilohertz range. This paper presents an original approach to tune vibration power flow dispersion in a piezocomposite beam to obtain total wave absorption by only optimizing the electrical circuit configuration shunting a single piezopatch. The numerical study considers the power flow efficiency of the strategy and the stability and robustness difficulties observed when a single device is considered. The simplicity of the proposed electromechanical controlling device affords the possibility to define and realize distributed configurations and also lends itself to integrated distributed smart composite structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008
StatePublished - 2008
EventActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2008Mar 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Piezo shunt power flow optimization for composite beam stabilization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this