Actuator Location and Voltages Optimization for Shape Control of Smart Beams Using Genetic Algorithms
AbstractThis paper presents a numerical study on optimal voltages and optimal placement of piezoelectric actuators for shape control of beam structures. A finite element model, based on Timoshenko beam theory, is developed to characterize the behavior of the structure and the actuators. This model accounted for the electromechanical coupling in the entire beam structure, due to the fact that the piezoelectric layers are treated as constituent parts of the entire structural system. A hybrid scheme is presented based on great deluge and genetic algorithm. The hybrid algorithm is implemented to calculate the optimal locations and optimal values of voltages, applied to the piezoelectric actuators glued in the structure, which minimize the error between the achieved and the desired shape. Results from numerical simulations demonstrate the capabilities and efficiency of the developed optimization algorithm in both clamped−free and clamped−clamped beam problems are presented. View Full-Text
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Foutsitzi, G.A.; Gogos, C.G.; Hadjigeorgiou, E.P.; Stavroulakis, G.E. Actuator Location and Voltages Optimization for Shape Control of Smart Beams Using Genetic Algorithms. Actuators 2013, 2, 111-128.
Foutsitzi GA, Gogos CG, Hadjigeorgiou EP, Stavroulakis GE. Actuator Location and Voltages Optimization for Shape Control of Smart Beams Using Genetic Algorithms. Actuators. 2013; 2(4):111-128.Chicago/Turabian Style
Foutsitzi, Georgia A.; Gogos, Christos G.; Hadjigeorgiou, Evangelos P.; Stavroulakis, Georgios E. 2013. "Actuator Location and Voltages Optimization for Shape Control of Smart Beams Using Genetic Algorithms." Actuators 2, no. 4: 111-128.