Characterization of multiple piezoelectric actuators for structural excitation
Clark, Robert L.
Fuller, Chris R.
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The thrust of the present work is to analytically and experimentally study the response of a simply supported beam driven by multiple piezoelectric actuators in an effort to understand distributed excitation of the structure. The results indicate that the theoretical model provides the basis for a viable means of determining appropriate locations for piezoelectric actuators for exciting desired modal distributions in the structural response.