Active control of sound radiation from a plate using a polyvinylidene fluoride volume displacement sensor
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This paper presents a new volume displacement sensor (made of shaped strips of PVDF film) and the experimental implementation of this sensor in an active control system. A design strategy for a PVDF sensor detecting the volume displacement induced by a vibrating 2D structure is presented. It is based on the modal representation of the plate response. It actually consists in designing a PVDF sensor, composed of several shaped PVDF strips bonded to the surface of the structure, in such a way that the output signal of the sensor is directly proportional to the volume displacement. The design methodology is based on the experimental measurements of the plate mode shapes (eigenfunctions) and is valid for any type of boundary conditions. The experimental implementation of such a volumetric sensor in an active control system is then presented. The experimental results obtained validates this new type of volume displacement sensor.