Vibration and dynamic response control of cantilevers carrying externally mounted stores
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The vibrational and dynamic response control of cantilevers carrying externally mounted stores is investigated, The cantilevered structure is modeled as a thin-walled beam of arbitrary cross section and incorporates a number of nonclassical effects such as transverse shear, secondary warping, anisotropy of constituent materials, and heterogeneity of the construction. The control is carried out via a dynamic bending moment applied al the rip of the structure. A feedback control law relating the boundary moment with one of the kinematical variables characterizing the response of the beam is implemented, and its results upon the closed-loop eigenfrequencies and dynamic response are highlighted. The obtained numerical results emphasize the efficiency of this control methodology to enhance, without weight penalties, vibrational and dynamic response behavior and inhibit and even suppress the occurrence of the resonance phenomenon. (C) 1997 Acoustical Society of American. [S0001-4966(97)01712-8].