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The rail dampers are mechanical devices which work as dynamic absorbers to reduce the rail vibration and rolling noise. The paper shows the experimental results from the functionality and performance testing of an experimental demonstrative rail damper. The vibration attenuation takes the highest values, namely 6-22 dB, between 160 and 1000 Hz.
This paper investigates the optimal placement of piezoelectric actuators for the active vibration attenuation of beams. The governing equation of the beam is achieved by coupled first order shear deformation theory with two node element. The velocity feedback controller is designed and used to calculate the feedback gain and then apply to the beam. In order to search for the optimal placement of the piezoelectric actuators, a new optimization criterion is considered based on the use of genetic algorithm to reduce the displacement output of the beam. The proposed optimization technique has been tested for two boundary conditions configurations; clamped -free and clamped-clamped beam. Numerical examples have been provided to analyze the effectiveness of the proposed technic.
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any excitation as a disturbance, continuously trying to reject it. In the subsequent paragraphs, the disturbance d in Fig. 1 will be considered as an impulse disturbance. Fig. 1 Active vibrationattenuation in a smart beam. 3.1 Description of the practical stand and model identification The experimental setup has been entirely developed at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The most important part of the stand is the smart beam which is 240 mm long, 40 mm broad, and 3 mm narrow. The beam is fixed on one end, while the other is allowed to vibrate