Archives of Acoustics, 43, 3, pp. 397–402, 2018

Nonlinear Structural Acoustic Control with Shunt Circuit Governed by a Soft-Computing Algorithm

Sebastian KURCZYK
Silesian University of Technology

Silesian University of Technology

Noise control has gained a lot of attention recently. However, presence of nonlinearities in signal paths for some applications can cause significant difficulties in the operation of control algorithms. In particular, this problem is common in structural noise control, which uses a piezoelectric shunt circuit. Not only vibrating structures may exhibit nonlinear characteristics, but also piezoelectric actuators.

In this paper, active device casing is addressed. The objective is to minimize the noise coming out of the casing, by controlling vibration of its walls. The shunt technology is applied. The proposed control algorithm is based on algorithms from a group of soft computing. It is verified by means of simulations using data acquired from a real object.
Keywords: Active Noise Control; adaptive control; neural network; vibrating plate
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DOI: 10.24425/123911

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