Artículos de revistas
Semi-active friction tendons for vibration control of space structures
Ambrosini, Ricardo Daniel; Curadelli, Raul Oscar; Garrido, Carlos Hernán; Semi-active friction tendons for vibration control of space structures; Elsevier; Journal of Sound and Vibration; 333; 22; 7-2014; 5657-5679
Garrido, Carlos Hernán
Curadelli, Raul Oscar
Ambrosini, Ricardo Daniel
Semi-active vibration control systems are becoming popular because they offer both the reliability of passive systems and the versatility of active control without high power demands. In this work, a new semi-active control system is proposed and studied numerically. The system consists of variable-friction dampers linked to the structure through cables. Auxiliary soft springs in parallel with these friction dampers allow them to return to their initial pre-tensioned state. Using cables makes the system suitable for deployable, flexible and lightweight structures, such as space structures (spacecraft). A control system with three control laws applied to a single-degree-of-freedom structure is studied. Two of these laws are derived by using Lyapunov theory, whereas the third one is developed heuristically. In order to assess the performance of the control system, a parametric study is carried out through numerical simulations. An application of the proposed method to multi-degree-of-freedom structures is also presented and demonstrated through a numerical example. The system in semi-active mode is more effective than in passive mode and its effectiveness is less sensitive to loss of pre-tension.