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A Control Theoretic Framework for Optimally Locating Passive Vibration Isolators to Minimize Residual Vibration

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Amir H. Ghasemi, Jihyun Lee, Chinedum E. Okwudire

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper No. DSCC2015-9871, pp. V003T53A003; 9 pages
  • ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 3: Multiagent Network Systems; Natural Gas and Heat Exchangers; Path Planning and Motion Control; Powertrain Systems; Rehab Robotics; Robot Manipulators; Rollover Prevention (AVS); Sensors and Actuators; Time Delay Systems; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamics Control; Vibration and Control of Smart Structures/Mech Systems; Vibration Issues in Mechanical Systems
  • Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 28–30, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5726-7
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


This paper investigates the problem of optimally locating passive vibration isolators to minimize residual vibration caused by exogenous disturbance forces. The stiffness and damping properties of the isolators are assumed to be known and the task is to determine the isolator locations, which are nonlinearly related to system states. This paper proposes an approach for reformulating the nonlinear isolator placement problem as a LTI control problem by linking the control forces to measured outputs using a feedforward term. Accordingly, the isolator locations show up as a static output feedback gain matrix which is optimized for residual vibration reduction using standard H optimal control methods. Simulations and experiments on SISO and MIMO case studies are used to demonstrate the merits of the proposed approach. Even though presented in the specific context of ultra-precision manufacturing machines, the proposed method is applicable to the optimal design of other passive systems with nonlinear relationships between design variables and system states.

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