Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

38, 3, pp. 523-530, Warsaw 2000

Active control of beams under a moving load

Roman Bogacz, Czesław Bajer
The passive and active control of the beam structures subjected to a travelling load is discussed in the paper. Passive vibration absorbers are insufficient for long lasting wave problems. The active control performed by actuators has also disadvantages. In the paper generalization of the problem of control performed by actuators to cover the case of the control performed by damping elements is presented. The results of numerical simulation prove efficiency of the approach.
Keywords: active control; moving load; damping