An adaptive control scheme based on fuzzy logic and its application to smart structures

Issam J. Zeinoun, Farshad Khorrami

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This paper presents an adaptive control scheme based on a fuzzy-logic algorithm and its application in vibration suppression of smart structures. Here, a fuzzy-based adaptive controller is considered due to its simplicity and the fact that it does not require expression of the controller in terms of the system parameters, as is necessary in the case of self-tuning regulators. The objective is to attain an adaptive controller that retains the performance of the closed-loop system under large parameter perturbations. This controller is based on a functional fuzzy model where the consequents are crisp functions of the states and inputs and possibly their past values; these functions represent controllers designed for different operating regimes. The premise is constituted by the fuzzy subsets corresponding to the process parameters estimated in real time. The effectiveness of this new scheme is verified on a clamp-free beam instrumented with piezoceramic sensors and actuators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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