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    Effects of structural configuration on vibration control of smart laminated beams under random excitations

    , Article Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology ; Volume 24, Issue 5 , 2010 , Pages 1119-1125 ; 1738494X (ISSN) Zabihollah, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    The influence of structural configuration on vibration responses of smart laminated beams under random loading is studied. The effect of laminate configurations and locations of sensors/actuators in the smart system is also investigated. The layer-wise approximation for displacement and electric potential is utilized to construct the finite element model. The closed-loop control response is determined through an optimal control algorithm based on the Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR). The correlation coefficient between the input random force and the applied actuating voltage for various configurations is also computed. It is revealed that for softer configurations, the correlation... 

    Effects of canard position on wing surface pressure

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 17, Issue 2 B , 2010 , Pages 136-145 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Soltani, M. R ; Askari, F ; Davari, A. R ; Nayebzadeh, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    A series of wind tunnel tests were performed to study the effects of a canard and its position on the downstream flowfield over the wing surface. The wing surface pressure was measured for both canard-off and canard-on configurations. In addition, the canard position effects on the wing were investigated at different angles of attack. The canard was installed at three vertical positions and at two different horizontal distances from the wing apex. The results show a remarkable increase in the wing suction peak for the canard-on configurations. At low to moderate angles of attack, among the various configurations examined in the present experiments, the mid-canard configuration developed a...