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In this paper, controlling the location of the tip of an L-shape beam under gravity field is investigated. The beam is covered with piezoelectric patches. The gravity filed moves the tip of beam downward and the actuators with induced voltage move the tip to the previous location. to optimize the best location and voltages for actuators, the particle swarm optimization algorithm code is developed. The results show that the best position for the most effective actuators is located at the corner of the beam. Also with considering the best location for patches, with lower induced voltage, the location of the tip of beam cab controlled. Also, the results show that with the optimum location of actuators and appropriate voltage lead to using minimum energy with the desired shape in the beam. The results are compared with those reported in previous work.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2018/06/1 | Accepted: 2018/06/1 | Published: 2018/06/1