Active vibration control of support sting in wind tunnel by using adaptive method

Yujin He1, Shougen Zhao2, Donghai Li3, Tao Li4

School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China

2Corresponding author


Received 26 August 2017; accepted 1 September 2017



Abstract. The low-frequency and large-amplitude coupled vibration of the support sting in wind tunnel affects the accuracy of the wind tunnel testís data. An active vibration control system of support sting in wind tunnel is demonstrated using adaptive control method in this paper. Following the establishment of the finite element model, and the extraction of parameter matrix, the original model is reduced to lower-mode model which contains first two pitching modes based on DC gain ranking method. The active control model is proposed based on model reference adaptive control method (RACM) to control the low-frequency vibration of supporting sting in wind tunnel. Research results have justified the effectiveness of the controlled system and provided insight into the practical application of the proposed method.

Keywords: wind tunnel model vibration, model reduction, model reference adaptive control, active control.


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Cite this article

He Yujin, Zhao Shougen, Li Donghai, Li Tao Active vibration control of support sting in wind tunnel by using adaptive method. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 14, 2017, p. 151‑156.


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