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LPV Modeling and Control for Active Flutter Suppression of a Smart Airfoil

Ali M. Alhajjar, Ali Al-jiboory, Sean Shan-Min Swei, Guoming G. Zhu
2018 2018 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference   unpublished
In this paper, a novel technique of linear parameter varying (LPV) modeling and control of a smart airfoil for active flutter suppression is proposed, where the smart airfoil has a groove along its chord and contains a moving mass that is used to control the airfoil pitching and plunging motions. The new LPV modeling technique is proposed that uses mass position as a scheduling parameter to describe the physical constraint of the moving mass, in addition the hard constraint at the boundaries is
more » ... t the boundaries is realized by proper selection of the parameter varying function. Therefore, the position of the moving mass and the free stream airspeed are considered the scheduling parameters in the study. A state-feedback based LPV gain-scheduling controller with guaranteed H ∞ performance is presented by utilizing the dynamics of the moving mass as scheduling parameter at a given airspeed. The numerical simulations demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed LPV control architecture by significantly improving the performance while reducing the control effort.
doi:10.2514/6.2018-1342 fatcat:o3olyr35abgzxgxpm2tqqcxzae