Piezoelectric bimorphs were assessed for their capabilities to be used as control actuators for vibration suppression of the print circuit boards (PCBs). Plate structures made of FR-4, a widely used industrial-grade material for manufacture of PCBs, were considered. An advanced and structured control algorithm, linear quadratic regulator with output feedback (LQROF), was used for active vibration control of the PCB structures. Experimental results showed that the LQROF control is a more robust algorithm than the classic control using the direct velocity feedback, and piezoelectric bimorph actuators present a great potential for active vibration control of the PCBs, and smart composites with embedded actuators.
- Active control of vibration
- Print circuit boards vibration
- Smart structures control