Boundary control of a cantilevered flexible beam with point-mass dynamics at free end

CANBOLAT H., Dawson D., Rahn C., Vedagarbha P.

Proceedings of the 1997 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. Part 4 (of 4), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 7 - 10 April 1997, vol.2, pp.1589-1598 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Kissimmee, FL, USA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1589-1598


In this paper, we develop boundary controllers for a cantilevered Euler-Bernoulli beam with point-mass dynamics at the free end. Specifically, we develop an exact model knowledge controller which exponentially stabilizes the beam displacement and an adaptive controller which asymptotically stabilizes the beam displacement. Experimental results are utilized to validate the performance of the controllers.