A 3-D quasi-zero-stiffness-based sensor system for absolute motion measurement and application in active vibration control

Xiuting Sun, Xingjian Jing, Li Cheng, Jian Xu

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A novel 3-D quasi-zero-stiffness (3DQZS) system is proposed to construct a 3-D sensor system for absolute motion measurement in vibration systems. The 3DQZS system is achieved by employing a predeformed scissor-like structure. With mathematical modeling and the harmonic balance method, the nonlinear dynamic response of the 3-D sensor system is deeply analyzed. It is shown that this novel 3DQZS-based sensor system is very effective and reliable in 3-D absolute motion measurement in vibration systems. A case study in active vibration control using the proposed 3-D sensor indicates that much better vibration control performance can be readily achieved compared with conventional methods using a similar linear feedback controller. This novel sensor system should provide an alternative or much better solution to many vibration control problems in various engineering practices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6873310
Pages (from-to)254-262
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Active vibration control
  • nonlinear system
  • quasi-zero stiffness (QZS)
  • scissor-like structure (SLS)
  • Vibration sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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