Self-Powered Active Vibration Control: Concept, Modeling, and Testing

Jin Yang Li, Songye Zhu

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21 Citations (Scopus)


Despite their superior control performance, active vibration control techniques cannot be widely used in some engineering fields because of their substantial power demand in controlling large-scale structures. As an innovative solution to this problem, an unprecedented self-powered active vibration control system was developped in this study. The topological design, working mechanism, and power flow of the proposed system are presented herein. The self-powering ability of the system was confirmed based on a detailed power flow analysis of vibration control processes. A self-powered actively controlled actuator was designed and applied to a scaled active vibration isolation table. The feasibility and effectiveness of the innovative system were successfully validated through a series of analytical, numerical, and experimental investigations. The setup and control strategy of the proposed system can be readily extended to diversified active vibration control applications in various engineering fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-137
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Energy harvesting
  • Power equilibrium
  • Self-powered active vibration control
  • Skyhook control
  • Smart control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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