Proportional integral derivative controller based on ant colony optimization for vibration cancellation of horizontal flexible plate structure

Muhammad Izzuddin Akmal Zamri, Muhamad Sukri Hadi, Aida Nur Syafiqah Shaari, Nadzirah Mohd Mokhtar


Flexible plate structure provides many benefits as compared to their rigid counterparts including lower energy consumption, effective, lightweight, and quick response. However, the vibration easily affects the flexible plate structure resulting in structural damage. This study introduces the modelling of a flexible plate structure based on a system identification technique known as ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm for vibration control. Firstly, the input-output vibration data that represent the actual structure of flexible plate was achieved from the experiment. Next, the acquired vibration data was used to develop a dynamic model of the flexible plate structure. The performances of the ACO algorithm were assess based on mean squared error (MSE), pole-zero plot and correlation test in order to get a precise and reliable outcome. The results show that ACO algorithm achieved the minimum MSE which was 6.7613×10−6, high stability of pole-zero plot and excellent correlation test. Subsequently, the best model of ACO was chosen to create controller based on an active vibration control technique. It was noticed that the controller managed to obtain a 6.19 dB reduction at the first mode vibration in which the percentage of attenuation of the controller was 10.63% for sinusoidal disturbances and 9.64% for multiple sinusoidal disturbances.


active vibration control; ant colony optimization; horizontal flexible plate; swarm intelligence algorithm; system identification;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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