The giant magnetostrictive actuator has great use in vibration control, but the linear model cannot fully describe its dynamic characteristics. In this chapter, based on the domain wall theory and piezomagnetic theory, a hysteresis nonlinear model is established to fully describe the actuator dynamic characteristics. In combination with the regularisation method, a sliding mode controller has been designed, and the giant magnetostrictive actuator is also studied in the application of active control. Experimental results show that the hysteresis nonlinear model proposed in the chapter can fully describe the actuator’s dynamic characteristics in a wider frequency band and the active control also has a much better isolation effect than the passive vibration; it can significantly attenuate the external incentives.
Part of the book: Noise and Vibration Control