Structural identification and vibration control of flexible systems have drawn much attention in recent years. This article presents an analytical study on a distributed piezoelectric sensor and a distributed actuator coupled with a flexible plate. The integrated piezoelectric sensor/actuator can monitor the oscillation as well as actively control the structural vibration by the direct/converse piezoelectric effects, respectively. Based on Love assumptions, theories on distributed sensing and active vibration control of a plate using piezoelectric materials are derived. By employing the finite element technique, the integrated structure is further discretized. Applications to the dynamic measurement is demonstrated and the dynamic performance of a cantilever plate is also evaluated.

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