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Author Abuelenin, S.M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Magnetic levitation ♦ Control systems ♦ Actuators ♦ Fuzzy logic ♦ Displacement control ♦ Magnetic forces ♦ Nonlinear control systems ♦ Voltage ♦ Gravity ♦ Dynamic range
Abstract In this paper we present a Fuzzy Logic control approach designed to stabilize a multi-input multi-output magnetic suspension system. The system has four cubic floaters and four actuators that apply magnetic forces on the floaters, the suspension is performed by changing the voltages applied on the actuators, hence changing their currents, producing vertical magnetic forces that balance with the gravitational force. A fuzzy logic controller is used to control each actuator; the system is nonlinear and sensitive to initial conditions. Another fuzzy logic controller is used as a supervisory controller in order to increase the dynamic range of the system, enabling it to stabilize the floaters when the initial displacements are relatively big. Another design consideration was to keep the four floaters in the same plane as much as possible, to perform that task, a PD controller was set to modulate the currents of the four actuators in order to minimize an error signal measuring the relative vertical displacement of all the four floaters. Simulation results show that the designed control scheme stabilized the system for the design constrains.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, Sinai University, Arish, Egypt (Abuelenin, S.M.)
ISBN 9781424435968
ISSN 10987584
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-08-20
Publisher Place South Korea
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 738.08 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 676
Ending Page 681


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library