Controlling coupled flexible links rotating in the horizontal plane

Stephen Yurkovich, Anthony P. Tzes, Kenneth L. Hillsley

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A progress report on an ongoing effort toward identification and control of slewing flexible-member systems is presented from both an analytical and an experimental viewpoint. The laboratory effort is focused on experimentation on a two-link apparatus in which both members are very flexible, and where each member is instrumented with acceleration sensing and is driven by a separate motor equipped with velocity and position sensing. Analytical and experimental investigations are discussed relative to the interaction effects (coupling) between the two flexible members as flexible modes from each become evident in the responses measured relative to one another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the 1990 American Control Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: May 23 1990May 25 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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