Modeling and Robust Control of Vibrations in a Flexible Four-Bar Mechanism Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Dynamic modeling and controller design for a flexible four-bar mechanism is studied. The fully coupled nonlinear equations of motion are obtained through a constrained Lagrangian approach. Resulting differential-algebraic equations are solved numerically to obtain the system response. A linearized dynamic model is developed which facilitates design of various controllers. The fully coupled nature of the governing equations facilitates control of elastic motion through the input link alone. A simple PD and a robust -synthesis controller are shown to be efficient in suppressing the vibrations of the flexible link as well as controlling the rigid body motion.

published proceedings

  • Vibration and Noise Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Karkoub, M., & Yigit, A. S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Karkoub, Mansour||Yigit, Ahmet S

publication date

  • November 1998