CONTROL DESIGN VIA TAM AND H-INFINITY APPROACHES - A FLEXIBLE BEAM CASE-STUDY Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The target approximation method (TAM) and H∞ control theory are used to design robust vibration control of a flexible beam. The beam dynamics are approximated by a few lower order vibration modes of the beam. The remaining modes are treated as a modeling error. In the closed-loop system the uncontrolled and controlled modes interact through the control and observation spillovers, which cause a degraded system performance. The TAM solves the problem in the time domain by designing gains and actuator and sensor locations such that the closed-loop system imitates a target which has no spillovers. The H∞ approach tackles the problem in the frequency domain by designing a controller which attenuates a class of disturbing signals, including the disturbance generated by the uncontrolled modes. The TAM always gives a lower order controller than the H∞ approach. The H∞ approach might not be a good solution for the spillover effect minimization problem when the controller can only have a low-order estimator. The H∞ gains are much greater than the TAM gains. This implies that the H∞ controller consumes more power than the TAM controller.

author list (cited authors)

  • TANG, T. S., HUANG, G. M., & IEEE, C.

publication date

  • December 1990