An Electromechanical Simulation Method for Active Vibration Control of a Magnetic Bearing Supported Rotor Conference Paper uri icon


  • A reliable electromechanical simulation model is essential for designing rotor systems supported by magnetic bearings. Accurate predictions of forced response, critical speeds and stability are required to assure machinery health and reliability. This paper presents a general methodology which couples a finite element based model of the rotor with state space models of the sensors, control system and actuators. A least squares based algorithm is presented for obtaining the state space representation of the digital (DSP) controller, actuator, and power amplifiers from their measured frequency response functions. This general simulation method is illustrated by application to a cryogenic magnetic bearing test rig at NASA Lewis.

name of conference

  • Volume 3C: General

published proceedings

  • Volume 3C: General

author list (cited authors)

  • Tang, P., Palazzolo, A. B., Brown, G., DiRusso, E., & Kascak, A.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Tang, Punan||Palazzolo, AB||Brown, Gerald||DiRusso, Eliseo||Kascak, Albert

publication date

  • May 1993