Non-linear fuzzy logic control for forced large motions of spinning shafts Academic Article uri icon


  • A unique control approach is developed for prescribed large motion control using magnetic bearings in a proposed active stall control test rig. A finite element based, flexible shaft is modeled in a closed loop system with PD controllers that generate the control signals to support and to shake the rotor shaft. A linearized force model of the stall rig with 16 magnetic poles (4 opposing C-cores) yields stability and frequency responses. The non-linear model retains the non-linearities in Ampere's law, Faraday's law and the Maxwell stress tensor. A fuzzy logic control system is then designed to show the advantages over the conventional controllers with the fully non-linear model.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lei, S. L., Palazzolo, A., Na, U., & Kascak, A.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Lei, SL||Palazzolo, A||Na, U||Kascak, A

publication date

  • August 2000