Fault tolerant control of magnetic bearings Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper provides a new algorithm and test verification for implementing fault-tolerant operation of magnetically suspended, flexible shaft, rotating machinery. The currents to the magnetic bearing are redistributed in a manner so that the bearing actuator preserves the same linearized magnetic forces after some of its coils experience failure. The algorithm that searches a database for the appropriate failure compensation matrix utilizes a Boolean description of the failure state to quickly locate and download its target. The test results are shown to have good agreement with the system simulation results presented.

author list (cited authors)

  • Na, U. J., Palazzolo, A. B., Montague, G., Provenza, A., Choi, B., & Kascak, A.

publication date

  • December 2001