Title: On the dynamics and control of a guideway under a moving mass

Authors: Thomas Frischgesell, Tomasz Krzyzynski, Roman Bogacz, Karl Popp

Addresses: Institute of Mechanics, University of Hannover, Appelstrabe 11, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; (since October 1996) Mannesmann Datenverarbeitung GmbH, Industrial Automation, Ratingen-Lintorf, Rehhecke 50, D-40885 Ratingen, Germany. ' Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Swietokrzyska 21, PL-00-049 Warsaw, Poland. ' Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Swietokrzyska 21, PL-00-049 Warsaw, Poland. ' Institute of Mechanics, University of Hannover, Appelstrabe 11, D-30167 Hannover, Germany

Abstract: The paper deals with the dynamics and control of lightweight guideway structures subjected to a moving load. Firstly, a continuous finite beam under a moving mass is considered. The solution is obtained in the form of a Fourier series by generalisation of an approach by Kaczkowski (1963). Critical parameters of the load, i.e. the mass and the velocity, are determined and compared with results calculated by a finite element approach and a modal transformation. Secondly, a control concept is investigated. The aim is to minimise the follower deflection under the moving mass. Using the finite element approach static control schemes, a PID-controller and a controller that uses observer techniques are introduced. Measurements are carried out on an experimental set-up for comparison.

Keywords: active control; finite element method; FEM; Fourier series; guideway dynamics; guideway control; moving load; observer technique; output-feedback; state-feedback.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1999.054632

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1999 Vol.6 No.1/2/3/4, pp.176 - 189

Available online: 18 Jun 2013

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