Title: Multidisciplinary modelling and position tracking control of an electro-hydrostatic actuator using a novel adaptive fuzzy-PID controller

Authors: Mohammad Javad Mirshojaeian Hosseini; Mahdi Aliyari Shoorehdeli

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Faculty, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran ' Electrical Engineering Faculty, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Electro-hydrostatic actuator (EHA) is a kind of hydraulic system in which fluid is routed directly by pump to the actuator. In this study, a novel adaptive fuzzy-PID controller is developed to improve position controlling performance of an EHA. First of all, design and simulation of an EHA by using multidisciplinary modelling method is presented. This model is evaluated by soft validation method. The whole proposed novel control system is composed of a pair of interconnected subsystems, that is, a simple fuzzy-PID controller (SFPID) and a radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) to enhance the tracking performance. The RBFNN fuzzy-PID control (RBFNNF-PID) is applied to EHA. Also, SFPID control, fuzzy-PID control based on extended Kalman filter using grey predictor (FPIDKG) and simple adaptive control (SAC) as significant controls are applied to EHA. The simulation results have shown a significant improvement in transient response and reduction in sum square error (SSE).

Keywords: electro-hydrostatic actuators; EHA; neuro fuzzy control; PID controllers; multidisciplinary modelling; mechatronics; tracking control; adaptive control; neural networks; controller design; position control; simulation; extended Kalman filter; grey predictor; transient response; sum square error; SSE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2014.066923

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.36 - 52

Received: 16 Apr 2014
Accepted: 10 Sep 2014

Published online: 16 Jan 2015 *

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