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Title: A robust control approach for suppression of container-slosh using output-feedback based on super-twisting algorithm

Authors: Jyoti Prakash Mishra; Shailaja Ravindra Kurode

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, PIN: 411005, Pune, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, PIN: 411005, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Slosh phenomena are being encountered in various fields leading to performance deterioration. The major challenges in slosh control are due to underactuated nature. Moreover, it is very difficult to measure the slosh angle, which poses additional challenge. In this paper, a control approach for container-slosh system is discussed using output-feedback. To make the controller robust and practically implementable higher order sliding mode (HOSM) scheme is used. Surface is a linear combination of displacement and velocity of the container. Control is developed using second-order sliding modes (SOSM) based on super-twisting algorithm. Closed-loop stability has been verified mathematically using Lyapunov approach. Finally, the performance of the controller is validated in simulations.

Keywords: container sloshing; sliding mode control; SMC; higher order sliding modes; HOSM; output feedback; robust control; super-twisting algorithm; slosh control; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2014.066925

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.24 - 35

Available online: 16 Jan 2015 *

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