This paper presents a novel modeling method and a control system design procedure for a flexible rotor with many elastic modes using active magnetic bearings. The purpose of our research is to let the rotor rotate passing over the 1st and the 2nd critical speeds caused by flexible modes. To achieve this, it is necessary to control motion and vibration of the flexible rotor simultaneously. The new modeling method named as Extended Reduced Order Physical Model is presented to express its motion and vibration uniformly. By using transfer function of flexible rotor-Active Magnetic Bearings system, we designed a local jerk feedback control system and stability analysis by using root locus is carried out. Levitation experimentation is performed and stable levitation and significant vibration suppression effect is achieved.

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