This paper presents an approach to control design for flexible structures based on the transfer matrix method (TMM). The approach optimizes the closed-loop pole locations while working directly on the infinite-dimensional TMM model. The approach avoids spatial discretization, eliminating the possibility of modal spillover. The design strategy is based on an iterative process of optimizing the closed-loop pole locations using a Nelder-Mead simplex algorithm and then performing hardware-in-the-loop experiments to see how the pole locations are affecting the closed-loop step response. The evolution of the cost function used to optimized the pole locations is discussed. Contour plots (three dimensional Bode plots) in the complex s-plane are used to visualize the pole locations. A computationally efficient methodology for finding the closed-loop pole locations during the optimization is presented. The technique is applied to a single-flexible-link robot and experimental results show that the optimization procedure improves upon an initial, Bode-based compensator design, leading to a lower settling time.
Infinite-Dimensional Pole-Optimization Control Design for Flexible Structures Using the Transfer Matrix Method
Contributed by the Design Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Manuscript received December 29, 2012; final manuscript received August 30, 2013; published online October 4, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
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Krauss, R. W. (October 4, 2013). "Infinite-Dimensional Pole-Optimization Control Design for Flexible Structures Using the Transfer Matrix Method." ASME. J. Comput. Nonlinear Dynam. January 2014; 9(1): 011004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4025352
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