A Lyapunov-based control strategy is proposed for the regulation of a Cartesian robot manipulator, which is modeled as a flexible cantilever beam with a translational base support. The beam (arm) cross-sectional area is assumed to be uniform and Euler-Bernoulli beam theory assumptions are considered. Moreover, two types of damping mechanisms; namely viscous and structural dampings, are considered for the arm material properties. The arm base motion is controlled utilizing a linear actuator, while a piezoelectric (PZT) patch actuator is bonded on the surface of the flexible beam for suppressing residual beam vibrations. The equations of motion for the system are obtained using Hamilton’s principle, which are based on the original infinite dimensional distributed system. Utilizing the Lyapunov method, the control force acting on the linear actuator and control voltage for the PZT actuator are designed such that the base is regulated to a desired set-point and the exponential stability of the system is attained. Depending on the composition of the controller, some favorable features appear such as elimination of control spillovers, controller convergence at finite time, suppression of residual oscillations and simplicity of the control implementation. The feasibility of the controller is validated through both numerical simulations and experimental testing.
A Lyapunov-Based Piezoelectric Controller for Flexible Cartesian Robot Manipulators
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received by the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division January 3, 2003; final revision, September 19, 2003. Associate Editor: M. Goldfarb.
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Dadfarnia, M., Jalili, N., Xian, B., and Dawson, D. M. (August 5, 2004). "A Lyapunov-Based Piezoelectric Controller for Flexible Cartesian Robot Manipulators ." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. June 2004; 126(2): 347–358. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1767854
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