In this paper, a tracking control of hydroforming pressure which is used for precision forming of sheet metals, is considered. In this process, forming pressure of the process needs to be strictly controlled to ensure high quality of the forming products. However, conventional control method alone makes it difficult to achieve satisfactory control performance due to complexities and uncertainties of the process. To overcome this problem, a fuzzy self-learning control scheme is proposed. In the proposed scheme, a series of experiments were performed to show the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme and to investigate influence of the design parameters of the proposed algorithm. The experimental results show that the proposed fuzzy self-learning controller can guarantee good tracking performance and thus, high quality of products even when knowledge of the process is vague, imprecise and fragmentary.

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