Simulation and selection schemes for real-time control of a pneumatic cylinder
2003 (English)In: The Bath Workshop on Power Transmission & Motion Control, PTMC' 03 / [ed] C. R. Burrows & K. A. Edge, London, Bury St Edmunds, UK: Professional Engineering Publishing , 2003, 307-318 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Simulation techniques are used in this project to predict the dynamic behaviour of a rod-less pneumatic cylinder in real-time. This forms a controller for position control of the cylinder using selection and optimisation methods based on simulation results. This paper reports on the current state of ongoing research, emphasising extending the use of simulation techniques within real-time applications. A test setup is presented with a pneumatic cylinder controlled by four 3/2 on/off valves. The valves form a modulating energy input to the cylinder. The valve switch timing is established by short simulations of different possible scenarios. A selection scheme is then applied and the most suitable simulation forms the control signals for the valves. Experimental results together with the corresponding simulations are presented.
The presented setup uses the real-time operating system Linux/RTAI to host the simulation, selection and control software.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, Bury St Edmunds, UK: Professional Engineering Publishing , 2003. 307-318 p.
Pneumatic, simulation, selection scheme, control, real-time
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24282Local ID: 3898OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24282DiVA: diva2:244599
The Bath Workshop on Power Transmission & Motion Control, PTMC' 03, Bath, United Kingdom, 10th-12th September, 2003