Modelling, simulation and proportional integral control of a pneumatic motor
Marumo, R and Tokhi, MO (2006). Modelling, simulation and proportional integral control of a pneumatic motor. Engineering Letters. 13 (2), pp. 185-194.
|Authors||Marumo, R and Tokhi, MO|
Researchers have shown a considerable amount of interest in the control of pneumatic drives over the past decade, for two main reasons, firstly, the response of the system is very slow and it is difficult to attain set points due to hysteresis and secondly, the dynamic model of the system is highly non-linear, which greatly complicates controller design and development. To address these problems, two streams of research effort have evolved and these are: (i) using conventional methods to develop a modelling and control strategy, (ii) adopting a strategy that does not require mathematical model of the system. This paper presents an investigation into the modelling and control of an air motor incorporating a pneumatic equivalent of the electric H-bridge. The pneumatic H-bridge has been devised for speed and direction control of the motor. The system characteristics are divided into three regions, namely low speed, medium speed and high speed. The system is highly nonlinear in the low speed region, for which neuro-modelling, simulation and control strategies are developed.
|Keywords||Modelling; Neural networks; Pneumatic motor; Simulation|
|Journal citation||13 (2), pp. 185-194|
|Publisher||International Association of Engineers|
|15 Feb 2006|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||15 Jan 2006|
|Deposited||29 Apr 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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