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Dual-mode predictive control of a rotor suspension system

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Rotor active magnetic bearing (rotor-AMB) systems are frequently used to alleviate vibrations for various applications such as in national defense, manufacturing industries, IC production, and aerospace engineering. One obstacle to improve machining efficiency and quality is the open-loop instability of rotor-AMB systems during the machining process. We built a closed-loop processing platform using a spindle rotor installed with AMBs and thereby developed a rotor-AMB suspension system embedded with a dual-mode predictive controller (DMPC). The performance of the system is thus substantially improved. In the proposed DMPC, both model-based prediction and receding horizon optimization are utilized to guarantee the closed-loop stability of the rotor-AMB suspension systems with input constraints. Finally, the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method are examined through substantial levitation experiments on a machining platform with installed AMBs.

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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. U1713203, 61803168, 51729501) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2018M642822).

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Wu, Y., Ren, G. & Zhang, H. Dual-mode predictive control of a rotor suspension system. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 63, 112204 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-019-9896-2

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  • dual-mode predictive control
  • system identification
  • optimization control
  • model predictive control
  • suspension control