Modelling and open-loop control of a single-link flexible manipulator with genetic algorithms

Shaheed, M.H., Tokhi, M.O., Chipperfield, A.J. and Azad, A.K.M. (2001) Modelling and open-loop control of a single-link flexible manipulator with genetic algorithms. Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, 20, (1), 39 - 55. (doi:10.1260/0263092011492975 ).


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An open-loop control strategy for vibration suppression of a flexible manipulator system using genetic algorithms is presented in this paper. This consists of developing suitable forcing functions so that the dominant vibration modes of the system are not excited and hence the system vibration is reduced. The method requires that the vibration modes of the system be determined very precisely. Genetic algorithms (GAs) are used for this purpose. Low-pass and band-stop (elliptic type) filtered bang-bang torque inputs are accordingly developed on the basis of the identified vibration modes. The filtered torque inputs thus developed are applied to the system in an open-loop configuration and their performances in suppressing structural vibrations of the system are assessed in comparison to a bang-bang torque input. A comparative study of the low-pass and band-stop filtered torque inputs in suppressing the system vibrations are also presented and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1260/0263092011492975
ISSNs: 0263-0923 (print)
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Keywords: filtered, torque, input, flexible, manipulator, genetic, algorithms, open-loop, control, vibration, supression
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 22109
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:41

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