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Development of a multiple-axis actuator control system

Development of a multiple-axis actuator control system
Development of a multiple-axis actuator control system

The paper details the characteristics of a multiple axis actuator control system, the Package Actuator Control System or PACS, developed at the University of Western Australia. The system was developed to answer the increasing need for highly complex motion and load sequences to be applied during centrifuge model tests. It features four PID controllers, each driving an independent axis of actuator motion (or controlling another tool), a waveform generator and sequence controller. These modules are contained within a single intuitive user interface. This interface allows seamless switching between automated and manual control, resulting in simultaneous independent automated control of the four axes in load and/or displacement control. All of the researchers and technicians involved in experiments using the UWA beam centrifuge are capable of operating this system, after brief training by the beam centrifuge operator, supported by the software author.

325-330
CRC Press
De Catania, S.
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Breen, J.
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Gaudin, C.
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White, D.J.
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Springman, Sarah
De Catania, S.
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Breen, J.
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Gaudin, C.
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White, D.J.
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Springman, Sarah

De Catania, S., Breen, J., Gaudin, C. and White, D.J. (2010) Development of a multiple-axis actuator control system. Springman, Sarah (ed.) In Research and Innovation using Geotechnical Physical Modelling : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2010, ICPMG 2010. vol. 1, CRC Press. pp. 325-330 .

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Abstract

The paper details the characteristics of a multiple axis actuator control system, the Package Actuator Control System or PACS, developed at the University of Western Australia. The system was developed to answer the increasing need for highly complex motion and load sequences to be applied during centrifuge model tests. It features four PID controllers, each driving an independent axis of actuator motion (or controlling another tool), a waveform generator and sequence controller. These modules are contained within a single intuitive user interface. This interface allows seamless switching between automated and manual control, resulting in simultaneous independent automated control of the four axes in load and/or displacement control. All of the researchers and technicians involved in experiments using the UWA beam centrifuge are capable of operating this system, after brief training by the beam centrifuge operator, supported by the software author.

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Published date: 2010
Venue - Dates: 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2010, ICPMG 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010-06-28 - 2010-07-01

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Local EPrints ID: 419877
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419877
PURE UUID: 4064cda6-daff-4a26-8b4b-5bb17c9688f0
ORCID for D.J. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2968-582X

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 01:25

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