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Robust Adaptive Boundary Control of a Perturbed Hybrid Euler-Bernoulli Beam with Coupled Rigid and Flexible Motion

Ali Tavasoli
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 15, no. 2, pp.680-688, 2017

Abstract : "In this paper, a robust adaptive boundary controller is proposed to stabilize the coupled rigid-flexible motion of an Euler-Bernoulli beam in presence of boundary and distributed perturbations. Applying Hamilton’s principle, the dynamics of the hybrid beam model, including the actuators hub and the payload at its ends, is represented through four nonhomogeneous nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) subject to ordinary differential equations (ODEs) of boundary conditions. Using a Lyapunov-based control synthesis procedure, a robust nonlinear boundary controller is established that asymptotically stabilizes the perturbed beam vibration while regulating the rigid motion coordinates. A redesign of the proposed control laws produces a robust adaptive boundary controller that achieves control objectives in the presence of both parametric and modelling uncertainties. Control design is directly based on system PDEs without truncating the model so that instabilities from spillover effects are mitigated. The control inputs to the beam consist of three forces/torque applied to the actuators hub and a transverse force applied to the tip payload. Simulation results are used to investigate the efficiency of the proposed approach."

Keyword : Boundary control, hybrid beam, robust adaptive control, vibration stabilization.

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