Adaptive boundary control of out-of-plane cable vibration

H. Canbolat, D. Dawson, C. Rahn, S. Nagarkatti

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This paper develops active controllers for the out-of-plane vibration of a flexible cable using boundary actuators and sensors. An exact model knowledge controller exponentially stabilizes the cable displacement assuming known system parameters. An adaptive controller asymptotically stabilizes the cable displacement while compensating for parametric uncertainty in the actuator mass and cable tension. The performance of the controllers is experimentally demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-969
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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