On the design of magnetic suspension systems

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First, the dynamic performance of magnetic suspension systems, which are designed on the basis of linear feedback laws, are examined. Then, nonlinear control laws are developed to make the dynamics of a suspension system to be exactly that of a linear spring-mass-damper system. It is found that such control laws are not defined for all initial conditions of the supported mass. Lastly, it is shown that it is possible to achieve a true spring-mass-damper behavior for all initial conditions by using two electromagnets, but operating only one at a time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)GT239 7p
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventInternational Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition - Brussels, Belg
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 14 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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