Performance Assessment of a Multi-Frequency Controller Applied to a Flexible Rotor Magnetic Bearing System - Contact Dynamics

A H G Abulrub, M Necip Sahinkaya, Clifford R Burrows, Patrick S Keogh, H Ulbrich (Editor), L Ginzinger (Editor)

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Abstract

Vibrations associated with external disturbances and rotor faults, such as cracks, usually exhibit themselves as harmonic components of the synchronous frequency. The essence of the multi-frequency form of the synchronous recursive open loop adaptive controller (ROLAC) is that it can minimise a number of vibration components simultaneously, for example, synchronous rotor vibration at frequency Ω, its harmonics and sub-harmonics within any defined range. This requires on-line identification of the speed dependent partial receptance matrix by using a multifrequency test signal incorporating all of the pertinent harmonic components. The question arises: What is the degradation in performance if the rotor comes into contact with its retainer bearing? This may arise when a magnetically levitated rotor is installed on a movable base frame, for example on board a ship or an aircraft. A simulation study is described to examine this question. It comprises a flexible rotor supported by two active magnetic bearings. Eight displacement transducers are positioned along the rotor. A local PID controller is provided for each axis of the magnetic bearings to ensure stability and alignment of the rotor at a central position. An outer ROLAC loop is incorporated at each bearing to control the vibrations at discrete frequencies of 0.5Ω, Ω, 2Ω and 3Ω. In addition, a multi-frequency disturbance was applied to the rotor causing contact with its retainer bearing. The performance of the multi-frequency ROLAC is assessed in preventing contact, or recovering the rotor position if contact occurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages11-20
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Event9th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control - Munich, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 200818 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period15/09/0818/09/08

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    Abulrub, A. H. G., Sahinkaya, M. N., Burrows, C. R., Keogh, P. S., Ulbrich, H. (Ed.), & Ginzinger, L. (Ed.) (2008). Performance Assessment of a Multi-Frequency Controller Applied to a Flexible Rotor Magnetic Bearing System - Contact Dynamics. 11-20. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control, Munich, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9438-5_2