Flexible Rotor Test Stand
Vibration Damping of a 2-DOF Flexible Beam :
The aim is to damp out the vibration of a flexible beam, connected to a rotor at one end, and free at the other end.
This beam rotates at a very high speed (up to 3000rpm), and the damping control force is applied at the free end through a magnetic bearing assembly.
Position of the end point is measured by 2 linear CCD cameras, and the shear force at the end is measured by an XY shear sensor.
This controller is implemented on a Pentium Pro 266MHz based machine, running the QNX real time OS. The interface is achieved through the Quanser MultiQ I/O board.
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