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Stability Analysis of QFT Controllers Designed for Hydraulic Actuators Using Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Modeling Approach

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Masoumeh Esfandiari, Nariman Sepehri

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Paper No. FPMC2013-4451, pp. V001T01A031; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/FPMC2013-4451
From:
  • ASME/BATH 2013 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control
  • ASME/BATH 2013 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control
  • Sarasota, Florida, USA, October 6–9, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5608-6
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Although, robust controllers that have been designed for hydraulic actuators based on quantitative feedback theory (QFT) have shown satisfactory performance, their stability is limited to certain set of inputs-outputs. This paper explores, for the first time, the stability of a QFT controller using stability theorem of Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy systems. To do this, first the hydraulic closed-loop system is represented by a T-S fuzzy model that is formed through a nonlinear combination of some local linear models. Next, the stability of the resulting T-S fuzzy system is analyzed simply by stability analysis of its local linear models. This approach is used to study the stability of a QFT position controller previously developed for hydraulic actuators. Results show guaranteed stability of the QFT controller over a wide range of operation and in the presence of parametric uncertainties.

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