Hydraulic systems play an important role in modern industry owing to the fact that hydraulic actuator systems have many advantages over other technologies with electric motors, high durability, and the ability to produce large force at high speeds. Therefore, the hydraulic actuator has a wide range of application fields such as hydraulic pressing machines, moulding technology, etc. where controlled forces or pressures with high accuracy and fast response are the most significant demands. Consequently, many hybrid actuator models have been developed for research on how to control forces or pressures with the best results. The current paper presents a new kind of hydraulic load simulator for conducting performance and stability tests for control forces of hydraulic hybrid systems. In the dynamic loading process, disturbance makes the control performance (such as stability, frequency response, loading sensitivity, etc.) decrease or turn bad. In order to improve the control performance of a loading system and to eliminate or reduce the disturbance, an online self-tuning fuzzy proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is designed. Experiments are carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed control method applied for hydraulic systems with varied external disturbance as in real working conditions.
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|