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)
    Journal[No source information available]
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanical Engineering

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