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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Modelling and control of segmented long-stator permanent-magnet linear synchronous motors

Lines, Christopher Roger 11 March 2014 (has links)
A novel control strategy for segmented long-stator permanent magnet linear synchronous motors is presented that is particularly suited to ropeless hoisting. The stator (primary) is segmented into modular sections that are shorter than the moving reaction plate (secondary) and a single voltage source inverter per conveyance is used to power the energised sections. Efficient partial excitation of the stator is achieved with an intermediate switching layer placed between the stator sections and the inverter. The common voltage supplied to the sections is controlled with any standard motor vector control technique. Computer simulation and a purpose-built laboratory prototype show the strategy to be effective. There is scope for future research into full sensorless control of the proposed arrangement and a method of further modulating the supply voltage for those stator sections that are only partially covered by the reaction plate, particularly when operating at higher speeds. Stemming from initial efforts to mathematically model the linear motor, a novel electromagnetic modelling approach was formulated. This hybrid magnetic-equivalentcircuit (MEC) and finite element method (FEM) approach is suited to efficient dynamic simulation and is explicated with a worked example. The method yields accurate results when compared with pure FEM. An MEC formulation is used for highly-permeable polygonal regions, whereas the magnetic field outside these regions is solved, by superposition, as the combined effect of boundary conditions that interface with those MEC regions and any magnetic sources. The required parameter sets for solving the field outside the regions represented as MECs are purely dependent on the geometry of the problem space and are thus precomputed. The force acting on a chosen group of moving components is calculated using an approximation of the Maxwell Stress Tensor method. Future research could address the present limitation that the highly-permeable regions are meshed using exclusively-rectangular flux tube elements. A dynamic simulation model that caters for the discontinuities of a segmented stator was ultimately derived using an extended space-vector approach and its implementation as a generic Simulink R blockset is detailed. The motor parameters are determined from static FEM solutions over the range of reaction plate displacement, assuming no magnetic saturation.
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Field analysis and design of a moving iron linear alternator for use with linear engine

Rerkpreedapong, Dulpichet. January 1999 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--West Virginia University, 1999. / Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains v, 92 p. : ill. Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-83).
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Investigation, analysis and design of the linear brushless doubly-fed machine

Seifkhani, Farroh 08 February 1991 (has links)
This thesis covers the efforts of the design, analysis, characteristics, and construction of a Linear Brush less Doubly-Fed Machine (LBDFM), as well as the results of the investigations and comparison with its actual prototype. In recent years, attempts to develop new means of high-speed, efficient transportation have led to considerable world-wide interest in high-speed trains. This concern has generated interests in the linear induction motor which has been considered as one of the more appropriate propulsion systems for Super-High-Speed Trains (SHST). Research and experiments on linear induction motors are being actively pursued in a number of countries. Linear induction motors are generally applicable for the production of motion in a straight line, eliminating the need for gears and other mechanisms for conversion of rotational motion to linear motion. The idea of investigation and construction of the linear brushless doubly-fed motor was first propounded at Oregon State University, because of potential applications as Variable-Speed Transportation (VST) system. The perceived advantages of a LBDFM over other LIM's are significant reduction of cost and maintenance requirements. The cost of this machine itself is expected to be similar to that of a conventional LIM. However, it is believed that the rating of the power converter required for control of the traveling magnetic wave in the air gap is a fraction of the machine rating. The constructional design of the machine is such that the primary contains two 3-phase windings. One of these 3-phase systems is connected directly to the utility grid; the second 3-phase system, with a different number of poles, is connected to a power electronic converter which has the capability of providing adjustable frequency and amplitude of voltage or current. The speed of the traveling magnetic field can be varied simply by controlling the output frequency of the power electronic converter. The design of the actual machine is such that the two 3-phase systems laid in the primary of the machine are magnetically decoupled from each other because of the difference in pole number of the two systems, (e.g. 6-pole and 2-pole for the test prototype machine in our research lab). The other degree of freedom that this machine provides, is the operation of the machine under two distinct speeds by implementing the pole change technique. This mode of operation can give only discrete changes in speed, however, it provides efficient running at those speeds with a minimum of control mechanism. On the other hand, it is anticipated that the LBDFM with two actively fed windings will produce a continuously adjustable speed over a wide range. Hence, LBDFM will be superior if it can be designed to function effectively. / Graduation date: 1991
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Modeling and control of linear motor feed drives for grinding machines

Xie, Qiulin. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008. / Committee Chair: Steven Y Liang; Committee Member: Chen Zhou; Committee Member: David G Taylor; Committee Member: Min Zhou; Committee Member: Shreyes N Melkote.
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Advanced propulsion systems for linear motion with high performance requirements /

Zhou, Xiaolin. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Oregon State University, 2006. / Printout. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-79). Also available on the World Wide Web.
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An investigation of high speed, thin steel rotor, annular, double sided, linear induction motors

Peabody, Frank Gerald January 1988 (has links)
The objective of this dissertation is to analyse the performance of a linear induction motor suitable to drive a circular saw blade. A selection of analytical methods available from the field of electrical machine theory was used to investigate the particular type of motor. The theoretical analysis is supported by an extensive experimental investigation. Although LIMs have been designed, analyzed and applied in other applications, significant differences exist between those LIMs and the one used for the new application. These include: the annular shaped motor, the smaller air gap, and the rotor which is thin and made of steel. Because of these differences, the methods used by previous investigators were not sufficient to design the LIM required. The theoretical analysis used a selection of methods described in the literature to quantify the effect of the rotor material, the end effect and the edge effect. New methods are described to analyse the effect of the annular shape, the normal forces on the rotor and the coil connection. In addition, a new consideration in the optimisation of these type of motors is described. An extensive experimental program was undertaken. Six different linear motors were constructed with output powers ranging from one to fifty kWatts. In addition, inverters, dynamometers, flux measurement apparatus, speed measurement, thrust measurement and friction measurement apparatus were designed and constructed. The effects on performance of slot harmonics, winding connections, the end effect and the edge effect were measured. Several contributions to the field of electrical machine theory are presented. The first is a new annular disc motor resistivity correction factor. Second, is the analysis of the effects of poles in parallel versus in series in linear induction motors. Third, is the experimental comparison between odd and even pole designs. The fourth is a second optimum goodness consideration for LIMs, which had not previously been considered. The fifth is the analysis of the rotor/stator attractive force for magnetic rotor double sided motors and a description of the flux (crenelated flux) which causes the force. Finally, a criterion for when the re-entry effect may occur is presented. / Applied Science, Faculty of / Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of / Graduate
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Modulating dynamic stiffness of a direct-drive brushless linear DC motor

Miller, Joel Christopher 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.
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Two-stroke linear engine

Nandkumar, Subhash. January 1998 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--West Virginia University, 1998. / Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains x, 82 p. : ill. (some col.). Vita. Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70).
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Design, construction, and testing of a combined magnetic levitation and propulsion system.

Atlas, Michael January 1977 (has links)
Thesis. 1977. B.S.--Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. / MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ENGINEERING. / Includes bibliographical references. / B.S.
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Modeling and control of linear motor feed drives for grinding machines

Xie, Qiulin 08 January 2008 (has links)
One of the most common goals in manufacturing is to improve the quality and accuracy of the parts being fabricated without reducing productivity. Aiming at this goal, many different manufacturing processes have been developed. Among them, machining plays a major role in increasing product accuracy. As an important machining process, grinding is a vital step that can produce both fine finish and dimensional accuracy for applications in which the workpiece material is either hard or brittle. Currently, the ball screw is the most frequently used setup for grinding machine tool feed drive. However, the existence of transmission components induces wear, high friction, backlash, and also lower system stiffness; therefore, applications of conventional feed drives for high speed and high accuracy machining are very limited. As a promising technology, a linear motor feed drive discards the transmission system; therefore, it eliminates transmission induced error, such as backlash and pitch error, and avoids stiffness reduction as well. As a result, a linear motor drive can achieve both high speed and high accuracy performance. A linear motor feed drive will be subject to external disturbances such as friction, force ripple and machining force. Due to the lack of a transmission unit, the tracking behavior of a linear motor feed drive is prone to be affected by external disturbances and model parameter variations. Thus, in order to deliver high performance, a controller should be capable of achieving high accuracy in the presence of external disturbance and parameter uncertainty. This dissertation proposes a general robust motion control framework for the CNC design of a linear motor feed drive to achieve high speed/high precision as well as low speed/high precision. An application to the linear motor feed drives in grinding machines was carried out. One of the developed algorithms is the HSMC, which combines the merits of a reaching law based sliding mode control and a modified disturbance observer for precision tracking to address the practical issues of friction, force ripple, and grinding force disturbances. Another algorithm presented is ASMC, which combines the reaching law based sliding mode control with adaptive disturbance estimation to achieve an adaptive robust motion control.

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