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ISSN : 1598-6721(Print)
ISSN : 2288-0771(Online)
The Korean Society of Manufacturing Process Engineers Vol.4 No.1 pp.49-55
 

Study on the Vibration Control Characteristics of ER Actuator for Application in Intelligence Process Control Systems(PLC)

Jang, Sung-Cheol,

Abstract

This paper presents experiments on the evaluation of characteristics of ER fluids used for vibration control of application in intelligence type process control systems. Dynamic characteristics of the actuator(beam) embedded with the ER fluid can be controlled by changing the strength of the electric field applied on the ER fluids, thus provides a mean to avoid the resonance. In case electric field is supplied to the smart structure with ER fluids, vibration energy is dissipated more than the beam without electric field, because particles in ER fluid form a chain structure in the presence of electric field. The damping and stiffness of the beam with ER fluid are increased when the applied electric field increases. The characteristics of damping and stiffness of the ER fluid with various electric field strength were investigated by conducting a vibration test of the beam with ER fluid. If it applies characteristics of the ER fluids, it will be able to apply in the PLC control system for the vibration which occurs from process system.

지능형 공정제어 시스템 적용을 위한 ER 작동기의 진동제어 특성에 관한 연구

ER Fluids,Process Control Systems,Smart Structure,Vibration Control,Dynamic Characteristics,Program Logic Controller(PLC),

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