Modeling and Control of a Magnetostrictive Actuator
Date: December 10 - December 13, 2002
The rate-dependent hysteresis existing in magnetostrictive actuators presents a challenge in control of these actuators. In this paper we propose a novel dynamical model for the hysteresis in a thin magnetostrictive actuator. The model features the coupling of the Preisach operator with an ordinary differential equation (ODE). We prove the well-posedness of the model, study the parameter identification methods, and propose an inverse control scheme. The effectiveness of the identification and inverse control schemes is demonstrated through experimental results.