International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

ISSN: 2074-904X (Print), ISSN: 2074-9058 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJISA Vol.4, No.11, Oct. 2012

Model Reference PID Control of an Electro-hydraulic Drive

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Ayman A. Aly

Index Terms

Hydraulic Crane;Nonlinear PID;Model Reference;Adaptive Control


Hydraulic cranes are inherently nonlinear and contain components exhibiting strong friction, saturation, variable inertia mechanical loads, etc. The characteristics of these non-linear components are usually not known exactly as structure or parameters. For these reasons, tuning of the traditional PID controller parameters to control this system for the required performance faces a strong challenge. 
In this paper a new approach to design an adaptive PID control has the ability to solve the control problem of highly nonlinear systems such as the hydraulic crane was proposed. The core of the design method depends on comparing the performance of the Model Reference (MR) response with the nonlinear model response and feeding an adaptation signal to the PID control system to eliminate the error in between. It is found that the proposed MR-PID control policy provided the most consistent performance in terms of rise time and settling time regardless of the nonlinearities.

Cite This Paper

Ayman A. Aly,"Model Reference PID Control of an Electro-hydraulic Drive", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.11, pp.24-32, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2012.11.03


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