TR2014-038

Lyapunov-Based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes


    •  Benosman, M., "Lyapunov-based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2013.2294094, ISSN: 1063-6536, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 1855-1863, September 2014.
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      • @article{Benosman2014sep1,
      • author = {Benosman, M.},
      • title = {Lyapunov-based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology},
      • year = 2014,
      • volume = 22,
      • number = 5,
      • pages = {1855--1863},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE Control Systems Society},
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/TCST.2013.2294094},
      • issn = {1063-6536},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-038}
      • }
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In this brief, we study the problem of rope sway dynamics control for elevator systems. We choose to actuate the system with a force actuator pulling on the compensation sheave. Under these conditions, we formulate this problem as a bilinear control problem and propose several nonlinear controllers based on Lyapunov theory to stabilize the rope sway dynamics, for different elevator operation conditions. We present a stability analysis of the proposed controllers, and illustrate their performance via numerical tests.