TR2014-067

Lyapunov-Based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes


    •  Benosman, M.; Fukui, D., "Lyapunov-based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858585, ISSN: 0743-1619, ISBN: 978-1-4799-3272-6, June 2014, pp. 329-334.
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      • @inproceedings{Benosman2014jun2,
      • author = {Benosman, M. and Fukui, D.},
      • title = {Lyapunov-based Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {329--334},
      • month = jun,
      • organization = {IEEE Control Systems Society},
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ACC.2014.6858585},
      • issn = {0743-1619},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-3272-6},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-067}
      • }
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    Advanced Control Systems, Dynamical Systems, Mechatronics


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Schematic representation of an elevator shaft showing the different variables used in the model.

In this work we study the problem of rope sway dynamics control for elevator systems. We formulate this problem as a bilinear control problem and propose nonlinear controllers based on Lyapunov theory, to stabilize the rope sway dynamics. We study the stability of the proposed controllers, and test their performances on a numerical example.