TR2015-035

Semi-Active Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes


    •  Benosman, M., "Semi-Active Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes," Tech. Rep. TR2015-035, arXiv, January 2015.
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      • @techreport{Benosman2015jan2,
      • author = {Benosman, M.},
      • title = {Semi-Active Control of the Sway Dynamics for Elevator Ropes},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2015,
      • month = jan,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-035}
      • }
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    Advanced Control Systems, Mechatronics


In this work we study the problem of rope sway dynamics control for elevator systems. We choose to actuate the system with a semi-active damper mounted on the top of the elevator car. We propose nonlinear controllers based on Lyapunov theory, to actuate the semi-active damper and stabilize the rope sway dynamics. We study the stability of the proposed controllers, and test their performances on a numerical example.