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Practical Considerations in the Modelling and Simulation of Electromechanical Actuators

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, Institut Clément Ader, 31077 Toulouse, France
Actuators 2020, 9(4), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040094
Received: 21 July 2020 / Revised: 14 September 2020 / Accepted: 23 September 2020 / Published: 25 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers to Celebrate the SCIE Coverage)
The work reported here was aimed at improving the practical efficiency of the model-based development and integration of electromechanical actuators. Models are proposed to serve as preliminary design, virtual prototyping, and validation. The first part focuses on the early phases of a project in order to facilitate the identification of modelling needs and constraints, and to build a top-level electromechanical actuator model for preliminary studies and sub-specification. Detailed modelling and simulation are then addressed with a mixed view on the control, power capability, and thermal balance. Models for the power chain are firstly considered by focusing on the key practical issues in modelling the electric motor, power electronics, and mechanical power transmission. The same logic is applied to the signal and control chain with practical considerations concerning the parameters of the controller, its digital implementation, the sensors, and their signal conditioning. Numerous orders of magnitude are provided to justify the choices made and to facilitate decision-making for and through simulation activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: actuator; friction; electromechanical; lessons learnt; modelling; simulation; validation actuator; friction; electromechanical; lessons learnt; modelling; simulation; validation
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Maré, Jean-Charles. 2020. "Practical Considerations in the Modelling and Simulation of Electromechanical Actuators" Actuators 9, no. 4: 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040094

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