Gerardo Silva-Navarro

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In this paper is described the application of an on-line algebraic identification methodology for parameter and signal estimation in vibrating systems. The algebraic identification is employed to estimate the frequency and amplitude of exogenous vibrations a ecting the mechanical system using only position measurements. The algebraic identification is(More)
This work describes the modeling and control of an experimental platform associated to a single link flexible robot, whose motion is restricted to an horizontal plane, thus neglecting the gravity effects. The modeling problem is addressed using the so-called Euler-Bernoulli beam equation. The design, construction and integration of an experimental setup(More)
In this work a LQR scheme for vibration control in a rotor system is presented. The rotor system has two disks in an asymmetrical configuration along the shaft and its model is obtained by applying finite element techniques. A reduced order model of seven degrees of freedom is experimentally validated for the synthesis of active LQR control laws, using both(More)
In the present work, the modeling of a rigid-flexible two link robot via the Euler-Lagrange formalism, is outlined. The flexible-link is considered to be an Euler-Bernoulli beam with a mass attached at its free end simulating a payload. Two control schemes which are known to yield acceptable results for single flexible-link robots are extended and applied(More)
This paper leads with the active cancellation problem of mechanical vibrations in rotor-bearing systems. The use of an active disk is proposed for actively balancing a rotor by means of locating a balancing mass at a suitable position. Two nonlinear controllers with integral compensation are proposed to put the balancing mass at a specific position.(More)
This paper describes the problem of design of an experimental setup for rotordynamic analysis and unbalance control. The rotor system has two disks in an asymmetrical configuration along a steel shaft which is connected to a three phase AC motor by a flexible coupling. A suspension with two linear electromechanical actuators is used to control actively the(More)
This paper is about mechanical vibration absorption in a cantilever beam. This is accomplished by an active control scheme. The experimental set up consists of an aluminum cantilever beam clamped to an electrodynamical shaker. In that the main actuator is a piezoelectric patch and the feedback signal is obtained with a small piezoelectric accelerometer. For(More)
In this article an active vibration absorption scheme for linear mass-spring-damper mechanical systems subject to exogenous multi-frequency harmonic excitations is presented. The proposed scheme considers an active vibration absorber as a dynamic controller, which can simultaneously be used for vibration attenuation and desired position reference trajectory(More)
This work deals with the problem of modelling and analysis in rotordynamics as well as the active control of vibrations caused by unbalance in a rotor system. The system model was obtained by Finite Element Method taking into account the gyroscopic effects. The finite element model is used to get the Campbell diagram, the critical speeds, the modal shapes(More)