Jan Anthonis

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This paper presents a multiphysics modeling of a switched reluctance motor (SRM) to simulate the acoustic radiation of the electrical machine. The proposed method uses a 2-D finite-element model of the motor to simulate its magnetic properties and a multiphysics mechatronic model of the motor and controls to simulate operating conditions. Magnetic forces on(More)
Vehicle chassis control systems aim at increasing vehicle safety and performance, while ensuring superior passenger comfort. Nearly all control algorithms are sensitive to the inertial parameters of a vehicle. As the vehicle mass, the moments of inertia, and the centre of gravity (COG) position can change significantly during operation, an accurate online(More)
This paper analyzes the impact of realistic actuator constraints on the potential performance of a hydraulic active suspension system. The optimal control force, requested by an independent vehicle-level control law, can often not be generated by the hydraulic actuator due to physical constraints, resulting in a significant reduction of the suspension(More)
The product race has become an innovation race, reconciling challenges of branding, performance, time to market and competitive pricing while complying with ecological, safety and legislation constraints. The answer lies in “smart” products of high complexity, relying on heterogeneous technologies and involving active components. To keep pace with this(More)
AUTOSAR, the Automotive Open System Architecture, is growing to an accepted industrial standard for the development of automotive embedded software. The AUTOSAR design method describes a software development process starting at the architectural design up to the deployment of the developed software on embedded controllers. Since most companies already have(More)
This section presents the recent and near-future uses of information technology (IT) for greenhouse cultivation. After some introduction on the basic physical mechanisms that govern greenhouse cultivation systems, two different approaches to greenhouse management and control are analyzed, the horizontal aspect and the vertical aspect. Then, low-level(More)
This paper investigates the control of pressure in a hydraulic circuit containing a dead band and a time varying delay. The dead band is considered as a linear term and a perturbation. A sliding mode controller is designed. Stability conditions are established by making use of Lyapunov Krasovskii functionals, non-perfect time delay estimation is studied and(More)
The multivariable tracking accuracy on an automotive vibration test rig can be improved by extending the current industrial off-line iterative feedforward procedure with a real time feedback controller. This article compares three MIMO feedback control design procedures with respect to design complexity and obtained performance: (1) DK-iteration, the most(More)