A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Cess by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

By Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

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For a given current rating and magnetic strength, the tubular configuration produces higher force than other less efficient designs. Symmetrical geometry inherently balances the magnetic fields to minimize the attractive forces between the translator and stator. Typical attractive forces for tubular motors are in the range of several pounds in comparison to the several hundred pounds characteristic of conventional forcer-platen types. Absence of high attractive forces in these motors provide for simplified installation and reduce the loading requirements for the thrust block support bearings.

36) K K where Kv > 0 is a constant, am = Kme , akσ = Kfe + σ1 + σ2 , and age = Kge . , Kme s˙ = −Kv s. Since Kv > 0, the resulting system is asymptotically stable. Unfortunately, the hysteresis is unknown a priori in practice. In addition, it is also difficult to obtain the precise values of m, Ke , Kf , Kg . 38) −a ˆge . The following adaptive laws are chosen: ¨d )s − γ11 a ˆm ], a ˆ˙ m = γ1 [(KI e + Kp e˙ + x ˙ − γ21 a ˆkσ ], a ˆ˙ kσ = γ2 [xs ˙a ˆge ], ˆge = γ3 [xs − γ31 a ˙ˆ k 1 = γ4 [|s| − γ41 kˆ1 ], ˙ ˙ − γ51 kˆ2 ].

This greatly reduces the effects of contact-type nonlinearities and disturbances such as backlash and frictional forces, especially when they are used with aerostatic or magnetic bearings. However, the advantages of using mechanical transmission are also consequently lost, such as the inherent ability to reduce the effects of model 26 2 Precision Tracking Motion Control Fig. 9. Sine wave responses with the control scheme (PID) Fig. 10. Unrolling a rotary motor uncertainties and external disturbances.

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