An Autotuning Method for a Fractional Order PD Controller for Vibration Suppression

  • Cristina I. MuresanEmail author
  • Robin De Keyser
  • Isabela R. Birs
  • Silviu Folea
  • Ovidiu Prodan
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Fractional order controllers are receiving an ever-increasing interest from the research community due to their advantages. However, most of the tuning procedures for fractional order controllers assume a fully known mathematical model of the process. In this paper, an autotuning method for the design of a fractional order PD controller is presented and applied to the vibration suppression in airplane wings. To validate the designed controller, an experimental unit consisting of a smart beam that simulates the behaviour of an airplane wing is used. The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the designed controller in suppressing unwanted vibrations.


Fractional Order Vibration Suppression Autotuning Method Smart Beam Airplane Wing 
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This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0598, TE 86/2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina I. Muresan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robin De Keyser
    • 2
  • Isabela R. Birs
    • 1
  • Silviu Folea
    • 1
  • Ovidiu Prodan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AutomationTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and AutomationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringTechnical UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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