Stiffness identification of magnetic suspension system based on zero-displacement and zero-current models

Biao Xiang, Zhongbo Li, Waion Wong

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Based on the dynamic displacement and the control current of the magnetically suspended flywheel (MSFW) system with great self-weight, an identification method of the displacement and current stiffnesses of MSFW rotor is proposed in this article. The structure of MSFW rotor is introduced, and the dynamic displacement models of MSFW rotor in radial directions are established. Furthermore, to obtain the current stiffness and the displacement stiffness, control models including the zero-displacement model and the zero-current model are designed for MSFW rotor, and then the frequency characteristics of the zero-displacement model and the zero-current model are analyzed. Finally, experiments are conducted to measure the synchronous components of dynamic displacements and control currents so that the displacement and current stiffnesses of the MSFW system can be estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108901
JournalMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022


  • Dynamic displacement
  • Magnetically suspended flywheel
  • Stiffness estimation
  • Zero-current model
  • Zero-displacement model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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