Electromagnetic linear actuator - design, manufacture and control

Grimm, Justin John (2009) Electromagnetic linear actuator - design, manufacture and control. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This dissertation seeks to investigate different methods of obtaining high thrust forces from an electromagnetic linear actuator. It contains two prototypes, one using a variable reluctance path to create physical movement of the actuator and another which uses permanent magnets and coils to create movement. The permanent magnet prototype contains thirteen coils, each independently controlled by a pulse-width modulated signal and investigation is made into controlling these coils with respect to the position of the actuator. A software programme was written for a microcontroller to control the position which is interfaced to a personal computer via a serial communications link. Investigation is made into the theory behind both prototypes and simulated models were developed and analysed. Results were not as high as originally anticipated for Prototype 2 but with further work these forces can be significantly increased


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Appendix files have been loaded as Zip Files. Note that some of these files, eg. Matlab files, are unable to be opened in Windows.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2010 23:56
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic magnetic actuator; prototype; high thrust forces
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8415

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