By definition, mechatronic systems involve coupled structural and control properties. Therefore, optimization of mechatronic systems requires an integral optimization of both. In this paper, we study the optimal design of a simplified motion control system. In particular, we develop a methodology which utilizes topology and shape optimization to create a parameterized structure and improve its dynamic characteristics. The obtained structure is used as a starting point for combined structural and control optimization. We compare performances of the systems optimized by sequential and nested optimization approaches. The nested optimization procedure results in a better final performance.
Keywords: topology optimization, nested optimization, combined structural and control optimization, proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1-5, 2012|
|Place of Publication||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → 5 Jul 2012
|Conference||3rd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Period||1/07/12 → 5/07/12|
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