Development of a scalable actuator control system for use in a geotechnical centrifuge

Shantanu Patra, Jonathan Knappett, Michael Brown, Hesham Aldaikh

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Abstract

The paper details the characteristics of a single axis actuator control system, capable of conducting tests via both displacement and load control method. The scalable actuator control system or SACS, was developed at the University of Dundee to match the increasing complexity involved in motion control and load sequences during model tests in the centrifuge. The module has a single PID controller driving a single axis with provision to future expansion, a waveform generator and sequence controller; which are operated within a single intuitive user interface, LABVIEW. The interface allows a seamless switching between automated and manual control, resulting in simultaneous automated control of the actuator in load and/or displacement control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Geo-Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference (ICITG), Durham, UK
EditorsDavid G. Toll, Hehua Zhu, Ashraf Osman, William Coombs, Xiaojun Li, Mohamed Rouainia
PublisherIOS Press
Pages183-190
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994176
ISBN (Print)9781614994169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 201422 Jul 2014
http://www.icitg.dur.ac.uk/

Publication series

NameAdvances in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
PublisherIOS Press
Volume3

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering
Abbreviated titleICITG 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDurham
Period21/07/1422/07/14
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