JRM Vol.1 No.3 pp. 179-184
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1989.p0179


Shape Control of Flexible Structure With Gravitational Compensation

Toshio Fukuda* and Hidemi Hosokai**

*Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University Furocho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-01 Japan

**Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Science University of Tokyo, 1-3 Kagura-zaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162, Japan

October 20, 1989
Application of control, Shape algorithm, Flexible structure, Parameter identification, Repeating shape control

In this paper a method is proposed for shape control of large scale flexible structures, such as lenses in large telescopes, antennae and others. As large flexible structures are distorted due to gravitational force when inclined, some kind of shape control is needed to keep the prescribed shape. Some simulated results are shown for inclined angles of a beam using a continuous model. Also given are the results of applying the static repeating control algorithm to a flexible experimental model.

Cite this article as:
Toshio Fukuda and Hidemi Hosokai, “Shape Control of Flexible Structure With Gravitational Compensation,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.1, No.3, pp. 179-184, 1989.
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