The design, simulation and experimental study of active magnetic bearing

Hartavi A., Ustan O., Tuncay R., Gurleyen F.

IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Cambridge, Canada, 17 - 20 June 2001, pp.492-495 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iemdc.2001.939351
  • City: Cambridge
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-495
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This study deals with the simulation, design and experiments of an active magnetic bearing. Initially the mathematical model is formed and used to develop a simulation model in VisSim(TM) environment. Later, design optimization is achieved by using FEM analysis and the comparison of the simulation results with objective performance values. Digital type PD controller is developed and a full scale experimental set up is formed. It is shown that, the system is stable at standstill operation and the simulation results are in good agreement with those of theory.