Modelling and control of piezoelectric actuators by a class of differential equations-based hysteresis models

Mohd Hanif Mohd Ramli, Xinkai Chen

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Hysteresis is a fundamental problem in most smart material-based actuators. This phenomenon limits the performance of systems driven by these actuators. This paper presents a control fusion strategy for hysteretic piezoelectric-based actuators which are described by Bouc-Wen model. A discrete prescribed performance control algorithm is developed and fused into the BW model. To verify the effectiveness of the modelling and control methods,experiments are made on a commercial piezoelectric actuator product. It is shown that the proposed controller guarantees not only the asymptotic stability but also transient performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-173
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Differential equation
  • Hysteresis
  • Modelling
  • PEAs
  • Piezoelectric actuators
  • PPC
  • Prescribed performance control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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