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Rejection of yaw disturbance in a two-wheeled wheelchair system

Ahmad, Salmiah and Tokhi, M. Osman and Hussain, Zakaria (2009) Rejection of yaw disturbance in a two-wheeled wheelchair system. In: Third Asia International Conference on Modelling & Simulation, AMS '09. , 25 - 29 May, 2009.

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Abstract

In this paper, a virtual wheelchair (WC) model is developed within Visual Nastran (VN) software environment where the model is further linked with Matlab/Simulink for control purposes. The goal is to have stable two-wheeled WC by transforming the two front wheels (caster) to the upright position. Theoretically, when the two big wheels are fed by the same torque, the WC system will only move in one (x-) direction (with a small forward and backward movement before settlement is achieved). On the other hand, WC in VN produces action-reaction forces in terms of friction between the wheels and the defined ground that lead to small degree of rotation with respect to vertical z- axis, (yaw disturbance). Fuzzy logic control is designed in order to eliminate this unwanted rotation of the wheels during lifting and stabilizing phase. Results show that the unwanted rotation of the wheels is successfully reduced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4113/2050 (ISBN: 9781424441549)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wheelchair system, yaw disturbance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanism. Robots (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212 Control engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Salmiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2050

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