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Nonlinear controller of an air-cushion system for a swamp terrain vehicle: fuzzy logic approach

Hossain, Altab and Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. (2011) Nonlinear controller of an air-cushion system for a swamp terrain vehicle: fuzzy logic approach. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 225. pp. 721-734. ISSN 0954-4070

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Abstract

This paper presents the fuzzy logic controller (FLC) of an air-cushion system for a swamp peat terrain vehicle and describes the process by which it functions. Cushion pressure is controlled by an electronic proportional control valve and FLC using the output signal of the distance (height) measuring sensor that was attached to the vehicle. The main purpose of this study was to develop a control scheme for an air-cushion system and to investigate the relationship between vehicle vertical position and the air-cushion system, and to illustrate the important role of the fuzzy logic control system. Experimental values were recorded in the laboratory for control system testing, and in the swamp peat terrain field for vehicle performance investigation. In this paper, a fuzzy logic expert system (FLES) model, based on the Mamdani approach, was developed to predict the changes in flowrate. The mean relative error of actual and predicted values from the FLES model of lowrate was found to be slightly above the acceptable limit. The goodness of fit of the prediction values from the FLES model was found to be close to 1.0 as expected, and hence demonstrated the good performance of the developed system.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/500
Uncontrolled Keywords: swamp peat terrain, air-cushion, fuzzy logic controller, position
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2011 13:40
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 11:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/500

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