Feedback control of overhead cranes swing with variable rope length

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A linearized model representing the load swing dynamics of overhead cranes is considered in this paper. The model takes into account trolley motion and allows, at the same time, variations in the length of the rope carrying the load. The considered model has time-varying parameters which complicates the design problem of feedback controllers to suppress the load swing. The stability of the load swing dynamics in the presence of feedback is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-695
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 American Control Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1994Jul 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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