Dynamics and control of mechanical and mechatronic systems

The study of the dynamic behaviour and the synthesis of control systems for mechanical and mechatronic devices requires a highly interdisciplinary approach and a deep knowledge of mathematical, mechanical, electrical, electronic and software aspects. The application of advanced control strategies (for example model-based, adaptive, fuzzy, fractional-order algorithms) can greatly enhance the overall performance and the energetic efficiency of any closed-loop system. The DIME researchers have a long-standing expertise in theoretical analysis, dynamic multibody simulation and experimental realization of mechanisms and mechatronic systems.
Fig. 1 – Test bench for non-circular gears
Fig. 2 – Test bench for fractional-order control of a rotor