Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nickolaos A.

Abstract

A mechanical realization of a miniature Lorentz Force System was designed and constructed. The system consists of a series of magnets in an encasing, where a miniature cart runs on two copper rails between the encasing. The dynamic equations of the cart motion were developed. A control scheme was derived to achieve either maximum velocity or predefined position of the cart. The proportional-derivative (PD) controller was implemented using a MATLAB-based design tool along with a real-time data acquisition card.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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