Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

This project involved the redesign of a microscale Lorentz force system that uses the Lorentz force to propel a miniature cart along two conductive copper rails in an applied magnetic field. The dynamic modeling, the control methodology and its implementation, as well as experimental procedures are presented. Calibration of two proximity sensors was performed and the cart-rails' friction coefficient was obtained using a manual control technique. A lighter cart allowed limited controllable movement via a proportional derivative controller.

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

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