Temperature control has been implemented in friction stir processing and has demonstrated the ability to give improved process control. In order to have optimal control of the process, the parameters of the system to be controlled must be accurately identified. The system parameters change with tool geometry and materials, workpiece materials, and temperature. This thesis presents the use of the relay feedback test to determine the system parameters. The relay feedback test is easy to use and promotes system stability during its use. The results from the relay feedback test can be used to determine controller gains for a PID controller. The use of this method, as well as the quality of the resulting control is demonstrated in this paper.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marshall, Dustin John, "An Alternative System Identification Method for Friction Stir Processing" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 4061.
friction stir processing, relay feedback test, system identification