Pneumatic motor speed control by trajectory tracking fuzzy logic controller

Safak C., TOPUZ V. , BABA A. F.

SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol.35, no.1, pp.75-86, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12046-010-0007-z
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-86


In this study, trajectory tracking fuzzy logic controller (TTFLC) is proposed for the speed control of a pneumatic motor (PM). A third order trajectory is defined to determine the trajectory function that has to be tracked by the PM speed. Genetic algorithm (GA) is used to find the TTFLC boundary values of membership functions (MF) and weights of control rules. In addition, artificial neural networks (ANN) modelled dynamic behaviour of PM is given. This ANN model is used to find the optimal TTFLC parameters by offline GA approach. The experimental results show that designed TTFLC successfully enables the PM speed track the given trajectory under various working conditions. The proposed approach is superior to PID controller. It also provides simple and easy design procedure for the PM speed control problem.