Monday, August 17, 2009

Control Theory, good video lectures, and maglev

Video Lectures, There are a lot more from them too.

Intelligent Systems and Control


Power Electronics: Industrial Drives

WikiBooks: Control Systems

Classical Control Systems

Embedded Control Systems Design


One of my larger interests is in Magnetic Levitation

Wikipedia: Magnetic Levitaion


Wikipedia: Magnetic Bearing

Maglev (transport)

Real-Time Control of Magnetic Bearings Using RTLinux


Simulation and adaptive control for Active Magnetic Bearings (AMBs)


Magnetic levitation with Arduino

Barry's Magnetic Levitation
This web site is excellent!

Heroine Virtual: DIGITAL MAGNETIC LEVITATOR
I used to work with Adam Williams.

A NEW 6-DOF HAPTIC INTERFACE USING LORENTZ LEVITATION

Magnetic Levitation cradle: Lifts a magnet from below


Adam Kumpf: Magnetic Levitation System


Magnetic Levitation using Hall effect Sensor Feedback, and Matched resonant wireless power transfer

Experiments with magnetic levitation
Home-Built Magnetic Levitator

Levitated aluminum ball


Good Books

Propulsion without Wheels
E. R. Laithwaite
Hart Publishing Company
New York, NY 1968


Other Interesting things

YOUTUBE: spinning a soda can using eddy current

What is a magnetic field? Does a magnet slow time?

2 comments:

ashvini said...

Magnetic Levitation.
Hi john, This was your best research post ever.

Gauss is on record saying that the moments of a freely falling magnet CANNOT be balanced by external forces !! So much for experts.

the links u have un-earthed are superb. specially the control systems wiki.

av

John Sokol said...

Earnshaw's theorem proves that using only static ferromagnetism it is impossible to stably levitate against gravity