Investigating Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Electromechanical Actuators (EMA) With MATLAB GUIs

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Şefkat G.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.18, pp.383-396, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cae.20279
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-396
  • Keywords: EMA, system dynamics, static and dynamic analysis, MATLAB and MATLAB/GUIs, OPTIMIZATION, DESIGN


This paper deals with the design of an electromechanical device considering some prescribed performance requirements, and static and dynamic analysis of this device are carried out. In studying the transient response of such a system, as part of dynamic analysis, two methods mostly used finite element method (FEM) and finite differences method (FDM) However, these methods need much CPU time. In this work, a computer simulator program is developed for an EMA. This technique is implemented in the MATLAB-Simulink environment and tested for different design tasks such as electromagnetic valves or electromechanical brakes etc. Furthermore, by using GUIDE tools within MATLAB, a simple useful and user-friendly GUI structure is developed to provide a visual approach to design and analysis process. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 18: 383-396. 2010: Published online in Wiley Inter Science (; DOI 10.1002/cae.20279