Dynamic System Synthesis With a Bond Graph Approach: Part II—Conceptual Design of an Inertial Velocity Indicator

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R. C. Redfield

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 115(3), 364-369 (Sep 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899111 History: Received July 25, 1991; Revised February 01, 1992; Online March 17, 2008


This work develops the conceptual design of an inertial velocity sensor drawing upon the impedance synthesis method in Part I of this paper. Specifications are frequency based impedances and resulting designs are configurations of dynamic energy storing and dissipation elements. The design procedure can be extended to a class of systems design problems where frequency response performance is of primary importance. A key to this work is that the method designs systems from scratch; initial configurations are unknown. As a theme example to demonstrate the utility of the method for conceptual design, constrained and unconstrained inertial velocity sensors are configured based on input-output performance requirements. Such sensors find application in many motion control problems including mechanism and manipulator control, and vibration isolation control. The design methodology generates a number of different sensors that can measure absolute velocity for some or all ranges of frequency.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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