Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

46, 1, pp. 41-50, Warsaw 2008

Experimental identification of dynamic parameters for active magnetic bearings

Dorota Kozanecka, Zbigniew Kozanecki, Tomasz Lech
In the paper, an experimental identification procedure of dynamic parameters for active magnetic bearings is presented. In the proposed method, analysis of variable components of displacements of the rotor for an excitation with the rotating vector force of unbalance, is conducted. Proportionality of the bearing magnetic response force to the excitation force in the whole range of rotational frequency, is assumed. It allows for identification of equivalent dynamic coefficients of the bearing. The experimental investigations were carried out on test rigs with the shaft supported in active magnetic bearings.
Keywords: magnetic bearing; identification; dynamic properties