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Using Look-up Tables to Model an Electromagnetic Suspension System

Musaab Hassan1
  • 1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Southern Campus, Khartoum, Sudan


Problem statement: The aim of the study was to model an electromagnetic suspension system. The electromagnetic system consists of an electromagnet which was attracted an iron object which was freely suspended in air. Approach: Modelling a magnetic system requires modelling the magnetic force characteristics and the flux characteristics. The force characteristics were to be produced from a nonlinear flux characteristic-current. Results: The modelling of the system was accomplished and simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Conclusion: Using look-up tables proves to give good results in modelling a magnetic suspension system.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 8, 2012, 1199-1202


Submitted On: 2 March 2012 Published On: 21 June 2012

How to Cite: Hassan, M. (2012). Using Look-up Tables to Model an Electromagnetic Suspension System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(8), 1199-1202.

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  • Magnetic suspension
  • flux-current relation
  • saturation region
  • electromagnetic suspension system
  • flux-current relation
  • nonlinear characteristics