The paper deals with the quantification of uncertainties in an elevator system, subjected to lateral vibration induced by the car guide rail irregularities, with and without a feedback control system. A mathematical model for the elevator system is derived, and a stochastic model for the rail profile irregularities is constructed. This model of uncertainties describes the rail profile as a random field, which is represented by means of Karhunen-Loeve expansion. Polynomial chaos is employed to compute the propagation of uncertainties through the stochastic model, in order to evaluate the disturbance rejection properties and robustness of the closed-loop system.
- Elevator systems
- nonlinear dynamics
- uncertainty quantification
- polynomial chaos
Colon, D., Cunha Jr, A., Kaczmarczyk, S., & Balthazar, J. (2017). On dynamic analysis and control of an elevator system using polynomial chaos and Karhunen-Loeve approaches. Procedia Engineering, 199, 1629-1634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.09.083