Stability of turning processes subjected to digital PD control

Dávid Lehotzky, Tamás Insperger

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Stabilization of turning processes with a digital proportionalderivative feedback controller is analyzed. A one-degree-offreedom model of the turning process is considered. The control force is assumed to be acting directly on the tool. The sampling effect and the delay of the digital controller are involved in the model. The governing equation is a periodic delaydifferential equation, which includes a continuous point delay due to the regenerative effect of the material removal process and a discrete delay (i.e., a term with piecewise constant argument) due to the sampling effect of the controller. The principal period of the system is the sampling period. The stability analysis is performed using different implementations of the semidiscretization method. A series of stability diagrams are presented for different proportional and derivative control gains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Machine tool chatter
  • PD controller
  • Regenerative delay
  • Sampling effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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