Feedback control method to suppress stick-slip in drill-strings featuring delay and actuation constraints
Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Accepted: 7 July 2021
Published online: 6 August 2021
In this work, performance of a modified-integral resonant controller with integral tracking is investigated numerically under the effects of actuator delay and actuation constraints. Actuation delay and constraints naturally limit controller performance, so much so that it can cause instabilities. A 2-DOF drill-string m with nonlinear bit–rock interactions is analysed. The aforementioned control scheme is implemented on this system and analysed under the effects of actuation delay and constraints and it is found to be highly effective at coping with these limitations. The scheme is then compared to sliding-mode control and shows to be superior in many regimes of operation. Lastly, the scheme is analysed in detail by varying its gains as well as varying system parameters, most notably that of actuation delay.
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