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  • 51.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Simulated Feedback Control of Metal Fusion Welding2007In: Proceedings of the ninth IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications: Montreal, Canada 2007, ACTA Press , 2007, p. 2263-2270Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 52.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Lennartson, Bengt
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Signals and Systems,Gothenburgh, Sweden.
    Model based feedback control of gas tungsten arc welding: An experimental study2015In: Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, p. 411-416Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to obtain high structural integrity and joint performance in welding a transient heat conduction model has been utilized to design a model based feedback controller.Gas tungsten arc welding of work-pieces of austenitic steel have been simulated by the finite element method. The basis for controller design is a low order model obtained from parametric system identification. The identification has been performed both on the finite element simulation and on physical welding. The low order model responses show a good agreement with both the finite element simulation result and the physical process response. An experimental study has been performed to verify the approach. This study also explores what experiments are needed for a successful design. It is shown that model based control successfully mitigates perturbations that occur during welding.

  • 53.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Lennartson, Bengt
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Model order reduction methods applied to a welding model2012In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part I, journal of systems and control engineering, ISSN 0959-6518, E-ISSN 2041-3041, Vol. 226, no 7, p. 972-984Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A  finite element representation modelling transient heat conduction of gas tungsten arc welding of stainless steel is used to evaluate different methods for model order reduction. The focus is on establishing a linear low-order model of the dynamic  relation between the welding current and the temperature measured by a radiation pyrometer. The objective of this low-order model is to design a model-based feedback controller and to investigate the consequences of applying feedback control of the process. Three different approaches for model reduction have been evaluated, namely the Krylov subspace method for moment    matching, balanced truncation and parametric system identification. The study provides a knowledge base for the selection of model order reduction methods when dealing with large-scale systems like finite element models of transient heat conduction, and it recommends parametric system identification. It renders sufficient approximations for controller design, no linearization of the finite element model is required, and there is no limit on degrees of freedom of the finite element model.

  • 54.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Lennartson, Bengt
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Signals and Systems.
    Modelling and Simulation for Feedback Control of Welding2007In: Proceeding (567) Modelling and Simulation (MS 2007): Montreal, CanadaMay 30 - June 1, 2007, ACTA Press , 2007, p. 131-136Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 55.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Lennartson, Bengt
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Role of fixture forces on distortion in gas tungsten arc welding: An experimental and modelling approach2011In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part B, journal of engineering manufacture, ISSN 0954-4054, E-ISSN 2041-2975, Vol. 225, no 1, p. 140-148Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Simulation and experiments show that the fixture clamping force has a significant influence on the structural integrity of a welded workpiece. This understanding is of great importance for the manufacture of aerospace components with tight tolerances in the specifications. The focus in the present study is on the temperature history during welding and residual deformation; its main contribution is a demonstrator designed for evaluation of the influence of fixture clamping forces and validation of the simulation results. The demonstrator concerns a simplified situation considering gas tungsten arc welding of a nickel-based metal plate fixed by a specially designed fixture, where one side of the plate was clamped with different levels of force. The temperature history was measured during the weld sequence and deformation measurements were performed after cooling and release of the workpiece from the fixture. The results from simulation and experimentation showed good agreement. The proposed strategy is industrially competitive and has shown that the looser the fixture clamps, the smaller the residual deformation. Furthermore, the study provides a knowledge base for selection of active fixture concepts in that the fixture clamping force can be determined in advance and possibly also be subject to force control.

  • 56.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Lennartson, Bengt
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Signals and Systems.
    Simulation for Design of Automated Welding2007In: EUROCON, 2007. The International Conference on "Computer as a Tool": Warsaw, Poland, 2007, IEEE Explore , 2007, p. 2263-2270Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes a promising approach where simulations were used in the design of real-time control for automated welding. A finite element method has been used for thermal modelling of gas tungsten arc welding on a simplified test object. Measurement data for model calibration and validation was acquired through thermal imaging during weld experiments on test objects of the alloy Fe-316. An optimisation scheme for inverse modelling was employed in the calibration of the distributed weld process model. Frequency weighted model reduction and parametric system identification were applied and evaluated to get a low order model of the single-input single-output dynamics between a simulated weld heat source (actuator) and a sensor. This low order model was then successfully used for controller design where the control signal was weld current and the measured output was a moving spot temperature. Finally, the closed-loop performance was evaluated by simulation of the weld process model showing improved temperature stability relative to open loop.

  • 57.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Niklasson, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Tools for simulation based fixture design to reduce deformation in advanced fusion welding2008In: Intelligent Robotics and ApplicationsLecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 5315,  2008: First International Conference, ICIRA 2008 Wuhan, China, October 15-17, 2008 Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Youlun Xioun, Springer, 2008, Vol. 5315 LNAI, no PART 2, p. 398-407Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The traditional fusion welding and fixture simulations are performed using advanced finite element simulation tools, commonly used are e.g. MSC.Marc, ANSYS, ABACUS and COMSOL Multiphysics. These simulations are made one at a time and separately due to heavy calculation load for each case. Such an approach does not give a full description of the integrated work piece and fixture behaviour. We propose a strategy to decrease the computational time and solve the problem accurately enough for industrial needs. Focus of the simulation result is on residual deformation. The work piece is a simplified component composed by metal sheets, and rigid and loose clamping was investigated. Simulation results give the size of forces and deformations in the clamped edge. Deformation measurements are performed using 3D-scanning of the work piece after cooling and released from fixture, same situation as in the FE-simulations. The proposed strategy has shown to be useful and is industrially competitive due to reduced engineering manpower, computation time, and need for practical experiments. The strategy is to use full off-line programming where computer aided robotics for weld sequencies is integrated with finite element modelling in order to obtain weld parameters and fixture design.

  • 58.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    3D-Scanning for Weld Distortion Measuring2006In: Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2006. IMTC 2006. Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE conference proceedings, 2006, p. 2132-2137Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Optical three dimensional scanning for weld distortion measurements have been performed for validation, inspection, general visualization and documentation of a robotized welding process. The planning, preparing and processing of the weld is done in a simulation-based concept where computer aided robotics software simulations are integrated with finite element analysis simulations with the objective to reduce global geometrical deformation during welding. The off-line programmed robot paths were used as an input for finite element calculations of temperature fields and distortion in the work piece. In order to validate the finite element model 3D-scannings have been performed before and after every single welding sequence. This paper describes a validation experiment with non-contact measurements of weld distortion and discusses limitations in optical 3D-scanning techniques used for this purpose

  • 59.
    Soron, Mikael
    et al.
    ESAB Welding AB .
    De Backer, Jeroen
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Electrical and Automation Engineering.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Ilar, Torbjörn
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    A local model for online path corrections in friction stir welding2010In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVANCES ON FRICTION STIR WELDING AND PROCESSING. Program.http://www.polytech-lille.fr/IMG/pdf/program.pdf, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Friction stir welding (FSW) has always been associated with high forces and rigid machines Today’s trends towards joining of more complex structures in e.g. the automotive and aerospace industry, the applications require machinery with increased dexterity and flexibility, which cannot be achieved with the traditional FSW systems. But the introduction of more flexible machines, with more complex workspace capacity, will lead to undesired tool path deviations and in worst case a weld seam with inferior quality. In this study an industrial robot system is used to emphasise the need to compensate for the deviations caused by the high lateral forces resulting from the FSW process. A local model to compensate for such deviations is implemented, evaluated and compared to uncompensate welds in terms of quality and reliability.

  • 60.
    Svenman, Edvard
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Investigation of effects from realistic influences on inductive gap measurement2019In: Measurement, ISSN 0263-2241, E-ISSN 1873-412X, Vol. 143, p. 199-210Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of deviations from ideal square butt joint conditions is investigated for an improved inductive gap measurement method. Varying plate thickness, chamfers, and scratches are tested on Alloy 718 at different frequencies in a working range around the gap. Results for different plate thickness show that measurements of position and gap width are affected at all frequencies tested. For a chamfered plate, position measurement is affected for all frequencies, while gap width measurement is less affected at higher frequencies. For both a narrow and a wide scratch, the position measurement at the highest frequency is affected for all scratch locations, while for gap width measurement, only the wide scratch is affecting for all locations. Errors in measurement of probe height and plate alignment are smaller than 0.04 and 0.05 mm for all situations. The results will support in selecting coil frequency and predict results in non-ideal conditions. © 2019

  • 61.
    Svenman, Edvard
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, Trollhättan, SE-461 81, Sweden.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Runnemalm, Anna
    University of Skövde, Engineering Science, Skövde, SE-541 28, Sweden.
    Experimental validation of an inductive probe for narrow gap measurement based on numerical modelling2019In: Measurement, ISSN 0263-2241, E-ISSN 1873-412X, Vol. 146, p. 396-402Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Experimental validation of numeric results for an inductive probe shows that narrow gaps between two plates can be measured with accuracy suitable for laser beam welding. A two-coil inductive probe for measurement of the gap was built based on finite element modelling results. The individual coils were calibrated using a complex response method, and results from the physical coils closely match the numerical results regarding distance to gap and lift-off above the plate. The measurement of a realistic gap shows results that can be used in industrial applications for position, plate height and height alignment. © 2019

  • 62.
    Svenman, Edvard
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB.
    Rosell, Anders
    GKN Aerospace, Sweden; Chalmers University of technology, Sweden.
    Runnemalm, Anna
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Henrikson, Per
    GKN Aerospace, Sweden.
    Weld gap position detection based on eddy current methods with mismatch compensation2015In: Proceedings of JOM 18 International conference on joining materials, Helsingör, Danmark, april 26-29, 2015, JOM-institute , 2015, p. 1-9Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper proposes a method for finding the accurate position of narrow gaps, intended for seam tracking applications. Laser beam welding of butt joints, with narrow gap and weld width, demand very accurate positioning to avoid serious and difficult to detect lack of fusion defects. Existing optical and mechanical gap trackers have problems with narrow gaps and surface finish. Eddy current probes can detect narrow gaps, but the accuracy is affected by mismatch in height above the surface on either side of the gap. In this paper a non-contact eddy-current method, suitable for robotic seam tracking, is proposed. The method is based on the resistive and inductive response of two absolute eddy current coils on either side of the gap to calculate a position compensated for height variations. Additionally, the method may be used to estimate the values of height and gap width, which is useful for weld parameter optimization. To investigate the response to variations in height, the method is tested on non-magnetic metals by scanning one commercially available eddy current probe across an adjustable gap and calculating the expected response for a two-probe configuration. Results for gap position are promising, while mismatch and gap width results need further investigation.

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  • 63.
    Yücel, Baris
    et al.
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm.
    Christiansson, Anna Karin
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying.
    Ring, Dan
    Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan.
    Automatic Generation of Multivariable Sampled-data Controllers for Jet-engines2006In: Proceedings of Reglermöte 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this contribution, it is shown how multivariable sampled-data controllers can be generated for a set of linearized models. The size of this set makes an automatic generation of controllers more practical and less time consuming. The control strategy is robust loopshaping according to Glover/McFarlane. The generated controllers are to be used for the military turbofan engine F404-RM12 which is currently used in the Swedish air fighter JAS39 Gripen.

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