The present work investigates the online vibration control of a cracked rotor-bearing system incorporated with AMB. A fatigue crack, which exhibits the opening and closure behavior of cracked faces while rotation, is introduced artificially in the shaft to understand the dynamic behavior of a cracked rotor system. For this, three-point bending tests were performed to obtain edge transverse crack in the shaft. An eight-pole electromagnetic actuator was used to apply control forces directly on to the shaft in the radial direction. The radial force was used to assist vibration suppression in the rotor. In order to achieve active control to mechanical vibration and other disturbances, a simple PID control strategy is used. Closed loop tests are conducted on the d-SPACE DS1202 platform using the differential driving mode of the PID controller to suppress the vibration of a shaft containing a transverse crack integrated with an AMB supported on two conventional bearings. The comparison of the dynamic behavior of the laboratory test rig with and without active magnetic bearing (AMB) with the numerically simulated data is analyzed. The vibration suppression is found to be achieved satisfactorily in the presence of the unbalance force, bow force, crack force, and with other forces on the rotor-bearing system.

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