Oscillation after tuning

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    I have had great results tuning my BLDC control system using one of my two drive systems. I am experiencing difficulty with the other; it has some consistent oscillation problems.

    The system seems to fit a first order approximation very well:

    However, even after using the gain values from the most conservative tuning, there are moderate oscillations during free spin and severe oscillations under loading.

    Because this is the same control algorithm and ramp/limit parameters as the first system, I’m having trouble understanding why this could be. My gut says that there is just too much gain in the system, but I’m not sure how to scale it back even further without affecting the relationship between Kp and Ki determined by the model.

    I know this is probably not a pidtuner problem, but any help would be greatly appreciated.



    If you are experiencing oscillations, either your control action is too aggressive or your system has to much phase lag. Both conditions are equivalent, if your system has too much phase lag (delay), you are restricted on how aggressive the control can be. Another cause could be hat you are not sampling fast enough.

    Without more details about your system it is hard to diagnose this. If both systems are exactly equal in terms of, sampling time, control algorithm, etc. Most likely the issue is hardware, maybe one of your drives is experiencing more friction, which has similar effects as phase lag.

    If you want more help, you need to share as much data as possible, one screenshot is not going to cut it I am afraid.

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