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The research group works with electrically and hydraulically actuated machinery with particularly focus on systems with high demands on accuracy and dynamic response. The main competencies are on modelling, simulation, testing, and design optimization of

  • Hydraulic actuation systems
  • Hydraulic components
  • Control of hydraulically actuated systems
  • Electrical actuation systems
  • Control of electrically actuated system

Projects and programmes

  • H2020 project CLOVER: Robust Control, State Estimation and Disturbances Compensation for Highly Dynamic Eniromental Mechatronics Systems. Funded within Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie program. The collaborative project CLOVER aims at research and innovation staff exchange and implements consortium from 9 European Partners (5 academic and 4 industrial) and 2 Associate Partners from Mexico and Japan. The CLOVER project starts from January 2017. Project coordinator: Technische Universität Ilmanau. UiA-contact information: Michael Ruderman.
  • Design and Analysis of Electrical Actuation System for Pipe Handling Equipment Used in Offshore Drilling. Funded by The Research Council of Norway and MH Wirth AS.
  • Implementation of Environmentally Friendly Oil in Offshore Hydraulics. Funded by The Research Council of Norway and Cameron Sense AS.
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Piston Accumulators in Heave Compensation and Shock Absorption Equipment. Funded by The Research Council of Norway and Safelink AS.
  • Virtual Drill and Heave Compensation Laboratory. Funded by The Regional Research Foundation of Agder and Skeie Group.

Previous projects and programmes

  • Model based design and optimization of pipe handling equipment for offshore drilling. Funded by The Research Council of Norway and Akersolutions AS.
  • Development of heave compensated equipment for payload transfer between two floating vessels using multi-objective design optimization. Funded by NORCOWE (Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy) and Akersolutions AS.

Planned projects

  • Part of an SFI (Senter for Forskningsdrevet Innovasjon - Center on Research Driven Innovation) application on Offshore Mechatronics with a work package dedicated to electro-hydraulic actuators for offshore applications.
  • Part of Petromaks2 application entitled Regenerative Digital Hydraulic Hoisting Winch for Drilling Tower in cooperation with Castor Drilling AS and Diinef AS.

Research partners

The research group cooperates with a wide range of industrial and academic partners and centres. Some of our main partners are:

  • NORCOWE (Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy)
  • Aalborg University
  • National Oilwell Varco AS
  • MH Wirth AS
  • Cameron Sense AS
  • Safelink AS

Selected publications

Kabus, Simon; Hansen, Michael Rygaard; Mouritsen, Ole Østergaard. 
A new quasi-static multi-degree of freedom tapered roller bearing model to accurately consider non-Hertzian contact pressures in time-domain simulations. Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Proceedings part K, journal of multi-body dynamics 2014 ;Volum 228.(2) s. 111-125
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Langer, Thomas K.; Iversen, Torkil H.; Mouritsen, Ole Østergaard; Bak, Morten Kollerup; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
A ride comfort tyre model for off-highway vehicles. International Journal of Vehicle Design 2014 ;Volum 65.(2/3) s. 222-240
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Magnussen, Øyvind; Ottestad, Morten; Hovland, Geir. 
Experimental Validation of a Quaternion-based Attitude estimation with Direct Input to a Quadcopter Control System. I: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2013 International Conference On. IEEE conference proceedings 2013 ISBN 978-1-4799-0817-2. s. 480-485
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Bak, Morten Kollerup; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Analysis of offshore knuckle boom crane - part one: modeling and parameter identification.Modeling, Identification and Control 2013 ;Volum 34.(4) s. 157-174
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Bak, Morten Kollerup; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Analysis of offshore knuckle boom crane - part two: motion control. Modeling, Identification and Control 2013 ;Volum 34.(4) s. 175-181
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Bak, Morten Kollerup; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Model Based Design Optimization of Operational Reliability in Offshore Boom Cranes. International Journal of Fluid Power 2013 ;Volum 14.(3) s. 53-65
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Kjelland, Magnus Berthelsen; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Numerical and Experiential Study of Motion Control Using Pressure Feedback. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2013 s. 337-343
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Langer, Thomas; Iversen, Thorkil K.; Mouritsen, Ole Østergaard; Ebbesen, Morten Kjeld; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Suspension system performance optimization with discrete design variables. Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print) 2013 ;Volum 47.(4) s. 621-630
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Sørensen, Søren Emil; Hansen, Michael Rygaard; Ebbesen, Morten Kjeld; Mouritsen, Ole Østergaard. 
Non-linear optimization of track layouts in loop-sorting-systems. Automation in Construction 2013 ;Volum 31.(3) s. 19-30
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Choux, Martin Marie Hubert; Hovland, Geir; Blanke, Mogens. 
Cascade Controller Including Backstepping for Hydraulic-Mechanical Systems. I: 2012 IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production : Norwegian University of Science and Technology 31.5-1.6 2012. Elsevier 2012 ISBN 978-3-902661-99-9. s. -
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Choux, Martin Marie Hubert; Tyapin, Ilya; Hovland, Geir. 
Extended friction model of a hydraulic actuated system. I: Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), 2012 Proceedings. IEEE conference proceedings 2012 ISBN 978-1-4577-1851-9. s. -UIA 

 

Choux, Martin Marie Hubert; Tyapin, Ilya; Hovland, Geir. 
Leakage-detection in blade pitch control systems for wind turbines. I: Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), 2012 Proceedings. IEEE conference proceedings 2012 ISBN 978-1-4577-1851-9. s. -
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Haaø, Jørgen; Vangen, Steffen; Tyapin, Ilya; Choux, Martin Marie Hubert; Hovland, Geir; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
The Effect of Friction in Passive and Active Heave Compensation of Crown Block Mounted Compensators. I: 2012 IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production : Norwegian University of Science and Technology 31.5-1.6 2012. Elsevier 2012 ISBN 978-3-902661-99-9. s. -
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Ottestad, Morten; Nilsen, Nicolai; Hansen, Michael Rygaard. 
Reducing the Static Friction in Hydraulic Cylinders by Maintaining Relative Velocity Between Piston and Cylinder. I: 2012 12th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Proceedings. IEEE conference proceedings 2012 ISBN 978-89-93215-04-5. s. 764-769
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Members in the group

Associate members

  • Pål Andre Nordhammer, MH Wirth
  • Søren Øydna, MH Wirth
  • Alv Repstad, Cameron Sense
  • Arne Totland, Safelink
  • Torben Andersen, Aalborg Universitet.

Leader of group

Martin Choux

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