An incremental Hammerstein-like modeling approach for the decoupled creep, vibration and hysteresis dynamics of piezoelectric actuator

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  • Chenkun Qi
  • Feng Gao
  • Shaoyuan Li
  • Xianchao Zhao
  • Yi Dong


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2097-2118
Journal / PublicationNonlinear Dynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


The modeling of the piezoelectric actuator is very important for the fast and accurate nano-positioning control. However, the complex creep, vibration and hysteresis dynamics make the modeling very difficult. Because there are often model uncertainties in the first-principle model, the model identification from the experimental data is very necessary. Most identification approaches only consider partial dynamics of the creep, vibration and hysteresis. Though they can be combined together after they are individually identified from different experiments, it is difficult to design the completely decoupled experiment. In this study, an incremental Hammerstein-like modeling approach is proposed to identify the creep, vibration and hysteresis dynamics from one experiment. The model is called nonlinear–linear–linear-Hammerstein-like model, where one dynamic nonlinear system is used to model the hysteresis and two dynamic linear systems are used to model the creep and vibration. The creep and vibration are assumed to be decoupled, and there is a known upper bound on the order of the creep model. A two-stage incremental modeling approach is proposed to reduce the modeling complexity, where the slow dynamics of the hysteresis and creep are estimated first and then the residual of this model is used to estimate the fast dynamics of the vibration. In each stage, the model structure and order are determined by a locally regularized orthogonal least-squares-based model term selection algorithm and the parameters are estimated using a regularized least-squares method. The effectiveness of the proposed modeling approach is verified by the simulations and experiments on typical piezoelectric actuators.

Research Area(s)

  • Creep, Hammerstein-like modeling, Hysteresis, Piezoelectric actuators, System identification, Vibration

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