Control of an Inverted Pendulum
Application ID: 74281
This model shows how to control the position of the base of an inverted pendulum to keep it vertical.
The control is performed using a PID controller in Simulink®. The position of the base is constrained within specified limits, and an external force is applied at the base to keep it vertical.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- LiveLink™ for Simulink® and
- either the MEMS Module, Multibody Dynamics Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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