Xiaodong Lu

Xiaodong Lu

Xiaodong Lu

Associate Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc., (Tsinghua University), Ph.D. (M.I.T.)

phone: (604) 827-3541
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: xdlu@mech.ubc.ca
website:  Precision Mechatronics Laboratory
office: KAIS 3103

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics
  • Design, Modeling, and Control of Electromechanical Systems
  • Electromechanics
  • Analog, Digital, and Power Electronics
  • Precision Machine Design
  • Real-Time Computers, and Embedded Systems
  • Control Theory and Application

Current Research Work

  • Planar motors
  • Multiple D.O.F. electromagnetic actuators
  • Precision machines
  • Multi-axis position sensors
  • High-performance real-time controls

Selected Publications

  • F. Chen, X. Lu, and Y. Altintas, “A novel magnetic actuator design for active damping of machining tools,” International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 85, pp. 58–69, 2014.
  • X. Lu, F. Chen, and Y. Altintas, “Magnetic actuator for active damping of boring bars,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 2014.
  • X. Lu, N. Rao, I. Usman, “Six-axis position measurement for levitated motion stages”, Annals of the CIRP-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2013.
  • X. Lu, I. Usman, “6D Direct-Drive Technology for Planar Motion Stages”, Annals of the CIRP-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 359-362, 2012.
  • K. SmedsX. Lu, Effect of Sampling Jitter and Control Jitter Effect on Positioning Error of Motion Control SystemsPrecision Engineering: Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 175-192, 2012.
  • I. Usman, M. Paone, K. Smeds, X. Lu, “Radially-Biased Axial Magnetic Bearings/Motors for Precision Rotary-Axial Spindles”, ASME/IEEE Tran. on Mechatronics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 411-420, 2011.
  • X. Lu, and A. Jamalian, “A New Method for Characterizing Axis of Rotation Radial Error Motion: Part 1. Two-Dimensional Radial Error Motion Theory,” Precision Engineering: Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 73-94, 2011.
  • X. Lu, A. Jamalian, and R. Graetz, “A New Method for Characterizing Spindle Radial Error Motion: Part 2. Experimental Results,”Precision Engineering: Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 95-107, 2011.
  • X. Lu, R. Graetz, D. Amin-Shahidi, K. Smeds, “On-Axis Self-Calibration of Angle Encoders”, Annals of the CIRP-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 529-534, 2010.
  • X. Lu, M.P. Paone, I. Usman, B. Moyls, K. Smeds, G. Rotherhofer, A.H. Slocum, “Rotary-axial spindles for ultra-precision machining”, Annals of the CIRP-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58, No. 1,  pp. 323-326, 2009.

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