Control Theory

Control Theory : Multivariable and Nonlinear Methods

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This textbook is designed for an advanced course in control theory. Basic courses in control typically cover linear time invariant systems with one input and one output. Since industrial processes often have several inputs and outputs and contain nonlinearities, these topics need to be covered in a second course. "Control Theory" explains current developments in multivariable and nonlinear control techniques, and looks at tools for computer aided design, for example Matlab and its toolboxes.It is now possible for practical engineering to use many of the recent developments based on deep mathematical results, such as H-Infinity methods and exact linearization. To make full use of computer design tools, a good understanding of their theoretical basis is necessary, and to enable this the book presents relevant mathematics clearly and simply. The practical limits of control systems are explored, and the relevance of these to control design are discussed. The book is ideal for a final year more

Product details

  • Hardback | 482 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 44.45mm | 843g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748408770
  • 9780748408771

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Representation of linear systems. Properties of linear systems. Sampled data systems. Disturbance models. The closed loop system. Limitations and conflicts. Controller structures and design. Minimization of quadratic criteria : LQG. Shaping the loop again. Description of nonlinear systems. Stability of nonlinear systems. Qualitative behaviour. Phase Plane. Oscillations and describing functions. Controller synthesis for nonlinear systems. Model predictiveshow more

About Torkel Glad

Glad; Torkel Linkoeping University, Sweden,Ljung; Lennart Linkoeping University, Sweden,show more