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Control of Distributed Parameter Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080220185, 9781483151120

Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Second IFAC Symposium, Coventry, Great Britain, 28 June - 1 July 1977

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Editors: S. P. Banks A. J. Pritchard
eBook ISBN: 9781483151120
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 554
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Control of Distributed Parameter Systems covers the proceedings of the Second IFAC Symposium, Coventry, held in Great Britain from June 28 to July 1, 1977. The book focuses on the methodologies, processes, and techniques in the control of distributed parameter systems, including boundary value control, digital transfer matrix, and differential equations. The selection first discusses the asymptotic methods in the optimal control of distributed systems; applications of distributed parameter control theory of a survey; and dual variational inequalities for external eigenvalue problems. The book also ponders on stochastic differential equations in Hilbert space and their application to delay systems and linear quadratic optimal control problem over an infinite time horizon for a class of distributed parameter systems. The manuscript investigates the semigroup approach to boundary value control and stability of nonlinear distributed parameter systems. Topics include boundary control action implemented through a dynamical system; classical boundary value controls; stability of nonlinear systems; and feedback control on the boundary. The text also focuses on the functional analysis interpretation of Lyapunov stability; method of multipliers for a class distributed parameter systems; and digital transfer matrix approach to distributed system simulation. The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the control of distributed parameter systems.

Table of Contents


Invited Papers

Asymptotic Methods in the Optimal Control of Distributed Systems

Some Recent Applications of Distributed Parameter Control Theory - A Survey


Dual Variational Inequalities For Extremal Eigenvalue Problems

Stochastic Differential Equations in Hubert Space and Their Application to Delay Systems

The Linear Quadratic Optimal Control Problem Over An Infinite Time Horizon For Class of Distributed Parameter Systems

Initial-Value Control of the Korteweg-De Vries Equation

On Quasiequilibrium States and Range Degeneracy For Linear Semigroup Systems

Time-Invariance of the Reachable Set For Linear Control,Problems

Semigroups On Product Spaces with Application To Initial Value Problems with Non-Local Boundary Conditions

A Semigroup Approach To Boundary Value Control


Stability of Nonlinear Distributed Parameter Systems

Stability of Abstract Evolution Equations

Bifurcations To Divergence and Flutter in Flow-Induced Oscillations: An Infinite Dimensional Analysis

On The Path Integral and Lyapunov Functional For A Class of Distributed Systems

The Functional Analysis Interpretation of Lyapunov Stability

Stability Conditions and Design of Control Using Liapunov-Zubov Functionals

Numerical Techniques

On The Method of Multipliers For A Class of Distributed Parameter Systems

A Digital Transfer Matrix Approach To Distributed System Simulation

Errors in the Finite Difference Solution of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations

Design of Distributed-Parameter Optimal Controllers and Filters Via Walsh- Gal Erkin Expansions

Observation Problems

Observers For Bilinear Distributed Parameter Processes

Initial State Determination For Distributed Parameter Systems with Discrete-Time Measurement Data

Parameter and State Estimation For A Diffusion Process

Delay Systems

Differential State Space Descriptions of Nonlinear Time Variant Hereditary Differential Systems

F-Reduction of the Operator Riccati Equations For Hereditary Differential Systems

Optimal Output-Feedback Controllers For Linear Time-Delay Systems

Finite Difference Approximation of State and Control Constrained Optimal Control Problem For System with Delay

Necessary and Sufficient Conditions For Designing Optimal Feed-Back Controllers For Linear Dynamical Systems with Multiple Time Delays

Statistical Methods

On Goodness-Of-Fit Structure of Some Deterministic and Stochastic Models For Expanding Economies


Adaptive Open Loop Control For A Class of Distributed Parameter Systems

On The Discrete-Time Quadratic Optimum Control Problem in Reflexive Banach Space

Simplified Optimum Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

Stochastic Systems

A Stochastic Differential Game As Control Problem with Infinite Dimensional State Space

Filtering and Control of Distributed Parameter Systems with Point Observations and Inputs


The Solution of Some Identification Problems of Biomedical Systems

Geostatistical Techniques in Distributed Parameter System Estimation Problems

Identifiability of Internal and Boundary Parameters in Distributed Systems Of Parabolic Type

Frequency Domain Simulation and Identification of Distributed Systems


An Attempt To Identify The Visual and Manual Phenomena For A Human Operator Submitted to Vestibular Stimulations (Pitch Motion) During Visual Detection Tasks

Optimal Control of Chemical Plants with Stages Subject To Random Breakdowns

MWR Approximation and Modal Control of Parallel-And Counter-Flow Heat Exchangers

Control of A Distributed Parameter System Using Vector Performance Index

The Real Time Application of Distributed Parameter State Estimation Theory to A Two Dimensional Heated Ingot

Stability of Counter Currently Cooled Fixed Bed Reactor?

A Reduced Model For Optimal Control of A Gas Distribution Network

Phenomenological Investigation of A Distributed Parameter Model For Coordinating the Mechanical Activity of the Mammalian Gut

Optimum Design of Distributed Mass and Stiffness Structural Systems Under Constraints

Applications of Extended Operators To Diffusive Systems

List of Participants

Author Index


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About the Editors

S. P. Banks

A. J. Pritchard

Affiliations and Expertise

Control Theory Centre Uniuersity of’ Warwick Coventry, U.K.

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