This unique book presents an analytical uniform design methodology of continuous-time or discrete-time nonlinear control system design which guarantees desired transient performances in the presence of plant parameter variations and unknown external disturbances. All results are illustrated with numerical simulations, their practical importance is highlighted, and they may be used for real-time control system design in robotics, mechatronics, chemical reactors, electrical and electro-mechanical systems as well as aircraft control systems. The book is easy reading and is suitable for teaching.
Feedback Control Systems: A Fast Track Guide for Scientists and Engineers is an essential reference tool for:
The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computer methods, new applications, new philosophies, new challenges. Much of this development work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for wider and rapid dissemination. Almost all physical systems are nonlinear and the success of linear control techniques depends on the extent of the nonlinear system behaviour and the careful attention given to switching linear controllers through the range of nonlinear system operations. In many industrial and process-control applications, good engineering practice, linear control systems and classical PID control can give satisfactory performance because the process nonlinearity is mild and the control system performance specification is not particularly demanding; however, there are other industrial system applications where the requirement for high-performance control can only be achieved if nonlinear control design techniques are used. Thus, in some industrial and technological domains there is a strong justification for more applications of nonlinear methods. One prevailing difficulty with nonlinear control methods is that they are not so easily understood nor are they easy to reduce to formulaic algorithms for routine application.
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