Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 1603–1613 | Cite as

Cooperative disturbance rejection control of vibrating flexible riser systems

  • Zhijia ZhaoEmail author
  • Choon Ki AhnEmail author
  • Guilin Wen
Original paper


In this paper, we concentrate on the cooperative disturbance rejection control of flexible riser systems corrupted by external disturbances. Fusing with disturbance rejection control strategy, auxiliary system, and Lyapunov theory, new controllers and disturbance observers are established to dampen the vibration and eliminate the effects of external disturbances. Considering all system states, the uniformly bounded stability of the considered system and the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme are realized through rigorous theoretical analysis. Further, the control performance is verified via numerical simulations by choosing the proper control gains.


Flexible risers Vibration control Disturbance rejection Distributed control Boundary control 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 61803109, 11832009, and 61803111, in part by the Innovative School Project of Education Department of Guangdong under Grants 2017KQNCX153, 2018KQNCX192, and 2017KZDXM060, in part by the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangzhou City under Grants 201904010494 and 201904010475, and in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea through the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning under Grant NRF-2017R1A1A1A05001325.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Advanced Technology Center for Special EquipmentGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Electrical EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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