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Modeling and Analysis of Modal Switching in Networked Transport Systems

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We consider networked transport systems defined on directed graphs: the dynamics on the edges correspond to solutions of transport equations with space dimension one. In addition to the graph setting, a major consideration is the introduction and propagation of discontinuities in the solutions when the system may discontinuously switch modes, naturally or as a hybrid control. This kind of switching has been extensively studied for ordinary differential equations, but not much so far for systems governed by partial differential equations. In particular, we give well-posedness results for switching as a control, both in finite horizon open loop operation and as feedback based on sensor measurements in the system.

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Hante, F.M., Leugering, G. & Seidman, T.I. Modeling and Analysis of Modal Switching in Networked Transport Systems. Appl Math Optim 59, 275–292 (2009).

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