Computing the maximum transient energy growth

  • James F. WhidborneEmail author
  • Nathalie Amar


The calculation of maximum transient energy growth is a problem of interest in several areas of science and engineering. An algorithm that guarantees the calculation of this measure to an arbitrary accuracy in a finite number of steps is proposed for finite-dimensional linear-time-invariant dynamical systems. The algorithm is illustrated with a numerical example.


Linear dynamical systems Transient growth Maximum transient energy growth 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

26A12 37M99 65P99 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringCranfield UniversityBedfordshireUK

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