Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pages 1-25
  3. Pages 85-119
  4. Pages 121-162
  5. Back Matter

About this book


This book combines real problems of practical interest with an application of profound theory. The mathematical model is derived step by step on the basis of physical principles, and the physics behind the control problems serves as a basis for the controller design. The book demonstrates how the physics behind the mathematical models can help to successfully apply a certain control strategy. The book aims to show the practical relevance of the presented methods, methods which are often criticised as only of theoretical interest, through an examination of their industrial applications. Throughout, the book gives the unique mathematical formulation of the different disciplines involved, namely electrical, hydraulic and mechanical engineering. Yet it also points out the common mathematical structure of the different physical models. This makes it possible to transfer reliable control strategies between the disciplines.


Dissipativity Electrical Systems Hydraulic Drives Langrangian Systems Passivity Physical Modelling control control design design differential geometry hamiltonian system mechanical engineering modeling non-linear control stability

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-329-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-554-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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