Coupled Nonlinear Flexible Marine Riser

  • Wei He
  • Shuzhi Sam Ge
  • Bernard Voon Ee How
  • Yoo Sang Choo
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


In Chap. 7, boundary control for a coupled nonlinear flexible marine riser with two actuators in transverse and longitudinal directions is developed to reduce the riser’s vibrations. The dynamic behavior of the flexible riser is represented by a distributed-parameter system (DPS) model with partial differential equations (PDEs), and the control is applied at the top boundary of the riser based on Lyapunov’s direct method to suppress the riser’s vibrations. With the proposed boundary control, the uniform boundedness under ocean current disturbances and exponential stability under free vibration condition is achieved. The proposed control is independent of system parameters, which ensures the robustness of the system to variations in parameters.


Control Input Exponential Stability Boundary Control Longitudinal Displacement Longitudinal Vibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei He
    • 1
  • Shuzhi Sam Ge
    • 2
  • Bernard Voon Ee How
    • 3
  • Yoo Sang Choo
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Automation EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)ChengduChina
  2. 2.Dept of Electr. & Computer EngineeringThe National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Centre for Offshore Research & Engin.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Dept of Civil & Environmental Engin.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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