Process Control Based on Physically Inherent Passivity

  • K. M. Hangos
  • G. Szederkényi
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


General passivity-based control is difficult without physical insights. Even at the origin of passivity-based control, the physical analogies of stored and retrievable energy of mechanical systems have been used fruitfully. Later, the notions and techniques to apply the fundamental physical description to design controllers emerged particularly in the area of mechanical systems and robotics [115, 130]. Inspired by this fruitful connection, this chapter is devoted to the thermodynamic foundation of process control.


Heat Exchanger Reaction Network Extensive Variable Extensive Quantity Storage Function 
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  • K. M. Hangos
  • G. Szederkényi

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