Power-shaping control: Writing the system dynamics into the Brayton-Moser form

A. Favache, D. Dochain, J.J. Winkin

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Power-shaping control is an extension of energy-balancing passivity-based control that is based on a particular form of the dynamics, the Brayton-Moser form. One of the main difficulties in this control approach is to write the dynamics in the suitable form since this requires the solution of a partial differential equation (PDE) system with an additional sign constraint. Here a general methodology is described for solving this partial differential equation system. The set of all solutions to the PDE system is given as the solution of a linear equation system. Furthermore a necessary condition is given so that a solution of the linear system which meets the sign condition exists. This methodology is illustrated on the case of a chemical reactor, where the physical knowledge of the system is used to find a suitable solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-624
Number of pages7
JournalSystems and Control Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


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