Robust boundary control of systems of conservation laws

C. Prieur, J. Winkin, G. Bastin

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The stability problem of a system of conservation laws perturbed by non-homogeneous terms is investigated. These non-homogeneous terms are assumed to have a small C -norm. By a Riemann coordinates approach a sufficient stability criterion is established in terms of the boundary conditions. This criterion can be interpreted as a robust stabilization condition by means of a boundary control, for systems of conservation laws subject to external disturbances. This stability result is then applied to the problem of the regulation of the water level and the flow rate in an open channel. The flow in the channel is described by the Saint-Venant equations perturbed by small non-homogeneous terms that account for the friction effects as well as external water supplies or withdrawals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-197
Number of pages25
JournalMathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


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