Control of uncertain systems--modelling, approximation, and by Bruce A. Francis, Malcolm C. Smith, Jan C. Willems

By Bruce A. Francis, Malcolm C. Smith, Jan C. Willems

This Festschrift incorporates a number of articles through pals, co-authors, colleagues, and previous Ph.D. scholars of Keith Glover, Professor of Engineering on the collage of Cambridge, at the party of his 60th birthday. Professor Glover's medical paintings spans a large choice of issues, the most subject matters being method identity, version aid and approximation, strong controller synthesis, and keep watch over of airplane and engines. The articles during this quantity are a tribute to Professor Glover's seminal paintings in those parts.

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I am a better control engineer because of the lessons he taught me. References 1. Sturgeon, V (2001), “Racing through water: Supercavitation,” Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal vol. 1, no. 2, 16–21 2. Ashley S (2001) “Warp drive underwater,” Scientific American, 42–51. 3. Dzielski J, Kurdila, A (2003), “A Benchmark control problem for supercavitating vehicles and an initial investigation of solutions,” J. Vibration and Control 9:791–804 4. C. 5. Arndt REA, Balas GJ, Wosnik M (2005), “Control of cavitating flows: A perspective,” accepted for publication, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal, Japan 6.

Rescale, if necessary, the polytope λbox so that it is symmetric around λ = 0 and obtain P (λ, s) by shifting Pˆ (λ, s) by σ > 0 as detailed in (25). 2. Design a nominal controller C(0, s) for the nominal shifted plant P (0, s) ˜ (s) and V˜ (s) satisfying a Bezout identity and calculate coprime factors U with the nominal plant coprime factors N (s) and M (s). 3. Define G(λ, s) as in (13), F (s) as in (18) and construct F ⊥ (s) as described immediately after (18) ensuring F ⊥ (s) is strictly proper.

Control of Uncertain Systems, LNCIS 329, pp. 25–44, 2006. J. A. Arndt Cavitation bubbles contain significant energy that can lead to pitting on the blades and reduced efficiency. Minimization or reduction of cavitation is the focus of significant engineering effort. Alternatively there is a significant benefit in some circumstances to increased cavitation or supercavitation. Supercavitation can be used by vehicles to dramatically reduce drag, enabling vehicles able to maintain high high speed flight under water.

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