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Title:On Size and Control: The Use of Dimensional Analysis in Controller Design
Author(s):Brennan, Sean Nicholas
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Alleyne, Andrew G.
Department / Program:Mechanical Engineering
Discipline:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, System Science
Abstract:More importantly, dimensional analysis has yielded significant and novel insights into standard problems of control theory. Specifically, dimensional scaling constraints are shown to correlate to invariant Bode sensitivity conditions implicit in the governing model. Similar invariant equations have been studied under the framework of electrical network analysis since the 1960's; this thesis provides perhaps the first generalized solution. Extensions of the sensitivity result to problems of gain-scheduling, model reduction, adaptive control and identification, and nonlinear systems analysis are presented.
Issue Date:2002
Description:351 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3069976
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002

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