Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design

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Wiley, Nov 4, 2005 - Science - 592 pages
Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design, Second Edition presents a rigorous, yet easily readable, introduction to the analysis and design of robust multivariable control systems. Focusing on practical feedback control and not on system theory in general, this book provides the reader with insights into the opportunities and limitations of feedback control.

Taking into account the latest developments in the field, this fully revised and updated second edition:
* features a new chapter devoted to the use of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs);
* presents current results on fundamental performance limitations introduced by RHP-poles and RHP-zeros;
* introduces updated material on the selection of controlled variables and self-optimizing control;
* provides simple IMC tuning rules for PID control;
* covers additional material including unstable plants, the feedback amplifier, the lower gain margin and a clear strategy for incorporating integral action into LQG control;
* includes numerous worked examples, exercises and case studies, which make frequent use of Matlab and the new Robust Control toolbox.

Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design, Second Edition is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses studying multivariable control. It is also an invaluable tool for engineers who want to understand multivariable control, its limitations, and how it can be applied in practice. The analysis techniques and the material on control structure design should prove very useful in the new emerging area of systems biology.

Reviews of the first edition:

"Being rich in insights and practical tips on controller design, the book should also prove to be very beneficial to industrial control engineers, both as a reference book and as an educational tool." Applied Mechanics Reviews

"In summary, this book can be strongly recommended not only as a basic text in multivariable control techniques for graduate and undergraduate students, but also as a valuable source of information for control engineers." International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing

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About the author (2005)

Professor Sigurd Skogestad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Author of more than 100 journal publications and 150 conference publications. He was awarded "Innstilling to the King" for his Siv.Ing. degree in 1979, a Fullbright fellowship in 1983, received the Ted Peterson Award from AIChE in 1989, the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE in 1990, and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 1992.

Professor Ian Postlethwaite, University of Leicester, UK

Head of Engineering Department, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control. In 1991 he received the IEE FC Williams Premium, in 2001 the Sir Harold Hartley Medal of the InstMC and in 2002 the Best Paper Prize for an article published in the IFAC Journal of Control Engineering Practice over the period 1999-2002.

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