Wave suppression by nonlinear finite-dimensional control

Antonios Armaou, Panagiotis D. Christofides

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Korteweg-de Vries-Burgers (KdVB) and Kuramoto-Sivashinsky (KS) equations are two nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) which can adequately describe motion of waves in a variety of fluid flow processes. We synthesize nonlinear finite-dimensional output feedback controllers for the KdVB and KS equations that enhance convergence rate and achieve stabilization to spatially uniform steady-states, respectively. The controllers use measurements obtained by point sensors and are implemented through point control actuators. The performance of the proposed controllers is successfully tested through simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1095
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1999Jun 4 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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