Synopses & Reviews
The time delays in controllers and actuators can either deteriorate or improve the dynamic performance of a controlled mechanical system. Thus, it is desirable to gain an insight into the effect of time delays on the dynamics of a practical system in its design phase. This monograph represents the recent advances in system modeling, analysis of stability, robust stability and bifurcation by using some new mathematical tools such as generalized Sturm criterion and Dixon's resultant elimination of polynomials. The theoretical results are demonstrated through a number of examples of active vehicle chassis, structure control, as well as the control of chaos of mechanical systems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -292) and index.
Table of Contents
Modeling of dynamic systems with delayed feedback.- Fundamentals of delay differential equations.- Stability of linear delay systems.- Interval stability of linear delay systems.- Effects of a short delay on system dynamics.- Dimensional reduction of nonlinear delay systems.- Periodic motions of nonlinear delay systems.- Delayed control of dynamic systems.