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### Controllability of distributed-parameter systems

Controllability of distributed-parameter control systems is mathematically studied. A general theory for control systems includes those that cannot be described by ordinary differential equations

### Port controlled Hamiltonian representation of distributed parameter systems

A port controlled Hamiltonian formulation of the dynamics of distributed parameter systems is presented, which incorporates the energy flow through the boundary of the domain of the system, and which allows to represent the system as a boundary control Hamiltonian system. This port controlled Hamiltonian system is defined with respect to a Dirac structure associated with the exterior derivative and based on Stokes' theorem. The definition is illustrated on the examples of the telegrapher's equations, Maxwell's equations and the vibrating string. \u

### Linear-quadratic stochastic differential games for distributed parameter systems

A linear-quadratic differential game with infinite dimensional state space is considered. The system state is affected by disturbance and both players have access to different measurements. Optimal linear strategies for the pursuer and the evader, when they exist, are explicitly determined

### Explicit Simplicial Discretization of Distributed-Parameter Port-Hamiltonian Systems

Simplicial Dirac structures as finite analogues of the canonical Stokes-Dirac
structure, capturing the topological laws of the system, are defined on
simplicial manifolds in terms of primal and dual cochains related by the
coboundary operators. These finite-dimensional Dirac structures offer a
framework for the formulation of standard input-output finite-dimensional
port-Hamiltonian systems that emulate the behavior of distributed-parameter
port-Hamiltonian systems. This paper elaborates on the matrix representations
of simplicial Dirac structures and the resulting port-Hamiltonian systems on
simplicial manifolds. Employing these representations, we consider the
existence of structural invariants and demonstrate how they pertain to the
energy shaping of port-Hamiltonian systems on simplicial manifolds

### On the Control of Distributed Parameter Systems using a Multidimensional Systems Setting

The unique characteristic of a repetitive process is a series of sweeps, termed passes, through a set of dynamics defined over a finite duration with resetting before the start of the each new one. On each pass an output, termed the pass profile is produced which acts as a forcing function on, and hence contributes to, the dynamics of the next pass profile. This leads to the possibility that the output, i.e. the sequence of pass profiles, will contain oscillations which increase in amplitude in the pass-to-pass direction. Such behavior cannot be controlled by standard linear systems approach and instead they must be treated as a multidimensional system, i.e. information propagation in more than one independent direction. Physical examples of such processes include long-wall coal cutting and metal rolling. In this paper, stability analysis and control systems design algorithms are developed for a model where a plane, or rectangle, of information is propagated in the passto- pass direction. The possible use of these in the control of distributed parameter systems is then described using a fourthorder wavefront equation

### On the problem of modeling for parameter identification in distributed structures

Structures are often characterized by parameters, such as mass and stiffness, that are spatially distributed. Parameter identification of distributed structures is subject to many of the difficulties involved in the modeling problem, and the choice of the model can greatly affect the results of the parameter identification process. Analogously to control spillover in the control of distributed-parameter systems, identification spillover is shown to exist as well and its effect is to degrade the parameter estimates. Moreover, as in modeling by the Rayleigh-Ritz method, it is shown that, for a Rayleigh-Ritz type identification algorithm, an inclusion principle exists in the identification of distributed-parameter systems as well, so that the identified natural frequencies approach the actual natural frequencies monotonically from above

### Hamiltonian formulation of distributed-parameter systems with boundary energy flow

A Hamiltonian formulation of classes of distributed-parameter systems is presented, which incorporates the energy flow through the boundary of the spatial domain of the system, and which allows to represent the system as a boundary control Hamiltonian system. The system is Hamiltonian with respect to an infinite-dimensional Dirac structure associated with the exterior derivative and based on Stokes' theorem. The theory is applied to the telegraph equations for an ideal transmission line, Maxwell's equations on a bounded domain with non-zero Poynting vector at its boundary, and a vibrating string with traction forces at its ends. Furthermore the framework is extended to cover Euler's equations for an ideal fluid on a domain with permeable boundary. Finally, some properties of the Stokes-Dirac structure are investigated, including the analysis of conservation laws. \u

### Semi-definite programming and functional inequalities for Distributed Parameter Systems

We study one-dimensional integral inequalities, with quadratic integrands, on
bounded domains. Conditions for these inequalities to hold are formulated in
terms of function matrix inequalities which must hold in the domain of
integration. For the case of polynomial function matrices, sufficient
conditions for positivity of the matrix inequality and, therefore, for the
integral inequalities are cast as semi-definite programs. The inequalities are
used to study stability of linear partial differential equations.Comment: 8 pages, 5 figure

### Numerical studies of identification in nonlinear distributed parameter systems

An abstract approximation framework and convergence theory for the identification of first and second order nonlinear distributed parameter systems developed previously by the authors and reported on in detail elsewhere are summarized and discussed. The theory is based upon results for systems whose dynamics can be described by monotone operators in Hilbert space and an abstract approximation theorem for the resulting nonlinear evolution system. The application of the theory together with numerical evidence demonstrating the feasibility of the general approach are discussed in the context of the identification of a first order quasi-linear parabolic model for one dimensional heat conduction/mass transport and the identification of a nonlinear dissipation mechanism (i.e., damping) in a second order one dimensional wave equation. Computational and implementational considerations, in particular, with regard to supercomputing, are addressed

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