About the book
S.Skogestad and I.Postlethwaite, Multivariable feedback control -
Analysis and design, 2nd Edition,
Wiley, 2005, 592 pages.
The book focuses on the applications and practical aspects of robust control techniques.
Giving the reader a rigorous, yet easily readable, introduction to
the analysis and design of multivariable feedback systems, it provides
insights which are invaluable when designing or tuning
any control system.
Taking into account the latest developments in the field, this fully revised and updated second edition:
Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design, 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.
- 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 decentralized control, 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;
- has approximately 20% more material than the first edition (the page format has increased to keep the numbers of pages almost unchanged);
- includes numerous worked examples, exercises and case studies, which make frequent use of Matlab and the new Robust Control toolbox.
The prerequisites for reading this book are an introductory course in
classical single-input single-output (SISO) control and some elementary
knowledge of matrices and linear algebra. It is also helpful with
background in system theory.
Parts of the book can be studied alone, and provide an appropriate
background for a number of linear control courses at both undergraduate
and graduate levels: classical loop-shaping control, an introduction to
multivariable control, advanced multivariable control, robust control,
controller design, control structure design and controllability analysis.
Sigurd Skogestad is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and Ian
Postlethwaite is Professor of Engineering at the University of Leicester
in England. More information is available on the books home page; see
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Classical feedback control
- 3. Introduction to multivariable control
- 4. Elements of linear system theory
- 5. Limitations on performance in SISO systems
- 6. Limitations on performance in MIMO systems
- 7. Uncertainty and robustness for SISO systems
- 8. Robust stability and performance analysis
- 9. Controller design
- 10. Control structure design
- 11. Model reduction
- 12. Linear matrix inequalities
- 13. Case studies
- Appendix A. Matrix theory and norms
- Appendix B. Project work and sample exam