Time-Delay Systems: Concepts, Design and Stability Analysi

Magdi S. Mahmoud (Editor)
Coordinator of Distributed Control Research Group, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC032000

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Time-delay occurs in many physical, industrial and engineering systems such as biological systems, chemical systems, metallurgical processing systems, nuclear reactors, hydraulic systems and electrical networks, to name a few. The reason for the occurrence could be attributed to inherent physical phenomena like mass transport flow or recycling. It could result from the finite capabilities of information processing and data transmission among various parts of the system.

In addition, they could be by-products of computational delays or could be intentionally introduced for some design consideration. Such delays could be constant or time varying, known or unknown, deterministic or stochastic depending on the system under consideration. In recent years, time-delay, which exists in networked control systems, has brought more complex problems into a new research area. Frequently, it is a source of the generation of oscillation, instability and poor performance.

Therefore, the subject of Time-Delay Systems (TDS) has been investigated as functional differential equations over the past four decades. Because the presence of the delay factor renders the system analysis more complicated, the problems of stability and stabilization are of great importance.

This book presents some basic theories of stability and stabilization of systems with time-delays. More attention is paid to the synthesis of systems with time-delay. That is, control of nonlinear systems with delay; networked control systems; positive delay systems; fuzzy systems; and reset control with random delay are all analyzed within this book.

Preface

Chapter 1. Time-Delay Systems: A Guided Outlook
(Magdi S. Mahmoud, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Controlling Nonlinear Time Delay Systems
(Changchun Hua, Liuliu Zhang, and Xinping Guan, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)

Chapter 3. Recent Advances in Positive Time-Delay Systems
(Jun Shen and James Lam, College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Chapter 4. Regional Pole Constraints Control for Delayed Descriptor Type-2 Fuzzy Systems
(Fanbiao Li, Chuhua Yang, Weihua Gui, and Peng Shi, School of Information Science and Engineering,
Central South University, Changsha, China)

Chapter 5. Networked Control Systems: A Recent Account
(Magdi S. Mahmoud and Mutaz M. Hamdan, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 6. Stabilization of Time Delay Systems
(Rongni Yang, Lingling Li and Peng Shi, School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China)

Chapter 7. Multi-Loop PID Controller Design for Multivariable Systems with Multiple-Time Delays: An Overview of IMC Methods
(W. Belhaj and O. Boubaker, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Centre Urbain Nord, Tunis Cedex, Tunisia)

Chapter 8. Reset Control Systems with Time-Delays
(Magdi S. Mahmoud and Bilal J. Karaki, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 9. Robust Static Output Feedback Stabilization for Uncertain Time-Delay Systems
(Jenq-Lang Wu, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Index

Keywords: Networked Control Systems

Audience: Graduate students and researchers in systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical and mathematics

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