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An introduction to interconnection and damping assignment passivity-based control in process engineering


F. Dörfler, J.K. Johnsen, F. Allgöwer

Journal of Process Control, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1413-1426

In recent years so-called Port-Hamiltonian systems became popular in the literature. This is mainly due to the passivity properties and the evident system structure of Port-Hamiltonian systems that allow an energy interpretation of this system class. Based on these properties Port-Hamiltonian systems constitute an active research area and several control design methods for Port-Hamiltonian systems have been developed. Especially the Interconnection and Damping Assignment Passivity-Based Control (IDA-PBC) method has been proven to be very successful. In the application of IDA-PBC and other Port-Hamiltonian system techniques to real-world examples so far mainly electro-mechanical systems have been considered, because for those examples Port-Hamiltonian systems are the standard modeling framework. This paper gives an introduction to the framework of Port-Hamiltonian systems and the IDA-PBC design and shows with different examples that it is also applicable in process control.


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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { D_rJoh:2009:IFA_4899,
    author={F. D{\"o}rfler and J.K. Johnsen and F. Allg{\"o}wer},
    title={{An introduction to interconnection and damping assignment
	  passivity-based control in process engineering}},
    journal={Journal of Process Control},
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