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This paper deals with the regulation problem of a class of irrigation canals using the Saint-Venant partial differential equations (pde). The Internal Model Boundary Control (IMBC) approach is used and the multireaches case is considered (several reaches in cascade). Perturbation theory of exponential semi-group used for control synthesis is extended here(More)
We develop in this paper a passivity-based control scheme for the feedback regulation of a class of switched power converters commonly addressed as power factor precompensators. In such applications, aside from load voltage regulation to a prespecified constant level, a vital additional control objective consists in keeping the input power factor close to(More)
The processibility of 15 carbohydrates, more or less commonly used, was investigated as excipients in supercritical fluid drying. The focus was on the ability to produce amorphous powder, the stability of the powders towards crystallisation, and the residual water and ethanol content. The aqueous solutions were sprayed into a pressurised carbon(More)
The kinetics of the sphere-to-rod transition of micelles composed of triblock copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide (EO(20)PO(70)EO(20)) have been investigated using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and cryogenic electron transmission microscopy (Cryo-EM). Sphere-to-rod transition is induced by a solvent jump, initiated by adding KCl and ethanol to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria in a sample of non-diabetic hypertensive patients and to correlate the presence of microalbuminuria with the patients' different clinical profiles. DESIGN A descriptive, observational, cross-sectional and non-interventional enquiry based on strict respect for the standard general practitioner's(More)
Optimal biodistribution and prolonged circulation of nanocarriers improve diagnostic and therapeutic effects of enhanced permeability and retention-based nanomedicines. Despite extensive use of Pluronics in polymer-based pharmaceuticals, the influence of different poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) block length and aggregation state on the biodistribution of the(More)
Mechanical responsiveness is essential to all biological systems down to the level of tissues and cells. The intra- and extracellular mechanics of such systems are governed by a series of proteins, such as microtubules, actin, intermediate filaments and collagen. As a general design motif, these proteins self-assemble into helical structures and(More)
An experimental comparative study of various controllers for a class of ac–dc converters, known as power factor precompensators (PFP) is presented. The control objective is to robustly regulate the output voltage to a desired constant level in the presence of variations in the load, while retaining a unit power factor at the input, i.e., the input current(More)