We present an approach to simultaneous design optimization of a plant and its controller. This is based on a bundling technique for solving non-smooth optimization problems under nonlinear and linear constraints. In the absence of convexity, a substitute for the convex cutting plane mechanism is proposed. The method is illustrated on a problem of steadyâ€¦ (More)

Consider a stable linear time-invariant system G(x) with tunable parameters x ϵ R<sup>n</sup>, which maps inputs w ϵ L<sup>2</sup>(R<sup>m</sup>) to outputs z ϵ L<sup>2</sup>(R<sup>p</sup>). Our goal is to find a choice of the tunable parameters x<sup>*</sup> which avoids undesirable responses of the system to past excitations known asâ€¦ (More)