Averaging and Control of Nonlinear Systems

  title={Averaging and Control of Nonlinear Systems},
  author={Patricio A. Vela}
This dissertation investigates three principal areas regarding the dynamics and control of nonlinear systems: averaging theory, controllability of mechanical systems, and control of underactuated nonlinear systems. The most effective stabilizing controllers for underactuated nonlinear systems are time-periodic, which leads to the study of averaging theory for understanding the nonlinear effect generated by resonant oscillatory inputs. The research on averaging theory generalizes averaging… CONTINUE READING
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