Control of a Duct Flow Network for Wind Display in a Virtual Environment

  title={Control of a Duct Flow Network for Wind Display in a Virtual Environment},
  author={Sandip D. Kulkarni and Shanthanu Chakravarthy and Mark A. Minor and Eric R. Pardyjak and John M. Hollerbach},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
Control of flow in duct networks has a myriad of applications ranging from heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning to blood flow networks. The system considered here provides vent velocity inputs to a novel 3-D wind display device called the TreadPort Active Wind Tunnel. An error-based robust decentralized sliding-mode control method with nominal feedforward terms is developed for individual ducts while considering cross coupling between ducts and model uncertainty as external disturbances… 
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