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Production and Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Production Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Progress in Agricultural Engineering Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Progress in Energy and Combustion Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Progress in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research & Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Progress in Polymer Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 270)
Propulsion and Power Research     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Purinergic Signalling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Quaderns d’Història de l’Enginyeria     Open Access  
Quality and Reliability Engineering International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Quality Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Radiochimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Rapid Prototyping Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rare Metals     Hybrid Journal  
Reactive and Functional Polymers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Recent Patents on Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Recherche Transports Sécurité     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Redes de Ingeniería     Open Access  
Regional Maritime University Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Regular and Chaotic Dynamics     Hybrid Journal  
Rem : Revista Escola de Minas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Requirements Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Research Ideas and Outcomes     Open Access  
Research in Engineering Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Research Works of Air Force Institute of Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Revista AIDIS de Ingeniería y Ciencias Ambientales. Investigación, desarrollo y práctica     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Ciencias e Ingeniería al Día     Open Access  
Revista CINTEX     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Ingeniería     Open Access  
Revista de Engenharia da Universidade Católica de Petrópolis     Open Access  
Revista de Ingeniería     Open Access  
Revista de Ingenieria Sismica     Open Access  
Revista de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación     Open Access  
Revista EIA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Facultad de Ingeniería     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Facultad de Ingenieria - Universidad de Tarapaca     Open Access  
Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Fatec Zona Sul : REFAS     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial RIAI     Open Access  
Revista Informador Técnico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Ingenieria de Construcción     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseño en Ingeniería     Open Access  
Revista Logos Ciencia & Tecnología     Open Access  
Revista Petra     Open Access  
Revue de Métallurgie     Full-text available via subscription  
Russian Engineering Research     Hybrid Journal  
Russian Journal of Non-Ferrous Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Russian Microelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sadhana     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Safety Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Scholedge International Journal of Multidisciplinary & Allied Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Science & Technique     Open Access  
Science and Engineering Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Science China Technological Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Technology and innovations     Open Access  
Science Progress     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Scientia cum Industria     Open Access  
Scientific Drilling     Open Access  
Scientific Journal of Control Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientific Journal of Review     Open Access  
Sealing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Securitas Vialis     Hybrid Journal  
Security and Communication Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Selcuk University Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access  
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Semiconductors     Hybrid Journal  
Semiconductors and Semimetals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sensing and Imaging : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sensor Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sensors     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Separation and Purification Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Shock and Vibration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
SIAM Journal on Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
SIAM Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
SILICON     Hybrid Journal  
Sistemas & Telemática     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sleep and Biological Rhythms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Small     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Smart Grid     Open Access  
Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Soldagem & Inspeção     Open Access  
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
SourceOCDE Developpement urbain, rural et regional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
SourceOCDE Energie     Full-text available via subscription  
SourceOECD Energy     Full-text available via subscription  
SourceOECD Science and Technology Statistics - SourceOCDE Base de donnees des sciences et de la technologie     Full-text available via subscription  
SourceOECD Transport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
SourceOECD Urban, Rural and Regional Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African Computer Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South African Journal of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sports Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Stahlbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Steel in Translation     Hybrid Journal  
Steel Research International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Stochastic Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Stochastic Processes and their Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Stochastics and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal  
Strain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
Studies in Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Logic and Practical Reasoning     Full-text available via subscription  
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Superconductor Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Surface Review and Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Surface Science Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Survey Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Surveying and Land Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sustainability Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sustainability Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources     Full-text available via subscription  
Swiss Journal of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal  
Symmetry     Open Access  
Synthesis Lectures on Algorithms and Software in Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Synthesis Lectures on Antennas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Synthesis Lectures on Computational Electromagnetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Synthesis Lectures on Energy and the Environment: Technology, Science, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Synthesis Lectures on Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Synthesis Lectures on Global Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Synthesis Lectures on Professionalism and Career Advancement for Scientists and Engineers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Synthetic Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Systems Engineering Procedia     Open Access  
Systems Research Forum     Hybrid Journal  
Systems Science & Control Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Techno.Com     Open Access  
Technological Engineering     Open Access  
Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
TECHNOLOGY     Hybrid Journal  
Technology and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Technology in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Technometrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Tecnologia, Ciencia, Educacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tecnura     Open Access  
Telecommunications Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Textile Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Supercomputing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
The Scientific World Journal     Open Access  
Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Thermal Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Tikrit Journal of Engineering Science     Open Access  
tm - Technisches Messen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Topics in Catalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Traffic Injury Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
TRANSACTIONS of the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transactions of Tianjin University     Full-text available via subscription  
Transport and Telecommunication Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transport World Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Transportation Research Record : Journal of the Transportation Research Board     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Trends in Applied Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tribology in Industry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tribology International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Tribology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Tribology Transactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Tribotest     Hybrid Journal  
Tropical Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ultramicroscopy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering     Open Access  
Universal Journal of Applied Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Universal Journal of Engineering Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Utilities Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Vacuum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Virtual and Physical Prototyping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Visualization in Engineering     Open Access  
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Waste and Biomass Valorization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Waste Management Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Waves in Random and Complex Media     Hybrid Journal  
Waves, Wavelets and Fractals     Open Access  
Wear     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Welding in the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
West African Journal of Industrial and Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
World Journal of Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
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   ISSN (Print) 1528-9028 - ISSN (Online) 0022-0434
   Published by ASME International Homepage  [25 journals]
  • Preferable Workspace for Fatigue Life Improvement of Flexible-Joint Robots
           Under Percussive Riveting
    • Authors: Li Y; Guo S, Xi F.
      Abstract: This paper proposes a method to find the preferable workspace for fatigue life improvement of robots with flexible joints under percussive riveting. The development is motivated by the growing interest in using industrial robots to replace human operators for percussive riveting operations in aerospace assembly. A most important characteristic of robotic percussive riveting is the repetitive impacts generated by the percussive rivet gun. These impacts induce forced vibrations to the robot, and the joint shaft fatigue due to the resulting stress cycles must be prevented. This paper aims at finding the preferable workspace for fatigue life improvement of the robot, that is, the end-effector positions where the joint stresses are below the endurance limit. For this purpose, a structural dynamic model is established for the robot under percussive riveting. Then, an approximate analytical solution is formulated for the torsional stresses of the robot joints. Once the distributions of the stresses are obtained over the workspace, the preferable workspace for fatigue life improvement can be found by comparing the stresses with the endurance limit. Simulation studies are carried out for a mobile robot under percussive riveting. It is found that the dynamic response of the robot to the percussive riveting varies dramatically over the workspace. The method is then used to obtain the preferable positions of the robot end-effector for fatigue resistance.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Decentralized Formation Control Based on Adaptive Super Twisting
    • Authors: Hernández-Alemán R; Salas-Peña O, De León-Morales J.
      Abstract: In this paper, a decentralized formation control based on adaptive super-twisting algorithm (ASTA) is designed for a group of unicycle mobile robots. According to this approach, movements of robots are driven through a sequence of formation patterns. This control scheme increases robustness against unknown dynamics and disturbances, whose bounds are not required to be known. Furthermore, a high-order differentiator is designed to estimate unmeasurable signals, in order to implement the proposed controller. Finally, simulation results illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • A Haptic Bilateral System for the Remote Human–Human Handshake
    • Authors: Pedemonte N; Laliberté T, Gosselin C.
      Abstract: The objective of this work is to develop a hardware and software system that allows two people to shake hands while being in different locations. To this end, a novel haptic interface that is capable of performing a robotic handshake was designed and built. In this paper, the communication system composed of two such interfaces is presented. The working principle of the haptic interface is first recalled. The attention is then focused on the development and the implementation of a control algorithm that allows bilateral interaction between the two users. Finally, the transparency of the system is qualitatively validated in terms of the exchanged forces and of the positions of the interfaces, through some preliminary experiments.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Differential Quadrature Method for Stability and Sensitivity Analysis of
           Neutral Delay Differential Systems
    • Authors: Dong W; Ding Y, Zhu X, et al.
      Abstract: This work develops a computationally efficient stability analysis method for the neutral delay differential systems. This method can be also conveniently applied for the optimal parameter tuning of related control systems. To facilitate this development, at each sampling grid point, the time derivative of the concerned differential system is first estimated by the differential quadrature method (DQM). The neutral delay differential system is then discretized as numbers of algebraic equations in the concerned duration. By combining the obtained discretized algebraic equations, the transition matrix of the two adjacent delay time durations can be explicitly established. Subsequently, the stability boundary is estimated, and the optimal parameters for the controller design are evaluated by searching the global minimum of the spectral radius of the transition matrix. In order to solve such optimization problems with the gradient descent algorithms, this work also analytically formulates the gradient of spectral radius of transition matrix with respect to the concerned parameters. In addition, a strong stability criterion is introduced to ensure better robustness. Finally, the proposed method is extensively verified by numeric examples, and the proposed differential quadrature method demonstrates good accuracy in both parameter tuning and stability region estimation for the neutral delay differential systems.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Exponentially Dissipative Control for Singular Impulsive Dynamical Systems
    • Authors: Yang L; Liu X, Zhang Z.
      Abstract: This paper studies the problem of exponentially dissipative control for singular impulsive dynamical systems. Some necessary and sufficient conditions for exponential dissipativity of such systems are established in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). A state feedback controller is designed to make the closed-loop system exponentially dissipative. A numerical example is given to illustrate the feasibility of the method.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • A Control-Theoretic Model for Human Time-Motion Evaluation in
           Pick-and-Place Operations
    • Authors: Wang C; Ravani B, Hess RA.
      Abstract: This paper deals with physical modeling of human hand–eye coordinated movement for applications in time-motion study of pick-and-place operations. Time-motion studies typically use experimentations to closely examine each segment of a worker's pick-and-place movements in order to design a more optimized operation. This paper presents two different methods that can replace the need for experimentation or estimation in the time motion process with control-theoretic models. The first method is a control-theoretic physical model of the human hand–eye coordinated movement in performing a pick-and-place operation. It is based on an extension of control theoretic models of airplane pilots. The second method combines two existing techniques developed in the literature for different purposes. It is shown in this paper that the combination of these two existing methods provides for an alternative approach that can be used for time-motion studies related to the human pick-and-place operation. Using simple experimentation, it is shown that both methods provide reasonable model-based representation of time motion studies for pick-and-place tasks. In developing the physical model, a method based on the use of the quantitative feedback theory (QFT) is also developed for tuning the physical model that can be utilized in making the model specific to different applications involving human hand–eye coordinated movements. Furthermore, the physical model is applied in a predictive fashion and it is shown that it can successfully estimate the movement time for manual pick-and-place tasks found in some industrial applications.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Low-Dimensional Modeling of a Pumping Unit to Cope With Multiphase Flow
    • Authors: Omrani AE; Franchek MA, Ebrahimi B, et al.
      Abstract: Pumping unit efficiency is highly disturbed by the presence of gas influx reducing the productivity and inducing unpredictable system response due to the change of its intrinsic properties such as the natural frequency. A poor estimation of those properties may affect the on-field crew and system safety as well as the production rate. The purpose of this paper is to construct a hydromechanical model describing the coupled multiphase flow-pumping unit system dynamics and to develop a procedure to control the pumping speed for safety assurance and oil production maximization. A coupled mechanical-multiphase flow model capturing the interplay between the gas void fraction (GVF) and the driving harmonic force of the pumping unit is developed. Specifically, the predicted downhole pressure is used to determine the sucker rod effective load. Consequently, a reduced-order model, capturing the dynamics of the sucker rod, is used to estimate the saddle bearings axial displacements which are function of polished rod loading. An error-driven adaptation using the difference between presumed bearing displacement with known GVF and the predicted bearing displacement from the proposed multiphysics model is employed to estimate the unknown downhole GVF. The obtained results prove that the adaptation allows an accurate evaluation of the pumped fluid's GVF, thereby circumventing the need for a costly and inaccurate measurement of the two-phase flow gas fraction. Based on this estimation, a control strategy is then proposed to regulate the pump speed while avoiding the resonance frequency of the sucker-rod system.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Modeling and Robust Low Level Control of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot
    • Authors: Comasolivas R; Quevedo J, Escobet T, et al.
      Abstract: This paper presents the modeling and robust low-level control design of a redundant mobile robot with four omnidirectional wheels, the iSense Robotic (iSRob) platform, that was designed to test safe control algorithms. iSRob is a multivariable nonlinear system subject to parameter uncertainties mainly due to friction forces. A multilinear model is proposed to approximate the behavior of the system, and the parameters of these models are estimated from closed-loop experimental data applying Gauss–Newton techniques. A robust control technique, quantitative feedback theory (QFT), is applied to design a proportional–integral (PI) controller for robust low-level control of the iSRob system, being this the main contribution of the paper. The designed controller is implemented, tested, and compared with a gain-scheduling PI-controller based on pole assignment. The experimental results show that robust stability and control effort margins against system uncertainties are satisfied and demonstrate better performance than the other controllers used for comparison.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • A Dual-Mode Model Predictive Control Algorithm Trajectory Tracking in
           Discrete-Time Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
    • Authors: Ul Haq AA; Cholette ME, Djurdjanovic D.
      Abstract: In this paper, a dual-mode model predictive/linear control method is presented, which extends the concept of dual-mode model predictive control (MPC) to trajectory tracking control of nonlinear dynamic systems described by discrete-time state-space models. The dual-mode controller comprises of a time-varying linear control law, implemented when the states lie within a sufficiently small neighborhood of the reference trajectory, and a model predictive control strategy driving the system toward that neighborhood. The boundary of this neighborhood is characterized so as to ensure stability of the closed-loop system and terminate the optimization procedure in a finite number of iterations, without jeopardizing the stability of the closed-loop system. The developed controller is applied to the central air handling unit (AHU) of a two-zone variable air volume (VAV) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Time Series Forecasting With Orthogonal Endocrine Neural Network Based on
           Postsynaptic Potentials
    • Authors: Milovanović M; Antić D, Milojković M, et al.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Disturbance Accommodating Control Design for Wind Turbines Using
           Solvability Conditions
    • Authors: Wang N; Wright AD, Balas MJ.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Adaptive Self-Learning Fuzzy Autopilot Design for Uncertain Bank-to-Turn
    • Authors: Rong H; Yang Z, Wong P, et al.
      Abstract: This paper proposes an adaptive self-learning fuzzy autopilot design for uncertain bank-to-turn (BTT) missiles due to external disturbances and system errors from the variations of the aerodynamic coefficients and control surface loss. The self-learning fuzzy systems called extended sequential adaptive fuzzy inference systems (ESAFISs) are utilized to compensate for these uncertainties in an adaptive backstepping architecture. ESAFIS is a real‐time self-learning fuzzy system with simultaneous structure identification and parameter learning. The fuzzy rules of the ESAFIS can be added or deleted based on the input data. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory, adaptation laws are derived to update the consequent parameters of fuzzy rules, which guarantees both tracking performance and stability. The robust control terms with the adaptive bound-estimation schemes are also designed to compensate for modeling errors of the ESAFISs by augmenting the self-learning fuzzy autopilot control laws. The proposed autopilot is validated under the control surface loss, aerodynamic parameter perturbations, and external disturbances. Simulation study is also compared with a conventional backstepping autopilot and a neural autopilot in terms of the tracking ability. The results illustrate that the designed fuzzy autopilot can obtain better steady‐state and transient performance with the dynamically self-learning ability.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Mitigating the Effects of Sensor Uncertainties in Networked Multi-Agent
    • Authors: Arabi E; Yucelen T, Haddad WM.
      Abstract: Networked multi-agent systems consist of interacting agents that locally exchange information, energy, or matter. Since these systems do not in general have a centralized architecture to monitor the activity of each agent, resilient distributed control system design for networked multi-agent systems is essential in providing high system performance, reliability, and operation in the presence of system uncertainties. An important class of such system uncertainties that can significantly deteriorate the achievable closed-loop system performance is sensor uncertainties, which can arise due to low sensor quality, sensor failure, sensor bias, or detrimental environmental conditions. This paper presents a novel distributed adaptive control architecture for networked multi-agent systems with undirected communication graph topologies to mitigate the effect of sensor uncertainties. Specifically, we consider agents having identical high-order, linear dynamics with agent interactions corrupted by unknown exogenous disturbances. We show that the proposed adaptive control architecture guarantees asymptotic stability of the closed-loop dynamical system when the exogenous disturbances are time-invariant and uniform ultimate boundedness when the exogenous disturbances are time-varying. Two numerical examples are provided to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed distributed adaptive control architecture.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Model-Based Control for Mode Transition Between Spark Ignition and HCCI
    • Authors: Zhang S; Song R, Zhu GG, et al.
      Abstract: While the homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion has its advantages of high thermal efficiency with low emissions, its operational range is limited in both engine speed and load. To utilize the advantage of the HCCI combustion, an HCCI capable spark ignition (SI) engine is required. One of the key challenges of developing such an engine is to achieve smooth mode transition between SI and HCCI combustion, where the in-cylinder thermal and charge mixture properties are quite different due to the distinct combustion characteristics. In this paper, a control strategy for smooth mode transition between SI and HCCI combustion is developed and experimentally validated for an HCCI capable SI engine equipped with electrical variable valve timing (EVVT) systems, dual-lift valves, and electronic throttle control (ETC) system. During the mode transition, the intake manifold air pressure is controlled by tracking the desired throttle position updated cycle-by-cycle; and an iterative learning fuel mass controller, combined with sensitivity-based compensation, is used to manage the engine torque in terms of net mean effective pressure (NMEP) at the desired level for smooth mode transition. Note that the NMEP is directly correlated to the engine output torque. Experiment results show that the developed controller is able to achieve smooth combustion mode transition, where the NMEP fluctuation is kept below 3.8% during the mode transition.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Three-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling and Control of Off-Centered Bridge
           Crane Lifts
    • Authors: Garcia A; Singhose W, Ferri A.
      Abstract: When cranes lift payloads off the ground, the payload may slide sideways or swing unexpectedly. This motion occurs when the payload is not directly beneath the overhead suspension point of the hoist cable. Given that cable suspension points can be hundreds of feet above the payload, it is difficult for crane operators to know if the hoist cable is vertical before lifting the payload off the ground. If an off-center lift creates substantial horizontal motion, then it can create significant hazards for the operators, the payload, and the surrounding environment. This paper develops a three-dimensional dynamic model that predicts motions of off-centered lifts.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • An Online Tuning Method for Robust Control of Multivariable Nonlinear
           Processes With Nonanalytical Modules and Time Delay
    • Authors: Wang J; Shen H, Song Z.
      Abstract: Control design for multivariable nonlinear systems has cultivated into a mature research area. A variety of control design methodologies have been well established. In most of the approaches, however, it is implicitly assumed that an analytically mathematical model can be available. This is not always feasible since in many practical control problems, system dynamics may be represented by nonanalytical modules, such as look-up tables, c or Fortran codes, etc. As a consequence, conventional methods can only be performed after analytical models are obtained. In this paper, an approach is proposed where the nonanalytical modules can be handled directly. Important results are obtained on optimal control laws and their implementation; robust control is achieved using a new online tuning method; input saturation and stability issues are also discussed. A numerical study is provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
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