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Title: Approximation, analysis and control of large-scale systems : theory and applications
Author: Scarciotti, Giordano
ISNI:       0000 0004 5922 8894
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2016
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This work presents some contributions to the fields of approximation, analysis and control of large-scale systems. Consequently the Thesis consists of three parts. The first part covers approximation topics and includes several contributions to the area of model reduction. Firstly, model reduction by moment matching for linear and nonlinear time-delay systems, including neutral differential time-delay systems with discrete-delays and distributed delays, is considered. Secondly, a theoretical framework and a collection of techniques to obtain reduced order models by moment matching from input/output data for linear (time-delay) systems and nonlinear (time-delay) systems is presented. The theory developed is then validated with the introduction and use of a low complexity algorithm for the fast estimation of the moments of the NETS-NYPS benchmark interconnected power system. Then, the model reduction problem is solved when the class of input signals generated by a linear exogenous system which does not have an implicit (differential) form is considered. The work regarding the topic of approximation is concluded with a chapter covering the problem of model reduction for linear singular systems. The second part of the Thesis, which concerns the area of analysis, consists of two very different contributions. The first proposes a new "discontinuous phasor transform" which allows to analyze in closed-form the steady-state behavior of discontinuous power electronic devices. The second presents in a unified framework a class of theorems inspired by the Krasovskii-LaSalle invariance principle for the study of "liminf" convergence properties of solutions of dynamical systems. Finally, in the last part of the Thesis the problem of finite-horizon optimal control with input constraints is studied and a methodology to compute approximate solutions of the resulting partial differential equation is proposed.
Supervisor: Astolfi, Alessandro Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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