Modelling, Estimation and Control of Networked Complex Systems


Author: Alessandro Chiuso,Luigi Fortuna,Mattia Frasca,Alessandro Rizzo,Luca Schenato,Sandro Zampieri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642031986

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

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The paradigm of complexity is pervading both science and engineering, le- ing to the emergence of novel approaches oriented at the development of a systemic view of the phenomena under study; the de?nition of powerful tools for modelling, estimation, and control; and the cross-fertilization of di?erent disciplines and approaches. One of the most promising paradigms to cope with complexity is that of networked systems. Complex, dynamical networks are powerful tools to model, estimate, and control many interesting phenomena, like agent coordination, synch- nization, social and economics events, networks of critical infrastructures, resourcesallocation,informationprocessing,controlovercommunicationn- works, etc. Advances in this ?eld are highlighting approaches that are more and more oftenbasedondynamicalandtime-varyingnetworks,i.e.networksconsisting of dynamical nodes with links that can change over time. Moreover, recent technological advances in wireless communication and decreasing cost and size of electronic devices are promoting the appearance of large inexpensive interconnected systems, each with computational, sensing and mobile ca- bilities. This is fostering the development of many engineering applications, which exploit the availability of these systems of systems to monitor and control very large-scale phenomena with ?ne resolution.

Optimization and Control Methods in Industrial Engineering and Construction


Author: Honglei Xu,Xiangyu Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401780447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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This book presents recent advances in optimization and control methods with applications to industrial engineering and construction management. It consists of 15 chapters authored by recognized experts in a variety of fields including control and operation research, industrial engineering and project management. Topics include numerical methods in unconstrained optimization, robust optimal control problems, set splitting problems, optimum confidence interval analysis, a monitoring networks optimization survey, distributed fault detection, nonferrous industrial optimization approaches, neural networks in traffic flows, economic scheduling of CCHP systems, a project scheduling optimization survey, lean and agile construction project management, practical construction projects in Hong Kong, dynamic project management, production control in PC4P and target contracts optimization. The book offers a valuable reference work for scientists, engineers, researchers and practitioners in industrial engineering and construction management.

AsiaSim 2013

13th International Conference on Systems Simulation, Singapore, November 6-8, 2013. Proceedings


Author: Gary Tan,Gee Kin Yeo,Stephen John Turner,Yong Meng Teo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642450377

Category: Computers

Page: 601

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Systems Simulation, Asia Simulation 2013, held in Singapore, in November 2013. The 45 revised full papers presented together with 18 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address issues such as agent based simulation, scheduling algorithms, simulation methods and tools, simulation and visualization, modeling methodology, simulation in science and engineering, high performance computing and simulation and parallel and distributed simulation.

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures


Author: George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315884887

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1112

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Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Reactors, Distillation Columns and Batch Processes (DYCORD+ '92)

Selected Papers from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Maryland, USA, 26-29 April 1992


Author: J.G. Balchen,E.D. Gilles,K.V. Waller,J.B. Rawlings

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483298779

Category: Science

Page: 380

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In addition to the three main themes: chemical reactors, distillation columns, and batch processes this volume also addresses some of the new trends in dynamics and control methodology such as model based predictive control, new methods for identification of dynamic models, nonlinear control theory and the application of neural networks to identification and control. Provides a useful reference source of the major advances in the field.

Adaptive Modelling, Estimation and Fusion from Data

A Neurofuzzy Approach


Author: Chris Harris,Xia Hong,Qiang Gan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540426868

Category: Computers

Page: 323

View: 7533

In a world of almost permanent and rapidly increasing electronic data availability, techniques of filtering, compressing, and interpreting this data to transform it into valuable and easily comprehensible information is of utmost importance. One key topic in this area is the capability to deduce future system behavior from a given data input. This book brings together for the first time the complete theory of data-based neurofuzzy modelling and the linguistic attributes of fuzzy logic in a single cohesive mathematical framework. After introducing the basic theory of data-based modelling, new concepts including extended additive and multiplicative submodels are developed and their extensions to state estimation and data fusion are derived. All these algorithms are illustrated with benchmark and real-life examples to demonstrate their efficiency. Chris Harris and his group have carried out pioneering work which has tied together the fields of neural networks and linguistic rule-based algortihms. This book is aimed at researchers and scientists in time series modeling, empirical data modeling, knowledge discovery, data mining, and data fusion.

Neural Network Control Of Robot Manipulators And Non-Linear Systems


Author: F W Lewis,S. Jagannathan,A Yesildirak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748405961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

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There has been great interest in "universal controllers" that mimic the functions of human processes to learn about the systems they are controlling on-line so that performance improves automatically. Neural network controllers are derived for robot manipulators in a variety of applications including position control, force control, link flexibility stabilization and the management of high-frequency joint and motor dynamics. The first chapter provides a background on neural networks and the second on dynamical systems and control. Chapter three introduces the robot control problem and standard techniques such as torque, adaptive and robust control. Subsequent chapters give design techniques and Stability Proofs For NN Controllers For Robot Arms, Practical Robotic systems with high frequency vibratory modes, force control and a general class of non-linear systems. The last chapters are devoted to discrete- time NN controllers. Throughout the text, worked examples are provided.

Advances in Dynamic Network Modeling in Complex Transportation Systems


Author: Satish V. Ukkusuri,Kaan Ozbay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 979

This edited book focuses on recent developments in Dynamic Network Modeling, including aspects of route guidance and traffic control as they relate to transportation systems and other complex infrastructure networks. Dynamic Network Modeling is generally understood to be the mathematical modeling of time-varying vehicular flows on networks in a fashion that is consistent with established traffic flow theory and travel demand theory. Dynamic Network Modeling as a field has grown over the last thirty years, with contributions from various scholars all over the field. The basic problem which many scholars in this area have focused on is related to the analysis and prediction of traffic flows satisfying notions of equilibrium when flows are changing over time. In addition, recent research has also focused on integrating dynamic equilibrium with traffic control and other mechanism designs such as congestion pricing and network design. Recently, advances in sensor deployment, availability of GPS-enabled vehicular data and social media data have rapidly contributed to better understanding and estimating the traffic network states and have contributed to new research problems which advance previous models in dynamic modeling. A recent National Science Foundation workshop on “Dynamic Route Guidance and Traffic Control” was organized in June 2010 at Rutgers University by Prof. Kaan Ozbay, Prof. Satish Ukkusuri , Prof. Hani Nassif, and Professor Pushkin Kachroo. This workshop brought together experts in this area from universities, industry and federal/state agencies to present recent findings in this area. Various topics were presented at the workshop including dynamic traffic assignment, traffic flow modeling, network control, complex systems, mobile sensor deployment, intelligent traffic systems and data collection issues. This book is motivated by the research presented at this workshop and the discussions that followed.

Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

6th International Workshop, HSCC 2003 Prague, Czech Republic, April 3-5, 2003, Proceedings


Author: Oded Maler,HSCC (6, 2003, Praha),Czech Republic) Hscc 200 (2003 Prague

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540009132

Category: Computers

Page: 558

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This book constitues the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, HSCC 2003, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2003. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. All current issues in hybrid systems are addressed including formal methods for analysis and control, computational tools, as well as innovative applications in various fields such as automotive control, the immune system, electrical circuits, operating systems, and human brains.

Applied Mathematics for Restructured Electric Power Systems

Optimization, Control, and Computational Intelligence


Author: Joe H. Chow,Felix F. Wu,James A. Momoh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387234700

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

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Applied Mathematics for Restructured Electric Power Systems: Optimization, Control, and Computational Intelligence consists of chapters based on work presented at a National Science Foundation workshop organized in November 2003. The theme of the workshop was the use of applied mathematics to solve challenging power system problems. The areas included control, optimization, and computational intelligence. In addition to the introductory chapter, this book includes 12 chapters written by renowned experts in their respected fields. Each chapter follows a three-part format: (1) a description of an important power system problem or problems, (2) the current practice and/or particular research approaches, and (3) future research directions. Collectively, the technical areas discussed are voltage and oscillatory stability, power system security margins, hierarchical and decentralized control, stability monitoring, embedded optimization, neural network control with adaptive critic architecture, control tuning using genetic algorithms, and load forecasting and component prediction. This volume is intended for power systems researchers and professionals charged with solving electric and power system problems.