Computing input-ouput properties of coupled linear PDE systems

Sachin Shivakumar, Matthew M. Peet

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In this paper, we propose an LMI-based approach to analyze input-output properties of coupled linear PDE systems. This work expands on a newly developed state-space theory for coupled PDEs and extends the positive-real and bounded-real lemmas to infinite dimensional systems. We show that conditions for passivity and bounded L2 gain can be expressed as linear operator inequalities on R× L2. A method to convert these operator inequalities to LMIs by using parameterization of the operator variables is proposed. This method does not rely on discretization and as such, the properties obtained are prima facie provable. We use numerical examples to demonstrate that the bounds obtained are not conservative in any significant sense and that the bounds are computable on desktop computers for systems consisting of up to 20 coupled PDEs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 American Control Conference, ACC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679265
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 American Control Conference, ACC 2019 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jul 10 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2019 American Control Conference, ACC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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