Variable structure control for methane fermentation systems

Hong Niu, Qiang Wang, Haiyan Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper, variable structure control with sliding mode is applied to stabilize a class of singular bilinear systems. To improve the movement quality of sliding mode, an improved power reaching law is designed. The mathematical model of methane fermentation with continuous anaerobic digestion process illustrates the effectiveness of the proposed control method. Simulation results show the control result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789881563835
StatePublished - Oct 18 2013
Event32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Jul 26 2013Jul 28 2013

Publication series

NameChinese Control Conference, CCC
ISSN (Print)1934-1768
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2927


Other32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013


  • anaerobic digestion
  • singular bilinear system
  • variable structure control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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