Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems in Automotive Control

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Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems in Automotive Control will enable researchers, control engineers and automotive engineers to understand the engine and whole-vehicle models necessary for control. A new generation of control strategies has become necessary because of the increasingly rigorous requirements of vehicle and engine control systems for accuracy, ride comfort, safety, complexity, functionality and emission levels. In contrast with earlier systems, these new control systems are based on dynamic physical models and the principles of advanced nonlinear control. The contributors to this work come from both academic and industrial backgrounds and the subjects they cover include: suspension control; modelling of driver position and behaviour; anti-lock braking systems and optimal braking control; stability analysis of hybrid systems; Hamiltonian formulation of bond graphs; approximation of maximal controlled safe sets for hybrid systems. This book should be of use to academic researchers and graduate students as well as to engineers in the automotive industry.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Control Engineering


  • automotive control, Control Engineering, nonlinear systems, hybrid systems
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)1-85233-652-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

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