Optimum Nonlinear Control for Step and Pulse Disturbances

[+] Author and Article Information
R. Oldenburger

Automatic Control Center, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

R. C. C. Chang

Leeds and Northrup Company, Philadelphia, Pa.

J. Basic Eng 87(1), 95-102 (Mar 01, 1965) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3650535 History: Received November 07, 1963; Online November 03, 2011


This paper treats the responses of a controlled system to step and pulse disturbances where the rate of change of the controlling variable is bounded. Optimum transients in the sense of minimizing the maximum error, response duration, and other variables are derived for step and pulse disturbances whose parameters, i.e., magnitude, sense of change, instant of occurrence and pulse duration, are either completely known in advance, or known at the instant the disturbance starts, or not known in advance at all. It is shown that the more that is known about the disturbance beforehand, the better the response that can be obtained. The improvement may be very great. The optimum control function for a pulse disturbance known at the initiation of the pulse contains disturbance parameters. A practical control function can be derived by eliminating these parameters so that no advance information about the disturbance is required. The resulting control function will yield optimum transients and will depend entirely on the system error and its derivatives. This practical control function yields improved response over classical theory to a train of pulse-load disturbances.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
Topics: Stress , Errors , Trains
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In