Soft Computing for Intelligent Control and Mobile Robotics

Author: Oscar Castillo,Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642155332

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 8033

This book describes in a detailed fashion the application of hybrid intelligent systems using soft computing techniques for intelligent control and mobile robotics. Soft Computing (SC) consists of several intelligent computing paradigms, including fuzzy logic, neural networks, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms, which can be used to produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems. The prudent combination of SC techniques can produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems that are capable of solving real-world problems. This is illustrated in this book with a wide range of applications, with particular emphasis in intelligent control and mobile robotics. The book is organized in five main parts, which contain a group of papers around a similar subject. The first part consists of papers with the main theme of theory and algorithms, which are basically papers that propose new models and concepts, which can be the basis for achieving intelligent control and mobile robotics. The second part contains papers with the main theme of intelligent control, which are basically papers using bio-inspired techniques, like evolutionary algorithms and neural networks, for achieving intelligent control of non-linear plants. The third part contains papers with the theme of optimization of fuzzy controllers, which basically consider the application of bio-inspired optimization methods to automate the de-sign process of optimal type-1 and type-2 fuzzy controllers. The fourth part contains papers that deal with the application of SC techniques in times series prediction and intelligent agents. The fifth part contains papers with the theme of computer vision and robotics, which are papers considering soft computing methods for applications related to vision and robotics.

A History of Control Engineering, 1930-1955

Author: Stuart Bennett

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780863412806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

View: 7698

Following his book on the origin of control engineering (1800-1930 (see separate entry), the author now traces development through the critical period 1930-1955, widely identified as the period of "classical" control theory. In the 1930s basic automatic control devices were developed and used in process industries, as were servos for the control of aircraft and ships and amplifiers for the telephone system and early computers etc. During the war many disparate ideas were brought together for the development of aircraft tracking and response systems -- leading to classical control theory which dominated the field through the 1950s. The foundations were also being laid for the introduction of what we now term "modern" control theory.

Mechanical Engineering

Author: Murat Gokcek

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9535105051

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 684

View: 2472

The book substantially offers the latest progresses about the important topics of the "Mechanical Engineering" to readers. It includes twenty-eight excellent studies prepared using state-of-art methodologies by professional researchers from different countries. The sections in the book comprise of the following titles: power transmission system, manufacturing processes and system analysis, thermo-fluid systems, simulations and computer applications, and new approaches in mechanical engineering education and organization systems.

Flight Dynamics Principles

A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control

Author: Michael V. Cook

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080550367

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 5296

The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a comprehensive grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics Principles provides all three in an accessible and student focussed text. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time the book is suitable as a complete first course text. It provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control, and is ideal for those on course including flight mechanics, aircraft handling qualities, aircraft stability and control. Enhances by detailed worked examples, case studies and aircraft operating condition software, this complete course text, by a renowned flight dynamicist, is widely used on aircraft engineering courses Suitable as a complete first course text, it provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control End of chapter exercises, detailed worked examples, and case studies aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications Covers key contemporary topics including all aspects of optimization, emissions, regulation and automatic flight control and UAVs Accompanying MathCAD software source code for performance model generation and optimization

Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control

Author: Wayne Durham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646800

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 3511

Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control addresses airplane flight dynamics and control in a largely classical manner, but with references to modern treatment throughout. Classical feedback control methods are illustrated with relevant examples, and current trends in control are presented by introductions to dynamic inversion and control allocation. This book covers the physical and mathematical fundamentals of aircraft flight dynamics as well as more advanced theory enabling a better insight into nonlinear dynamics. This leads to a useful introduction to automatic flight control and stability augmentation systems with discussion of the theory behind their design, and the limitations of the systems. The author provides a rigorous development of theory and derivations and illustrates the equations of motion in both scalar and matrix notation. Key features: Classical development and modern treatment of flight dynamics and control Detailed and rigorous exposition and examples, with illustrations Presentation of important trends in modern flight control systems Accessible introduction to control allocation based on the author's seminal work in the field Development of sensitivity analysis to determine the influential states in an airplane's response modes End of chapter problems with solutions available on an accompanying website Written by an author with experience as an engineering test pilot as well as a university professor, Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control provides the reader with a systematic development of the insights and tools necessary for further work in related fields of flight dynamics and control. It is an ideal course textbook and is also a valuable reference for many of the necessary basic formulations of the math and science underlying flight dynamics and control.

Active Control in Mechanical Engineering

Author: Louis Jezequel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782866014506

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 1741

Active control can be applied in a variety of mechanical engineering settings. The contributions to this book include the application of active control to increase the critical flutter speed of an aircraft, and developments in the active isolation of engines, advanced suspension of vehicles and active noise control systems. The authors also cover applications in civil engineering, such as reducing the influence of wind or earthquakes in buildings.

A Mathematical Perspective on Flight Dynamics and Control

Author: Andrea L'Afflitto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319474677

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 122

View: 1140

This brief presents several aspects of flight dynamics, which are usually omitted or briefly mentioned in textbooks, in a concise, self-contained, and rigorous manner. The kinematic and dynamic equations of an aircraft are derived starting from the notion of the derivative of a vector and then thoroughly analysed, interpreting their deep meaning from a mathematical standpoint and without relying on physical intuition. Moreover, some classic and advanced control design techniques are presented and illustrated with meaningful examples. Distinguishing features that characterize this brief include a definition of angular velocity, which leaves no room for ambiguities, an improvement on traditional definitions based on infinitesimal variations. Quaternion algebra, Euler parameters, and their role in capturing the dynamics of an aircraft are discussed in great detail. After having analyzed the longitudinal- and lateral-directional modes of an aircraft, the linear-quadratic regulator, the linear-quadratic Gaussian regulator, a state-feedback H-infinity optimal control scheme, and model reference adaptive control law are applied to aircraft control problems. To complete the brief, an appendix provides a compendium of the mathematical tools needed to comprehend the material presented in this brief and presents several advanced topics, such as the notion of semistability, the Smith–McMillan form of a transfer function, and the differentiation of complex functions: advanced control-theoretic ideas helpful in the analysis presented in the body of the brief. A Mathematical Perspective on Flight Dynamics and Control will give researchers and graduate students in aerospace control an alternative, mathematically rigorous means of approaching their subject.

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads

Author: Jan R. Wright,Jonathan Edward Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 6157

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, SecondEdition is an updated new edition offering comprehensivecoverage of the main principles of aircraft aeroelasticity andloads. For ease of reference, the book is divided into three partsand begins by reviewing the underlying disciplines of vibrations,aerodynamics, loads and control, and then goes on to describesimplified models to illustrate aeroelastic behaviour and aircraftresponse and loads for the flexible aircraft before introducingsome more advanced methodologies. Finally, it explains howindustrial certification requirements for aeroelasticity and loadsmay be met and relates these to the earlier theoretical approachesused. Key features of this new edition include: Uses a unified simple aeroelastic model throughout thebook Major revisions to chapters on aeroelasticity Updates and reorganisation of chapters involving FiniteElements Some reorganisation of loads material Updates on certification requirements Accompanied by a website containing a solutions manual, andMATLAB® and SIMULINK® programs that relate to the modelsused For instructors who recommend this textbook, a series oflecture slides are also available Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, SecondEdition is a must-have reference for researchers andpractitioners working in the aeroelasticity and loads fields, andis also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduatestudents in aerospace engineering.

Mechanical Engineering

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mechanical engineering

Page: N.A

View: 525

Motion, Control, and Geometry

Proceedings of a Symposium

Author: Board on Mathematical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309590612

Category: Mathematics

Page: 71

View: 4387

Some of the modem developments described in Motion, Control, and Geometry include the geometric control of robot motion and craft orientation, how high-power precision micromotors are engineered for less invasive surgery and self-focusing lens applications, what a mobile robot on a surface has in common with one moving in three dimensions, and how the motion-control problem is simplified by a coupled oscillator's geometric grouping of degrees of freedom and motion time scales. The four papers in these proceedings provide a view through the scientific portal of today's motion-control geometric research into tomorrow's technology. The mathematics needed to carry out this research is that of modem differential geometry, and the questions raised in the field of motion-control geometry go directly to the research frontier. Geometry is a mathematical area too often neglected nowadays in a student's education. This publication will help adjust the control initially imposed about 2,300 years ago on one kind of "motion"- that of students entering Plato's Academy, where the following caveat was inscribed above the doorway: "Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here." Readers of these chapters will gain an appreciation of modem geometry and how it continues to play a crucial role in the context of motion control in cutting-edge science and technology.

Memorial Tributes

Author: National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309252806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 5653

This is the 16th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of engineers and engineering to the benefit of humankind. In most cases, the authors of the tributes are contemporaries or colleagues who had personal knowledge of the interests and the engineering accomplishments of the deceased. Through its members and foreign associates, the Academy carries out the responsibilities for which it was established in 1964. Under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering was formed as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. Members are elected on the basis of significant contributions to engineering theory and practice and to the literature of engineering or on the basis of demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology. The National Academies share a responsibility to advise the federal government on matters of science and technology. The expertise and credibility that the National Academy of Engineering brings to that task stem directly from the abilities, interests, and achievements of our members and foreign associates, our colleagues and friends, whose special gifts we remember in this book.

Moderne Regelungssysteme

Author: Richard C. Dorf,Robert H. Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827373045


Page: 1166

View: 8369

Linear Control System Analysis and Design

Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded

Author: Constantine H. Houpis,Stuart N. Sheldon,John J. D'Azzo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203911426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 860

View: 4492

Thoroughly classroom-tested and proven to be a valuable self-study companion, Linear Control System Analysis and Design: Fifth Edition uses in-depth explanations, diagrams, calculations, and tables, to provide an intensive overview of modern control theory and conventional control system design. The authors keep the mathematics to a minimum while stressing real-world engineering challenges. Completely updated and packed with student-friendly features, the Fifth Edition presents a wide range of examples using MATLAB® and TOTAL-PC, as well as an appendix listing MATLAB functions for optimizing control system analysis and design. Eighty percent of the problems presented in the previous edition have been revised to further reinforce concepts necessary for current electrical, aeronautical, astronautical, and mechanical applications.

Winter Annual Meeting

Technical papers presented and available

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mechanical engineering

Page: N.A

View: 2335

Wind Energy Design

Author: Thomas Corke,Robert Nelson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351601199

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 9386

Wind Energy Systems is designed for undergraduate engineering courses, with a focus on multidisciplinary design of a wind energy system. The text covers basic wind power concepts and components - wind characteristics and modeling, rotor aerodynamics, lightweight flexible structures, wind farms, aerodynamics, wind turbine control, acoustics, energy storage, and economics. These topics are applied to produce a new conceptual wind energy design, showing the interplay of various design aspects in a complete system. An ongoing case study demonstrates the integration of various component topics, and MATLAB examples are included to show computerized design analysis procedures and techniques.