Quantitative Feedback Theory: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition

Constantine H. Houpis, Steven J. Rasmussen, Mario Garcia-Sanz

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December 9, 2005 by CRC Press
Textbook - 624 Pages - 296 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420056167 - CAT# DKE709X
Series: Automation and Control Engineering

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  • Provides up-to-date and expanded coverage linking QFT to real-world practice
  • Includes new real-world wastewater treatment QFT control system and large wind mill turbine control problems
  • Contains four new chapters demonstrating additional applications of QFT
  • Adds five new appendices on template design, inequalities bounds expressions, the tracking problem, the disturbance rejection problem, and elements for loop shaping
  • Offers a companion CD-ROM containing MIMO QFT CAD software
  • Summary

    The first edition of Quantitative Feedback Theory gained enormous popularity by successfully bridging the gap between theory and real-world engineering practice. Avoiding mathematical theorems, lemmas, proofs, and correlaries, it boiled down to the essential elements of quantitative feedback theory (QFT) necessary to readily analyze, develop, and implement robust control systems. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Quantitative Feedback Theory: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition continues to provide a platform for intelligent decision making and design based on knowledge of the characteristics and operating scenario of the plant.

    Beginning with the fundamentals, the authors build a background in analog and discrete-time multiple-input-single-output (MISO) and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) feedback control systems along with the fundamentals of the QFT technique. The remainder of the book links these concepts to practical applications. Among the many enhancements to this edition are a new section on large wind turbine control system, four new chapters, and five new appendices. The new chapters cover non-diagonal compensator design for MIMO systems, QFT design involving Smith predictors for time delay systems with uncertainty, weighting matrices and control authority, and QFT design techniques applied to real-world industrial systems.

    Quantitative Feedback Theory: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition includes new and revised examples and end-of-chapter problems and offers a companion CD that supplies MIMO QFT computer-aided design (CAD) software. It is the perfect guide to effectively and intuitively implementing QFT control.

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