Technical Sponsor


Recent advances in technology concerning as well actuators and sensors as well as the real-time computing facilities, has induced the necessity of accounting for nonlinear phenomena in the design of the nonlinear control, sometimes including the design of the plant. A very efficient design method, based on the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of physical systems’ dynamics, has been increasingly developed and used in the last years. Indeed these formulations allow to combine the powerful design methods using passivity-based control methods with the specific properties of the differential-geometric structure of the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems. The application areas include robotics, telemanipulation, power systems with specific developments concerning control systems interacting through a communication network. Recent developments have shown that generalizations of the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian framework can be used for distributed parameter systems with applications in fluid dynamical systems, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics, quantum mechanics as well as for irreversible thermodynamical systems with applications to chemical engineering, biological processes and smart materials among others.

The goal of the sixth IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control are to highlight new modeling and control problems, to bring together control experts from different areas, and to present state-of-the-art results on the analysis and control of complex dynamical engineering systems: in brief, the important role of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian structures as design methods will be investigated”

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