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An Introduction to Fractional Control
by Duarte Valério and José Sá da Costa
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2012
Cloth: 978-1-84919-545-4 | eISBN: 978-1-84919-546-1
Library of Congress Classification TJ213.V25 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 629.89


Fractional control techniques provide an effective way to control dynamic behaviours, using fractional differential equations. This can include the control of fractional plants, the control of a plant using a fractional controller, or the control of a plant so that the controlled system will have a fractional behaviour to achieve a performance that would otherwise be hard to come by.

An Introduction to Fractional Control outlines the theory, techniques and applications of fractional control. After an initial introduction to fractional calculus, the book explores many fractional control systems including fractional lead control, fractional lag control, first, second and third generation Crone control, fractional PID, PI and PD control, fractional sliding mode control, logarithmic phase Crone control, fractional reset control, fractional H2 and Hinfinity control, fractional predictive control, and fractional time-varying control.

Each chapter contains solved examples and references for further reading. Common definitions and proofs are included, along with a discussion of how MATLAB can be used to assist in the design and implementation of fractional control.

This book is an essential guide for researchers and advanced students of control engineering in academia and industry.

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