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Duality System in Applied Mechanics and Optimal Control


Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 5)

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About this book


A unified approach is proposed for applied mechanics and optimal control theory. The Hamilton system methodology in analytical mechanics is used for eigenvalue problems, vibration theory, gyroscopic systems, structural mechanics, wave-guide, LQ control, Kalman filter, robust control etc. All aspects are described in the same unified methodology. Numerical methods for all these problems are provided and given in meta-language, which can be implemented easily on the computer. Precise integration methods both for initial value problems and for two-point boundary value problems are proposed, which result in the numerical solutions of computer precision.
Key Features of the text include:
-Unified approach based on Hamilton duality system theory and symplectic mathematics. -Gyroscopic system vibration, eigenvalue problems.
-Canonical transformation applied to non-linear systems.
-Pseudo-excitation method for structural random vibrations.
-Precise integration of two-point boundary value problems.
-Wave propagation along wave-guides, scattering.
-Precise solution of Riccati differential equations.
-Kalman filtering.
-HINFINITY theory of control and filter.


applied mechanics mechanics numerical methods resonance stability stochastic processes structural mechanics systems theory transformation vibration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"It is one of the purposes of this book, to ease the studying of applied mechanics. … The book can be used not only in the research or teaching of applied mechanics and optimal control theory, but also as a reference book for practical engineering." (Mihail Megan, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1078, 2006)