Stability and Control

  • Rush D. RobinettIII
  • David G. Wilson
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


Chapter 4 reviews the concepts of static stability, dynamic stability, eigenanalysis, and Lyapunov analysis required for the development of necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of a class of nonlinear systems, Hamiltonian natural systems. The combination of static stability of conservative systems and dynamic stability of adiabatic irreversible work processes in the form of exergy and entropy rate equations will be utilized to develop Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control (HSSPFC).


Dynamic Stability Power Flow Stable Equilibrium State Rigid Body Mode Nonconservative Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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