Optimal Steady — State Vs Periodic Operation in Discrete Systems

  • Sergio Bittanti
  • Giorgio Fronza
  • Guido Guardabassi
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 135)


In dealing with periodic optimization problems, a somewhat preliminary and important question which has first to be answered is whether standard (optimal) steady-state control can be improved or not by means of a suitable cyclic operation. This question, which has been extensively considered in a lot of application-oriented works (mainly in the field of Chemical Engineering [1] – [5]) does also present a number of attractive features, from a theoretical point of view [6] – [9].Aim of this lecture is to survey all theoretical achieveme ments of the kind above in the area of Discrete Periodic Optimization, and contemporarily to illustrate them, by means of an elementary example.


Discrete Fourier Transform Absolute Stability Algebraic Riccati Equation Circle Criterion Discrete Maximum Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Bittanti
  • Giorgio Fronza
  • Guido Guardabassi
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  1. 1.Istituto di Elettrotecnica ed ElettronicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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