Stability Regions of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Theory, Estimation, and Applications

Stability Regions of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Theory, Estimation, and Applications

by Hsiao-Dong Chiang


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Stability Regions of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Theory, Estimation, and Applications by Hsiao-Dong Chiang, Luis F. C. Alberto

This authoritative treatment covers theory, optimal estimation and a range of practical applications. The first book on the subject, and written by leading researchers, this clear and rigorous work presents a comprehensive theory for both the stability boundary and the stability regions of a range of nonlinear dynamical systems including continuous, discrete, complex, two-time-scale and non-hyperbolic systems, illustrated with numerical examples. The authors also propose new concepts of quasi-stability region and of relevant stability regions and their complete characterisations. Optimal schemes for estimating stability regions of general nonlinear dynamical systems are also covered, and finally the authors describe and explain how the theory is applied in applications including direct methods for power system transient stability analysis, nonlinear optimisation for finding a set of high-quality optimal solutions, stabilisation of nonlinear systems, ecosystem dynamics, and immunisation problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107035409
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Hsiao-Dong Chiang is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, New York, President of Bigwood Systems, Inc. (BSI), Ithaca, New York and President of Global Optimal Technology, Inc. (GOTI). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Lu�s F. C. Alberto is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the School of Engineering of Sao Carlos, University of S�o Paulo and a director of the SBA (Brazilian Society of Automation) 2013�4.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Theory: 2. Stability, limit sets and stability regions; 3. Energy function theory; 4. Stability regions of continuous dynamical systems; 5. Stability regions of attracting sets of complex nonlinear dynamical systems; 6. Quasi-stability regions of continuous dynamical systems - theory; 7. Stability regions of constrained dynamical systems; 8. Relevant stability boundary of continuous dynamical systems; 9. Stability regions of discrete dynamical systems; Part II. Estimation: 10. Estimating stability regions of continuous dynamical systems; 11. Estimating stability regions of complex continuous dynamical systems; 12. Estimating stability regions of discrete dynamical systems; 13. A constructive methodology to estimate stability regions of nonlinear dynamical systems; 14. Estimation of relevant stability regions; 15. Critical evaluation of numerical methods for approximating stability boundaries; Part III. Advanced Topics: 16. Stability regions of two-time scale continuous dynamical systems; 17. Stability regions for a class of non-hyperbolic dynamical systems - theory and estimation; 18. Optimal estimation of stability regions for a class of large-scale nonlinear dynamic systems; 19. Bifurcations of stability regions; Part IV. Applications: 20. Application of stability regions to direct stability analysis of large-scale electric power systems; 21. Stability-region-based methods for multiple optimal solutions of nonlinear programming; 22. Perspectives and future directions.

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