Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control edition:34 location:Lommel/Belgium date:24-26 March 2015
Since the last decade, substantial research has been devoted
to the analysis and synthesis of interconnected systems by
addressing techniques from robust systems theory. An im-
portant result is the convex reformulation of the distributed controller design problem, for which the controller has the same interconnection scheme as the plant and the controller subunits having the same order as the ones on the plant . However, this controller type is not always applicable. In some cases, it is desired to synthesize controllers with a much lower degree or with a free interconnection topology. In this work, two strategies are explored to solve structured distributed control problems. These are applied on the design of tuned vibration absorbers for a flexible beam.