Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Variable Structure Control and Applications


Publishing date
09 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2013

Lead Editor

1The Institute of Automation, Qufu Normal University, Shandong, Qufu 273165, China

2Platform Technologies Research Institute, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia

3School of Marine Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, China

4Department of Automation , University of Science and Technology of China , Anhui , Hefei 230007, China

5Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automatic Control, Institute of Informatics and Applications, University of Girona, 17003 Girona, Spain


Variable Structure Control and Applications

Description

Variable structure control (VSC) is a well-known solution to the problem of the deterministic control of uncertain systems since it is with the complete insensitivity to the system variations if parameter variations satisfy certain matching conditions. In the last decades, the ideas of the VSC and switching control are successfully applied to the practical industrial systems, for example, mobile robots, electric drives, a rigid spacecraft, underwater ships, and many other mechanical systems. More recently, by combining with other control methods, the discontinuous controller in VSC is widely employed in many practical applications and theoretical analysis. Until today, there are still many advances in theoretical developments and practical application aspects, and also many challenging issues to be solved.

The main focus of this special issue will represent the state of the art in theoretical developments and industrial applications of variable structure systems (VSS) and sliding mode control. Some other applications of variable structure control in engineering are also encouraged. The special issue is to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in this field and the emerging trend of cross-fertilization and integration of VSC with other control methods. It will become an international forum for researchers and particularly attempts to identify the perceived directions for graduate students. The topics to be covered include, but not limited to:

  • Theoretical developments in VSC
  • Higher order and terminal sliding modes
  • Sliding modes for matched and unmatched uncertainties
  • Output feedback and robust control with a variable structure control
  • Sliding mode control in discrete time and difference systems
  • Digital variable structure control with pseudo-sliding modes
  • Combined adaptive and variable structure control
  • Combined intelligent and variable structure control
  • Variable structure control applications in industrial robots
  • Practical aspects in industrial applications
  • Other applications of variable structure control in engineering

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 589759
  • - Editorial

Variable Structure Control and Applications

Yuqiang Wu | Xinghuo Yu | ... | Ningsu Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 680376
  • - Research Article

Decomposed Sliding Mode Control of the Drive with Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor and Flexible Coupling

Jan Vittek | Sergey Ryvkin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 482430
  • - Research Article

Observer-Based Sliding Mode Control for Uncertain Stochastic Systems with Time-Varying Delays

Peng Zhang | Yonggui Kao | ... | Wei Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 893081
  • - Research Article

Multiple Model Adaptive Nonlinear Observer of Dynamic Positioning Ship

Yehai Xie | Xiaogong Lin | ... | Dawei Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 407436
  • - Research Article

Robust Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for Generalized Function Projective Synchronization of Different Chaotic Systems with Unknown Parameters

Xiuchun Li | Jianhua Gu | Wei Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 473608
  • - Research Article

Continuous Finite-Time Terminal Sliding Mode IDA-PBC Design for PMSM with the Port-Controlled Hamiltonian Model

Shuanghe Yu | Lina Jin | ... | Jialu Du
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 647571
  • - Research Article

A Design Method for Fault Reconfiguration and Fault-Tolerant Control of a Servo Motor

Jing He | Changfan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 632061
  • - Research Article

Super-Twisting Algorithm Second-Order Sliding Mode Control for a Synchronous Reluctance Motor Speed Drive

Wen-Bin Lin | Huann-Keng Chiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 930269
  • - Research Article

Finite-Time Second-Order Sliding Mode Controllers for Spacecraft Attitude Tracking

Chutiphon Pukdeboon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 927937
  • - Research Article

Sliding Mode Control Design for a Class of SISO Systems with Uncertain Sliding Surface

Guofeng Wang | Kai Zheng | ... | Shuanghe Yu
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