Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

43, 3, pp. 593-607, Warsaw 2005

Modelling and control of mechatronic systems by the descriptor approach

Peter C. Müller
In recent years, the analysis and synthesis of control systems in a descriptor form has been established. The general description of dynamical systems by differential-algebraic equations (DAE) is important for many applications in various disciplines, but particularly in mechatronics. In this contribution, the pros and cons of the modelling of mechatronic systems by differential-algebraic equations are discussed with application of subsystem modelling. Additionally, the actual state of the art simulation, analysis and design of descriptor systems are presented.
Keywords: descriptor systems; mechatronic systems; optimal control