- Garg, Devendra P. and Aleman, Raul, LIMIT CYCLE ANALYSIS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE NON-LINEARITIES.,
International Journal of Control, vol. 16 no. 5
pp. 869 - 879 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
A generalized procedure is presented by which the existence and stability of limit cycles can be examined in a single-loop feedback system with multiple memory-less non-linear characteristics. The method is based upon the describing function technique and has been programmed for the digital computer to handle complex and high-order systems. Nevertheless, the method is equally applicable in the absence of computational facilities. Several examples illustrate the proposed technique.
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