Papers Published

  1. Hu, H.Y. and Dowell, E.H. and Virgin, L.N., Stability estimation of high dimensional vibrating systems under state delay feedback control, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 214 no. 3 (1998), pp. 497 - 511 [1548] .
    (last updated on 2007/03/23)

    The paper presents a method of assessing the stability of high dimensional vibrating systems under state feedback control with a short time delay. It is first proved that if the time delay is sufficiently short, an n -degree-of-freedom system with feedback delay maintains 2n eigenvalues near those of the corresponding system without feedback delay. A perturbation approach is then proposed to determine the first order variation of an arbitrary eigenvalue and corresponding eigenvector of the system with feedback delay by solving a set of linear algebraic equations only. The computation in this approach can be simplified to a matrix multiplication provided that the product of the time delay and the modulus of the eigenvalue is much less than 1. Furthermore, the approach is directly related to the Newton-Raphson iteration in the continuation of eigenvalues for long time delay. The efficacy of the approach is demonstrated via a number of case studies on two feedback delay systems of two degrees of freedom and ten degrees of freedom respectively. © 1998 Academic Press.