Title page for ETD etd-061099-133953

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Albanus, Julie C.
Author's Email Address Carli22202@aol.com
URN etd-061099-133953
Title An Analysis of Stability Margins for Continuous Systems
Degree Master of Science
Department Mathematics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Herdman, Terry L. Committee Chair
Borggaard, Jeffrey T. Committee Member
Burns, John A. Committee Member
  • controllability radius
  • stability margin
  • stabilizability radius
Date of Defense 1999-05-06
Availability unrestricted
When designing or reviewing control systems, it is important to understand the limitations of the system's design. Many systems today are designed using numerical methods. Although the numerical model may be controllable, stabilizable, or stable, small perturbations of the system parameters can result in the loss of these properties. In this thesis, we investigate these issues for finite element approximations of a thermal convection loop.

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