State space modeling and robust reduced-order control of combustion instabilities

Wassim M. Haddad, Alexander Leonessa, Joseph R. Corrado, Vikram Kapila

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Thermoacoustic instabilities in combustion processes can have adverse effects on system performance. In this paper we formulate the problem of active control of combustion instabilities in a form that lends itself to the application of robust feedback control design. Using an uncertain state-space combustion system model, the parameter-dependent Lyapunov function framework for robust fixed-order controller design developed by Haddad and Bernstein is used to design high-performance reduced-order robust controllers for suppressing thermoacoustic oscillations in combustion chambers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1283-1307
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Applied Mathematics


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