Control of Co-existing Attractors

Yang Liu, Marian Wiercigroch, James Ing

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


This paper proposes a new control method for a class of dynamical systems that naturally exhibit stable co-existing attractors. The main idea is based on understanding of the system’s basins of attraction where the control action is being switched on only when the displacements of the actual and the desired trajectories are crossing in time domain. The method has been applied to control both continuous and discontinuous systems, where a Duffing oscillator and an impact oscillator were used as examples. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Event2nd IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 Nov 201210 Nov 2012


Conference2nd IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science


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