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My recent research efforts have been summarized in a monograph titled "Model Predictive Vibration Control: Efficient Constrained MPC Vibration Control for Lightly Damped Mechanical Structures", published by Springer-Verlag London. This book was one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2012.

About the book

Cover of Model Predictive Vibration ControlReal-time model predictive controller (MPC) implementation in active vibration control (AVC) is often rendered difficult by fast sampling speeds and extensive actuator-deformation asymmetry. If the control of lightly damped mechanical structures is assumed, the region of attraction containing the set of allowable initial conditions requires a large prediction horizon, making the already computationally demanding on-line process even more complex. Model Predictive Vibration Control provides insight into the predictive control of lightly damped vibrating structures by exploring computationally efficient algorithms that are capable of low frequency vibration control with guaranteed stability and constraint feasibility.

In addition to a theoretical primer on active vibration damping and model predictive control, Model Predictive Vibration Control provides a guide through the necessary steps in understanding the founding ideas of predictive control applied in AVC. The use of a simple laboratory model and inclusion of over 170 illustrations provides readers with clear and methodical explanations, making Model Predictive Vibration Control the ideal support material for graduates, researchers and industrial practitioners with an interest in efficient predictive control to be utilized in active vibration attenuation.

About my co-author

Professor Boris Rohaž-Ilkiv is my former thesis supervisor, current colleague and the co-author of "Model Predictive Vibration Control". Boris Rohaž-Ilkiv received his academic degrees from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, where he currently works as a tenured professor. He has devoted the majority of his academic career to model predictive control, with special attention given to practical real-time controller implementation issues. He is also interested in system identification and adaptive controllers.

Where to buy

The book is published, marketed and distributed by Springer-Verlag. You may obtain a hardcover copy via book's webpage at springer.com, or view, browse and download the electronic version including the individual chapters at springerlik.com.

Alternatively, you may obtain a copy via Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble and many other major retailers.

Jacket for Model Predictive Vibration Control

Book facts

A couple of quick facts about "Model Predictive Vibration Control":

  • Tilte: Model Predictive Vibration Control: Efficient Constrained MPC Vibration Control for Lightly Damped Mechanical Structures
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Ltd, London, United Kingdom
  • Publication year: 2012, (First edition)
  • Pages: XXXVII, 515 p.
  • Illustrations: 170 illus., 4 in color.
  • Format: Hardcover (also as an e-book and Kindle Edition)
  • Physical print size: 23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.25 x 6.10 in)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-2332-3
  • e-ISBN: 978-1-4471-2333-0
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-2333-0
  • Library of congress catalog number: 2011941708
  • Library of congress classification number: TA355
  • Dewey number: 620.37015181
  • EAN: 9781447123323
  • ISBN-10: 1-4471-2332-8
  • Audience: scholarly and professional
  • Keywords: active vibration damping, computational efficiency, linear systems, model predictive control, vibration control
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