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The Control Handbook

Control System Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by William S. Levine

CRC Press

942 pages | 476 B/W Illus.

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At publication, The Control Handbook immediately became the definitive resource that engineers working with modern control systems required. Among its many accolades, that first edition was cited by the AAP as the Best Engineering Handbook of 1996.

Now, 15 years later, William Levine has once again compiled the most comprehensive and authoritative resource on control engineering. He has fully reorganized the text to reflect the technical advances achieved since the last edition and has expanded its contents to include the multidisciplinary perspective that is making control engineering a critical component in so many fields.

Now expanded from one to three volumes, The Control Handbook, Second Edition organizes cutting-edge contributions from more than 200 leading experts. The second volume, Control System Applications, includes 35 entirely new applications organized by subject area. Covering the design and use of control systems, this volume includes applications for:

  • Automobiles, including PEM fuel cells
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial control of machines and processes
  • Biomedical uses, including robotic surgery and drug discovery and development
  • Electronics and communication networks

Other applications are included in a section that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of control system work. These include applications for the construction of financial portfolios, earthquake response control for civil structures, quantum estimation and control, and the modeling and control of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

As with the first edition, the new edition not only stands as a record of accomplishment in control engineering but provides researchers with the means to make further advances.

Progressively organized, the other two volumes in the set include:

Table of Contents


Linear Parameter-Varying Control of Continuous-Time Nonlinear Systems, Hans P. Gerring

Powertrain Control, Davor Hrovat, Mrdjan Jankovic, Ilya Kolmanovsky, Stephen Magner, and Diana Yanakiev

Vehicle Controls, Davor Hrovat, H. E. Tseng, J. Lu, Josko Deur, F. Assadian, F. Borrelli, and P. Falcone

Model-Based Supervisory Control for Energy Optimization of Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, Lino Guzzella and Antonio Sciarretta

Purge Scheduling for Dead-Ended Anode Operation of PEM Fuel Cells, Jason B. Siegel, Anna G. Stefanopoulou, Giulio Ripaccioli, and Stefano Di Cairano


Aerospace Real-Time Control System and Software, Rongsheng (Ken) Li and Michael Santina

Stochastic Decision Making and Aerial Surveillance Control Strategies for Teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Raymond W. Holsapple, John J. Baker, and Amir J. Matlock

Control Allocation, Michael W. Oppenheimer, David B. Doman, and Michael A. Bolender

Swarm Stability, Veysel Gazi and Kevin M. Passino


Control of Machine Tools and Machining Processes, Jaspreet S. Dhupia and A. Galip Ulsoy

Process Control in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Thomas F. Edgar

Control of Polymerization Processes, Babatunde Ogunnaike, Grégory François, Masoud Soroush, and Dominique Bonvin

Multiscale Modeling and Control of Porous Thin Film Growth, Gangshi Hu, Xinyu Zhang, Gerassimos Orkoulas, and Panagiotis D. Christofides

Control of Particulate processes, Mingheng Li and Panagiotis D. Christofides

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Batch Processes, Zoltan K. Nagy and Richard D. Braatz

The Use of Multivariate Statistics in Process Control, Michael J. Piovoso and Karlene A. Hoo

Plantwide Control, Karlene A. Hoo

Automation and Control Solutions for Flat Strip Metal Processing, Francesco Alessandro Cuzzola, Thomas Parisini

Biological and Medical

Model-Based Control of Biochemical Reactors, Michael A. Henson

Robotic Surgery, Rajesh Kumar

Stochastic Gene Expression: Modeling, Analysis, and Identification, Mustafa Khammash and Brian Munsky

Modeling the Human Body as a Dynamical System: Applications to Drug Discovery and Development, M. Vidyasagar


Control of Brushless DC Motors, Farhad Aghili

Hybrid Model Predictive Control of the Boost Converter, Raymond A. DeCarlo, Jason C. Neely, and Steven D. Pekarek


The SNR Approach to Networked Control, Eduardo I. Silva, Juan C. Agüero, Graham C. Goodwin, Katrina Lau, and Meng Wang

Optimization and Control of Communication Networks, Srinivas Shakkottai and Atilla Eryilmaz


Advanced Motion Control Design, Maarten Steinbuch, Roel J.E. Merry, Matthijs L.G. Boerlage, Michael J.C. Ronde, and M.L.G. René van de Molengraft

Color Controls: An Advanced Feedback System, Lalit K. Mestha and Alvaro E. Gil

The Construction of Portfolios of Financial Assets: An Application of Optimal Stochastic Control, Charles E. Rohrs and Melanie B. Rudoy

Earthquake Response Control for Civil Structures, Jeff T. Scruggs and Henri P. Gavin

Quantum Estimation and Control, Matthew R. James and Robert Kosut

Motion Control of Marine Craft, Tristan Perez and Thor I. Fossen

Control of Unstable Oscillations in Flows, Anuradha M. Annaswamy and Seunghyuck Hong

Modeling and Control of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, Andrew Alleyne, Vikas Chandan, Neera Jain, Bin Li, and Rich Otten


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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
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