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Contents Preface .......................................................................................................................................... xvii Acknowledgments ...................................................................................................................... xxi Author ......................................................................................................................................... xxiii 1. Introduction to Systems ........................................................................................................1 1.1 System .............................................................................................................................1 1.1.1 System Boundary ............................................................................................. 3 1.1.2 System Components and Their Interactions ................................................3 1.1.3 Environment .....................................................................................................4 1.2 Classification of Systems .............................................................................................. 5 1.2.1 According to the Time Frame ........................................................................5 1.2.2 According to the Complexity of the System ................................................6 1.2.3 According to the Interactions .........................................................................6 1.2.4 According to the Nature and Type of Components....................................7 1.2.5 According to the Uncertainties Involved .....................................................7 1.2.5.1 Static vs. Dynamic Systems ...............................................................8 1.2.5.2 Linear vs. Nonlinear Systems ...........................................................8 1.3 Linear Systems...............................................................................................................9 1.3.1 Superposition Theorem................................................................................... 9 1.3.2 Homogeneity .................................................................................................. 10 1.3.3 Mathematical Viewpoint of a Linear System ............................................. 10 1.3.3.1 Linear Differential Equation......................................................... 10 1.3.3.2 Nonlinear Differential Equations ................................................ 11 1.4 Time-Varying vs. Time-Invariant Systems .............................................................. 12 1.5 Lumped vs. Distributed Parameter Systems........................................................... 13 1.6 Continuous-Time and Discrete-Time Systems ........................................................ 13 1.7 Deterministic vs. Stochastic Systems ....................................................................... 15 1.7.1 Complexity of Systems .................................................................................. 15 1.8 Hard and Soft Systems ............................................................................................... 16 1.9 Analysis of Systems .................................................................................................... 18 1.10 Synthesis of Systems ................................................................................................... 18 1.11 Introduction to System Philosophy .......................................................................... 18 1.11.1 Method of Science .......................................................................................... 20 1.11.1.1 Reductionism .................................................................................. 20 1.11.1.2 Repeatability ................................................................................... 20 1.11.1.3 Refutation ........................................................................................ 20 1.11.2 Problems of Science and Emergence of System ......................................... 20 1.12 System Thinking ......................................................................................................... 21 1.13 Large and Complex Applied System Engineering: A Generic Modeling ................................................................................................... 24 1.14 Review Questions ....................................................................................................... 29 1.15 Bibliographical Notes ................................................................................................. 30

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Systems Modeling ................................................................................................................ 31 2.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 31 2.2 Need of System Modeling.......................................................................................... 33 2.3 Modeling Methods for Complex Systems ...............................................................34 2.4 Classification of Models ............................................................................................. 35 2.4.1 Physical vs. Abstract Model ......................................................................... 35 2.4.2 Mathematical vs. Descriptive Model .......................................................... 36 2.4.3 Static vs. Dynamic Model ............................................................................. 37 2.4.4 Steady State vs. Transient Model ................................................................. 37 2.4.5 Open vs. Feedback Model............................................................................. 37 2.4.6 Deterministic vs. Stochastic Models ........................................................... 37 2.4.7 Continuous vs. Discrete Models .................................................................. 37 2.5 Characteristics of Models........................................................................................... 38 2.6 Modeling ...................................................................................................................... 38 2.6.1 Fundamental Axiom (Modeling Hypothesis) ........................................... 40 2.6.2 Component Postulate (First Postulate) ....................................................... 40 2.6.3 Model Evaluation ........................................................................................... 41 2.6.4 Generic Description of Two-Terminal Components .................................................................................................... 41 2.6.4.1 Dissipater Type Components .......................................................... 41 2.6.4.2 Delay Type Elements ........................................................................42 2.6.4.3 Accumulator Type.............................................................................42 2.6.4.4 Sources or Drivers .............................................................................43 2.7 Mathematical Modeling of Physical Systems .........................................................43 2.7.1 Modeling of Mechanical Systems ................................................................ 46 2.7.1.1 Translational Mechanical Systems............................................... 47 2.7.1.2 Rotational Mechanical Systems ...................................................64 2.7.2 Modeling of Electrical Systems .................................................................... 78 2.7.3 Modeling of Electromechanical Systems ...................................................84 2.7.4 Modeling of Fluid Systems ........................................................................... 87 2.7.4.1 Hydraulic Systems ......................................................................... 87 2.7.5 Modeling of Thermal Systems ..................................................................... 92 2.8 Review Questions ....................................................................................................... 99 2.9 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 102 3. Formulation of State Space Model of Systems ............................................................. 103 3.1 Physical Systems Theory .......................................................................................... 103 3.2 System Components and Interconnections ........................................................... 103 3.3 Computation of Parameters of a Component ....................................................... 105 3.4 Single Port and Multiport Systems ......................................................................... 109 3.4.1 Linear Perfect Couplers............................................................................... 110 3.4.2 Summary of Two-Terminal and Multiterminal Components .................................................................................................. 113 3.4.3 Multiterminal Components ........................................................................ 113 3.5 Techniques of System Analysis ............................................................................... 114 3.5.1 Lagrangian Technique ................................................................................ 115 3.5.2 Free Body Diagram Method ....................................................................... 115 3.5.3 Linear Graph Theoretic Approach ............................................................ 115 3.6 Basics of Linear Graph Theoretic Approach ......................................................... 116

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Formulation of System Model for Conceptual System ........................................ 119 3.7.1 Fundamental Axioms .................................................................................. 121 3.7.2 Component Postulate .................................................................................. 121 3.7.3 System Postulate .......................................................................................... 121 3.7.3.1 Cutset Postulate ............................................................................ 122 3.7.3.2 Circuit Postulate ........................................................................... 124 Formulation of System Model for Physical Systems ............................................ 127 Topological Restrictions ........................................................................................... 131 3.9.1 Perfect Coupler ............................................................................................. 131 3.9.2 Gyrator ........................................................................................................... 131 3.9.3 Short Circuit Element (“A” Type) ............................................................... 132 3.9.4 Open Circuit Element (“B” Type) .............................................................. 132 3.9.5 Dissipater Type Elements ........................................................................... 132 3.9.6 Delay Type Elements ................................................................................... 132 3.9.7 Accumulator Type Elements ...................................................................... 132 3.9.8 Across Drivers .............................................................................................. 133 3.9.9 Through Drivers .......................................................................................... 133 Development of State Model of Degenerative System ......................................... 144 3.10.1 Development of State Model for Degenerate System.............................. 146 3.10.2 Symbolic Formulation of State Model for Nondegenerative Systems .......................................................................................................... 151 3.10.3 State Model of System with Multiterminal Components....................... 157 3.10.4 State Model for Systems with Time Varying and Nonlinear Components .................................................................................................. 162 Solution of State Equations ...................................................................................... 166 Controllability ........................................................................................................... 180 Observability ............................................................................................................. 181 Sensitivity ................................................................................................................... 182 Liapunov Stability ..................................................................................................... 184 Performance Characteristics of Linear Time Invariant Systems ........................ 186 Formulation of State Space Model Using Computer Program (SYSMO) .......... 187 3.17.1 Preparation of the Input Data .................................................................... 187 3.17.2 Algorithm for the Formulation of State Equations ................................. 187 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 208 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 217

4. Model Order Reduction..................................................................................................... 219 4.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 219 4.2 Difference between Model Simplification and Model Order Reduction .......... 220 4.3 Need for Model Order Reduction ........................................................................... 221 4.4 Principle of Model Order Reduction ...................................................................... 221 4.5 Methods of Model Order Reduction ......................................................................223 4.5.1 Time Domain Simplification Techniques ................................................. 223 4.5.1.1 Dominant Eigenvalue Approach ...............................................223 4.5.1.2 Aggregation Method.................................................................... 228 4.5.1.3 Subspace Projection Method ...................................................... 232 4.5.1.4 Optimal Order Reduction ........................................................... 233 4.5.1.5 Hankel Matrix Approach ............................................................ 233 4.5.1.6 Hankel–Norm Model Order Reduction ....................................234

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Model Order Reduction in Frequency Domain ......................................234 4.5.2.1 Pade Approximation Method .....................................................234 4.5.2.2 Continued Fraction Expansion................................................... 235 4.5.2.3 Moment-Matching Method......................................................... 235 4.5.2.4 Balanced Realization-Based Reduction Method ..................... 236 4.5.2.5 Balanced Truncation .................................................................... 238 4.5.2.6 Frequency-Weighted Balanced Model Reduction ................... 244 4.5.2.7 Time Moment Matching .............................................................. 249 4.5.2.8 Continued Fraction Expansion................................................... 252 4.5.2.9 Model Order Reduction Based on the Routh Stability Criterion ......................................................................... 259 4.5.2.10 Differentiation Method for Model Order Reduction....................................................................................... 263 Applications of Reduced-Order Models ................................................................ 273 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 273 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 275

5. Analogous of Linear Systems .......................................................................................... 277 5.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 277 5.1.1 D’Alembert’s Principle ................................................................................ 277 5.2 Force–Voltage (f–v) Analogy ................................................................................... 278 5.2.1 Rule for Drawing f–v Analogous Electrical Circuits .............................. 278 5.3 Force–Current (f–i) Analogy ................................................................................... 279 5.3.1 Rule for Drawing f–i Analogous Electrical Circuits ............................... 279 5.4 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 298 6. Interpretive Structural Modeling ................................................................................... 301 6.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 301 6.2 Graph Theory............................................................................................................. 301 6.2.1 Net ..................................................................................................................305 6.2.2 Loop ...............................................................................................................305 6.2.3 Cycle...............................................................................................................305 6.2.4 Parallel Lines ................................................................................................ 306 6.2.5 Properties of Relations ................................................................................306 6.3 Interpretive Structural Modeling ........................................................................... 307 6.4 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 323 6.5 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 325 7. System Dynamics Techniques ......................................................................................... 327 7.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 327 7.2 System Dynamics of Managerial and Socioeconomic System ........................... 327 7.2.1 Counterintuitive Nature of System Dynamics ........................................ 327 7.2.2 Nonlinearity ................................................................................................. 328 7.2.3 Dynamics ...................................................................................................... 328 7.2.4 Causality ....................................................................................................... 328 7.2.5 Endogenous Behavior ................................................................................. 328 7.3 Traditional Management .......................................................................................... 328 7.3.1 Strength of the Human Mind .................................................................... 328 7.3.2 Limitation of the Human Mind ................................................................. 328

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Sources of Information ............................................................................................. 329 7.4.1 Mental Database........................................................................................... 329 7.4.2 Written/Spoken Database .......................................................................... 330 7.4.3 Numerical Database .................................................................................... 330 Strength of System Dynamics ................................................................................. 331 Experimental Approach to System Analysis ........................................................ 332 System Dynamics Technique .................................................................................. 332 Structure of a System Dynamic Model .................................................................. 333 Basic Structure of System Dynamics Models .......................................................334 7.9.1 Level Variables .............................................................................................334 7.9.2 Flow-Rate Variables .....................................................................................334 7.9.3 Decision Function ........................................................................................ 335 Different Types of Equations Used in System Dynamics Techniques ..............342 7.10.1 Level Equation ..............................................................................................342 7.10.2 Rate Equation (Decision Functions) ..........................................................343 7.10.3 Auxiliary Equations ....................................................................................343 Symbol Used in Flow Diagrams .............................................................................344 7.11.1 Levels .............................................................................................................344 7.11.2 Source and Sinks ..........................................................................................345 7.11.3 Information Takeoff.....................................................................................345 7.11.4 Auxiliary Variables ......................................................................................345 7.11.5 Parameters (Constants) ...............................................................................345 Dynamo Equations ...................................................................................................345 Modeling and Simulation of Parachute Deceleration Device ............................. 376 7.13.1 Parachute Inflation ....................................................................................... 377 7.13.2 Canopy Stress Distribution ........................................................................ 378 7.13.3 Modeling and Simulation of Parachute Trajectory ................................. 378 Modeling of Heat Generated in a Parachute during Deployment ..................... 382 7.14.1 Dynamo Equations ......................................................................................384 Modeling of Stanchion System of Aircraft Arrester Barrier System ................. 385 7.15.1 Modeling and Simulation of Forces Acting on Stanchion System Using System Dynamic Technique .............................................. 387 7.15.2 Dynamic Model ........................................................................................... 389 7.15.3 Results ........................................................................................................... 390 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 395 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 399

8. Simulation ............................................................................................................................ 401 8.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 401 8.2 Advantages of Simulation ........................................................................................ 402 8.3 When to Use Simulations......................................................................................... 403 8.4 Simulation Provides.................................................................................................. 403 8.5 How Simulations Improve Analysis and Decision Making? .............................404 8.6 Application of Simulation ........................................................................................404 8.7 Numerical Methods for Simulation........................................................................ 405 8.7.1 The Rectangle Rule ...................................................................................... 406 8.7.2 The Trapezoid and Tangent Formulae ...................................................... 406 8.7.3 Simpson’s Rule ............................................................................................. 407 8.7.4 One-Step Euler’s Method ............................................................................ 410

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Runge–Kutta Methods of Integration ....................................................... 410 8.7.5.1 Physical Interpretation ................................................................ 411 8.7.6 Runge–Kutta Fourth-Order Method......................................................... 411 8.7.7 Adams–Bashforth Predictor Method........................................................ 412 8.7.8 Adams–Moulton Corrector Method ......................................................... 413 8.8 The Characteristics of Numerical Methods .......................................................... 413 8.9 Comparison of Different Numerical Methods ..................................................... 413 8.10 Errors during Simulation with Numerical Methods ........................................... 414 8.10.1 Truncation Error........................................................................................... 414 8.10.2 Round Off Error ........................................................................................... 415 8.10.3 Step Size vs. Error ........................................................................................ 418 8.10.4 Discretization Error ..................................................................................... 418 8.11 Review Questions .....................................................................................................430 9. Nonlinear and Chaotic System ........................................................................................433 9.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 433 9.2 Linear vs. Nonlinear System ...................................................................................434 9.3 Types of Nonlinearities ............................................................................................434 9.4 Nonlinearities in Flight Control of Aircraft .......................................................... 435 9.4.1 Basic Control Surfaces Used in Aircraft Maneuvers .............................. 435 9.4.2 Principle of Flight Controls ........................................................................ 435 9.4.3 Components Used in Pitch Control........................................................... 437 9.4.4 Modeling of Various Components of Pitch Control System .................. 438 9.4.5 Simulink Model of Pitch Control in Flight...............................................440 9.4.5.1 Simulink Model of Pitch Control in Flight Using Nonlinearities ...............................................................................440 9.4.6 Study of Effects of Different Nonlinearities on Behavior of the Pitch Control Model .........................................................................440 9.4.6.1 Effects of Dead-Zone Nonlinearities .........................................440 9.4.6.2 Effects of Saturation Nonlinearities .......................................... 441 9.4.6.3 Effects of Backlash Nonlinearities .............................................442 9.4.6.4 Cumulative Effects of Backlash, Saturation, Dead-Zone Nonlinearities ...............................................................................443 9.4.7 Designing a PID Controller for Pitch Control in Flight .........................445 9.4.7.1 Designing a PID Controller for Pitch Control in Flight with the Help of Root Locus Method (Feedback Compensation) ...........................................................445 9.4.7.2 Designing a PID Controller (Connected in Cascade with the System) for Pitch Control in Flight.............................454 9.4.7.3 Design of P, I, D, PD, PI, PID, and Fuzzy Controllers .............. 456 9.4.8 Design of Fuzzy Controller ........................................................................ 461 9.4.8.1 Basic Structure of a Fuzzy Controller ....................................... 462 9.4.8.2 The Components of a Fuzzy System ......................................... 462 9.4.9 Tuning Fuzzy Controller ............................................................................ 469 9.5 Conclusions ................................................................................................................ 473 9.6 Introduction to Chaotic System .............................................................................. 478 9.6.1 General Meaning ......................................................................................... 478 9.6.2 Scientific Meaning ....................................................................................... 478 9.6.3 Definition ...................................................................................................... 479

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Historical Prospective .............................................................................................. 481 First-Order Continuous-Time System ....................................................................484 Bifurcations ................................................................................................................ 487 9.9.1 Saddle Node Bifurcation ............................................................................. 488 9.9.2 Transcritical Bifurcation ............................................................................. 488 9.9.3 Pitchfork Bifurcation ................................................................................... 490 9.9.3.1 Supercritical Pitchfork Bifurcation ............................................ 490 9.9.4 Catastrophes ................................................................................................. 492 9.9.4.1 Globally Attracting Point for Stability ...................................... 492 9.10 Second-Order System ............................................................................................... 493 9.11 Third-Order System .................................................................................................. 496 9.11.1 Lorenz Equation: A Chaotic Water Wheel ............................................... 498 9.12 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 501 9.13 Bibliographical Notes ............................................................................................... 501

10. Modeling with Artificial Neural Network .................................................................... 503 10.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 503 10.1.1 Biological Neuron ........................................................................................ 503 10.1.2 Artificial Neuron..........................................................................................504 10.2 Artificial Neural Networks......................................................................................505 10.2.1 Training Phase..............................................................................................505 10.2.1.1 Selection of Neuron Characteristics ..........................................505 10.2.1.2 Selection of Topology...................................................................505 10.2.1.3 Error Minimization Process ....................................................... 506 10.2.1.4 Selection of Training Pattern and Preprocessing .................... 506 10.2.1.5 Stopping Criteria of Training ..................................................... 506 10.2.2 Testing Phase ................................................................................................ 506 10.2.2.1 ANN Model................................................................................... 506 10.2.2.2 Building ANN Model ..................................................................508 10.2.2.3 Backpropagation ........................................................................... 509 10.2.2.4 Training Algorithm ...................................................................... 509 10.2.2.5 Applications of Neural Network Modeling ............................. 510 10.3 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 526 11. Modeling Using Fuzzy Systems ...................................................................................... 527 11.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 527 11.2 Fuzzy Sets .................................................................................................................. 528 11.3 Features of Fuzzy Sets .............................................................................................. 531 11.4 Operations on Fuzzy Sets ........................................................................................ 532 11.4.1 Fuzzy Intersection ....................................................................................... 532 11.4.2 Fuzzy Union ................................................................................................. 532 11.4.3 Fuzzy Complement...................................................................................... 532 11.4.4 Fuzzy Concentration ................................................................................... 533 11.4.5 Fuzzy Dilation ..............................................................................................534 11.4.6 Fuzzy Intensification ................................................................................... 535 11.4.7 Bounded Sum ............................................................................................... 536 11.4.8 Strong α-Cut ................................................................................................. 537 11.4.9 Linguistic Hedges ........................................................................................ 538 11.5 Characteristics of Fuzzy Sets...................................................................................540

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11.5.1 Normal Fuzzy Set ........................................................................................540 11.5.2 Convex Fuzzy Set.........................................................................................540 11.5.3 Fuzzy Singleton............................................................................................540 11.5.4 Cardinality ....................................................................................................540 Properties of Fuzzy Sets........................................................................................... 541 Fuzzy Cartesian Product ......................................................................................... 541 Fuzzy Relation ...........................................................................................................542 Approximate Reasoning ..........................................................................................545 Defuzzification Methods.......................................................................................... 554 Introduction to Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems .......................................................... 556 Applications of Fuzzy Systems to System Modeling ........................................... 558 11.12.1 Single Input Single Output Systems....................................................... 559 11.12.2 Multiple Input Single Output Systems...................................................564 11.12.3 Multiple Input Multiple Output Systems .............................................. 566 Takagi–Sugeno–Kang Fuzzy Models ..................................................................... 567 Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inferencing Systems........................................................ 568 Steady State DC Machine Model ............................................................................ 574 Transient Model of a DC Machine.......................................................................... 579 Fuzzy System Applications for Operations Research.......................................... 592 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 602 Bibliography and Historical Notes ......................................................................... 603

12. Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation..................................................................... 605 12.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 605 12.2 Some Important Definitions .................................................................................... 606 12.3 Queuing System ........................................................................................................ 609 12.4 Discrete-Event System Simulation.......................................................................... 611 12.5 Components of Discrete-Event System Simulation.............................................. 611 12.6 Input Data Modeling ................................................................................................ 615 12.7 Family of Distributions for Input Data .................................................................. 615 12.8 Random Number Generation .................................................................................. 616 12.8.1 Uniform Distribution .................................................................................. 616 12.8.2 Gaussian Distribution of Random Number Generation..................................................................................................... 617 12.9 Chi-Square Test ......................................................................................................... 619 12.10 Kolomogrov–Smirnov Test ...................................................................................... 619 12.11 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 619 Appendix A ................................................................................................................................. 621 A.1 What Is MATLAB®? .................................................................................................. 621 A.2 Learning MATLAB ................................................................................................... 621 A.3 The MATLAB System ............................................................................................... 621 A.3.1 Development Environment ........................................................................ 622 A.3.2 The MATLAB Mathematical Function Library ....................................... 622 A.3.3 The MATLAB Language ............................................................................. 622 A.3.4 Handle Graphics .......................................................................................... 622 A.3.5 The MATLAB Application Program Interface (API) .............................. 623 A.4 Starting and Quitting MATLAB ............................................................................. 623 A.5 MATLAB Desktop..................................................................................................... 623

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Desktop Tools ............................................................................................................ 623 A.6.1 Command Window ..................................................................................... 623 A.6.2 Command History ....................................................................................... 624 A.6.2.1 Running External Programs....................................................... 624 A.6.2.2 Launch Pad .................................................................................... 625 A.6.2.3 Help Browser ................................................................................ 625 A.6.2.4 Current Directory Browser ......................................................... 626 A.6.2.5 Workspace Browser ...................................................................... 626 A.6.2.6 Array Editor .................................................................................. 626 A.6.2.7 Editor/Debugger ........................................................................... 627 A.6.2.8 Other Development Environment Features ............................. 627 Entering Matrices ...................................................................................................... 627 Subscripts ...................................................................................................................630 The Colon Operator ..................................................................................................630 The Magic Function .................................................................................................. 631 Expressions ................................................................................................................ 631 A.11.1 Variables ........................................................................................................ 632 A.11.2 Numbers........................................................................................................ 632 A.11.3 Operators....................................................................................................... 632 A.11.4 Functions ....................................................................................................... 632 A.11.4.1 Generating Matrices..................................................................... 633 The Load Command .................................................................................................633 The Format Command ............................................................................................. 635 Suppressing Output .................................................................................................. 635 Entering Long Command Lines ............................................................................. 635 Basic Plotting ............................................................................................................. 636 A.16.1 Creating a Plot .............................................................................................. 636 A.16.2 Multiple Data Sets in One Graph............................................................... 636 A.16.3 Plotting Lines and Markers ........................................................................ 636 A.16.4 Adding Plots to an Existing Graph ........................................................... 637 A.16.5 Multiple Plots in One Figure ...................................................................... 637 A.16.6 Setting Grid Lines ........................................................................................ 638 A.16.7 Axis Labels and Titles ................................................................................. 638 A.16.8 Saving a Figure............................................................................................. 638 A.16.9 Mesh and Surface Plots ............................................................................... 638 Images .........................................................................................................................640 Handle Graphics .......................................................................................................640 A.18.1 Setting Properties from Plotting Commands ..........................................640 A.18.2 Different Types of Graphs ..........................................................................640 A.18.2.1 Bar and Area Graphs ................................................................... 641 Animations ................................................................................................................644 Creating Movies ........................................................................................................644 Flow Control ..............................................................................................................645 A.21.1 If......................................................................................................................645 A.21.2 Switch and Case ...........................................................................................646 A.21.2.1 For ...................................................................................................646 A.21.2.2 While .............................................................................................. 647 A.21.2.3 Continue ........................................................................................ 647 A.21.2.4 Break............................................................................................... 647

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A.22 Other Data Structures ..............................................................................................648 A.22.1 Multidimensional Arrays ...........................................................................648 A.22.2 Cell Arrays ....................................................................................................650 A.22.3 Characters and Text .....................................................................................650 A.23 Scripts and Functions ...............................................................................................654 A.23.1 Scripts ............................................................................................................654 A.23.2 Functions ....................................................................................................... 655 A.23.2.1 Global Variables .......................................................................... 655 A.23.2.2 Passing String Arguments to Functions .................................. 656 A.23.2.3 Constructing String Arguments in Code ................................. 656 A.23.2.4 A Cautionary Note ...................................................................... 656 A.23.2.5 The Eval Function ....................................................................... 657 A.23.2.6 Vectorization ................................................................................ 657 A.23.2.7 Preallocation ................................................................................ 658 A.23.2.8 Function Handles ........................................................................ 658 A.23.2.9 Function Functions ..................................................................... 658 Appendix B: Simulink ............................................................................................................. 661 B.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 661 B.2 Features of Simulink................................................................................................. 661 B.3 Simulation Parameters and Solvers ........................................................................ 661 B.4 Construction of Block Diagram .............................................................................. 663 B.5 Review Questions ..................................................................................................... 667 Appendix C: Glossary .............................................................................................................. 671 C.1 Modeling and Simulation ........................................................................................ 671 C.2 Artificial Neural Network ....................................................................................... 676 C.3 Fuzzy Systems ........................................................................................................... 678 C.4 Genetic Algorithms................................................................................................... 680 Bibliography ......................................................................................................................... 681 Index ............................................................................................................................................. 693

Preface Systems engineering has great potential for solving problems related to physical, conceptual, and esoteric systems. The power of systems engineering lies in the three R’s of science, namely, reductionism, repeatability, and refutation. Reductionism recognizes the fact that any system can be decomposed into a set of components that follow the fundamental laws of physics. The diversity of the real world can be reduced into laboratory experiments, which can be validated by their repeatability, and one can make intellectual progress by the refutation of hypotheses. Due to advancements in systems engineering for handling complex systems, modeling and simulation have, of late, become popular. Modeling and simulation are very important tools of systems engineering that have now become a central activity in all disciplines of engineering and science. Not only do they help us gain a better understanding of the functioning of the real world, they are also important for the design of new systems as they enable us to predict the system behavior before the system is actually built. Modeling and simulation also allow us to analyze systems accurately under varying operating conditions. This book aims to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of all important aspects of modeling and simulation of physical as well as conceptual systems. It strives to motivate beginners in this area through the modeling of real-life examples and their simulation to gain better insights into real-world systems. The extensive references and related literature at the end of every chapter can also be referred to for further studies in the area of modeling and simulation. This book aims to • Provide a basic understanding of systems and their modeling and simulation • Explain the step-by-step procedure for modeling using top-down, bottom-up, and middle-out approaches • Develop models for complex systems and reduce their order so as to use them effectively for online applications • Present the simulation code in MATLAB®/Simulink® for gaining quick and useful insights into real-world systems • Apply soft computing techniques for modeling nonlinear, ill-defined, and complex systems The book will serve as a primary text for a variety of courses. It can be used as a first course in modeling and simulation at the junior, the senior, or the graduate levels in engineering, manufacturing, business, or computer science (Chapters 1 through 3, 5, and 8), providing a broad idea about modeling and simulation. At the end of such a course, the student would be prepared to carry out complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advanced modeling and simulation courses. This book will also serve as a second course for more advanced studies in modeling and simulation for graduate students (Chapters 6 through 11) in any of the above disciplines. After completing this course, the student should be able to comprehend and conduct simulation research.

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Finally, this book will serve as an introduction to simulation as part of a general course in operations research or management science (Chapters 1 through 3 and 6 through 8, Chapter 12).

Organization of the Book Early chapters deal with the introduction of systems and includes concepts and their underlying philosophy; step-by-step procedures for the modeling of different types of systems using appropriate modeling techniques such as the graph-theoretic approach, interpretive structural modeling, and system dynamics modeling, are also discussed. Focus then moves to the state of the art of simulation and how simulation evolved from the pre-computer days into the modern science of today. In this part, MATLAB/Simulink programs are developed for system simulation.

System Chapters 1 and 5

Interpretive structural modeling (Chapter 6)

Nonlinear and chaotic systems (Chapter 9)

Discrete event systems (Chapter 12)

State space model using graph theoretic approach (Chapter 3)

Modeling concepts (Chapter 2)

System dynamics technique (Chapter 7)

Model order reduction (Chapter 4)

Simulation using MATLAB/Simulink (Chapter 8)

Analysis FIGURE P1 Schematic outline of the book.

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We then take a fresh look at modern soft computing techniques (such as artificial neural networks [ANN], fuzzy systems, and genetic algorithms, or their combinations) for the modeling and simulation of complex and nonlinear systems. Finally, chapters address the discrete systems modeling. The schematic outline of this book is shown in Figure P1.

Software Background The key to the successful application of modeling and simulation techniques depends on the effective use of their software. For this, it is necessary that the student be familiar with their fundamentals. In this book, MATLAB/Simulink programming software are used. Appendix B provides some background information on MATLAB/Simulink. The MATLAB programs included in this book are easier to understand than the programs written in other programming languages such as C/C++. MATLAB® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. For product information, please contact: The MathWorks, Inc. 3 Apple Hill Drive Natick, MA 01760-2098 USA Tel: 508 647 7000 Fax: 508-647-7001 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.mathworks.com

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Acknowledgments I express my profound and grateful veneration to Prof. P. S. Satsangi, chairman, advisory committee on education in the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Prof. Satsangi taught me modeling and simulation methodologies, and software engineering at the postgraduate (MTech) level and guided me during my MTech and PhD in the area of modeling and simulation. He is the fountain source of my inspiration and intuition in this area. I thank him with due reverence. I am also thankful to Prof. P. K. Kalra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, for the encouragement, support, and visionary ideas he provided during my research. I am very deeply indebted to Prof. O. P. Malik, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for providing all the facilities in his laboratory to pursue my experimental work on modeling and control during my BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) fellowship, offered by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, during 2001–2002, and, later, in the summer of 2005 and 2007. I wish to express my deep gratitude to Prof. Helmut Röck and Prof. Anand Srivastava, Universitate Zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany, and to Prof. Chaudhary, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, for providing all the facilities and help during my visit to these institutions in the summer of 2007. I would also like to thank Prof. Westwick and Garwin Hancock, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Prof. P.H. Roe, system design engineering, and Prof. Shesha Jayaram, High Voltage Lab, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; and S. Krishnananda at the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, for their good wishes and help extended during the preparation of this book. Thanks are also due to my colleagues Anand Sinha, Gaurav Rana, Himanshu Vijay, and Ashish Chandiok for all their help. I am thankful to Jessica Vakili and Amber Donley, project coordinators; Nora Konopka, publisher of engineering and environmental science books; and other team members from Taylor & Francis who directly or indirectly helped in realizing this book. Finally, I am grateful to my wife, Dr. Lajwanti, and my daughters, Jyoti and Swati, who had to endure many inconveniences during the course of writing this book. I also express my deepest gratitude to many, not mentioned here, for their support in countless ways when this book was written. Devendra K. Chaturvedi Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University) Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Author Devendra K. Chaturvedi was born in Madhya Pradesh, India, on August 3, 1967. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Government Engineering College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India in 1988, and did his MTech in engineering systems and management in 1993. He then pursued his PhD in electrical power systems in 1998 from the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, India. Currently, he is working as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University). He has won several awards and recognition including the President’s Gold Medal and the Director’s Medal of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University) in 1993, the Tata Rao Medal in 1994, the Dr. P. S. Nigam U.P. State Power Sector Award in 2005 and 2007, the Musaddi Lal Memorial Award in 2007, and the institutional prize award in 2005 from the Institution of Engineers, India. He was awarded a BOYSCAST fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2001. He is a regular visiting fellow at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has many national and international research collaborations in the area of modeling and simulations, soft computing, intelligent adaptive control systems, and optimization. He has also organized many short-term courses in the area of modeling and simulation of systems, and fuzzy systems and its applications. He serves as a consultant at the Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment, Agra, and at the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab, Government of India. He has organized many national seminars and workshops on theology; ethics, values, and social service; professional ethics; ethics, agriculture, and religion; the relationship between religion and the future of mankind; and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the religions of saints. He has authored a book, Soft Computing and Its Applications to Electrical Engineering, published by Springer, Germany (2008). He has also edited a book, Theology, Science, and Technology: Ethics and Moral Values, published by Vikas Publishing House, Delhi (2005). His name is included in the Marquis Who’s Who in Engineering and Science in Asia (2006– 2007), the Marquis Who’s Who in Engineering and Science in America (2006–2007), and the Marquis Who’s Who in World (2006–2007). He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, and a member of many professional bodies such as the IEEE, the IEE, the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), the Indian Society of Continuing Engineering Education (ISCEE), the Aeronautical Society of India, and the System Society of India.

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1 Introduction to Systems Science teaches us to search for “truth,” think with reason and logic; accept your mistakes; tolerate other’s point of view and suggestions and make an effort to shift from diversity to unity. Dr. M. B. Lal Sahab A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. John Gaule To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately. Russell L. Ackoff

1.1 System Most systems that surround us are multidimensional, extremely complex, time varying, and nonlinear in nature as they are comprised of large varieties of actively or passively interacting subsystems. These systems consist of interacted subsystems, which have separate and conflicting objectives. The term system is derived from the Greek word systema, which means an organized relationship among functioning units or components. It is used to describe almost any orderly arrangement of ideas or construct. According to the Webster’s International Dictionary, “A system is an aggregation or assemblage of objects united by some form of regular interaction or interdependence; a group of diverse units so combined by nature or art as to form an integral; whole and to function, operate, or move in unison and often in obedience to some form of control.…” A system is defined to be a collection of entities, for example, people or machines that act and interact together toward the accomplishment of some logical end. In practice, what is meant by “the system” depends on the objectives of a particular study. The collection of entities that compose a system for one study might be only a subset of another larger system. For example, if one wants to study a banking system to determine the number of tellers needed to provide adequate service for customers who want just to encash or deposit, the system can be defined to be that portion of the bank comprising of the tellers and the customers. Additionally, if, the loan officer and the safety deposit counters are to be included, then the definition of the system must be more inclusive accordingly. The state of a system is to be defined as an assemblage of variables necessary to describe a system at a particular instant of time with respect to the objectives of the study. In this case of study of a banking system, possible state variables are the number of busy tellers, the number of customers in the bank, and the line of arrival of each customer in the bank. 1

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The fundamental feature in the system’s concept is that all the aggregation of entities united, have a regular interaction, as a finite number of interfaces as shown in Figure 1.1. Considering a hierarchy among systems, a system can also be expressed as a collection of various subsystems and the subsystem is a further collection of interconnected components. The system behavior can be comprehended as combined interconnected components behavior. So, a large system can be regarded as a collection of different interconnected components. More appropriately, a large-scale system may be viewed at the supremum of the hierarchy and components at the bottom most level (root level). The power of the system’s concept is its sheer generality, which can be emphasized by general systems theory. Some examples of the systems are • • • • • • • • • • •

Esoteric systems Medical/biological systems Socioeconomic systems Communication and information systems Planning systems Solar system Environmental systems Manufacturing systems Management systems Transportation systems Physical systems—electrical, mechanical, thermal, hydraulic systems, and combinations of them

Every system consists of subsystem or components at lower levels and supersystems at higher levels, as shown in Figure 1.2. One needs to be extremely careful to define such a hierarchically nested system because this will determine the kind of results one will obtain. A system is characterized by the following attributes: • System boundary • System components and their interactions • Environment

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1.1.1 System Boundary To study a given system, it is necessary to determine what comprises (falls inside and what falls outside) a system. For this a demarcation is required to differentiate entities from the environment. Such a partition is called a system boundary. The system boundaries are observer-dependent, time-dependent, and most importantly system-dependent. The different observers may draw different boundaries for the same system. Also, the same observer may draw the system boundaries differently for different times. Finally, they may also be drawn differently with respect to the nature of the study, that is, steady state or transient. For example, in case of steady-state study of series R–L circuit, only R is to be included in the system boundary, but in transient study, both R and L must be considered in the system. Some salient points about the system boundary are • It is a partitioning line between the environment and the system. • System is inside the boundary and environment is outside the system. • A real or imaginary boundary separates the system from the rest of the universe, which is referred to as the environment or surroundings. • System exchanges input–output from its environment. • This boundary might be material boundary (like the skin of a human body) or immaterial boundary (like the membership to a certain social group). • Considering a system boundary in systems analysis and evaluation is of immense importance as it helps in identifying the system and its components. The interaction between a system and its environment takes place mainly at the boundaries. It determines what can enter or leave a system (input and output). • System boundary may be crisp (clearly defined) or fuzzy (ill defined). In crisp boundaries, it is quite clear that what is inside the boundary (i.e., part of system) and what is outside the boundary (i.e., part of environment). In fuzzy boundaries, it is not very clear whether a particular component belongs to the environment or the system. 1.1.2 System Components and Their Interactions System component is a fundamental building block. It is quite easy to fi nd the input– output relations for the system components with the help of some fundamental laws

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of physics, which is called the mathematical model for components. It may be written in the form of difference or differential equations. They are pretty simple and easily understandable. Business system environment includes customers, suppliers, other industries, and government. Its inputs include materials, services, new employees, new equipments, facilities, etc. Output includes product, waste materials, money, etc. • • • •

It is static or dynamically changing with time, input, or state of the system. Interaction may be constrained or nonconstrained type. The component interaction may be unidirectional or bidirectional. Interaction strength may be 0, 1, or between 0 and 1. a. If interaction strength is zero (0) then there is no interaction. b. If interaction strength is one (1) it means full interaction and if the interaction strength lies between zero and one, then the interaction is partial interaction.

1.1.3 Environment A living organism is a system. Organisms are open systems: they cannot survive without continuously exchanging matter and energy with their environment. When we separate a living organism from its surrounding, it will die shortly due to lack of oxygen, water, and food. The peculiarity of open systems is that they interact with other systems outside of themselves. This interaction has two components: input, that is, what enters the system from outside the boundary, and output, that is, what leaves the system boundary to the environment. In order to speak about the inside and the outside of a system, we need to be able to distinguish between the system and its environment, which is in general separated by a boundary (for example, living systems, skin is the boundary). The output of a system is generally a direct or indirect result to a given input. For example, the food, drink, and oxygen we consume are generally separated by a boundary and discharged as urine, excrements, and carbon dioxide. The transformation of input into output by the system is usually called throughput. A system is intended to “absorb” inputs and process them in some way in order to produce outputs. Outputs are defined by goals, objectives, or common purposes. In order to understand the relationship between inputs, outputs, and processes, you need to understand the environment in which all of this occurs. The environment represents everything that is important to understand the functioning of the system, but is not a part of the system. The environment is that part of the world that can be ignored in the analysis except for its interaction with the system. It includes competition, people, technology, capital, raw materials, data, regulation, and opportunities. When we are concerned only with the input and corresponding output of a system, while undermining the internal intricacies of component-level dynamics of the system, such study may be called as black box study. For example, if we consider a city, we may safely measure the total fuel consumption (input) of the city and the level of emissions (output) out of such consumptions without actually bothering about trivial details like who/what consumed more and who/what emitted or polluted the most. Such point of view considers the system as a “black box,” that is, something that takes input, and produces output, without looking at what happens inside the system during process. Contrary

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to the former, when we are equally concerned about the internal details of the system and its processes besides the input and output variable, such an approach of system is considered as white box. For example, when we model a city as a pollution production system, regardless of which chimney emitted a particular plume of smoke, it is sufficient to know the total amount of fuel that enters the city to estimate the total amount of carbon dioxide and other gases produced. The “black box” view of the city will be much simpler and easier to use for the calculation of overall pollution levels than the more detailed “white box” view, where we trace the movement of every fuel tank to every particular building in the city. The system as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. For example, if person A alone is too short to reach an apple on a tree and person B is too short as well, once person B sits on the shoulders of person A, they are more than tall enough to reach the apple. In this example, the product of their synergy would be one apple. Another case would be two politicians. If each is able to gather 1 million votes on their own, but together they were able to appeal to 2.5 million voters, their synergy would have produced 500,000 more votes than had they each worked independently.

1.2 Classification of Systems Systems can be classified on the basis of time frame, type of measurements taken, type of interactions, nature, type of components, etc. 1.2.1 According to the Time Frame Systems can be categorized on the basis of time frame as Discrete Continuous Hybrid A discrete system is one in which the state variables change instantaneously at separated points in time, for example, queuing systems (bank, telephone network, traffic lights, machine breakdowns), card games, and cricket match. In a bank system, state variables are the number of customers in the bank, whose value changes only when a customer arrives or when a customer finishes being served and departs. A continuous system is one in which the state variables change continuously with respect to time, for example, solar system, spread of pollutants, charging a battery. An airplane moving through the air is an example of a continuous system, since state variables such as position and velocity can change continuously with respect to time. Few systems in practice are wholly discrete or wholly continuous, but since one type of change predominates for most systems, it will usually be possible to classify a system as being either discrete or continuous. A hybrid system is a combination of continuous and discrete dynamic system behavior. A hybrid system has the benefit of encompassing a larger class of systems within its

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structure, allowing more flexibility in modeling continuous and discrete dynamic phenomena, for example, traffic along a road with traffic lights. 1.2.2 According to the Complexity of the System Systems can be classified on the basis of complexity, as shown in Figure 1.3. Physical systems Conceptual systems Esoteric systems Physical systems can be defined as systems whose variables can be measured with physical devices that are quantitative such as electrical systems, mechanical systems, computer systems, hydraulic systems, thermal systems, or a combination of these systems. Physical system is a collection of components, in which each component has its own behavior, used for some purpose. These systems are relatively less complex. Some of the physical systems are shown in Figure 1.4a and b. Conceptual systems are those systems in which all the measurements are conceptual or imaginary and in qualitative form as in psychological systems, social systems, health care systems, and economic systems. Figure 1.4c shows the transportation system. Conceptual systems are those systems in which the quantity of interest cannot be measured directly with physical devices. These are complex systems. Esoteric systems are the systems in which the measurements are not possible with physical measuring devices. The complexity of these systems is of highest order.

1.2.3 According to the Interactions Interactions may be unidirectional or bidirectional, crisp or fuzzy, static or dynamic, etc. Classification of systems also depends upon the degree of interconnection of events from

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Prediction

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none to total. Systems will be divided into three classes according to the degree of interconnection of events. 1. Independent—If the events have no effect upon one another, then the system is classified as independent. 2. Cascaded—If the effects of the events are unilateral (that is, part A affects part B, B affects C, C affects D, and not vice versa), the system is classified as cascaded. 3. Coupled—If the events mutually affect each other, the system is classified as coupled. 1.2.4 According to the Nature and Type of Components 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Static or dynamic components Linear or nonlinear components Time-invariant or time-variant components Deterministic or stochastic components Lumped parametric component or distributed parametric component Continuous-time and discrete-time systems

1.2.5 According to the Uncertainties Involved Deterministic—No uncertainty in any variables, for example, model of pendulum. Stochastic—Some variables are random, for example, airplane in flight with random wind gusts, mineral-processing plant with random grade ore, and phone network with random arrival times and call lengths.

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Fuzzy systems—The variables in such type of systems are fuzzy in nature. The fuzzy variables are quantified with linguistic terms. 1.2.5.1 Static vs. Dynamic Systems Normally, the system output depends upon the past inputs and system states. However, there are certain systems whose output does not depend on the past inputs called static or memoryless systems. On the other hand, if the system output depends on the past inputs and earlier system states which essentially implied that the system has some memory elements, it is called a dynamic system. For example, if an electrical system contains inductor or capacitor elements, which have some fi nite memory, due to which the system response at any time instant is determined by their present and past inputs.

1.2.5.2 Linear vs. Nonlinear Systems The study of linear systems is important for two reasons: 1. Majority of engineering situations are linear at least within specified range. 2. Exact solutions of behavior of linear systems can usually be found by standard techniques. Except, a handful special types, there are no standard methods for analyzing nonlinear systems. Solving nonlinear problems practically involves graphical or experimental approaches. Approximations are often necessary, and each situation usually requires special handling. The present state of art is such that there is neither a standard technique which can be used to solve nonlinear problems exactly, nor is there any assurance that a good solution can be obtained at all for a given nonlinear system. The Ohm’s law governs the relation between the voltage across and the current through a resistor. It is a linear relationship because voltage across a resistor is linearly proportional to the current through it. V∝I But even for this simple situation, the linear relationship does not hold good for all conditions. For instance, as the current in a resistor increases exceedingly, the value of its resistance will increase due to increase in temperature of the resistor: Rt = R(1 + αT ) The amount of change in resistance is being dependent upon the magnitude of the current, and it is no longer correct to say that the voltage across the resistor bears a linear relationship to current through it. Similarly, the Hooke’s law states that the stress is linearly proportional to the strain in a spring. But this linear relationship breaks down when the stress on the spring is too great. When the stress exceeds the elastic limit of the material of which the spring is made, stress

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and strain are no longer linearly related. The actual relationship is much more complicated than the Hooke’s law situation, that is, Stress(σ) ∝ Strain(ε) Therefore, we can say that restrictions always exist for linear physical situation, saturation, breakdown, or material changes with ultimate set in and destroy linearity. Under ordinary circumstances physical conditions in many engineering problems stay well within the restrictions and the linear relationship holds good. Ohm’s law and Hooke’s law describe only special linear systems. There exist systems that are much more complicated and are not conveniently described by simple voltage– current or stress–strain relationships.

1.3 Linear Systems An engineer’s interest in a physical situation is very frequently the determination of the response of a system to a given excitation. Both the excitation and the response may be any physically measurable quantity, depending upon the particular problem, as shown in Figure 1.5. The linear system obeys superposition and homogeneity theorems. 1.3.1 Superposition Theorem Suppose that an excitation function, e1(t), which varies with the time in a specified manner, produces a response function, ω1(t), and a second excitation function, e2(t) produces a response function, ω2(t). Symbolically, the above-mentioned observation may be written as e1(t) → ω1(t) and e2 (t) → ω2 (t) For the linear system, if these excitations applied simultaneously e1(t) + e2 (t) → ω1(t) + ω2 (t)

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The above equation shows the superposition theorem, which can be described as a superposition of excitation functions results in a response which is the superposition of the individual response functions. 1.3.2 Homogeneity If there are n identical excitations applied to the same part of the system, that is, if e1(t ) = e 2 (t ) = e 3 (t ) = … = e n (t ) then for a linear system n

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∑ ek (t) = ne1(t) → ∑ ω k (t) = nω1(t) Hence, a characteristic of linear systems is that the magnitude is preserved. This characteristic is referred to as the property of homogeneity. A system is said to be linear if and only if both the properties of superposition and homogeneity are satisfied. 1.3.3 Mathematical Viewpoint of a Linear System Mathematically, we can define linear systems as those whose behavior is governed by linear equations (whether linear algebraic equations, linear difference equations, or linear differential equations). 1.3.3.1 Linear Differential Equation Consider the following differential equation: d 2ω dω + a1 + a0ω = e(t) 2 dt dt where t is used as the independent variable e is excitation function ω is the response function Coefficients a1 and a0 are system parameters determined entirely by the number, type, and the arrangement of elements in the system; they may or may not be functions of the independent variable t. Since, there are no partial derivatives in the above equation and the highest order of the derivative is 2, the equation above is an ordinary differential equation of second order. This equation is a linear differential equation of second order because neither the dependent variable ω nor any of its derivatives is raised to a product of two or more derivatives of dependent variable or a product of the dependent variable and one of its derivatives. The validity of the principle of superposition here can be verified as follows. We assume that the excitations e1(t) and e2(t) give rise to responses ω1(t) and ω2(t), respectively. Hence

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d 2ω 1 dω1 + a1 + a0ω1 = e1(t) 2 dt dt d 2ω 2 dω 2 + a1 + a0ω 2 = e2 (t) 2 dt dt Adding these equations, we have d2 d (ω1 + ω2 ) + a1 (ω1 + ω2 ) + a0 (ω1 + ω2 ) = (e1(t) + e2 (t)) 2 dt dt This shows that the principle of superposition applies for a linear system even when the coefficients a1 and a0 are function of the independent variable t. 1.3.3.2 Nonlinear Differential Equations The differential equation becomes nonlinear if there is a product of the dependent variable and its derivative; power of the dependent variable; or power of a derivative of dependent variable. The existence of powers or other nonlinear functions of the independent variable does not make an equation nonlinear. Some nonlinear differential equations are 4

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d nω d n −1ω dω + a ( t ) + + a1(t) + a0 (t)ω = e(t) n − 1 n n −1 dt dt dt

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1.4 Time-Varying vs. Time-Invariant Systems A system whose parameters change with time is called time-varying system. A familiar example of a time-varying system is the carbon microphone, in which the resistance is a function of mechanical pressure. Similarly, the mileage of a brand new car increases gradually as it is used progressively for sometime, and after attaining its maximum mileage, it steadily decreases. If system parameters do not change with time then such systems are called timeinvariant (or constant parameter) systems. If the excitation function e(t) applied to such a system is an alternating function of time with frequency f, then the steady-state response ω(t), after the initial transient has died out, appearing at any part of the system will also be alternating with the frequency f. In other words, time-invariant nonlinear systems create no new frequencies. For time-invariant systems if e(t) → ω (t) then e(t − τ) → ω (t − τ)

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1.5 Lumped vs. Distributed Parameter Systems A lumped system is one in which the components are considered to be concentrated at a point. For example, the mass of a pendulum in simple harmonic motion is considered to be concentrated at a point in space. This is a lumped parametric system because the mass is a point mass. This assumption is justified at lower frequencies (higher wavelengths). Therefore, in lumped parameter models, the output can be assumed to be functions of time only. Hence, the system can be expressed with ordinary differential equations. In contrast, distributed parametric systems such as the mass or stiffness of mechanical power transmission shaft cannot be assumed to concentrate at a point; thus the lumped parameter assumption breaks down. Therefore, the system output is a function of time and one or more spatial variables (space), which results in a mathematical model consisting of partial differential equations. Figure 1.7 shows lumped and distributed parameter electrical systems.

1.6 Continuous-Time and Discrete-Time Systems Systems whose inputs and outputs are defined over a continuous range of time (i.e., continuous-time signals) are continuous-time systems. On the other hand, the systems whose inputs and outputs are signals defined only at discrete instants of time t0, t1, t2, …, tk are called discrete systems, as shown in Figure 1.8. The digital computer is a familiar example of this type of systems. The discrete-time signals arise naturally in situations which are inherently discrete time such as population in a particular town and customers served at ATM counter. Sometimes, we want to process continuous-time signals with discrete-time systems. In such situations it is necessary to convert continuous-time signals to discrete signals using analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and process the discrete signals with discrete systems. The output of discrete-time system is again converted back into continuous-time signals using digitalto-analog converters (DAC), as shown in Figure 1.9. The terms discrete-time and continuous-time signals qualify the nature of signal along the time axis (x-axis) and the terms analog and digital, on the other hand, qualify the nature of signal amplitude (y-axis), as shown in Figure 1.10.

(a)

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FIGURE 1.7 Lumped- and distributed-parameter-electrical systems. (a) Transmission line parameters are distributed and (b) electrical circuit parameters are lumped.

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1.7 Deterministic vs. Stochastic Systems A system that will always produce the same output for a given input is said to be deterministic. Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and behavior, decision, and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. A system that will produce different outputs for a given input is said to be stochastic. A stochastic process is one whose behavior is nondeterministic and is determined both by the process’s predictable actions and by a random element. Classical examples of this are medicine: a doctor can administer the same treatment to multiple patients suffering from the same symptoms, however, the patients may not all react to the treatment the same way. This makes medicine a stochastic process. Additional examples are warfare, meteorology, and rhetoric, where success and failure are so difficult to predict that explicit allowances are made for uncertainty. 1.7.1 Complexity of Systems Another basic issue is the complexity of a system. Complexity of a system depends on the following factors: • • • • •

Number of interconnected components Type/nature of component Number of interactions Strength of the interaction Type/nature of interactions a. Static or dynamic b. Unidirectional or bidirectional c. Constrained or nonconstraint interaction

Consider an example of a family. If there is only one person (component) in the family (system), then there is no interaction. Therefore, the number of interactions is zero. If there are two persons, say, husband and wife (two components) in the family, then they may talk each other. In this case, the number of interactions is two, that is, husband can say something to his wife and wife can reply to her husband. Similarly, if there are three persons in the family, say, husband, wife, and a child, then each one may interact with the rest two. The number of interactions in this case is 6 as shown in Figure 1.11. From the discussion it is clear that the number of interactions increases exponentially as the number of components is increased in the system and sometimes they become unmanageable, as shown in Figure 1.12 and Table 1.1. The complexity of any system in modern times is quite large, whether it is an industrial organization, an engineering system (electrical, mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, etc.), or a social system. The efficient utilization of inputs to these systems calls for a thorough understanding of the basic structure of the system with a view to develop suitable control strategy for the application of engineering techniques employing computers to achieve optimum performance in industrial organizations, equipment design, socio-economic activities, as well as management systems. The systems’ engineering based on system thinking and systems approach facilitates us to have a thorough understanding of the basic structure of the system.

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Husband Husband Single person

Child Wife Wife

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1.8 Hard and Soft Systems Peter Checkland is a British management scientist and professor of Systems at Lancaster University. He developed soft systems methodology (SSM): a methodology-based systems thinking. Prof. Checkland became interested in applying systems ideas to messy management problems while working as a manager in industry. His ideas for SSM emerged from the failure of the application of, what he called, “hard” systems engineering in messy management problems. SSM developed

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from this continuous cycle of intervention in ill-structured management problems and learning from the results (Checkland, 1999, 2006; Checkland and Winter, 2000; Winter and Checkland, 2003). Soft system is a branch of systems thinking specifically designed for use and application in a variety of real-world contexts. David Brown stated that a key factor in its development was the recognition that purposeful human activity can be modeled systemically. Peter Checkland’s work has influenced the development of “soft” operations research (OR), which joins optimization, mathematical programming, and simulation as part of the OR topography. Just like Boland (1985) who has brought phenomenology in the field of information systems, to critically examine this field, raise consciousness, and clarify its path, so has Checkland (1981) done in the field of systems thinking. In so doing, sense-making and the social construction of reality have become central notions in their respective fields. System thinking as comprehended by great thinkers and scientists is not only considering reality independent of observer but also the description of the participation of interconnected entities, cybernetic process, and their emergent properties. In fact, the system thinking is about how we attribute the world and construct the unity of our everchanging reality. In systems science jargon hard and soft systems are used to differentiate between different nature of system’s problems. The characteristics of soft system are • • • •

Ill-defined problems Nonquantified components/systems No definite solution Qualitative input and outputs

Similarly hard systems may be characterized by the following things: • • • •

The problems associated with such systems are well defined They have a single, optimum solution A scientific approach to problem solving will work well Technical factors will tend to predominate

In hard systems approaches (or structured systems analysis and design methodology, SSADM), rigid techniques and procedures are used to provide unambiguous solutions to well-defined data and processing problems. These focus on computer implementations. Checkland draws attention to these two alternative paradigms to explain the nature and significance of systems thinking: Paradigm 1—The world is considered to be systemic and is studied systematically. Paradigm 2—The world is chaotic (i.e., it admits to many different interpretations) and we study it systemically. Now the first paradigm reflects the notion of hard systems thinking and the second reflects the notion of soft systems thinking. Hard systems thinking can be characterized as having an objective or end to be achieved, and a system can be engineered to achieve the stated objective. Soft systems thinking can be characterized as having a desirable end, but the means to achieve it and the actual outcome are not easily quantified (Wilson, 2001).

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1.9 Analysis of Systems Analysis is the separation of the subject into its constituent parts or elements in an effort to either clarify or to enhance the understanding of the subject.

1.10 Synthesis of Systems Synthesis is the study of composition or combination of parts or elements so that the system performs, behaves, or responds according to a given set of specifications.

1.11 Introduction to System Philosophy Generally speaking, any entity, which may be subdivided into components or parts of a constituent, may be considered a system. We have been hearing about biological systems, physical systems, social systems, ecological systems, transportation systems, economic systems, linguistic systems, health care systems, etc. Systems concept enriched by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy, who was the first mastermind to advocate general system theory or systemology. When science failed to explain open systems, the concept of systems science came with rational explanation. In essence, he postulated, on the basis of formal analogies between physical, chemical, and biological systems, the existence of general systems law, which is equally applicable to physical systems as well as human and social systems. This new world view reaches farther than science or arts by itself and should ultimately include science, arts, ethics, politics, and spirituality (Satsangi, 2008). Karl Ludwig von Bertalanffy (September 19, 1901, Vienna, Austria–June 12, 1972, New York, United States) was an Austrian-born biologist known as one of the founders of “general systems theory” or “general systemology.” He advocated the concepts of system to explain the commonalities (Wilson, 1999; Weinberg, 2001; Skyttner, 2006; Vester, 2007) and is often regarded as the father of modern system thinking. Bertalanffy occupies an important position in the intellectual history of the twentieth century. His contributions went beyond biology, and extended to cybernetics, education, history, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology. Some of his admirers even believe that von Bertalanffy’s general systems theory provides a conceptual framework for all these disciplines to integrate for holistic comprehension of what we see and perceive. The individual growth model published by von Bertalanffy in 1934 is widely used in biological models and exists in a number of permutations. Bertalanffy’s contribution to systems theory is widely acclaimed for his theory of open systems. The system theorist argued that traditional closed system models based on classical science and the second law of thermodynamics were untenable. Bertalanffy maintained that “the conventional formulation of physics are, in principle, inapplicable to the living organism being open system having steady state. We may well suspect that many characteristics of living systems which are paradoxical in view of the laws of physics are a consequence of this fact.” (Bertalanffy, 1969a) However, while closed physical systems were questioned, questions equally remained over whether or not open physical systems could justifiably lead to a definitive science for the application of an open systems view to a general theory of systems.

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In Bertalanffy’s model, the theorist defined general principles of open systems and the limitations of conventional models. He ascribed applications to biology, information theory, and cybernetics. Concerning biology, examples from the open systems view suggested they “may suffice to indicate briefly the large fields of application” that could be the “outlines of a wider generalization”; (Bertalanffy, 1969b) from which, a hypothesis for cybernetics. Although potential applications exist in other areas, the theorist developed only the implications for biology and cybernetics. Bertalanffy also noted unsolved problems, which included continued questions over thermodynamics, thus the unsubstantiated claim that there are physical laws to support generalizations (particularly for information theory), and the need for further research into the problems and potential with the applications of the open system view from physics. Pre-Greek era was gripped in the realness of religion and magic. The main contribution of Greek philosophers was to remove the world from the pangs of magic and religion and to create an explanation to the working of the real-world rational explanation which was the subject of a new kind of inquiry. Aristotle, one of the greatest Greek philosophers, was born at Stagira in northern Greece. He included his investigations of an amazing range of subjects, from logic, philosophy, and ethics to physics, biology, psychology, politics, and rhetoric. Aristotle appears to have thought through his views as he wrote, returning to significant issues at different stages of his own development. The result is less a consistent system of thought than a complex record of Aristotle’s thinking about many significant issues. Aristotelian explanation for the world with its holistic notion is that “a whole is more than the sum of its parts.” This holistic notion forms a methodological and conceptual foundation of systems philosophy. He advanced the teleological outlook that objects in this world fulfilled their inner nature or purpose. Teleology is based on belief that things happen because of the purpose or design that will be fulfilled by them. The scientific revolution started in the seventeenth century due to the pioneering work of Copernicus and Kepler pertaining to solar system and that of Galileo and Newton pertaining to terrestrial and celestial dynamics is proved to be the most powerful activity man has discovered. Copernicus and Kepler’s heliocentric model of the solar system demolished the Aristotelian solar system, which consisted of crystalline sphere upon which the planets moved in perfect circles. Galileo propounded that the earth is not the center of the world but the sun is the center and immovable. His work directly challenged Aristotelian view that motion needed a force to maintain it to produce acceleration. Newton developed the concepts and definitions to be used and stated the three laws of motion governing the classical dynamics. He discovered the motion of bodies in vacuum thereby proving the basis of celestial mechanics, discussed the modifications introduced in fluids, and ultimately demonstrated “the frame of the system of the world,” applied the ideas to solar system to accurately predict the facts about the motion of planets and developed laws of gravitation. He advocated the importance of expressing nature’s behaviors in the language of mathematics. Thus, the present day science may be seen as applications of Galileo Newtonian methodology to study of natural phenomena. Newton’s physics provided a mechanical picture of the universe, which survived severe tests and Aristotle’s teleological outlook and his holistic notion, seemed an unnecessary doctrine. The Newtonian mechanics succeeded because its protagonists asked questions which in the range of experimental answer, by limiting their inquiries to physical, rather metaphysical problems, and in particular on those aspects of the physical world, which could be expressed in terms of mathematics. The core of scientific revolution was a belief in rational

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modes of thought applied to design and the subsequent analysis of experimentation is outstanding in that it works. Within well-defined limits, scientific evidence is trust worthy and that is why it has created the present world. 1.11.1 Method of Science Science is a way of acquiring publicly testable knowledge of the world. It is characterized by the application of rational thinking to experience gained from observation and from deliberately designed experiments with an aim to develop the concise expression of the laws, which govern the regularities of the universe, expressing them mathematically if possible. This particular pattern of human activity can be summarized in three crucial characteristics as 3Rs, namely, reductionism, repeatability, and refutation. 1.11.1.1 Reductionism There are three senses in which science is a reductionism: 1. The real world is so rich in variety, so many, that in order to make coherent investigations of it, it is necessary to select some items only to examine, out of all those, which could be looked at. To define an experiment is to define a reduction of the world, one made for a particular purpose. 2. Reductionism in explanation, that is, accepting the minimum explanation required by the facts. 3. Breakdown problems and analyze piecemeal. 1.11.1.2 Repeatability Repeatability refers to a characteristic of a system for a given excitation and the system output remains same, independent of time and location. Repeatability of experiments makes the knowledge public or scientific and is its strength, for example, literary knowledge is a private knowledge. A critic, who wishes to convince us that Mr. X is a great novelist will explain why he thinks so. He will try to influence our opinion about a book of Mr. X. We may get convinced or not. Whether we agree or not depends upon our latter data. Such knowledge is private whereas scientific experiments may repeat by one and all and verified. Thus they are public knowledge. 1.11.1.3 Refutation The method of science is the method of bold conjectures with ingenious and severe attempt to refute them. The important message is—Do not be satisfied with normal science; try to find ways of challenging the paradigm. This makes intellectual progress by the refutation of the hypothesis. In brief, we may reduce the complexity of the variety of the real world in experiments, whose results are validated by repeatability and we may build knowledge by refutation of hypothesis. 1.11.2 Problems of Science and Emergence of System Science is a great success in solving the problems of regular physical and materialistic sciences and well-structured and explicitly defined problems of laboratory have resulted in a

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comfortable life style. However, science has its own limitations. The reductionism which is a powerful tool also happens to be its weakness. Scientists assume that the components of the whole are the same even when examined in isolation. This is true only for well-structured and regular physical system. However, if we move beyond them to study complex phenomena such as human society, the scientific methods fail. This is more so in biological systems. The 3Rs of science is not capable to cope up with complexities. In unstructured sciences, progress is slow and methodological problems are there. This requires that different and other ways of thinking are needed to be explored. It is in this connection that Von Bertalanffy tried to exploit Aristotelian holistic notion that “A whole is more than some of its parts” to advance system philosophy.

1.12 System Thinking Bertalanffy argues that Aristotle’s holistic notion forms a definition of the basic system, which is still valid. According to him, order or aggregation of a whole or a system, exceeding its parts when these are considered in isolation, is nothing metaphysical, not a superstition or a philosophical speculation. It is a fact of observation encountered whenever we look at a living organization, a social group, or even an atom. Articulates of Ludwig Von Bertalanffy are 1. The fact that the study of living systems is a study of commonalties shared by systems of differing physical structures 2. That physics cannot encompass organic phenomenon without fundamental modification and extension 3. That the commonalties’ characteristics of biological systems are exemplary of other kinds of commonalties, which could form the basis for the general systems theory 4. That biological systems (developmental systems) are open systems, able to exchange matter, energy, and information with their environments, and consequently the second law of thermodynamics (that material systems should proceed from ordered to disordered states) is not even directly applicable to them 5. That apparently purposive telic behavior of developing systems is entirely plausible Therefore, we see that there is a sense in which we can learn something about a particular system S, such as a developing organism, by studying some other purely reductionistic or physical sense, but nonetheless manifesting the same behavior is shared by systems of the utmost physical diversity. That is, physically disparate systems can nevertheless be models or analogs of each other. Thus the two distinct systems, S1 and S2 , can behave similarly only to the extent that they comprise alternate realizations of a common mathematical or formal structure. The crucial difference between magic and science resides in the manner in which models are generated and through which specific properties of the system are captured. The hypothesis of Kabala, that makes it mysticism rather than science, is that the name of a system are manifested in the corresponding numerical properties of the associated number and can be studied thereby. A Mathematical object with system captures some aspects of the reality of the system. We seek to learn about the system by studying the properties of the associated model.

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It is perhaps ironic that few achievements of scientific world should be nonreductionist character typical of system theoretic arguments. Hamilton showed that two distinct and independent branches of physics, namely, optics and mechanics could be conceptually unified not through reduction of optics to mechanics or vice versa but rather through the fact that both obeyed the same formal law, that is, realized the same formal system. Hamilton stopped there and 100 years later, Schrödinger exploited the commonalties between the two and developed wave mechanics. Even mathematicians often construct mathematical models of other mathematical systems. The relation between a topological space (a differential and abstract subject) and an associated group (an algebraic system much simpler than topology) is a modeling relation and it enabled us to learn about the homomorphism topological spaces by studying entirely different isomorphic groups of algebra system. This was further exploited to develop “Theory of Categories” which cuts across all other. It was clearly demonstrated that where science fails to explain, system approach of exploiting commonalties applies. A.D. Hall and R.E. Fagan have thoughtfully defined systems thinking as below: Systems thinking is the art and science of linking structure to performance, and performance to structure—often for purposes of changing relationships so as to improve performance. But, how should we look at a complex world? One approach is to break the complex world into smaller, more manageable pieces. The argument goes that if we can understand the separate pieces, then we can put our separate understandings together to understand the whole. This is reductionism, or Cartesian thinking. It works for simple things. Cartesian thinking fails to address complex problems because, in the process of breaking up the overall system into parts, the connections and interactions between those parts get lost. Consider a comparison: 1. If you break a brick wall into parts, you end up with a pile of bricks, with which you can rebuild the brick wall—nothing lost, and perhaps even something gained in an improved wall, as shown in Figure 1.13. 2. Now if you break a human being into parts, you end up with a pile of organs, bones, muscles, sinews … but you can never reconstitute the human being. Where does the difference lie? The whole human being depends on the continued interaction between all its parts— in fact, the parts are all mutually dependent. So it turns out to be with complex systems. They are made up from many interacting, mutually dependent parts. Because of this it is often impractical to conduct experiments on them. So, we need to be able to think about complex issues, partly because we cannot use Cartesian methods to “reduce” them, and partly because we cannot conduct controlled experiments upon them. The implications of that is simply this: System thinking must be rigorous if it is to be both credible and useful. But, is all systems thinking rigorous? When learning new concepts and ways of thinking, a picture can be worth a thousand words. When we look at how people learn new things, the graphical aspect of systems thinking helps us visually see how systems work and how we might be able to work through them in better ways. The term “systems thinking” was first associated with Jay Forrester from MIT in the 1940s to refer to a different way of looking at problems and goals not as isolated events, but as parts of interrelated structures. When we look at business and human endeavors as systems, we need to understand the complete picture, the interrelated variables, and the effects they have on each other.

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(a)

(c)

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FIGURE 1.13 Example of a system and its component.

We cannot understand the whole of any system by studying its parts. For example, if you want to understand how a car works and you take it apart and study each of its parts (engine, tires, a drive shaft, a carburetor, transmission, etc.), you would have no clue as to how a car works. To understand an automobile, you must study the relationship of the parts and how they work together. The holistic approach for explaining the system working is important. System thinking is a conceptual framework, a body of knowledge and tools, developed over the past many years, to explicitly underline the effects of emergent properties and visualize this implicit and explicit effect.

System thinking can be used to understand highly complex systems; it also can help us understand day-to-day issues. As an example, many of us would like to lose weight. What is the nature of the system in which we find ourselves? Let us identify the variables in this system: unhappiness with weight, amount of food consumed, and degree of hunger. What is the relationship between these variables? From Figure 1.14, one may understand the nature of systems thinking. How could this help in an everyday problem solving like dieting by seeing the structure of the underlying system. Another example: Any company which finds labor costs are too high and wants to reduce them. So, they simply lay off 10% of their work force. Costs might go down right away but the workload on the remaining work force increases manyfold. Those workers feel stressed and cannot get all the work done. As a result, the company hires outside people to help them and reduce the workload.

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–

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Eat more food

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+ Product cost –

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Step 1. The following variables could be identified. Product manufacturing cost Lay off workers Hire outside people Workload Step 2. Find relationships between these variables shown in Figure 1.15. Systems thinking is a wonderful tool for understanding the environment. It provides a visual tool for learning. It was not until I saw the picture that I began to understand some of the critical elements of thinking systemically. A systems picture can indeed be worth a thousand words!

1.13 Large and Complex Applied System Engineering: A Generic Modeling In this century, we live in a large and complex world perceived to be a result of a variety of human activity systems from domains such as science, technology, economics, ecology,

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environment, management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, philosophy, mathematics, arts, literature, ethics, spirituality, and so on. The field of systems analysis and design is concerned with unstructured, multidisciplinary, or large-scale problems in industry and government that require skills and methods from more than one specific discipline. Identifying, modeling, and solving systems problems may require combinations of methods of mathematical, economic, behavioral, and engineering analysis. The focus may range from normative to empirical, from design to testing, and from analysis to evaluation. Specific real-world problems, for example, industrial, governmental, technical, information (computer) may require methods of acquiring information of the system and its components and environment, introducing changes (experimental interventions), and evaluating the effects (Thompson, 1991). There seems to be a general agreement that information society (or postindustrial society) will be fundamentally different environment for organizations than was industrial society (Klir and Lowen, 1991). It is expected that the amount of available knowledge, the level of complexity, and the degree of turbulence will be significantly greater in the information society than they were in the industrial society. In addition, it is also expected that even the absolute growth rates of these three factors will be significantly greater than in the past. To keep organization compatible with the environment, a substantial portion of decision making in information society will be concerned with organizational innovations, that is, radical changes in produced goods or services, as well as in the technologies, processes, and structures of the organizations themselves. In general, demands on organizational innovations will be more frequent, more extensive, and will have to be implemented faster than in the past. All these demands on organizations in information society indicate that organizations will be required to function as anticipatory systems and the associated problem of systems modeling and decision making is at the heart of systems science. Bahm (1981) has sketched five types of systems philosophy: 1. Atomism (the world is an aggregate of elements without wholes to be understood by analysis). 2. Holism (ultimate reality is a whole without parts, except as illusory manifestations, apprehended intuitively). 3. Emerqentism (parts exist together and their relations, connections, and organized interaction constitute whole that continue to depend upon them for their existence and nature, understood first analytically and then synthetically). 4. Structuralism (the universe is a whole within which all systems and their processes exist as depending parts, understanding can be aided by creative deduction). 5. Organicism (every existing system has both parts and whole, and is part of a larger whole, etc., understanding the nature of whole part polarities is a clue to understanding the nature of systems). These five types of systems philosophies have emphasized characteristics of existing systems. Philosophies of conceptual systems, of relations between conceptual and existing systems, and of methodologies may also correlate with them. Many real-life problems are brought forth by present day technology and by societal and environmental processes, which are highly complex, “large” in dimension and stochastic or fuzzy in nature (Singh and Titlied, 1979; Jamshidi, 1983). One viewpoint as to how large is large, has been that a system is considered large in scale if it can be decoupled or partitioned into a number of interconnected subsystems for either computational or practical

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reasons. Another viewpoint considers large-scale systems to be simply those whose dimensions are so large that conventional techniques of modeling, analysis, control, and optimization fail to give reasonable solutions with reasonable computational efforts. Many real problems are considered to be “large scale” by nature and not by choice. Two important attributes of large-scale systems are 1. They often represent complex real-life systems. 2. Their hierarchical multilevel and decentralized information structures depict systems dealing with societal, business, and management organizations, the economy, the environment, data networks, electric power, transportation, aerospace including space structures, water resources, energy, and so on. What is going on in the dynamics of any enterprise is not merely the manipulation of material, energy (physical, human, solar) and information but a more fundamental aspect, namely, management of complexity which is measured by variety (the number of possible states of a system) (Beer, 1985; Satsangi, 1985). The basic axioms will assuredly hold, that the variety of the environment greatly exceeds that of the operation that serves or exploits it which will in turn greatly exceed the variety of the management that regulates or controls it. Hence, variety engineering (manipulation of varieties by design through attenuation and amplification) is invariably required to satisfy Ashby’s law of requisite variety states that only variety can absorb variety. The essence of viability leads to the following principle of organization: managerial, operational, and environmental varieties, diffusing through an institutional system, tend to equate; they should be designed to do so with minimum damage to people and to cost. The hierarchical concept is so very central in systems science because it is strongly connected to other basic concepts such as complexity, synergetics, and autonomy (Auger, 1991). Indeed, large-scale systems containing a large number of units and elements have a spontaneous tendency to subdivide into smaller subsystems, quasi-autonomous, themselves able to be divided into still smaller subsystems and so on. The subsystems behavior is mainly governed by intra subsystems interactions, the elements inside the same subsystems being often strongly interacting. This is the essence of the large-scale system modeling philosophy through sub-sub-system-to-sub-system-to-system modeling construct of the physical system theory (Satsangi and Ellis, 1971). In many examples and cases, the subsystems at each level are quasi-autonomous with stable internal processes responsible for realizing a given function. Autonomy and hierarchy are very connected and a hierarchical structure of the system implies a decomposition into many levels in which stable and autonomous units can be found. The subsystems are self-functioning with quasiautonomy and also can often be characterized in “upper level” by a few global variables. Thus, at each jump in upper level, these subsystems containing a large number of degrees of freedom (variety) are represented and described by a small number of global variables. As a consequence when integrating the levels, the complexity of the system is much reduced. There is a strong link between hierarchy and complexity. The complexity of large-scale system is reduced and in a certain way solved by hierarchical organization. Interpretive structural modeling, which transforms unclear, poorly articulated mental models of a system into visible well-defi ned, hierarchical models, assumes importance in this context (Warfield, 1974, 1990; Sage, 1977). Moreover, internal dynamics of the subsystems are governed by intra-sub-systems interactions. When the whole system is rebuilt from its isolated sub-systems, intersub-systems interaction must be added. As a consequence, the behavior of the coupled

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subsystem is different from the sum of the behaviors of the isolated subsystems. The behavior of the whole system is different from the sum of the behaviors of the isolated parts, as in the case of Kron’s tearing and reconstruction (Bowden, 1991) and physical system theory (Koenig et al., 1966). Two different forms of hierarchy theory have been frequently propounded (Salthe, 1991). One, the scalar hierarchy is used in systems science and ecology. It describes constraint relations on dynamics between systems of different scale. It also describes parts and wholes and processes taking place in such complex structures as described above. The other, the specification hierarchy is an older discourse dating back to Plato and as a theory of developments, to Aristotle. In the twentieth century it was relegated to peripheral importance in biology, but has continued to inform social science and psychology. It can be represented as a system of nested classes, the outermost class containing the most general phenomena, the inner most the most highly specified. These integrative levels can be considered as stages of development as well. Each new stage, transcends the one before it and integrates it into a new whole. Incredibly, the same statements can be made about a system from these two viewpoints even though their meanings are logically different. One often speaks of synergetic effects to represent cooperative effects between the parts. Synergetics and hierarchy seem to be strongly connected and inter-sub-system interactions are responsible for these synergetic couplings. A basic distinction is made between the lower levels of control and the higher level of management (Wilson, 1984; Satsangi, 1985). Thus 1. A process control system is a designed physical system (containing only inert physical elements) based on material flow and energy costs. 2. A management control system is a human activity system (containing autonomous human beings). Metagame theory (Hipel and Fraser, 1980; Satsangi, 1985) is used to analyze and find stable solution to the problems that involve conflict between the strategies of the interested parties. This could be a war situation between two countries, management and labor problems, landlord and tenant disputes, national issues involving various political parties, and so on. Conflict is virtually inevitable in most situations where humans interact, either individually or else in group. Conflict resolution is required by all decision makers. Numbers just do not tell the whole story anymore in systems such as economic, urban, biological, educational, and disaster management, which are basically human-based systems. The hard and fast is making room for the soft and fuzzy. Zadeh has argued that the applications of the techniques and tools of “hard” systems to the study of systems involving humans are often unsuccessful primarily because the methodologies used demand very high levels of precision in measuring the variables and parameters used in describing the system. Zadeh stressed that these levels of precision were often neither attainable nor, more importantly, required for effective analysis of these systems. To overcome the need of undue precision, he introduced the concepts of fuzzy set theory (Zadeh, 1965; Satsangi, 1985). Accidents like the one at Three Mile Island a few years ago show the weakness of the classical approach. There engineers had rigorously measured the risks, set up fault trees, calculated every possible combination of human factors. However human error was not sufficiently figured in. Just as the human eye can immediately read a message scrawled sloppily on a note pad making a dazzling set of associations and interfaces from context that the most of sophisticated computer scanner is helpless to emulate, so people who understand other people know best how human error at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Bhopal Gas Leak, and Uttarkashi earthquake can be avoided next time. While a statistician

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might ask the likelihood based on the occurrences in comparable situations, a fuzzy theorist might gather a variety of opinions and viewpoints and predict something the statistics cannot show. A key difference lies in the acknowledgment by fuzzy mathematics that society is not a series of random occurrences following the laws of chance. Rather, they maintain, it is the sometimes surprising outcome of improvising and purposeful, albeit a little fuzzy, people trying to beat the odds. The development of qualitative models of physical systems is currently attracting much interest from the artificial intelligence research community. It consists of a set of eclectic techniques designed to generate a qualitative description of the behavior of physical system from a description of its structure and some initial “disturbance.” The term “qualitative” has been used in many ways and generally to mean “nonnumerical,” “symbolic models.” Qualitative modeling is used here to mean reasoning about systems characterized by continuously changing variables of time by discrete abstractions of the values of such variables that allow identifying the important distinctions or landmarks, in the behavior to be computed. This requires quantization of the real number line into a finite set of distinctions for particular generic tasks. Abstract descriptions of state make it possible to have more concise representations of behavior. However, the generation of the behavior from such description tends not to produce a unique solution. This of course, is to be expected, as the information required to produce a unique description has been eliminated in the intentional abstraction. Therefore, qualitative models produce ambiguous description of behavior. However, such ambiguous behavior can still contain useful information for some tasks. For example, if it is required to predict whether the current state can lead to a critical or faulty condition, it may be sufficient to show that none of the possible behaviors leads to a critical situation. It is important to show, therefore, that the set of possible behaviors includes the actual behavior of the system. In this way, a task can be satisfied even with incomplete descriptions, whereas in traditional method, all of the information needs to be available and it needs to be precisely and uniquely characterized before any inference can be made (Leitch, 1989). Intelligent knowledge-based expert systems, knowledge-based expert systems, or, simply, expert systems are a product of artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence that branch of computer science which deals with development of programs that exhibit intelligent human behavior to arrive at decisions in a complex environment. In essence, an expert system can be defined as a sophisticated computer program that is designed to replicate the expertise of humans in diverse fields. The expertise to solve a problem depends upon the available knowledge (Zadeh, 1983; Satsangi, 1985; Kalra and Batra, 1990; Kalra and Srivastav, 1990). Analogical reasoning is paradigm for problem solving within the field of AI (Sage, 1990). A system which employs analogical reasoning operates by transferring knowledge from past problem-solving cases to new problems that are similar to the past cases. The past cases known to the system are referred to as analogs. Several approaches to analogical reasoning include associative, distributed, and connectionist, or neural network (Sage, 1990; Kumar and Satsangi, 1992; Chaturvedi, 2008). A connectionist system is a network of a very large number of simple processors, usually called units or “neurons,” which are highly interconnected and operate in parallel. Each unit has a numeric activation value, which is communicated to other units along connections of varying strengths. As the network operates, the activation value of each unit continuously changes in response to the activity of the units to which it is connected. This process is called spreading activation and is the fundamental mechanism underlying the operation of all connectionist networks. All the knowledge held in such a network is stored in the numerical strengths of the connections between units. There are two major types of connectionist representations, localist and

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distributed. A future challenge for a logical reasoning system is to integrate in some manner the necessary parallel techniques including those discussed above, into a cooperative problem-solving system. Software system engineering is the application of system engineering principles, activities, tasks, and procedures to the development of a software in a computer-based system. This application is the overall concept that integrates the managerial and technical activity that controls the cost, schedule, and technical achievement of the developing software system throughout its lifecycle (Thayer, 1990). Applied systems engineering is rather a new dimension in science and engineering. According to this new dimension, systems are recognized, classified, and dealt with in terms of their structural properties while the nature of the entities is that these properties are de-emphasized. Such an alternative point of view transcends the artificial boundaries between the traditional disciplines of science and engineering and makes it possible to develop a genuine cross-disciplinary methodology more adequate for dealing with large and complex socio-technological problems inherent in the information society. To conclude, in a rapidly changing world, the most efficient planning and management strategies are likely to be soft planning approaches, not attempting to determine the future completely, but to steer the whole system toward basic mode of desirable behavior and allowing the system itself to adjust in its minor aspects, according to its own organization and dynamics. Such planning approach should include a continuous monitoring of the most important variables with early detection of tendencies of the system to move toward undesirable behavior modes. It should also emphasize disperse, diffuse, and loose controls, rather than tight, concentrated ones, and explicitly favor development of the generalized intelligent capability of the system to react to new situations, thus increasing rather than reducing the future degrees of freedom. This requires not only technical capability, but more important an applied system way of thinking, which is more holistic, more interdisciplinary and capable of dealing with the behavior and characteristics of incompletely known complex systems (Satsangi, 1985, 2006).

1.14 Review Questions 1. Define system. 2. What are the salient aspects of systems approach first articulated by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy. 3. Distinguish between feedback control and feedforward control systems. 4. a. Give a classification of systems. b. What is the difference between a set and a system? c. What do you understand by “whole is more than sum of its parts?” 5. Explain 3Rs of science. 6. What do you mean by the complexity of systems? 7. Differentiate the linear and nonlinear systems. 8. Explain the natural systems and manmade systems. 9. Explain in brief about system thinking. 10. Differentiate between hard and soft systems.

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1.15 Bibliographical Notes Basics of systems and systems theory are explained by Forrester (1968), Padulo and Arbib (1974), and Roe (2009). Kenneth (1994) defines systems in terms of conceptual, concrete, and abstract systems either isolated, closed, or open. Walter (1967) defines social systems in sociology in terms of mechanical, organic, and process models. Klir (1969) well classified the systems and defines systems in terms of abstract, real, and conceptual physical systems, bounded and unbounded systems, discrete to continuous, pulse to hybrid systems, etc. Important distinctions have also been made between hard and soft systems in Sterman (2000). Hard systems are associated with areas such as systems engineering, operations research, and quantitative systems analysis. Soft systems are commonly associated with concepts involving methods such as action research and emphasizing participatory designs. Distinction between hard and soft systems is given in Zadeh (1969). It is always intended to integrate in a formal mode nature and culture in a single cosmos of which the inner purity and unity are simultaneously ensured (Pouvreau and Drack, 2007).

2 Systems Modeling

Art is the lie that helps us to see the truth. Picasso The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work. John Von Neumann Physical models are as different from the world as a geographical map is from the surface of earth. L. Brillouin

2.1 Introduction Why is modeling required? Because … modeling may be quite useful: 1. To find the height of a tower, say the Kutub Minar of Delhi or the Leaning Tower at Pisa without actually climbing it 2. To measure the width of a river without actually crossing it 3. To gauge the mass of the Earth, not using any balance 31

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To find the temperature at the surface or at the centre of the sun To estimate the yield of wheat in India from the standing crop To quantify the amount of blood inside a living human body To predict the population of China for the year 2050 To determine the time required by a satellite to complete one orbit around the earth, say at the height of about 10,000 km above the ground To assess the impact of 30% reduction in income tax over the national economy To ascertain the optimally efficient gun whose performance depends on 10 parameters, each of which can take 10 different values, without actually manufacturing 1010 guns To determine the mean time between failures (MTBF) or average life span of an electric bulb To forecast the total amount of insurance claims a company has to pay next year

Similarly, for a given physical, biological, or social problem, we may first develop a mathematical model for it, and then solve the model, and interpret its solution with respect to the problem statement. Man has been modeling and simulating ever since his brain developed power to image. Children start modeling from birth. We are all simulating—like a child with a doll, an architect with a model, and a business man with a business plan, etc. What is modeling? Modeling is a process of abstraction of a real system. A model portrays a conceptual framework to describe a system and can be viewed as an abstraction (essence) of an actual system or a physical replica of a system or a situation. It is a factual representation of reality. The word model is derived from Latin and its meaning is mould or pattern (physical model). The abstracted model may be logical or mathematical. A mathematical model is a mathematical description of properties and interactions in the system. The development of a mathematical model depends on the system boundary, system components, and their interactions. It also depends upon the type of analysis that we want to perform, like steady state or transient analysis and the assumptions that we will consider while model development. If assumptions are more then the model will be simpler, but the accuracy of the response of the model would be less. If there are fewer assumptions, the model will be complex and the accuracy will be better. Hence, during model development, it is necessary to optimize two things: 1. Simplicity of the model 2. Accuracy of the model or faithfulness of model We know that the accuracy of a model is complementary to its simplicity. Often, when engineers analyze a system or are supposed to control a system, they use a mathematical model. In the analysis, an engineer can build a descriptive model of the system as a hypothesis of how the system would work, or try to estimate how an unforeseeable event could affect the system. Similarly, in control of a system the engineer can try out different control approaches in simulations. A mathematical model is a mathematical description of properties and interactions in the system. Mathematical modeling is the use of mathematical language to describe the

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behavior of a system, be it biological, economic, electrical, mechanical, thermodynamic, or one of many other examples. A mathematical model usually describes a system by means of variables. The values of the variables can be practically anything; real or integer numbers, Boolean values, strings, etc. The variables represent some properties of the system, for example, measured system outputs often in the form of signals, timing data, counters, and event occurrence (yes/no). The actual model is the set of functions that describe the relations between the different variables. Mathematical modeling problems are often classified into white-box or blackbox models, according to how much prior information is available for the system. A blackbox model is a system of which there is no prior information available, and a white-box model is a system where all necessary information is available. Practically, all systems fall somewhere in between the lines of white-box and black-box models, so this concept only works as an intuitive guide for approach. Usually it is preferable to use more a priori information as possible to make the model more accurate. Therefore white-box models are usually considered easier, because if you have used the information correctly, then the model will behave correctly. Often prior information comes in the form of knowing the type of functional relationship between different variables. For example, if we make a model of how a medicine works in a human system, we know that usually the amount of medicine in the blood is an exponentially decaying function. But we are still left with several unknown parameters: how rapidly does the medicine amount decay, and what is the initial amount of medicine in blood? This example is therefore not a completely white-box model. These parameters have to be estimated through some means before one can use the model. In black-box models one tries to estimate both the functional relationship between variables and the numerical parameters in those functions. Using prior information we could end up, for example, with a set of functions that probably could describe the system adequately. If there is no a priori information, we would try to use functions as general as possible to cover all different models. An often used approach for black-box models are artificial neural networks (ANNs), which usually do not need anything except the input and output data sets. ANN models are good for complex systems, especially when input– output patterns known to us are in quantitative form. If the input and output information are not in quantitative form, but in qualitative or fuzzy form, then ANN cannot be used. For such situations fuzzy models are good.

2.2 Need of System Modeling Models are used to mimic the behavior of systems under different operating conditions. This may also be done with the help of experimentation on the system. But, sometimes it is inappropriate or impossible to do experiments on real systems due to the following reasons. 1. Too expensive: Experimenting with a real system is an extremely costly affair. For example, the physical experimentation of a complex system like the satellite system is quite expensive and time consuming. 2. Risky: Risk involved in experimentation is another factor. In some systems there is a risk of damaging the system, or a risk of life. For example, training a person for operating the nuclear plant in a dangerous situation would be inappropriate and life threatening.

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Modeling is an essential requirement in certain situations, such as the following: 1. Abstract specifications of the essential features of a system: When a system does not exist and a designer wants to design a new system like a missile or an airplane. The model will help in knowing, prior to the development of the system, how that system will work for different environmental conditions and inputs. 2. Modeling forces us to think clearly before making a physical model: One has to be clear about the structure and the essentials of the situation. 3. To guide the thought process: It helps in refining ideas or decisions before implementing it in the real world. 4. It is a tool that improves the understanding about a system, and allows us to demonstrate and interact with what we design, and not just describe it. 5. To improve system performance: Models will help in changing the system structure to improve its performance. 6. To explore the multiple solutions economically: It also allows us to find many alternate solutions for the improvement in system performance. 7. To create virtual environments for training purpose or entertainment purposes.

2.3 Modeling Methods for Complex Systems It is possible to acquire an almost white-box model of a fighter jet, by modeling it with every mechanical part of such a jet embedded into the model. However, the computational cost of adding such a huge amount of detail would effectively inhibit the usage of such a model. Additionally, the uncertainty would increase due to an overly complex system, because each separate part induces some amount of variance into the model. It is therefore usually appropriate to make some approximations to reduce the model to a sensible size. Engineers often can accept some approximations in order to get a more robust and simple model. For example, Newton’s classical mechanics is only an approximated model of the real world. Still, Newton’s model is quite sufficient for most ordinary-life situations, that is, as long as particle speeds are well below the speed of light, and as long as we study macroparticles only. Mathematical models of such systems are most accurate and precise, but can handle the system complexity only up to certain limit. Simple systems are easy to model mathematically. As the system’s complexity increases, mathematical model development becomes quite cumbersome. At the same time, it is also difficult and time consuming to simulate complex system models. In such situations, ANN models are better in comparison to mathematical models. As it is evident from literature that for good ANN model development, it is necessary to have accurate and sufficient training data, and this is really difficult for real-life problems. Most of the real-life problems have qualitative information, which is either difficult or impossible to translate into quantitative form. Hence, fuzzy modeling is the only option for such circumstances. The modeling using fuzzy logic is quite useful for highly complex systems as shown

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Accuracy

ANN models

Fuzzy models

Complexity

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in Figure 2.1. Hence, according to the complexity of systems, the following modeling techniques may be used: 1. Less complex systems—Mathematical modeling techniques. 2. Medium complex systems—ANN modeling technique. 3. Highly complex systems—Fuzzy systems modeling technique.

2.4 Classification of Models Models have been widely accepted as a means for studying complex phenomena for experimental investigations at a lower cost and in less time, than trying changes in actual systems. Knowledge can be obtained more quickly, and for conditions not observable in real life. Models tell us about our ignorance and give better insights into the system. System models may be classified as shown in Figure 2.2. 2.4.1 Physical vs. Abstract Model To most people, the word “model” evokes images of clay cars in wind tunnels, cockpits disconnected from their airplanes to be used in pilot training, or miniature supertankers scurrying about in a swimming pool. These are examples of physical models (also called iconic models), and are not typical of the kinds of models that are of interest in operations research and system analysis. Physical models are most easily understood. They are usually physical replicas, often on a reduced scale. Dynamic physical models are used as in wind tunnels to show the aerodynamic characteristics of proposed aircraft designs. Occasionally, however, it has been found useful to build physical models to study engineering or management systems; examples include tabletop scale models of material-handling systems, and in at least one case a full-scale physical model of a fast food restaurant inside a warehouse, complete with full-scale, and, presumably hungry humans. But the vast majority of models built for such purposes are abstracted,

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Prototype (reduced scale)

Static models

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Mathematical model

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T-domain model

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Abstract model

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Discrete

English paragraph

S-domain model

Partial differential equations (PDE)

Fuzzy logic based model

ANN model

Logical models

Crisp logic based model

Deterministic model

Stochastic model

Nonlinear model

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representing a system in terms of logical or quantitative relationships that are then manipulated and changed to see how the model reacts, and thus, how the system would react— if the abstract model is a valid one. An abstract model is one in which symbols, rather than physical devices, constitute the model. The abstract model is more common but less recognized. The symbolism used can be a written language or a thought process. 2.4.2 Mathematical vs. Descriptive Model A mathematical model is a special subdivision of abstract models. The mathematical model is written in the language of mathematical symbols. Perhaps the simplest example of an abstracted mathematical model is the familiar relation Distance = Acceleration × Time d = a*t

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2.4.3 Static vs. Dynamic Model Static models are quite common for architectural works to visualize the floor plane. A static simulation model is a representation of a system at a particular time, or one that may be used to represent a system in which time simply plays no role. On the other hand, a dynamic simulation model represents a system as it evolves over time, such as a conveyor system in a factory. A dynamic model deals with time-varying interactions. 2.4.4 Steady State vs. Transient Model A steady state pattern is one that is representative with time and in which the behavior in one time period is of the same nature as any other period. Transient behavior describes those changes where the system response changes with time. A system that exhibits growth would show transient behavior, as it is a “one-time” phenomena, and cannot be repeated. 2.4.5 Open vs. Feedback Model The distinction is not as clear as the word suggests. Different degrees of openness can exist. The closed model is one that internally generates the values of variables through time by the interaction of variables one on another. The closed model can exhibit interesting and informative behavior without receiving an input variable from an external source. Information feed back systems are essentially closed systems. 2.4.6 Deterministic vs. Stochastic Models If a simulation model does not contain any probabilistic (i.e., random) components, it is called deterministic; a complicated (and analytically intractable) system of differential equations describing a chemical reaction might be such a model. In deterministic models, the output is “determined” once the set of input quantities and relationships in the model have been specified; even though it might take a lot of computer time to evaluate what it is. Many systems, however, must be modeled as having at least some random input components; and these give rise to stochastic simulation models. Most queuing and inventory systems are modeled stochastically. Stochastic simulation models produce an output that is by itself random, and must therefore be treated as only an estimate of the true characteristics of the model. This is one of the main disadvantages of simulation. 2.4.7 Continuous vs. Discrete Models Loosely speaking, we define discrete and continuous simulation models analogously to the way discrete and continuous systems were defined. It should be mentioned that a discrete model is not always used to model a discrete system and vice versa. The decision whether to use a discrete or a continuous model for a particular system depends on the specific objectives of the study. For example, a model of traffic flow on a freeway would be discrete if the characteristics and movement of individual cars are important. Alternatively, if the cars can be treated “in the aggregate,” the flow of traffic can be described by differential equations in a continuous model. The continuous and discrete functions are shown in Figure 2.3.

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Y(t)

(A) (B) Time FIGURE 2.3 (A) Continuous and (B) discrete functions.

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2.6 Modeling Modeling is the art/process of developing a system model. The purpose of modeling a system is to expose its internal working and to present it in a form useful to science and engineering studies. In other words, modeling means the process of organizing knowledge about a given system. Various inputs required for model development are shown in Figure 2.4a, and the methodology of modeling a system is shown in Figure 2.4b. For the same system we may develop different models depending upon the purpose and an analyst’s viewpoint. Consider an aircraft shown in Figure 2.5, which could be modeled as 1. A particle 2. A system of rigid bodies 3. A system of deformable bodies and the choice depends on the viewpoint of analysts as follows: 1. If the analyst is interested in the trajectory of flight to find the fuel consumption, then the particle model of aircraft is good, simple, and sufficient.

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Simulation

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Stability

Flutter analysis

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2. When the analyst is interested in flight stability, i.e., aircraft behavior for small disturbances, then the aircraft is considered as a rigid body system. 3. Finally, when performing flutter analysis, i.e., determining the so-called critical speed of flutter, the deformable body system is a good model. The very first step in modeling is to identify a system (i.e., collection of components) and interaction among components. System boundary affects the system model. Assumptions made during modeling also affect the system model. More assumptions increase the simplicity of the model by reducing complexity but at the same time these also reduce the accuracy of the system model. So there is a trade off between the simplicity, accuracy and computation time. Accuracy tells about the faithfulness of the model. The degree of faithfulness implies that up to what extent the system is accurate.

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2.6.1 Fundamental Axiom (Modeling Hypothesis) Mathematical model of a component characterizes it’s behavior as an independent entity of a system, and how it is interconnected with the other components to form a system. It implies that the various components can be removed either literally or conceptually from the remaining components and can be studied in isolation to establish a model of their characteristics. This is a tool of science which makes the system theory universal. Analysts can go as far as they wish in breaking down the system in search of building blocks that are sufficiently simple to model and which identify a structure upon which alteration can be made. 2.6.2 Component Postulate (First Postulate) The pertinent performance (behavior) characteristics of each n terminal component in an identified system structure can be specified completely by a set of (n − 1) equations in (n − 1) pairs of oriented complementary variables (i.e., across variables xi(t) and through variables yi(t)) identified by n arbitrarily chosen terminal graph as shown in Figure 2.6. The variables xi and yi may be vectors if necessary. The complementary pair of variables for different systems are shown in Table 2.1.

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Conceptual Systems

Esoteric Systems

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Spiritual System

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2.6.3 Model Evaluation An important part of the modeling process is the evaluation of an acquired model. How do we know if a mathematical model describes the system well? This is not an easy question to answer. Usually the engineer has a set of measurements from the system which is used while creating the model. If the model was built well, the model will adequately show the relations between system variables for the measurements at hand. The question then becomes: How do we know that the measured data is a representative set of possible values? Does the model describe the properties of the system between the measured data well (interpolation)? Does the model describe events outside the measured data well (extrapolation)? A common approach is to split the measured data into two parts; training data and verification data. The training data is used to train the model, that is, to estimate the model parameters. The verification data is used to evaluate model performance. Assuming that the training data and verification data are not the same, we can assume that if the model describes the verification data well, then the model will describe the real system well. However, this still leaves the extrapolation question open. How well does this model describe events outside the measured data? Consider again Newtonian classical mechanics model. Newton made his measurements without advanced equipment, so he could not measure properties of particles traveling at speeds close to the speed of light. Likewise, he did not measure the movements of molecules and other small particles, but macroparticles only. It is then not surprising that his model does not extrapolate well into these domains, even though his model is quite sufficient for ordinary-life physics. 2.6.4 Generic Description of Two-Terminal Components The mathematical model of the components identified in a system structure serves as a building block in the analysis and design of physical systems. These mathematical models must be established from empirical tests on the components or calculated from constructional features of the components such as their geometric dimensions and material composition. In passive element the direction change does not cause changes in the direction terminal equation, but in active elements terminal equations are changed with direction. The fundamental two-terminal components may be classified as A-type elements: dissipater or algebraic components B-type elements: delay type components C-type elements: accumulator or capacitive type components D-type elements: drivers or sources as shown in Table 2.2 2.6.4.1 Dissipater Type Components These are the components in which power loss takes place and the terminal equation may be written in algebraic form explicitly with across variables on one side and through variables on another side of the equation. The terminal equation for A-type components may be written in impedance form as Across variable = Impedance * Through variable x(t) = ay(t )

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TABLE 2.2 Two-Terminal Components for Different Systems Components Systems

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Dissipater Type x(t) = ay(t)

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Liquid tank

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∫ y(t)

t0

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Similar to the delay type components the energy or average power over infi nite time is zero for accumulator type components. Therefore, these components are also called nondissipative type elements. 2.6.4.4 Sources or Drivers The drivers or sources are those, whose across variable or through variable is specified, and the different operating conditions have no effect on these variables. The terminal equations for the drivers may be written as x(t) = specified for across drivers y(t) = specified for through drivers Ideal across driver: The magnitude is perfectly specified and it will not change whatever be the value of the through variable. Ideal through driver: The magnitude of the through variable is perfectly specified and it will not change whatever be the value of the across variable—but, practically it is not possible to manufacture any source whose value will be unaffected by the operating conditions. The ideal sources are only used for theoretical applications.

2.7 Mathematical Modeling of Physical Systems The task of mathematical modeling is an important step in the analysis and design of physical systems. In this chapter, we will develop mathematical models for the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and thermal systems. The mathematical models of systems are obtained by applying the fundamental physical laws governing the nature of the components making these systems. For example, Newton’s laws are used in the mathematical modeling of mechanical systems. Similarly, Kirchhoff’s laws are used in the modeling and analysis of electrical systems. Our mathematical treatment will be limited to linear, time-invariant ordinary differential equations whose coefficients do not change in time. In real life many systems are nonlinear, but they can be linearized around certain operating ranges about their equilibrium conditions. Real systems are usually quite complex and exact analysis is often impossible. We shall make approximations and reduce the system components to idealized versions whose behaviors are similar to the real components. In this chapter we shall look only at the passive components. These components are of two types: those storing energy, e.g., the accumulator type or delay type system components, and those dissipating energy, e.g., the dissipater type components. The mathematical model of a system is one which comprises of one or more differential equations describing the dynamic behavior of the system. The Laplace transformation is applied to the mathematical model and then the model is converted into an algebraic equation. The properties and behavior of the system can then be represented as a block diagram, with the transfer function of each component describing the relationship between its input and output behavior as shown in Figure 2.6a. We can use state-space model for all types of systems that consist of state variables. State State refers to the past, present, and future condition of the system from a mathematical cell. State could be defined as a set of state variables and state equations to model the dynamic system. All the state equations are first-order differential equations.

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State variables It is defined as the minimal set of variables [x1(t), x2(t), …, xn(t)] such that the knowledge of these variables at any time t = 0 and information on the input excitation subsequently applied are sufficient to determine the state of the system at time t > t0. One is likely to confuse state variables with output variables. Output variables can be measured but state variables do not always satisfies this condition. The variable U(t) is controllable at all time instants t > t0. The input U(t) is taken from the input space. The output variable Z(t) is observable at all time instants t > t0, but there is no direct control on the output variables. Z(t) is taken from the universe of output Z. State equation X (t) = AX(t) + BU (t)

(2.7)

Z(t) = CX(t) + DU (t)

(2.8)

Output equation

Example 2.1 Consider a tank of volume V which is full of a solution of a material A at concentration C. A solution of the same material at concentration C0 is flowing into the tank at flow rate F0 and a solution is flowing out the top of the tank at flow rate F1 as shown in Figure 2.7. Determine the dynamic response to a step change in the inlet concentration C0.

SOLUTION The following assumptions are to be considered and some data gathered for modeling the above mentioned hydraulic system. 1. Assumptions: Well mixed solution Density of solution is constant Level is constant in the tank

C0, F0

F1

V, C

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2. Data: F0 = 0.085 m3/min, V = 2.1 m3 Cinit = 0.925 kg/m3 t < = 0 C0 = 1.85 kg/m3 t > 0 The system is initially at steady state i.e., C (t ) = C0 (t ) = Cinit

for t < = 0

To formulate the model the following fundamental principles are used: • Conservation laws • Component terminal equation Conservation laws are the laws for conservation of material, energy, momentum, and electrons, which have the general form Rate of accumulation = (rate)in − (rate)out Component terminal equations relate quantities of different kinds, e.g., Hooke’s law for a spring: F = kx relates the spring force F to the spring’s displacement x, where k is the spring constant. Similarly, Ohm’s law for a resistor V = Ri, where V is the voltage drop, i is the current, and R is the resistance. Note these are only approximate relations. For a real spring or resistor the relation holds well for a certain range only; outside this range the relation is nonlinear. Important variables/constants Input variables: C0, F0 State Variables: C, F1 Constants: V, ρ Initial value Cint Rate equation for the flow of fluid is Rate of change of mass = flow rate in − flow rate out d (ρV ) = ρF0 − ρF1 dt dV =0 dt

since ρ is constant.

ρF0 − ρF1 = 0 F0 = F1 = F d (CV ) = C0F0 − CF1 dt

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V

d C = F(C0 − C ) dt

dC F F = C0 − C dt V V

(2.9)

The general solution of the nonhomogeneous equation (Equation 2.9) is C (t ) = C 0 + ke

−

F t V

Initially at t = 0 C (0) = C 0 + k = Cinit → k = Cinit − C 0 Therefore, C(t ) = C 0 + (Cinit − C 0 )e

−

F t V

when t ≥ 0

MATLAB® program % Computer program for simulating hydraulic system % Initialization clear all; F=0.085; % cubic m/min V=2.1; % cubic m C0=1.85; % kg/cubic m C=0.925; % kg/cubic m t=0; dt=0.01; for n=1:10000 X1(n,:)=[C t]; dC=F*(C0−C)/V; C=C+dt*dC; t=t+dt; end plot(X1(:,2),X1(:,1) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘C’)

The system response will be as shown in Figure 2.8.

2.7.1 Modeling of Mechanical Systems Models of mechanical systems are important in control engineering because a mechanical system may be a vehicle, a robotic arm, a missile, or any other system which incorporates a mechanical component. Mechanical systems can be divided into two categories: translational systems and rotational systems. Some systems may be either purely translational or purely rotational, whereas others may be hybrid, incorporating both translational and rotational components.

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2.7.1.1 Translational Mechanical Systems The basic building blocks of translational mechanical systems are mass, spring, and dashpot (Figure 2.9). The input to a translational mechanical system may be a force F and the output the displacement y. Springs Springs store energy as shown in Figure 2.9, and are used in most mechanical systems as delay element. As shown in Figure 2.10 some springs are hard, some are soft, and some are linear. A hard or a soft spring can be linearized for small deviations from its equilibrium condition. In the analysis in this section, a spring is assumed to be massless, or of negligible mass, i.e., the forces at both ends of the spring are assumed to be equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. The springs in different states such as compression, tension, and torsion are shown in Figure 2.9a. For a linear spring, the extension y is proportional to the applied force F as given in equation F = ky

Compression

Tension

Torsion

FIGURE 2.9 Springs under different types of forces.

(2.10)

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F

F

F

y 0

0

(a)

y

y 0

(b)

(c)

FIGURE 2.10 (a) Hard spring, (b) Soft spring, (c) Linear spring.

where k is known as the stiffness constant. The spring when stretched stores energy E, given by E=

1 2 ky 2

(2.11)

This energy is released when the spring contracts back to its original length. In some applications springs can be in parallel or in series. When n springs are in parallel, then the equivalent stiffness constant keq is equal to the sum of all the individual spring stiffness ki: keq = k1 + k 2 + ... + k n

(2.12)

Similarly, when n springs are in series, then the reciprocal of the equivalent stiffness constant keq is equal to the sum of all the reciprocals of the individual spring stiffness ki: 1 1 1 1 = + + ... + keq k1 k 2 kn

(2.13)

Dashpot A dashpot element is a form of damping and can be considered to be represented by a piston moving in a viscous medium in a cylinder. As the piston moves the liquid passes through the edges of the piston, damping the movement of the piston. The force F which moves the piston is proportional to the velocity of the piston movement and is given by F=b

dy dt

(2.14)

A dashpot does not store energy. Mass When a force is applied to a mass, the relationship between the force F and the acceleration of the mass is given by Newton’s second law as F = ma. Since acceleration is the rate of change of velocity and the velocity is the rate of change of displacement, F=m

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The energy stored in a mass when it is moving is the kinetic energy which is dependent on the velocity of the mass and is given by E=

1 mv 2 2

(2.16)

This energy is released when the mass stops. Some examples of translational mechanical system models are given below. Example 2.2 Figure 2.11 shows a simple mechanical translational system with a mass, a spring, and a dashpot. A force F is applied to the system. Derive a mathematical model for the system.

SOLUTION As shown in Figure 2.11, the net force on the mass is the applied force minus the forces exerted by the spring and the dashpot. Applying Newton’s second law, we can write the system equation as dy d2y =m 2 dt dt

(2.17)

d2y dy +b + ky dt 2 dt

(2.18)

F − ky − b or F=m

Taking the Laplace transform of Equation 2.18, the transfer function of the system may be written as F( s) = ms2Y ( s) + bsY ( s) + kY ( s) or Y ( s) 1 = 2 F( s) ms + bs + k

(2.19)

The transfer function in Equation 2.19 is represented by the block diagram shown in Figure 2.12. The step response of this mechanical system may be determined by simulating the following MATLAB codes and the response obtained is shown in Figure 2.13.

k

m

F

c y

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1

F(s)

Y(s)

ms2 + bs + k

FIGURE 2.12 Block diagram of a simple mechanical system.

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Amplitude

12 10 8 6 4 2 0

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60 Time (s)

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MATLAB codes % Simulation program for given mechanical system shown in Figure 2.11 % Force is increased in unit step m=1.0; % kg c=0.1; % k=0.1; % Num = [1]; Den=[m c k]; Step (Num, Den)

Example 2.3 Determine the state model for the mechanical system shown in Figure 2.14. The state variable vector for the given mechanical system may be displacements and velocities o

o

[ X1 X 2 X3 X 4 ] = [ x1 x1 x2 x2 ]

(2.20)

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D2

M2 K1

D1

x1

M1

x2 FIGURE 2.14 Mechanical system.

f (t)

The force equation for mass M1 and M2 may be written as dx1 k D D k = 1 x2 + 1 x 2 − 1 x1 − 1 ( x1 − x2 ) dt M1 M1 M1 M1

(2.21)

d2 x2 dx d( x − x ) + D2 2 = k1( x1 − x2 ) + D1 1 2 dt 2 dt dt

k 2 x 2 + M2

(2.22)

k D D k dx 2 = − 2 x2 + 2 x 2 + 1 ( x1 − x 2 ) + 1 ( x1 − x2 ) M2 M2 M2 M2 dt

The state-space model for the mechanical system may be obtained after combining the above equation as ⎡ 0 ⎡ X1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎢ ⎥ − k1 M d ⎢ X 2 ⎥ ⎢⎢ 1 = dt ⎢ X 3 ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎣ X 4 ⎦ ⎢ k1 ⎣ M2

1 − D1

0 M1

0 D1

M2

k1

M1 0 − (k1 + k2 )

⎤ ⎥ ⎡ X1 ⎤ D1 ⎥ ⎢ X2 ⎥ M1 ⎥⎢ ⎥ + 1 ⎥ ⎢ X3 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ + ( D D ) 1 2 ⎣X4 ⎦ − M1⎥⎦ 0

M2

⎡ 0 ⎤ ⎢1 ⎥ ⎢ M1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ f (t ) ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ 0 ⎦

The simulation results of the state model mentioned above are shown in Figure 2.15. MATLAB codes % Simulation program for clear all t=0; % dt=0.01; % tsim=10.0; % n=round( (tsim−t)/dt); % %system parameters k1=5; k2=7; m1=2; m2=3;

state space model Initial time step size Simulation time number of iterations

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Response of state variable X2

Response of state variable X1 1

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X4

X3

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d1=40; d2=30; A=[0 1 0 0; −k1/m1 −d1/m1 k1/m1 d1/m1; 0 0 0 1; k1/m2 d1/m2 −(k1+k2)/m2− (d1+d2)/m2]; B=[0; 1/m1; 0; 0]; % C=[0 1]; % D=[0 0]; X=[0 0 0 0]'; u=5; for i=1:n; dx=A*X+B*u; X=X+dx*dt; X1(i,:)=[t,X’]; t=t+dt; end subplot(2,2,1) plot(X1(:,1),X1(:,2),‘b.’) axis([0 10 0 2]) xlabel(‘time’) ylabel(‘X1’) title(‘Response of state variable X1’) subplot(2,2,2) plot(X1(:,1),X1(:,3),‘r.’) axis([0 10 0 1]) xlabel(‘time’) ylabel(‘X2’) title(‘Response of state variable X2’)

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subplot(2,2,3) plot(X1(:,1),X1(:,4),‘c.’) axis([0 10 0 2]) xlabel(‘time’) ylabel(‘X3’) title(‘Response of state variable X3’) subplot(2,2,4) plot(X1(:,1),X1(:,5),‘g.’) axis([0 10 0 1]) xlabel(‘time’) ylabel(‘X4’) title(‘Response of state variable X4’)

Example 2.4 Figure 2.16 shows a mechanical system with two masses and two springs. Obtain the mathematical model of the system.

SOLUTION The free body diagrams for mass M1 and M2 are shown in Figures 2.17 and 2.18. Applying Newton’s second law to get the force Equation 2.24 for the mass m1, d2y ⎛ dy dy ⎞ −K 2(y1 − y 2 ) − B ⎜ 1 − 2 ⎟ − k1y1 = m1 21 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

(2.24)

Similarly, the force equation for the mass m2 may be written as dy ⎞ d2y ⎛ dy F − K 2(y1 − y 2 ) − B ⎜ 2 − 1 ⎟ = m2 22 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt k2 k1 m1

m2 c

y1

y2

fk1(t)

F FIGURE 2.16 Example mechanical system.

fk (t) 2

Mass M1 fM1(t)

fB(t)

FIGURE 2.17 Free body diagram for mass M1.

fm2(t) fk (t) 2

fB(t)

Mass M2

f (t) FIGURE 2.18 Free body diagram for mass M 2.

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These equations can be rewritten as Equations 2.26 and 2.27. oo

o

o

m1 y1 + B(y1 − y 2 ) + (k2 + k1)y1 − k2y 2 = 0 oo

o

o

m2 y 2 + B(y 2 − y1) + k2y 2 − k2y1 = F

(2.26) (2.27)

Equations 2.26 and 2.27 can be written in matrix form as ⎡m1 ⎢0 ⎣

⎡ oo ⎤ 0 ⎤ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎡ B + m2 ⎥⎦ ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢⎣ −B y ⎣⎢ 2 ⎦⎥

⎡o ⎤ −B⎤ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎡k1 + k2 + B ⎥⎦ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢⎣ −k2 y ⎣⎢ 2 ⎦⎥

−k2 ⎤ ⎡ y1 ⎤ ⎡0⎤ = k2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣y 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣F ⎥⎦

(2.28)

− k2 ⎤ m1 ⎥ ⎡ y1 ⎤ ⎥ k2 ⎥ ⎢⎣y 2 ⎥⎦ m2 ⎥⎦

(2.29)

The state-space model may be obtained from Equation 2.28 as ⎡ B ⎡ oo ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎤ ⎢ ⎢ y1 ⎥ = ⎢ F ⎥ − ⎢ m1 ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ −B ⎢⎣y 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ m2 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎣ m2

−B ⎤ ⎡ k1 + k2 ⎡o ⎤ m1 ⎥ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎢ m1 ⎥ −⎢ B ⎥ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢ − k2 y ⎢ 2⎥ m2 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦ ⎢⎣ m2

The MATLAB script for simulating the above developed model is given below and the simulation results are shown in Figures 2.19 and 2.20. MATLAB codes % Simulation program for the state model given in Equation 2.29 % Initialization

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FIGURE 2.20 Velocities vs. time curves.

clear all; F=1; M1=1; %kg M2=1.5; %kg B=0.1; % K1=0.2; K2=0.15; Coef_1=[B/M1 −B/M1 −B/M2 B/M2]; Coef_2=[(K1+K2)/M1 −K1/M1 −K2/M2 K2/M2]; Y=[0.1; 0.1]; dY=[0; 0]; dt=0.1; % step size t=0; % Initial time tsim=200; % Simulation time n=round(tsim−t)/dt; for i=1:n X1(i,:)=[Y' dY' t]; ddY=[0;F/M2] − Coef_1*dY − Coef_2*Y; dY=dY+dt*ddY; Y=Y+dt*dY; t=t+dt end plot(X1(:,5),X1(:,1:2) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Displacements’) figure(2) plot(X1(:,5),X1(:,3:4) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Velocities’)

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Example 2.5: Modeling of Train System In this example, we will consider a toy train consisting of an engine and a car as shown in Figure 2.21. Assuming that the train travels only in one direction, we want to apply control to the train so that it has a smooth start-up and stop, and a constant-speed ride. The mass of the engine and the car will be represented by M1 and M2, respectively. The two are held together by a spring, which has the stiffness coefficient of k. F represents the force applied by the engine, and the Greek letter μ represents the coefficient of rolling friction. Free body diagram and Newton’s law Where B1 = μM1g and B2 = μM2 g From Newton’s law, we know that the sum of the forces acting on a mass equals mass times its acceleration as shown in Figure 2.22. In this case, the forces acting on M1 are the spring, the friction, and the force applied by the engine. The forces acting on M2 are the spring and the friction. In the vertical direction, the gravitational force is canceled by the normal force applied by the ground, so that there will be no acceleration in the vertical direction. The equations of motion in the horizontal direction are the following:

FIGURE 2.21 Train system.

X2

X1 k

M1

F

M2

B1 x1 F

x2 M1

B1 FIGURE 2.22 Free body diagram.

B2

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oo

o

M1 X 1 = F − k( X1 − X 2 ) − μgM1 X 1 oo

o

M2 X 2 = k( X1 − X 2 ) − μgM2 X 2 State-variable and output equations This set of system equations can now be manipulated into state-variable form. Knowing state variables are X1 and X 2 and the input is F, state-variable equations will look like the following: d X1 = V1 dt d k 1 −k V1 = X1 − μgV1 + X2 + F dt M1 M1 M1 d X 2 = V2 dt d k k V2 = X1 − μgV2 − X2 dt M2 M1 Let the output of the system be the velocity of the engine. Then the output equation will become y = V1 1. Transfer function To find the transfer function of the system, first, we take the Laplace transforms of the above state-variable and output equations. sX1( s) = V1( s) sV1( s) =

k 1 −k X1( s) − μgV1( s) + X 2( s) + F( s) M1 M1 M1

sX 2( s) = V2( s) sV2( s) =

k k X1( s) − μgV2( s) − X 2( s) M2 M1

Y ( s) = V1( s) Using these equations, we derive the transfer function Y(s)/F(s) in terms of constants. When finding the transfer function, zero initial conditions must be assumed. The transfer function should look like the one shown below. Y ( s) M2S 2 + M2μgs + 1 = 3 2 F( s) M1M2S + 2M1M2μgs + (M1k + M1M2(μg )2 + M2k )s + (M1 + M2 )k μg

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2. State space Another method to solve the problem is to use the state-space form. Four matrices A, B, C, and D characterize the system behavior, and will be used to solve the problem. The statespace form manipulated from the state-variable and output equations is shown below. ⎡ 0 ⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎢ −k ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ d ⎢ v1 ⎥ ⎢ M1 = dt ⎢ x2 ⎥ ⎢⎢ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎣⎢v 2 ⎦⎥ ⎢ k ⎢ ⎣ M2

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1

0 −k M1 0

−μg 0

−k M2

0

1

0

0 ⎤ ⎥ ⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎤ 0 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢⎢ 1 ⎥⎥ ⎥ ⎢ v1 ⎥ + ⎢ M1 ⎥ F(t ) 1 ⎥⎥ ⎢ x2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎥ v −μg ⎥ ⎣⎢ 2 ⎦⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎦

⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎢v ⎥ 1 0] ⎢ ⎥ + [0]F(t ) ⎢ x2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣⎢v 2 ⎦⎥

The above state model simulated in MATLAB is given below and the results are shown in Figure 2.23. % Matlab Codes clear all clc k=35; m1=1800; m2=1000; u=0.05; g=9.81; F=100; A=[0 1 0 0; −k/m1 −u*g −k/m1 0; 0 0 0 1; k/m2 0 −k/m2 −u*g]; B=[0 1/m1 0 0]'; X=[0 0 0 0]'; t=0; tsim=3;

0.16 0.14

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dt=0.02; n=round( (tsim−t)/dt); for i=1:n X1(i,:)=[t X']; dvdx=A*X+B*F; X=X+dt*dvdx ; t=t+dt; end plot(X1(:,1),X1(:,2:5) ) xlabel(‘x(m)’);ylabel(‘state variables’)

Example 2.6 Consider a mechanical coupler normally used for coupling of two railway coaches as shown in Figure 2.24. The equivalent system of railway coupling is shown in Figure 2.25, which consists of two masses, a spring, a dashpot, and forces applied to each mass. Derive an expression for the mathematical model of the system.

SOLUTION Draw the free body diagram for mass m1 as shown in Figure 2.26. Applying Newton’s second law to the mass m1 write down the force F1 − fk (t ) − fb (t ) − fm (t ) = 0 d2y ⎛ dy dy ⎞ F1 − k(y1 − y 2 ) − b ⎜ 1 − 2 ⎟ = m1 21 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

FIGURE 2.24 A mechanical coupler.

k F1

m1

m2 c

y1

y2

F2 FIGURE 2.25 Equivalent diagram of mechanical coupler.

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fk(t) Mass m1

FF (t) 1

FIGURE 2.26 Free body diagram for mass m1.

fm1(t) fb(t)

fk(t) fm2(t) FIGURE 2.27 Free body diagram for mass m2.

Mass m2

F2(t)

fb(t)

and draw the free body diagram for m2 as shown in Figure 2.27, and its equation to the mass m2, F1 − fk (t ) − fb (t ) − fm (t ) = 0 dy ⎞ d2y ⎛ dy F2 − k(y1 − y 2 ) − b ⎜ 2 − 1 ⎟ = m2 22 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

(2.31)

we can then write Equations 2.30 and 2.31 as oo

o

o

m1 y1+ b(y1− y 2 ) + ky1 − ky 2 = F1 oo

o

(2.32)

o

m2 y 2 + b(y 2 − y1) + k2y 2 − k2y1 = F2

(2.33)

Equations 2.32 and 2.33 can be written in matrix form to get the state-space model for the given system:

⎡m1 ⎢0 ⎣

⎡ oo ⎤ 0 ⎤ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎡ b + ⎥ m2 ⎦ ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢⎣ −b ⎣⎢y 2 ⎦⎥

⎡o ⎤ −b⎤ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎡ k + ⎥ b ⎦ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢⎣ −k ⎣⎢y 2 ⎦⎥

−k ⎤ ⎡ y1 ⎤ ⎡ F1 ⎤ = k ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣y 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣F2 ⎥⎦

or ⎡ F1 ⎤ ⎡ b ⎡ yoo1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ ⎥ = ⎢ m1 ⎥ − ⎢ m1 ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ F2 ⎥ ⎢ −b ⎣⎢y 2 ⎦⎥ ⎢ m ⎥ ⎢ m ⎣ 2⎦ ⎣ 2

−b ⎤ o ⎡ k ⎡ ⎤ m1 ⎥ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎢ m1 ⎥ −⎢ b ⎥ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢ −k y ⎢ 2⎥ m2 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦ ⎢⎣ m2

−k ⎤ m1 ⎥ ⎡ y1 ⎤ ⎥ k ⎥ ⎢⎣y 2 ⎥⎦ m2 ⎥⎦

(2.34)

The MATLAB script for simulating the above system is given below and the results are shown in Figure 2.28.

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1.5

5 4 3

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Velocities

1

0.5

0

2 1 0 –1 –2

–0.5

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(a)

80

100 120 140 160 180 200

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–4 0

(b)

20

40

60

80

100

120 140 160 180

200

Time (s)

FIGURE 2.28 Simulation results of mechanical coupling. (a) Velocity variation with time. (b) Displacement variation with time.

MATLAB codes % Simulation program for the state model given in Equation 2.34 % Initialization clear all; F1=1; F2=−1; M1=1; %kg M2=1.5; %kg B=0.1; % K=0.2; Coef_1=[B/M1 −B/M1 −B/M2 B/M2]; Coef_2=[K/M1 −K/M1 −K/M2 K/M2]; Y=[0.1; 0.1]; dY=[0; 0]; dt=0.1; % step size t=0; % Initial time tsim=200; % Simulation time n=round(tsim−t)/dt; for i=1:n X1(i,:)=[Y' dY' t]; ddY=[F1/M1;F2/M2] − Coef_1*dY − Coef_2*Y; dY=dY+dt*ddY; Y=Y+dt*dY; t=t+dt end figure(1) plot(X1(:,5),X1(:,1:2)) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Displacements’) figure(2) plot(X1(:,5),X1(:,3:4)) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Velocities’)

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Example 2.7 Figure 2.29 shows a mechanical system with three masses, two springs, and a dashpot. A force is applied to mass m3 and a displacement is applied to spring k1. Drive an expression for the mathematical model of the system.

SOLUTION Applying Newton’s second law to the mass m1, k1(y − y1) − k2(y1 − y 2 ) = m1

d2y1 dt 2

(2.35)

to the mass m2, dy ⎞ d2y ⎛ dy −b ⎜ 2 − 3 ⎟ − k2(y 2 − y1) − k3(y 2 − y3 ) = m2 22 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

(2.36)

dy ⎞ d2y ⎛ dy F − b ⎜ 3 − 2 ⎟ − k3(y3 − y 2 ) = m3 23 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

(2.37)

and to the mass m3,

we can write Equations 2.35 through 2.37 as oo

m1 y1+ (k1 + k2 )y1 − k2y 2 = k1y oo

o

(2.38)

o

m2 y 2 + b y 2 − by3 − k2y1 + (k2 + k3 )y 2 − k3y3 = 0 oo

o

(2.39)

o

m3 y3 + b y3 − b y 2 + k3y3 − k3y 2 = F

(2.40)

The above equations can be written in matrix form as

⎡m1 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎣⎢ 0

0 m2 0

⎡ oo ⎤ y 0 ⎤ ⎢ 1⎥ ⎥ ⎢ oo ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢y 2 ⎥ + m3 ⎦⎥ ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ y3 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

⎡0 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎣⎢0

⎡o ⎤ y 0 ⎤ ⎢ 1⎥ ⎥⎢ o ⎥ −b⎥ ⎢y 2 ⎥ + b ⎦⎥ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢ y3 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

0 b −b

⎡k1 + k2 ⎢ ⎢ − k2 ⎣⎢ 0

− k2 k2 + k3 −k3

0 ⎤ ⎡ y1 ⎤ ⎡k1y ⎤ ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ −k3 ⎥ ⎢y 2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎥ k3 ⎦⎥ ⎢⎣ y3 ⎦⎥ ⎣⎢ F ⎦⎥

k3 k1

y Displacement input FIGURE 2.29 Example mechanical system.

k2 m1

m2

y1

y2

m3 b

y3

F

(2.41)

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Displacements

8 6 4 2 0 –2 0

20

40

60

80

100 120 Time (s)

140

160

180

200

FIGURE 2.30 The simulation results of MATLAB program.

or ⎡ ⎡ oo ⎤ ⎡ k1y ⎤ ⎢ 0 y 1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ m ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ 1 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ y 2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎥ − ⎢0 ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ F ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ y3 ⎥ ⎢ ⎣ ⎦ ⎢⎣ m3 ⎥⎦ ⎢0 ⎣

0 b m2 −b m3

⎤ ⎡ (k1 + k2 ) ⎡o ⎤ 0 ⎥ ⎢ y1 ⎥ ⎢ m1 ⎥ ⎢ − b ⎥ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢ − k2 − y ⎢ 2⎥ m2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ m2 ⎥ o ⎢ b ⎥ ⎢ y3 ⎥ ⎢ ⎣ ⎦ ⎢ 0 m3 ⎥⎦ ⎣

− k2 m1 (k2 + k3 ) m2 −k3 m3

⎤ 0 ⎥ ⎥ ⎡ y1 ⎤ k ⎥⎢ ⎥ − 3 ⎥ ⎢y 2 ⎥ m2 ⎥ ⎢y ⎥ k3 ⎥ ⎣ 3 ⎦ m3 ⎥⎦

(2.42)

The MATLAB codes for simulating the above mentioned mechanical system are given below and the simulation results are shown in Figure 2.30. MATLAB codes clear all; F=0.25; y=−0.5; M1=0.5; %kg M2=1.0; %kg M3=0.5; B=0.5; % K1=0.1; K2=0.15; K3=0.05; Coef_1=[0 0 0; 0 B/M2 −B/M2 0 −B/M3 B/M3]; Coef_2=[(K1+K2)/M1 −K2/M1 0 −K2/M2 (K2+K3)/M2 −K3/M2 0 −K3/M3 K3/M3];

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Y=[0.1; 0.1; 0.05]; dY=[0; 0;0]; dt=0.1; % step size t=0; % Initial time tsim=200; % Simulation time n=round(tsim−t)/dt; for i=1:n X1(i,:)=[Y' dY' t]; ddY=[K1*y/M1;0 ;F/M3] − Coef_1*dY − Coef_2*Y; dY=dY+dt*ddY; Y=Y+dt*dY; t=t+dt end figure(1) plot(X1(:,7),X1(:,1:3) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Displacements’)

2.7.1.2 Rotational Mechanical Systems The basic building blocks of rotational mechanical systems are the moment of inertia, the torsion spring (or rotational spring), and the rotary damper (Figure 2.31). The input to a rotational mechanical system may be the torque T and the output the rotational displacement, or angle. Torsional spring A rotational spring is similar to a translational spring, but here the spring is twisted. The relationship between the applied torque T and the angle θ rotated by the spring is given by T = k ⋅θ

(2.43)

where θ is known as the rotational stiffness constant. In our modeling we are assuming that the mass of the spring is negligible and the spring is linear. The energy stored in a torsional spring when twisted by an angle θ is given by E=

1 2 kθ 2

(2.44)

A rotary damper element creates damping as it rotates. For example, when a disk rotates in a fluid we get a rotary damping effect. The relationship between the applied torque T and the angular velocity of the rotary damper is given by

T

θ Torsional spring FIGURE 2.31 Rotational mechanical system components.

T

T

b Rotational dashpot

I Moment of inertia

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T = bω = b

dθ dt

(2.45)

In our modeling the mass of the rotary damper will be neglected, or will be assumed to be negligible. A rotary damper does not store energy. Moment of inertia refers to a rotating body with a mass. When a torque is applied to a body with a moment of inertia we get an angular acceleration, and this acceleration rotates the body. The relationship between the applied torque T, angular acceleration a, and the moment of inertia I, is given by T = Ia = I

dω dt

(2.46)

or T=I

d 2θ dt 2

(2.47)

The energy stored in a mass rotating with an angular velocity can be written as E=

1 2 Iω 2

(2.48)

Some examples of rotational system models are given below. Example 2.8 A disk of moment of inertia I is rotated (refer Figure 2.32) with an applied torque of T. The disk is fixed at one end through an elastic shaft. Assuming that the shaft can be modeled with a rotational dashpot and a rotational spring, derive an equation for the mathematical model of this system.

SOLUTION The damper torque and the spring torque oppose the applied torque. If θ is the angular displacement from the equilibrium, we can write the torque balancing equation for the given system: T (t ) − Tb (t ) − Tk (t ) − TI (t ) = 0 dθ d2θ − kθ = I 2 dt dt

(2.49)

d2θ dθ +b + kθ = T dt 2 dt

(2.50)

T −b or I

T

k I b

θ

FIGURE 2.32 Rotational mechanical system.

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0.4

Angle

0.3 0.2 0.1 0

0

5

10

15

20

25

15

20

25

Time (s)

Angular velocity

2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0

0

5

10 Time (s)

FIGURE 2.33 Simulation results of Example 2.5.

Equation 2.50 may be written in the following form: οο

o

I θ + b θ+ k θ = T

(2.51)

or o

T − b θ− k θ θ= I

oo

This second-order differential equation may be decomposed into two first-order differential equations and may be written in state-space form as d dt

⎡ o ⎤ ⎡ −b ⎢θ ⎥ = ⎢ I ⎢⎣θ⎥⎦ ⎢ 1 ⎣⎢

−k ⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ ⎡ 1⎤ θ I ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ + ⎢I ⎥T ⎥ ⎢θ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎦⎥ ⎣ ⎦ ⎣⎢0⎦⎥

(2.52)

o

X = AX + BU This state model may be simulated using MATLAB codes given below and the results are given in Figure 2.33. MATLAB codes % Simulation program for the state model given in Equation 2.52 % Initialization clear all; T=0.25;

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I=0.5; b=0.5; k=0.1; A =[−b/I −k/I 1 0]; B=[1/I 0]; X =[0; 0.1;]; dt=0.1; % step size t=0; % Initial time tsim=200; % Simulation time n=round(tsim−t)/dt; for i=1:n X1(i,:)=[X' t]; dX=A*X+B*T; X=X+dt*dX; t=t+dt; end Subplot(2,1,1) % Divides the graphics window into sub windows plot(X1(:,3),X1(:,1) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Angle’) Subplot(2,1,2) % Divides the graphics window into sub windows plot(X1(:,3),X1(:,2) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.)’) ylabel(‘Angular velocity’)

Example 2.9 Figure 2.34 shows a rotational mechanical system with two moments of inertia and a torque applied to each one. Derive a mathematical model for the system.

SOLUTION For the system shown in Figure 2.34 we can write the following equations for disk 1, T1 − Tk (t ) − Tb (t ) − TI1(t ) = 0 d2θ ⎛ dθ dθ ⎞ T1 − k(θ1 − θ 2 ) − b ⎜ 1 − 2 ⎟ = I1 21 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

(2.53)

and for disk 2, T2 − Tk (t ) − Tb (t ) − TI 2(t ) = 0 dθ ⎞ d2θ ⎛ dθ T2 − k(θ 2 − θ1) − b ⎜ 2 − 1 ⎟ = I2 22 ⎝ dt dt ⎠ dt

T1

T2

k I1 θ1

I2 b

θ2

FIGURE 2.34 Rotational mechanical system.

(2.54)

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Equations 2.53 and 2.54 can be written as oo

o

o

I1 θ1+ b θ1− b θ 2 + k θ1 − k θ 2 = T1

(2.55)

and oo

o

o

I2 θ 2 − b θ1 + b θ 2 − k θ1 + k θ 2 = T2

(2.56)

Equations 2.55 and 2.56 may be written in the matrix form to get state-space model as in Equation 2.57. ⎡I1 ⎢0 ⎣

⎡ oo ⎤ 0 ⎤ ⎢ θ1 ⎥ ⎡ b + I2 ⎥⎦ ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢⎣ −b ⎢⎣θ 2 ⎥⎦

⎡o⎤ −b⎤ ⎢ θ1 ⎥ ⎡ k + b ⎥⎦ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢⎣ −k ⎢⎣θ 2 ⎥⎦

−k ⎤ ⎡ θ1 ⎤ ⎡ T1 ⎤ = k ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣θ 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣T2 ⎥⎦

or ⎡ T1 ⎤ ⎡ b ⎡ oo ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ θ ⎢ 1 ⎥ = ⎢ I1 ⎥ − ⎢ I1 ⎢ oo ⎥ ⎢ T2 ⎥ ⎢ −b ⎢⎣θ 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎣ I2 ⎦ ⎣ I2

−b ⎤ o ⎡ k ⎡ ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ θ I1 ⎢ 1 ⎥ I1 ⎥ −⎢ b ⎥ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢ −k ⎢θ 2 ⎥ I2 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦ ⎢⎣ I2

−k ⎤ I1 ⎥ ⎡ θ1 ⎤ ⎥ k ⎥ ⎢⎣θ 2 ⎥⎦ I2 ⎥⎦

(2.57)

2.7.1.2.1 Rotational Mechanical Systems with Gear Train Gear-train systems are very important in many mechanical engineering systems. Figure 2.35 shows a simple gear train, consisting of two gears, each connected to two masses with moments of inertia I1 and I2. Suppose that gear 1 has n1 teeth and radius r1, and that gear 2 has n2 teeth and radius r2. Assume that the gears have no backlash, they are rigid bodies, and the moment of inertia of the gears is negligible. The rotational displacement of the two gears depends on their radii and is given by r1θ1 = r2θ2

(2.58)

T1 T

n1 , r 1

I1 θ1

I2

n2, r2 FIGURE 2.35 A two-gear train system.

T2 Gear train

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or θ2 =

r1 θ1 r2

(2.59)

where θ1 and θ2 are the rotational displacements of gear 1 and gear 2, respectively. The ratio of the teeth numbers is equal to the ratio of the radii and is given by r1 n1 = =n r2 n2

(2.60)

where n is the gear teeth ratio. Let a torque T be applied to the system, then torque equation may be written as I1

d 2θ1 = T − T1 dt 2

(2.61)

d 2θ2 = T2 dt 2

(2.62)

and I2

Equating the power transmitted by the gear train, T1

dθ1 dθ = T2 2 dt dt

or T1 dθ1 /dt = =n T2 dθ 2 /dt

(2.63)

Substituting Equation 2.63 into Equation 2.61, we obtain d 2θ1 = T − nT2 dt 2

(2.64)

⎛ d 2θ 2 ⎞ d 2θ1 = T − n ⎜ I2 2 2 ⎟ dt ⎝ dt ⎠

(2.65)

I1 or I1

then, since θ2 = nθ1 , we obtain (I1 + n2I 2 )

d 2θ1 =T dt 2

(2.66)

It is clear from Equation 2.66 that the moment of inertia of the load I2 is reflected to the other side of the gear train as n2 I2.

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Example 2.10 Figure 2.36 shows a rotational mechanical system coupled with a gear train. Derive an expression for the model of the system.

SOLUTION Assuming that a torque T is applied to the system, then the system equation may be written as

I1

d2θ1 dθ + b1 1 + k1θ1 = T − T1 dt 2 dt

(2.67)

and c = T2

(2.68)

Equating the power transmitted by the gear train, T1 dθ 2 /dt = =n T2 dθ1 /dt

(2.69)

Substituting Equation 2.69 into 2.67, we obtain d2θ1 dθ + b1 1 + k1θ1 = T − nT2 dt 2 dt

(2.70)

⎛ d2θ ⎞ d2θ1 dθ dθ + b1 1 + k1θ1 = T − n ⎜ I2 22 + b2 2 + k2θ 2 ⎟ 2 dt dt dt ⎝ dt ⎠

(2.71)

I1

or I1

Since θ2 = n . θ1, this gives (I1 + n2I2 )

d2θ1 dθ + (b1 + n2b2 ) 1 + (k1 + n2k2 )θ1 = T dt 2 dt

T1

k1 T

n1, r1

I1 θ1

(2.72)

k2

b1

I2

n2, r2 FIGURE 2.36 Mechanical system with gear train.

T2 Gear train

b2

θ2

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Example 2.11 A safety bumper is placed at the end of a racetrack to stop out-of-control cars as shown in Figure 2.37. The bumper is designed in such a way that the force applied is a function of the velocity v and the displacement x of the front edge of the bumper according to the equation F = Kv3(x + 1)3 where K = 35 s-kg/m5 is a constant. A car with a mass m of 1800 kg hits the bumper at a speed of 60 km/h. Determine and plot the velocity of the car as a function of its position for 0 ≤ x ≤ 3 m.

SOLUTION The declaration of the car once it hits the bumper can be calculated from Newton’s second law of motion. Ma = −Kv 3( x + 1)3 Which can be solved for the acceleration a as a function of v and x: a=

−Kv 3( x + 1)3 m

The velocity as a function of x can be calculated by substituting the acceleration in the equation v dv = a dx which gives dv −Kv 2( x + 1)3 = dx m The ordinary differential equation may be solved for the interval 0 ≤ x ≤ 3 with the initial condition: v = 60 km/h at x = 0. A numerical solution of the differential equation with MATLAB is given in the following program: global k m k=35; m=1800; v0=60; xspan = [0:0.2:3]; v0mps =v0*1000/3600; [x v] =ode45(‘bumper’,xspan,v0mps) plot(x,v) xlabel(‘x(m)’);ylabel(‘velocity(m/s)’)

FIGURE 2.37 Safety bumper at the end of the racing track.

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Velocity (m/s)

12 10 8 6 4 2 0

0

0.5

1

1.5 x (m)

2

2.5

3

FIGURE 2.38 Velocity as a function of distance.

The function file contains the differential equation of bumper as below: function dvdx=bumper(x,v) global k m dvdx=-(k*v^2*(x+1)^3)/m; When the above MATLAB code is executed the following results have been obtained and the results as graphically shown in Figure 2.38: X

V 0 16.6667 0.2000 15.3330 0.4000 13.5478 0.6000 11.4947 0.8000 9.4189 1.0000 7.5234 1.2000 5.9165 1.4000 4.6209 1.6000 3.6066 1.8000 2.8256 2.0000 2.2281 2.2000 1.7706 2.4000 1.4191 2.6000 1.1475 2.8000 0.9358 3.0000 0.7696

Example 2.12: 3-D Projectile Trajectory A projectile is fired with a velocity of 300 m/s at an angle of 65° relative to the ground. The projectile is aimed directly north. Because of the strong wind blowing to the west, the projectile also

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moves in this direction at a constant speed of 35 m/s. Determine and plot the trajectory of the projectile until it hits the ground. Also simulate the projectile when there is no wind.

SOLUTION The coordinate system is set up such that the x and y axes point to the east and north directions, respectively. Then, the motion of the projectile can be analyzed by considering the vertical direction z and the two horizontal components x and y. Since the projectile is fired directly north, the initial velocity v0 can be resolved into a horizontal y component and a vertical z component: v0y = v0 cos(θ)

and v0 z = v0 sin(θ)

In addition, due to the wind the projectile has a constant velocity in the negative x direction, vx = −30 m/s. The initial position of the projectile (x0, y0, z0) is at point (3000, 0, 0). In the vertical direction the velocity and position of the projectile are given by v z = v0 z − gt

and

z = z0 + v0 zt −

1 2 gt 2

v The time it takes for the projectile to reach the highest point (vz = 0) is thmax = g0z . The total flying time is twice this time, ttot = 2thmax, in the horizontal direction the velocity is constant (both in the x and y direction), and the position of the projectile is given by x = x0 + v x t

and

y = y0 + v0 y t

The following MATLAB program written in a script file solves the problem by following the equation above. v0=250; g=9.81; theta=65; x0=3000;vx=-30; v0z=v0*sin(theta*pi/180); v0y=v0*cos(theta*pi/180); t=2*v0z/g; tplot=linspace(0,t,100); z=v0z*tplot-0.5*g*tplot.^2; y=v0y*tplot; x=x0+vx*tplot; xnowind(1:length(y) )=x0 plot3(x,y,z,‘k-’,xnowind,y,z,‘k––’) grid on axis([0 6000 0 6000 0 2500]) xlabel(‘x(m)’); ylabel(‘y(m)’); zlabel(‘z(m)’)

The results of the above program are shown in Figure 2.39. B

Example 2.13: Determining the Size of a Capacitor +

An electrical capacitor has an unknown capacitance. In order to determine its capacitance it is connected to the circuit shown in Figure at the right hand side. The switch is first connected to B and the capacitor is charged. Then, the switch is switched to A and the capacitor discharges through the resistor. As the capacitor is discharging, the voltage across the

A

V –

R

C

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2500

z (m)

2000 1500 1000 500 0 6000 6000

4000 4000

y (m 2000 )

) x (m

2000 0

0

FIGURE 2.39 Results of projectile system.

capacitor is measured for 10 s in intervals of 1 s. The recorded measurements are given in the table below. Plot the voltage as a function of time and determine the capacitance of the capacitor by fitting an exponential curve to the data point. t(s)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

V(V)

9.4

7.31

5.51

3.55

2.81

2.04

1.26

0.97

0.74

0.58

SOLUTION When a capacitor discharges through a resistor, the voltage of the capacitor as a function of time is given by V = V0e( −t )/(RC ) where V0 is the initial voltage R the resistance of the resistor C the capacitance of the capacitor The exponential function can be written as a linear equation for In(V) and t in the form In(V ) =

−1 t + In(V0 ) RC

This equation which has the form y = mx + b can be fitted to the data points by using the polyfit (x, y, 1) function with t as the independent variable x and In(V) as the dependent variable y. The coefficients m and b determined by the polyfit function are then used to determine C and V0 by C=

−t Rm

and V0 = e b

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10

8

6

4

2

0

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

FIGURE 2.40 Simulation results of capacitor selection problem.

The following program written in a MATLAB script file determines the best fit exponential function to the data points, determines C and V0, and plots the points and the fitted function. R = 2000; t = 1:10; v = [9.4 7.31 5.15 3.55 2.81 2.04 1.26 0.97 0.74 0.58]; p = polyfit(t,log(v),1); C = −1/(R*p(1) ) V0 = exp(p(2) ) tplot = 0:0.1:10; vplot = V0*exp(-tplot./(R*C) ); plot(t,v,‘o’,tplot,vplot) The program creates also the plot shown in Figure 2.40.

Example 2.14: Flight of Model Rocket The flight of a model rocket can be developed as follows. During the first 0.15 s the rocket is propelled up by the rocket engine with a force of 16 N. The rocket then flies up while slowing down under the force of gravity. After it reaches its peak, the rocket starts to fall back. When its down velocity reaches 20 m/s a parachute opens (assumed to open instantly) and the rocket continues to move down at a constant speed of 20 m/s until it hits the ground. Write a program that calculates and plots the speed and altitude of the rocket as a function of time during the flight.

SOLUTION The rocket is assumed to be a particle that moves along a straight line in the vertical plane. For motion with constant acceleration along a straight line, the velocity and position as a function of time are given by

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v(t ) = v0 + at

and

s(t ) = s0 + v0t +

1 at 2

where v and s are the initial velocity and position, respectively. In the computer program the flight of the rocket is divided into three segments. Each segment is calculated in a while loop. In every pass the time increases by an increment. Segment 1: The first 0.15 s when the rocket engine is on. During this period, the rocket moves up with a constant acceleration. The acceleration is determined by drawing a free body and a mass acceleration diagrams. From Newton’s second law, the sum of the forces in the vertical direction is equal to the mass times the acceleration (equilibrium equation):

∑F = F − mg = ma E

Solving the equation for the acceleration gives a=

FE − mg m

The velocity and the height as a function of time are v(t ) = 0 + at

and

h(t ) = 0 + 0 +

1 2 at 2

where the initial velocity and the initial position are both zero. In the computer program this segment starts when t = 0, and the looping continues as long as t < 0.15 s. The time, velocity, and height at the end of this segment are t1, v1, and h1. Segment 2: The motion from when the engine stops until the parachute opens. In this segment the rocket moves with a constant deceleration g. The speed and height of the rocket as a function of time are given by v(t ) = v1 − g(t − t1)

and

h(t ) = h1 + v1(t − t1) −

1 g(t − t1)2 2

In this segment the looping continues until the velocity of the rocket is −20 m/s (negative since the rocket moves down). The time and height at the end of this segment are t2 and h2. Segment 3: The motion from when the parachute opens until the rocket hits the ground. In this segment the rocket moves with constant velocity (zero acceleration). The height as a function of time is given by h(t) = h2 − vchute(t − t2), where vchute is the constant velocity after the parachute opens. In this segment the looping continues as long as the height is greater than zero. A program in a script file that carries out the calculation is shown below. m=0.05; g=9.81; tEngine=0.15; Force=16; vChute=-20; Dt=0.01; clear t v h n=1; t(n)=0; v(n)=0; h(n)=0; % Segment 1 a1=(Force−m*g)/m; while t(n)=vChute &n0 & n 0, satisfies the following properties for all X in the region ⏐⏐X⏐⏐ ≤ ε: 1. V(x) > 0; X ≠ 0. 2. V(0) = 0. 3. V(x) has continuous derivatives with respect to all components of X. dV 4. ≤ 0 (i.e., dV/dt is negative semi-definite scalar function). dt Then the system is stable at the origin. Theorem 2: If the property (4) of Theorem 1 is replaced with dV/dt < 0, x ≠ 0 (i.e., dV/dt is negative definite scalar function), then the system is asymptotically stable. It is intuitively obvious that since a continuous V function, V > 0 except at X = 0, satisfies the condition dV/dt < 0, we expect that X will eventually approach the origin. We shall avoid the rigorous proof of this theorem.

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Theorem 3: If all the conditions of Theorem 2 hold and in addition, V (X ) → ∞ as||X || Then the system is asymptotically stable in-the-large at the origin. Liapunov functions The determination of stability via Liapunov’s direct method centers around the choice of a positive definite function V(x) called the Liapunov function.

Theorem 4: Consider the system o

x = f ( x(t)) ,

f(0) = 0

Suppose there exists a scalar function W(x) which, for some real number ε > 0, satisfies the following properties for all X in the region ⏐⏐X⏐⏐ ≤ ε: 5. W(x) > 0; X ≠ 0. 6. W(0) = 0. 7. W(x) has continuous derivatives with respect to all components of X. dW 8. ≥0. dt Then the system is unstable at the origin.

3.16 Performance Characteristics of Linear Time Invariant Systems When the mathematical model of a physical system is solved for various input conditions, the result represents the dynamic response of the system. The mathematical model of a system is linear if it obeys the principal of superposition and homogeneity. This principal implies that if a system model has responses y1(t) and y2(t) to any two inputs x1(t) and x2(t), respectively, then the system response to the linear combination of these inputs α1x1(t) + α2x2(t) is given by the linear combination of the individual outputs, i.e., α1y1(t) + α2y2(t) where α1 and α2 are constants. Mathematical models of most physical systems are characterized by differential equations. A mathematical model is linear, if the differential equation describing it has coefficients, which are either functions only of the independent variable or are constants. If the coefficients of describing differential equations are functions of time (the independent variable), then the mathematical model is linear time-varying. On the other hand, if the coefficients of the describing differential equations are constants, the model is linear time invariant.

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3.17 Formulation of State Space Model Using Computer Program (SYSMO) System state model (SYSMO) is a digital computer program for analysis of lumped linear time invariant systems without any restriction with regard to the “type” of elements or their interconnection (as far as they are “legal”). 3.17.1 Preparation of the Input Data 1. Replace all the elements of the given network by their equivalent circuits in Table 3.1 using the SYSMO standard elements given in Table 3.10. The fictitious element A and B can be placed wherever needed but always such that the element A is in series whereas the element B is in parallel with the other one-port elements in the network. 2. Set up an oriented linear graph of the network. If the resulting graph is unconnected join its separate parts by coalescence of vertices in such a way that every two parts have just one vertex in common. 3. Number the edges and vertices of the graph in an ascending way starting at one. Orientation of each edge has to be related to the orientation of the corresponding network element and to the sign of its nominal value. The input data for each edge consist of the following information given in Table 3.8. The nominal and initial values have to be given in a compatible system of physical units. 3.17.2 Algorithm for the Formulation of State Equations In SYSMO the system of the state and output equations in normal form is not given explicitly but is derived algorithmically through the following steps: 1. The incidence matrix A is set up and its columns are rearranged according to the type of the elements which are represented in Table 3.9. 2. The (n − 1) rows of the incidence matrix A are eliminated by Gauss–Jordan reduction, modified in such a way that if at the ith step all entries in the ith column

TABLE 3.8 Element Information for SYSMO S. No.

Type of Elements

Description

1. 2. 3. 4.

EL ND1 ND2 CPL

5. 6. 7.

TYP VAL INC

Number of the edge Number of the node incident with the “tail” of the edge Number of the node incident with the “arrow” of the edge Number of the edge to which the given edge is coupled (nonzero in case of dependent sources and mutual inductance only) Type of the element represented by the edge (according to Table 3.1) Nominal value of the element represented by the edge Initial value of the variable conserved by the element represented by the edge

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TABLE 3.9 Priority Level for Different Elements in Incidence Matrix Type of Elements E A V C R L I B J

Description Independent across driver Short circuit elements (through variable measuring devices) Dependent across drivers Accumulator type elements Dissipater (algebraic elements) Delay type elements Dependent through drivers Open circuit elements (across variable measuring devices) Independent through drivers

below and including the ith row are zero, the ith column is interchanged with the nearest column j in A with a nonzero entry in its ith row. Thus the resultant matrix is a fundamental cutset matrix [U Q]. Columns of the unit submatrix U correspond to the edges of the normal tree. 3. The interchange of the matrix columns in Step 2 is checked so that it can be used for topological diagnostic of the given network. If when searching for a column with a nonzero entry in its ith row a. The column i corresponds either to E, A, or V—the network is not topologically consistent (it contains a circuit made of across variable sources and/or short circuit elements A). b. The column j corresponds either to I, B, or J—the network is not topologically consistent (it contains a cutset made of through variable sources and/or open circuit elements B). c. No column j with a nonzero entry in its ith row can be found—the graph of the network is not connected [see instruction (2) for the data preparation]. 4. Let us denote the network primary variables (across variables of tree branches and through variables of cotree chords) by upper case letters and the secondary variables (branch through variables and chord across variables) by lower case letters. Then according to f-cutset and f-circuit equations ⎡y b ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎢ x ⎥ = ⎢Q T ⎣ c⎦ ⎣

−Q ⎤ ⎡ x b ⎤ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ y c ⎥⎦

(3.154)

where Q is the matrix derived in the Step 2. Q is its transpose and the whole middle square matrix is the combined matrix. 5. The rows and columns of the combined matrix are rearranged according to the types of the elements so as to get a matrix T which in the partitioned form fully describes the topological relations among the network variables in the following way:

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⎡ w1 ⎤ ⎡T11 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ w2 ⎥ = ⎢T21 ⎢⎣ w3 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣T31

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T13 ⎤ ⎡W1 ⎤ ⎥⎢ ⎥ T23 ⎥ ⎢W2 ⎥ T33 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣W3 ⎥⎦

T12 T22 T32

where W1T = ⎣⎡ Xbc

YcL

XbL

Ycc ⎦⎤

w1T = ⎡⎣ ybc

xcL

ybL

xcc ⎤⎦

T

T

are the vectors of the primary and secondary system dynamic variables W2T = ⎡⎣ XbR

YcR

XbX

w2T = ⎣⎡ ybR

xcR

ybA

YcY ⎤⎦ xcR ⎦⎤

T

and

T

are the vectors of the primary and secondary static variables and W T3 = ⎣⎡ XbE YcL ⎦⎤ is the vector of the specified variables. As XbA = YcB = 0, these vectors do not have to be considered further. 6. The terminal equations for memoryless network elements T

⎡ XbR ⎤ ⎡ R ⎢ ⎥=⎢ ⎢⎣YcR ⎥⎦ ⎣ 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ ybR ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ G ⎥⎦ ⎢ xcR ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

⎡ XbX ⎤ ⎡ r ⎢ ⎥=⎢ ⎢⎣YcY ⎥⎦ ⎣ a

m ⎤ ⎡ ybA ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ g ⎥⎦ ⎢ xcB ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

and

can be combined so as to give W2 = P2w2

(3.155)

where the matrix P2 of the memoryless network parameters

P2 =

RT 0

0 GT r a

m g

G is a matrix of reciprocal values of chord resistors. 7. The second row of Equation given in step-5 yields w2 = T21W1 + T22W2 + T23W3

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After substituting (2) into the last equation premultiplied by P2 we obtain (U − P2T22 )W2 = P2T22W1 + P2T23W3

(3.156)

Equation 3.156 can be solved with respect to the vector of primary variables of memoryless elements W2 by Gauss–Jordan reduction that will give the equation W2 = KW1 + KW3

(3.157)

8. The Gauss–Jordan reduction in Step 7 simultaneously carries out the diagnostic of algebraic consistency and determinacy of the given network. If the matrix (U − P2T22) is not of its full rank the program has to be terminated at this point. 9. The terminal equations of the memory elements are given as ybC

=

Cb 0

0 d Xbc CC dt xcc

=

Lbb Lcb

LbC d ybL LCC dt YCL

YCC and XbL xCL

The subscripts b and c refer to the branches and chords of the normal tree, respectively. These two matrix equations combined together ⎡ y bC ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎡C b ⎢x CL ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ ⎥=⎢ ⎢ XbL ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢YCC ⎥ ⎣ ⎣ ⎦

L CC L cb

L bc L bb

⎡x bC ⎤ ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ y CL ⎥ d ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ dt ⎢YbL ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ C CC ⎦ ⎢ XCC ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

can be simply written as ⎡ w11 ⎤ d ⎡W11 ⎤ ⎢ w ⎥ = P1 dt ⎢W ⎥ ⎣ 12 ⎦ ⎣ 12 ⎦

(3.158)

where the vectors W11 = ⎡⎣ XbC

YcL ⎤⎦

T

and w11 = ⎣⎡YbC

XcL ⎦⎤

T

W12 = ⎡⎣ XbL

YcC ⎤⎦

T

and w12 = ⎡⎣YbL

XcC ⎤⎦

T

are just parts of the vectors W and w from.

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10. Substitution of Equation 4 into the first equation of (1) w1 = T11W1 + T12W2 + T13W3 yields w1 = (T11 + T12 K1)W1 + (T13 + T12 K3)W3 or simply w1 = MW1 + NW3

(3.159)

Partitioning Equation 3.159 in the same way as the vectors W and w have been partitioned in Equation 3.158 and interchanging the vectors W2 and w2 in the last equation yield ⎡U ⎢0 ⎣

− M12 ⎤ ⎡ w11 ⎤ ⎡ M11 ⎢ ⎥= − M22 ⎥⎦ ⎢W12 ⎥ ⎢⎣ M21 ⎣ ⎦

0 ⎤ ⎡W11 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ −U ⎥⎦ ⎢ w12 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

After substitution of (5) into this equation we obtain a system of preliminary state equations ⎡U ⎢0 ⎣

− M12 ⎤ d ⎡ w11 ⎤ ⎡ M11 ⎢ ⎥= − M22 ⎦⎥ dt ⎢W12 ⎥ ⎣⎢ M21 ⎣ ⎦

0 ⎤ ⎡W11 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ + NW3 −U ⎦⎥ ⎢ w12 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

11. The preliminary state equations SX = AX + BU and output equations y = RX + CX + DU would be in the final form if S were an identity matrix. Since this is generally not so, a procedure suggested by reducing the partitioned matrix [S A B] to row echelon form. Three possibilities are now recognized: a. S becomes an identity matrix. In this case S is of full rank and the final state equations are obtained. b. S and A contain at least one zero row. Unless the same row of B is also zero the network has no solution because an “illegal” interconnection of independent sources is indicated. c. S but not A contains at least one zero row. It indicates that the order of complexity of the network is smaller than the number of memory elements. In this case the last row expresses the equation

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0 = anXT + bnUT implying a dependence among variables. One may be chosen for elimination and the relation above used to remove a column from A and C matrices. Differentiating the expression gives 0 = anTX + bnTU which is used to remove the corresponding element from X and hence a column from R and S. Derivatives of input signals may thus arise during state variable elimination. When these relations have been exhausted, a smaller matrix ⎡⎣S A B ⎤⎦ is again reduced to row echelon form and the process repeated until an identity matrix is obtained for S or all state variables disappear. Alternatively SX1 = A1X1 + B1U S = LU = LDU + ⎡1 ⎢ where L = ⎢ ⎢⎣1

and

⎡u1 ⎢ U=⎢ ⎢ ⎢ ⎣

⎡1 ⎢ ⎢ D=⎢ ⎢ ⎢ ⎢ ⎣

0⎤ ⎥ ⎥ = nonsingular 1 ⎥⎦

1

U u2 ur 0 0

1 1 1 0

⎤ ⎥ ⎥ = singular ⎥ ⎥ 0⎦ ⎤ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ = singular ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

Let X1 = U−1 + X SU−1 + X = A1U−1 + X + B1U or L −1SU−1 + X = L −1 A1U−1 + X + L −1B1U or DX = PX + QU ⎡Ir ⎢0 ⎣

where P = L −1 A1U−1 + and Q = L −1B1

0 ⎤ d ⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎡ P11 = 0 n − r ⎥⎦ dt ⎢⎣ x 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ P21

P12 ⎤ ⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎡Q1 ⎤ U ⎢ ⎥+ P22 ⎥⎦ ⎣ x 2 ⎦ ⎢⎣Q2 ⎥⎦

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TABLE 3.10 SYSMO Standard Elements Elements/Terminal Equation Independent across driver X(t) = specified Independent through driver Y(t) = specified Across dependent across driver Xi(t) = r Xj(t) Through dependent across driver Xi(t) = m Yj(t) Across dependent through driver Yi(t) = a Xj(t) Through dependent through driver Yi(t) = g Yj(t)

EL

ND1

ND2

CPL

TYP

VAL

INC

i

P

q

—

E

e

—

i

P

q

—

J

j

—

i

P

q

j

V

r

—

i

p

q

j

V

m

—

i

p

q

j

I

a

—

i

p

q

j

I

g

—

Dissipator X(t) = R Y(t)

i

p

q

—

R

R

—

Impedance of zero value/short circuit element/Through variable measuring device X(t) = 0

i

p

q

—

A

0

—

Impedance of infinite value/Open circuit element/Across variable measuring device Y(t) = 0

i

p

q

—

B

inf

—

Capacitor Y(t) = c dX(t)/dt

i

p

q

—

C

c

Inductance X(t) = L dY(t)/dt Mutual inductance

i

p

q

—

L

l

Yl(0+)

i

p

q

j

M

ml

Xc(0+)

Xc(0+)

The Table 3.10 shows the standard elements used in system model. Assuming P22 is nonsingular −1 −1 X2 = −P22 P21X1 − P22 Q2U

or X1 = AX1 + BU −1 −1 where A = [P11 − P12 P22 P21] and B = [Q1 − P12 P22 Q2].

Example 3.21 The schematic diagram of a field controlled dc motor is shown in Figure 3.55 and its terminal graph in Figure 3.56. Develop its state model for two inputs such as load torque and field excitation. The detailed equivalent circuit for the system shown in Figure 3.55 is given in Figure 3.57. The first part of equivalent circuit shows the field circuit of generator, which is consisting of dc supply, field resistance, and field inductance. The second part of the system contains generator armature components such as armature resistance, armature inductance, and generated emf in the armature. The third part represents the armature equivalent circuit of motor, which has armature resistance, armature inductance, and back emf induced in the armature. Finally, the last part shows the mechanical load containing damper, inertia, and load torque as through driver. From the equivalent circuit the multipart system graph may be drawn as shown in Figure 3.58. Different type of elements in the given system

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C

A + E1 –

G

FC

M

E G

D

B FIGURE 3.55 Schematic diagram for dc motor–generator set.

E1

32

31

33

34

35

FIGURE 3.56 Terminal graph for dc motor–generator set.

R7

A

R8

L12΄ C

L12˝

R9

+

+

+

+ T14 = Kmi5

V3 = KmN13

V2 = Kgi4

L11

E1 –

E

– B

D

I4

–

J6

B13

1/B10

i5

T15 G

FIGURE 3.57 Equivalent circuit for given dc motor–generator set.

7 1

8

12’

C

9

E

12”

11 3 4 B

2

15

14

6

5 D G

FIGURE 3.58 Multipart system graph.

10

13

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195

Elements

Element Type

Element Numbers 1 2, 3 4, 5 6 7, 8, 9, 10

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Independent across drivers Dependent across drivers Short circuit elements Accumulators Dissipater elements Delay type elements

E X SC C R L

7. 8. 9.

Open circuit elements Dependent through drivers Independent through drivers

OC Y J

11, 12′, 12″ 13 14 15

From the equivalent circuit of dc motor–generator set it is very clear that the two delay elements 6 and 8 are in series and can be combined together as L12 = L12′ + L12″. After combining these delay elements, the multipart graph may be rooted at a common node to obtain a connected graph as shown in Figure 3.59. Covalence of nodes B, D, and G is one, because cutset equations remains unchanged and no property of system graph is violated. For this connected graph of Figure 3.59, draw the f-tree consisting of edges related to E-type element, short circuit elements (SC), dependent across drivers (X), accumulators (C), and resistors (R) to complete it. Hence, f-tree has elements (branches)—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and Cotree elements (chords)—10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 In this system, total number of dynamic element = number of “C” type elements + number of “L” type elements =1+2=3 Hence the total number of state equations equals to 3 (i.e., the total number of dynamic elements in nondegenerate system). Step 1 Write the incidence matrix as given in Table 3.11. Step 2 Rearrange the incidence matrix according to the topological restrictions. In this case, we will get the same matrix as shown in Table 3.11, because we have already taken the elements as per the topological restrictions.

II

V

8

VI

12

VII

9

7

E

VIII

X

15

III

3

11

2

IX

IV 4

13

5 6

1 I FIGURE 3.59 Connected graph for given dc motor–generator set.

14

10

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TABLE 3.11 Incidence Matrix for Given System Graph E

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X

X

SC

C

R

L

Y

OC

J

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

−1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 −1 0

−1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 1 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 −1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 −1 0 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 1 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 −1 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Y

OC

J

TABLE 3.12 Reduced Incidence Matrix for Given System Graph E

II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X

SC

X

C

R

L

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 −1 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 −1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 −1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 1 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 −1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Step 3 Delete a row related with the reference node (i.e., node I) to get a reduced incidence matrix as shown in Table 3.12. Step 4 Obtain the unity matrix in the leading portion of the reduced incidence matrix using Gauss–Jordan elimination method as shown in Table 3.13. The trailing portion of the table contains f-cutset coefficient matrix (Q or Ac). Step 5 Grouping of elements Secondary variables of 1. Dynamic elements (“C” type and “L” type) w1 = [i6 V11 v12] o

2. Dissipaters (“R” type) w 2 = [i7 i8 i9 θ10 ] o

o

o

3. Drivers (across and through drivers) w 3 = [i1 i2 i3 i4 i5 θ13 θ14 θ15 ]

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TABLE 3.13 Coefficient Matrix of f-Cutset Equation E

II + III V + VI VII + VIII IV VII + VIII + IX X (−1) * III (−1) * VI VII

SC

X

C

R

L

Y

OC

J

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

1 0

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 0 0

0 1 0

0 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 −1 0

−1 0 −1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

0 1 0 0

0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1

1 0 0 0

0 −1 0 0

0 0 −1 −1

1 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Step 6 Write a combined constraint equation

⎡ i1 ⎤ ⎢ i ⎥ ⎡0 ⎢ 2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ i3 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ i4 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ i5 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ T6 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ i ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ 7 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ i8 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ ⎥ = ⎢0 ⎢ i9 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢θ10 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ v ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ 11 ⎥ ⎢ 1 ⎢v12 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ θ ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ 13 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢θ14 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ o ⎥ ⎣0 ⎣⎢ θ15 ⎦⎥

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0

Step 7 Rearranged the combined constraint equation

−1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 −1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢ v 2 ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v4 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v5 ⎥ ⎥ o −1⎥ ⎢ θ6 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢ v7 ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v8 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v9 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢T10 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢ i12 ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢T13 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢T14 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢T15 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

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6 11 12 ⎡ T6 ⎤ ⎢ v ⎥ 6 ⎡0 0 0 ⎢ 11 ⎥ w1 ⎢v12 ⎥ 11 ⎢⎢0 0 0 ⎢ ⎥ 12 ⎢0 0 0 ⎢ i7 ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ i8 ⎥ 7 ⎢0 0 1 ⎢ ⎥ w 2 ⎢ i9 ⎥ 8 ⎢0 0 1 ⎢ ⎢ o ⎥ 9 ⎢0 0 1 ⎢θ10 ⎥ ⎢ 0 0 ⎢ ⎥ 10 ⎢ 1 ⎢ i1 ⎥ 1 ⎢0 −1 0 ⎢ i2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 −1 ⎢ ⎥ 2 ⎢0 ⎢ i3 ⎥ 3 ⎢ 0 0 1 ⎢i ⎥ ⎢ 1 0 w 3 ⎢ 4 ⎥ 4 ⎢0 ⎢ i5 ⎥ ⎢ 0 1 ⎢ o ⎥ 5 ⎢0 ⎢θ13 ⎥ 13 ⎢ 1 0 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 0 0 ⎢ o ⎥ 14 ⎢ 1 θ 14 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢1 0 0 15 ⎣ ⎢o ⎥ ⎣⎢θ15 ⎦⎥

7

8

9

0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1

2

3

4

5

13

14

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

15 o −1⎤ ⎡ θ6 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ i12 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v7 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v8 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v9 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢T10 ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v1 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v4 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v5 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢T13 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢T14 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢T15 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

Consider w2 row of the above equation ⎡ i7 ⎤ ⎡0 ⎢i ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ 8 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎢ i9 ⎥ = ⎢0 ⎢o ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ ⎥ 1 ⎣θ10 ⎦ ⎣

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0⎦ ⎣ ⎦

1 0 0 0

(3.160)

Step 8 Write the terminal equation for memoryless elements

⎡ v7 ⎤ ⎡R7 ⎢v ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎢ 8⎥ = ⎢ ⎢ v9 ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎣T10 ⎦ ⎣ 0

0

0 0

⎤ ⎡ i7 ⎤ ⎥ ⎢ i8 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ i9 ⎥ ⎥ ⎢o ⎥ B10 ⎦ ⎢θ10 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

R8 0 0

R9 0

0 0 R9 0

0 ⎤ ⎡0 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢⎢0 0 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ B10 ⎦ ⎣ 1

0 0 0

(3.161)

Substitute Equation 3.160 in Equation 3.161. ⎡ v7 ⎤ ⎡R7 ⎢v ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎢ 8⎥ = ⎢ ⎢ v9 ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎣T10 ⎦ ⎣ 0

0 R8 0 0

Step 9 Consider w1 row of the matrix equation

1 0 0 0

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(3.162)

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⎡ T6 ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢v11 ⎥ = ⎢ −1 ⎣⎢v12 ⎦⎥ ⎣⎢ 0

0 0 −1

0 0 −1

⎡ v7 ⎤ −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎡0 ⎥ v8 ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ + ⎢1 ⎢ v9 ⎥ 0 ⎦⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣⎢0 ⎣T10 ⎦

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0 0 1

0 0 −1

−1 0 0

0 −1 0

0 0 −1

0 0 R9 0

0 ⎤ ⎡0 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢⎢0 0 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ B10 ⎦ ⎣ 1

⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢v ⎥ ⎢ 2⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ v4 0 ⎥ ⎢⎢ ⎥⎥ v5 0 ⎦⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢T13 ⎥ ⎢T ⎥ ⎢ 14 ⎥ ⎢⎣T15 ⎥⎦

−1 0 0

(3.163)

Substitute Equation 3.162 in Equation 3.163, we will get

⎡ T6 ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢v11 ⎥ = ⎢ −1 ⎢⎣v12 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

⎡0 ⎢ + ⎢1 ⎢⎣0

0 0 −1

0 0 1

0 0 −1

0 0 −1

⎡R7 −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0 0⎥⎢ ⎢0 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎣0

0 −1 0

0 R8 0 0

−1 0 0

0 0 −1

1 0 0 0

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0⎦ ⎣ ⎦

⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢v ⎥ ⎢ 2⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ v4 0 ⎥ ⎢⎢ ⎥⎥ v5 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢T13 ⎥ ⎢T ⎥ ⎢ 14 ⎥ ⎢⎣T15 ⎥⎦

−1 0 0

(3.164)

Step 10 Write the terminal equation for memory elements

⎡ T6 ⎤ ⎡ J6 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢v11 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎢⎣v12 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 L11 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt L12 ⎥⎦

⎡o ⎤ ⎢ θ6 ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

(3.165)

Substitute Equation 3.165 in Equation 3.164.

⎡ J6 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎢⎣ 0

0 L11 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt L12 ⎥⎦

⎡o ⎤ ⎢ θ6 ⎥ ⎡ 0 ⎢ i11 ⎥ = ⎢ −1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢i12 ⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎣ ⎦

0 0 −1

0 0 −1

⎡R7 −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0 0⎥⎢ ⎢0 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎣0

0 R8 0 0

0 0 R9 0

⎤ ⎡0 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ B10 ⎦ ⎣ 1 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0⎦ ⎣ ⎦

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⎡0 ⎢ + ⎢1 ⎢⎣0

0 0 1

0 0 −1

0 −1 0

−1 0 0

−1 0 0

⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢v ⎥ ⎢ 2⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ v4 0 ⎥ ⎢⎢ ⎥⎥ v5 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢T13 ⎥ ⎢T ⎥ ⎢ 14 ⎥ ⎢⎣T15 ⎥⎦

⎡R7 −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0 0⎥⎢ ⎢0 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎣0

0 R8 0 0

0 0 R9 0

0 0 −1

(3.166)

In Equation 3.166 voltages v4 = v5 = 0 and T13 = 0

⎡ J6 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎢⎣ 0

0 L11 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt L12 ⎥⎦

⎡o ⎤ ⎢ θ6 ⎥ ⎡ 0 ⎢ i11 ⎥ = ⎢ −1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢i12 ⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎣ ⎦

⎡0 ⎢ + ⎢1 ⎢⎣0

0 0 −1

0 0 1

0 0 −1

0 0 −1

−1 0 0

0 ⎤ ⎡0 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢⎢0 0 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ B10 ⎦ ⎣ 1

1 0 0 0

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0⎦ ⎣ ⎦

1 0 0

0⎤ ⎡ o ⎤ θ6 1⎥⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ 1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢i12 ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ −1⎤ ⎢ v 2 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ v3 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢T14 ⎥ ⎢T15 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦

Now substitute the terminal equations of dependent drivers

o

o

o

θ13 = θ6 , v3 = −km θ6 , v 2 = kg i11 = kg i4 , T14 = kmi5 = kmi12

⎡ J6 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎢⎣ 0

0 L11 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt L12 ⎥⎦

⎡o ⎤ ⎢θ6 ⎥ ⎡ 0 ⎢ i11 ⎥ = ⎢ −1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢i12 ⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎣ ⎦

⎡0 ⎢ + ⎢1 ⎣⎢0

0 0 −1

0 0 1

0 0 −1

0 0 −1

⎡R7 −1⎤ ⎢ ⎥⎢0 0⎥ ⎢0 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎢⎣ 0

−1 0 0

0 R8 0

0 0 R9

0

0

⎡ v1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ −1⎤ ⎢ kg i11 ⎥ o ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ −km θ6 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎦⎥ ⎢ kmi12 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢⎣ T15 ⎥⎦

⎤ ⎡0 ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢0 ⎥⎢ B10 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 1 0 0 0

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Combine the similar terms to get the final state space model as ⎡ −B10 ⎡ o ⎤ ⎢ J6 ⎢ θ6 d ⎢⎢ ⎥⎥ ⎢ i11 = 0 dt ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ i ⎢ 12 ⎥ ⎢ −k m ⎣ ⎦ ⎢ L ⎣ 12

⎤ ⎥ ⎡o ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎥ ⎢ θ6 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 1 0 ⎥ ⎢ i11 ⎥ + ⎢ ⎥ i12 ⎢ L11 −(R8 + R9 ) ⎥ ⎢⎣ ⎥⎦ ⎢ 0 ⎢⎣ ⎥ L12 ⎦ km J6

0 −R7 L11 kg L12

−1⎤ J6 ⎥ ⎥ ⎡ v1 ⎤ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢T15 ⎥ ⎣ ⎦ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

Example 3.22 Develop the state space model for the given mechanical system shown in Figure 3.60 using MATLAB® Program SYSMO. Output of SYSMO Program WELCOME TO SYSMO A PACKAGE FOR STATE SPACE EQUATIONS FORMULATION The package formulates the state space equations once the interconnections within the system, the nature of each component, and its terminal equations are provided. The formulation is applicable to linear, lumped parameter, bilateral, and time invariant systems. It is applicable to electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or a combination of two or more of the above types of system. IMPORTANT: i. If the system is unconnected, connect each separation at one node only. ii. For each controlled source, create an element [an “Impedance”, either of zero value or of infinite value] the value of whose variable controls the dependent source. iii. Number the nodes and elements in an unambiguous manner.

3

1

2

4

1

3

B

2

K

4

Mass M

FIGURE 3.60 Mechanical system with its system graph.

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Press any key to continue.…. The following type of elements are recognized i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix.

Independent across driver: Type 1 Dependent across driver: Type 2 Impedance of zero value: Type 3 Capacitor type: Type 4 Resistance type: Type 5 Inductance type: Type 6 Impedance of infinite value: Type 7 Dependent through driver: Type 8 Independent through driver: Type 9

The maximum allowable number of elements is 25. What is the total number of nodes? 4 What is the total number of elements? 4 Please give the element data in the following order: element no.; positivenode; negativenode; coupling; type; Start giving the individual element data please Element no.? 1 The positive node? 1 The negative node? 4 The element no. to which it is coupled [if uncoupled then print “0”]? 0 The element type? 5 Value of the element? 1 Please give the value of the initial conditions? 0 Next Please? Element no.? 2 The positive node? 1 The negative node? 2 The element no. to which it is coupled [if uncoupled then print “0”]? 0 The element type? 6 Value of the element? 1 Please give the value of the initial conditions? 0 Next Please? Element no.? 3 The positive node? 2 The negative node? 3 The element no. to which it is coupled [if uncoupled then print “0”]? 0 The element type? 4 Value of the element? 1 Please give the value of the initial conditions? 0 Next Please? Element no.? 4

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The positive node? 3 The negative node? 4 The element no. to which it is coupled [if uncoupled then print “0”]? 0 The element type? 9 If the source is step/sinusoidal/cosinusoidal then write 1/2/3–> 1 give the value of the step function source-1 n, the total no. of nodes no_of_nodes = 4 g, the total number of elements g= 4 The incidence matrix is incidence = 1 0 0 -1

1 -1 0 0

0 0 1 0 -1 1 0 -1

Press any key to continue.…. Please wait.… The rearranged incidence matrix is incidence = 0 1 -1 0

1 0 0 -1

1 -1 0 0

0 0 1 -1

Press any key to continue.…. Please wait.… Incidence matrix reduced to f-cutset matrix incidence = 1 0 0

0 1 0

0 0 1

-1 1 -1

Press any key to continue.…. The Q Matrix is qa = 1 -1 1 The negative transpose of Q matrix is

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qt = -1 1 -1 Press any key to continue.…. The combined constraint equations matrix is combined = 0 0 0 -1

0 0 0 1

0 0 0 -1

1 -1 1 0

Press any key to continue.…. Please wait… W, the rearranged combined constraint equation matrix is w= 0 0 0 -1

0 0 0 -1

0 0 0 1

1 1 -1 0

Press any key to continue.…. The number of nondegenerate elements, xw11 = 1 The number of degenerate elements, xw12 = 1 The number of memoryless elements, xw2 = 1 The T.E. matrix, P2 of the memoryless elements is tememless = 1 Press any key to continue.…. The various coefficient matrices of the middle constraint eqn. are as follows The t21 matrix is t21 = 0

0

the t22 matrix is t22 = 0

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and the t23 matrix is t23 = -1 Press any key to continue.…. Premultiplying the entire equation by P2, the T.E. of algebraic elements, we get The p2t21 matrix is p2t21 = 0

0

The p2t22 matrix p2t22 = 0 The p2t23 matrix p2t23 = -1 Press any key to continue.…. After multiplying the middle equation by the inverse of the matrix of terminal equations of the memoryless elements, the equation reduces to W2 = K1 * W1 + K3 * W3 where the k1 matrix is k1 = 0

0

and the k3 matrix is k3 = -1 Press any key to continue.…. p1 : the terminal equations matrix of dynamic elements p1 = 1 0

0 1

Press any key to continue.…. the various coefficient matrices of first constraint eqn. are: t12 matrix t12 = 0 0

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t11 matrix t11 = 0 0

0 0

t13 matrix t13 = 1 1 Press any key to continue.…. After manipulation the top constraint equation takes the form w1 = M1 * W1 + M3 * W3 where M1 is m1 = 0 0

0 0

and M3 is m3 = 1 1 Press any key to continue.…. The preliminary state equation is of the form S2 * dX/dt = s3 *X + m3 * U where S2 matrix is s2 = 1 0

0 0

Press any key to continue.…. and s3 matrix is s3 = 0

0

0

-1

and m3 matrix is m3 = 1 1 Press any key to continue.…. welcome welcome

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welcome2 welcome3 welcome4 The state space model is dx/dt = s3 * x + m3 *u + m4 du/dt dx/dt = s3 * x + m3 *u + m4 du/dt s3 = 0 Press any key to continue.…. and m3 = 1 and u= 1 & m4 = 1 and du/dt derivative = 0 Model development is finished

MATLAB codes % program for simulation x=[0;0] s3=0 m3=[-1,-1] u=1 m4=-1 dt=.01 tsim=10 t=0 n=round( (tsim-t/dt) for I=1 :n x1(I, :)=[t,x’] c=s3*x e=m3*u dx=(c+e)*dt x=x+dx t=t+dt end plot(x1(0,1),x1(:,2:3) )

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3.18 Review Questions 1. Mention the fundamental variables for electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and economic systems. 2. Are derivatives and integrals of through and across variables respectively through and across variables or otherwise? Give suitable examples in support of your answer. 3. State the component postulate of physical system theory. 4. State the interconnection postulates in the form of cutset and circuit postulates. 5. Write fundamental cutset and fundamental circuit equations in the matrix form with the branch chord partitioning as implied by the selected formulation tree of the system graph. 6. What is a maximally selected formulation tree? 7. Derive the principle of conservation of energy in a closed physical system on the basis of the fundamental cutset and circuit equations. 8. Consider two different physical systems with the same topology (i.e., interconnection pattern or system graph). Let XI(t) and YI(t) represent the across variable vector and the through variable vector of the first physical system while XII(t) and YII(t) represent the respective column vectors for the second physical system at time (t + t1). Prove that Quassi Power is X IT (t)YII (t + t1 ) = 0 and YIT (t)X II (t + t1 ) = 0 9. State the terminal characteristics together with topological restrictions, if any, for the following multilateral/multiport components: Perfect couplers, Gyrators, Electromechanical transducers (2-port dc generator, 2-port dc motor). 10. Draw the equivalent circuits for the multiterminal components in question 9 in terms of appropriate two-terminal components and dependent drivers (connected sources). 11. The definition of a system depends not only on the physical entity involved but also on the purpose of the investigation. Comment with particular reference to the system and its environment. 12. State the determinateness theorem for linear system in any one form giving a set of necessary conditions on the system structure under which a complete and unique solution exists. 13. Apply the theorem in question 12 to the system shown in Figure 3.61 to establish whether or not necessary conditions are satisfied for the existence of a complete and unique solution for this system. R = 3 Ω, L = 1 H, C = 0.5 pF. 14. Consider the hydraulic system in Figure 3.62 consisting of a three-terminal reservoir with the terminal graph in Figure 3.63 and the corresponding terminal characteristics as given by equation dP(t)/dt = AG(t)

where P(t) = [P2(t)P3(t)]T,

G(t) = [g2(t)g3(t)]T

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L

R

1V

FIGURE 3.61 Series RLC circuit.

C

FIGURE 3.62 Hydraulic system.

A = [1/C2r23*d/dt R23*d/dtr23*d/dt] and

r23 = R3/2

2

3

a. State the determinateness theorem in any one of its three alternative forms and apply it to the system in Figure 3.62 to determine whether necessary conditions for the existence FIGURE 3.63 and uniqueness of the solution of this system are satisfied or Terminal graph of threenot. terminal tank. b. Obtain the formulation tree(s) and the interconnection constraint equations for the system in Figure 3.62. 15. Draw the system graph and identify the tree for the given mechanical system shown in Figure 3.64. 16. Define precisely and explain with the help of a simple example in each case the following topological terms used in system theory: 1. Terminal graph 2. System graph 3. Edge 4. Path 5. Branch 6. Chord

7. Tree of the graph 8. Circuit 9. Forest 10. Coforest 11. f-cutset 12. f-circuit

13. Isomorphism 14. Edge-sequence 15. Degree of vertex 16. Multiplicity

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FIGURE 3.64 Mechanical system.

17. The terminal graphs for a four-terminal component are given in Figure 3.65. Give all other possible terminal graphs for this component. 18. Consider the mass and spring components and their linear graphs shown in Figure 3.66. Let a spring balance be the force meter and a calibrated scale be the displacement meter. a. Show how the meters would be placed on the compo- FIGURE 3.65 nents to measure their terminal variables as indicated Terminal graph for fourterminal component. by their linear graphs. Draw two diagrams for each component, one with a displacement driver and one with a force driver. Assume that all meters read zero before measurement starts. b. For the mass components, assume that the calibrated scale reads −2 before measurement starts. Assuming linear operation write the terminal equations for the component. c. For the spring component, assume that both force meter and displacement meter read +2 before measurement starts. Sketch the terminal equation of the component. 19. Identify the two-terminal components, and draw the system graphs of the hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems shown in Figures 3.67 through 3.69, respectively. Also determine the rank and nullity for each graph. 20. Find out the number of possible trees of the network shown in Figure 3.70. Evaluate the determinant of A*AT, where A is the reduced incidence matrix. Is this equal to the number of trees of the graph? 21. a. For the system graphs of the system shown in Figure 3.70 choose a formulation tree for each and write the fundamental circuit and cutset equations. a b

a

c

b

d

Mass FIGURE 3.66 Mass and spring components of mechanical system.

c

d Spring

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FIGURE 3.67 Hydraulic system.

F(t)

Mass M1

B

K1

Mass M2

K2 FIGURE 3.68 Mechanical system. L3

V1

R3

R2

FIGURE 3.69 Electrical system.

b. How many independent circuit and cutset equations can be written for the graphs of the systems in Figure 3.70? Let the cutset and circuit equations in part (a) be represented symbolically by the equations ⎡⎣B1

⎡ Xb ⎤ U ⎤⎦ ⎢ ⎥ = 0 ⎣ Xc ⎦

Show that in all cases B1 = −A1T.

and

⎡⎣U

⎡Yb ⎤ A1 ⎤⎦ ⎢ ⎥ = 0 ⎣ Yc ⎦

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L3

V1

R2

L4

FIGURE 3.70 Electrical system.

22. Prove that for a graph 1. αβT = αTβ = 0 2. A1 + BT1 = 0 or B1 + AT1 = 0 23. Choose a formulation forest (set of trees) and write the fundamental circuit and cutset equations for the graph in Figure 3.71. 24. Let the graph G of a system be connected and contain “e” elements and “v” vertices. a. What is the maximum number of across variables that can be arbitrarily specified? b. What is the maximum number of through drivers that can be arbitrarily specified? c. Is there any restriction as to where in the system the specified through and across drivers can be located? Explain. d. Why, out of all the possible circuit and cutset equations that can be written, is it convenient to use the fundamental circuit and cutset equations? 25. a. How one can maximally select a formulation tree. b. What are the properties of a tree? 26. State and explain the following with the help of suitable examples: a. Fundamental axiom b. Component postulate c. Interconnection postulates 29. a. Identify the two-terminal components of the mechanical system shown in Figure 3.72 and write their terminal equations. b. What are the properties of an f-tree. Draw an f-tree for the mechanical system shown in Figure 3.72. 30. Apply SYSMO algorithm to derive interconnection constraint equations for the system shown in Figure 3.72 in the following form: w = TW

FIGURE 3.71 Unconnected multipart system graph.

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where w = secondary variable vector, W = primary variable vector (corresponding to a maximally selected formulation tree) T = combined matrix

Mass M1

B

K1

31. Continue question 30 to formulate a state model for the system shown in Figure 3.72 by using SYSMO MATLAB Mass M2 program. 32. State topological restrictions of the multiterminal/ multiport components used in electrical systems. Displacement K2 driver 33. How are input data prepared for SYSMO formulation? 34. What is the order of types of elements in which the columns of the incidence matrix are arranged in SYSMO FIGURE 3.72 formulation? Mechanical system. 35. What is the topological diagnostic available in SYSMO formulation while applying the Gauss–Jordan reduction to the reduced incidence matrix? 36. How are interconnection constraint equations written in a combined form in SYSMO formulation? 38. How are rows and columns of the combined matrix in question 36 rearranged according to the types of elements in SYSMO formulation? 39. Formulate a state model for the system shown in Figure 3.73 using SYSMO algorithm. 42. Formulate the state model of an automobile suspension system shown in Figures 3.74 and 3.75. Consider the input is a change in displacement x(t) as it goes ahead. Find the output y(t) for the given input. 43. Develop the state model for the mechanical system shown in Figures 3.76 and 3.77.

FIGURE 3.73 Electrical system. Mass M1 B

K1

y1 (Automobile body displacement)

x1

FIGURE 3.74 Schematic diagram of automobile suspension system.

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Spring and dashpot

Steering link

FIGURE 3.75 Automobile suspension systems.

Car frame

Control arm

FIGURE 3.76 Mechanical system (translatory motion).

Torque driver Bearing Flywheel Load

Gears FIGURE 3.77 Mechanical system (rotating system).

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Q. Multiple Choice Questions (Bold is correct answer) 1. If there are b elements and n nodes in a system graph, the number of f-circuits is given a. b b. b − n c. n − 1 d. (b − n + 1) 2. Which is incorrect to define “tree”? a. It is a set of branches which together connects all nodes b. The set of branches should not form a loop c. There cannot be more than one tree for a graph d. The branches of tree are called twigs 3. In a system a. The number of tree branches is equal to the number of links b. The number of tree branches cannot be equal to the number of links c. The number of tree branches has no relation with the number of link branches d. None of these 4. A cutset has a. Only one tree branch c. Only one tree link

b. Always more than one tree branch d. None of these

1⎤ ⎡1⎤ ⎡0 ⎤ ⎡0 , B=⎢ ⎥, C=⎢ ⎥ 5. Let the coefficient matrices of a state model are A = ⎢ ⎥ ⎣1⎦ ⎣1⎦ ⎣ −1 −2 ⎦ ⎡0 ⎤ and D = ⎢ ⎥ , which of the following is correct for the given system: ⎣0 ⎦ a. b. c. d.

Neither state controllable nor observable State controllable but not observable Not state controllable but observable Both state controllable and observable o

oo

o

6. The value of A in X = Ax for system y + 2 y + 3 y = 0 is ⎡1 a. A = ⎢ ⎣2

0⎤ −1⎥⎦

⎡0 b. A = ⎢ ⎣ −1

1⎤ −2 ⎥⎦

⎡0 c. A = ⎢ ⎣ −2

1⎤ 1⎥⎦

⎡0 d. A = ⎢ ⎣ −3

1⎤ −2 ⎥⎦

7. The size of coefficient matrices A and B in the state space model are: a. both square c. A square and B rectangular

b. A rectangular and B square d. both rectangular

8. In a mechanical system with rotating mass, the time constant of the system can be decreased by a. Increasing the inertia of the system b. Output rate feedback c. Increasing input to the system d. Reducing friction

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9. In the following, pick out the linear systems d 2 y(t) dy(t) + a1 + a2 y(t) = u(t) dt 2 dt dy(t) ii. y + a1 y(t) = a2u(t) dt i.

iii. 2

d 2 y(t) dy(t) 2 +t + t y(t) = 10u(t) 2 dt dt

a. (i) and (ii) c. (i) and (iii)

b. (i) only d. (ii) and (iii)

10. In the following, pick out the nonlinear systems d 3 y(t) 3 d 2 y(t) dy(t) +t +t + y 2 = 20 sin(ωt) dt 3 dt 2 dt d 2 y(t) 1 dy(t) ii. + + y(t) = 4 dt 2 t dt i.

2

⎛ d 2 y(t) ⎞ dy(t) iii. ⎜ + + y(t) = 10 2 ⎟ dt ⎝ dt ⎠ a. (i) and (iii) c. (i) and (ii)

b. (ii) and (iii) d. none

11. In a linear system an input of 5 sin(ωt) produces an output of 15 cos(ωt), the output corresponding to 20 sin(ωt) will be equal to a. (15/4) sin(ωt) b. 60 sin(ωt) c. 60 cos(wt) d. (15/4) cos(ωt) 12. In the following, pick out the time invariant systems: dy(t) i. + 5 y(t) = u(t) dt d 2 y(t) dy(t) ii. t + + 2 y(t) = 10u(t) dt 2 dt dy(t) iii. d 2 y(t) +5 + 8 y(t) = v(t) 2 dt dt a. (i) and (ii) b. (i) only c. (i) and (iii) d. (ii) and (iii) 13. A mass–damper spring system is given by d 2 x(t) dx(t) + + 0.6 x(t) = f (t), where f (t) is the external force acting on the system and dt 2 dt x is the displacement of mass. The steady state displacement corresponding to a force of 6 Newton is given by a. 10 m b. 0.36 m c. 6 m d. none of these dω (t) + ω (t) = 5, where ω is 14. The system equation for a mechanical system is 5 dt angular velocity. The solution for ω is given by a. 5(1 − e−t/5)

b. 5e−t/5

c. 5(1 + e−t/5)

d. 5(1 − et/5)

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15. The mechanical time constant of a motor is 50 s. If the friction coefficient is 0.02 Nm/rad/s, the value of moment of inertia of the motor is equal to 1 a. 50 kg-m2 b. kg-m2 c. 1 kg-m2 d. 0.1 kg-m2 50 16. A mass–spring–damper system is: –

a. First-order system c. Third-order system

+

b. Second-order system d. none

Q. Fill in the Blanks: 1. If the number of vertices in a system is 8, and then the rank of the system is ___________ 2. If branch k is associated with node h and oriented away from node h, and then Aa is ___________ 3. The relation between A and B is ___________ Answers: 1. 7 2. −1 3. A . BT

3.19 Bibliographical Notes The basic concepts of systems had been described by Zadeh (1963), Kailath (1980), and Lathi (1965, 1987). Revolutionary and remarkable discoveries in modern science such as the theory of relativity (with four-dimensional space–time construct), quantum theory [with superposition of n (even infinite) number of probable states], and string theory (currently the leading and only candidate for a theory of everything, the holy grail of physics) pose formidable challenges to graph theoretic modeling approach. The latest version of string theory (M-theory) predicts there are 11 dimensions (Kaku, 2008; Satsangi, 2009).

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4 Model Order Reduction

4.1 Introduction Large-scale systems are all around and exist in diverse fields such as complex chemical processes, biomedical systems, social economic systems, transportation systems, ecological systems, electrical systems, mechanical systems, and aeronautical and astronautics systems. All these large and complex systems are difficult to model with conventional techniques. Hence, these systems can be decoupled or partitioned into suitable numbers of interconnected subsystems to reduce their complexity for modeling purposes. In many practical situations, a fairly complex and high-order model is obtained from theoretical considerations. This complexity often makes it difficult to obtain a good understanding of the behavior of the system. These high-order models are generally represented in the state space form or the transfer function form in the time domain or the frequency domain, respectively. The exact analysis of most higher-order systems is both tedious as well as costly, and poses a great challenge to both the system analyst and the control engineer. The preliminary design and optimization of such complex systems can often be accomplished with greater ease if a low-order model is derived, which provides a good approximation to the system. A great deal of work has been done in the past to get better low-order models for highorder systems as evident from the comprehensive bibliography prepared by Genesio and Milaness (1976). One of the most desirable features of such models will be simplicity while preserving the features of interest. Since the models may be developed with various aims and objectives in mind or with various view points, it is possible to have more than one model for a given system, each one satisfying some predefined objectives. Different people develop different models for the same system; sometimes the same person may develop different models for the same system, if his understanding or view point changes with time. Simplicity of the model is a crucial aspect, especially in online controls. Simpler models generally give a better feel of the original system. Another important feature of a model is its order, which again gives a measure of its complexity. The fact is that a large selection of the first course on automatic control theory deals with second-order models of original systems. The term reduced-order model is normally used for state space models; whereas, the term simplified model is used for frequency domain transfer function models. Reducing the order of a state model is equivalent to the search for a coarser representation of the system, which, therefore, yields a lower-dimensional state space, for the same class of inputs.

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The problem of concern would be that the underlying techniques must yield a controllable and an observable reduced model. On the other hand, decreasing the order of a transfer function does not ensure that the resulting transfer function is always physically realizable. For this purpose, the term simplification is used to designate the building of approximate transfer function dominants of lower orders than those of the original system subjected to a functional criterion. The order reduction of a linear time-invariant system is applied in almost all fields of engineering. The use of reduced-order models for test simulations of complex systems is a lot easier than utilizing full-order models. This is due to the fact that the lower-order transfer function can be analyzed more easily. Therefore, order reduction algorithms are standard techniques in the system interdependent analysis, approximation, and simulation of models arising from interconnect and system interdependent. There are several procedures that seek to automate the model reduction process. Suppose a high-order, linear, time-invariant model, G, is given, then the Prototype H∞ model reduction problem is to find a low-order approximation, Gˆ, of G such that ⏐⏐G − Gˆ⏐⏐∞ is small. Consider the more difficult problem of selecting Gˆ such that the problem of selecting W1 and W2 such that ⏐⏐W2(G – Gˆ )W1⏐⏐∞, is small; the weighting functions, W1 and W2, are used to frequency-shape the model reduction error. For example, one might select the weights so that the modeling error is small in the unity gain range of frequency. Among the various classes of model reduction techniques, explicit moment-matching algorithms (Pillage, Rohrer, 1990; Ratzlaff, Pillage, 1994) and Krylov-subspace-based methods (Feldmann et al., 1995; Kerns et al., 1997; Odabasioglu et al., 1998) have been most commonly employed for generating the reduced-order models of the interconnects. The computational complexity of these model order reduction techniques is primarily due to the matrix–vector products. However, these methods do not provide a provable error bound for the reduced system. Extensions of explicit moment-matching techniques have been proposed recently, to reduce the linear time-varying (LTV) as well as nonlinear dynamic systems (Roychowdhury, 1999; Peng and Pileggi, 2003).

4.2 Difference between Model Simplification and Model Order Reduction The term reduced-order model is frequently used for time domain (state space) models; whereas, model simplification is related to the frequency domain. The reason for differentiating is due to the problem of realization. Reducing the order of a state space model is equivalent to the search for a coarser representation of the process, which, therefore, yields a lower-dimensional state space, for the same class of inputs. The problem of concern would be that the underlying technique must yield a controllable and an observable reduced-order model. On the other hand, decreasing the order of a transfer function does not ensure that the resulting transfer function is realizable. For this purpose, the term simplification is used to designate the building of an approximate transfer function whose denominators are of lower orders than those of the original system subjected to a functional criterion.

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4.3 Need for Model Order Reduction Every physical system can be translated into a mathematical model. These mathematical models give a comprehensive description of a system in the form of higher-order differential equations. It is useful and sometimes necessary to find a lower-order model that adequately reflects the dominant characteristics of the system under consideration. Some of the reasons for model order reduction are as follows: 1. Quick and easy understanding of the system A higher-order model of a system possesses difficulties in its analysis, synthesis, or identification. An obvious method of dealing with such a type of system is to approximate it to a lower-order model that reflects the characteristics of the original system such as the time constant, the damping ratio, and the natural frequency. 2. Reduced computational burden When the order of the system model is higher, the numerical techniques need to compute the system response at the cost of computation time and memory required by digital computers. 3. Reduced hardware complexity Most controllers are designed on the basis of linear low-order models, which are more reliable, less costly, and easy to implement and maintain due to less hardware complexity. 4. Making feasible designs Reduced-order models may be effectively used in control applications like i. Model reference adaptive control schemes ii. Hierarchical control schemes iii. Suboptimal control iv. Decentralized controllers 5. Generalization The results studied for a simple low-order model can be easily generalized to other comparable systems. 6. To improve the methodology of computer-aided control system design.

4.4 Principle of Model Order Reduction Both, the ordinary differential equation (ODE) systems, which arise from the spatial discretization of first-order, time-dependent partial differential equations (PDEs), and the differential algebraic equation (DAE) systems, which describe the dynamics of electrical circuits at time t, can be described by d q( x , t) + j( x , t) + Bu(t) = 0 dt

(4.1)

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with the difference that for “real” DAEs the partial derivative, qx, is singular. In the case of circuit equations for example, the vector-valued functions, q(x, t) and j, represent the contributions of reactive elements (such as capacitors and inductors) and of nonreactive elements (such as resistors), respectively, and all time-dependent sources are stored within u(t). In case of linear or linearized models, Equation 4.1 simplifies to . C x + Gx = Bu (t ) y = Lx

(4.2)

where x(t) ∈ Rn is the state vector u(t) ∈ Rm is the input excitation vector y(t) ∈ Rp is the output measurement vector G ∈ Rnxn and C ∈ Rnxn are the symmetric and sparse system matrices and for DAEs, C is singular, B ∈ Rnxm and L ∈ Rpxn are the user-defined input and output distribution arrays, n is the dimension of the system and m and p are the numbers of inputs and outputs. The idea of model order reduction is to replace Equation 4.2 by a system of the same form but with a much smaller dimension, r σ2 > … > σn. The σi are termed the Hankel singular values of the original system. Let P and Q be, respectively, the controllability and observability grammians associated with an arbitrary minimal realization, {A, B, C}, of a stable transfer function, respectively. Since P and Q are symmetric, there exist orthogonal transformations, Uc and Uo, such that P = U cScU T Q = U oSoU T where Sc and So are diagonal matrices. The matrix H = SO1/2UOTUCSC1/2 is constructed and a singular value decomposition is obtained from it: H = U H SHVH

T

Using these matrices, the balancing transformation is given by T = UO1/2SO−1/2U H SH1/2 The balanced realization is ⎡A ⎢C ⎣

B ⎤ ⎡T −1 AT =⎢ D ⎥⎦ ⎣ TC

T −1B ⎤ ⎥ D ⎦

Through simple manipulations, it can be confirmed that T TQT = T −1P(T T )−1 = SH

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Consider a stable system, G ∈ RH∞, and suppose that ⎡A G=⎢ ⎣C

B⎤ ⎥ D⎦

is a balanced realization. Denoting the balanced grammians by ∑, we have A ∑ + ∑ A* + BB * = 0

∑ A + A* ∑ + C*C = 0

(4.12)

Now, partition the balanced grammian as ⎡ ∑1

∑=⎢

⎢ 0 ⎣

0 ⎤ ⎥ ∑ 2 ⎥⎦

and also partition the system accordingly: ⎡ A12 ⎢ A11 ⎢ A A 22 G = ⎢ 21 ________________ ⎢ C2 ⎢⎣ C 1

⎤ ⎥ ⎥ ____________ ⎥ ⎥ D ⎥⎦ B1 B2

Then Equation 4.12 can be written in terms of their partitioned matrices as A11 ∑1 + ∑1 A11* + B1B1* = 0

∑1 A11 + A11* ∑1 + C1*C1 = 0 * + B B* = 0 A21 ∑1 + ∑ 2 A12 2 1

∑ 2 A21 + A12* ∑1 + C2*C1 = 0 * + B2B2* = 0 A22 ∑ 2 + ∑ 2 A22

∑ 2 A22 + A22* ∑ 2 + C2*C2 = 0

(4.13)

(4.14)

(4.15)

By virtue of the method adopted to construct ∑, the most energetic modes of the system are in ∑1 and the less energetic ones are in ∑2. Thus, the system with ∑1 is chosen as its balanced grammian would be a good approximation of the original system. Thus, the procedure to obtain a reduced-order model would be as follows: 1. Obtain the balanced realization of the system. 2. Choose an appropriate order, r, of the reduced-order model. Partition the system matrices accordingly.

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⎡ A11 Thus, the reduced-order model is obtained as G r = ⎢ ⎣C1

B1 ⎤ ⎥. D⎦

Properties of truncated systems: Lemma 4.1: Suppose X is the solution of the Lyapunov equation: A* X + XA + Q = 0

(4.16)

Then, 1. Re(λi(A) ) < 0 if X > 0 and Q > 0. 2. A is stable if X > 0 and Q > 0. 3. A is stable if X > 0, Q > 0, and (Q, A) is detectable. Proof Let λ be an eigenvalue of A and v ≠ 0 be a corresponding eigenvector, then Av = λv. Pre-multiply (3) by v* and postmultiply it by v to get 2 Re(λ(v *Xv)) + v*Qv = 0 Now, if X > 0 and v*Xv > 0, it is clear that Re(λ) < 0 if Q > 0 and Re(λ) < 0 if Q > 0. Hence, (1) and (2) hold. To see (3), we assume Re(λ) > 0. Then, we must have v*Qv = 0, that is, Qv = 0. This implies that λ is an unstable and unobservable mode, which contradicts the assumption that (Q, A) is detectable. Lemma 4.2: Consider the Sylvester equation: AX + XB = C

(4.17)

where A ∈ Fnxn, B ∈ Fmxm, and C ∈ Fnxm are given matrices. There exists a unique solution, X ∈ Fnxm, if and only if λi(A) + λj(B) ≠ 0; i = 1, 2, … , n, j = 1, 2, … , m. Proof Equation 4.17 can be written as a linear matrix equation by using the Kronecker product: (BT ⊕ A)vec(X ) = vec(C) Now that equation has a unique solution if and only if BT ⊕ A is nonsingular. Since the eigenvalues of BT ⊕ A have the form: λi(A) + λj(BT) = λi(A) + λj(B), the conclusion follows. Theorem 4.1: Assume that ∑1 and ∑2 have no diagonal entries in common. Then both subsystems (Aii, Bi, Ci), i = 1, 2, are asymptotically stable. Proof It is sufficient to show that A11 is asymptotically stable. The proof for the stability of A22 is similar.

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Since ∑ is a balanced realization, by the properties of SVD, ∑1 can be assumed to be positive defi nite without a loss of generality. Then, it is obvious that λi(A11) ≤ 0 by the lemma. 1. Assume that A11 is not asymptotically stable; then there exists an eigenvalue at jω for some ω. Let V be a basis matrix for ker(A11 − jωI). Then, −

( A11 − J ωI )V = 0 which gives −

V * ( A*11 + J ωI ) = 0 Adding and subtracting jω∑1, equations (A and B) can be rewritten as ( A11 − jωI ) ∑1 + ∑1( A11* + jωI ) + B1B1* = 0

∑1( A11 − jωI ) + ( A11* + jωI ) ∑1 +C1* = 0 Now, first multiply Equation 4.18 from the right by obtain

(4.18)

∑1V and from the left by V*∑1 to

B *1 ∑1V = 0 Then multiply Equation 4.18 from the right by ∑1V to get −

( A*11 − J ωI ) ∑1 V = 0 It follows that the columns of ∑1, such that

2

−

∑ 1 V are in ker ( A11* − J ωI ). Therefore, there exists a matrix, 2

− 2

∑ 1 V = V ∑1 2

Since ∑ 1 is the restriction of ∑1 to the space spanned by V, it follows that it is possible to 2

2

choose V such that ∑1 is diagonal. It is then also possible to choose ∑1 diagonal, such that 2

the diagonal entries of ∑1 are a subset of the diagonal entries of ∑1. Further, −

−

−

( A21V ) ∑1 = ∑1 ( A21V ) 2

2

This is a Sylvester equation in A21V. Because ∑ 1 and ∑ 2 have no diagonal entries in common, it follows from Lemma 2 that 2

−

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is the unique solution. Now, it can be easily seen that ⎡ A11 ⎢A ⎣ 21

A12 ⎤ ⎡V ⎤ ⎡V ⎤ = jω ⎢ ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ A22 ⎦ ⎣ 0 ⎦ ⎣0⎦

_ which means that the A matrix of the original system has an eigenvalue at jω. _ This contradicts the fact that the original system is asymptotically stable. Therefore, A11 must be asymptotically stable. Reduction of unstable systems by balanced truncation Unstable systems cannot be directly reduced using balanced truncation. The original system is transformed through Schur transformations into ⎡. ⎤ ⎢ x1 ⎥ = ⎡ A− ⎢ . ⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎢⎣ x2 ⎥⎦ y = ⎡⎣C−

Ac ⎤ ⎡ x1 ⎤ ⎡B− ⎤ + U A+ ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ x2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣B+ ⎥⎦ ⎡ x1 ⎤ C+ ⎤⎦ ⎢ ⎥ + DU ⎣ x2 ⎦

where A− has all its eigenvalues stable A+ has all its eigenvalues unstable This system is then converted to two systems, S1 and S2, with . S2 ⇒ x2 = [ A+ ]x2 + [B+ ]U ⎡U ⎤ Ac ] ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ x2 ⎦

. x1 = [ A− ]x1 + [B−

S1 ⇒ y = [C− ]x1 + [D

⎡U ⎤ C+ ] ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ x2 ⎦

Now, using the above described methods, a reduced-order model can be obtained for the stable system, S1. Let the reduced system obtained for S1 be represented as S1′: . S1′ ⇒ z = [ Ar ]z + ⎣⎡BrU y = [Cr ]z + ⎣⎡DrU

⎡U ⎤ Brx 2 ⎦⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ x2 ⎦

⎡U ⎤ Drx2 ⎦⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ x2 ⎦

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The reduced-order model for the original system can then be formulated as ⎡ .⎤ ⎢ z ⎥ = ⎡ Ar ⎢ . ⎥ ⎢⎣ 0 ⎣⎢x 2 ⎦⎥

Brx 2 ⎤ ⎡ z ⎤ ⎡BrU ⎤ + U A + ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣x 2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ B + ⎥⎦ ⎡z ⎤ D rx 2 ⎤⎦ ⎢ ⎥ + [D rU ]U ⎣x 2 ⎦

y = ⎡⎣C r

Thus, even unstable systems can be reduced using balanced truncation. 4.5.2.6 Frequency-Weighted Balanced Model Reduction Given the original full-order model, G ∈ RH∞, the input weighting matrix, Wi ∈ RH∞, and the output weighting matrix, Wo ∈ RH∞, our objective is to find a lower-order model, Gr, such that Wo (G − Gr )Wi

∞

is made as small as possible. Assume that G, Wi, and Wo have the following state space realizations: ⎡A G=⎢ ⎣C

B⎤ ⎡ Ai , Wi = ⎢ 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ Ci

Bi ⎤ ⎡ Ao , Wo = ⎢ Di ⎦⎥ ⎣ Co

Bo ⎤ Do ⎦⎥

with A ∈ Rnxn. Note that there is no loss of generality in assuming D = G(∞) = 0, since, otherwise, it can be eliminated by replacing Gr with D + Gr. Now the state space realization for the weighted transfer matrix is given by ⎡ A ⎢B C 0 ⎢ WoGWi = ⎢ 0 ⎢ ⎣D0C

0 A0 0 C0

BCi 0 Ai 0

BDi ⎤ ˆ 0 ⎥⎥ ⎡ A =⎢ Bi ⎥ ⎢ Cˆ ⎥ ⎣ 0 ⎦

Bˆ ⎤ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

_ _ Let P and Q be the solutions of the following Lyapunov equations: ˆ + PAˆ * + BB ˆ ˆ* = 0 AP QAˆ + Aˆ *Q + Cˆ *Cˆ = 0 ˆ, are Then the input weighted grammian, Pˆ, and the output weighted grammian, Q defi ned by

Pˆ : ⎣⎡ I n

⎡In ⎤ 0 ⎦⎤ P ⎢ ⎥ ⎣0⎦

Q : ⎣⎡ I n

⎡In ⎤ 0 ⎦⎤ Q ⎢ ⎥ ⎣0⎦

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ˆ can satisfy the following lower-order equations: It can be shown easily that Pˆ and Q

⎡A ⎢0 ⎣ ⎡ Qˆ ⎢ ˆ* ⎣⎢Q12

BCi ⎤ ⎡ Pˆ ⎢ Ai ⎥⎦ ⎢ Pˆ12* ⎣ Qˆ 12 ⎤ ⎡ A ⎥⎢ Qˆ 22 ⎦⎥ ⎣B0C

Pˆ12 ⎤ ⎡ Pˆ ⎥+⎢ Pˆ22 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ Pˆ12* 0⎤ ⎡ A + A0 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣B0C

* BCi ⎤ ⎡BDi ⎤ ⎡BDi ⎤ + =0 Ai ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ Bi ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ Bi ⎥⎦

Pˆ12 ⎤ ⎡ A ⎥⎢ Pˆ22 ⎥⎦ ⎣ 0

Qˆ 12 ⎤ ⎡C *D*0 ⎥+⎢ Qˆ 22 ⎦⎥ ⎣⎢ C0*

* 0 ⎤ ⎡ Qˆ ⎢ * A0 ⎥⎦ ⎢Qˆ 12 ⎣

⎤ ⎡ C *D0* ⎥⎢ * ⎥⎢ ⎦ ⎣ C0

* ⎤ ⎥ =0 ⎥ ⎦

The computation can be further reduced if Wi = I or Wo = I. In the case of Wi = I, P can be obtained from ˆ * + APˆ + BB * = 0 PA while in the case of Wo = I, Q can be obtained from ˆ * + A *Qˆ + C *C = 0 QA Now, let T be a nonsingular matrix such that ⎡ ∑1 TPT * = (T −1 )* QT −1 = ⎢ ⎢ ⎣

⎤ ⎥ ∑ 2 ⎥⎦

(i.e., balanced) with

∑1 = diag(σ1I s1 , σ2I s2 , ... , σr I sr ) ∑ 2 = diag(σr +1I s r +1 , σr + 2I s r + 2 , ... , σnI sn ) 1

1

and partition the system accordingly as

⎡TAT −1 ⎢ −1 ⎣T C

⎡ A11 TB ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ = ⎢ A21 0⎦ ⎢ ⎢⎣ C1

A12 A22 C2

Then the reduced-order model, Gr, is obtained as ⎡ A11 Gr = ⎢ ⎣⎢ C1

B1 ⎤ ⎥ 0 ⎦⎥

B1 ⎤ ⎥ B2 ⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

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Empirical balanced truncation The empirical grammians give a quantitative method for deciding upon the importance of particular subspaces of the state space, with respect to the inputs and outputs of the system. We propose to use these for model reduction of nonlinear systems in the same way as for linear systems, find a linear change of coordinates such that the empirical grammians are balanced, and perform a Galerkin projection onto the states corresponding to the largest eigenvalues. Since, for linear systems, the empirical grammians are exactly the usual grammians, the method is exactly the balanced truncation method when it is applied to a linear system. When applied to a nonlinear system, it requires only matrix computations, and results in a new nonlinear model. The empirical balanced truncation gives a reduced-order model, which takes into account the input–output behavior and is directly computable from data. For linear systems, the Hankel singular values are unaffected by coordinate changes, even though the grammians matrices themselves are not coordinate invariant. For nonlinear systems, this property no longer holds. Steady state matching The algorithm discussed above has a basic disadvantage. Though the responses of the reduced system get closer and closer to the original system, there is no certainty that they would match at steady state. This is because of the upper bound on the approximation error that is dependent on the ignored Hankel singular values. This steady state error occurs because the ignored states, even if not contributing much to the dynamics of the system, do contribute to its steady state. Hence, they should be considered while deriving the reduced-order model without the steady state error. This steady state error can be eliminated by modifying the reduced-order model using the concept of singular perturbations. An example is given by the linear-parameter-varying θ5 (LPV) control design (Wu et al., 1996), in which the required optimization for control synthesis involves solving a linear matrix inequality feasibility problem where the number of variables grows as the square of θ4 the state-dimension of the system. A significant reduction in the overall computational effort required is achieved by constructing a reduced-order model via θ3 simulation of the full-order model, and then using this reduced-order model for control synthesis. 2l

Example 4.2: Mechanical Links Mechanical systems not only are high-order systems and hard to control, but it is difficult to develop intuition as to their behavior. One of the advantages of the procedure developed here is that it can be viewed as a selection of appropriate mode shapes on which to project the nonlinear dynamics. These mode shapes are often physically meaningful, and in this section we give examples for a simple, mildly nonlinear mechanical system. The system is shown in Figure 4.7. It consists of five uniform rigid rods in two dimensions, connected via torsional

θ2

θ1

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springs and dampers. The lowest rod is pinned to the ground with a torsional spring, so that the system has a stable equilibrium in the upright vertical position. There is no gravity. The system has a single input, a torque about the lowest pin joint, and a single output, the horizontal displacement of the end of the last rod from the vertical symmetry axis. The potential energy, V, of this system is V=

1 1 k(θi )2 + k 2 2

n

∑(θ

i

− θi −1)

2

i=2

and the kinetic energy, T, is

1 T= 2

n

∑ i =1

2

ml 2 ⎛ • i ⎞ 1 θ + 3 ⎜⎝ ⎟⎠ 2

⎛ ⎛ • i ⎞ 2 ⎛ • i ⎞ 2⎞ m⎜⎜ x ⎟ + ⎜y ⎟ ⎟ ⎜⎝ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎟⎠ i =1 n

∑

where xi and yi are the Cartesian coordinates of the center of mass of the ith rod, given by ⎧ l sin θi ⎪ i −1 xi = ⎨ i − θ − l sin 2 l sin θ p ⎪ = 1 p ⎩

⎫ ⎪ ⎬ if i = 2,… , n⎪ ⎭

⎧ l cos θi ⎪ i −1 yi = ⎨ i p ⎪l cos θ + 2l cos θ p =1 ⎩

⎫ ⎪ ⎬ if i = 2,… , n⎪ ⎭

if i = 1

∑

if i = 1

∑

The Lagrangian L = T − V, and the equations of motion are then d ∂L ∂L = Fi . − dt ∂ θi ∂θi where F is the force term containing dissipative forces and the external force term, w:

. ⎧⎪ i Fi = ⎨ −bθ + w i i −1 ⎩⎪ −b(θ − θ )

⎫⎪ if i = 1 ⎬ if i = 2,… , n⎭⎪

The measurement equation is

.

z = h(θ, θ) : = −2l

n

∑ sin θ

i

i =1

The constants are given by b = 0.5, k = 3, m = 1, l = 1, and n = 5. Linearized model We first analyze the linearization of the system about its stable equilibrium. Figure 4.8 shows the configuration parts of the first four of the ten mode shapes and the corresponding singular values of the balanced realization. The singular values have been normalized so that they sum up to one.

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0.493

0.485

0.010

0.009

FIGURE 4.8 Balanced modes of linearization, with the singular value of each mode. (From Lall, S. et al., Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control, 12, 519, 2002. With permission.)

Empirical balancing The application of the empirical model reduction procedure to the nonlinear Lagrangian model of this system leads to a set of corresponding modes. In this case, Figure 4.9 shows these modes; we can see that the first two mode shapes have split into three. Since this system is mechanical, the dynamics have a Lagrangian structure. In the absence of forcing and dissipation, Lagrangian systems conserve energy as well as quantities associated with the symmetries of the system. The dynamics of a mechanical system also satisfy a variational principle, and the evolution maps are simplistic transformations. All of these properties can be viewed as fundamental to a model of a mechanical system. The importance of this is evidenced in Figure 4.8, where each mode shape appears twice; this is a consequence of the underlying correspondence between configuration variables and their generalized moment. These repeated structures are captured by the linearized method, and the method in this chapter should be improved to take account of this repeated structure. One way to achieve this would be by combining the techniques and constructing the empirical grammians on the configuration space rather than the phase space. In this way, the underlying geometric structure is preserved by the reduction, and the resulting reduced-order system is itself a Lagrangian system. Similarly, taking account of symmetry (Glavaski et al., 1998; Rowley and Marsden, 2000) and the other special structure present in the original system can be of great use, leading to reduced computational requirements and producing more accurate reduced-order models.

0.523

0.387

0.069

0.011

FIGURE 4.9 Empirical balanced modes of the nonlinear model, for ci = 0.4. (From Lall, S. et al., Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control, 12, 519, 2002. With permission.)

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Note that the method of balanced truncation is not optimal, in that, in general, it does not achieve the minimal possible error in any known norm even for linear systems. However, it is a well-used method in control, which is both intuitively motivated by the realization theory and known to perform well in engineering practice. The intended use of the methods in this chapter is to deliberately construct approximate reduced-order models motivated by the ideas of balanced truncation.

4.5.2.7 Time Moment Matching This method is based on matching the time moments of the impulse response of the original model with those of the impulse response of the reduced-order model. The number of matched time moments determines in turn the order of the simplified/reduced model. Consider the nth-order system described by the following transfer function: a0 + a1s + a2s2 + + am sm m 2n + 3 Aj,0 = 0 Using Equation 4.36 we construct the Routh table given in Table 4.6. Using the first two rows of the above table: a0 = an′ −1 = A21, b0 = bn′ = A11,

a1 = an′ − 2 = A22 ,… , an −1 = a0′ = A2n b1 = bn′ −1 = A12 ,… , bn −1 = b1′ = A1n

Example 4.5 Consider the system transfer function given below: G1( s) =

1 2+

1 1 1 + 1 1 s + 1 2 8 + 3s 3 + 1 2 2 3s

(4.37)

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TABLE 4.7

1 2s +

1 1+

Routh Table 1

1 s + 1 2 8+ 3 3s + 1 2 2 3

8/3

12

34/3

1

4/3

16/3

13/3

0

4/3

8/3

8/3 1

10/3 1 0

2/3

1 0

Reduce the model order using improved continued fraction inversion.

SOLUTION Both G1(s) and G2(s) have the same set of partial coefficients: H1 = 2, H2 = 1, H3 = 1/2, H4 = 8/3, H5 = 3/2, and H6 = 2/3. Using G1(s) we can calculate the elements of the table, given in Table 4.7. The desired rational forms of the transfer functions are G1( s) =

G2( s) =

4/3 + (16 /3)s + (13/3)s2 8/3 + 12s + (34/3)s2 + s3

(4/3)s2 + (16 /3)s + 13/3 (8/3)s3 + 12s2 + (34/3)s + 1

This method of model order reduction is computationally better.

4.5.2.9 Model Order Reduction Based on the Routh Stability Criterion The Routh algorithm is a computational method that develops a sequence of computed numbers from two generating rows of numbers. This method is used to check the stability of a system. The array is usually written in the following form, from the coefficients of a given polynomial: P(s) = a0 sn + b0Sn −1 + a1sn − 2 + b1sn − 2 + … Generating rows Computed rows

a0 b0 c0 d0 e0

a1 b1 c1 d1 e1

a2 b2 c2 d2 e2

a3 b3 c3 —

a4 — — —

— — — —

— — — —

— — — —

etc. The third and each subsequent row are evaluated from the proceeding two rows by means of a systematic form of calculation, namely c0 = c3 =

b0 a1 − a0b1 b a −a b , c1 = 0 2 0 2 b0 b0 b0 a3 − a0b3 b0

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d0 =

c0b1 − b0c1 c b −b c , d1 = 0 2 0 2 c0 c0

There is a possibility that certain elements in the array may vanish; unless the first column number, c0, d0, etc., vanishes, the computation proceeds without difficulty. The array becomes roughly triangular and terminates with a row having only one element. The numbers a0, a1, … , b0, b1, … , etc., in the generating rows are normally coefficients taken either alternately from one polynomial or taken from two polynomials, the source of which depends upon the specific applications. The Routh criterion is an efficient test that tells how many roots of a polynomial lie in the right half of the s-plane, and also gives information about the roots symmetrically located about the origin. The number of sign changes in the first column of the Routh array determines the number of roots lying in the right of the s-plane. Let the higher-order transfer function be G(s) =

b11sm + b21sm −1 + b12sm − 2 + b22sm − 3 + b11sn + a21sn −1 + a12sn − 2 + a22sn − 3 +

The reduced-order transfer function is constructed directly from the elements in the Routh stability arrays of the high-order numerator and denominator, as shown in Tables 4.8 and 4.9. TABLE 4.8 Numerator Stability Array b11 b21 b31 b41 : : : bm,1 bm+1,1

b12 b22 b32 b42

b13 b23 b33 b43

b14 b24 — —

— — — —

— — — —

— — — —

— — — —

— — — —

TABLE 4.9 Denominator Stability Array a11 a21 a31 a41 : : : an−2,1 an−1,1 an,1 an+1,1

a12 a22 a32 a42

an−2,2 an−1,2

a13 a23 a33 a43

a14 a24 — —

— — — —

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The first two rows of each table consist of odd coefficients (e.g., first, fifth, etc.). The tables are computed in the conventional way by computing coefficients of successive rows by the algorithms: cij = ci − 2, j + 2 −

ci − 2,1 ci −1, j *1 ci −1,1

for i ≥ 3 and l ≤ (n − l + 3)/2. Suppose that the first two rows of each table are made available, then the transfer function of the system of order n can easily be reconstructed. Let us take this a little further down the table; consider now the second and third rows of each table. A transfer function may be constructed in a similar way with these coefficients with the system order reduced to (n − 1). It should be noted that the effect of all coefficients of the previous two rows has been taken into consideration while computing the coefficients of the third rows. This applies equally well to all other rows computed from the previous two rows. The transfer function thus constructed with the second and third rows of each table is given by Gn −1(s) =

b21sm −1 + b31sm − 2 + b22sm − 3 + b32sm − 4 + a21sn −1 + a31sn − 2 + a22sn − 3 + a32sn − 4 +

Example 4.6 Consider an eighth-order system: G( s) =

35s7 + 1086s6 + 13285s5 + 82402s4 + 278376s3 + 511812s2 + 482964s + 194480 s8 + 33s7 + 437 s6 + 3017 s5 + 11870 s4 + 27470 s3 + 37492s2 + 28880 s + 9600

Reduce the system order using the Routh stability criterion from the eighth-order to the fifth- and second-orders.

SOLUTION The reduced-order transfer function can be immediately derived of any order k that is less than or equal to n from stability Tables 4.10 and 4.11.

TABLE 4.10 Numerator Stability Array S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 S0

35 1,086 10,629 55,645 173,419 322,069 334,828 194,480

13,285 82,402 261,881 463,108 439,547 194,480

278,376 511,812 476,696 194,480

482,964 (coefficients of odd terms) 194,480 (coefficients of even terms) —

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TABLE 4.11 Denominator Stability Array S8

1

437

11,870

37,492

S7

33

3,017

27,470

S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 S0

346 1,963 6,817 14,847 20,124 181,162 9,600

11,037 23,973 31,694 25,199 9,600

36,617 27,963 9,600

28,880 (coefficients of odd terms) 9,600

9,600 (coefficients of even terms)

For example, the second-order model: R2( s) =

334828s + 194880 20123s2 + 18116 s + 9600

and the fifth-order model: R5 ( s) =

55645s4 + 173419s3 + 463108s2 + 439547s + 194480 1963s5 + 6817 s4 + 23973s3 + 31694s2 + 27963s + 9600

These models are simulated in MATLAB® and the results have been compared, as shown in Figure 4.12.

Step response 25 Original system Second-order model Fifth-order model

Amplitude

20

15

10

5

0

0

5

10 Time (s)

FIGURE 4.12 Model response comparison.

15

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%Matlab program for comparison of responses clear all Num_sys=[35 1086 13285 82402 278376 511812 482964 194480]; Den_sys=[1 33 437 3017 11870 27470 37492 28880 9600]; step(Num_sys, Den_sys) hold Num_2=[334828 194880]; Den_2=[20123 18116 9600]; step(Num_2, Den_2) Num_5=[55645 173419 463108 439547 194480]; Den_5=[1963 6817 23973 31694 27963 9600]; step(Num_5, Den_5) legend(“Original System,” “Second order Model,” “Fifth order model”)

4.5.2.10 Differentiation Method for Model Order Reduction The differentiation method for model order reduction was introduced by Gutman et al. (1982). This method is based on differentiation of polynomials. The reciprocals of the numerator and denominator polynomials of the higher-order transfer functions are differentiated successively many times to yield the coefficients of the reducedorder transfer function. The reduced polynomials are reciprocated back and normalized. The straightforward differentiation is discarded because it has a drawback that zeros with large moduli tend to be better approximated than those with small moduli (Prasad et al., 1995). Example 4.7 Consider G( s) =

40 + 13s + s2 . 20 + 32s + 13s2 + s3

The reciprocal of G(s) is given by G( s) =

1 ⎛ 1⎞ G⎜ ⎟ s ⎝ s⎠

G( s) =

40 s2 + 13s + 1 20 s3 + 32s2 + 13s + 1

After differentiation, the second-order model is R2( s) =

80 s + 13 60 s2 + 64s + 13

R2( s) =

80 + 13s 60 + 64s + 13s2

Its reciprocal is given by

Applying the steady state correction: R2( s) =

3/ 2(80 + 13s) 9.23 + 1.5s = 60 + 64s + 13s2 4.62 + 4.92s + s2

The comparison of original system responses and second-order reduced model responses has been shown in Figure 4.13.

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Step response 2 1.8

Original system Reduced-order model

1.6

Amplitude

1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

0

1

2

3

4

Time (s) FIGURE 4.13 Comparison of results of original system and reduced-order model.

Example 4.8 Consider the following transfer function: C ( s) 10 = R( s) ( s + 10)( s2 + 2s + 2) s = −10, −1 + j.1, −1 − j.1 C ( s) 10 = R( s) 10( s/10 + 1)( s2 + 2s + 2) If

1 C ( s) s = . 1 , then R( s) ( s2 + 2s + 2) 10 The higher-order system can be represented as M( s) = K

1+ a1s + a2s2 + + am sm 1+ b1s + b2s2 + + bn sn

The lower-order system can be represented as L( s) = K where n ≥ p ≥ q.

1+ c1s + c2s2 + + cq sq 1+ d1s + d 2s2 + + d p s p

5

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Approximation criterion M( j ω) L( j ω)

2

= 1 for 0 < ω < ∞

2

The last condition implies that the amplitude characteristics of the two systems in the frequency domain, (s = jω), are similar. It is hoped that this will lead to the same time responses for the two systems. Steps involved in the approximation: 1. Choose the appropriate order of the numerator polynomial, q, and the denominator polynomial, p, of L(s). 2. Determine the coefficient ci where i = 1, 2, … , q, and dj where j = 1, 2, … , p, so that the condition in approximation criterion is approached: M( s) (1+ a1s + a2s2 + ... + am sm )(1+ d1s + d 2s2 + + d p s p ) = L( s) 1+ b1s + b2s2 + + bn sn (1+ c1s + c2s2 + + cq sq ) =K

1+ m1s + m2s2 + + mu su 1+ l1s + l2s2 + + lv sv

where u = m + p and v = n + q. M( j ω ) L( j ω)

The numerator and the denominator of

2

2

=

M( s)M( − s) L( s)L( − s) s = jω

M( s)M( − s) are even polynomials of s, that is, these conL( s)L( − s)

tain only even powers of s: M( j ω ) L( j ω)

2

2

=

1+ e2s2 + e4 s4 + + e2u s2u 1+ f2s2 + f4 s4 + + f2v s2v

s = jω

Divide the numerator by the denominator on the right-hand side: =

1+ e2s2 + e4 s4 + + e2u s2u 1+ f2s2 + f4 s4 + + f2v s2v

− 1= 0 s = jω

(e2 − f2 )s2 + (e4 − f4 )s4 + + (e2u − f2u )s2u − − f2v s2v =0 1+ f2s2 + f4 s4 + + f2v s2v For the approximation criterion: e2 = f2 , e4 = f4 ,… e2u = f2u

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Beyond the 2uth term, all others are error terms: M( s)M( − s) (1+ m1s + m2s2 + + mu su )(1− m1s + m2s2 + + ( −1)u mu su ) = L( s)L( − s) (1+ l1s + l2s2 + + lv su )(1− l1s + l2s2 + + ( −1)v lv sv ) =

1+ e2s2 + e4 s4 + + e2u s2u 1+ f2s2 + f4 s4 + + f2v s2v e2 = 2m2 − m12 e4 = 2m4 − 2m3m1 + m22 e6 = 2m6 − 2m1m5 + 2m2m4 − m32 e2x =

x −1

∑ (−1) 2m m i

i

2x − i

+ ( −1)x mx2

i =0

where x = 1, 2, …, u and m2 = 1. Similarly, we can write f2y =

y −1

∑ (−1) 2l l i

i 2y − i

+ ( −1)y ly2

i =0

where y = 1, 2, …, v and l0 = 1.

Example 4.9 Let the open-loop transfer function be G( s) =

8 s( s2 + 6 s + 1)

The closed-loop transfer function is M( s) =

where l3 = 1/8 l2 = 6/8 l1 = 12/8

C ( s) G = R( s) 1+ GH

=

8 s3 + 6 s2 + 12s + 1

=

1 l3s3 + l2s2 + l1s + 1

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Now, for a reduced-order model: u( s) =

1 1 = d 2s2 + d1s + 1 m2s2 + m1s + 1

m1 = d1, m2 = d 2 According to the approximation criterion, we can write M( s)M( − s) e s4 + e s2 + 1 = 6 4 4 2 2 L( s)L( − s) f6 s + f4 s + f2s + + 1 Comparing the coefficients of powers of s from both sides, we get e2 = f2 → 2d 2 − d12 = 2l2 − l12 2

( ) ( )

2d 2 − d12 = 2 6 8 − 12 8

= −0.75

e4 = f4 ⇒ d 22 = −2l1l3 + l22

( )( 18) + (6 8)

d 22 = −2 12 8

2

= 0.1875

From the above equations, we get d2 = 0.433 and d1 = 1.271 Hence, the reduced-order model will be L( s) =

1 0.433s2 + 1.271s + 1

If we take the first-order reduced model: L( s) =

1 ds + 1

e2 = f2 ⇒ −d12 = 2l2 − l12 = 0.75 d1 = 0.866 Hence, L( s) =

1 0.866s + 1

The Simulink® model is shown in Figure 4.14, which is simulated in MATLAB, and the results are shown in Figure 4.15. MATLAB program step(1, [.125 .75 1.5 1]) Pause hold step(1, [.433 1.271 1]) step(1, [.866 1])

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1 den(s) Third-order Fcn

1 den(s) Step

Scope

Second-order Fcn 1

1 .866s + 1 First-order Fcn 2 FIGURE 4.14 Simulink model to fi nd the effect of model order reduction on system response. Step response 1 Third order Second order First order

0.9 0.8

Amplitude

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Time (s) FIGURE 4.15 System responses for different model orders.

Example 4.10 Let the closed-loop transfer function be M( s) = =

1.5 × 107 K (1/1.5 × 10 K )s + (3408.3/1.5 × 107 K )s2 + (120400 /1.5 × 107 K )s + 1 7

3

1.5 × 107 K l3s + l2s2 + l1s + 1 3

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Here,

l3 =

1 1.5 × 107 K

l3 =

3408.3 1.5 × 107 K

l3 =

120400 1.5 × 107 K

Now, for a reduced-order model: u( s) =

1 1 = d 2s2 + d1s + 1 m2s2 + m1s + 1 m1 = d1, m2 = d 2

According to the approximation criterion, we can write M( s)M( − s) e s4 + e s2 + 1 = 6 4 4 2 2 L( s)L( − s) f6 s + f4 s + f2s + + 1 Comparing the coefficients of powers of s from both sides, we get e2 = f2 → 2d 2 − d12 = 2l2 − l12 ⎛ 3408.3 ⎞ ⎛ 120400 ⎞ 2d 2 − d12 = 2 ⎜ − ⎝ 1.5 × 107 K ⎟⎠ ⎜⎝ 1.5 × 107 K ⎟⎠

2

(4.38)

e4 = f4 → 2d 22 = 2l1l3 + l22 1 ⎛ 120400 ⎞ ⎛ ⎞ ⎛ 3408.3 ⎞ d 22 = −2 ⎜ + ⎝ 1.5 × 107K ⎟⎠ ⎜⎝ 1.5 × 107 K ⎟⎠ ⎜⎝ 1.5 × 107 K ⎟⎠

2

(4.39)

We can solve Equations 4.38 and 4.39 for different values of K (e.g., K = 7.5 and 14.5). From the response plots shown in Figures 4.16 through 4.18, we can say that for small values of K the second-order approximation is quite good. As we increase the value of K, the error increases.

Example 4.11 Consider the closed-loop transfer function: M( s) = = M( s) = where l3 = 0.5T l2 = 0.5 + T l1 = 1+ T

1 (0.5s2 + s + 1)(1+ Ts) 1 (0.5Ts3 + (T + 0.5)s2 + (T + 1)s + 1 1 l3s3 + l2s2 + l1s + 1

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Step response 2 Third order Second order

1.8 System responses for K = 3.75

1.6

Amplitude

1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 0

0.1

0.2

0.3 Time (s)

0.4

0.5

0.6

FIGURE 4.16 Systems responses for second- and third-order models, for K = 3.75.

Step response 2 Third order Second order

1.8 1.6

System responses for K = 7.5

Amplitude

1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 0

0.1

0.2

0.3 Time (s)

FIGURE 4.17 System responses for second- and third-order models, for K = 7.5.

0.4

0.5

0.6

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Third order

Second order

2 1.8 1.6 System responses for K = 12

Amplitude

1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

0

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5

0.6

Time (s) FIGURE 4.18 System responses for second- and third-order models, for K = 12.

Now, for a reduced-order model: u( s) =

1 1 = d 2s2 + d1s + 1 m2s2 + m1s + 1

m1 = d1,

m2 = d 2

According to the approximation criterion, we can write M( s)M( − s) e s4 + e s2 + 1 = 6 4 4 2 2 L( s)L( − s) f6 s + f4 s + f2s + + 1 Comparing the coefficients of powers of s from both sides, we get e2 = f2 → 2d 2 − d12 = 2l2 − l12 2d 2 − d12 = 2(0.5 + T ) − (1+ T )2

(4.40)

e4 = f4 → 2d 22 = 2l1l3 + l22 d 22 = −2(1+ T )(0.5T ) + (0.5 + T )2

(4.41)

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Step response 1.4 Third order Second order

1.2

Amplitude

1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 0

1

2

3 Time (s)

4

5

6

FIGURE 4.19 System responses for second- and third-order models, for T = 0.01.

We can solve Equations 4.40 and 4.41 for different values of T: d 2 = 0.5, d1 = (1+ T 2 ) From the response plots shown in Figures 4.19 through 4.21, we can say that for small values of T, the second-order approximation is quite good. As we increase the value of T, the error increases. Step response 1.4 Third order Second order

1.2

Amplitude

1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

0

1

2

3 Time (s)

FIGURE 4.20 System responses for second- and third-order models, for T = 0.1.

4

5

6

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Step response 1 0.9

Third order Second order

0.8

Amplitude

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 0

1

2

3 Time (s)

4

5

6

FIGURE 4.21 System responses for second- and third-order models, for T = 1.0.

4.6 Applications of Reduced-Order Models Reduced-order models and reduction techniques have been widely used for the analysis and the synthesis of high-order systems. Reduced-order models are useful due to the following reasons: 1. Predicting transient response sensitivities of high-order systems using low-order models 2. Predicting dynamic errors of high-order systems using low-order equivalents 3. Control system design 4. Adaptive control using low-order models 5. Designing reduced-order estimator 6. Suboptimal control derived by simplified models 7. Providing guidelines for online interactive modeling

4.7 Review Questions 1. State the approximation criterion for reducing a model’s order from given a highorder, M(s), to a low-order, L(s), using the dominant eigenvalue approach. 2. Consider that the open-loop transfer function of a unity feedback system is G(S) =

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Determine the first- and second-order models for the given third-order model. Also compare the computer simulation responses in MATLAB of these systems and check how the response of the model deviates when the order of the model is reduced. 3. Explain mathematically the dominant eigenvalue approach for model order reduction of a linear time-invariant dynamic system. Obtain a second-order reduced model for ⎡ X1(t) ⎤ ⎡ −10 d ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ X 2 (t)⎥ = ⎢ 0 dt ⎢ ⎢⎣ X 3 (t)⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 −2 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ X1(t) ⎤ ⎡ 0 ⎤ ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎥ ⎢ X 2 (t)⎥ + ⎢1.5 ⎥ U (t) −1⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ X 3 (t)⎥⎦ ⎢⎣0.5 ⎥⎦

and Y(t) = ⎣⎡0.2

0.4

⎡ X1(t) ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ 0.6 ⎦⎤ ⎢ X 2 (t)⎥ ⎢⎣ X 3 (t)⎥⎦

using (1) the dominant eigenvalue approach and (2) the aggregation method. 4. Develop the state space model for the electrical and electromechanical systems shown in Figures 4.22 and 4.23. Also reduce the model order using a suitable technique. 5. Take the open-loop transfer function for a closed-loop unity feedback system as G(s) =

(1 + Ts ) s (s + 1)(s + 2)(s + 6)

Determine the second-order model for the system and simulate it to find the effect of model order reduction on the response of this system.

+ Vin –

Vo

FIGURE 4.22 Electrical system.

Input Va

dc motor

Load FIGURE 4.23 Electromechanical system.

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6. Obtain an approximate first-order model for the given system. (1 + Ts ) i. Take the open-loop transfer function G(s) = 2 for a unity (s + s + 4)(s3 + 2s2 + 6) feedback system. Determine approximate third-, second-, and first-order models and compare their unit step responses. ii. The open-loop transfer function and feedback transfer functions are given as H (s) =

1 s(s + 1.25)(s2 + 2.5s + 10)

Obtain the second-order system model and compare the results for K = 35, 40, and 50.

4.8 Bibliographical Notes An interesting survey work in the field of model reduction has been reported by Towill (1963), Gutman et al. (1982), and Genesio and Milaness (1976). Whatever be the approach used for model order reduction, the main objective is that the reduced-order approximation should reproduce the significant characteristics of the original system. There are many papers/books published in the area of model order reduction, but some of the interesting papers are published by Feldmann and Freund (1995), Kerns and Yang (1998), Phillips et al. (2003), and Tan and He (2007).

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5 Analogous of Linear Systems

5.1 Introduction In the analysis of linear systems, the mathematical procedure for obtaining the solutions to a given set of equations does not depend upon what physical system the equations represent. Hence, if the response of one physical system to a given excitation is determined, the responses of all other systems that can be described by the same set of equations are known for the same excitation function. Systems which are governed by the same types of equations are called analogous systems. When we deal with systems other than electrical, there are distinct advantages if we can reduce the systems under consideration to their analogous electrical circuits. 1. Once the circuit diagram of the analogous electrical system is determined, it is possible to visualize and even predict system behaviors by inspection. 2. Electrical circuit theory techniques can be applied in actual analysis of the system. 3. The solution of the set of differential equations describing a particular physical system can be directly applied to analogous systems of their type. 4. The ease of changing the parameters of electrical components, of connecting and disconnecting them in a circuit, and measuring the voltages and currents all prove invaluable in model construction and testing. 5. Since electrical or electronic systems can be built up easily, it is easier to build such a system rather than build up a mechanical or hydraulic system for experimental studies. The two electrical analogies for mechanical systems are 1. Force–voltage analogy 2. Force–current analogy Electric duality is a special type of analogy. The duality is shown in Figure 5.1. 5.1.1 D’Alembert’s Principle D’Alembert’s principle is a slightly modified form of Newton’s second law of motion and can be stated as follows: For any body, the algebraic sum of the externally applied forces and the forces resisting motion in any given direction is zero. 277

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C

V

R

I

L

V

C

G

L

(b) Parallel G-C-L network

(a) Series R-L-C network FIGURE 5.1 Dual networks.

It applies for all instants of time. A positive reference direction must be chosen. Forces acting in the reference direction are then considered as positive and those against the reference direction as negative. D’Alembert’s principle is useful in writing the equations of motion for a mechanical system as Kirchoff’s laws are in writing the circuit equations for an electric network. D’Alembert’s principle modified for a rotational system can be stated as follows: For any body, the algebraic sum of the externally applied torques and the torques resisting rotation about any axis is zero.

5.2 Force–Voltage (f–v) Analogy The behavior of the mechanical systems can be completely predicted by what we know about the simple electrical circuits. If the force in the mechanical system is set to be analogous to voltage in the electrical system, we designate this type of analogy to force– voltage analogy. The analogous quantities of mechanical system and electrical system for f–v analogy are shown in Table 5.1. 5.2.1 Rule for Drawing f–v Analogous Electrical Circuits Each junction in the mechanical system corresponds to a closed loop, which consists of electrical excitation sources and passive elements analogous to the mechanical driving TABLE 5.1 Analogous Quantities for f–v Analogy Translational Motion Mechanical System Force, f Velocity, u Displacement, x Mass, M Damping coefficient, D Compliance, K

Rotary Motion Mechanical System Torque, T Angular velocity, ω Angular displacement, Θ Moment of inertia, J Viscous friction coefficient, B Spring constant, K

Electrical System Voltage, V Current, I Charge, q Inductance, L Resistance, R Reciprocal of capacitance, 1 C

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sources and passive elements connected to the junction. All points on a rigid mass are considered as the same junction.

5.3 Force–Current (f–i) Analogy From the point of view of physical interpretation, it is a natural analogy, because forces acting through mechanical elements are made to be analogous to voltage across the corresponding electrical elements and velocities across mechanical elements are made to be analogous to currents through the corresponding electrical elements. A direct consequence is that a junction in the mechanical system goes over to the analogous electrical circuits as a loop. The analogous quantities for f–i analogy are given in Table 5.2. 5.3.1 Rule for Drawing f–i Analogous Electrical Circuits Each junction in the mechanical system corresponds to a node, which joins electrical excitation sources and passive elements analogous to the mechanical driving sources and passive elements connected to the junction. All points on a rigid mass are considered as the same junction and one terminal of the capacitance analogous to a mass is always connected to the ground. The reason that one terminal of the capacitance analogous to a mass is always connected to the ground is that the velocity of a mass is always referred to the earth. Example 5.1 Find the equations that describe the motion of the mechanical system of Figure 5.2 using 1. D’Alembert’s principle 2. f–v analogy 3. f–i analogy

TABLE 5.2 Analogous Quantities for f–i Analogy Translatory Motion Mechanical System

Rotary Motion Mechanical System

Force, f Velocity, u

Torque, T

Linear displacement, x Mass, M Damping coefficient, D

Angular displacement, Θ Moment of inertia, J Viscous friction coefficient, B

Compliance, K

Spring constant, K

Angular velocity, ω

Electrical System Current, I Voltage, V Magnetic flux, Φ Capacitance, C Reciprocal of resistance, 1 R Reciprocal of inductance, 1 L

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SOLUTION 1. Using d’Alembert’s principle It is clear that the system in Figure 5.2 is a two-coordinate system, that is, two variables, x1 and x2 are needed to describe the system completely.

K D2

M2

For mass M1

x2 D1

M1

du1 + (D1 + D2 )u1 − D1u2 = f dt

(5.1)

M1 x1

where u1 = x1 and u2 = x2

f

For mass M2

FIGURE 5.2 Mechanical system.

−D1u1 + M2

t ⎤ d u2 1⎡ + D1u2 + ⎢ u2 dt + x2(0)⎥ = 0 dt K⎢ ⎥ ⎣0 ⎦

∫

(5.2)

2. Using f–v analogy Corresponding to the two coordinates x1 and x2, the mechanical system has two junctions. Hence, we will have two loops in the f–v analogous electrical system. The analogous electrical circuit is shown in Figure 5.3. The equations can now be written using KVL as follows:

L1

di1 + (R1 + R2 )i1 − R1i2 = v dt (5.3)

t ⎤ di 1⎡ −R1i1 + L2 2 + R1i2 + ⎢ i2dt + q2(0)⎥ = 0 dt C⎢ ⎥ ⎣0 ⎦

∫

3. Using f–i analogy Corresponding to the two coordinates x1 and x2, the mechanical system has two junctions. Hence, we will have two independent nodes in the f–i analogous electrical system. The analogous electrical circuit is shown in Figure 5.4.

L1

v

FIGURE 5.3 f–v analogy.

i1

R2

L2

R1

i2

C

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C1

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G

2

C2

G1

L

FIGURE 5.4 f–i analogy.

By applying KCL, the nodal equations can be easily written as C1

dv1 + (G1 + G2 )v1 − G1v 2 = i dt

t ⎤ dv 1⎡ −G1v1 + C2 2 + G1v 2 + ⎢ v 2dt + φ2(0)⎥ = 0 dt L⎢ ⎥ ⎣0 ⎦

∫

(5.4)

Example 5.2: Mechanical Coupling Devices Common mechanical coupling devices such as gears, friction wheels, and levers, also have electrical analogs. Let us first consider the pair of nonslipping friction wheels shown in Figure 5.5. At the point of contact, P1, on wheel 1 and P2 on wheel 2 must have the same linear velocity because they move together, and experience equal and opposite forces(action and reaction). Since this is a rotational system, it is convenient to use angular velocities and torques. The following relations between magnitudes hold: τ1 r1 = τ2 r2 ω1 r2 = ω 2 r1

(5.5)

These relations are similar that exist among the voltages and currents in the primary and secondary windings of an ideal transformer. If r1:r2 is considered as the turns ratio N1:N2 of an ideal transformer, the torque will then be analogous to voltage and angular velocity to current. This forms the basis of f–v analogy shown in Figure 5.6.

r1 r2

P1

P2

FIGURE 5.5 Friction wheel.

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i1 [ω1]

i2 [ω2]

v2 [τ2]

v1 [τ1]

N1 : N2 [r1 : r2]

FIGURE 5.6 f–v analogy.

i1 [τ1]

i2 [τ2]

v2 [ω2]

v1 [ω1]

N1 : N2 [r2 : r1]

FIGURE 5.7 f–i analogy.

If r2:r1 is considered as the turns ratio N1:N2, we have the analogous ideal transformer based on the f–i analogy in Figure 5.7. The reversal of current directions and voltage polarities in the secondaries of these two figures is to show the reversal of the directions of both torque and angular velocity due to coupling; it is equivalent to putting dots on opposite ends of the primary and secondary windings of the transformer. In general, it is easy to determine the relative directions of motion of the coupled mechanical elements by inspection of mechanical system without elaborating notations in the electrical circuits. The simple lever is another type of mechanical coupling device that is analogous to the transformer. Consider the lever in Figure 5.8 which rests on a rigid fulcrum P. The lever is assumed to be massless but rigid, and its left end is connected to the ground through some mechanical

f1

u2 P f2

FIGURE 5.8 Translatory motion mechanical system.

r2

r1

u1

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i2 [u2]

v2 [ f2]

v1 [ f1]

N1 : N2 [r2 : r1]

i1 [ f1]

FIGURE 5.9 f–v analogy.

i2 [ f2]

v2 [u2]

v1 [u1]

N1 : N2 [r2 : r1]

FIGURE 5.10 f–i analogy.

elements which resists motion. If a force f1 applied to the right end makes it move with a velocity u1, the following relations hold: u1 r1 = u2 r2

(5.6)

f1 r2 = f2 r1 These equations are also similar to that of an ideal transformer. We find that the velocities of the ends of the simple lever correspond to the torques on the gears, and the forces on the lever correspond to the angular velocities of the gears. Therefore, although the electrical analog of a simple lever is also an ideal transformer, the f–v analog for a lever will correspond to the f–i analog of a pair of meshed gears, and vice versa, as shown in Figures 5.9 and 5.10.

Example 5.3 Find the f–i analogous electrical circuit of the mechanical system shown in Figure 5.11. Assume that the bar is rigid but massless and that the junctions are restricted to have vertical motion only.

SOLUTION Since this system has a lever-type coupling, the existence of an ideal transformer in the electrical analog is apparent. However, we do not have a simple lever here because the bar does not rest or pivot on a fixed fulcrum. The primary circuit in the electrical analog can be drawn without

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U3 K3

1

r2

2

M3

U2

M2

D3

K2

f1

r1

U1

M1 K1

D2

3

D1

FIGURE 5.11 Mechanical system.

(r1 + r2): r2 M1 f1

M1

K1

K1 M1

K1

r1: r2 FIGURE 5.12 f–i analogy.

difficulty. By the rule of f–i analogy, we know that the primary circuit has one independent node with a current source (f) and three elements (a capacitance M1, a resistance 1/D1, and an inductance K1) connected to it, as shown in Figure 5.12. To draw the secondary circuit, we apply the principle of superposition. First, consider junction 3 as fixed. We then have u1 r1 + r2 = u2 r2 f1 r = 2 f2 r1 + r2

(5.7)

N1 r1 + r2 = N2 r2 Next considering junction 2 as fixed, we have u1 r1 = u3 r2 f1 r2 = f3 r1 N1 r1 = N3 r2

(5.8)

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D

M

x u

K

D

FIGURE 5.13 Schematic diagram of cushioned package system.

Example 5.4 A certain cushioned package is to be dropped from a height h = 10 ft. The package can be represented by the schematic diagram, as shown in Figure 5.13. Determine the motion of the mass M. Assume that the package falls onto the ground with no rebound. M = 2 lb-s2/ft K = 5 × 10 −4 ft/lb D = 40 lb-s/ft

SOLUTION The f–v analogous electrical circuit for this mechanical system can be easily drawn as in Figure 5.14. Note that the only externally applied force on the system is the static weight Mg of the mass M. We write the equation of motion in terms of velocity u as follows:

M

t ⎤ du 2⎡ + 2Du + ⎢ u dt + x(0)⎥ = Mg dt K⎢ ⎥ ⎣0 ⎦

∫

(5.9)

This equation can be solved for u, and displacement and acceleration can then be derived from it. Alternatively we can write the equation of motion in terms of displacement x:

M

K

K

(5.10)

K/2

D

u

Mg

d2 x dx 2 + 2D + x = Mg dt 2 dt K

M

D

FIGURE 5.14 f–v analogy of given cushioned package system.

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2D

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The initial conditions at t = 0 (the instant at which the package first touches the ground) are x(0) = 0,

x ′(0) = u(0) = 2gh

Taking Laplace transform of the equation of motion, taking due account to the initial conditions, yields 2⎞ Mg ⎛ 2 ⎜⎝ Ms + 2Ds + ⎟⎠ X ( s) = M 2gh + K s or

X ( s) =

2gh g + 2 2 s + 2(D /M )s + (2/MK ) s + 2(D/M )s + (2/MK )

(5.11)

Putting the numerical values, we have X ( s) =

25.4 s + 40 ⎡1 ⎤ + 0.016 ⎢ − 2 2⎥ ( s + 40 s)2 + 40 2 ⎣ s ( s + 20) + 40 ⎦

Taking the inverse Laplace transform of the above equation, we get the displacement x(t): x(t ) = L−1[X ( s)] =

⎡ 25.4 −20t 1 ⎛ ⎞⎤ sin 40t + 0.016 ⎢1− e −20t ⎜ cos 40t + sin 40t ⎟ ⎥ e ⎝ ⎠⎦ 40 2 ⎣

= 0.016 + 0.627e −20t sin(40t − 1.460 ) ft Both velocity and acceleration functions can be obtained from x(t) by differentiation. State model may be written from Equation 5.10: d dt

⎡ D ⎡v ⎤ ⎢ − ⎢f ⎥ = ⎢ M ⎣ ⎦ ⎢ K ⎣

−1⎤ ⎡ −1⎤ ⎡v ⎤ M ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ + ⎢M ⎥U ⎥ f ⎢ ⎥ 0 ⎦⎥ ⎣ ⎦ ⎣⎢ 0 ⎦⎥

MATLAB® Program clear all; k = 2.1; %spring constant d = 0.1; m = 50.5; x = [0; 0]; dt = 0.01; t = 0; tsim = 100; n = round( (tsim-t)/dt); A = [−d/m −1/m k 0]; B = [−1/m 0]; u = 1; for i = 1:n if t < = .01; u = 1; else u = 0; end; x1(i,:) = [t x’];

(5.12)

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×10–4

B = 2.1 B = 1.1 B = 0.1

3

State variables

2 1 0 –1 –2 –3 –4

0

10

20

30

40

50 Time (s)

60

70

80

90

100

FIGURE 5.15 Cushioned package response for different values of B.

dx = A*x + B*u; x = x + dt*dx; t = t + dt; end hold on plot (x1(:,1), x1(:,2), ‘k’) xlabel (‘Time(sec.)’) ylabel(‘State Variables’) title(‘Cushioned package Simulation’)

Results 1. Effect of damping coefficient (B) on system response has been studied when changed from 0.1 to 2.1 for K = 2.1 and M = 50.5 kg and the results are shown in Figure 5.15. 2. Effect of spring constant (K = 0.1−2.1) has been studied on cushioned package when droped from certain height with B = 1.1 and M = 50.5 and the simulation results are shown in Figure 5.16. 3. Lastly, the effect of change in mass (M) from 10.5 to 100.5 kg with B = 1.1 and K = 2.1 has also been studied and it is found that the velocity overshoot is more with less weight compared to higher weights, as shown in Figure 5.17.

Example 5.5 Truck–trailer system Draw the mechanical network for the truck–trailer system shown in Figure 5.18. Draw the analogous electrical system in which force is analogous to current. Also draw force–voltage analogy.

SOLUTION The systematic mechanical system is shown in Figure 5.19. Let us draw the equivalent mechanical network as shown in Figure 5.20.

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4

Cushioned package simulation

×10–4

K = 0.1 K = 1.1 K = 2.1

3

State variables

2 1 0 –1 –2 –3 –4

0

10

20

30

40

50 60 Time (s)

70

80

90

100

FIGURE 5.16 Cushioned package response for different values of spring constant K.

1.5

×10–3

Cushioned package simulation M = 10.5 M = 50.5 M = 100.5

1

State variables

0.5 0 –0.5 –1 –1.5 –2

0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Time (s) FIGURE 5.17 Cushioned package response for different values of mass (M).

Based on the f–i analogy referring to Table 5.2, the analogous electrical system is drawn as in Figure 5.21. Similarly, based on the f–v analogy referring to Table 5.1, the analogous electrical system is drawn as in Figure 5.22.

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K

Trailer

FIGURE 5.18 Truck–trailer system.

D1 M1

f(t)

M2 K1

FIGURE 5.19 Systematic mechanical system.

D1

K2

D2

f(t)

K1 M2

M1

D3

K3

FIGURE 5.20 Equivalent mechanical network.

1/R1 1/L2 1(t)

FIGURE 5.21 f–i analogy of truck–trailer system.

1/R2

C1

1/C1 C2

1/R3

1/L3

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R1

1/C2 V(t)

R2

L1

1/L1

R3

L2

1/C3

FIGURE 5.22 f–v analogy of truck–trailer system.

Example 5.6: Modeling of Log Chipper The log chipper cuts logs into smaller chips to make paper pulp. The engine accelerates the massive chipper head to high speed. Then logs are forced against the spinning blades. The high inertia of the head forces the fluid clutch and provides smooth engagement and disengagement of the engine from the drive shaft. • • • • •

Derive a lumped model that will represent the rotational behavior of the system Draw system graph Derive a set of system equations Simulate the above developed model using MATLAB Draw its f–i and f–v analogy

SOLUTION The schematic diagram of log chipping system is shown in Figure 5.23. It consists of an engine, which supplies power to log chipping head through a fluid clutch. The fluid clutch engages and disengages the engine shaft with chipper head. The chipper head is supported from both the ends with bearings. The load applied to log chipper head by application of wooden log, and it depends upon the size of log and the pressure applied on it. The lumped mechanical network for log chipping system is shown in Figure 5.24. Step 1

Variable identification

To model the given system, it is necessary to identify the key variables of the system. The list of key variables is mentioned below. List of key variables J1 J2

inertia of chipper head inertia of the rotating part of engine and attached shaft and clutch disk

Wooden log Bearing

Chipper head FIGURE 5.23 Schematic diagram for log chipping system.

Fluid clutch

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TL Te J1

K

1

3 2

B2

J2

G

B1 FIGURE 5.24 Lumped model of given log chipping machine.

K T B1 B2 TL Te

shaft stiffness between 1 and 2 engine torque (specified) damper for both bearing friction damper for clutch load torque due to log of chipper head engine torque

The system graph may be drawn, as shown in Figure 5.25. Step 2 Topological constraints 1. Across drivers (X) a. Independent b. Short circuit elements c. Dependent 2. Accumulator (C) type elements 3. Dissipater (R) type elements 4. Delay (L) type elements 5. Through drivers a. Dependent b. Open circuit elements c. Independent The tree may also be drawn based on the topological restrictions and it is consisting of elements—J1, J2, and B2. The rest of the elements belong to the complement of the tree (co-tree), which are—B1, K, TL, and Te, as shown in Figure 5.26.

1

TL

2

K

J1

3

B2

B1

J2

G

Te

FIGURE 5.25 System graph.

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1

2

K

TL

J1

B1

J2

FIGURE 5.26 Formulation tree for given system graph.

Step 3

G

Incidence matrix ND El

J1

J2

B2

B1

K

TL

Te

1 2

1 0

0 0

0 1

1 0

1 −1

1 0

0 0

3 G

0 −1

1 −1

−1 0

0 −1

0 0

0 −1

1 −1

A=

Observations: 1. Column wise sum equals to zero. 2. Size must be # node × # elements.

Step 4

Reduced incidence matrix ND El

J1

J2

B2

B1

K

TL

Te

1 2

1 0

0 0

0 1

1 0

1 −1

1 0

0 0

3

0

1

−1

0

0

0

1

Ar =

Delete the row related to reference node in the incidence matrix. Step 5

Ar =

Gauss–Jorden elimination ND El

J1

J2

B2

B1

K

TL

Te

R1 R2 + R3

1 0

0 1

0 0

1 0

1 −1

1 0

0 1

R2

0

0

1

0

−1

0

0

Step 6

Combined constraint equation F-cut-set equation yb = −A*c Yc and f-circuit equation xc = −Bb*Xb

TJ1 TJ2 TB2 wB1 = wk wTL wTe

J1

J2

B2

B1

K

TL

Te

0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

−1 0 0 0

−1 1 1 0

−1 0 0 0

0 −1 0 0

1 1 0

−1 0 1

−1 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

3

B2

wJ1 wJ2 wB2 TB1 Tk TTL TTe

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Rearranged combined constraint equation

TJ1 TJ2 wk wB1 = TB2 wTL wTe

J1

J2

B2

0 0 1 1

0 0 −1 0

−1 1 0 0

0 1 0

0 0 1

1 0 0

B1

K

TL

Te

−1 0 0 0

0 0 −1 0

−1 0 0 0

0 −1 0 0

wJ1 wJ2 Tk TB1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

wB2 TTL TTe

(5.13)

Write middle row of matrix equation ⎡ω B1⎤ ⎡ 1 ⎢ T ⎥ = ⎢0 ⎣ B2 ⎦ ⎣

Step 7

0 0

⎡ ω J1 ⎤ 0⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ωJ2 1⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢⎣ Tk ⎥⎦

(5.14)

Write terminal equation for memory-less elements ⎡ TB1 ⎤ ⎡B1 ⎢ω ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎣ B2 ⎦ ⎣

0 ⎤ ⎡ω B1⎤ 1/ B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ TB 2 ⎥⎦

(5.15)

Substitute Equation 5.14 in Equation 5.15. ⎡ TB1 ⎤ ⎡B1 ⎢ω ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎣ B2 ⎦ ⎣

0 ⎤ ⎡1 1/ B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣0

⎡ ω J1 ⎤ 0⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ωJ2 1⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢⎣ Tk ⎥⎦

0 0

(5.16)

Write top row of matrix Equation 5.13. ⎡ TJ1 ⎤ ⎡0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢TJ 2 ⎥ = ⎢0 ⎢⎣ωK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 1

0 0 −1

−1⎤ ⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −1 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 1 ⎥ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ + ⎢ 0 0 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎡ −1 ⎥ ⎡ TB1 ⎤ ⎢ +⎢0 0⎥⎢ ⎥ ωB2 ⎦ ⎢⎣ 0 −1⎥⎦ ⎣

0⎤ ⎥ ⎡TTL ⎤ −1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ TTe 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(5.17)

Substitute Equation 5.16 of algebraic elements into Equation 5.17. ⎡ TJ1 ⎤ ⎡0 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢TJ 2 ⎥ = ⎢0 ⎢⎣ωK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 1

0 0 −1

−1⎤ ω J1 ⎡ −1 ⎥ ⎢ 1 ⎥ ωJ2 + ⎢ 0 0 ⎥⎦ TK ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎥ ⎡B1 0⎥⎢ 0 −1⎥⎦ ⎣

0 ⎤ ⎡1 1/B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣0

0 0

⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −1 0⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ωJ2 + 0 1⎥⎦ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎥ ⎡TTL ⎤ −1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ TTe 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(5.18)

After simplifying Equation 5.18, we get ⎡ TJ1 ⎤ ⎡ −B1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ TJ 2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎢⎣ωK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 0 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −1 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ + ⎢ 0 −1/B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎥ ⎡TTL ⎤ −1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ TTe 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(5.19)

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Write terminal equation for memory elements ⎡ TJ1 ⎤ ⎡ J1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ TJ 2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎢⎣ωK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt 1/K ⎥⎦

0 J2 0

⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦

(5.20)

Substitute terminal Equation 5.20 in Equation 5.19. ⎡ J1 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎢⎣ 0

0 J2 0

0⎤ ⎥ d 0⎥ dt 1/K ⎥⎦

⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −B1 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ = ⎢ 0 ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 0 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −1 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ + ⎢ 0 −1/B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0⎤ ⎥ ⎡TTL ⎤ −1⎥ ⎢ ⎥ TTe 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(5.21)

Step 9 Final state space equation ⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −B1/J1 d ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ωJ2 = 0 dt ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 0 0

0 ⎤ ⎡ ω J1 ⎤ ⎡ −1/J1 ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎢ω J 2 ⎥ + ⎢ 0 −K /B2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ TK ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣ 0

0 ⎤ ⎥ ⎡TTL ⎤ −1/J2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ TTe 0 ⎥⎦ ⎣ ⎦

(5.22)

Simulation Program %Simulation of Log Chipper Machine clear all clc B1 = 0.2; B2 = 0.1; J1 = .2; J2 = 3; K = 5; TL = −3; Te = 4; a = [−B1/J1 0 0; 0 0 0; 0 0 −K/B2]; b = [−1/J1 0; 0 −1/J2; 0 0]; v = [TL; Te]; x = [0;0;0]; dt = 0.01; t = 0; tsim = 15; n = (tsim-t)/dt; for i = 1:n dx = a*x + b*v; x = x + dt*dx; x1(i,:) = [t, x′] t = t + dt; end plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,2) ) xlabel(‘Time, sec.’) ylabel(‘state variable’) title(‘plot of x’)

The simulation result for the speed of log chipper head given load is shown in Figure 5.27. Simulink® Model The Simulink model for the same system is shown in Figure 5.28 and the result is also shown in Figure 5.29.

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5

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Step

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x΄= Ax + Bu y = Cx + Du

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Constant

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To draw its electrical analogous systems, the mechanical network is helpful as shown in Figure 5.30. Based on f–v analogous quantities mentioned in Table 5.1, the f–v analogy may be drawn as shown in Figure 5.31. Based on f–i analogous quantities mentioned in Table 5.2, the f–i analogy may be drawn as shown in Figure 5.32.

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1 K

J1

2

B2

B11/

TL

FIGURE 5.30 Mechanical network of log chipping system.

2

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V2(t)

R2

R1

L2

FIGURE 5.31 f–v analogy of given log chipping system.

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1

2 I/L

C1 FIGURE 5.32 f–i analogy for given log chipping system.

+ –

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Te

G

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L1

J2

I1(t)

3 I/R2 C2

I/R1

I2(t)

G

Example 5.7 Consider a speedometer cable of an automobile shown in Figure 5.33, in which rotation of wheel turns the cable within an oil sheath. The cable turns a cup, which in turn drags a second cup by viscous friction of oil film between cups. A spring restrains rotation of second cup. An indicator needle, attached to the second cup, indicates the speed of an automobile. Data Cable Length = 1 m Diameter = 2 mm Inside diameter of sheath = 2.5 mm Density of cable material = 6000 kg/m3 Shear modulus G = 7 × 1010

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Automobile wheel

Speedometer scale

Cable

Pointer K, J, B 2

3

1

4 Coil spring

FIGURE 5.33 Speedometer cable of an automobile.

Viscosity of oil = 0.1 N-s/m2 Thickness of oil film between cups = 0.1 mm. Rotating cup made by aluminum Thickness = 0.3 mm Length = 0.7 cm Inside diameter = 2 cm Lumped model of speedometer cable is shown in Figure 5.34. Parameter Calculation • Spring constants K = 0.44 N-m/rad Ks = 8.8 × 10 −3 N-m/rad • Inertia Jc = 6.11 × 10 −4 kg-m2; Js = 2.49 × 10 −4 kg-m2 J = 2.36 × 10 −9 kg m2 • Dampers B = 6.28 × 10 −7 N-m-s/rad Bc = 4.4 × 10 −5 N-m-s/rad The lumped model of given system may be redrawn to get a mechanical network, as shown in Figure 5.35, which will help in drawing electrical analogous systems. The f–v and f–i analogies for a given mechanical system are drawn in Figures 5.36 and 5.37, respectively.

K

K

ω(t)

Jc + J/2 J/2

B

FIGURE 5.34 Lumped model of speedometer cable.

Bc

J/2

B

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ω(t)

B

Bc

K

B

J/2

Ks

B

J/2

JS

Jc + J/2 FIGURE 5.35 Mechanical network for speedometer cable.

1/L

1/Rc

1/L

1/R

I(t) 1/R

1/Ls

1/R C/2

C/2

Cc + C/2

CS

FIGURE 5.36 f–i analogy of speedometer cable.

L

V(t)

+ –

Rc

L

R R

2/C

R

Ls

2/C

1/CS

1/(Cc + C/2) FIGURE 5.37 f–v analogy of speedometer cable.

5.4 Review Questions 1. The mechanical system shown in Figure 5.38. a. Draw its f–v and f–i analogy of given system. b. Write their system equations. c. Write MATLAB executable codes to simulate the given mechanical system. d. Analyze the results obtained. 2. Draw f–i analogy of a given spring balance shown in Figures 5.39 and 5.40. 3. Draw f–v analogy for the systems shown in Figures 5.41 through 5.43.

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K0

M2

M1 FIGURE 5.38 Mechanical system.

K1

u(t)

K

D

M

x

u

FIGURE 5.39 Spring balance.

f

D1 K2

K1

D2

D1 M1

K2

K2

M2 K3 M3

f = F sin ωt

FIGURE 5.41 Mechanical system-I.

K1

FIGURE 5.40 Mechanical system.

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f

M3 K2

K1

D1

M2

M3

r1

r2

M2 K2

K1

K1 D1

D1 M1

FIGURE 5.42 Mechanical system-II.

FIGURE 5.43 Lever-based system.

6 Interpretive Structural Modeling

6.1 Introduction An individual often encounters complexity while dealing with systems. This complexity exists because of a large number of elements involved and the large number of interactions among them. These elements and interactions may be of any form, they may be the elements of a large organization or components of a large technical system. Another form of elements interactions may exist only in the mind of the individual. A common characteristic of complex systems is that each has a structure associated with it. This structure may be obvious, as in the case of managerial organization of a cooperation or less obvious as in the case of the value structure of a decision maker. An individual or a group can make better decisions concerning systems when the structure of the system is well defined. Hence, it is desirable that some method be developed that aids in identifying the structure within the system. Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) is one of such method. ISM refers to the systematic applications of graph theory notions such that there results a directed graph representation of complex patterns of a particular contextual relationship among a set of elements. It transforms unclear poorly articulated mental models of systems into visible and welldefined models. The ISM process transforms unclear, poorly articulated mental models of systems into visible, well-defined models useful for many purposes. The underlying theory for ISM will be presented and discussed by nets, relations, and digraphs. ISM has its basis in mathematics, particularly in graph theory, set theory, mathematical logic, and matrix theory.

6.2 Graph Theory Many elements in a large-scale system interact with each other. It is, therefore, desirable for us to have methods for identifying these interactions among elements. Interaction matrices and graphs are very useful ways of doing this. To develop an interaction matrix (often called self-interaction matrix or SIM), we must consider all elements and determine if a pair interacts or does not interact with respect to some contextual relation. If the influence between the two elements does not occur by means of a third element, then it is called a direct interaction or a first-order interaction. For indirect or higher order interactions, the interaction graph is the best way of displaying them.

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Interaction matrix is filled with 0 and 1 only; therefore, it is called binary interaction matrix. Binary 1 is used to indicate direct interaction while 0 is used to indicate no direct interaction. SIM can always be written in triangular form. For n elements, there are n (n − 1)/2 entries to be made in SIM. If all entries in an interaction matrix are 1 then every element is connected to rest of the elements in the system and it is represented by nondirected lines in an interaction graph. For example, SIM of typical systems shown in Tables 6.1 and 6.2 are represented by nondirected line in an interaction graph, as shown in Figures 6.1 and 6.2. If every line segment in a graph has a direction, then the graph is called an oriented or directed graph. It can be represented by a full matrix (Tables 6.3 and 6.4) of size n × n, where n is the number of elements in the system, as shown in Figure 6.3. Mathematically, it can be written as eij = 0, if there is no relation (interaction) from element i to element j. eij = 1, if there is a relation (interaction) from element i to element j. Sometimes, we use numbers like 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to represent the interaction between elements rather than binary numbers. This shows the strength of interactions such as 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

No interaction Very poor interaction Poor interaction Moderate interaction Strong interaction

TABLE 6.1 SIM A3

A2

0 1

1

A1 A2 A3

A1

TABLE 6.2 SIM

A1 A2 A3 A4

A4

A3

A2

1 0 1

0 1

1

A1

A1 A2

A3

FIGURE 6.1 Nondirected interaction graph. A1

A2

A4 A3

FIGURE 6.2 Nondirected interaction graph.

Example 6.1 A simple single loop feedback system for an antenna servomechanism might appear as shown in Figure 6.4a. A flow graph for this system could also be represented, as shown in Figure 6.4b. In this flow graph, arrows show the direction of signals and power flow. Flow graph of this system is also the digraph in ISM, because ISM uses contextual relationship such as change in element a will lead to change in element b. The SIM for the above system could be written as

TABLE 6.3 SIM

A1 A2 A3

A3

A2

A1

0 0 0

0 0 1

0 1 0

1

2

3

4

5

6

TABLE 6.4

1 ⎡0 2 ⎢0 Ai = ⎢ 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

SIM A1 A2 A3 A4

A4

A3

A2

A1

1 0 0 0

0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0

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A1

A2

A2

A4 A3

A3 FIGURE 6.3 Directed interaction graph for SIM shown in Tables 6.3 and 6.4.

5

1

+

Ampliﬁer

2

Motor

3

–

Gear train and antenna

4 6

(a)

5

1

2

3

4

6

(b) FIGURE 6.4 (a) Block diagram for simple antenna and servomechanism. (b) Flow graph for simple antenna and servomechanism.

SIM often written as and called structured self-interaction matrix (SSIM). N N N V N 6

A N N N 5

A N V 4

N V 3

V 2

1

where 0 or N—no interaction, that is, element i is not related with element j and vice versa (eij = 0 and eji = 0) A—element j is related with element i (i.e., eji = 1) and element i is not related with element j (i.e., eij = 0) V—element i is related with element j but element j is not related with element i (eji = 0 and eij = 1) X—element i is related with element j and element j is also related with element i (eji = 1 and eij = 1) If all the diagonal entries of SIM are made 1 (i.e., eii = 1) then it becomes reachability matrix. The reachability matrix shows that either element i is reachable from element j or not. The number of lines in the path from element i to element j is called the length of the path. In Figure 6.4b element 4 is reachable from element 2 by the length of path 2. For completeness, we define every point reachable from itself by a path length 0. Hence, we add identity matrix in Ai to get reachability matrix. The reachability matrix for the above system is equal to (Ai + I).

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2

3

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6

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢0 (Ai + I) = ⎢ 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

If we multiply (Ai + I) with itself and if the value of any element is greater than 1 make it 1, we will get 1

2

3

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5

6

1 ⎡1 ⎢0 2 (Ai + I)2 = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 1 0 1 1 0

0 1 1 1 0 0

0 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

If we continue this multiplication by itself, a stage is reached when successive powers of (A + I) produce identical matrices: 1

2

3

4

5

6

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 (Ai + I)3 = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎣⎢0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎦⎥

1

2

3

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6

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 (Ai + I)4 = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

1⎤ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

1

2

3

4

5

6

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 (Ai + I)5 = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

1⎤ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥⎦

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6

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 (Ai + I)6 = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢⎣0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

1⎤ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥⎦

It is clear that (Ai + I)5 = (Ai + I)6 = (Ai + I)7… This shows that in this system digraph has maximum length of path is 5. Element 6 is reachable from element 5 by length of path equal to 5. In general, it could be written as (Ai + I)r−2 ≠ (Ai + I)r−1 = (Ai + I)r = p where r ≤ (n − 1) n is number of elements The longest possible path for n elements is (n − 1), and higher power of (Ai + I) would merely indicate reachability through paths of length (n − 1) or less. Matrix p is a transitive closure of Ai. The transitive relation can be defined in this manner: if there is a path from ei to ej and path from ej to ek then there is also a path from ei to ek. Mathematically, it is written as If ei → ej and ej → ek then ei → ek The original digraph need not be transitive in order to have a transitive reachability relation. This is possible because the reachability relation is a transformation of the original relation. The reachability matrix, in which all entries are 1, is called the universal matrix and implies that every element is reachable from every other element. When a digraph or a subset of a digraph has a universal reachability matrix, that digraph or subset of digraph is said to be strongly connected.

6.2.1 Net A net is a collection of connected elements or points with a given interaction (relation). A simple net is shown in Figure 6.5 consisting of only element and two nodes. First point P1 = f(rk) and second point P2 = s(rk) for r ∈ Set of relation R and P1, P2 ∈ Set of points (elements) P. R and P both are finite sets. It shows that P1 is related with P2 and P2 is not related with P1, that is, _ P1rkP2 and P2r kP1 6.2.2 Loop A link rk is called a loop if the first point and second point of a line are same. Mathematically this may be written as f(rk) = s(rk) It is shown in Figure 6.6a. 6.2.3 Cycle It is defined as a closed sequence of lines without any parallel lines, as shown in Figure 6.6b.

P1 FIGURE 6.5 A simple net.

rk

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r1

r1 P1 (a)

r2

P1

P2

r2

P2

(c)

(b)

FIGURE 6.6 Components of a simple net. (a) Loop. (b) Cycle. (c) Parallel lines.

6.2.4 Parallel Lines Two lines are said to be parallel if they have the same first and second points, that is, First point P1 = f(r1) = f(r2) and second point P2 = s(r1) = s(r2). To write an interaction matrix, we may consider all possible interactions between elements, but in the ISM process, we use only one contextual relation to develop a model. Contextual relations may be very general or very specific. 6.2.5 Properties of Relations 1. Reflexive: A relation is said to be reflexive if every point Pi is on a loop. PiRPi for all Pi ∈ P 2. Irreflexive: A relation is irreflexive if no point Pi is on a loop. – PiRPi for all Pi ∈ P 3. Symmetric: A relation is symmetric if point i is related with point j and point j is also related with point i. PiRPj and PjRPi for all Pi and Pj ∈ P 4. Asymmetric: A relation is asymmetric if point i is related with point j and point j is not related with point i. – PiRPj and PjRPi

for all Pi and

Pj ∈ P

5. Transitive: A relation is called transitive if point i is related with j and point j is related with k then point i is related with k. If PiRPj and

PjRPk

then PiRPk

6. Intransitive: A relation is intransitive if point i is related with j and point j is related with k then point i is not related with k. If PiRPj

– and PjRPk then PiRPk

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7. Complete: A relation is complete if for every point Pi, Pj either point i is related with point j or point j is related with point i. PiRPj

or PjRPi

6.3 Interpretive Structural Modeling This is a tool to use in value system design, system synthesis, and system analysis. Each stage of this methodology may be viewed as transforming a model from one format to another. This transformation has been referred to as a model exchange isomorphism (MEI). The MEIs are considered as candidate paradigms for ISM, as shown in Figure 6.7. A necessary step in this activity is to establish the preconditioning guidelines for ISM. The following algorithm presents a convenient format for the preconditioning guidelines for ISM: Theme Prospective Mode Primitives

Purpose or goal or objective Viewed from what role position Usually descriptive or prescriptive Element set (P) Set of relations (R)

SSIM constructed by recording participant responses as a group in a sequenced questioning session, reflecting judgment as to the existence of a specific relation R between any two elements i and j of element set S and the associated directions of the relation. This transformation of a model from one form (say mental model) to another form (say data set or SSIM) may be referred to as a MEI. Successive MEIs will transform perceived mental model to data set (SSIM)–to reachability matrix–to– canonical form–to–structural model (digraph)–to–ISM (Sage, 1977; Satsangi, 2009). Different MEIs are shown in Figure 6.7. 1. MEI-1 At this stage modeler identifies the system elements and the relations among them. For determining the relation between the elements, we compare the elements on a pair wise basis with respect to the relation being modeled. Hence, two sets are identified at this stage: a. Element set P which is finite and nonempty b. Relational set R which is also finite Hence we obtain the data or information about the system in this MEI.

Mental (conceptual) model MEI-1 Data or information MEI-2 Reachability matrix MEI-3 Canonical form MEI-4 Structural model MEI-1 ISM FIGURE 6.7 Model exchange phism (MEI).

isomor-

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2. MEI-2 The second MEI uses the above set of data or information to create the reachability matrix. The entries in the reachability matrix are 0s and 1s depending on whether elements are related or not related. 3. MEI-3 The third MEI induces partitions on the set of element and rearranges the reachability matrix into canonical form. In this canonical form, properties of the structural model may be identified. 4. MEI-4 At this stage the minimum edge diagram is drawn from the canonical form of matrix information. This is the first step in drawing structural model. 5. MEI-5 The fifth MEI is the process of replacing each numbered element with the description of that element which is adequate for interpretation. This is also the final MEI for getting ISM. Example 6.2 For the directed graph shown in Figure 6.8, write down the system subordinate (relational) matrix. Also write the reachability matrix from this and determine the maximum path length in the graph using reachability matrix.

SOLUTION The SIM for the given directed graph is 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1 ⎡0 2 ⎢1 ⎢ Ai = 3 ⎢ 1 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎢0 6 ⎢0 7 ⎢⎣0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

1

2 3 4 5 FIGURE 6.8 Directed graph for Example 6.1.

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3

4

5

6

7

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢0 ⎢ Identity Matrix I = 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎢0 6 ⎢0 7 ⎢⎣0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 ⎢ Reachability Matrix (Ai + I) = 3 ⎢ 1 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎢0 6 ⎢0 7 ⎢⎣0

0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1 ⎡1

2 ⎢1 ⎢ (Ai + I)2 = 3 ⎢ 1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢0 6 ⎢1 7 ⎢⎣ 1

0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

1 1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 ⎢ (Ai + I)3 = 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢1 7 ⎢⎣1

2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

3 0 0 1 0 1 1 1

4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

7 0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

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2

3

4

5

6

7

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 ⎢ 4 (Ai + I) = 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢1 7 ⎢⎣1

0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

Since (Ai + I)3 and (Ai + I)4 matrices are same, it is clear that (Ai + I)3 = (Ai + I)4… Therefore, the maximum path length is 3 for the given digraph.

Example 6.3 For the directed graph shown in Figure 6.9, write down the system SSIM.

SOLUTION 1

2

3

4

5

1 ⎡0 ⎢1 A = 2 SSIM for given directed graph i ⎢ 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎣1

0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎦

1

2

3

4

5

1 ⎡1 2 Identity matrix I = ⎢0 ⎢ 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎣0

0 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎦

1

5

2

1

2

3

4

5

1⎡1 Reachability matrix Ai + I = 2 ⎢ 1 ⎢ 3 ⎢0 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎣1

0 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 0 0

0 1 1 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎦

4

3

FIGURE 6.9 Directed graph for Example 6.2.

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1 1 ⎡1

⎢ (Ai + I)2 = 2 1 ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎣1

2 0 1 1 0 0

3 0 0 1 0 0

4 0 1 1 1 1

5 0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎦

1

2

3

4

5

1 ⎡1 ⎢1 2 (Ai + I) = ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎣1

0 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 0 0

0 1 1 1 1

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎦

3

Since (Ai + I)2 and (Ai + I)3 matrices are same, it is clear that (Ai + I)2 = (Ai + I)3 = (Ai + I)4… Therefore, the maximum path length is 2 for the given digraph.

Example 6.4 What will be the associated intent structure of a system whose SIM is given below: 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1 ⎡0

0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

2 ⎢1 ⎢ 3 ⎢1 Ai = ⎢ 4 1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢1 7 ⎢0 ⎢ 8 ⎢⎣ 1

SOLUTION Step 1 Reachability matrix can be obtained by adding identity matrix in SIM as written below: 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1 ⎡1 2 ⎢1 ⎢ 3 ⎢1 Ai + I = ⎢ 4 1 ⎢ 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢1 7 ⎢0 ⎢ 8 ⎢⎣ 1

0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎥⎦

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Step 2 Lower triangular matrix is obtained by rearranging the row and column of reachability matrix based on number of entries in a particular row. Row related with less number of nonzeros entries is kept first and then more number of nonzeros entries and at the bottom (i.e., the row contains maximum number of nonzero entries will be the last row). 1

7

2

3

8

5

6

4

1 ⎡0 7 ⎢0 ⎢ 2 ⎢1 L= ⎢ 3 1 ⎢ 8 ⎢1 5 ⎢1 6 ⎢1 ⎢ 4 ⎢⎣ 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

Step 3 Minimum edge adjacency matrix is obtained from lower triangular matrix after deleting the entries as mentioned in Table 6.5. The following steps have been followed: 1. The diagonal entries of an adjacency matrix for a digraph are defined to be 0. eii = 0. 2. Search row-wise for eij = 1; as each eij entry of 1 is identified, the corresponding ith column is searched for all entries of eki = 1, where k > i, the corresponding ekj are constraint to be 0 (i.e., ekj = 0). 1

7

2

3

8

5

6

4

1 ⎡0 7 ⎢0 ⎢ 2 ⎢1 M = 3 ⎢1 ⎢ 8 ⎢1

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0

1 1 0

0 0 0

0 0 1

0 0 1

0 0 1

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥

5 ⎢0 6 ⎢0 ⎢ 4 ⎢⎣0

0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

TABLE 6.5 Delete the Entries in Lower Triangular Matrix to get Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix Elements (j)

k

Entries to Be Made Deleted

2

1

5

2

5 6 4 4

(5, 1) (6, 1) (4, 1) (4, 2)

Elements (i)

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Step 4 Minimum edge digraph

1

7

Using minimum edge adjacency matrix, minimum edge digraph may be drawn as shown in Figure 6.10. Containing following levels: Level 1 2 3 4

Element 1, 7 2, 3 5, 6, 8 4

3

2

8

5

Example 6.5

6

4

Consider two system graphs shown in Figure 6.11, where elements 2 and 6 are common to both graphs. Determine the system structure after combining two system models given and obtain subordination (self-interaction) matrix for the final desired graph.

FIGURE 6.10 Minimum edge digraph for ISM.

10 4

11

8 1

2

5

3

6

1

2

6 9 FIGURE 6.11 System directed graphs for Example 6.4.

12

SOLUTION Combined system graph shown in Figure 6.12 is obtained by combining given system graph (shown in 6.11) as element 2 and 6 are common to both graphs. Reachability matrix 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1 ⎡0 2 ⎢1 ⎢ 3 ⎢1 4 ⎢0 ⎢ 5 ⎢0 Ai = 6 ⎢0 7 ⎢0 ⎢ 8 ⎢1 9 ⎢1 ⎢ 10 ⎢0 11 ⎢0 ⎢ 12 ⎣0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎦

10 8

11 4

1 2

5

3 6 9 12 FIGURE 6.12 Combined system graph.

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TABLE 6.6 SIM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 12

0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 10

A 0 0 0 0 V 0 0 9

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 7

0 0 A 0 0 6

0 A 0 0 5

0 A 0 4

A 0 3

A 2

1

The SIM is written from reachability matrix Ai as shown in Table 6.6. 1

Example 6.6 Write SIMs for the following undirected graphs shown in Figures 6.13 through 6.15.

SOLUTION Self-interaction metrics are written as shown in Tables 6.8, 6.10, and 6.12. The entries made in these matrices are 0 or 1 (0 for indirect interaction and 1 for direct interaction). The corresponding SSIMs are given in Tables 6.7, 6.9, and 6.11.

2

3

FIGURE 6.13 Undirected graph.

1

Example 6.7 2

A directed SIM is given in Table 6.13. 1. What is the nondirected (nonoriented) SIM. 2. What is the nondirected graph corresponding to this interaction matrix.

3

FIGURE 6.14 Undirected graph.

SOLUTION 1. Nonoriented graph for directed SIM given in Table 6.13 is shown in Figure 6.16. 2. Nondirected SIM and corresponding SSIM is given in Table 6.14 and 6.15 respectively.

Example 6.8 For the element set from the animal world the SSIM constructed using a contextual relation is given in Table 6.12.

1

4

2

3 FIGURE 6.15 Undirected graph.

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TABLE 6.8

TABLE 6.7

TABLE 6.9

SIM

SSIM 1 0 3

1 2

SSIM

1 1 2 3

1

2

3

0 1 1

1 0 1

1 0 1

0 1 3

1 2

TABLE 6.10

TABLE 6.11

TABLE 6.12

SIM

SSIM

SIM

1

2

3

1

0

1

0

2

1

0

1

3

0

1

0

1 0 0 0 5

1 1 0 4

0 1 3

1 2

1

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 3 4 5

TABLE 6.13 SIM A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

1

2

3

4

5

6

FIGURE 6.16 Nonoriented ISM.

TABLE 6.14

TABLE 6.15

Nondirected SIM

SSIM

1 2 3 4 5 6

1

2

3

4

5

6

0 1 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 0 1 1 0

0 0 1 0 1 0

0 0 1 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 6

0 0 1 1 5

0 0 1 4

0 1 3

1 2

1

1

1

2

3

4

5

0 1 0 1 1

1 0 1 1 0

0 1 0 0 0

1 1 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0

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SOLUTION Step 1 Write reachability matrix for SSIM mentioned in Table 6.16 is

1 2 3 4 5

1 ⎡1 ⎢0 ⎢ ⎢0 ⎢0 ⎢ ⎢0

6 ⎢0 7 ⎢0 ⎢ Ai = 8 ⎢0 9 ⎢0 ⎢ 10 ⎢0 11 ⎢0 ⎢ 12 ⎢0 13 ⎢0 14 ⎢⎣0

2 0 1 0 0 0

3 0 0 1 0 0

4 1 0 0 1 0

5 0 1 0 0 1

6 0 0 0 0 0

7 1 1 0 1 1

8 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 1

1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

9 10 11 12 13 14 1 0 0 0 0 0⎤ 1 0 0 0 0 0⎥ ⎥ 1 0 0 0 0 1⎥ 1 0 0 0 0 0⎥ ⎥ 1 0 0 0 0 0⎥ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ ⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥ 1⎥⎦

Step 2 Prepare lower triangular matrix from reachability matrix based on number of non-zeros entries in different rows. The rows of reachability matrix is re-arranged based on number of nonzero entries as given below: Row number of reachability matrix 9 7, 14 3, 4, 5, 8 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

Number of nonzero entries 1 2 3 4

TABLE 6.16 SSIM 0 0 V 0 0 0 0 V A V V V V 14 Note:

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A A 0 0 0 13

0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 12

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A A 0 11

0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 A 10

V V V V V V V V 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

V V 0 V V V 7

0 0 0 A 0 6

0 V 0 0 5

V 0 0 4

0 0 3

0 2

1

(1) Penguin, (2) Albatross, (3) Ungulate, (4) Nonflying Birds, (5) Flying Birds, (6) Ostrich, (7) Bird, (8) Carnivore, (9) Animal, (10) Zebra, (11) Cheetah, (12) Giraffe, (13) Tiger, (14) Mammal.

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3

4

5

8

1

2

6

0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

10 11 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 1⎥⎦

Step 3 Obtain minimum edge adjacency matrix from lower triangular matrix after deleting the entries shown in Table 6.12.

9

7

14

3

4

5

8

1

2

6

9 ⎡0 7 ⎢1 ⎢ 14 ⎢ 1 3 ⎢0 ⎢ 4 ⎢0 5 ⎢0 8 ⎢0 ⎢ M= 1 ⎢0 2 ⎢0 ⎢ 6 ⎢0 10 ⎢0 ⎢ 11 ⎢0 12 ⎢0 13 ⎢⎣0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 11 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ ⎥ 0⎥ 0⎥ 0 ⎥⎦

Step 4 Draw minimum edge diagraph from edge adjacency matrix as shown in Figure 6.17. Step 5 Draw interpretive structural model from minimum edge diagram as shown in Figure 6.18.

Example 6.9 Given the SSIM in Table 6.18 obtain an ISM using the lower triangularization method?

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9 14

7

4

1

8

5

6

2

11

3

13

12

FIGURE 6.17 Minimum edge adjacency graph.

10

Animal

Bird

Nonflying bird

Penguin

Mammal

Flying birds

Ostrichs

Albatross

Carnivore

Cheetah

Ungulate

Tiger

Giraffe

Zebra

FIGURE 6.18 Interpretive structural model.

The minimum edge diagraph is drawn from minimum edge adjacency matrix obtained after removing the entries as shown in Table 6.17. TABLE 6.17 Entries to Be Deleted from Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix Elements (i)

Elements (j)

7

9

14

9

3

14

4

7

5 8

7 14

k

Entries to Be Made Deleted

4 5 1 2 6 3 8 10 11 12 13 10 12 1 6 2 11 13

(4, 9) (5, 9) (1, 9) (2, 9) (6, 9) (3, 9) (8, 9) (10, 9) (11, 9) (12, 9) (13, 9) (10, 14) (12, 14) (1, 7) (6, 7) (2, 7) (11, 14) (13, 14)

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TABLE 6.19

TABLE 6.18

Reachability Matrix

SSIM A A V 0 A 0 7

0 0 0 0 0 6

A 0 V 0 5

A 0 V 4

A A 3

A 2

1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1 1 1 1 1 0 1

0 1 1 0 0 0 1

0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 1

TABLE 6.20

TABLE 6.21

Lower Triangular Matrix

Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix

1 6 2 4 5 7 3

1

6

2

4

5

7

3

1 0 1 1 1 1 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1 6 2 4 5 7 3

1

6

2

4

5

7

3

0 0 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1

6

5

4

7

3

TABLE 6.22 Entries to Be Deleted from Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix Elements (i)

Elements (j)

2

1

7 7

2 5

k

Entries to Be Made Deleted

7 3 3 3

(7, 1) (3, 1) (3, 2) (3, 5)

2

FIGURE 6.19 Minimum edge adjacency graph.

SOLUTION Reachability matrix (Table 6.19) Lower triangular matrix (Table 6.20) Minimum edge adjacency matrix (Tables 6.21 and 6.22) Minimum edge digraph (Figure 6.19)

Example 6.10 Develop ISM for paternalistic family for the relation “obey.” The elements of the system could be father, mother, son, family dog, first daughter, second daughter, third daughter, and family parakeet.

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SOLUTION Theme: To perform a simple interpretive structural modeling exercise as a learning experience. Prospective: Student of modeling methodologies Mode: Descriptive Primitives: R: will obey S: Member of hypothetical paternalistic family Elements in S: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Father Mother Son Family dog First daughter Second daughter Family parakeet Third daughter

For developing ISM and finding contextual relationship between elements, a survey is conducted for a particular family. The participant responses reflect judgment as to the existence of a relation between any two elements and the associated direction of the relation. It could be written in the following manner: 1. If the relation holds for element i to element j and not in both directions, the modeler writes by V as symbolic of the direction from upper element to lower element. 2. If the relation holds for element j to element i and not in both directions, the modeler writes by A as symbolic of the direction from lower element to upper element. 3. If the relation is perceived by the modeler as valid in both directions, the modeler represents it by X. 4. If the relation between the elements does not appear as a valid relationship in both directions, we could write 0 to it. Set of relations R consists of (V, A, X, 0). The survey results could be written in the SSIM form showing the relation between the elements (Table 6.23). The next step is to transform the SSIM form to the reachability matrix form. The reachability matrix for given system in 1s and 0s depending on whether elements are related or not is given in Table 6.24. After obtaining the reachability matrix, it is desirable to determine the associated intent structure. The next step is to determine the lower triangular matrix by a sorting procedure, which TABLE 6.23 SSIM A A 0 V 0 0 0 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 7

A A 0 V 0 6

A A 0 V 5

A A A 4

A 0 3

A 2

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TABLE 6.24 SSIM 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1

0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

identifies the highest level elements and inserts them as the first elements in a new reachability matrix, then iteratively identifies the next highest level set and transforms it until the elements are rearranged into lower triangular format. To accomplish the lower triangularization, each row is searched in sequence, from row 1 to row 8, to identify any rows containing only one entry of 1, such as row 1 and row 7. Then search again for identifying any rows containing two entries of 1, such as rows 2 and 3, and continue this process. The last step in the process is to condense all cycles to a single representative element. The cycles are identified by entries of 1 to the right of the main diagonal. The rows are searched in sequence from row 1 to N for entries 1 to the right of the main diagonal. This identifies elements in cycle set of the row being searched. The corresponding rows and columns associated with all but the initial element of the cycle set are deleted from the matrix. This process is continued until each cycle has been identified and condensed to a single representative element. All entries to the right of the main diagonal in the triangular reachability matrix are then 0. The lower triangular matrix obtained is shown in Table 6.25. The next step is to transform the lower triangular reachability matrix into a minimum–edge adjacency matrix, which will represent the first approximation of the structure under development. The following steps have been followed: The diagonal entries of an adjacency matrix for a digraph are defined to be 0 to get Table 6.26. The minimum edge adjacency matrix is shown in Table 6.28 is obtained by deleting the entries shown in Table 6.27. The minimum edge digraph could be drawn as shown in Figure 6.20. Figure 6.21 shows the interpretive structural from the information contained in a minimum edge digraph or matrix. TABLE 6.25 Lower Triangular Matrix 1

7

2

3

5

6

8

4

1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1 7 2 3 5 6 8 4

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TABLE 6.26 Adjacency Matrix after Making Diagonal Entries to Zero 1

7

2

3

5

6

8

4

0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 7 2 3 5 6 8 4

TABLE 6.27 Entries to Be Deleted from Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix Row No. (i)

j

k

Entries to Be Made Deleted

2

3

1

5

5

3

5 6 7 8 8

(5, 1) (6, 1) (7, 1) (8, 1) (8, 3)

Elements

TABLE 6.28 Minimum Edge Adjacency Matrix 1

7

2

3

5

6

8

4

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 7 2 3 5 6 8 4

Level-1

1

7

3

2

Level-2 Level-3

FIGURE 6.20 Minimum edge digraph.

Level-4

5

6

4

8

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Father

Family Parakeet

Mother

Son

First daughter

Second daughter

Third daughter

Dog FIGURE 6.21 Interpretive structural model.

P3

6.4 Review Questions 1. Explain the term “interpretive structural P1 modeling.” 2. Define the following terms used in interpretive structural modeling: P4 (a) net, (b) cycle, (c) parallel, (d) loop, and (e) FIGURE 6.22 digraph. Digraph for Q.6. 3. For the directed graph shown in Figure 6.22, write down the system subordination matrix. Also write the reachability matrix from this and determine the maximum path length in the graph using reachability matrix. 4. Outline stepwise procedure for obtaining an interpretive structure model (ISM). 5. Explain briefly the procedure for removing transitivity and identifying and condensing cycles in a reachability matrix. 6. For the directed graph shown in Figure 6.22, write down the system SSIM. 7. What will be the associated intent structure of a system whose SIM is given in Table 6.29. 8. Develop ISM for SSIM given in Table 6.30. 9. Write self-interaction matrices for the following undirected graphs shown in Figure 6.23. 10. Explain binary and nonbinary interaction matrices in interpretive structural modeling. 11. a. What is the nondirected (nonoriented) SIM? b. What is the nondirected graph corresponding to this interaction matrix.

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TABLE 6.29 SSIM A A V 0 A 0 7

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12. Given the SSIM in Tables 6.29 and 6.30 obtain an ISM using the lower triangularization method. 13. Short answer questions a. What do you mean by i. Reflexive relation ii. Symmetric relation iii. Transitive iv. Complete relation b. Define reachability matrix in ISM. c. What is strongly connectedness in a digraph. e. Mention different MEI in ISM? f. Give the matrix representation of the given digraph (Figure 6.22). g. What is the maximum path length of the above developed matrix. h. Find reachability matrix for the above system.

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TABLE 6.31 SSIM 0 0 V 0 0 0 0 V A V V V V 14

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(1) Penguin, (2) Albatross, (3) Ungulate, (4) Nonflying Birds, (5) Flying Birds, (6) Ostrich, (7) Bird, (8) Carnivore, (9) Animal, (10) Zebra, (11) Cheetah, (12) Giraffe, (13) Tiger, (14) Mammal.

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i. What type of response do you expect for the following systems: i. dy/dt + y(t) = U(t) ii. s2y(t) + sy(t) + y(t) = u(t) j. A system SSIM is presumed to be A A A A 5

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i. If element 2 is also subordinate to element 4, what are the changes necessary in SSIM. ii. Also mention the changes to make SSIM transitive. iii. What is the minimum edge diagram for a given SSIM. k. Write reachability matrix for the given system in Q. 12.

6.5 Bibliographical Notes Recently, the interactive management techniques (Warfiled, 2006), particularly the neutral process of Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and interpretive structural model (ISM) have been employed by many researchers (Satsangi, 2008, 2009; Dayal and Satsangi, 2008;

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Dayal and Srivastava, 2008) to transform unclear, poorly articulated mental model of a system from the fictional literary/movie field, into visible well-defined hierarchical model, which assumes particular importance in managing highly complex situations. ISM and NGT as parts of interactive management have been used intensively in the field of commerce, management, engineering, and law but in the field of literature there are only a few applications.

7 System Dynamics Techniques

7.1 Introduction The concept of how to organize scientific research is undergoing a change. Initially research was a one-man activity. But, if resources are to match adequately team research is essential. Engineering has developed the recognition of the importance of System Engineering in order to achieve the optimum goal. System engineering is a formal awareness of the interaction between the parts of the system. The interconnection, the compatibility, the effect of one upon the other, the objectives of the whole, the relationship of the system to the users, and the economic feasibility must receive even more attention than the parts, if the final result is to be successful. In management as in engineering, we can expect that the interconnection and interaction between the components of the system will often be more important than the separate components themselves.

7.2 System Dynamics of Managerial and Socioeconomic System The nature of managerial and socioeconomic systems and their associated problems are examined in terms of their counterintuitive behavior, nonlinearity, and system dynamics. The need for obtaining the intermediate feedback about the efficacy policies before being implemented in the real life is highlighted, which can be fulfilled effectively by using system dynamics (SD) as a simulation methodology. The managerial and socioeconomic systems and their associate problems are complex in nature compared to engineering and physical systems. According to the hierarchy of system given by Boulding (1956) the social system lies next to transcendental system in complexity, that is, they have complexity of highest order among all worldly systems, and the level of knowledge about their functioning is comparatively limited. This complexity is a result of many factors including a large number of components and interactions, nonlinearty in interaction, dynamics, growth, causality, endogenization of factors, and their counterintuitive nature. 7.2.1 Counterintuitive Nature of System Dynamics The problem is not shortage of data but rather our inability to perceive the consequences of the information we already possess. The SD approach starts with the concepts and information on which people are already acting. These are usually sufficient. The available 327

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perception is then assembled in a computer model that can show the consequence of the well-known and properly perceived parts of the system. Generally the consequences are unexpected. 7.2.2 Nonlinearity In most of the cases, there exists a high degree of nonlinearity, which is difficult to handle by either traditional or quantitative approaches in management science. 7.2.3 Dynamics The behavior of managerial and social systems exhibits high order dynamics. 7.2.4 Causality The dynamic behavior of these systems is to a great extent governed by their structure, which is composed of various cause–effect relationships. A methodology that can help in identifying the right casual structure and behavior will thus help a great deal in policy evaluation and design. 7.2.5 Endogenous Behavior The managerial and social systems are governed predominantly by endogenous relationships rather than the external influences.

7.3 Traditional Management The practice of management has been treated traditionally as an art, which is primarily being governed by the mental data base, whereas the major weakness is the absence of unifying, underlying structure of fundamental principle. 7.3.1 Strength of the Human Mind 1. It can gather a lot of information on multiple fronts, both tangible and intangible, and parallel. No amount of quantitative data can be substituted for this information. 2. While working with a system, it can easily be first-order relationship, that is, “what is affecting what” in a paired manner. 7.3.2 Limitation of the Human Mind 1. The human mind has cognitive limitations. Cognitively, in a normal sense, it can handle up to three independent dimensions (or seven possible combinations of these) at a time. If the number of dimensions goes beyond three, it becomes cognitively overloaded and the conceptualization becomes weak and incomplete. 2. Though human mind is strong in establishing first-order relationships, it is weak in generating higher order consequences.

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7.4 Sources of Information The sources of information used in different approaches to manage the socioeconomic and socio-technical problems are multiple and can be broadly categorized into three types: mental, written/spoken, and numerical, as shown in Figure 7.1.

Mental database

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7.4.1 Mental Database Numerical The mental database present within every human being is database information rich and is the primary source of information used in the conduct of human affairs. It is generated and enriched over time with their experience in dealing with FIGURE 7.1 Source of information. different problem situations, persons, and systems. The mental database contains all information on conceptual and behavioral information and technical fronts. The conceptual and behavioral information available with mental database cannot be substituted with any other form of information available more formally. It is effective to put this information into words and numbers. It can be easily and directly put into practice. The processing time is negligible.

Limitation 1. The level of information varies from individual to individual. 2. The perspective of individual governs the content of information. 3. The information available may be highly biased by the background and knowledge of the individual. 4. New information is collected and assimilated in the light of existing information. 5. Amount of information available is very high; clarity in its use and selection for a purpose is dependent upon the level of development and clarity of individual. 6. It is difficult to be freely exchanged. 7. Always there is a perceived gap, as shown in Figure 7.2.

Mental models

Gap in mental generation of consequence Perceived gap

Observed data

Expectation about behavior Actual behavior

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7.4.2 Written/Spoken Database The written database in terms of different reports, memos, letters, notes, etc., is being very commonly used. The written database is both system-specific and general. The general information is available with books, periodicals, magazines, news papers, films, etc. Most of the existing literature has emphasized on the product approach rather than the process approach. Variation of this is the spoken data base which is in the form of stored audio information, say audio cassettes, CDs, and DVDs of discussions, lecturers, seminars, presentations, etc. Strength 1. 2. 3. 4.

These are more formal and clear than the mental database. These are more communicable. It prevents the loss of knowledge with time. These can be authenticated, and thus govern the managerial action on a formal basis to avoid ambiguity.

Limitations 1. These have a lot of redundancy being mostly expressed in words. 2. All the information about the system is difficult to be expressed in written/spoken form. 3. As information content increases, storage and retrieval becomes a big problem. 4. Difficult to use for instantaneous decision. 5. Lack of precision in expressing system relationships. 7.4.3 Numerical Database It is comparatively narrower and is available in the form of brochures, reports, etc. Strength 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

It is more precise. It can be mathematically manipulated and used for sophisticated analysis. It can easily support systems modeling and simulation exercises. It gives a feeling of tangibility and clarity about systems functioning. Its redundancy level is low. It can be easily computerized and thus makes use of computer technology possible for managerial support. 7. It can be easily stored, retrieved, and communicated.

Limitation 1. The information content is comparatively low. 2. Accuracy of the data becomes very important or else it can mislead the decisions very easily. 3. It does not reveal the cause-and-effect directions among variables.

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7.5 Strength of System Dynamics 1. System dynamics (SD) methodology is able to cater a modeling framework that is casual, captures nonlinearity, and dynamics and generates endogenous behavior. 2. It uses the strength of human mind and mental models and overcomes their weaknesses by making a division of labor between the manager and the technology. 3. It uses multiple sources of information, that is, mental, written, and numerical in different phases of modeling. There are mainly six problem-solving steps through which the SD methodology operates: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Problem identification and definition System conceptualization Model formulation Simulation and validation of model Policy analysis and improvement Policy implementation

Industrial dynamics is the investigation of the information-feedback characters of the industrial system and the use of the models for the design of improved organizational form and guiding policy. It provides a single framework for integrating the functional areas of management marketing, production, accounting, and research and development. An industrial dynamics approach to enterprise design progresses through several steps: • Identify a problem. • Isolate the factors that appear to interact. • Trace the cause-and-effect of information-feedback loops that link decisions to action to resulting information changes and to new decisions. • Formulate acceptable formal decision policies that describe how decisions result from the available information streams. • Construct a mathematical model of the decision policies, information sources, and interaction of the system components. • Generate the behavior of the system as described by the model. Digital computer is used to execute lengthy calculations. • Compare results against all pertinent available knowledge about the actual system. • Revise the model if required. Information feedback control theory System of information feedback controls is fundamental to all life and human endeavor, from the slow pace of biological evolution to the launching of the latest space satellite. For example, consider a thermostat which receives information and decides to start the furnace; this raises the temperature, and when the temperature reaches to a desired value, the furnace is stopped. The regenerative process is continuous, and new results

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lead to new decision, which keep the system in continuous motion. Information feedback system, whether they are mechanical, biological, or social owe their behavior to three characteristics: • Structure The structure of the system tells how the parts are related to one other. • Delays Delay always exists in the availability of information, in making decisions based on the information, and in taking action on the decisions. • Amplifications Amplification usually exists throughout such system. Amplification is manifested when an action is more forceful than might at first seem to be implied by the information inputs to the governing decisions. Decision-making processes As in military decision, it is seen that there is an orderly basis, (more or less) in present managerial decision making. Decisions are not entirely “free will” but are strongly conditioned by the environment. In engineering exercises, the environmental effects play the important role.

7.6 Experimental Approach to System Analysis The foundation for industrial dynamics is the experimental approach to understanding system behavior. If mathematical analysis is not powerful enough to yield general analytical solutions to situations, then alternative experimental approaches are taken. Use of simulation methods requires extending mathematical ability. Detail setting up a simulation model needs to be monitored by experts, because special skills required for proper formulation.

7.7 System Dynamics Technique The SD technique was developed for the first time by Forrester in the 1940s in the context of industrial applications. The technique had been used to understand such diverse problems as technical obsolesce, urban decay, drug addiction, etc. It explains the model causal mechanism and identifies the feedback for modeling. Advantages of SD technique 1. It proposes the use of various diagrammatic tools for modeling the problem. 2. Easy to understand the model. 3. Easy to illustrate the model.

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4. Easy to observe the effect of variables on the response. 5. It can be used for nonlinear, ill-defined, time variant problems. 6. Delays (information, transportation, implementation, etc.) and nonlinearities can be easily incorporated in the model. 7. Easy to observe the effect of variables on system response. 8. Easy to develop Expert System if model is developed by SD approach. 9. Quick and easy insight can be gained. Steps involved in the development of SD models 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Identification of system variables and their causal relations. Draw causal links and causal loop diagram. Draw flow diagram. Write dynamo equations from the causal loop diagram and flow diagrams. Finally, simulate the above developed model using numerical integration techniques and also the software available for simulating dynamo equations such as Dynamo or Dynamo Plus, Dyner, and Vinsim.

The SD technique of modeling has three main parts namely, 1. Causal loop diagram Arrow of causal links in a causal loop diagram indicates the direction of influence and sign (+ or −) shows the type of influence. Causal loop diagrams play an important role: a. They serve as preliminary sketch of causal hypothesis. b. Simplifies illustration of the model. c. Encourages the modeler to conceptualize the real-world systems. 2. Flow diagram Flow diagram consists of rates, levels, and auxiliary variables organized into a consistent network. 3. Dynamo equations The dynamo model consists of first-order differential equation (ODE) to represent system states.

7.8 Structure of a System Dynamic Model The form of a SD model should be such as to achieve several objectives. The model should have the following characteristics: • Able to describe any statement of cause–effect relationship • Simple in mathematical nature

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• Closely synonymous in nomenclature and terminology • Extendable to large numbers of variables without exceeding the practical limits of digital computers

7.9 Basic Structure of System Dynamics Models The preceding requirement can be met by an alternating structure of reservoirs or levels interconnected by controlled flows, as shown in Figure 7.3. It contains • Several level variables • Flow-rate variables that control the flow of quantities into level variables • Decision functions (draws as values) that control the rate of flow between levels 7.9.1 Level Variables The level variables represent the accumulations within the system. The typical level variables may be the inventory level in a warehouse, the good in transit, bank balance, factory space, and number of employees. Levels are the present values of those variables that have resulted from the accumulated difference between inflow and outflow. Levels exist in the information network of material. It is denoted by a rectangle, as shown in Figure 7.3 and describes the condition of the system at any particular instant of time. 7.9.2 Flow-Rate Variables The flow-rate variables define the present (instantaneous) flow between the level variables in the system. The rate variables correspond to activity, while the level variables measure the resulting state to which the system has been brought by the activity. The flow-rate variables are determined by the level variables of the system according to rules defined by the decision functions. In turn, the rates determine the levels. It tells how fast the levels are changing. The rate variable does not depend on its own past values, neither on the time interval between computations nor on the other rate variables. No flow-rate variable can be measured instantaneously. All instruments that purport to measure rate variables actually require time for their functioning. They measure average rate over some time interval. At zero rate also, there is some value of level variable.

Level variable Rate variable FIGURE 7.3 Schematic representation of level (state) variables and rate variables.

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Error

Decision statement

FIGURE 7.4 Four concepts in flow-rate variable.

Consider an example of the growth of a tree. The height of a tree cannot be zero although the growth rate becomes zero. Four concepts are to be found in a rate equation, as shown in Figure 7.4: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Goal An observed system condition Discrepancy A statement how action is to be taken

7.9.3 Decision Function The decision function (also called the rate equation) is the policy statement that determines how the available information about level leads to the decision (current rate). All decisions pertain to impending action and are expressible as flow rates (generations or orders, construction of equipment, hiring of people). Decision functions therefore pertain both to managerial divisions and to those actions that are inherent results of the physical state of the system. There are three major view points of modeling, as shown in Figure 7.5. 1. To identify the cause–effect, relations (causal links) in a system are based on disjunctive viewpoint of modeling. 2. Another viewpoint is linear, control viewpoint in which cause produces the effect, which may be the cause for other such causes and effects form chains like dominoes falling. 3. Lastly, there is a causal loop, nonlinear viewpoint, in which the causal loops are identified. There are two types of cause–effect relationships (causal links) that can be identified in any system 1. Negative causal links 2. Positive causal links 1. Negative causal links In a system, if a change in one variable affects the other variable in the opposite direction under “cetris paribus” condition (keeping other variables constant), then it called a negative causal link. For example, consider the heat transfer from a hot body to the atmosphere, as shown in Figure 7.6. The heat transfer (Q) from a hot

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(1) Disjoint view point Cause

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Effect/ cause FIGURE 7.5 Different viewpoints of causal modeling.

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Ambient temperature (Ta)

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If the temperature of the hot body is kept constant, then it is a function of ambient temperature only. Hence, the heat transfer decreases as the ambient temperature increases and vice versa. In this cause–effect relationship, the ambient temperature (cause) negatively affects the heat transfer (effect). Therefore, the causal link is called negative causal link, as shown in Figure 7.7.

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FIGURE 7.7 Causal link between ambient temperature and heat transfer.

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2. Positive causal links In a system, if a change in one variable affects the other variable in the same direction under “cetris paribus” condition, for example, the relationship between the job availability (JA) and migrant (M), then it is called a positive causal link. If the job availability is more in a particular part of the region, then the migration will also be more in that part of the region and as the job availability decreases, the migration will also reduce. In this example, the job availability is a cause for migration of people from one part of a region to other part of a region. Here, the cause has positive influence on the effect. Hence, it a positive causal link, as shown in Figure 7.8.

Job availability ( JA)

+ Migrants (M) FIGURE 7.8 Positive causal link between job availability and migrants.

Negative causal loop: When feedback loop responses to a variable change opposes the original perturbation, it is called negative causal loop. A typical negative causal loop system and its responses are shown in Figures 7.9 and 7.10, respectively. The decision process sector tells us how the action process sector (Level variable) is controlled. It works on the basis of error that is the difference between the present state of the system and the reference input. The constant in this sector controls the change in level variable. This constant is a part of decision function or policy. Positive causal loop: When a loop response reinforces the original perturbation, the loop is called positive. The typical responses of positive causal loop systems are shown in Figure 7.11. Take an example of a snow ball falling from the top of the snow mountain, as shown in Figure 7.12. Its size and weight increases as it comes down and fi nally, broken Action process sector

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FIGURE 7.11 Responses of a positive feedback system. (a) Mutually deteriorate response. (b) Mutually improve response.

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down into many small balls. This shows that the effect reinforces the cause and finally the system response becomes unstable. S-shaped growth: Social and biological systems commonly exhibit exponential growth followed by asymptotic growth. This mode of behavior occurs in any structure where loop dominance shifts from positive to negative feedback. Finally the system response exhibits steady state when positive effect and negative effect in the system balance each other, as shown in Figure 7.13. Examples: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Population trends of various plants and animals Growth of biological spices Propagation of a contagious disease The behavior of damped pendulum Diffusion of riots, rumors, news, etc.

Interconnected network The basic model structure shows only one network with set of information from levels to rates, as illustrated in Figure 7.14. It could be noted that flow rates transport the

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Asymptotic growth

Steady state region

Exponential growth

Transient region Time FIGURE 7.13 Sigmoid (S-shaped) growth.

Decision function Flow channel Information source

Level

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contents of one level to another as shown in Figure 7.15. Therefore, the levels within one network must all have the same kind of content. Inflow and outflow connecting to a level must transport the same kind of items that are stored in the level. For example, the material network deals only with material and accounts for the transport of the material from one inventory to another. Items of one type must not flow into levels that store another type. Dynamo equations The model structure leads to a system with an equation that suffices for representing information-feedback system. The equations tell how to generate the system conditions for a new point in time, given the conditions known from the previous point in time. The equations should be adequate to describe the situations, concepts, interactions, and decision processes. The equations of the model are evaluated repeatedly to generate

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SSR 7-5. R FIGURE 7.15 Decision functions (rate equations).

sequence of steps equally spaced in time. Level equations are rate equations and generate the levels and rates of the basic model structure. In addition, auxiliary supplementary and initial-value equations are used. The interval of time between solutions must be relatively short, determined by the dynamic characteristics of the real system that is being modeled. Computing sequence A system equation is written in the context of certain connections that state how the equations are to be evaluated. We are dealing here with a system equation that controls the changing interactions of a set of variables as time advances. Subsequently the equations will be computed periodically to yield the successive new states of the system. The sequences of computation implied are shown in Figure 7.16. The continuous advance of time is broken into small intervals of equal length DT. It should be short enough so that we are willing to accept constant rates of flow over the interval as a satisfactory approximation to continuously varying rates in the actual system. This means that decisions made at the beginning of the interval will not be affected by any changes that occur during the interval. At the end of the interval, new values of levels are calculated and from these levels new rates (decisions) are determined for the next interval. The time interval could be spaced closely enough so that straight line segments over the intervals will approximate any curve as closely as required. Figure 7.16 shows such a straight approximation. As shown in Figure 7.17 J, K, and L are the designations given to successive points in time. The instant of time K is used to develop the “present.”

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Levels at time K, to be calculated

Constant rates over interval JK, already known

Auxiliary variables calculated after levels

ΔT J

ΔT K

Time L

FIGURE 7.17 Calculations at time K.

• The interval JK has just passed the information about it and earlier times is, in principle, available for use. • No information from a time later than K, like the interval KL, or time L, or beyond, can ever be available for use in an equation being evaluated at present time K. For the purpose of numerical evaluation, the basic equations of a model are separated into two groups: • The level equation in one group • Rate equation in another For each time step, the level equations are evaluated first, and the result becomes available for use in the rate equations. Auxiliary equations are an identical convenience and are evaluated between the level and rate groups. The equations are to be evaluated at the moment of time that are separated by the solution interval ΔT. The equations are written in terms of the generalized time step J, K, and L using the arbitrary convention that K represents the “present” point in time at which the equations are being evaluated. In other words, we assume that the progress of the solution has just reached time K, but that the equations have neither been solved for levels at time K nor for rates over the interval KL.

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The level equations show how to obtain levels at time K, based on level at time J, and on rates over the interval JK at time K, when the level equations are evaluated, all necessary information is available and has been carried forward from the proceeding time step. The rate equations are evaluated at the present time K after the level equations have been evaluated. The rate equations can, therefore, be available as inputs of the present values of the level at K. The value determine the rate (decision) equations determine the rates that represent the actions that will be taken over the forthcoming interval KL constant rates imply a constant rate of change in levels during a time interval. The slopes of the straight lines in Figure 7.17 are proportional to the rates and connect the values of the levels at the J, K, and L points in time. After evolution of the levels at time K and the rates for interval KL, time is “indexed.” That is, the J, K, and L positions are moved one time interval to the right. The K levels just calculated are relabeled as J levels. The KL rates become the JK rates. Time K “the present,” is thus advanced by one interval of time of ΔT length. The entire computation sequence can then be repeated to obtain a new state of the system at a time that is one ΔT later than the previous state.

7.10 Different Types of Equations Used in System Dynamics Techniques 7.10.1 Level Equation Levels are the varying content of the reservoir of system. They would exist even though the systems were brought to rest and no flow existed. New values of levels are calculated at each of the closely spaced solution intervals. Levels are assumed to change at a constant rate between solution times, but no values are calculated between such times. The following is an example of a typical level equation: L L1.K = L1.J + ( ΔT ) * (R1 .JK – R2 .JK )

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The symbols represent variables as follows, given the dimension of measurement: L1 inventory actual at retail (units), actual being used to distinguish from “desired” and other inventory concepts. ΔT delta time (week) interval between evaluations of the set of equations. R1 shipment received at retail (unit/week). R 2 shipment sent from retail (unit/week). The indication of L1 on the left shows that this is a level equation. The equation states that the present values of L1 at time K will equal the previously computed L1.J plus the difference between the inflow rate R1.JK during the last time interval and the outflow rate R2.JK, the difference rates multiplied by the length of time ΔT during which the rates persisted. Level equations are independent of one another. Each depends only on information before time K. It does not matter in what order level equations are evaluated. At the evaluation time K, no level equation uses information from other level equations at the same time. A level at time K depends on its previous value at time J and on rates of flow during the JK interval.

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7.10.2 Rate Equation (Decision Functions) The rate equations define the rates of flow between the levels of system. The rate equations are the “decision functions.” A rate equation is evaluated from the presently existing value of the level in the system, varies often including the level from which the rate comes and the one into which at goes. The rates in turn cause the changes in the level. The rate equation, being the decision equation in the broad sense controls what is to happen next in the system. A rate equation is evaluated at time K to determine the decision governing the rate of flow over the forthcoming interval KL. Rate equations, in principle, depend only on the value of levels at time K. Rate equations are evaluated independent of one another within any particular time step, just as level equations. A rate equation determines an immediately forthcoming action. The rate equations are independent of one another and can be evaluated in any sequence. Since they depend on the values of the levels, the group of rate equations is better to put after the level equations. An example of a rate equation given by Equation 7.3 shows the outflow rate of a firstorder exponential delay: R R2 .KL = L2 .K/DELAY

(7.3)

where R2 is the outflow rate (unit/week) L2 is the present amount stored in the delay (units) DELAY is a constant and average length of time to transverse the delay The equations define the rate R2 and give the value over the next time interval KL. The rate is to be equal to the value of a level L2 at the present time K, divided by the constant that is called DELAY. 7.10.3 Auxiliary Equations Often rate equations will become very complex if it is actually formulated only from levels. Furthermore, a rate may best be defined in terms of one or more concepts, which have independent meaning and, in turn, arise from the level of the system. It is often convenient to break down a rate equation into component equations called “auxiliary equations.” The auxiliary equation is a kind of great help in keeping the model formulation in close correspondence with the actual system, since it can be used to define separately, the many factors that enter decision making. The auxiliary equations are evaluated at the time K but after evaluating the level equations for time K because, the rate for which they are the part, they make use of present values of levels. They must be evaluated before the rate equations, because their values are obtained for substitution into rate equation. Unlike the level and rate equations, the auxiliary equations cannot be evaluated in an arbitrary order. For example, two auxiliary equations between two levels and a rate equation are given below: A

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R R3 .KL = L6 ⋅ K/A2 .K

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R3 .KL = (L6.K)/C3 + C2(C1*L3.K/L5.K)

The auxiliary equations have now disappeared leaving the rate R 3 dependent only on levels and constants.

7.11 Symbol Used in Flow Diagrams A pictorial representation of an equation encourages the modeler to understand the complex system. It is easy to visualize the interrelationships when these are shown in a flow diagram rather than merely listing the equations. 7.11.1 Levels A level is shown by a rectangle as in Figure 7.18 at the upper corner is the symbol group (L) that denotes this particular level variable. At the lower right corner is the equation number to tie the diagram to the equation. Decision functions (rate equations): Decision functions determine the rate of flow. They act as values in the flow channels, as shown in Figure 7.19 to equivalent forms are displayed. The symbol shows the flow that is being controlled. The equation number that defines the rate is also given. SRR 7.11.2 Source and Sinks Often a rate is to be controlled whose source or destination is considered to lie outside the consideration of the model. For example, in an inventory system, an order flow must start from somewhere, but clarity of flow system terminology does not permit mere extension of information lines into the line symbols for order. Orders are properly thought of as starting from a supply a blank paper that we need not treat in the model dynamics.

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Likewise, orders that have been filled must be discarded from the system into a completed order file, which usually has no significant dynamic characteristics. If it is assumed that the materials are readily available and that the characteristics of the source do not enter into system behavior, in such circumstances the controlled flow is from a source or to a sink, as shown in Figure 7.19 and given no further consideration in the system. 7.11.3 Information Takeoff Information flows interconnect many variables in the system. The takeoff of information flow does not affect the variable from which the information is taken. An information takeoff, as shown in Figure 7.19, is indicated by a small circle at the source and by a dashed information line. 7.11.4 Auxiliary Variables Auxiliary variables lie in the information flow channels between levels and decision functions that control rates. They have independent meanings. They can be algebraically substituted into the rate equations. Auxiliary variables are shown by circle, as in Figure 7.20 within the circle, the name of the variable and the equation number that defines it, is mentioned. The incoming information depends on level or other auxiliary variables and the outflow is always an information takeoff. The auxiliary variable is not a one computational time step to the next. Any number of information lines can enter or leave. 7.11.5 Parameters (Constants) Many numerical values that describe the characteristics of a system are considered constant, at least for duration of computation of a single model run. A line with circle shows the symbols of the constant, with information takeoff as shown in Figure 7.21.

7.12 Dynamo Equations The dynamo is a special-purpose compiler for generating the executable code to simulate the system model. The dynamo compiler takes

FIGURE 7.20 Auxiliary variable.

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equations in the form that has been discussed. It checks equations for the kinds of logical errors that represent inconsistencies within equations. Example 7.1: Modeling of Heroin Addiction Problem The explosive growth in the number of heroin addicts in a community might result from a positive feedback process. We assume that the addiction rate depends on the level of addicts and is not restrained by the number of potential addicts. We also assume that each addict brings one nonaddict into the addict pool every 3 years (the addicted population increases by a fractional addiction rate (FAR) of 0.33 per year). We ignore outflow of addicts from level through arrests, dropouts, and rehabilitation. The model, although obviously oversimplified, illustrates some interesting behavior. The causal loop diagram for heroin addiction problem is shown in Figure 7.22 and the flow diagram is shown in Figure 7.23. Dynamo equation From the above developed causal loop and flow diagrams, the dynamo equations may be written as given below. Addiction level in a given population ADCTS.K = ADCTS.J + dt *AR.KL Initial value of addiction level ADCTS = 10 Addiction rate AR.JK = ADCTS.K*FAR Fractional addiction rate FAR = 0.33 +

Addicts

Results The above-mentioned dynamo equations could be easily simulated in MATLAB® environments. The results show that the addicted population and addiction rate both continuously increase with time, as shown in Figures 7.24 and 7.25.

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Example 7.2: Modeling of Population Problem The first-order positive feedback structure can explain much, but not all of the basic character of human population growth.

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Example 7.3: Inventory Control Problem Net birth rate A dealer likes to maintain a desired level of inventory as shown (NBR) + in Figure 7.30. When stock falls below the desired level, the dealer places orders to the factory to replenish the supply; orders stop when stock reaches the desired level. With too FIGURE 7.26 much inventory, depends on the market condition outside the Positive causal loop diagram for human population growth. system boundary assume that the dealer has no influence on the demand for his goods. The demand suddenly increases from 0 to 50 in the 6th week. The causal relations between different variables combined are diagrammatically represented in the causal loop diagram, as shown in Figure 7.31. From the causal loop diagram, the flow diagram may be drawn as shown in Figure 7.32.

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Results The above developed dynamo equation may be simulated in MATLAB environment. The inventory level decreases when the demand is suddenly increased, as shown in Figure 7.33. As soon as the inventory level decreases, the discrepancy increases and to maintain the inventory level constant, it is necessary to order the goods. Hence the order rate increases, as shown in Figure 7.34. When the order rate and the sales rate are equal to each other, the inventory is fixed at level. The sales rate in this example is suddenly changed from 0 to 50 at the 6th week, as shown in Figure 7.35.

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Example 7.4: Rat Population The rat birth rate (RBR) is defined as the number per month of infant rats that survive to adulthood the normal rat fertility NRF, the average number of infants per months produced by each adult female rat, equals 0.4 (rats/female/month) for a relatively low or normal population density. The adult rat death rate (ARDR) is a function of the number of adult rats and average rat life (ARL) time. Average rat life time ARL, defined as the number of months an average rat survives during normal conditions, equals 22 months; therefore 4.5% of the population dies every month.

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The infant survival multiplier (ISM) makes infants survival dependent upon the rat population density. A low population density, approximately 100% survive. The causal loop diagram and flow diagram for rat population are shown in Figures 7.36 and 7.37, respectively. Dynamo equation L RP.K = RP.J + (ΔT) (RBR.JK – ARDR.JK) N RP = 10 R RBR.KL = NRF*FRP.K*ISM.K C NRF = 0.4 R ARDR.KL = RP.K/ARL C ARL = 22 A FRP.K = SR*RP.K C SR = 0.5 A ISM.K = TABLE (ISMT, PD, K, 0, .025, .0025) T ISMT = 1/1/.96/.92/.82/.7/.52/.34/.20/.14/.1 A PD.K = RP.K/A A FRP = RP*SR C A = 11000 Spec ΔT = 1, length = 200 Results The above developed dynamo equations were simulated in MATLAB and the following results have been obtained. Figure 7.38 shows that the birth rate increases initially and then gets saturated.

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Example 7.5: Modeling of Infected Population The infection of any disease depends on the size of susceptible population (SP), normal contacts of infected people (IPC) with healthy people, and normal contact fraction (NCF). Derive a model to predict the infected population.

SOLUTION The causal links for infected population model have been combined together to get a causal loop diagram as shown in Figure 7.41 and flow diagram (shown in Figure 7.42). From these diagrams, the dynamo equation can be obtained as follows: L IP.K = IP.J + (ΔT) (CR.JK) N IP = 10 R CR.KL = IPC*NCF*IP.K*SP.K + Infected population – POP (+)

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%MATLAB program for simulation of addiction problem clear all; IP = 10 IPC = 0.1 NCF = 0.02 P = 100 SP=P-IP; CR=0; t=0; dt=1; Tsim=50; n=round(Tsim-t)/dt; for i=1:n x1(i,:)=[t,IP, SP,CR]; SP= P-IP; CR = IPC* NCF*IP*SP; IP=IP+dt*CR; t=t+dt; end figure(1) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,‘2),k-’) xlabel(‘Time’) %ylabel(‘Infected Population’) hold %figure(2) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,3),‘k–’) xlabel(‘Time’) %ylabel(‘Susceptible population’) %figure(3) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,4),‘k:’) xlabel(‘Time’) %ylabel(‘Contagion rate ’) legend(‘IP’, ‘SP’, ‘CR’)

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Example 7.6: Market Advertising Interaction Model Modern business management is closely related with marketing strategies and effective advertising policies. Aims of advertisements • • • •

Awareness about the product Comprehension about the product Highlight its salient features Attract customer and ultimately increase sale

Assumptions 1. Advertising is defined as impersonal communications. 2. Only television is considered as the media, other media are excluded. 3. Different aspects of merchandising such as competition, offers, gifts, packaging, etc., were excluded. 4. Short-term effect is considered. Postevaluation criterion of advertisements 1. Advertising cost per thousand of buyers for each media category of advertisement (cost effective) 2. Percentage of potential buyer attracted (toward the product advertised) by each media category (public response) 3. Opinion of consumers on the content, presentation, and other parameters of the advertisement for its effective (public comments)

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4. Awareness of potential buyers toward the product before and after going through the advertising (awareness about product) 5. Number and depth of inquiries stimulated by each category of the advertisement 6. Cost per inquiry Variable identification SR SALES ADV PD AAP RAAP MSALES MAAP CIA FOI DAPI PMA AJS TA CRIA MCIA

sales rate sales of product advertising campaign consumer delay in purchasing consumer’s awareness of product after advertisement rate of awareness of product after advertisement maximum sales maximum awareness about product consumer interest toward advertising frequency of advertisement duration of advertisement popular models in advertisement attractive jingles/slogans in advertisement Timings of advertisement consumer’s rate of interest toward advertisement consumer’s maximum interest in advertisement

The causal loop diagram showing the cause–effect relationship between the abovementioned variable is shown in Figure 7.44. The flow diagram differentiate between the type of variables like level variables, rate variables, auxiliary variables, and constants, as shown in Figure 7.45.

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Sales Consumers’ purchase delay Advertisements

Awareness about product (AAP)

FOI DAPI

Consumers’ rate of interest in advertisements (CRIA)

Rate of awareness about product (RAAP)

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Dynamo equations Level equations There are three level variables considered in this system such as sales, awareness about the product, and consumer’s interest toward watching advertisements. The present values of level variables are calculated as the sum of previous values and the increment in them during the finite small interval of time. SALES.K = SALES.J + DT*SR.JK AAP.K = AAP.J + DT*RAAP.JK CIA.K = CIA.J + DT*CRIA.JK Rate equations To calculate the above-mentioned level variables, three rate equations are written for sales rate, rate of awareness about the product, and consumer’s rate of interest toward watching advertisements: SR.KL = Min(A1.K, MSALES) RAAP.KL = ((MAAP − AAP.K)/MAAP)*A3.K − AAP.K CRIA.KL = (MCIA − CIA.K)/MCIA*ADV.K − CIA.K

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Auxiliary equations When advertising is more than zero (ADV > 0), sales rate (SR) is proportional to advertisement (ADV). Although, sale is dependent on many other factors such as quality of the product, cost, and packing, it is assumed that the sale is only controlled by advertisements, just to simplify the model. This relationship is true up to saturation of the market, that is ( (MSALES – SALES.K)/MSALES). The auxiliary variable A3.K represents consumer’s interest toward advertisements. A1.K = ((MSALES − SALES.K)/MSALES)*ADV.K*AAP.K − SALES.K*PD.K A2.K = FOI + DAPI + PMA + AJS + TA A3.K = CIA.K*Min (A1.K, A2.K) Initialization CIA = 0 SALES = 8 MSALES = 80 AAP = 0 MAAP = 80 MCIA = 100 DAPI = 0.1 PMA = 0.1 AJS = 0.1 TA = 0.1 ADV.K = 0/1, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 0/4; Length = 24 h Results The simulation results shown in Figure 7.46 of the above developed model validated the results. The conclusions drawn from the above simulation are as follows: 1. The advertiser must create interesting commercials with cleverness that captures the viewer’s interest. 2. He includes attractive jingles and popular models in the advertisements, which helps in remembering the advertisements and draws attentions of the viewers. 3. Advertisement should have clear messages/slogans. 4. Scheduling of advertisements is also very important. It should be such that maximum prospective consumers could watch it. 5. The awareness of the consumer does not increase immediately. Always there is some delay. As awareness increases, sales also increase, although it is not linearly proportional to each other. 6. The duration of advertisement is not directly affecting the sales, but the duration of advertisement between 15 and 30 s is sufficient.

Example 7.7: Modeling and Simulation of Production Distribution System Every manufacturing company has three main departments, namely, finance, production, and marketing, as shown in Figure 7.47. 1. Finance department concerned with mobilizing and regulating the resources. 2. Production department concerned with production of products. 3. Marketing department related to sales of products.

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Finance

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Marketing

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The central core of many industrial organizations is the process of production and distribution system. When the product is produced and finally sold, there is a large time delay (due to number of reasons, such as delay in quality control department, in dispatch department, transportation delay, and delay by distributor). A recurring problem is to match the production rate to the rate of final consumer sales. Production rate fluctuates more widely than the actual customer’s purchase rate (due to cascade inventories of distribution system). The production distribution network is shown in Figure 7.48. The causal loop diagram shows the relationship between pending orders which depends upon the satisfaction level of customers (distributor or industries), items available for supply and its quality, and production rate, etc., as shown in Figure 7.49. The flow diagram for production distribution system is shown in Figure 7.50 (Chaturvedi et al., 1995).

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Retailer

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Dynamo equations Level equations The pending order level of industries (POLI), pending order level of distributors (POLD), and total produced inventory (TPI) levels may be determined by adding the incremental value of these variables to the previous value. The increment in level variable may be determined from the net rate, which is the difference between incoming rate and outgoing rate: POLI.K = POLI.J + dt*(ORRI.JK − SRI.JK) POLD.K = POLD.J + dt*(ORD.JK − SRD.JK) TPI.K = TPI.J + dt*(PR.JK − SRI.JK − SRD.JK) Rate equations Rate equations for flow-rate variables such as order rate for replacement from industries (ORRI), order rate for replacement from distributor (ORRD), supply rate to industries (SRI), supply rate to distributor (SRD), production rate (PR), and supply rate (SR) may be found out with the following equations: ORRI.KL = EORRI + FORI*QSI.K

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SRI.KL = FSI*QAS.K ORRD.KL = EORRD + FORD*QSD.K SRD.KL = FSD*QAS.K PR.KL = MIN(TPO.K, 3650) SR.KL = QAS.K*FAS Auxiliary equation The auxiliary equations normally help in calculations of rate variables in the system. ORI.K = EORI + FOI*QSI.K ORD.K = EORD + FOD*QSD.K QSI.K = SMOOTH(SRI.KL STIME1) QSD.K = SMOOTH(SRD.KL, STIME1) TPO.K = POLI.K + POLD.K Constants FORI = 0.05 FOI = 0.015 EORI = 1750 EORRI = 4 STIME1 = 10 FSI = 0.5 FORD = 0.01 FOD = 0.014 EORD = 1850 EORRD = 2 STIME2 = 10 Results The aforesaid model is simulated on computer and the results obtained are shown in Figures 7.51 and 7.52. The order rate from industries and distributors increases rapidly initially, then saturates after sometime. The pending order level for products increases even if the company is producing to its maximum capacity. The results match satisfactorily with the real data of a computer monitor manufacturing company. The shortage of raw material, machine breakdown, labor strikes etc., is not considered in the system.

Example 7.8: Modeling of AIDS/HIV Population AIDS is not only a health problem, but it is a societal problem with important social, cultural, and economic dimensions. It threatens the basic social institutions at the individual, family, and community levels. Its economic consequences are equally serious as it could claim up to half of national expenditure for health if the needs of AIDS patients were to be fully met.

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Till today, medical research could not find a cure for AIDS or a vaccine to prevent its infection. We must rely on change in personal behavior to reduce the spread of HIV infection. Information and education play a vital role in the fight against HIV infection. Keeping in view the complexities of HIV infection, nonrandom distribution, and occurrence of behaviors influencing HIV transmission, it is difficult to make exact estimates of HIV prevalence. It is more so in the Indian context, having its typical and varied cultural characteristics, traditions, and values with special reference to sex-related risk behaviors. The model is also required to predict HIV-infected population and its growth rate, which is very essential for planning of HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs. These predictions can also be useful for mapping of specific vulnerable groups and areas so as to plan targeted intervention in major urban areas and other areas in the states.

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Applications of data from sero-surveys of HIV in a sentinel population are considered for the model development of HIV for finding approximate estimate of the magnitude of the HIV in the community. The character and number of the epidemic-affected people varies from region to region, for example, Africa and Asia show more transmission through heterosexual sex, Latin America through homosexual sex, and Eastern Europe and newly independent states through drug injections (Renee, 1988). In India and China, HIV has infected 5% of the people who are engaged in high risk behavior (Thomas, 1994). Overall, more than 6.4 million people are currently believed to be living with HIV in Asia and Pacific—just over 1%–5% of the world’s total. This is an alarming situation and it is a challenge to stop/reduce the rate of infection. Hence, there is a genuine need to develop a model for HIV-infected population. This chapter highlights the SD methodology and presents its applications for modeling and simulation of the HIV-infected population. The SD modeling technique offers a number of advantages over the conventional modeling techniques specially for modeling such systems where exact model cannot be obtained using conventional techniques. The diagrammatic tools used in the model development encourages the modeler and give better understanding and quick insight about the system which is quite complex in nature and difficult to model due to inherent nonlinearities and delays in it (Forrester, 1968). The results obtained by the model developed here is compared with the results predicted by National Aids Control Organization (NACO), India. The model is simulated up to 2003 A.D. Variable identification The first step in model development using SD technique is the identification of key variables. The following variables are identified for HIV-infected population model: 1. RISK Some of population groups considered to be at high risk of HIV infections because of their behaviors and selected as sentinel groups for HIV sentinel Surveillance (HSS) have included men who have unprotected sex with many men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals who have unprotected sex with multiple sex partners (HET) subgroupsfemale sex workers (FSW), and sexually transmitted disease (STD) patients. Lower risk HET subgroups used in HSS systems include blood donors, military recruits, and antenatal clinic attendants (ANC) (Gong, 1985; Feldman and Johnson, 1986; Gupta, 1986; Panos, 1988; Contwell, 1991). The authors have conducted a survey to find the risk level of different population groups. The causal links between the variables and risk of HIV infection have been shown in Figure 7.53. 2. Awareness level The awareness has significant influence on the risk and ultimately, to control the HIVinfected population. To raise awareness about HIV in general population, an information, education and communication (IEC) campaign can be used. IEC is a process that informs, motivates, and helps people to adopt and maintain healthy practices and life styles in order to prevent them from acquiring infection and ill health (AIDS Manual 1993, 1994; Banerjee, 1999; Srinivasa, 2003; Chaturvedi, 2001). India is not only a vast country but also a country of numerous culture and linguistic diversities. This poses a great challenge for developing suitable IEC strategies and approaches. The survey was conducted in 1998 to find the awareness level of the population within the age group of 15–49 years in rural and urban areas and some states of India; the results are tabulated in Table 7.1. 3. Research and development a. For testing facility for HIV—tests and also help in rehabilitation. b. For new methods for IEC to create awareness the society about this disease. c. Lastly, it could develop some vaccine for the same.

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TABLE 7.1 Awareness Level about HIV (%) Awareness Level about HIV (%) S. No. 1 2 3 4

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Risk, susceptible population (SP), rate of HIV infection (RIP), HIV-infected population (IP) Risk, RIP, IP Risk, IEC, rate of awareness (RA), awareness level (A) SP, RIP, IP

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TABLE 7.2 List of Variables 1. Risk of getting infected from HIV 2. Susceptible population 3. Crude death rate 4. Crude birth rate 5. Total population 6. Awareness level among the people 7. Man power available to educated for HIV/AIDS 8. Population in red-light areas 9. Population in slums and low income strata 10. Migration level 11. Female sex workers 12. Meliorate recruits 13. Efforts in R&D for HIV/AIDS 14. Rehabilitation measure 15. Prolonging death due to AIDS by effective rehabilitation

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+

16. Rate of HIV infection 17. Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) 18. Blood demand level/blood donors 19. Drug addicted population 20. HIV-infected population 21. Funds allocated for reducing HIV infection rate 22. Efforts by government and nongovernment organizations 23. HIV blood testing facility 24. Antenatal females 25. Prisoners, truck, and autorickshaw drivers 26. No. of nonlicensed blood banks

+ Infected population (IP)

Awareness level (AL) (+)

Rate of awareness (RA) +

+ + IEC +

Man power (MP)

+

Govt. support (GS)

+

– Susceptible population (SP) +

Total population (TP) – (–)

(+) + Birth rate (BR)

+

Death rate (DR)

FIGURE 7.54 Causal loop diagram for HIV/AIDS population prediction problem.

Similarly, the three negative causal loops are made between the following variables: 1. Risk, IEC, awareness, blood screening facility, and RIP 2. Total population (TP), SP, RIP, IP, Risk, IEC, RA, A, rehabilitation (RH), and death rate (DR) 3. TP, manpower available for IEC, IEC, RA, A, RH, and DR

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Flow diagram The flow diagram is nothing but elaborated diagram of causal loop diagram, which clearly shows the level variables, rate variables, auxiliary variables, and exogenous variables. Figure 7.55 shows the corresponding flow diagram with the infected population (IP), blood demand (BD), total population (TP), and awareness (A) as the four-level or state variables; the rate of change of HIV infection (RIP), birth rate (BR), death rate (DR), rate of blood demand (BDR), and rate of awareness (RA) as the five flowrate variables; the total risk due to various factors (RISK), delay in AIDS death, rehabilitation measure (RH), IEC, and susceptible population (SP) as the five auxiliary variables; and funds allocated for HIV control, R&D activities and rehabilitation measures (FUNDS), FSW, military recruit (MR), low income strata (LIG), migration (M), injecting drug users (IDU), efforts from NGOs and people in red-light areas are the exogenous (externally supplied) variables and parameters. Dynamo model The dynamo equation can be written from the flow diagram drawn in the earlier stage. Dynamo equations are used for characterizing higher order dynamics of the HIV-infected population, which can be directly simulated in terms of the time profile of level variables, flow-rate variables, and other illustrative characteristics for given values of exogenous variables and parameters: L

IP.K = IP.J + DT*RIP.JK

L

TP.K = TP.J + DT*(BR.JK − DR.JK)

L

BD.K = BD.J + DT*BDR.JK

L

A.K = A.J + DT*RA.JK

Infected population, IP

Susceptible population, SP

E1 RIP

Population of red light area

BSF

MR Blood demand BD

Risk

LIG Migration, M FSW

E2 BDR

IDU E5

Awareness, A RA

Total population, TP

E4 DR

BR IEC

MAP NGOs Delay in death after AIDS

E3

Rehabilitation RH

FIGURE 7.55 Flow diagram for HIV-infected population model.

Funds R&D

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The equations from 1 to 4 are the level equations representing level (state) variables of the system. The level variables (such as infected population, total population, blood demand, and awareness level) at kth time instant are equal to the level variables at Jth time plus increment: R

RIP.KL = RISK.K*SP.K + K1*BD.K

R

BR.KL = Table function

R

DR.KL = Table function

R

BDR.KL = Table function

R

RA.KL = IEC.K *K2

The rate equations, which will give the rate of state or level variables over a finite time (say DT) are mentioned above. The total population is controlled by two rate variables, one is birth rate and the other is death rate. These rates are taken from the survey results conducted by the Government of India and published in the year book of 1998–1999. Rate of infection is mostly dependent on the risk (which is again controlled by various factors like awareness level, no. of injection drug users, no. of female sex workers, military recruitment, blood demand, population in red-light and slum areas and migration, etc.) and healthy population. The rate of awareness depends on the IEC programmes run by NGOs and GOs: A

IEC.K = RISK.K*FUNDS*K3

A

SP.K = TP.K-IP.K

A

RISK.K = FSW*K4 + MR*K5 + M*K6 + IDU*K7 + LIG*K8 − IEC.K*K9 − R&D.K*K10

A

MPA.K = TP.K*K11

A

R&D.K = FUNDS.K*K12

A

RH.K = A.K*FUNDS*K13

C

K1 to K13

The auxiliary equations are basically required for simplifying the calculations. In these equations, parameters and constants, which are initially decided based on the experience are then optimized during refining of the model. The above developed dynamo model had been simulated using MATLAB and compared with the results in the growth in seropositive cases in India, as given by NACO from 1986 to 2003. The simulation results are shown in Figures 7.56 and 7.57 and also in Table 7.3. From the above results, the following points are important to note: 1. The result of SD model shows that the rate of HIV seropositive is increasing and has doubled within a brief span of 6 years. 2. The awareness level is an important and crucial variable, which is affecting the behavior of HIV-infected population/rate of HIV infection at a great extent. The awareness level is dependent on the IEC and IEC is dependent on the funds and manpower available from the government and/or from NGOs. From the simulation results, it is very clear that, as the rate of infection increases, the awareness level also increases exponentially. It was found from the model that average awareness level (combined for urban, suburban, and rural areas) will be around 70%–75% in 2003 with the present rate.

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120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1985

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2005 2010 Time

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FIGURE 7.56 Prediction of infected population, total population, and susceptible population.

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1990

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2010

2015

2020

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3. The high awareness level may help in reducing the rate of infection and a sigmoid shape of infected population curve may be obtained. The model is simulated only for limited time span and therefore, the saturation part is not apparent. 4. The reasons of spreading HIV infection in Indian scenario are the gradual decline in moral values and premarital sexual experiences, increase in travel for economic reasons, flourishing sex industry, and extension beyond red-light areas, which is the main cause for the high rate of infection in India.

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TABLE 7.3 Comparison of Results Obtained from the Model Cumulative HIV Sero Positive Rate per Thousand S. No.

Years

Actual

Simulated

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2021

11.3 16.8 — — — — —

6.877 25.431 58.654 108.820 177.164 263.575 366.319

Example 7.9: Basic Commutating Machine The basic commutating machine shown in Figure 7.58 has three ports namely field port, armature port, and mechanical port, which are shown in Figure 7.59 (Chaturvedi and Satsangi, 1992). It has three modes of operation:

Vf , If

Va, Ia

T, ω

Vf, If

(a)

Va, Ia

T, ω

(b)

FIGURE 7.58 Constructional diagram and complete assembled diagram of basic commutating machine. (a) Schematic diagram. (b) Terminal graph.

FIGURE 7.59 Basic commutating machine.

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• Electromechanical transducer mode The field current is constant, that is, fc(t) = FC • Electromechanical amplifier mode The armature current is constant, that is, ac(t) = AC • Rotating amplifier mode The shaft speed is constant, that is, w(t) = W The complete causal loop diagram for basic commutating machine is shown in Figure 7.60, and its flow diagram in Figure 7.61.

Moment of inertia J

Torque T –

– +

Angular acceleration,

dω

–

dt K +

(–)

K. If . Ia

+

B. ω

B

+ +

+ – Armature inductance La

+ K. If . ω

– Armature voltage Va

+

K

Angular velocity ω

Rate of change of armature current, dIa

–

+

+ –

dt + Armature current Ia

(–) +

Field inductance Lf

Ia Ra + –

Ra

Rate of change of ﬁeld current,

+ Field current If

dIf (–) +

If Rf +

Rf FIGURE 7.60 Causal loop diagram for basic commutating machine.

+

dt – Field voltage Vf

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E

B

ACC BW

FCW

FC

E

AC

E

RFC

RAC VFD

VAD

FR

AR

FCAC C FIGURE 7.61 Flow diagram for basic commutating machine.

Dynamo equation Field port Level equation for field current Rate equation for rate of change of field current Auxiliary equation for armature drop in voltage Armature port Level equation for armature current Rate equation for rate of change of field current Auxiliary equation for drop in field voltage Shaft port Level equation for shaft speed Rate equation for angular acceleration Auxiliary equation for generated torque Auxiliary equation for torque required to overcome friction Constants Field resistance FR = 100 ohm Armature resistance RA = 0.5 ohm Torque coefficient C = 150 Moment of inertia Jx = 10

FC.K = FC.J + DT*RFC.JK RFC.KL = (VF − VFD.K)/FI VFD.K = FR*FC.K AC.K = AC.J + DT*RAC.JK RAC.KL = (VA − VAD.K − C*FC.K*W.K)/AI VAD.K = AC.K*RA W.K = W.J + DT*ACC.JK ACC.K = (T + FCAC.K − BW.K)/Jx FCAC.K = C*AC.K*FC.K BW.K = B*W.K

MATLAB program %MATLAB program for simulation of basic commutating machine % in electromechanical transducer mode of operation clear all; VA=125; % Armature voltage, V VF=100; % Field voltage, V FI=0.06; % Field inductance, H AI=0.2; % Armature inductance, H

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FR=100; % Field resistance, ohm RA=2; % Armature resistance, ohm C=0.3; % Torque coefficient Jx=0.010; % Moment of inertia B = 0.015; % Damper T=0; % Applied torque t=0; % Initial time DT=0.001; % Step size Tsim=3; % Length of simulation n=round(Tsim-t)/DT; % Number of iterations % Initialization of level and rate variables W=0; FC=0; AC=0; ACC=0; RFC=0; RAC=0; for i=1:n % Store data during simulation in x1 vector x1(i,:)=[t, W, FC, AC, ACC, RAC, RFC]; % Auxialary equations FCAC= C*AC*FC; BW= B*W; VAD=AC*RA; VFD = FR*FC; % Rate Equations RFC=(VF-VFD)/FI; RAC=(VA-VAD-C*FC*W)/AI; ACC=(T+FCAC-BW)/Jx; % Level equation FC=FC+DT*RFC; AC=AC+DT*RAC; W=W+DT*ACC; % increament the time t t=t+DT; if t>=0.5 %T=-5; % Applied torque, N-m end end figure(1) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,2) ) xlabel(‘Time, sec.’) ylabel(‘Speed, r/s’) figure(2) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,3) ) xlabel(‘Time, sec.’) ylabel(‘Field current, A’) figure(3) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,4) ) xlabel(‘Time, sec.’) ylabel(‘Armature current, A’) figure(4) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,5:6) ) xlabel(‘Time, sec.’) ylabel(‘Rate variables,unit/sec’) legend(‘Acceleration’,‘RAC’)

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Results The above developed causal model simulated for given conditions and data and the following results have been obtained as shown in Figures 7.62 through 7.64. From the results, it is clear that when the supply is given to the machine in motoring mode the armature current increases rapidly in the beginning and then decreases and reaches steady state. The speed of machine gradually increases and settles down to some steady state value.

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250 200 150 100 50 0

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0.5

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1000 800 600 400 200 0 –200

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0.5

1

1.5 Time (s)

2

2.5

3

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7.13 Modeling and Simulation of Parachute Deceleration Device A parachute constitutes of a round surface that matches the shape of a hemisphere. They are used for various applications, namely, paratroopers, supply dropping, aircraft landing, aircrew (for pilot of fighter aircraft), weapons, and missiles; their main purpose is to reduce the speed of descending mass to its specified terminal velocity. It depends on the diameter of parachute. Parachute canopies are made of nylon material. Parachute canopy materials are available in different strengths and elongations. According to the requirement, the particular materials are selected. While doing the preliminary calculation for requirement of the strength of material, it is assumed that the strength requirement is uniform throughout the fabric, whereas it is not, as the load imposed on the canopy reduces during parachute inflations, an efficient design could be evolved. It will help in reducing the mass, volume, and cost of parachute. During the operation of a typical parachute system, say personnel parachute, it goes through a sequence of the following functional phases: • • • • •

Deployment Inflation Deceleration Descent Termination

The maximum forces are imposed during inflation of the parachute. These maximum forces ⎛1 ⎞ are the product of dynamic pressure ⎜ ρv 2 ⎟ and drag area of the parachute canopy (CdS). ⎝2 ⎠

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In this example, the aim is to develop a simulation model to determine the variation in (1) force, (2) velocity, (3) stress, and (4) flight path angle of parachute canopy during the period of its inflation with respect to time. 7.13.1 Parachute Inflation The shape of canopy gores in the skirt area governs the inflation process, canopy mass its porosity parameters. The stages in the inflation of a typical parachute in a finite mass system are illustrated schematically in Figure 7.65. It has been observed that when the canopy mouth opens 1. Substantial volume of air enters down the length of the simply streaming tube of fabric to the apex. 2. The crown begins to fill continuously like a balloon being inflated through a conical duct. 3. Canopy expansion is resisted by structural inertia and tension. By definition, full inflation is completed when the canopy has first reached its normal steady state projected area.

(a) (b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f )

(g)

FIGURE 7.65 Different stages in parachute inflation. (a) Opening of canopy mouth. (b) Air mass moves along canopy. (c) Air mass reaches crown of canopy. (d) Influx of air expands crown. (e) Expansion of crown resisted by structural tension and inertia. (f) Enlarged inlet causes rapid filling. (g) Skirt over-expanded, crown depressed by momentum of surrounding air mass.

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The inflation of circular parachutes is attended by increase in inflated diameter, or projected frontal area with the time (inflation/opening of parachute). The changing shapes during canopy inflation cause the drag coefficient to increase. During the inflation of a parachute, an aerodynamic force is developed tangential to the flight path that varies with time. The upper crown of the canopy is subjected to this maximum force and lower part of the crown is subjected to less force. The parachute could be made with a combination of two to three types of fabrics keeping in view the variation of forces/stresses on canopy surfaces. 7.13.2 Canopy Stress Distribution The importance of knowing the stress distribution in canopy and its relation to canopy stress lies in the necessity for minimizing the weight of the canopy and its required packing volume. In lightweight designs, where maintenance of canopy strength is an important factor, stress analysis is an indispensable element. The stresses in a canopy are caused by aerodynamic loads acting on and between the various structural components. The stresses are both dynamic and static. Dynamic stresses usually exist for comparatively short time during the transition period from the moment the suspension lines are stretched when the canopy filling begins to the moment a steady state is reached (the moment the canopy assumes its fully inflated shape). Although the stresses are not constant during the steady state, their variation is small compared to that encountered during the transition period. Therefore, the stresses in steady state can be considered as static. The load-carrying elements are primarily fabric that has little stiffness and, therefore, can take no bending loads. Loads are resisted by tension in the members. Many types of fabric can be utilized, each having its own strength, elongation characteristics, shape, and construction, which vary with the type of canopy. Maximum stresses occur during the opening process, which is the period of rapidly changing shape and load. Experiences with structural failures in canopies, as well as measurement of snatch and opening forces, indicate that the critical stresses occur during the opening shock. Nevertheless, the steady state problem is of interest because the maximum stress in the infinite-mass case, which approximates the conditions of opening for such applications as first-state deceleration, aircraft landing deceleration, and others seem to occur when the canopy is fully or almost fully opened. The steady state case also serves as a useful, preliminary to the more difficult and important problems of critical transient stresses during opening. The maximum force is imposed on the upper part of the parachute. When the parachute opens fully, the magnitude of the forces reduces substantially. In order to work out the efficient design, the history of variation of forces on different part of canopy are essential so that the lower portion of the parachute fabric could be selected based on the actual reduced loads. 7.13.3 Modeling and Simulation of Parachute Trajectory The following steps have been followed in the modeling and simulation of parachute dynamics using SD technique: Step 1 Variable identification and drawing causal links The first step in modeling and simulation of parachute system is to identify the key variables. Secondly, the cause–effect relationship is determined and systematically represented in the causal loop diagram shown in Figure 7.66.

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G*

– –

D +

+

Y

X

+

+

+

+

+

Vx

V – +

RVx – –

Vy +

– –

+ Q S

+

RVy – –

– –

CD G

W FIGURE 7.66 Causal loop diagram for modeling and simulation of parachute.

Step 2

Draw causal loop and flow diagram

After drawing the causal loop diagram, the flow diagram is drawn illustrating the different types of variables, as shown in Figures 7.66 and 7.67. Step 3

Dynamo equations

The dynamo equation can be written from the flow diagram drawn in the earlier stage. Dynamo equations for characterizing higher order dynamics of the parachute system can be directly simulated in terms of the time profile of level variables, flow-rate variables, and other illustrative characteristics for given values of exogenous variables and parameters. Level equations Equations mentioned below are the level equations representing level (state) variables of the system. The level variables (such as horizontal velocity, vertical velocity, horizontal distance, and vertical distance) at kth time instant is equal to the level variables at Jth time plus increment: L

Vx.K = Vx.J + ΔT*RVx.JK

L

Vy.K = Vy.J + ΔT*RVy.JK

L

x.K = x.J + ΔT*Rx.JK

L H.K = H.J + ΔT*Ry.JK

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D G*

E

X

H

Vx

Vy

E RVy

RVx V Rhow Q

FIGURE 7.67 Flow diagram for modeling and simulation of parachute system.

Rate equations The rate equations, which will give the rate of state or level variables over a finite time (say DT) are: R

RVx.KL = −(Q.K*Cd*S*G*Vx.K)/(W*V.K)

R

RVy.KL = −(Q.K*Cd*S*G*Vy.K)/(W*V.K) − G

R

Rx.KL = Vx.K

R

Ry.KL = Vy.K

Auxiliary equation The auxiliary equations are basically required for simplifying the calculations and are given below: A

V.K = sqrt(Vx.K 2 + Vy.K 2)

A

Q.K = (rhow*V.K 2)/2

A

Drag = −(W/G)*(RVx.KL/Vx.K)*V.K

A

theta = 90 + atan(Vx.K/Vy.K)*180/pi

The above developed dynamo equations are simulated on a computer in MATLAB environment. The results are shown in Figures 7.68 and 7.69. It is very clear from the results that

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60 50 40 30 20

Vx = 100 m/s Vx = 75 m/s Vx = 50 m/s

10 0

15 (f)

0

5

10

15

Time (s)

FIGURE 7.68 Simulation results with two parachutes (pilot and main) when pilot parachute is detached at different horizontal velocities.

the time required to reach the ground is different if pilot parachute is detached at different timings. The value of the drag is also dependent on the time at which the pilot parachute is detached, as shown in Table 7.4. The results also indicate that the time required to reach the ground is different if pilot parachute is detached at different horizontal velocities. The value of snatch force and the drag is also quite different for different velocities, as shown in Table 7.5.

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Horizontal distance (m)

600

400

15

Time (s)

0 0

15

(f )

5

10

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Time (s)

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7.14 Modeling of Heat Generated in a Parachute during Deployment A large amount of heat is generated during power packing and deployment of parachute. The heat developed during packing may be controlled, but it is uncontrolled when parachute is deployed. Heat generated is due to interlayer friction and wall-fabric friction. The canopy is a poor conductor of heat and irregular in shape. A large temperature

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TABLE 7.4 Simulation Results When Pilot Parachute Is Detached at Different Times Time of Detachment (s)

Time Required to Reach to Ground (s)

Vertical Velocity When Detached (m/s)

Drag

Angle from Horizontal

14.52 14.83 14.34 12.71 8.9

0 9 22.9 34.45 48.03

31,535 19,866 10,643 7,815.7 7,140.2

89.9 89.8 89.6 88.0 60.5

0 1 3 5 8

Total Horizontal Distance Traveled (m) 117.8 216.53 362.50 464.05 546.89

TABLE 7.5 Simulation Results When Pilot Parachute Is Detached at Different Horizontal Velocities (Vx)

Vx

Time Required to Reach to Ground (s)

Vertical Velocity When Detached (m/s)

100 75 50

14.82 14.58 12.35

8.9 20.18 36.16

Drag

Angle from Horizontal

Total Horizontal Distance Traveled (m)

20,277 12,028 7,605.2

89.84 89.68 87.38

212.08 331.23 477.72

Press frame Packing box

Cylinder

Decelerator Rigging table

Ram cylinder

FIGURE 7.70 Schematic diagram of general utility decelerator packing press facility.

gradient is developed in the canopy surface. This may cause a major failure in the parachutes (Chaturvedi and Gupta, 1995). The schematic diagram of a general utility decelerator packing press is shown in Figure 7.70. The key variables affecting the heat generation during deployment is identified and the causal links are drawn to get complete causal loop diagram, as shown in Figure 7.71. The different types of variables are separated and systematically shown in the flow diagram, as shown in Figure 7.72.

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Wall temp., T

Room temp, Ta

+

Radiation shape factor FS –

+ +

Adiabatic wall temp Taw

–

Rate of change of wall – temperature – RT – –

Surface areas, S1, S2, S3, S4 Temperature of environment Ts

+ Rate of change of energy stored by canopy, RE

+

Speciﬁc heat of canopy material, C

+

– + Energy stored by canopy, E

Mass of canopy, M FIGURE 7.71 Causal loop diagram for heat generation model for parachute.

Adiabatic wall temperature Taw

Wall temperature (T)

Rate of change of wall temp. RT

Radiation shape factor (FS)

Room temperature, Ta S1, S2, S3, S4 Temperature of environment Ts

Speciﬁc heat of canopy material, C

Mass of canopy, M

Rate of change of energy stored by canopy, RE

Energy stored by canopy, E

FIGURE 7.72 Flow diagram for heat generation model for parachute.

7.14.1 Dynamo Equations From the flow diagram, the dynamic equations for heat generation during deployment are written as 1. Level equations for temperature and energy T.K = T.J + dt*RT.JK E.K = E.J + dt*RE.JK

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2

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0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8

(b)

1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 Time

2

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2. Rate equations RT.KL = (CC.K + L*A*S2 – BB.K – AA.K)/(M*C) RE.KL = M*C*RT.KL 3. Auxiliary equations AA.K = c1*FS*E*S4*(T.K – Ta) BB.K = c1*S3*E*(T.K – Ta) CC.K = H*S1*(Taw – T) These equations are simulated in MATLAB environment and the results are shown in Figure 7.73.

7.15 Modeling of Stanchion System of Aircraft Arrester Barrier System The aircraft arrester barrier nets are installed at the end of the runways for the purpose of arresting combat aircrafts overshooting runways’ length during aborted takeoff and emergency landings. Two stanchion systems one at each end of the net are required in a system to support and to provide electrical controlled movement to the net. During deployment of the net, certain forces are generated and imposed on the subsystem of the aircraft arrester barrier system. Arrestment of a landing or aborted aircraft is accomplished by the engagement of the aircraft with multiple element net assembly stretched across the runway which is lifted by two stanchion system. There are two energy absorbing systems installed at both ends of the aircraft arrester barrier system. The aircraft arrester barrier system is shown in Figure 7.74; it consists of the following subsystems:

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FIGURE 7.74 Aircraft energy absorbing system.

1. Stanchion system 4. Tape retrieval system 7. Sheave assembly 10. Tape connector

2. Energy absorbing system 5. Pressure roller system 8. Drive tape 11. Net anchoring mechanism

3. Engagement system 6. Suspension system 9. Shear-off coupling 12. Electrical control

These subsystems perform various functions during the operation of the aircraft arrester barrier system. After the landing of the aircraft, the aircraft arrester barrier system initiates its operation when the aircraft is stuck in the net assembly; then operation of energy absorbing systems, which are installed at both ends of the runway start working and hence the braking torque is applied through net tape so that the aircraft stops within the prescribed length of the runway. Consequent upon the stopping of aircraft, the tape retrieval is done. The stanchion system consists of an electrically operated winch device, which helps in rising and lowering the net of aircraft arrestor barrier system, as shown in Figure 7.74. The system is fixed on a strong concrete ground base on either side across the runway through its metallic base frame. As the up button is pressed on the panel, the current passes to the motor of the stanchion system, the motor starts rotating, and the lift cable starts winding on the winch drum lifting the stanchion system frame from horizontal to vertical position. As the frame reaches its extreme position, its base presses the lever of limit switch mounted on the base frame, switching off the current to the brake motor. As the current to the brake motor is switched off, the solenoid-operated brake of the motor is actuated, gripping to the shaft of the motor and stopping it instantaneously. To lower the stanchion, the down button is pressed, which passes current to the motor again, the brakes are released and the motor starts rotating again but in reverse direction. The winch cable thus gets unwound from the winch, lowering the stanchion frame. When frames come down to its extreme position, it presses another limit switch stopping its moment further. The maximum forces are imposed during fully deployment of net with minimum allowable sag. This means when the angle of the stanchion frame is at a lower limit in up position, that is, 79° (79°–82°) and the net height in the center of the runway is at an upper limit, that is, 3.9 m (3.7 ± 2 m). the maximum tension T is the product of three functions, that is, weight of the net (W), the horizontal distance between two extreme points of the stanchion frame (l), and the sag of the net (Yc). This can be expressed in Equation 7.7: T1 = 0.5 * W * √ (l + (l/4 * Yc ))2

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In this work, the stanchion system is modeled and simulated under different operating conditions for the tension in winch cable and support cable under dynamic conditions when the system is erected. Also, the rate of change of tension in the suspension cable and the lift cable has been studied. 7.15.1 Modeling and Simulation of Forces Acting on Stanchion System Using System Dynamic Technique The net deployment process is governed by the lifting of the net, thus increasing weight and center height of the net, which results in an increase in tensions in the suspension cable and the lift cable. The stages in the lifting of the net are illustrated schematically in Figure 7.75. When the stanchion is in up position, different forces are acting on it, as shown in Figure 7.76. The total angle suspended by the 5.9 m long stanchion frame is φ in time t. Therefore the angular velocity ω is given by

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From Equation 7.19, tension in the winch cable T2 and compression in the stanchion system T3 can be expressed as T2 = RA/sin θ1

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Considering Equations 7.8 through 7.24, the net weight W, horizontal distance l, and sag Yc is the function of φ or angular velocity ω therefore change in the φ or angular velocity results substantial change in tensions T1, T2, and T3. By simulation, prediction can be made how quickly the net is deployed with particular HP of the motor and rate of the change of tension is predicted. In the performance characteristic evaluation of the stanchion system, it is important to determine the maximum forces or tension in the suspension cable, lift cable in order to calculate the power requirement of the electrical motor and the required strength of material to be used for above-mentioned elements. In preliminary design and trade of studies, the designer requires a simple theory, which will enable rapid and reasonably accurate estimate of peak loads in a particular deployment situation. Based on the maximum design value, the strength of shear pin is selected. HP of electrical motor is predicted by SD technique. 7.15.2 Dynamic Model In this model, an attempt is made to simulate conditions when the net started to deploy from down position to the position when suspension strap suspended on point A to B of the stanchion system, as shown in Figure 7.77, in such a way that the center of the suspension strap made a point contact with ground. In this position, the geometrical profile of the suspension

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strap, on which the net is attached, is a parabola. The total weight of the net is therefore equal to the weight of the bunch of the horizontal straps plus the wait of the suspended portion of the net. It varies with time. This model is simulated up to 0.72 s. The variation in the tension T1, T2, and T3 and rate of change of tension is observed at different intervals of time. The simulation of time profile of tensions, weight of the net, and deployment of the stanchion system have been attempted using SD technique. In this technique, casual loops are identified, as shown in Figure 7.78 of casual loop diagram. From the casual loop diagram, the flow diagram is drawn, as shown in Figure 7.79, which encourages the modeler to understand the model. After drawing the flow diagram, dynamo equations are written, the DYNAMO model was simulated directly on the computer in MATLAB package without any change in the model. This is an advantage of the model, when developed by this technique. 7.15.3 Results The models obtained in the result match with the values obtained from imperial relations. The results obtained using the simulation is quite encouraging. The maximum values of tension obtained from simulation are comparatively less than the maximum values attempted with the conventional method. The variation of tension, weight of the net, aircraft engagement time profile, rate of the change of tension, and rate of change of weight of the net, obtained from simulation

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%MATLAB Program for simulation of stanchion system clear all; % Simulation parameters t=0.05; tsim=3.0; dt=0.001;tc=t; % Constants W_stan=500; %kg Hmax=4.9; %m dh=dt*Hmax/(tsim-t); H=0; B1=5; w=82*pi/(180*(tsim-t) ); Row=1140; % kg/m3 thick=11.37e-4; %m c=1.02; n=round( (tsim-t)/dt); % no. of iterations % Loop num=.1; den=[.5,0.9,150]; [A B C D]=tf2ss(num,den); k=00; u=1;x=[0;0]; for i=1:n A1=7.4*cos(w*t); A2=7.4*sin(w*t); A3=6.9*cos(w*t); A4=6.9*sin(w*t); length=64.5-2*A1; sag=(A2-H); A5=length/(4*sag); alpha=atan(A5); beta=atan(A2/(20+A1) ); theta1=atan(A4/(A3+3.1) ); A_net=length*(A2-H)/2+length*H; W_net=Row*A_net*thick; T1=0.5*W_net*sqrt(1+A5ˆ2); RA=T1*cos(alpha)+T1*sin(beta); dx=A*x+B*u; x=x+dt*dx; B1=45e5*(C*x+D*u); tc=tc+dt; T2=(RA*A1+W_stan*(1.25*cos(w*t) )+B1*w)/(cos(theta1)*A4)-1500*exp(t/0.5);%; H=H+dh; t=t+dt; x1(i,:)=[t,T1,T2,RA,W_net, B1, A_net sag, theta1]; end T2exp=[10 3450 630 1905 300 1190 320 700 500 .6 1 1.25 1.4 1.6 1.75 1.9 2.2 2.5]′; figure(3) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,2) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Tension in the suspension cable’) figure(1) plot(T2exp(:,2)-0.6, T2exp(:,1),‘:x’) hold

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plot(x1(:,1)+0.2,x1(:,3) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Tension in the winch cable’) legend(‘Experimental results’, ‘Simulated results’) figure(2) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,4) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Reaction from stanchion system’) figure(4) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,5) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘weight of the Net’) figure(5) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,7) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Area of the net’) figure(6) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,8) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Sag in net’) figure(7) plot(x1(:,1),x1(:,9) ) xlabel(‘Time (sec.) —–>’) ylabel(‘Angle theta1’) if (tc>=0.1 & tc=0.25 & tc = 0.25 & tc =0.4); tc=0.1;B=.05*exp(-t/1.5); end

7.16 Review Questions 1. Briefly describe three main approaches of representing qualitative simulation models. 2. In the context of the SD simulation methodology, explain the following concepts: causal links, causal loop diagram, flow diagram, dynamo equations, and S-shaped growth. 3. Differentiate the following: a. Positive and negative causal link b. Positive and negative causal loops c. Level and rate variables d. Auxiliary variables and constants e. Decision sector and process sector

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3. i. In a delayed ordering system, the goods on order are increased by the order rate and depleted by the receiving rate (goods on order/delay in ordering). Suppose that the goods on order are initially zero and that an order rate of 800 units per week suddenly begins at the 4th week and continues up to 20th week. Draw causal loop diagram, flow diagram, and dynamo equations to simulate for receiving rate and goods in order. ii. The amount of heat in thermometer determines its temperature; the greater the heat content, the higher the temperature. The heat flow rate depends on the difference in temperature between the thermometer and its surroundings. Develop a dynamo model for this thermal system and simulate it on digital computer. Assume that the initial temperature of thermometer is 60°C and the temperature of surrounding is 20°C. iii. Consider a water storage system the float drops, it turns on the valve to admit water in the tank. The water level rises, causes the float to rise, and this is in turn gradually shuts off the valve, because the valve controls the water level (WL) which controls the valve. Assume that the initial water level equals to zero and maximum water level may be equal to 4 gal. iv. Radioactive material spontaneously disintegrates at a rate that depends on the amount of material that remains. That is, a given fraction of the remaining material disintegrates everyday. Depending on the particular kind of atom, the rate of decay can be so fast that it is difficult to observe the material before it disintegrates or so slow that it takes thousands of years to lose half of the material, assume we have 1 mg of material which decays at 5% per day. a. Draw causal loop and flow diagram for above system. b. Draw decay rate and amount of material vs. time. 4. Sketch a causal loop diagram and a flow diagram. Also write DYNAMO equations for the S-shaped growth structure represented by either population model or an infection disease model. 5. Write DYNAMO equations corresponding to the flow diagram shown in Figure 7.84. The variable dimensions are given in Table 7.6.

Q. Short Answer Questions 1. Draw general trends of: a. Positive feedback systems. b. Negative feedback systems. 2. Define and give one example for each: a. Positive causal links. b. Negative causal links. 3. Arms proliferation causal loop diagram shown as: a. Draw flow diagram for this system. b. Write dynamo equations for the arms proliferation system. c. Draw system response with time (approximately).

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4. Define: a. Causal links. b. Level variables. c. Rate variables. d. Auxiliary variables. e. Exogenous variables. 5. Establish the causal relationships for the following: a. Job availability attracts migrants to the city. b. More jobs affect job availability. c. Migration affects job availability. d. Rate of change of current to inductance in series R-L circuit. e. Weapons of nation “A” increases the threat perceived by nation “B.” f. Addiction rate depends on fraction addiction rate. 6. Draw the level variable for the rate variable, which is shown in Figure 7.85.

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7.17 Bibliographical Notes The technique of SD was developed for the first time by J.W. Forrester in 1940s. The technique had been used to understand many diverse problems. The excellent description of SD is given in the book on “Study Notes in System Dynamics” by Goodman (1983). The applications of system dynamics technique in industrial problems have only recently reemerged after a lengthy slack period. Current research on SD technique in industrial problems focuses on inventory decision and policy development, time compression, demand amplification, supply chain design and integration, and international supply chain management (Bernhard and Marios, 2000).

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8 Simulation

8.1 Introduction The word simulation is derived from the Latin word simulare, which means pretend. Simulation is thus an inexpensive and safe way to experiment with the system model. However, the simulation results depend entirely on the quality of the system model. It is a powerful technique for solving a wide variety of problems. There are various types of simulations depending upon the type of model. Physical simulation deals with the experimentation of physical prototype of real system. In this case, the real input (scaled) is applied to the model and its output is compared with the real system. Sometimes, electrical analogous systems are also used in this type of simulation. Another type of simulation is numerical simulation of mathematical models. This is very common in systems approach. After the development of digital computers, this type of simulation has gained popularity because it is easy to develop and modify. Numerical simulation is also sequential simulation because the calculations proceed in a time sequence. Computers are used to imitate or simulate the operations of various kinds of real-world facilities or processes. The facility or process of interest is usually called a system, and in order to study it scientifically, we often have to make a set of assumptions about how it works. These assumptions usually take the form of mathematical or logical relationships and constitute a model that is used to gain some understanding of how the corresponding system behaves. If the relationships that compose the model are simple enough, it may be possible to use mathematical methods (such as algebra, calculus, or probability theory) to obtain exact information on questions of interest. This is called an analytical solution. Most realworld systems are too complex to allow realistic models to be evaluated analytically and these models must be studied numerically. However, a careful simulation study could shed some light on the question by simulating the operation of the complex system, as it currently exists, and the effect of various modifications in the existing system. Most of the systems of engineers’ concern are represented by different equations; the solutions of these equations describe the time response of the system to the given initial conditions and the input history. Electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, and other systems that contain energy storage elements can be represented by differential equations. Often the assumption is made that the system is lumped rather than distributed parameter, so that it can be described by ordinary differential equations (ODEs) rather than partial differential equations (PDE). Digital simulation refers to the simulation on a digital computer of the equations that describes a particular system. The solution is obtained either by numerical integration of the system ODEs or from the solution of difference equations. 401

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Simulation can also be viewed as the manipulation of a model in such a way that it operates on time or space to compress it, thus enabling one to perceive the interactions that would not otherwise be apparent because of their separation in time or space. Simulation generally refers to a computerization of a developed model, which is run over time to study the implication of the defined interactions of the parts of the system. It is generally iterative in their development. One develops a model, simulates it, learns from the simulation, revises the model, and continues the iteration unit until an adequate level of understanding/accuracy is obtained. Simulation points out modeler’s own ignorance. Simulation is an operational research tool which can be used to get top performance from the given system. Simulations are good at helping people to understand complex problems where mistakes are expensive. Simulation helps to improve an existing process/system or plan a new facility and fills the gap between exact analysis and physical intuition.

8.2 Advantages of Simulation Simulation could play a more vital role in biology, sociology, economics, medicine, psychology, engineering, etc., where experimentation is very expensive, time consuming, and risky. 1. Get deeper understanding about system Important design issues that may have been overlooked frequently come to light. Quick and useful insight about the systems can be gained easily. 2. Improve system efficiency Simulation gives a good look at how the resources are performing. It makes the whole system more productive by spotting problems like excess capacity, bottlenecks, and space shortages. 3. Try out many alternatives With simulation model, one can avoid the risk and cost of trial and error experimentation on the real system. It tells us how key design changes can affect the entire system. 4. Save time and money The cost of carrying out a simulation is often small compared to the potential reward of making a correct management decision or the cost of making a poor decision. Simulations allow rapid prototyping of an idea, strategy, or decision. 5. Create virtual environments With the simulation models one can generate a virtual environment, which is very useful for many applications such as training of army personnel and training to fire fighters and players. 6. Improves the quality of analysis System analysis can be effectively done if the system model is developed and simulated for different operating conditions and/or with different system parameters.

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8.3 When to Use Simulations The performance of a complex system (such as weather, traffic jam, monthly production in an industry) is difficult to predict, either because the system itself is too complex or the theory is not sufficiently developed. The difficulties in handling such problems using conventional mathematical modeling also arise due to the effect of uncertainties or due to dynamic interaction between system components or due to complex interdependencies among variables in the system or due to some combinations of these. • Changing one part of your strategy results in cascading changes throughout the organization. For example, Ford company realizes that when they reduced delivery times, it was possible for dealers to offer better service with smaller inventories. The consequence was that dealer orders to Ford became more reliable and Ford could reduce delivery times further still. Once the system began to improve, these cascading effects allowed it to improve even more. • You don’t see the results of the decision you have made for several years, so you would not know that you have gone down the wrong path until it is too late. Simulation can help you in understanding when that short- and long-term trade-offs are worthwhile and when they are costly. They help you in gaining the confidence to make tough choices. • Many of the opportunities you are evaluating have not been tried before (new idea). When there is limited historical information, people sometimes like to rely on hunches alone, but a good simulation is just a simple version of the real world. It provides you with experiences but the future is more relevant than past experience. • Your mere involvement in the problem changes the environment. Many of the consequences of your decision might only partially be under your control. This makes decision messy, but simulation is good at handling these messes. • Making mistakes would be painful. Making a mistake in a simulation is inexpensive and has no effect on people’s lives. In a simulation, it is a good idea to experiment with making intentionally bad decisions to try to crash the organization just to learn where the pitfalls exist and help in creating brilliant strategies. • The decision you are making is complicated and difficult to think.

8.4 Simulation Provides 1. Efficiency Cost quantification in terms of savings or avoidance • Higher mission availability • Increased operational system availability • Transportation avoidance • Reduced/eliminated expendable costs • Less procurement and operational costs

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2. Effectiveness Positive contribution that are seldom quantified as • Improved proficiency/performance • Provides activities otherwise impossible short of combat • Provides neutral and opposition forces • Greater observation/assessment/analysis capability 3. Risk reduction • Safety • Environment • Equipment What is the risk? Risk is the possibility of loss, damage, or any other undesirable event. Where is the risk? Whenever we make any changes in the system that may be good or bad poses some risk. How significant is the risk? Once the risk is identified, a model helps you in quantifying it (putting a price on it). It also helps you in deciding whether risk is worth taking or not.

8.5 How Simulations Improve Analysis and Decision Making? Simulation can improve analysis and decision making by • Improving your ability to understand the consequences of choices and the effect on your organization or the world. • Identifying both strengths and weaknesses of specific options you are considering. • Challenging your organization’s assumptions about its internal or external environment. • Providing a nonthreatening forum for discussion about what might happen if certain policies are pursued. • Helping to identify comprehensive strategies and policies that meet your objectives in a variety of future scenarios. • Developing and communicating analyses that include multiple perspectives, showing consistencies and inconsistencies among a variety of viewpoints. • Improving the speed and efficiency of understanding and solving complex strategy and policy problems.

8.6 Application of Simulation Application areas for simulation are numerous and diverse. A list of some particular kinds of problems for which simulation has been found to be a useful and powerful tool is as follows:

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8.7 Numerical Methods for Simulation The numerical methods can be classified into the following two classes: 1. One-step or single-step method 2. Multistep method One-step methods: In one-step method, to find out the value of a dependent variable Yi+1 at a future point Xi+1, we require the information at a single point Xi, for example, Euler’s method, Runge–Kutta method, etc. Multistep function: In case of multistep methods, the information at more than one point is needed to find out the value of Yi+1 at Xi+1. The numerical methods yield solution either i. As power series in t from which the values of y can be found by direct substitution (Picard’s and Taylor’s methods) ii. As a set of values of t and y (Euler, Runge–Kutta, Milne, Adams–Bashforth, etc.) Note: a. In (ii), the values of y are calculated in short steps for equal intervals of t and are, therefore, termed as step-by-step methods. b. Euler and Runge–Kutta methods are used for computing y over a limited range of t values whereas Milne, Adams–Bashforth methods may be applied for finding y over a wide range of t values. These later methods require starting values, which are found by Picard and Taylor’s methods or Runge–Kutta methods. Relatively simple functions cannot be integrated in terms of elementary functions and it is futile to make this unattainable goal the aim of the integral calculus. On the other hand, the definite integral of a continuous function does exist and this fact raises the problem of finding methods for calculating it numerically. Here, we shall discuss the simplest and most obvious of these methods with the aid of geometrical intuition and then consider error estimation.

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(Trapezoid formula), because, when the areas of the trapezoids are added, each value of the function except the first and the last occurs twice. As a rule, the approximation becomes even better if, instead of choosing the trapezoid under the chord AB as an approximation to the area of I, we select the trapezoid under the tangent to the curve at the point with the abscissa x = xv + h/2. The area of this trapezoid is simply hf v + 1 , so that the approximation for the entire integral is 2

I ≈ h( f1 2 + f 3 2 + ... + f(2 n −1) 2 ) which is called the tangent formula.

(8.6)

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FIGURE 8.1 Trapezoid formula.

8.7.3 Simpson’s Rule By means of Simpson’s rule, we arrive with very little trouble at a numerical result, which is generally much more exact. This rule depends on estimating the area Iv + Iv+1 of the double strip between the abscissa x = xv and x = xv + 2h = xv+2 by considering the upper boundary to be no longer a straight line but a parabola—in order to be specific, that parabola which passes through the three points of the curve with the abscissa xv, xv+1 = xv + h, and xv+2 = xv + 2h (Figure 8.2). The equation of this parabola is y = f v + (x − x v )

f v + 1 − f v (x − x v )(x − x v − h ) f v + 2 − 2f v + 1 + f v + h 2 h2

(8.7)

When we substitute the three values of x in question, this equation gives the proper values of y, that is, fv, fv+1 and fv+2, respectively. If we integrate this second-degree polynomial between the xv and xv + 2h, we obtain, after a brief calculation, for the area under the parabola xv + 2 h

∫

y dx = 2hf v + 2h (f v + 1 − f v ) +

xv

1⎛8 ⎞ ⎜ h − 2h ⎟⎠ (f v + 2 − 2f v + 1 + f v ) 2⎝3

y

xv

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FIGURE 8.2 Simpson’s formula.

(8.8)

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This represents the required approximation to the area of our strip Iv + Iv+1. If we now assume that n = 2m, that is, that n is an even number, we obtain, by addition of the areas of such strips, Simpson’s rule 4h 2h h ( f1 + f 3 + ... + f 2 m −1 ) + ( f 2 + f 4 + ... + f 2 m − 2 ) + ( f 0 + f 2 m ) 3 3 3

I≈

(8.9)

Example 8.1 Solve log e 2 =

∫

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using TABLE 8.1

a. Trapezoidal rule b. Tangent rule and c. Simpson’s rule If we divide this integral from 1 to 2 into 10 equal parts, h will be equal to 0.1 and results obtain by the Trapezoidal rule as given in Table 8.1. MATLAB® codes % Codes for Trapezoidal rule clear all h=0.1; % step size y=0; x=1; % Initial value of x n=9; % number of iterations sum_f=0; for i=1:n x=x+h; f=1/x; sum_f=sum_f+f; x1(:,i)=[x f]; end x1′ sum_f=0.1*(sum_f+(1/2)*(1/1+1/2) )

The value, as was to be expected, is too large, since the curve has its convex side turned towards the x-axis. By the tangent rule as shown in Table 8.2, we find owing to the convexity of the curve, this value is too small. For the same set of subdivisions, we obtain the most accurate result by means of Simpson’s rule given in Table 8.3. As a matter of fact, loge 2 = 0.693147…

Estimation of the error: It is easy to obtain an estimate of the error for each of our methods of integration, if the derivatives of the function f(x) are known throughout the interval of the integration. We take M1, M2, … as the upper bounds of the absolute values of the first, second, … derivative, respectively, that is, we assume that throughout the interval |f(v)(x)| < Mv. Then the estimates are as follows:

Results of Trapezoidal Rule x1 = 1.1

f1 = 0.90909

x2 = 1.2

f2 = 0.83333

x3 = 1.3

f3 = 0.76923

x4 = 1.4

f4 = 0.71429

x5 = 1.5

f5 = 0.66667

x6 = 1.6

f6 = 0.62500

x7 = 1.7

f7 = 0.58824

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f8 = 0.55556

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f9 = 0.52632

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Sum 6.18773 1 f 0 = 0.5 2

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1 10

loge 2 ≈ 0.69377

TABLE 8.2 Results of Tangent Rule x0 + 1/2h = 1.05

f1/2 = 0.95238

x1 + 1/2h = 1.15

f3/2 = 0.86957

x2 + 1/2h = 1.25

f5/2 = 0.80000

x3 + 1/2h = 1.35

f7/2 = 0.74074

x4 + 1/2h = 1.45

f9/2 = 0.68966

x5 + 1/2h = 1.55

f11/2 = 0.64516

x6 + 1/2h = 1.65

f13/2 = 0.60606

x7 + 1/2h = 1.75

f15/2 = 0.57143

x8 + 1/2h = 1.85

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TABLE 8.3 Results of Simpson’s Rule x1 = 1.1

f1 = 0.90909

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f3 = 0.76923

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f4 = 0.71429

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f5 = 0.66667

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f6 = 0.62500

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f7 = 0.58824

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f9 = 0.52632 Sum 3.45955 × 4

Sum 2.72818 × 2 5.45636 13.83820

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20.79456 × 1/30 loge 2 = 0.693147

For the rectangle rule: I v − hf v

’); dt = tfinal/(n - 1); t = 0; x = [angle0*pi/180;0]; % Initialize y as a Column vector time(1) = t; angle(1) = angle0; for i = 2:n [t, x, dx] = rk4(‘pend’,2,t,dt,x); time(i) = t; angle(i) = x(THETA)*180/pi; fprintf(‘%10.3f%10.3fn’,time(i),angle(i) ); end plot(time, angle)

The MATLAB functions mentioned above are very short and mostly self-documenting. Notice that after specifying the system parameters, we use the for loop to build the ‘time’ and ‘angle’ arrays in order to plot them. The most interesting aspect of this program is the ‘rk4’ function call to integrate one-step ‘dt’ of the differential equation set given in function ‘pend’ as follows: [t, x, dx] = rk4(‘pend’,2,t,dt,x);

Thus, the input arguments are the string constant representing the derivative function ‘dpend,’ the number of differential equations in the set (2), the independent variable and increment (t,dt), and the dependent variable vector (y). The output arguments are the solution variables and derivatives (t,x,dx) integrated over one time step dt. MATLAB provides five separate routines for solving ODEs of the form dx = f(t,x) where t is the independent variable and x and dx are the solution and derivative vectors. One of the most widely used of all the single-step Runge–Kutta methods (which include the Euler and Modified Euler methods) is the so-called classical fourth-order method with Runge’s coefficients. Being a fourth-order method (equivalent in accuracy to including the first five terms of the Taylor series expansion of the solution), it requires four evaluations of the derivatives over each increment dx, denoted by dx1, dx2, dx3, dx4, respectively. These are then weighted and summed in a very specific manner to obtain the final derivative dx.

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function [t, x, dx] = rk4(deriv,n,t,dt,x) % Classical fourth order Runge - Kutta method % integrates n first order differential equations % dx(t,x) over interval x to t+dt t0 = t; x0 = x; [x,dx1] = feval(deriv,t0,x); for i = 1:n x(i) = x0(i) + 0.5*dt*dx1(i); end tm = t0 + 0.5*dt; [x,dx2] = feval(deriv,tm,x); for i = 1:n x(i) = x0(i) + 0.5*dt*dx2(i); end [x,dx3] = feval(deriv,tm,x); for i = 1:n x(i) = x0(i) + dt*dx3(i); end t = t0 + dt; [x,dx] = feval(deriv,t,x); for i = 1:n dx(i) = (dx1(i) + 2*(dx2(i) + dx3(i) ) + dx(i) )/6; x(i) = x0(i) + dt*dx(i); end

The most interesting aspect of this function is the use of the MATLAB function ‘feval’ to evaluate the function argument which is passed as a string. This is a fundamental aspect of MATLAB programming and understanding this is essential to developing MATLAB programs. The plotting capabilities of MATLAB are extremely simple to use and very versatile. A typical output plot for the pendulum case study is shown in Figure 8.5. We see that 20° is about the limit of the small angle period (2.006 s), however at 80°, the period is seen to be much larger (2.293 s). This could only have been determined by numerically solving the differential equation set. The model may also be simulated using Simulink, as shown in Figure 8.6 and the results are shown in Figure 8.7. 80 Angle = 20 Angle = 60

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Example 8.4: Continuous System Simulation (Water Reservoir System) Consider the water reservoir system in which two inputs are river inflow and direct rainfall and one output is demand of water for irrigation and for other purposes, as shown in Figure 8.8. Some of the water is lost in the form of seepage and evaporation. It is known that the evaporation loss depends upon the surface area and the atmospheric temperature and the seepage loss depends upon the volume water stored in the reservoir. Develop a model to determine the volume of water stored in the reservoir so that it does not spill over and there is no shortage in summer.

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Supply to meet demand Evaporation loss

FIGURE 8.8 Water reservoir system.

SOLUTION As given in the problem, seepage loss is function of volume. Seepage loss = f (volume) Evaporation loss is function of area of exposed surface and coefficient of evaporation. Evaporation loss = f (surface area, Cevap) The state variable is the volume which changes with time. Model development Total input Vin = Rain + river flow Gross volume = Vin + earlier volume Total loss = Seepage loss + evaporation loss Net volume = Gross volume – total loss − Demand If Demand > = Net volume then reservoir is dry and shortage of water (=Dem-Vnet) Otherwise Diff = Demand − Vnet If Diff > Cap then Spill over MATLAB program % Matlab program for simulation of Water reservior clear all; Cevap=0.1; % Coefficient of evaporation River_flow=[5000 4500 4000 3000 2500 2000 2000 3000 5000 5500 5000 5000]; % input from river V=500; % initial volume of water Dem=[100, 400, 400, 200, 200, 100, 50 50 50 100 150 200];; % Water from rain Rain=[0 0 0 0 0 0 50 300 500 0 0 0]; % Initial Demand t=0; % STart time DT=1; % Step size - 1-month Tsim=120; % Simulation time (100 Yrs.) n=round(Tsim-t)/DT; Cap=20000;i1=1; for i=1:n x1(i,:)=[t,V, Dem(i1)]; if i1= =12; i1=1; end Demand=Dem(i1)*exp(0.003*t);

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Vin= Rain(i1) + River_flow(i1); Asurface=0.01*V; Evaporation=Asurface*Cevap; Seepage = 0.2*V; Tloss = Seepage + Evaporation; V = V + Vin -Tloss-Demand; if Demand >= V; % disp(‘shortage of water’) Vshortage=Demand-V; else % disp(‘Excess of water’) Diff1= V-Demand ; if Diff1 > Cap % disp(‘Spill over’) Vspil=Diff1-Cap;end end i1=i1+1; t=t+DT; end time1=x1(:,1); figure(1) plot(time1,x1(:,2),‘k-’) xlabel(‘Time(months)’) ylabel(‘Water in Rservior’) figure(2) plot(time1,x1(:,3),‘k––’) xlabel(‘Time(months)’) ylabel(‘Demand’); axis([0 120 0 400]);

The above developed model is simulated in MATLAB for 10 years and the results are shown in Figures 8.9 and 8.10. 2.5

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Example 8.5: Chemical Reactor In a certain chemical reaction, substances A and B produce a third chemical substance C. A (1 g) + B (1 g) ↔ C (2 g) The rate of formation of C is proportional to the amounts of A and B (Forward reaction). The decomposition of C is proportional to amount of C present in the mixer (backward reaction). Develop a model for the above-mentioned reaction.

SOLUTION The differential equations for the system are da = k2c − k1ab dt db = k2c − k1ab dt dc = 2k1ab − 2k2c dt and the initial conditions are K1, K2, a, b are given c = 0, t = 0, choose suitable value of dt Use some integration technique to get the time profile of a, b, and c.

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MATLAB program % Matlab program for simulation of Water reservoir clear all; K2 = 0.1; K1=0.01; c = 0.02; a= 0.01; b = 0.02; t=0; % Start time DT=.01; % Step size - 1-month Tsim=10; % Simulation time (100 Yrs.) n=round(Tsim-t)/DT; Cap=20000;i1=1; for i=1:n x1(i,:)=[t,a, b, c]; da = K2 *c - K1* a* b; db = K2 *c - K1 *a* b; dc =2 *K1 *a *b - 2 * K2* c; a=a+DT*da; b=b+DT*db; c=c+DT*dc; t=t+DT; end time1=x1(:,1); figure(1) plot(time1,x1(:,2:4) ) xlabel(‘Time(months)’) legend(‘Concentration of a’, ‘concentration of b’, ‘concentration of c’)

The simulation results obtained are shown in Figure 8.11. 0.03 Concentration of a Concentration of b Concentration of c

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Example 8.6: Rocket Dynamics Consider the dynamics of a rocket constraint to travel in a vertical line over the launch site. Ignore or linearize the nonlinearity due to changing distance from the center of the earth and aerodynamic drag effects. The linearized time-varying equation of motion for the system is (Figure 8.12)

m(t )

d2 x(t ) dx(t ) + k(t ) = u − m(t )g dt 2 dt

where m(t)—Mass of rocket (varying due to fuel consumption) k(t)—Aerodynamic drag g—Acceleration due to gravity u—Thrust The mass of rocket varies as m(t) = (120,000 − 2,000t − 20,000 g(t − 40) ) kg m(t) = 20,000 kg for t > 40 s. k = 1000 u = 106 for t < = 40 s. u = 0 for t > 40 s. Write a MATLAB program to simulate it.

for t < = 40 s.

MATLAB program % Simulation program of rocket dynamics k=1000; dt=0.01; n=300; time=0.0; x=[0;0]; for i=1:n if time 0. The characteristic equation (Equation 9.11) of the compensated system becomes 1 + A (0.24 )/ 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + 0.24sKt = 0 Partitioning the characteristic equation and selecting the value of A = 5, it gives 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + 1.20 = −0.24sKt

(9.11)

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Effect of nonlinearity 0.7 0.6

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0.5 0.4 0.0

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FIGURE 9.27 System performance at different backlash nonlinearities with waveform generator input.

1 0.9 Linear system

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FIGURE 9.28 System performance at different nonlinearities with step input.

or 1 + (0.24sKt )/ (0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + 1.20) = 0

(9.12)

Now we plot root locus for Equation 9.12. The root locus of Equation 9.12 is shown in Figure 9.32: num =[1 0]; den =[0.96 1.6 1.64 1.20]; rlocus(num,den),

The root locus of the system with compensator (Figure 9.32) is analyzed now. The damping ratio ζ 0.9 line intersects the root locus at two points. Both the points lie on the left-hand side of the vertical line passing through (−0.4).

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FIGURE 9.29 System performance at different nonlinearities with waveform generator input.

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FIGURE 9.30 System performance at different nonlinearities with ramp input.

One of these two points is (−0.41 + j1.1). Now putting the value of s = −0.41 + j1.1 in Equation 9.12 gives Kt = 1.5670. So, now selecting the value for Kt = 1.5670, A = 5.0 (already taken), a new compensated Simulink model in combination with uncompensated Simulink model is developed, as shown in Figure 9.33. 9.4.7.1.1 Study of Steady State Behavior of the Compensated System Let us now investigate the study of steady state behavior of the compensated system: Kv =

Limits( s → 0)

⎡ AG(s) ⎤ ⎢ 1 + sK G(s) ⎥ t ⎣ ⎦

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FIGURE 9.31 Root locus of the system without compensator. Root locus

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FIGURE 9.32 Root locus of the system with compensator.

where A = [5.0] Kt = [1.5670] G(s) =

0.24 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s

It gives Kv = 0.5970 Figure 9.34 shows a comparison between compensated and uncompensated systems outputs. The graph shown by yellow line denotes uncompensated system and graph shown by other line denotes compensated system.

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FIGURE 9.33 Comparison of Simulink models (between compensated and uncompensated).

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9.4.7.1.2 Stability Check (Using Routh Table) Stability check of the obtained compensated system (using Routh table) is carried out. The characteristic equation of the obtained compensated system can be written as follows: 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + 0.24sKt + 1.20 = 0 Putting K = 0.24Kt 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + (1.64 + K ) s + 1.20 = 0

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Routh table is as under s3

0.96

s2 s1

1.6

s0

[1.6(1.64 + K) − 1.152]/1.6 1.20

(1.64 + K) 1.20 0 0

For stable operation [1.6(1.64 + K ) − 1.152]/1.6 > 0 it gives K > −0.92 or, Kt > −3.83 This condition is satisfied by our obtained compensated system as Kt = 1.5670. Now we can say that our obtained compensated system is stable. Comments 1. 2. 3. 4.

The above-mentioned PID controller is developed using feedback compensation. The feedback compensation provides greater stiffness against load disturbances. Suitable rate gyroscope is available for feed back compensation. Its performance indices are as given below: • Percentage overshoot = 14% • Rise time = 2.9 s • Settling time = 8.3 s

9.4.7.2 Designing a PID Controller (Connected in Cascade with the System) for Pitch Control in Flight G(s) = [ 0.24/0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s ] C(s)/R(s) = Kp[0.24/(0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s)]/(1 + Kp[0.24/0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s]) = Kp(0.24)/(0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + Kp0.24) The critical gain is determined by Routh array for the characteristic equation: 0.96s3 + 1.6s2 + 1.64s + Kp0.24 = 0 is as given below. Routh table is as follows: s3 s2 s1 s0

0.96 1.6 [0.96Kp(0.24) − (1.6)(1.64)]/1.6 Kp0.24

1.64 Kp0.24 0 0

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For stable operation [0.96Kp(0.24) − (1.6)(1.64)]/1.6 > 0 it gives Kp > 11.39 Hence, the critical gain Ker = 11.39, 9.4.7.2.1 To Find the Frequency of Oscillations (Ter) 1.6s2 + Kp0.24 = 0 (Auxiliary equation found from above Routh table) putting Kp = 11.9 s = ±j1.3 rad/s Ter = 2π/1.3 = 4.83 s Substituting these values in the following standard equations: Kp = 0.6 Ker τi = 0.5 Ter τd = 0.125 Ter We get Kp = 6.834 τi = 2.46 τd = 0.60 The transfer function of developed PID controller may be in the following form: Gc (s) = Kp (1 + 1/τ i s + τ d s) This PID controller is connected in cascade to the system’s transfer function. The PID controller is prepared on the above discussion basis and then Simulink model is developed, as given in Figure 9.35, and compared with the results of the predeveloped PID controller (feedback compensation), as shown in Figure 9.36. Comments: Comparisons between both PID controllers for Design 1 and 2 1. We can easily see from Figure 9.36 that there is an appreciable difference in percentage overshoots of the outputs for the given step input. 2. Rise time in feedback compensation controller is better. 3. There is no remarkable difference in settling times of both the designs. Parameters Percentage over shoot Rise time Settling time

Design 1 14% 2.9 s 8.3 s

Design 2 62% 2.1 s 8.4 s

From the above discussion, it is concluded that design 1 is the better design option.

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FIGURE 9.35 Arrangement of cascade proportional controller and predeveloped PID controller (feedback compensation) at a place. 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4

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9.4.7.3 Design of P, I, D, PD, PI, PID, and Fuzzy Controllers Design of P, I, D, PD, PI, PID, and fuzzy controllers and their use on linear as well as nonlinear system is carried out. The compared results of application of these controllers (for linear as well as nonlinear system) are shown after each model (Figure 9.37).

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FIGURE 9.37 Proportional controller for linear and nonlinear systems.

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From Figures 9.38 through 9.46, it is clear that the performance of linear system can be controlled and improved by different controllers, that is, P, I, PD, PI, PID, and fuzzy controller. The blue line curves show linear system and green line curves show nonlinear system. But the performance of nonlinear system cannot be controlled and improved by different controllers, that is, P, I, PD, PI, and PID controllers. Only fuzzy controller is able to control the nonlinear system.

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FIGURE 9.39 Arrangement of integral controller. 1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 Linear system Nonlinear system

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FIGURE 9.40 Results of application of integral controller.

The results of application of fuzzy controller on both the systems are satisfactory. 1. Proportional controller The proportional mode adjusts the output signal in direct proportion to the controller input (which is the error signal e). The adjustable parameter is the controller gain. A proportional controller reduces error but does not eliminate it (unless the process has naturally integrating properties), that is, an offset between actual and the desired value will normally exist. V (s)/e(s) = K c

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FIGURE 9.41 Arrangement of proportional-integral controller.

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FIGURE 9.42 Results of application of proportional-integral controller.

2. Integral controller 3. Proportional-integral controller The additional integral mode (often referred to as reset) corrects for any reset (error) that may occur between the desired value (set point) and the process output automatically. The adjustable parameter to be specified is the integral time of the controller: V (s)/e(s) = K c [1 + 1/Ti (s)] 4. Proportional-derivative controller V (s)/e(s) = K c [1 + Td (s)]

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FIGURE 9.43 Arrangement of proportional-derivative controller. 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 –0.2

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5. PID controller The PID control constitutes the heuristic approach to controller design that has found wide acceptance in industrial applications. The PID controller is the most popular feedback controller used within the process industries. It has been successfully used over many years. It is a robust easily understood algorithm that can provide excellent control performance despite the varied dynamic characteristics of process plant. The mathematical representation of the PID controller is as shown in Figure 9.45: V (s)/(e) = K c [1 + 1/Ti (s) + Td (s)]

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9.4.8.1 Basic Structure of a Fuzzy Controller A fuzzy controller can be handled as a system that transmits information like a conventional controller with inputs containing information about the plant to be controlled and an output, that is, the manipulated variable. From outside, there is no vague information visible, both, the input and output values as crisp values. The input values of a fuzzy controller consist of measured values from the plant that are either plant output values or plant states, or control errors derived from the set-point values and the controlled variables (Mamdani and Assilian, 1975; Chaturvedi, 2008). A control law represented in the form of a fuzzy system is a static control law. This means that the fuzzy rule-based representation of a fuzzy controller does not include any dynamics, which makes a fuzzy controller a static transfer element, like the standard state-feedback controller. In addition to this, a fuzzy controller is, in general, a fixed nonlinear static transfer element, which is due to those computational steps of its computational structure that have nonlinear properties. The computational structure of a fuzzy controller consists of three main steps, as illustrated by the three blocks in below Figure 9.47: 1. Signal conditioning and filtering at the input (input filter) 2. Fuzzy system 3. Signal conditioning and filtering at the output (output filter) 9.4.8.2 The Components of a Fuzzy System Figure 9.48 shows the contents of a fuzzy system. The input signals are crisp values, which are transformed into fuzzy sets in the fuzzification block. The output u comes out directly from the defuzzification block, which transforms an output fuzzy set back to a crisp value. The set of membership functions responsible for the transforming part and the rule base as the relational part contain as Fuzzy controller

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a whole the modeling information about the system, which is processed by the inference machine (discussed later). This rule-based fuzzy system is the basis of a fuzzy controller, which is described in the following section. 9.4.8.2.1 Representation Using 3D Characteristics For the case of two inputs and one output, a 3D representation is possible. The fuzzy controller with a fuzzy system having two inputs e1 and e2 and one output u, is shown in Figures 9.49 and 9.50. e1

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FIGURE 9.51 Membership function plot of input 1 of fuzzy controller.

Fuzzification: The first block inside the fuzzy system is fuzzification, which converts each piece of input data to degrees of membership by a lookup in one or several membership functions (Figures 9.51 and 9.52). Rule base: The rules may use several variables both in the condition and the conclusion of the rules. The controllers can therefore be applied to both multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) problems and single-input-single-output (SISO) problems. The typical SISO problem is to regulate a control signal based on an error signal. The controller may actually need both the error, the change of error, and the accumulated error as inputs, but we will call it single-loop control, because in principle all three are formed from the error measurement. To simplify, this section assumes that the control objective is to regulate some process output around a prescribed set point or reference. Rule format: Basically a linguistic controller contains rules in the if-then format, but they can be presented in different formats. In many systems, the rules are presented to the end user in a format similar to the following (Figures 9.54 and 9.55):

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FIGURE 9.53 Membership function plot of output of fuzzy controller.

Defuzzification: The resulting fuzzy set must be converted to a number that can be sent to the process as a control signal. This operation is called defuzzification. The output surface is shown in Figure 9.56 for both inputs. The Simulink model of Fuzzy controller is shown in Figure 9.57 and the results are shown in Figure 9.58. In the graph in Figure 9.58, dotted line shows linear system and simple line shows nonlinear system. Cumulative arrangement of different controllers (P, I, D, PD, PI, PID, and fuzzy controllers) for linear system (Figures 9.59 through 9.64): load xyy1; plot(a n s(1,:),a n s(2,:),‘-’,a n s(1,:),a n s(3,:),‘-’,a n s(1,:),a n s(4,:),‘-’, ans(1,:),ans(5,:),‘-’,ans(1,:),ans(6,:),‘-’),

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9.4.9 Tuning Fuzzy Controller The tunned fuzzy system is shown in Figure 9.65 and the fuzzy membership function for inputs and outputs are shown in Figure 9.66 through 9.68. Rule format Basically, a linguistic controller contains rules in the if-then format, but they can be presented in different formats. In many systems, the rules are presented to the end user in a format shown in Figure 9.69.

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FIGURE 9.60 Results of different controllers (P, I, D, PD, PI, PID, and fuzzy controllers) connected at a place for linear system.

FIGURE 9.61 Arrangement of different controllers (P, PD, PI, PID, and fuzzy controllers) connected at a place for linear system.

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FIGURE 9.66 Input-1 membership function of tuned fuzzy controller.

5. If error is high and change in error is med then output is high. 6. If error is med and change in error is high then output is med. The names low, med, and high are labels of fuzzy sets. A more compact representation of rules is shown in Table 9.1. The 3-D surface of tuned fuzzy controller is shown in Figure 9.70.

9.5 Conclusions It is quite clear from the results that the nonlinearities are affecting the performance of the flight control system. Flight control system (FCS) Simulink model has been evolved using some applicable nonlinearities. Proportional controller (P), Integral controller (I), Derivative controller (D), Proportional integral controller (PI), Proportional-derivative controller (PD), Proportional-integral-derivative controller (PID), evolved and tuned. Proportional controller also evolved with the help of root locus techniques. The performance of P, PI, PD, and PID controllers are analyzed separately. Their responses for step input, ramp input, and constant input have been studied. Fuzzy controller has also been developed and results have been compared with the aforesaid controllers; the results show that fuzzy controller is able to handle the applicable nonlinearities more efficiently.

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FIGURE 9.67 Input-2 membership function of tuned fuzzy controller.

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This work may be further extended as follows:

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9.6 Introduction to Chaotic System The word chaos (derived from the Ancient Greek Xα′ oς, Chaos) typically refers to unpredictability. Chaos is the complexity of causality or the relationship between events. It has both a general meaning and a scientific meaning. As is usually the case, the general meaning tends to convey little of the strict definition that scientists and mathematicians apply to the chaos. 9.6.1 General Meaning 1. A condition or place of total disorder or utter confusion: “emotions in complete chaos.” 2. Chaos is the disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed by some religious cosmological views to have existed prior to the ordered universe. 3. The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms. 4. Any confused or disordered collection or state of things or a confused mixture. 9.6.2 Scientific Meaning What scientists and mathematicians mean by chaos is very much related to the spirit of the definitions given above. The systems are chaotic if they are deterministic through description by mathematical rules and these mathematical descriptions are nonlinear in some way. Unpredictable behavior of deterministic systems has been called chaos. However, we can talk about chaos in regard to its typical features: 1. Nonlinearity 2. Determinism 3. Sensitivity to initial conditions

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4. Sustained irregularity 5. Long-term prediction impossible Chaos is related to the irregular behavior of the system. The system contains a “hidden order” which itself consists of a large or infinite number of periodic patterns (or motions). Effectively this is “order in disorder.” Chaotic processes are not random; they follow rules but even simple rules can produce extreme complex outputs. This blend of simplicity and unpredictability also occurs in music and art. Music consisting of random notes or of an endless repetition of the same sequence of notes would be either be disastrously discordant or unbearably boring. Chaos is all around us. For example, consider the human brain function and heart beat. It is suggested that pathological “order” may lead to epilepsy and too much periodicity in heart rate may indicate disease! 9.6.3 Definition No definition of the term chaos is universally accepted yet, but almost everyone would agree on the three ingredients used in the following working definition: Chaos is a periodic long-term behavior in a deterministic system that exhibits sensitive dependence on initial conditions. 1. A periodic long-term behavior It means that the system behaviors do not settle down to fixed points, period orbits, or quasi periodic orbits as t → ∞. 2. Deterministicism It means that the system has no random or noisy inputs or parameters. The irregular behavior arises from the system’s nonlinearity, rather than from noisy driving forces. A system which is deterministic has an attribute that its behavior is specified without probabilities and the system behavior is predictable without uncertainty once the relevant conditions are known. 3. Sensitive dependence on initial conditions If the nearby trajectories separate exponentially fast, it means the system has a positive Lyapunov exponent. Small changes in the initial state can lead to radically different behavior in its final state. This gives rise to “butterfly effect” in the system behavior. An iterated function system (IFS) consists of one or more functions that are repeatedly applied to their own outputs. An attractor is a set to which all neighboring trajectories converge. Stable fixed points and stable limit cycles are examples of attractors. More precisely, it is a closed set A with the following properties: 1. A is an invariant set Any trajectory x(t) that starts in A stays in A for all time. 2. A attracts an open set of initial conditions A attracts all trajectories that start sufficiently close to it. The largest open set containing As is called the basin of attraction of A. 3. A is minimal There is no proper subset of A that satisfies conditions 1 and 2.

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If an attractor is a fractal, then it is said to be a strange attractor. A strange attractor is an attractor that exhibits sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Chaotic systems generally have strange attractors. When we say a chaotic system is unpredictable, we do not mean that it is nondeterministic. • A deterministic system is one that always gives the same results for the same input/initial values. • Real-world chaotic systems are unpredictable in practice because we can never determine our input values exactly. Thus, sensitive dependence on initial conditions will always mess up our results, eventually. A chaotic system does not need to be very complex. For example, f(x) = ax(1 − x) is pretty simple, but it does need to be nonlinear. So methods that approximate functions by linear/ affine functions (e.g., Newton’s method) can sometimes give qualitatively different behavior than that which they purport to approximate. Chaos refers to the complex, difficult-to-predict behavior found in nonlinear systems. One of the important properties of chaos is sensitive dependence on initial conditions, informally known as the Butterfly effect. • Sensitive dependence on initial conditions means that a very small change in the initial state of a system can have a large effect on its later state, as shown in Figure 9.71. • In particular, you can eventually get the large effect, no matter how small the initial change was. This effect is very common in time series prediction such as weather forecasting and electrical load forecasting, as shown in Figure 9.72.

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9.7 Historical Prospective The first discoverer of chaos was Henri Poincaré in 1890 while studying the three-body problem. Henri Poincaré found that there can be orbits which are non-periodic, and yet not forever increasing nor approaching a fixed point (Poincaré, 1890). In 1898, Jacques Hadamard published an influential study of the chaotic motion of a free particle gliding frictionless on a surface of constant negative curvature (Hadamard, 1898). He had shown that all trajectories are unstable in that all particle trajectories diverge exponentially from one another with a positive Lyapunov exponent. Chaos was observed by a number of experimenters before it was recognized; for example, in 1927 by van der Pol (van der Pol and van der Mark, 1927) and Ives in 1958 (Ives, 1958). Edward Lorenz in 1963 recorded chaotic behavior while studying mathematical models of weather (Lorenz, 1963). Lorenz had discovered that small changes in initial conditions produced large changes in the long-term outcome. Lorenz’s discovery, which gave its name to Lorenz attractors, proved that meteorology could not reasonably predict weather beyond a certain period. Lorenz explained the basic concepts of chaos in his book (Lorenz, 1996). The history of dynamics and chaos is given in Table 9.2. The chaotic and systematic knowledge handling tools are compared in Table 9.3. TABLE 9.2 Dynamics and Chaos: A History 1666 1700 1800 1890 1898 1920–1950

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Chaos in weather predictions and found strange attractor in simple model of convection Turbulence and chaos Chaos in logistic map Universality and renormalization, connection between chaos and phase transitions Experimental studies of chaos Nonlinear oscillators in biology Fractals First symposium on chaos organized by New York Academy of Sciences Experimental observation of the bifurcation cascade leads to chaos Widespread interest in chaos, fractal, oscillators, and their applications

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TABLE 9.3 Chaotic versus Systematic Knowledge Handling Chaotic

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The main catalyst for the development of chaos theory was the digital computer. Much of the mathematics of chaos theory involves the repeated iteration of simple mathematical formulas, which would be impractical to do by hand. Digital computers made these repeated calculations practical and powerful software made figures and images made it possible to visualize these systems. The chaotic properties are explained in Table 9.4 to use chaos in cryptography. Orbits and Periodicity • Suppose we have an IFS with exactly one function: f:S → S. • Recall: Given a point x in S, the orbit of x is the collection of all points that the IFS takes x to that is, the orbit of x contains x, f(x), f(f(x)), f(f(f(x))), etc. • x is a periodic point if repeatedly applying f eventually takes x back to itself. • Put another way: A periodic point is a point whose orbit is finite.

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Three main categories where chaos may be applied are as follows. 1. Stabilization and control The idea is that the extreme sensitivity of chaotic systems to tiny perturbations can be manipulated to control the system artificially. Artificially generated systems incorporate perturbations to a. Keep a large system stable (stabilization) b. Direct a large system into a desired state (control)

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2. Synthesis The idea is that “regular is not always best.” So, take artificially generated chaotic systems and apply them to certain problems to make certain systems (whether chaotic or not) work better, for example, artificially stimulated chaotic brain waves may help inhibit epileptic seizures. Similarly, chaos may be used in encryption for communications via “synchonization.” Two identical sequences of chaotic signals may be used via the sender superimposing a message on one sequence and the receiver simply strips of the chaotic signal. It may also be used in solving optimization problems (such as in neural networks). 3. Analysis and prediction It is possible to predict for the future trend of a chaotic system based on sufficient chaotic data points of past.

9.8 First-Order Continuous-Time System First-order autonomous time invariant system can be written as o

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Several important things can be determined from this equation. The values of x where f(x) = 0 are the steady state points of the system. These are also called fixed points. Contrary to linear thinking more than one steady state can exist simultaneously. The slope of f(x) at these points in the system Jacobian, which is df/dx, determines the local stability of the points. If df/dx is negative at a fixed point, the point is stable and is called an attractor. If df/dx is positive at a fixed point, the point is unstable and is called a repeller. If df/dx = 0, the points are saddled, which means that they are attracted from one side and repelled from the other. The geometry of this equation indicates that the attractor and repeller alternate on the x-axis. It should be noted that no oscillation or undamped responses are possible. Basically first-order systems are damped. Consider the system . o

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Thus the slope at x = 0 is +1, and the slope at x = ±1 is 2. The fixed points at the origin are unstable and are called repellers. The fixed points at x = ±1 are stable and are called attractors, as shown in Figure 9.73. It should be observed that these slopes near fixed points are effectively equivalent to the system poles of a linearized version of the system. Another thing to observe is that each attractor possesses a basin of attraction that is a region in space where any initial condition in the space is attracted to that particular attractor. For this example, the basin of attraction for the x = +1 points is all x. The basin of attraction for the x = −1 points is all x. Linearization Before going on to second-order system, it is important to talk about the linearization procedure as it is used by almost all control engineers at some time. The general vector form is given first, and then it is applied to the scalar system of the last section. Consider the vector system . . x = f ( x , u)

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Notice that the derivative of x is zero. Now expanding the right side we obtain . ⎡ ∂f ⎤ ⎡ ∂f ⎤ δ x = f ( xss , uss ) + ⎢ ⎥ δx + ⎢ ⎥ δu ∂ x ⎣ ⎦ xss , uss ⎣ ∂u ⎦ xss , uss

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Equation 9.21 should be recognized as a useful state space representation used by most control engineers. Thus the eigenvalues of the system Jacobian matrices are the poles of the linearized system and determine the stability of the resulting system. Improved techniques for computing the input Jacobian G are given in Danielli and Krosel. Example Find the stability of system xº = x2 – 1 after finding all fixed points.

SOLUTION Here f(x) = x2 − 1. To find the fixed points, we set f(x*) = 0 and solve for x*. Thus x* = ±1. To determine the stability, we plot the function f(x). Figure 9.74 shows that the flow is to the right where x2 − 1 > 0 and to the left where x2 − 1 < 0. Thus x* = −1 is stable and x* = 1 is unstable. MATLAB codes x = −2:.1:2; fx = x.∧2-1; plot(x,fx)

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9.9 Bifurcations The dynamics of vector fields on the line is very limited: all solutions either settle down to equilibrium or head out to ±∞. In one-dimensional system, the dynamics depends upon parameters. The qualitative structure of the flow can change as parameters are varied. In particular, fixed points can be created or destroyed, or their stability can change. These qualitative changes in the dynamics are called bifurcations, as shown in Figure 9.75, and the parameter values at which they occur are called bifurcation points. Bifurcation is important scientifically; they provide models of transitions and instabilities as some control parameters are varied. Bifurcations occur in both continuous systems (described by ODEs, DDEs, or PDEs) and discrete systems. Types of bifurcations 1. Local bifurcation 2. Global bifurcation 1. Local bifurcation It can be analyzed entirely through changes in the local stability properties of equilibria, periodic orbits, or other invariant sets as parameters cross through critical thresholds. For example: Saddle-node (fold) bifurcation Transcritical bifurcation Pitchfork bifurcation Period-doubling (flip) bifurcation Hopf bifurcation Neimark (secondary Hopf) bifurcation 2. Global bifurcation It occurs when larger invariant sets of the system “collide” with each other or with equilibria of the system. They cannot be detected purely by a stability analysis of the equilibria (fixed points). For example:

Small change in a parameter

One pattern FIGURE 9.75 Bifurcation.

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Homoclinic bifurcation in which a limit cycle collides with a saddle point. Heteroclinic bifurcation in which a limit cycle collides with two or more saddle points. Infinite-period bifurcation in which a stable node and saddle point simultaneously occur on a limit cycle. Blue sky catastrophe in which a limit cycle collides with a non-hyperbolic cycle.

9.9.1 Saddle Node Bifurcation The saddle node bifurcation is the basic mechanism by which fixed points are created and destroyed. As a parameter is varied, two fixed points move toward each other, collide, and mutually annihilate. The prototype example of a saddle node bifurcation is given by the first-order system: o

x = r + x2

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where r is a parameter which may be positive, negative, or zero. When r is negative there are two fixed points, one stable and one unstable, as shown in Figure 9.76. As r approaches 0, the parabola moves up and the two fixed points move toward each other. When r = 0, the fixed points coalesce into a half-stable fixed point at x* = 0. This type of fixed point is extremely delicate—it vanishes as soon as r > 0, and now there are no fixed points at all. Hence, in this example the bifurcation occurred at r = 0, since the vector fields for r < 0 and r > 0 are qualitatively different, as shown in Figure 9.77. 9.9.2 Transcritical Bifurcation There are certain scientific situations where a fixed point must exist for all values of a parameter and can never be destroyed. For example, in the logistic equation and other simple models for the growth of a single species, there is a fixed point at zero population, regardless of the value of the growth rate. However, such a fixed point may change its stability as the parameter is varied, as shown in Figure 9.78. The transcritical bifurcation is the standard mechanism for such changes in stability.

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Note that there is a fixed point at x* = 0 for all values of r. The important difference between the saddle node and transcritical bifurcations is in transcritical case, the two fixed points do not disappear after the bifurcation—instead they just switch their stability, as shown in Figure 9.79.

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9.9.3 Pitchfork Bifurcation This bifurcation is common in physical problems that have symmetry. There are two types of pitch fork bifurcation. The simpler type is called supercritical pitchfork bifurcation. 9.9.3.1 Supercritical Pitchfork Bifurcation The normal form of the supercritical pitchfork bifurcation is expressed with Equation 9.24: o

x = rx − x 3

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This equation is invariant under the change of variable x → −x. In real physical systems, such as explosive instability is usually opposed by the stabilizing influence due to higher order terms. In the supercritical case, xº = rx − x3, the cubic term is stabilizing, which acts as a restoring force that pulls x(t) back toward x = 0, as shown in Figures 9.80 and 9.81. On the other hand, if the cubic term is positive as xº = rx + x3, then this term was destabilizing, which is called subcritical pitchfork bifurcation, as shown in Figure 9.82. x* = ±√(−r) are unstable and exist only below the bifurcation (r < 0), which motivate the term “subcritical.” More importantly, the origin is stable for r < 0 and unstable for r > 0 as in the supercritical case, but now the instability for r > 0 is not opposed by the cubic term—in fact the cubic term lends a helping hand in driving the trajectories out to infinity. This shows that x(t) → ±∞ in finite time starting from any initial condition xo ≠ 0 (Figure 9.83). o

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r

9.9.4 Catastrophes The term catastrophe is motivated by the fact that as parameters change, the state of the system can be carried over the edge of the upper surface, after which it drops discontinuously to the lower surface, as shown in Figure 9.84. This jump could be truly catastrophic for the equilibrium of a bridge or a building.

9.9.4.1 Globally Attracting Point for Stability Consider an uncoupled system state; equate xº = ax and yº = −yx. The solution to these equations are x(t) = x0 eat and y(t) = y0 e−t. The phase portraits for different values of “a” are shown in Figure 9.85. When a < 0, x(t) also decays exponentially and so all trajectories approach the origin as t → ∞. However, the direction of approach depends on the size of “a” compared to −1. In nonlinear systems, if x* = 0, then it results in attracting a fixed point as shown in Figure 9.85. It means all trajectories that start near x* approach to it as t → ∞, that is, x (t ) → x * as t → ∞ In fact x* attracts all trajectories in the phase plane, so that it could be called globally attracting fixed point. There is a completely different notion of stability, which is related to the behavior of trajectories for all time, not just as t → ∞. A fixed point x* = 0 is Lyapunov stable if all trajectories that start sufficiently close to x* remain close to it for all time. Figure 9.85(a) shows that a fixed point can be Lyapunov stable but not attracting, which is called neutrally stable. This type of stability is commonly encountered in mechanical systems in the absence of friction. Conversely, it is possible for a fixed point to be attracting but not Lyapunov stable; thus neither notion of stability implies the other. However, in practice, the two types of stability often occur together. If a fixed point is both Lyapunov stable and attracting, we will call it stable or sometimes asymptotically stable. Figure 9.85(e) is unstable, because it is neither attracting nor Lyapunov stable.

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9.10 Second-Order System Second-order systems are considerably more complicated than first-order system. Although multiple attractor and repeller are still possible oscillation in addition to the damped responses of a first-order system. Furthermore a new form of attractor or repeller is available. This is usually called a limit cycle. A limit cycle is an isolated closed trajectory. Isolated means that neighboring trajectories are not closed; they spiral either toward or away from the limit as shown in Figure 9.86. In the phase plane, this closed curve that shows continuous oscillation, whereas a fixed point is zero. It should be noted that limit cycle should not be confused with conservative oscillation. A conservative system such as x + x = 0 or x + sin( x) = 0

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will oscillate forever with an amplitude determined by its initial condition. Any slight perturbation will cause it to oscillate with different amplitude. These oscillations are called conservative since there is no damping and energy is conserved. Volumes in phase space are constant. A MATLAB program for simulating the pendulum is given below and results are shown in Figure 9.87. % Matlab program for simulation of the pendulum using Halijak double % integrator, T = 0.08, x0 = 2 & 3. clear all; xss = 2; % or 3 T = 0.08; xd = 0; xs = xss + T*xd + 0.5*T*T*(—sin(xss) ); plot(xs, (xs-xss)/T,‘.k’) hold on for n = 1:300 f = —sin(xs); x = 2*xs-xss + T*T*f; xss = xs; xs = x; xd = (xs-xss)/T; plot(xs,xd,‘.k’) end xlabel(‘position’) ylabel(‘velocity’) axis([−4 4 −4 4])

Unlike conservative oscillations, a limit cycle attracts trajectories. Any slight perturbation will still be attracted back to the cycle, equivalently, volumes in phase space contract. Good example of a limit cycling system is van der Pol’s oscillator shown in Equation 9.25: . x + ( x 2 − 1) x + x = 0

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This equation looks like a simple harmonic oscillator, but with a nonlinear damping term (x2 − 1)xº. Here, this damping is negative when |x| < 1, indicating instability. When |x| > 1, the damping is positive, indicating stability. In other words, it causes large amplitude oscillations to decay, but it pumps them back up if they become too small. Thus the trajectory is basically stuck in the middle and a continuous limit cycle occurs as shown in Figure 9.88. A MATLAB program for producing the simulation is written below. %Matlab program for simulation of van der Pol equation using Euler, T = 0.05, % % several initial conditions Clear all plot(0, 0,‘.r’) hold on T = 0.05; for x10 = −1.5:1:1.5 for x20 = −1.5:1:1.5 x1 = x10; x2 = x20; for n = 1:200 f1 = x2; f2 = −x1-(x1*x1-1)*x2; x1 = x1 + T*f1; x2 = x2 + T*f2; plot(x1,x2,‘.r’) end end end xlabel(‘position’) ylabel(‘velocity’) title(‘simulation of van der Pol equation using Euler, T = 0.05, several ICs’) axis([−4 4 −4 4])

When second-order systems are forced by a periodic forcing function, several frequency dependent phenomena are possible. These include subharmonics super-harmonics, jump,

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and entrainment, among others. Since a time dependent input can simply be considered to be the function of another state of a system, for example x = 1, these are also subsets of the next section.

9.11 Third-Order System Third-order systems display all the above behavior in addition to some interesting feature. It should be noted that as the dimension of the phase space increases the possible dimension of the attractor and repeller also increases. The limiting factor is that the dimension of the attracting and repelling object must be strictly less than the dimension of the phase space. Thus, the first object that logically follows is a two dimensional attractor. A two dimensional object basically looks like a donut and can be thought of as a limit cycle that is being forced at a different frequency. Trajectories are than attracted to or repelled from this object, which is usually referred to as a tours. An interesting and unexpected phenomenon that can also exist in third and higher order continuous-time system is called chaos. Although difficult to explain briefly, chaos usually is caused by the tangled intersection of several unstable repellers. The resulting trajectory, which basically is being repelled from everywhere, is called a chaotic, or strange attractor, the dimension of this object is usually not integer, for example, dim = 2.6 and is called fractal, at any given cross section, the flow is converging in one direction and diverging in the other, so that volume in phase space is still getting smaller. However, since the flow is diverging in one direction, it is usually folded back over on to itself, and the attractor can resemble taffy being stretched and folded on a machine. Some authors have referred this behavior as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. We preferred to describe chaos as the apparent random motion demonstrated by a completely deterministic system. It should also be remembered that the chaotic behavior just like a limit cycle is a steady-state behavior. That is although, the system is oscillating with no apparent period and the trajectories have converged to their attractor and the steady state chaotic behavior is observed. A simple system that behaves in this way is the chaotic oscillator of Cook: x ′′′ + x ′′ + x ′ − a( x − x 3 ) = 0

(9.26)

As the parameter a is increased, the system goes through a series or period doubling limit cycle bifurcation and eventually becomes chaotic as shown in Figures 9.89 through 9.92. It is truly remarkable that the interesting behavior of such simple system went unnoticed until relatively recently. The MATLAB program for this simulation is given below: %Matlab program for simulation of Cook system, a = 0.55, ic = [.1.1.1] using Euler, T = 0.1 clear all; plot(0, 0,‘.r’) hold on T = 0.1; a = 0.55; x1 = 0.1; x2 = 0.1; x3 = 0.1;

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plot(x1,x2,‘.k’) end xlabel(‘x1’) ylabel(‘x2’) axis([−2 2 −2 2])

With respect to chaos, this complicated deterministic phenomenon is sometimes confused with the fact of stochastic or noisy signals. Although it can be analyzed as if it were a noisy signals, chaos is a completely deterministic feature of a nonlinear system and is not known to be related to the unpredictable behavior resulting from physically occurring randomness. Alternatively if we wished to simulate a system being forced by a stochastic signal that is represented in the computer by a random number generator. A continuous–time stochastic signal is usually represented by its probabilistic properties such as mean and variance; although chaotic signals can use these properties is one form of measure, they do not characterize the system. It should be noted in simulating a continuous-time noisy input signal that the sampling of these noise required its variance to be divided by the simulation time step to preserve the same level of excitement in the system as the continuous-time noise. This is not surprising when it is remembered that the frequency spectrum of white noise is identical to that of an impulse. Nonetheless, how do you know nonlinear behavior when you see it? Let’s start by looking at an example. 9.11.1 Lorenz Equation: A Chaotic Water Wheel In 1963 Edward Lorenz derived three dimensional system from a drastically simplified model of convection rolls in the atmosphere. The mechanical model of Lorenz equations

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(Equation 9.27) was invented by Willem Malkus and Lou Howard at MIT in the 1970s. The simplest version is a toy waterwheel with leaky paper cups suspended from its rim. o

x = σ( y − x) o y = rx − y − xz

(9.27)

o

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Consider the Rössler system whose system equations (Equation 9.28) are o

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y = x + ay

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o

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9.12 Review Questions 1. 2. 3. 4.

What do you mean by nonlinearity of a system? Explain different types of nonlinearities in a system? How could nonlinearities be modeled mathematically? Define chaos?

9.13 Bibliographical Notes General concepts of chaos theory as well as its history is described in many books (Gutzwiller, 1990; Moon, 1990; Tufillaro et al. 1992; Baker, 1996; Gollub and Baker, 1996; Alligood et al. 1997; Badii and Politi, 1997; Douglas and Euel, 1997; Smith, 1998; Hoover, 1999; Strogatz, 2000; Ott, 2002; Devaney, 2003; Sprott, 2003; Zaslavsky, 2005; Tél and Gruiz, 2006). The mathematics of chaos is explained by Stewart (1990). Currently, chaos theory continues to be a very active area of research, involving many different disciplines (mathematics, topology, physics, population biology, biology (Richard, 2003), meteorology, astrophysics, information theory, economic systems (Hristu-Varsakelis and Kyrtsou, 2008), social sciences (Douglas and Euel, 1997), etc.).

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10 Modeling with Artificial Neural Network Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein Art is the imposing of pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is in the recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead

10.1 Introduction Neural networks are very sophisticated modeling techniques capable of modeling extremely complex functions. In particular, neural networks are nonlinear. Linear modeling has been the commonly used technique in most modeling domains since linear models have well-known optimization strategies. Where the linear approximation was not valid, the models suffered accordingly. Neural networks also keep in check the curse of dimensionality problem that bedevils attempts to model nonlinear functions with large numbers of variables. Neural networks learn by example. The neural network user gathers representative data, and then invokes training algorithms to automatically learn the structure of the data. Although the user does need to have some heuristic knowledge of how to select and prepare data, how to select an appropriate neural network, and how to interpret the results, the level of user knowledge needed to successfully apply neural networks is much lower than would be the case using (for example) some more traditional nonlinear statistical methods. We can explain neural networks as a broad class of models that mimic functioning inside the human brain and are known as biological neurons. 10.1.1 Biological Neuron The biological neuron is the most important functional unit in human brain and is a class of cells called as NEURON. A human brain consists of approximately 1011 computing elements called neurons, which communicate through a connection network of axons and synapses having a density of approximately 104 synapses per neuron. A typical neuron has three major regions: cell body, axon, dendrites. Dendrite receives information from neurons through axons—long fibers that serve as transmission lines. The axon dendrite contact organ is called a synapse, as shown in Figure 10.1. The signal reaching a synapse and 503

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received by dendrites are electrical impulses. Apart from the electrical signaling, there are other forms of signaling that arise from neurotransmitter diffusion, which have an effect on electrical signaling. As such, neural networks are extremely complex. Neuron elements and their functions Dendrites Receives information Cell body Process information Axon Carries information to other neurons Synapse Junction between axon end and dendrites of other neuron 10.1.2 Artificial Neuron When creating a functional model of the biological neuron, there are three basic components of importance. First, the dendrites of the neuron are modeled as weights. The strength of the connection between an input and a neuron is noted by the value of the weight. Negative weight values reflect inhibitory connections, while positive values designate excitatory connections. The next two components model the actual activity within the neuron cell. An adder sums up all the inputs modified by their respective weights. This activity is referred to as a linear combination. Finally, an activation function controls the amplitude of the output of the neuron. An acceptable range of output is usually between 0 and 1, or −1 and 1. The output is passed through axon to give outputs. Mathematically, this process is described in Figure 10.2. The artificial neuron receives the information (X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, . . . , XP) from other neurons or environments. The inputs are fed in connection with weights, where the total input is the weighted sum of inputs from all the sources represented as I = w1 × X 1 + w 2 × X 2 + w 3 × X 3 + wp × Xp = ∑ wi x i The input I is fed to the transfer function or activation function which converts input I into output Y. Y = f (I ) The output Y goes to other neuron or environment for processing.

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Activation function

FIGURE 10.2 Artificial neuron.

10.2 Artificial Neural Networks ANN consists of many simple elements called neurons. The neurons interact with each other using weighted connection similar to biological neurons. Inputs to artificial neural net are multiplied by corresponding weights. All the weighted inputs are then segregated and then subjected to nonlinear filtering to determine the state or active level of the neurons. Neurons are generally configured in regular and highly interconnected topology in ANN. The networks consist of one or more layers between input and output layers. There is no clear-cut methodology to decide parameters, topologies, and method of training of ANN. Hence, to build the ANN is time consuming and computer intensive. However these can be used in real time because of inherent parallelisms and noise immunity characteristics. The development of ANN is performed in two phases: 10.2.1 Training Phase In this phase, the ANN tries to memorize the pattern of learning data set. This phase consists of the following modules. 10.2.1.1 Selection of Neuron Characteristics Neurons can be characterized by two operations: aggregation and activation function. Nonlinear filtering (also called activation function) can be characterized by several functions: sigmoidal and tangent hyperbolic functions being the most common. Selection of the function is problem dependent. For example, the logarithmic activation is used when the upper limit is unbounded while the radial basis function (RBF) is used for problems having complex boundaries. 10.2.1.2 Selection of Topology Topology of ANN deals with the number of neurons in each layer and their interconnections. Too few hidden neurons hinder the learning process, while too many occasionally degrade the ANN generalization capability. There are no clear-cut or absolute guidelines available in the literature for deciding the topology of ANN. One rough guideline for choosing the number of hidden neurons is the geometric pyramid rule.

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10.2.1.3 Error Minimization Process When ANNs are trained, the weights of the links are changed/adjusted so as to achieve minimum error. During this process, a part of the entire data set is used as training set, and the error is minimized on this set. Calculations for error may be done using various functions. The most commonly used being the root mean square (RMS) function and is given by

(∑[(actual – predicted) ])

Error = (1/2) * √

k

where k is the order of norm. 10.2.1.4 Selection of Training Pattern and Preprocessing Selection of the training data is very critical for building ANN. Although preprocessing is not mandatory, it definitely improves the performance of the network and reduces the learning time. 10.2.1.5 Stopping Criteria of Training The process of adjusting weights of an ANN is repeated until the termination condition is met. The training process may be terminated if any one of these conditions is met: 1. The error goes below a specific value. 2. The magnitude of gradient reaches below a certain value. 3. Specific number of iterations is complete. 10.2.2 Testing Phase Here ANN tries to predict and test data sets. The performance of ANN on the testing data set represents its generalization ability. In actual practice, the data set is divided into two. One set is used for training and the other for testing. In fact, a generalized neural network will perform well for both training and testing data. 10.2.2.1 ANN Model An ANN is a powerful data modeling tool that is able to capture and represent complex input–output relationships. The motivation for the development of neural network technology stemmed from the desire to develop an artificial system that could perform “intelligent” tasks similar to those performed by the human brain. Neural networks resemble the human brain in the following two ways: 1. Acquires knowledge through learning. 2. A neural network’s knowledge is stored within interneuron connection strengths known as synaptic weights. The true power and advantage of neural networks lies in their ability to represent both linear and nonlinear relationships and in their ability to learn these relationships directly from the data being modeled. Traditional linear models are simply inadequate when it comes to modeling data that contains nonlinear characteristics.

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The ANN consists of three groups, or layers, of units: a layer of “input” units is connected to a layer of “hidden” units, which is connected to a layer of “output” units, as represented in Figure 10.3. • The activity of the input layer represents the raw information that is fed into the network. • The activity of each hidden unit is determined by the activities of the input units and the weights on the connections between the input and the hidden units. • The behavior of the output units depends on the activity of the hidden units and the weights between the hidden and output units. This simple type of network is interesting because the hidden units are free to construct their own representations of the input. The weights between the input and hidden units determine when each hidden unit is active, and so by modifying these weights, a hidden unit can choose what it represents. The neural network models are designed considering the following characteristics: Input: X1, X2, X3, … Output: Y1, Y2, Y3, … ANN model: f(X1, X2, X3, …, w1, w2, w3, …) The model is explained as an example considering the inputs and weight assignment. The weights between the input and hidden units determine when each hidden unit is active, and so by modifying these weights, a hidden unit can choose what it represents. When the inputs (X1 = −1, X2 = 1, X3 = 2) are given to the neural network, the output (Y) is predicted according to the weights assigned. This is explained with the help of Figure 10.4.

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10.2.2.2 Building ANN Model Step 1: At the input layer, the number of inputs = number of input neurons = 3. Step 2: At the output layer, the number of outputs = number of input neurons = 1. Step 3: At the hidden layer, the number of neurons and layers are not fixed and may take any number more than zero to map any complex functions. Let us assume single hidden layer with two neurons. Step 4: Assign weights. According to the above architecture, number of weights = p * q + q * r = 3 * 2 + 2 * 1 = 8. Assign these weights randomly in the range ±1.0. Step 5: Decide activation function Here, logistic function is taken for all neurons. f ( x) =

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For the above model, the output was calculated as V = 0.531 and let us assume that the desired output is Y = 1. The prediction error in the given network is given by 1− 0.531 = 0.469. Hence, we have to update the weights of the network so that the error is minimized. This process is called the training of neural network. In the training of ANN, the error is fed back to the network and updates the weights. This will complete one cycle. The complete cycle is performed many times till the predicted error is reduced. The complete stage is known as an epoch. 10.2.2.3 Backpropagation The adjustment of the weight is done by the method of backpropagation. The procedure of adjustment of the weights by backpropagation is done as follows: Let Vi be the prediction for ith observation in a network and is a function of the network weights vector W _ = (W1, W2,…) Hence, E, the total prediction error is also a function of W. E(W ) = ∑ [Yi − Vi (W )]2 10.2.2.3.1 Gradient Descent Method For every individual weight WI, the updating formula is given as Wnew = Wold + α * ( ∂E/∂W ) W

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Feed forward the i-th observation through the net Compute the prediction error on i-th observation Back propagate the error and adjust weights Next i Check for Convergence End Do How do we know, when to stop the network training? Ideally, when we reach the global minima of the error surface Practically: 1. Stop if the decrease in total prediction error (since last cycle) is small. 2. Stop if the overall changes in the weights (since last cycle) are small. Partition the training data into training set and validation set. Training set to build the model, and validation set to test the performance of the model on unseen data. Typically as we have more and more training cycles Error on training set keeps on decreasing (training) Error on validation set keeps first decreases and then increases (over train) Stop training when the error on validation set starts increasing. The block diagram for ANN model development is shown in Figure 10.5. 10.2.2.5 Applications of Neural Network Modeling 1. Data mining applications a. Prediction: For prediction application of ANN, past history is taken as input and based on that the future trend may be predicted, as shown in Figure 10.6. b. Classification: Classify data into different predefined classes based on the inputs, for example, if the color, shape, and dimensions of different fruits are given, we may classify then as lemon (class 1), orange (class 2), banana (class 3), etc., as shown in Figure 10.7.

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c. Change and deviation detection (interpolation): To find certain data that are missing from the records or to detect and determine suspicious records/data. It is quite similar to the ANN predictor. The ANN predictor normally extrapolates while this interpolates the values. d. Knowledge discovery: The ANN is a very good tool for knowledge discovery. We may apply unforeseen inputs and determine the output for study purpose. This will help in finding new relationships and nonobvious trends in the data. With the help of ANN, we may explore our own ignorance. e. Response modeling: Train the ANN model to find the systems response. 2. Industrial applications a. Process/plant control: The ANN is quite suitable for complex and ill-defi ned dynamical process/plant control applications. It is difficult or sometimes impossible to model these processes/plant using mathematical equations. For such systems, conventional linear control system is difficult or not possible. b. Quality control: The routine jobs with certain fuzziness like predicting the quality of products and other raw materials, product defect diagnosis, tire testing, load testing, etc. may be done with ANN. c. Parameter estimation: Unknown or complex system parameter estimation could be done with ANN estimators. This is a very useful tool for complex and ill-defined systems, where mathematical modeling is either not possible or quite difficult. ANN helps in estimating the system parameters for control applications. 3. Financial applications a. Stock market prediction: Predict the future trend of share market using the historical data and present economical conditions of countries. b. Financial risk analysis: Decide whether an applicant for a loan is a good or bad credit risk. From present financial conditions and previous performance of a company or an individual, we may find the credit rating of a company or an individual.

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c. Property appraisal: Evaluate real estate, automobiles, machinery, and other properties. Also forecast prices of raw materials, commodities, and products for future. Medical a. Medical diagnosis: Assist doctors in diagnosing a particular disease after analyzing the medical test reports a patient’s personal information, symptoms, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, etc. b. Prescribe the medicine based on medical diagnosis, personal information such as age and sex, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, etc. Marketing a. Sales forecasting: Predict future sales based on historical data, advertisement budget, mode of advertisements, special offers, and other factors affecting sales. b. Profit forecasting: Forecast the behavior of profit margins in the future to determine the effects of price changes at one level to other. It also helps in deciding distributors’ and retailers’ commissions. HR management a. Employee selection and hiring: Predict on which job an applicant will achieve the best job performance based on personal information, previous experience and performance, educational levels, etc. In the hiring process of an employee, it is necessary to determine their retentivity of an employee, which could be predicted using ANN models. b. Predict the psychology of a person. Operational analysis a. Inventory control and optimization: Forecast optimal stock level that can meet customer needs, reduce waste, and lessen storage; predict the demand based on previous buyers’ activity, operating parameters, season, stock, and budgets. b. Smart scheduling: Smart scheduling of buses, airplanes, and trains based on seasons, special events, weather, etc. c. Decision making in conflicting situation: Select the best decision option using the classification capabilities of neural network. Energy Electrical load forecasting, short- and long-term load shading, predicting natural resources and their consumption, monitoring and control applications, etc. Science In the area of science, ANN may be used on a number of problems such as physical system modeling, image recognition, identification and optimization, ecosystem evaluation, classification, signal processing, systems analysis, etc.

Example 10.1: Artificial Neural Network Applications in Physical System’s Modeling Predict the speed for a vehicle at a given accelerating force using ANN (Figure 10.8). Let us define F = force generated by the car = 80 t N assumed. V = velocity (m/s) M = mass of the vehicle = 1000 kg b = frictional coefficient = 40 N-s/m

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%MATLAB CODE FOR PREDICTING DISPLACEMENT USING RANDOM INPUT FORCE clear all; % created random force applied on system forceupper=10; forcelower=0; force=(forceupper−forcelower)*rand(100,1)+forcelower; figure(1); clf; %plot for random force plot(force,‘−’); %determination of displacement for i=1:100 num=[force(i)]; den=[1 20 10]; displace(i)=max(step(num,den) ); end %plot for force vs displacement figure(2); clf; plot(force,displace,‘*’); displace=displace′; data=horzcat(force, displace); %Initialize data for ANN trndata=data(1:2:100,:); chkdata=data(2:2:100,:); forcepoints=trndata(:,1)′; disppoints=trndata(:,2)′; net=newff(minmax(forcepoints),[5 1],{‘tansig’ ‘purelin’}); net.trainParam.epochs=50; net.trainParam.goal=.00001; net=init(net); %Train the system net=train(net,forcepoints,disppoints); Y=sim(net,forcepoints); figure(3); clf; %plot the real output and trained output plot(forcepoints,disppoints,‘−’,forcepoints,Y,‘o’); %testing of ANN with checkdata checkpoint=chkdata(:,1)′; checkoutput=chkdata(:,2)′; W=Sim(net,checkpoint); e=W−checkoutput; grid figure(4); bar(e);

The results of the program are shown in Figures 10.14 through 10.18.

Example 10.3: Approximation and Prediction for Teacher Evaluation System Using Neural Network In the current education system, to improve education quality, teacher evaluation is must. The teacher can be evaluated on the basis of student feedback, results, peer feedback, and educational activities as shown in Figure 10.19. The evaluation is based on fixed mathematical formula and hence there are many problems.

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• Each expert has his/her own intuition for judgment; often it is not taken into account. • Different weights are assigned to different parameters by each expert, but it is not easy due to subjectivity in weights. • Mathematical computation is not fast. • Many experts get biased with candidate teacher and it influences the results. Due to the above difficulties, the conventional methods are not so effective for this problem. The soft computing techniques such as the ANN model may be used to overcome some of the difficulties mentioned above. The block diagram for ANN approach is shown in Figure 10.20.

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For this example, the system model has a teacher evaluation database, which has three experts who have judged the teachers on the basis of their feelings from the mind. The average of the experts’ judgments were taken as the overall judgment. The judgment of the teacher is done on a 10-point scale. The evaluated data as shown in Table 10.1 is given to the neural network for training and testing. MATLAB® code is written for simulating the ANN model with the following data set. The ANN performance during training and testing is shown in Figures 10.21 and 10.22, respectively.

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Example 10.4: Rainfall Prediction Using Neural Network Rainfall forecasting has been one of the most challenging problems around the world for more than half a century. The traditional rainfall forecasters are generally based on available information to establish the mathematical models. Thus, it involves the question of pattern recognition. We introduce the situation of ANN for rainfall forecasting. To develop the ANN model, we have used the data of rainfall comprising of 194 years. Neural network technology can be applied to such a nonlinear system. Neural network has a built-in capability to adapt their synaptic weights to changes in the surrounding environment. In particular, ANN is trained to operate in a specific

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situation and it can easily retain the past experiences. ANN completes the whole network of information processing through the interaction between the neurons. It has self-learning and adaptive capabilities, which motivated us to use in rainfall forecasting. The historical data of rainfall for 194 years are graphically shown in Figure 10.23. The rainfall data shown above is random in nature. Hence, it is difficult to develop a mathematical model for it except time series prediction. The time series prediction method has its own drawbacks. Here, we have used neural network as nonlinear predictor. The MATLAB code is written to simulate the problem. The training, validation, and testing performance of ANN rainfall predictor is shown in Figure 10.24. 1500 1400

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10.3 Review Questions 1. Explain the working of biological neuron. 2. Explain different parts of artificial neuron and mention how it replicates the biological neuron. 3. What is artificial neural network? 4. How does ANN model be developed? 5. Explain different types of training used in ANN. 6. Develop a feed forward ANN model for character recognition. 7. What is gradient descent learning algorithm for ANN models? 8. Develop ANN model for electrical load forecasting problem. (Use randn function of MATLAB to generate data.)

11 Modeling Using Fuzzy Systems So far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and so far as the laws they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein If you do not have a good plant model or if the system is changing, then fuzzy will produce a better solution than conventional control technique. Bob Varley Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment. Frederick Brooks

11.1 Introduction A paradigm shift from classical thinking to fuzzy thinking was initiated by the concept of fuzzy sets and the idea of mathematics based on fuzzy sets. It emerged from the need to bridge the gap between mathematical models and their interpretations. This gap has become increasingly disturbing, especially in the areas of biology, cognitive sciences, and social and applied sciences, such as modern technology and medicine. Hence, there is a need to bridge this gap between a mathematical model and the experience, as expressed by Zadeh (1962): …There is a fairly wide gap between what might be regarded as ‘animate’ system theorists and ‘inanimate’ system theorists at the present time, and it is not all certain that this gap will be narrowed, much less closed, in the near future. There are some who feel this gap reflects the fundamental inadequate of the conventional mathematics—the mathematics of precisely-defi ned points, functions, sets, probability measures, etc.—for coping with the analysis of biological systems, and that to deal effectively with such systems, which are generally orders of magnitude more complex than man-made systems, we need a radically different kind of mathematics, the mathematics of fuzzy or cloudy quantities which are not describable in terms of probability distribution. Indeed, the need for such mathematics is become increasingly apparent even in the realm of inanimate systems, for in most practical cases the a priori data as well as the criteria by which the performance of a man-made system is judged are far from being precisely specified or having accurately known probability distributions.

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Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkley, first coined the term “fuzzy” in 1962. This was the time for a paradigm shift from the crisp set to the fuzzy set. The fuzzy logic provides a tool for modeling human-centered systems. Fuzziness seems to pervade most human perceptions and thinking processes. One of the most important facets of human thinking is the ability to summarize information “into labels of fuzzy sets which bear an approximate relation to primary data.” Linguistic descriptions, which are usually summary descriptions of complex situations, are fuzzy in essence. Fuzziness occurs when there are no sharp boundaries. In fuzzy logic, the transition is gradual and not abrupt, from member to nonmember. It can deal with uncertainty in terms of imprecision, nonspecificity, vagueness, inconsistency, etc. Uncertainty is undesirable in science and should be avoided by all possible means; science strives for certainty in all manifestations (precision, specificity, sharpness, and consistency). An alternative view, which is tolerant of uncertainty, insists that science cannot avoid it. Warren Weaver (1948) mentioned the problems of organized simplicity and disorganized complexity (randomness). He called some of the problems lying in these categories and most of the problems lying in between, organized complexity (nonlinear systems with large numbers of components and rich interactions), which may be nondeterministic but not as a result of randomness. Fuzzy sets were specifically designed to mathematically represent uncertainty and vagueness, and to provide formalized tools for dealing with imprecision intrinsic to many problems. However, the detailed history of fuzzy logic was given in Chaturvedi (2008). The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate how fuzzy logic can be used for system modeling. To demonstrate fuzzy logic applications to model real-world systems, MATLAB® with the fuzzy logic toolbox is used.

11.2 Fuzzy Sets A fuzzy set is any set that allows its member to have different grades of the membership function in the interval of [0, 1]. It is a generalized subset of a classical set. Degree of Truth To what degree is person x tall? To answer this question, it is necessary to assign a degree of membership to each person in the universe of discourse, in the fuzzy subset “tall.” The easiest way to do this is to define the membership function based on a person’s height. Person

Height

Degree of Tallness

Raman

3′2″

0.0

Madan

5′5″

0.31

John

5′9″

0.67

Hari

6′1″

0.76

Kareem

7′2″ ⎧0 ⎪ ⎨ (height(x)-5′)/2′ ⎪ ⎩1

1.00

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0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

3

3.5

4

4.5

5 5.5 Height (ft)

6

6.5

7

7.5

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Each fuzzy set is completely and uniquely defined by one particular membership function, for example, “tall” is defined by a fuzzy set shown in Figure 11.1. A fuzzy set represents vague concepts and their contexts, for example, the concept of high temperature in context of weather may be between 25°C and 50°C. Again, in different seasons, high temperature may be different. The concept of high temperature in context of a nuclear reactor may be between 100°C and 300°C. The usefulness of fuzzy sets depends critically on our ability to construct appropriate membership functions for various concepts in various contexts. The different shapes generally used for fuzzy membership functions are shown in Figure 11.2 and mathematically expressed as in Table 11.1. In some situations, it is not possible to identify membership functions with an exact degree. Then, it is necessary to choose reasonable values between lower and upper bounds. Such fuzzy sets are called internal-valued fuzzy sets, as shown in Figure 11.3.

(a)

(b) FIGURE 11.2 Different shapes for fuzzy membership functions. (a) Piecewise linear functions and (b) nonlinear functions.

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TABLE 11.1 Different Membership Functions Triangular membership function

⎛ ⎛ x −a c −x ⎞ ⎞ trim f (x ; a , b , c ) = max ⎜ min ⎜ , ,0 ⎝ b − a c − b ⎟⎠ ⎠⎟ ⎝

Trapezoidal membership function

⎛ d −x⎞ ⎛ x −a trapm f (x ; a , b , c , d ) = max ⎜ min ⎜ , 1, ⎟, ⎝ b −a d −c ⎠ ⎝

Gaussian membership function

gaussm f (x ; a , b , c ) = e

Bell-shaped membership function

gbellm f (x ; a , b , c ) =

Sigmoidal membership function

sigm f (x ; a , b , c ) =

1 ⎛ x −c ⎞ − ⎜ ⎟ 2⎝ σ ⎠

⎞ 0⎟ ⎠

2

1 x −c 1+ b

2b

1 1 + e − a ( x −c )

α1 α2 FIGURE 11.3 Internal-valued fuzzy sets.

Let X be a collection of objects or a universe of discourse. Then a fuzzy set, A, in X is a set of ordered pairs, A = {μA(x)/x}, where μA(x) is the characteristic function (or the membership function) of x in A. If the membership function of A is discrete, then A is written as in Equation 11.1: A = [ μ1( x)/x1 + μ 2 ( x)/x2 + μ 3 ( x)/x3 + … + μ n ( x)/xn ] = ∑ [μ i ( x)/xi ]

(11.1)

where

“ ” “+” or ∑ sign denotes union μi(x) denotes the membership value/grade xi denotes the variable value

When the membership function is continuous, then the fuzzy set, A, is written as

∫

A = μ A (x )/x where the integral denotes the fuzzy singletons. There are three basic methods by which a set can be defined. 1. List of elements A set may be defined by all the elements along with their membership values or membership grades associated with it, as mentioned in Equation 11.2: A = [μ1( x)/x1 + μ 2 ( x)/x2 + μ 3 ( x)/x3 + … + μ n ( x)/xn ] or = [μ1( x)/x1 , μ 2 ( x)/x2 , μ 3 ( x)/x3 , … , μ n ( x)/xn ]

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2. Rule method A set may be represented by some rule that all the elements follow. A is defined by the following notation as the set of all elements of x for which the proposition, P(x), is true: A = {x|p( x)} where | denotes the phrase “such that” p(x) denotes that x has the property p 3. Characteristic (membership) function A set may also be defined by a characteristic (membership) function that will give the membership value of each element: ⎧ f (x) μ A (x) = ⎨ ⎩ 0

for x ∈ A for x ∉ A

where f(x) could be any function like f(x) = 0.5x + 1 or f(x) = 1.5*e−1.2x.

11.3 Features of Fuzzy Sets 1. Fuzzy logic provides a systematic basis for quantifying uncertainty due to vagueness and incompleteness of the information. 2. Classes with no sharp boundaries can be easily modeled using fuzzy sets. 3. Fuzzy reasoning is an informalism that allows the use of expert knowledge and is able to process this expertise in a structured and consistent way. 4. There is no broad assumption of a complete independence of the evidence to be combined using fuzzy logic, as required for other subjective probabilistic approaches. 5. When the information is inadequate to support a random definition, the use of probabilistic methods may be difficult. In such cases, the use of fuzzy sets is promising. Subset If every member of set A is also a member of set B (i.e., x ε A implies x ε B), then A is called a subset of B and is written as A ⊆ B . A subset has the following properties: 1. Every set is a subset of itself and every set is a subset of the universal set. 2. If A ⊆ B and B ⊆ A then A = B (equal set). 3. If A ⊆ B and B ≠ A then A ⊂ B (A is a proper subset of B).

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Power set The family of all subsets of a given set, A, is called the power set of A and is denoted by P(A). The family of all subsets of P(A) is called the second-order power set of A, denoted by P2(A). P 2 (A) = P(P( A))

11.4 Operations on Fuzzy Sets 11.4.1 Fuzzy Intersection Fuzzy intersection of two sets, A and B, is interpreted as “A and B”, which takes the minimum value of two membership functions, as given in Equation 11.3: μ A ∩ B (x) = ∑ {μ A (x)Λμ B ( x)} = min (μ A ( x), μ B ( x)) ∀x ∈ X

(11.3)

11.4.2 Fuzzy Union Fuzzy union is interpreted as “A or B,” which takes the maximum value of two membership functions, as given in Equation 11.4: μ AV B (x) = ∑ μ A (x)V μ B (x) = max (μ A (x), μ B (x)) ∀x ∈ X

(11.4)

A justification of the choice of max and min operators for fuzzy union and fuzzy intersection was given by Bellman and Giertz (1973). These are the only functions that meet the following requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4.

The results of these operators depend on the element membership values. These are commutative, associative, and mutually distributive operators. These are continuous and nondecreasing with respect to their arguments. The boundary conditions imply as operator(1, 1) = 1 and operator(0, 0) = 0.

The above requirements are true for all union and intersection operators suggested by different researchers. 11.4.3 Fuzzy Complement The complement of a fuzzy set, A, which is understood as “NOT(A),” is defined by Equation 11.5: μ A (x) = ∑ (1 − μ A (x)) ∀x ∈ X where Aˉ stands for the complement of A.

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The relative complement of set A with respect to set B is the set containing all members of B that are not members of A, denoted by B − A: (B − A ) = {x|x ∈B and x ∉ A } If set B is a universal set, then A’s complement is absolute. An absolute complement is always involutive. The absolute complement of an empty set is always equal to a universal set and vice versa: − φ = X and X = φ 11.4.4 Fuzzy Concentration Concentration of fuzzy sets produces a reduction in the membership value, μi(x), by taking a power more than 1 of the membership value of that fuzzy set. If a fuzzy set, A, is written as in Equation 11.6: A = {μ1 /x 1 + μ 2 /x 2 +… + μ n /x n }

(11.6)

then a fuzzy concentrator applied to the fuzzy set, A, is defined as given in Equation 11.7 and graphically shown in Figure 11.4: CON(A ) = A m = {μ1m/x 1 + μm2 /x 2 + … + μmn /x n }

(11.7)

where CON(A) represents the concentrator applied to A: m>1 1 Close to 3 Very close to 3 Extremely close to 3

0.9 0.8 Membership value

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

FIGURE 11.4 Strong fuzzy modifier.

0

1

2

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%Matlab Program for Fuzzy concentrator % Close_to_3=A A =[0:.1:1, .9:-0.1:0]; x=[0:6/20:6]; Very_Close_to_3= A.∧2; Extermey_Close_to_3 = A.∧1.25; plot(x,A) hold plot(x,Very_Close_to_3, ‘––’) plot(x,Extermey_Close_to_3, ‘:’) legend(‘Close to 3’, ‘Very close to 3’, ‘Extremely close to 3’) xlabel(‘Natural Numbers ––>’) ylabel(‘Membership value’)

11.4.5 Fuzzy Dilation Fuzzy dilation is an operation that increases the degree of belief in each object of a fuzzy set by taking a power less than 1 of the membership value, as given in Equation 11.8 and graphically shown in Figure 11.5. Dilation has an opposite effect to that of concentration: DIL(A ) = A m = {μm1 /x 1 + μm2 /x 2 + … + μ mn /x n }

(11.8)

where m < 1. The fuzzy operations of ‘plus and minus’ applied to a fuzzy set give intermediate effects of CON(A) and DIL(A) for which the values of m are 1.25 and 0.75, respectively. If a set, A, is fuzzy, then the plus and minus operations may be defined as Plus(A) = A1.25 and Minus(A) = A0.75

1 Close to 3 More or less close to 3 Fairly close to 3

0.9 0.8

Membership value

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

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0

1

2

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%Matlab Program for Weak Fuzzy Modifiers clear all % Close_to_3=A A=[0:.1:1, .9:-0.1:0]; x=[0:6/20:6]; More_or_less_Close_to_3=A.∧0.75; fairly_Close_to_3=A.∧0.5; plot(x,A) hold plot(x,More_or_less_Close_to_3, ‘––’) plot(x,fairly_Close_to_3, ‘:’) legend(‘Close to 3’, ‘More or Less close to 3’, ‘fairly close to 3’) xlabel(‘Natural Numbers ––>’) ylabel(‘Membership value’)

11.4.6 Fuzzy Intensification Intensification is an operation that increases the membership function of a set above the maximum fuzzy point (at α = 0.5) and decreases it below the maximum fuzzy point. - A, then the intensification applied to A is defined as given in If A is a fuzzy set, x C Equation 11.9: n ⎪⎧ μ 1 I (A ) = ⎨ nA2 ⎪⎩μ A

n1 ≥ 1 n1 ≤ 1

For example intensified close to 3 =

if 0 ≤ μ A ≤ 0.5 if 0.5 ≤ μ A ≤ 1.0 2μ A 2 1 − 2(1 − μ A )2

%Matlab Program for intensified fuzzy modifiers clear all % Close_to_3=A A=[0:.1:1, .9:-0.1:0]; x=[0:6/20:6]; [l n]= size(A); for i=1:n if A(i)’) ylabel(‘Membership value’)

The intensified fuzzy modifier is shown in Figure 11.6.

If 0 ≤ μ A ≤ 0.5 If 0.5 ≤ μ A ≤ 1.0

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1 Close to 3 Intensified close to 3

0.9 0.8 Membership value

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

0

1

2

3 4 Natural numbers -->

5

6

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11.4.7 Bounded Sum The bounded sum of two fuzzy sets, A and B, in the universes, X and Y, with the membership functions, μA(x) and μB(y), respectively, is defined by Equation 11.10 and also shown in Figure 11.7: A ⊕ B = μ A ⊕B (x ) = 1 ∧ (μ A (x ) + μB (y )) = min (1, (μ A (x ) + μB ( y )))

(11.10)

where the “+” sign is an arithmetic operator. 1 Set A Set B A(bounded sum)B

0.9

Membership value

0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 0

1

2

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TABLE 11.2 Summary of Operations on Fuzzy Sets S. No.

Operation

Symbol

Formula

1.

Intersection

A ∩B

min(μA(x), μB(x) )

2.

Union

max(μA(x), μB(x) )

3. 4.

Absolute complement Relative complement of A with respect to B

A ∪B Aˉ B−A

μB(x) − μA(x)

5.

Concentration

CON(A)

μ mi if m ≥1

6.

Dilution

DIL(A)

μ mi if m ≤1

7.

Intensification

INT(A)

μ mi if m ≥1 for μi < 0.5

1 − μA(x)

μ mi if m ≤ 1 for μi > 0.5 Bounded sum Bounded difference

A⊕B A⊝B

min(1, (μA(x) + μB(y) ) max(0, (μA(x) − μB(x) ) )

10.

Bounded product

A⊗B

11.

Algebraic sum

A+B

Max(0, (μA(x) + μB(x) − 1) ) μA(x) + μB(x) − μA(x)μB(x)

12.

Algebraic product

AB

13.

Equality

A=B

8. 9.

μA(x)μB(x) μA(x) = μB(x)

These operators are summarized in Table 11.2. %Matlab program for finding the bounded sum of two fuzzy numbers clear all % Close_to_3=A on the universe X=[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] % and Close_to_4=B on the universe X=Y A=[0, 0, 0.5, 1, 0.5, 0, 0]; B=[0, 0, 0, 0.5, 1, 0.5, 0]; A_bounded_B= min(1, (A+B) ) plot(X,A, ‘b’); hold plot(X,B,‘k’) plot(X, A_bounded_B, ‘r-+’) legend(‘Set A’, ‘Set B’, ‘Set A(bounded sum)B’) xlabel(‘Natural Numbers ––>’) ylabel(‘Membership value’)

11.4.8 Strong a-Cut A Strong α-cut of a fuzzy set, A, is also a crisp set, Aα+, that contains all the elements of the universal set, X, that have a membership grade in A greater than the specified values of α between 0 and 1, as given in Equation 11.11: A α+ = {x|A (x ) A > α} For example, Young0.8+ = {1/5, 1/10}

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The α-cuts of a given fuzzy set, A, for two distinct values of α, say α1 and α2 such that α1 < α2, are Aα1 and Aα2 such that Aα1 ⊇ Aα 2. Similarly, for a strong α-cut, Aα1+ ⊇ Aα 2 +. Properties of an a-cut 1. A α+ ⊇ A α . 2. ( A ∩ B)α = ( Aα ∩ Bα ) and ( A ∪ B)α = ( Aα ∪ Bα ) . 3. ( A ∩ B)α+ = ( Aα+ ∩ Bα+ ) and ( A ∪ B)α = ( Aα ∪ B+α ) . 4. Aα = A(1−α )+ . 11.4.9 Linguistic Hedges Linguistic hedges, such as very, much, more, and less, modify the meaning of atomic as well as composite terms, and thus serve to increase the range of linguistic variables from a small collection of primary terms. A hedge, h, may be regarded as an operator that transforms the fuzzy set, M(u), representing the meaning of u, into the fuzzy set, M(hu). For example, by using the hedge “very” in conjunction with “not,” and the primary term “tall,” we can generate the fuzzy sets “very tall,” “very very tall,” “not very tall,” “tall,” etc.: Very: x = x2 Very very: x = (very (x))2 Not very: x = (very (x )) Plus: x = x1.25 Minus: x = x0.75 Slightly: A = int [norm (plus A and not (very A))] From the last two sets, we have the approximate identity: plus plus x = minus (very x) Example ⎡ 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 ⎤ If the universe of discourse, U = ⎡⎣1, 2, 3, 4, 5⎤⎦ , and small = ⎢ , , , , ,find very small, 3 4 5 ⎥⎦ ⎣1 2 very very small, not very small, plus small, and minus small.

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⎡ 1 0.4 0.1⎤ very very small = ⎢ , , (neglecting small terms) ⎣ 1 2 3 ⎥⎦ ⎡ 0 0.36 0.64 0.84 0.96 ⎤ not very small = ⎢ , , , , 3 4 5 ⎥⎦ ⎣1 2 ⎡ 1 0.76 0.53 0.32 0.13 ⎤ plus small = ⎢ , , , , 3 4 5 ⎥⎦ ⎣1 2 ⎡ 1 0.85 0.68 0.5 0.3 ⎤ minus small = ⎢ , , , , 3 4 5 ⎥⎦ ⎣1 2

The modified set may be plotted using MATLAB, as shown in Figure 11.8. small=[1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2]; very_small = small.∧2 very_very_small = very_small.∧2 not_very_small = (1-very_small) plus_small=small.∧1.25 minus_small=small.∧0.57 plot(small, ‘k’); hold on plot(very_small, ‘k––’); plot(very_very_small, ‘k:’) plot(not_very_small, ‘k-.’); plot(plus_small, ‘k-*’) plot(minus_small, ‘k-+’) legend(‘small’,‘very small’, ‘very very small’, ‘not very small’, … ‘plus small’, ‘minus small’) xlabel(‘Variable value’); ylabel(‘membership value’);

1 Small Very small Very very small Not very small Plus small Minus small

0.9 0.8

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0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

1

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2.5

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11.5 Characteristics of Fuzzy Sets 11.5.1 Normal Fuzzy Set A fuzzy set is said to be normal if the greatest value of its membership function is unity: Vx μ(x) = 1, where Vx stands for the supremum of μ(x) (least upper bound), otherwise the set is subnormal. 11.5.2 Convex Fuzzy Set A convex fuzzy set is described by a membership function whose membership values are strictly monotonically increasing, or strictly monotonically decreasing, or strictly monotonically increasing and then strictly monotonically decreasing with the increasing value for elements in the universe of discourse, X, that is, if x, y, z ∈ A and x < y < z then μA(y) ≥ min[μA(x), μA(z)] (see Figure 11.9). 11.5.3 Fuzzy Singleton A fuzzy singleton is a fuzzy set that only has a membership grade for a single value. Let A be a fuzzy singleton of a universe of discourse, X, x ∈ X, then A is written as A = μ/x. With this definition, a fuzzy set can be considered the union of the fuzzy singleton. In Figure 11.10, the range from a to c is the support and element b only has a membership value greater than zero. Fuzzy sets of this type are called fuzzy singletons. 11.5.4 Cardinality The number of members of a finite discrete fuzzy set, A, is called the cardinality of A, and is denoted by |A|. The number of possible subsets of a set, A, is equal to 2|A|, which is also called a power set. μ 1

(a)

1

A

B

x

x

(b)

FIGURE 11.9 Convexity of fuzzy sets: (a) A is a convex fuzzy set and (b) B is a nonconvex fuzzy set.

μ(x)

A

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11.6 Properties of Fuzzy Sets The properties of fuzzy sets are summarized in Table 11.3.

11.7 Fuzzy Cartesian Product Let A be a fuzzy set on universe X and B be a fuzzy set on universe Y; then the Cartesian product between fuzzy sets, A and B, will result in a fuzzy relation, R, which is contained within the full Cartesian product space, or A×B = R ⊂ X ×Y where the fuzzy relation, R, has a membership function: μ R ( x, y ) = μ A ×B ( x, y ) = min(μ A (x ), μB ( y ))

(11.12)

The Cartesian product defi ned by A × B = R, is implemented in the same fashion as the cross product of two vectors, as given in Equation 11.12. The Cartesian product is not TABLE 11.3 Properties of Fuzzy Sets S. No.

Property

Expression

1.

Commutative property

max[μA(x), μB(x)] = max[μB(x), μA(x)] min[μA(x), μB(x)] = min[μB(x), μA(x)]

2.

Associative property

max[μA(x), max(μB(x), μc(x)] = max[μA(x), max{μB(x), μc(x)}] min[μA(x), min{μB(x), μC(x)}] = min[min{μA(x), μB(x)}, μC(x)]

3.

Distributive property

max[μA(x), min(μB(x), μc(x)] = min[max{μA(x), μB(x)}, max{μA(x), μc(x)}]

4.

Idempotency

max{μA(x), μA(x)} = μA(x)

5.

Identity

min{μA(x), μA(x)} = μA(x) max{μA(x), 0} = μA(x) min{μA(x), 1} = μA(x) min{μA(x), 0} = 0 and max{μA(x), 1} = 1 6.

Involution

1 − (1 − μA(x) ) = μA = (x )

7.

Excluded middle law

max{μA(x), μAˉ(x)} ≠ 1

8.

Law of contradiction

min{μA(x), μAˉ(x)} ≠ 0

9.

Absorption

max[μA(x), min[μA(x), μB(x)] = μA(x) min[μA(x), max[μA(x), μB(x)] = μA(x)

10.

Demorgan’s law

( A ∪ B) = A ∩ B and ( A ∩ B) = A ∪ B

11.

Transitive

If A ⊆ B and B ⊆ C Then ⊆ C

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the same operation as the arithmetic product. Each of the fuzzy sets could be thought of as a vector of membership values; each value is associated with a particular element in each set. For example, for a fuzzy set (vector), A, that has four elements, hence a column vector of size 4 × 1, and for a fuzzy set (vector), B, that has five elements, hence a row vector of size 1 × 5, the resulting fuzzy relation, R, will be represented by a matrix of size 4 × 5, that is, R will have four rows and five columns. Example Suppose that we have two fuzzy sets—A, defined on a universe of four discrete temperatures, X = {x1, x2, x3, x4), and B, defined on a universe of three discrete pressures, Y = (y1, y2, y3)—and we want to find the fuzzy Cartesian product between them. The fuzzy set, A, could represent the “ambient” temperature and the fuzzy set, B, the “near optimum” pressure for a certain heat exchanger, and the Cartesian product could represent the conditions(temperature–pressure pairs) of the exchanger that are associated with “efficient” operations. Let A = 0.2/x1 + 0.5/x2 + 0.8/x3 + 1/ x4 and B = 0.3/ y1 + 0.5/y 2 + 0.9 /y3. Here, A can be represented as a column vector of size 4 × 1 and B can be represented as a row vector of size 1 × 3. Then the fuzzy Cartesian product results in a fuzzy relation, R, (of size 4 × 3) representing “efficient” conditions: y1

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11.8 Fuzzy Relation If A and B are two sets and there is a specific property between elements x of A and y of B, this property can be described using the ordered pair (x, y). A set of such (x, y) pairs, x ∈ A and y ∈ B, is called a relation, R: R = {( x, y )|x ∈ A , y ∈B } R is a binary relation and a subset of A × B. The term “x is in relation, R, with y” is denoted as (x, y) ∈ R or xRy, with R ⊆ A × B. _ If ( x , y ) ∉ R, x is not in relation, R with y. If A = B or R is a relation from A to A, it is written (x, x) ∈ R or xRx, for R ⊆ A × A.

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Example Consider two binary relations, R and S, on X × Y defined as R:x is considerably smaller than y S:x is very close to y The fuzzy relation matrices, MR and MS, are given as MR x1 x2 x3

y1 0.3 0.8 0.0

y2 0.2 1.0 1.0

y3 1.0 1.0 0.0

MS x1 x2 x3

y1 0.3 0.1 0.6

y2 0.0 0.8 0.9

y3 0.1 1.0 0.3

Fuzzy relation matrices, M R ∪S and M R ∩S , corresponding to R ∪ S and R ∩ S, yield the following: M R ∪ S y1 x1 0.3 x2 0.8 x3 0.6

y2 0.2 1.0 1.0

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MR ∩ S x1 x2 x3

y1 0.3 0.1 0.0

y2 0.0 0.8 0.9

y3 0.1 1.0 0.0

Here, the Union of R and S means that “x is considerably smaller than y” OR “x is very close to y.” And the Intersection of R and S means that “x is considerably smaller than y” AND “x is very close to y.” Also, the complement relation of the fuzzy relation, R, shall be MR 1 2 3

a 0.7 0.2 1.0

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Inverse relation When a fuzzy relation, R ⊆ A × B , is given, its inverse relation, R−1, is defined by the following membership function: For all (x, y) ⊆ A × B, μR−1 ( y, x) = μ R ( x, y ) Composition of fuzzy relation Two fuzzy relations, R and S, are defined on sets A, B, and C. That is, R ⊆ A × B, and S ⊆ B × C . The composition, S • R = S • R, of two relations, R and S, is expressed by the relation from A to C, and this composition is defined by the following: For (x, y) ∈ A × B, and (y, z) ∈ B × C, μ S• R ( x, z) = max[min(μ R ( x, y ), μ S ( y, z))] y

∨ y

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If the relations, R and S, are represented by the matrices, MR and MS, the matrix, MS•R, corresponding to S • R, is obtained from the product of MR and MS: M S •R = M R • M S Example Consider fuzzy relations R ⊆ A × B, and S ⊆ B × C . The sets A, B, and C shall be the sets of events. By the relation, R, we can see the possibility of occurrence of B after A, and by the relation, S, that of C after B. For example, by MR, the possibility of a ∈ B after 1 ∈ A is 0.1. By MS, the possibility of occurrence of 7 after a is 0.9. R 1 2 3

a 0.1 0.3 0.8

b 0.2 0.3 0.9

c 0.0 0.0 0.1

S a b c d

d 1.0 0.2 0.4

α 0.9 0.2 0.8 0.4

β 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.2

γ 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.3

Here, we cannot guess the possibility of C when A has occurred. So, our main job now will be to obtain the composition, S • R ⊆ A × C . The following matrix, MS•R, represents this composition as given in Figure 11.11:

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α 0.4 0.3 0.9

β 0.2 0.3 0.9

γ 0.3 0.3 0.8

We see the possibility of occurrence of α ∈ C after event 1 ∈ A is 0.4, that of β ∈ C after event 2 ∈ A is 0.3, etc. Presuming that the relations, R and S, are the expressions of rules that guide the occurrences of events or facts, the possibility of occurrence of event B when event A has happened is guided by the rule, R. And rule S indicates the possibility of C when B is existing. For further cases, the possibility of C when A has occurred can be induced from the composition rule, S • R. This technique is named an “inference,” which is a process producing new information.

11.9 Approximate Reasoning In 1979, Zadeh introduced the theory of approximate reasoning. This theory provides a powerful framework for reasoning in the face of imprecise and uncertain information. Central to this theory is the representation of propositions as statements assigning fuzzy sets as values to variables. Suppose that we have two interactive variables, x ∈ X and y ∈ Y, and the causal relationship between x and y is completely known, that is, we know that y is a function of x: y = f(x) Then we can make inferences easily: premise y = f(x) fact x = x′ consequence y = f(x′) This inference rule says that if we have y = f ( x), ∀x ∈ X, and we observe that x = x′, then y takes the value, f(x′) = y′, as shown in Figure 11.12. Suppose that we are given an x′ ∈ X and want to find y′ ∈ Y that corresponds to x′ under the rule base. y y' = f (x)

y = y' x = x'

x

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Rule 1: If x = x1 Then y = y1 And Rule 2: If x = x2 Then y = y2 And Rule 3: If x = x3 Then y = y3 And … … Rule n: If x = xn Then y = yn Fact: x = x′ Consequence: y = y′ Let x and y be linguistic variables, for example, “x is big” and “y is medium.” The basic problem of approximate reasoning is to find the membership function of the consequence, C, from the rule base and the fact, A. Rule 1: If x = A1 Then y = C1 And Rule 2: If x = A2 Then y = C2 And … … Rule n: If x = An Then y = Cn Fact: x = A Consequence: y = C Zadeh introduced a number of translation rules that allow us to represent some common linguistic statements in terms of propositions in our language. Entailment rule: x is A Anjali is very beautiful A ⊆ B very beautiful ⊂ beautiful ————————————————– x is B Anjali is beautiful Conjunction rule: x is A Anjali is beautiful and x is B Anjali is intelligent ——————————————————— x is A ∩ B Anjali is beautiful and intelligent Disjunction rule: x is A Anjali is married or x is B Anjali is a bachelor ————————————————————x is A ∪ B Anjali is married or a bachelor Projection rule: (x, y) have a relation, R: x is ΠX(R) (x, y) have a relation, R: y is ΠY(R) For example, (x, y) is close to (3, 2): x is close to 3 (x, y) is close to (3, 2): y is close to 2

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Negation rule: not (x is A): x is A For example, not (x is high): x is not high The classical implication: Let P = “x is in A” and Q = “y is in B” be crisp propositions, where A and B are crisp sets for the moment. The implication, P → Q, is interpreted as ¬(p ∩ ¬q ). “P entails Q” means that it can never happen that P is true and Q is not true. It is easily seen that P → Q = ¬P U Q

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In the 1930s, Lukasiewicz, a Polish mathematician, explored for the first time logics other than the Aristotelian (classical or binary) logic (Rescher, 1969; Ross 1995). In this implication, the proposition, P, is the hypothesis or the antecedent, and the proposition, Q, is also referred to as the conclusion or the consequent. The compound proposition, P → Q, is true in all cases except when a true antecedent, P, appears with a false consequent, Q, that is, a true hypothesis cannot imply a false conclusion, as given in the truth table (Table 11.4). Generalized modus ponens Classical logic elaborated many reasoning methods called tautologies. One of the best known is modus ponens. The reasoning process in modus ponens is given as follows: IF X is A THEN Y is B

Rule Fact Conclusion

X is A Y is B

In classical modus ponens tautology, the truth value of the premise “X is A” and the conclusion “Y is B” is allowed to assume only two discrete values, 0 and 1, and the fact considering “X is …,” must fully agree with the implication premise: IF X is A THEN Y is B Only then the implication be used in the reasoning process. Both the premise and the rule conclusion must be formulated in a deterministic way. Statements with nonprecise formulations such as follows are not accepted: X is about A. X is more than A. Y is more or less B. In fuzzy logic, an approximate reasoning has been applied. TABLE 11.4 It enables the use of fuzzy formulations in premises and conclusions. Truth Table for The approximate reasoning based on the generalized modus ponens Classical Implication (GMS) tautology is Rule

IF X is A THEN Y is B

Fact

X is A′

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Y is B′

P

Q

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where A′ and B′ can mean, for example, A′ = more than A and B′ = more or less B. A reasoning example according to the GMP tautology can be as follows: Rule Fact Conclusion

IF (route of the trip is long) THEN (traveling time is long) route of the trip is very long traveling time is very long

Here, fuzzy implication is expressed in the following way: ∀u ∈ U , ∀v ∈ V ⎧1 μ R (u , v ) = ⎨ ⎩μB (v)

if μ A (u) ≤ μ B (v) otherwise

μB ' (v ) = sup min(μ A ' (u ), μ R (u , v )) u ∈U

In fuzzy logic and approximate reasoning, the most important fuzzy implication inference rule is the GMP. The classical modus ponens inference rule says premise if p then q fact p —————————— consequence q This inference rule can be interpreted thus: If p is true and p → q is true, then q is true. The fuzzy implication inference is based on the compositional rule of inference for approximate reasoning suggested by Zadeh: Compositional rule of inference: premise if x is A then y is B fact x is A′ ————————————————— consequence y is B′ where the consequence, B′, is determined as a composition of the fact and the fuzzy implication operator: B′ = A′ ( A → B) that is B ′(v ) = sup min{A ′(u ),(A → B )(u , v )}, v ∈V u ∈U

(11.16)

The consequence, B′, is nothing else but the shadow of A → B on A′. The GMP, which reduces to classical modus ponens when A′ = A and B′ = B, is closely related to the forward data-driven inference, is particularly useful in the fuzzy logic control. The truth table for the GMP is given in Table 11.5. The classical modus tollens inference rule is stated thus: If p → q is true and q is false, then p is false. The generalized modus tollens:

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TABLE 11.5 Truth Table for Modus Ponens P

Q

PÆQ

[ P ∩ ( P → Q )]

[ P ∩ ( P → Q )] → Q

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0 0.5 1 0 0.5 1 0 0.5 1

1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.5 1

0 0 0 0 0.5 0.5 0 0.5 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

premise if x is A then y is B fact y is B′ ————————————————— consequence x is A′ which reduces to modus tollens when B = B and A′ = A, is closely related to the backward goal-driven inference. The consequence, A′, is determined as a composition of the fact and the fuzzy implication operator: A′ = B′ ( A → B) Fuzzy relation schemes: Rule 1: If x = A1 and y = B1 Then z = C1 Rule 2: If x = A2 and y = B2 Then z = C2 … … Rule n: If x = An and y = Bn Then z = Cn Fact: x is x0 and y is y0 ——————————————————– consequence: z =C The ith fuzzy rule from this rule base: Rule i: If x = Ai and y = Bi Then z = Ci is implemented by a fuzzy relation, Ri, and is defined as Ri (u, v, w) = ( Ai xBi → Ci )(u, w) = [ Ai (u) ∩ Bi (v)] → Ci (w)

(11.17)

for i = 1, 2, … , n. From the input, x0, and from the rule base, R = {R1, R2, … , Rn}, find the interpretation “C” with • • • •

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We first compose x0 × y0 with each Ri producing intermediate results: Ci′ = x0 ∩ y0 o Ri for i = 1, …, n. Here, Ci′ is called the output of the ith rule: Ci′(w) = Ai ( x0 ) ∩ Bi ( y0 ) → Ci (w) for each w. Then combine Ci′ component-wise into C′ by some aggregation operator: C = ∪ C i′ C i (w ) = (Ai (x 0 ) ∩ Bi (y 0 ) → C i (w )) ∪ … ∪ (A n (x 0 ) ∩ B n (y 0 ) → C n (w )) Steps involved in approximate reasoning: • Input to the system as (x0, y0). • Fuzzify the input as (x0, y0). • Find the firing strength of the ith rule after aggregating the inputs as Ai (x 0 ) ∩ Bi ( y 0 ) • Calculate the ith individual rule output as Ci′(w) = Ai ( x0 ) ∩ Bi ( y0 ) → Ci (w) • Determine the overall system output (fuzzy) as C = C 1′ ∪ C 2′ … ∪ C n′ • Finally, calculate the defuzzified output. We present five well-known inference mechanisms in fuzzy rule-based systems. For simplicity, we assume that we have fuzzy IF-THEN rules of the form: Rule 1: If x = A1 and y = B1 Then z = C1 Rule 2: If x = A2 and y = B2 Then z = C2 … … Rule n: If x = An and y = Bn Then z = Cn Fact: x is x0 and y is y0 ——————————————————– consequence z = c Mamdani: The fuzzy implication is modeled by Mamdani’s minimum operator and defined by the max operator.

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C1

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w

v

u

C2

B2 A2

0.7

0.5

x0

u

y0

v

w

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The firing levels of the rules, denoted by αi, i = 1, 2, are computed, as shown in Figure 11.13, by α1 = A1(x0 ) ∩ B1( y0 ) and α 2 = A2 (x0 ) ∩ B2 ( y0 ) The individual rule outputs are obtained by C1′(w) = (α1 ∩ C1(w)) and C2′(w) = (α 2 ∩ C2 (w)) Then the overall system output is computed by taking the union of the individual rule outputs: C(w) = C1′(w) ∪ C2′(w) = (α1 ∩ C1(w)) ∪ (α 2 ∩ C2 (w)) Finally, to obtain a deterministic control action, we employ any defuzzification strategy. Tsukamoto: All linguistic terms are supposed to have monotonic membership functions. The firing levels of the rules, denoted by αi, i = 1, 2, are computed, as shown in Figure 11.14, by α1 = A1(x0 ) ∩ B1( y0 ) and α 2 = A2 ( x0 ) ∩ B2 ( y0 ) In this mode of reasoning, the individual crisp control actions, z1 and z2, are computed from the equations: α 1 = C 1(z 1 ), α 2 = C 2 (z 2 )

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0.3

w

v

u

0.8 0.4 0.4 x0

y0

u

v

w

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and the overall crisp control action is expressed as z0 =

α 1z*1 + α 2z*1 α1 + α 2

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that is, z0 is computed by the discrete center-of-gravity method. If we have n rules in our rule base, then the crisp control action is computed as

∑ i =1 α i z i n ∑ i =1 α i n

z0 =

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where αi is the firing level and zi is the (crisp) output of the ith rule, i = 1, …, n. Sugeno: Sugeno and Takagi use the following architecture: Rule 1: If x = A1 and y = B1 Then z1 = a1x + b1y Rule 2: If x = A2 and y = B2 Then z2 = a2x + b2y … … Rule n: If x = An and y = Bn Then zn = anx + bny Fact: x is x0 and y is y0 ——————————————————– consequence: Z0 The firing levels of the rules are computed, as shown in Figure 11.15, by Equation 11.20: α1 = A1( x0 ) ∩ B1 ( y0 ) and α 2 = A2 ( x0 ) ∩ B2 ( y0 )

(11.20)

Then the individual rule outputs are derived from the relationships: z *1 = a 1x 0 + b 1 y 0 and z*2 = a 2x 0 + b 2 y 0

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A1

α1 u

v

A2

a1x + b1y

B2 α2 y

u

x

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a2x + b2y

v

and the crisp control action is expressed as z0 =

α 1z 1* + α 2z *2 α1 + α 2

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If we have n rules in our rule base, then the crisp control action is computed as

∑ i = 1 α i zi z0 = n ∑i = 1 α i n

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where αi denotes the firing level of the ith rule, i = 1, …, n. Larsen: The fuzzy implication is modeled by Larsen’s product operator, and the sentence connective “also” is interpreted as oring the propositions and defined by the max operator. Let us denote αi, the firing level of the ith rule, as shown in Figure 11.16, i = 1, 2: α1 = A1( x0 ) ∩ B1 ( y0 ) and α 2 = A2 ( x0 ) ∩ B2 ( y0 )

(11.24)

Then the membership function of the inferred consequence, C, is pointwise, given by C(w) = (α1C1(w)) ∪ (α 2C2 (w))

(11.25)

To obtain a deterministic control action, we employ any defuzzification strategy.

A1

B1 v

u A2

x

w

B2 u

y

v

min

w

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If we have n rules in our rule base, then the consequence, C, is computed as n

C(w) = ∨ (α iCi (w)) i =1

(11.26)

where αi denotes the firing level of the ith rule, i = 1, …, n.

11.10 Defuzzification Methods The output of the inference process so far is a fuzzy set, specifying a possibility of the distribution of control action. In the online control, a nonfuzzy (crisp) control action is usually required. Consequently, one must defuzzify the fuzzy control action (output) inferred from the fuzzy control algorithm, namely: z0 = defuzzifier(C ) where z0 is the nonfuzzy control output defuzzifier is the defuzzification operator Defuzzification is a process to select a representative element from the fuzzy output, C, inferred from the fuzzy control algorithm. The most often used defuzzification methods are as follows. 1. Center-of-area/gravity The defuzzified value of a fuzzy set, C, is defined as its fuzzy centroid:

z0 =

∫ zC(z)dz ∫ C(z)dz w

(11.27)

w

The calculation of the defuzzified value of the center of area is simplified if we consider a finite universe of discourse, W, and thus a discrete membership function, C(w):

z0 =

∫ z C(z )dz ∫ C(z )dz j

j

w

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j

w

2. First-of-maxima The defuzzified value of a fuzzy set, C, is its smallest maximizing element, as shown in Figure 11.17, that is: z0 = min {z|C( z) = max C(w)} w

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ZFM

ZMM ZLM

Variable value

ZCoG

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3. Middle-of-maxima The defuzzified value of a discrete fuzzy set, C, is defined as a mean of all values of the universe of discourse, having maximal membership grades: z0 =

1 N ∑ zj N j =1

(11.30)

where {z1, …, zN} is the set of elements of the universe, W, that attain the maximum value of C. If C is not discrete, then the defuzzified value of a fuzzy set, C, is defined as

z0 =

∫ zdz ∫ dz G

(11.31)

G

where G denotes the set of maximizing elements of C. 4. Max-criterion The max-criterion method chooses an arbitrary value, from the set of maximizing elements of C, that is: z 0 ∈ {z |C (z ) = max C (w ) w

(11.32)

5. Height defuzzification The elements of the universe of discourse, W, that have membership grades lower than a certain level, α, are completely discounted, and the defuzzified value, z0, is calculated by the application of the center-of-area method on those elements of W that have membership grades not less than α:

z0

∫ = ∫

[C ]α

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[C ]α

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11.11 Introduction to Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems The inputs of fuzzy rule-based systems should be given in a fuzzy form, and, therefore, we have to fuzzify the crisp inputs, that is, preprocess sensor’s outputs. Furthermore, the output of a fuzzy system is always a fuzzy output, and, therefore, to get an appropriate crisp value, we have to defuzzify and postprocess it. Fuzzy logic control systems usually consist of three major parts: fuzzification, approximate reasoning, and defuzzification, as shown in Figure 11.18. A fuzzification operator has the effect of transforming crisp data into fuzzy sets. In most cases, we use fuzzy singletons as fuzzifiers: fuzzifier (x 0 ) = x 0

(11.34)

where x0 is a crisp input value from a process. 1. Preprocessing module does input signal conditioning and also performs a scale transformation (i.e., an input normalization), which maps the physical values of the current system state variables into a normalized universe of discourse (normalized domain). 2. Fuzzification block performs a conversion from crisp (point-wise) input values to fuzzy input values, in order to make it compatible with the fuzzy set representation of the system state variables in the rule “antecedent.” The process of fuzzificaμ tion of i gives rise to two special cases: xi a. Support fuzzification (s-fuzzification) In this fuzzification, μi is kept constant and xi is fuzzified. It is denoted by SF(A, k): SF( A, k ) = μ1k( x1 ) + μ 2k( x2 ) + + μ n k( xn )

(11.35)

μik(xi) is a fuzzy set that is the product of a scalar constant and a fuzzy set, k(xi).

Sensor's output

Output

Preprocessing

Fuzzifier

Postprocessing

Fuzzy input

Approximate reasoning

Fuzzy knowledge base

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Fuzzy inference

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Example ⎡ 0.8 0.5 0 0 ⎤ Let the universe of discourse be U = [1, 2, 3, 4] and the fuzzy set be A = ⎢ , , , . 2 3 4 ⎥⎦ ⎣ 1 ⎡ 1 0.3 0 0 ⎤ ⎡ 0.3 1.0 0.2 0 ⎤ Assume that k (1) = ⎢ , , , and k(2)= ⎢ , , , . ⎣ 1 2 3 4 ⎥⎦ ⎣ 1 2 3 4 ⎥⎦ SF ( A, k ) = μ1k( x1) + μ 2k( x2 ) ⎡ ⎡ ⎡ 0.3 1.0 0.2 0 ⎤ ⎤ ⎡ 1 0.3 0 0 ⎤ ⎤ = ⎢0.8 ⎢ , , , ⎥ ⎥ + 0.5 ⎢ ⎢ , , , ⎥⎥ 1 2 3 4 ⎣ ⎦ ⎣ ⎦ ⎣⎣ 1 2 3 4 ⎦⎦ ⎡ min(0.8,1) min(0.8,0.3) 0 0 ⎤ ⎡ min(0.5,0.3) min(0.5,1.0) 0 0 ⎤ , , , ⎥+⎢ , , , ⎥ =⎢ 1 2 3 4⎦ ⎣ 1 2 3 4⎦ ⎣ ⎡ max(0.8,0.3) max(0.3,0.5) 0 0 ⎤ , , , ⎥ =⎢ 1 2 3 4⎦ ⎣ ⎡ 0.8 0.5 0 0 ⎤ =⎢ , , , 2 3 4 ⎥⎦ ⎣ 1

b. Grade fuzzification (g-fuzzification) It is denoted by GF(A,k): GF (A , k ) =

k (μ 1 ) k (μ 2 ) k (μ n ) + + + x1 x2 xn

where k(μi) denotes point fuzzification of μi. Consider the above example to illustrate grade fuzzification. If we define ⎡ 1 0.7 0.3 ⎤ k (0.8) = ⎢ , , ⎣ 0.8 0.6 0.5 ⎥⎦

⎡ 1 0.6 0.5 ⎤ and k (0.5) = ⎢ , , ⎣ 0.5 0.4 0.3 ⎥⎦

⎡ 1 0.7 0.3 ⎤ ⎡ 1 0.6 0.5 ⎤ then GF (Ai , k ) = ⎢ , , 1+ ⎢ , , 2 ⎥ 0.8 0.6 0.5 ⎣ ⎦ ⎣ 0.5 0.4 0.3 ⎥⎦ 3. Fuzzy knowledge base (FKB) comprises of a knowledge of the application domain and the attendant control goals. It includes the following: a. Fuzzy sets (membership functions) representing the meaning of the linguistic values of the system state and control output variables. b. Fuzzy rules of the form: If x is A THEN y is B. x is the state variable and y is the output variable. A and B are linguistic variables. The basic function of the fuzzy rule base is to represent the control policy of an experienced process operator in a structured way and/or a control engineer in the form of set of production rules. Rules have two parts: antecedent and consequent. 4. Fuzzy inference: There are two basic types of approaches employed in the design of the inference engine of an FKBC: (1) composition-based inference (firing) and (2) individual rule-based inference (firing). Mostly, we use individual rule-based inference. 5. Defuzzification converts fuzzy output values into a single point value. Six most often used defuzzification methods are center of area (COA), center of sum (COS), center of

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largest area (CL), first maxima (FM), mean of maxima (MOM), and height (weighted average) defuzzification. 6. Postprocessing module involves de-normalization of the defuzzified output of a fuzzy system onto its physical domain.

11.12 Applications of Fuzzy Systems to System Modeling In the previous chapters of this book, methods have been discussed to develop mathematical models for physical as well as conceptual systems. In these models, the parameters and variables have crisp (numerical) values. Another class of models, which are called logical models, use logical-type connectives, such as “and,” “or,” and “if-then.” These models have linguistic terms for variables and parameters. These models use qualitative information, which may be dealt with fuzzy logic. Here, it is the information gathered from domain experts to develop fuzzy rules for such models. These models are generally based on a partitioning of the domain of the problem, which reduces the difficulty of the modeling problem by allowing the use of simpler models in each of the components or subsystems. Why fuzzy systems for modeling? • • • • • • •

They support the generation of fast prototype and incremental optimization. They are plain and simple to understand. The intelligence of a system is not buried in differential equations or source codes. The fuzzy system models are simple, and fast in development. System design is more transparent. They have greater expressive powers than classical mathematical models. They are easily implemented on 8 bit microcontrollers.

Fuzzy systems theory is the starting point for developing models of ambiguous thinking and judgment processes; the following fields of application are conceivable: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Human models for management and societal problems Use of high-level human abilities for use in automation and information systems Reducing the difficulties of man–machine interface Other AI applications, like risk analysis and prediction, and development of functional devices

The fuzzy rule-based model, as shown in Figure 11.19, may be classified as 1. Mamdani model 2. Takagi–Sugeno–Kang (TSK) model In Mamdani models, the input side (antecedent part or if part) as well as the output side (consequence part or then part) of the system are fuzzy, as shown in Figure 11.20. Consider a simple resistive electrical network; the voltage and current are related with the following rule:

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If voltage is high then current flow is high. The fuzzy input in the above system (Figure 11.20) has linguistic terms A1, A2, and A3. On the other hand, TSK models have a fuzzy antecedent part and a functional consequent; essentially, they are a combination of fuzzy and nonfuzzy models. These types of models permit a relatively easy application of powerful learning techniques for their identification of data. In this chapter, we shall discuss both kinds of models and how they apply to dynamics systems. 11.12.1 Single Input Single Output Systems In the following section, we will discuss about single input single output system (SISO) models. Example

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FIGURE 11.22 Fuzzy model for B–H characteristic in MATLAB fuzzy toolbox.

The following set of rules may be used: If H is small THEN B is small Also If H is medium THEN B is medium Also If H is high THEN B is high This model is developed for a SISO system in MATLAB fuzzy toolbox (see Figure 11.22) using the Mamdani method of reasoning, and the results are shown in Figure 11.23 with the membership 0.9 0.8 0.7

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functions shown in Figure 11.24. When the fuzzy membership functions are tuned, as shown in Figure 11.25, the results improve, as shown in Figure 11.26. Algorithm: 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Example Model a theoretical relationship between a set of input and a set of output given below: input = [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11]; output = [20 12 9 6 5 4 5 6 9 12 20]. The plot between these sets of input and output and the best-fit curve are shown in Figure 11.27. To model a relationship between a set of input and a set of output, the following steps have to be adhered to: Step 1 Create fuzzy sets for input variable The first thing to consider while designing a system model is the range for the input variables. The input ranges for this particular problem from 1 to 11, which is the universe of discourse for the input variable. Once we have a reasonable range, then we have to divide that range into descriptive linguistic terms. Here, we have divided the input universe of discourse into six, even, triangular fuzzy sets, as shown in Figure 11.28. 20 18 16

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Fuzzy rules represent a pair-wise relationship between an input and an output. The first part in the fuzzy rules is the input condition or the if part of the implication, and the second part represents the output condition or the then part. In this example, the input–output pairs are {(1, 20), (2, 12), …, (10, 12), (11, 20)}, which are written in linguistic terms as (VS, VH), and would be equivalent to the verbal statement: If the input is VS then the output is VH. Fuzzy rules are based on test data or simply on observations. Here is the complete list of rules that were used in the paper presented by Stachowicz and Kochanska (1987). Fuzzy rule base: If the input is VS then the output is VH If the input is S then the output is H If the input is H then the output is H If the input is VH then the output is VH If the input is LM then the output is VS If the input is HM then the output is VS To get a better performance from the above-developed Mamdani model, tuning of the membership function is needed.

11.12.2 Multiple Input Single Output Systems The above discussed logical model for SISO systems may be extended for multiple input single output (MISO) systems. In MISO systems, the input variables are more than one and the output is one.

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The rules for the MISO system are as follows: If I1 is x11 and I2 is x12 and … and I1n is x1n then O1 is y1 If I1 is x21 and I2 is x22 and … and I2n is x2n then O2 is y2 . . . If I1 is xn1 and I2 is xn2 and … and Inn is x1n then O1 is yn where [I1 I2 … In] is the input variable vector [O1 O2 … On] is the output variable vector xij and yi are the fuzzy subsets of the universe of discourse of input and output spaces For a SISO system, the fuzzy model is straightforward, but in a MISO system, the antecedent part of the fuzzy rule base contains many inputs, which are aggregated by “and” and “or” operators. The “and” aggregation is interpreted as a fuzzy intersection (i.e., min) operator and the “or” aggregation as a fuzzy union (i.e., max) operator. Considering the rule: If I1 is x11 and I2 is x12 and … and I1n is x1n then O1 is y1. The firing strength for this rule can be determined with the aggregated output: Agg = x11 ∧ x12 ∧… x1n The output from this rule may be calculated as Oi =Agg ∧ yi The total output is the union of the outputs from all the rules: m

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Example—Dynamic System Modeling Fuzzy logic models can be used for representing dynamic knowledge-based systems. It is difficult to imagine the applicability of the concept of fuzzy modeling in the framework of physical systems, like electrical or mechanical systems. However, this strategy is attractive for soft (conceptual) systems, like economical, social, emotional, or spiritual systems. About conceptual systems, the knowledge we have is incomplete. The concept of fuzziness is to represent this incomplete knowledge in a form that is an alternative to a nonlinear state space model. A fuzzy logic model is very useful when the system information is qualitative and not quantitative. If quantitative information is available for a given system, then an artificial neural network (ANN) is the best tool for modeling.

In fuzzy logic models, the fuzzy input–output data may be partitioned in a suitable number of linguistic terms (fuzzy sets), say Bi0, Bi1, Bi2, …, Bin for the input space, and Ai0, Ai1, Ai2, …, Ain for the output space. Fuzzy logic models for dynamic systems may be derived from the MISO rules, such as: If u(k) is Bi0 and u(k − 1) is Bi1 and u(k − 2) is Bi2 … and u(k − n) is Bin and y(k − 1) is Ai1 and y(k − 2) is Ai2 and y(k − 3) is Ai3 … and y(k − n) is Ain Then y(k) is Ai0 where I = 1 to m.

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This model can be viewed as a fuzzified extension of the auto regression moving average (ARMA) model, widely used in digital control. Modeling of first-order systems A first-order system may be written as y(k) = f(u(k), y(k − 1)). Hence, it can be expressed with the following rules for a fuzzy model, as shown in Figure 11.30: 1. 2. 3. 4.

If u(k) is small and y(k − 1) is small Then y(k) is small If u(k) is medium and y(k − 1) is small Then y(k) is medium If u(k) is medium and y(k − 1) is medium Then y(k) is high If u(k) is high and y(k − 1) is high Then y(k) is high

It can also be represented by the fuzzy associative memory (FAM) table (Table 11.6). 11.12.3 Multiple Input Multiple Output Systems Conventional linear mathematical models of electrical machines are quite accurate in the operating range for which they were developed, but their outputs degrade for slightly different operating conditions, because these models are unable to cope up with the nonlinearity of the system. If a nonlinear model is developed for these systems, the model complexity increases. It is difficult to simulate a complex system model and the computation time is unbearably long. To deal with system nonlinearity, soft computing tools, like ANNs, fuzzy systems, and genetic algorithms, are used. The accuracy of an ANN model depends on the availability of sufficient and accurate historical (numerical) input–output TABLE 11.6 FAM Table for First-Order System u(k)/y(k − 1) Small Medium High

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data for training the network. Also, there is no exact method available to find suitable ANN training method. The performance of a standard gradient descent training algorithm depends on initial weights, learning parameters, and the quality of data. Most of the time in real life situations, it is difficult to get sufficient and accurate data for training an ANN. In such situations, the operator experience may be helpful, which may be used to develop fuzzy logic-based models. Neither mathematical nor ANN models are transparent for illustration purposes, because in these models, information is buried in model structures (differential or difference equations, or ANN connections). Hence, it is not easy to illustrate these models to others. Fuzzy models are quite simple and easy to explain due to their simple structures and complete information in the form of rules. Fuzzy logic is applied to a great extent in controlling processes, plants, and various complex and ill-defined systems, due to its inherent advantages like simplicity, ease in design, robustness, and adaptability. Also it is established that this approach works very well, especially when the systems are not clearly understood and transparent. In this section, this approach is used for the modeling and simulation of dc machines to predict their characteristics. The effects of different connectives (aggregation operators), like intersection, union, averaging, and compensatory operators, different implications, different compositional rules, different membership functions of fuzzy sets and their percentage overlapping, and different defuzzification methods have also been studied.

11.13 Takagi–Sugeno–Kang Fuzzy Models The Mamdani fuzzy models described above have certain drawbacks as follows. They are useful only when the input and the output both are qualitative (fuzzy), solely based on an expert’s knowledge about the system. If the expert’s knowledge about the system is faulty, the model developed is bad. The quantitative observation of the functioning of the system is not specifically used for the structure or parameters of the model. It does not contain an explicit form of objective knowledge about the system if such knowledge cannot be expressed and/or incorporated into the fuzzy set framework. This kind of knowledge is often available and is typically in the form of general conditions on the physical structure of the system. Sugeno and his coworkers proposed an alternative type of fuzzy reasoning, which does not permit the recognization of these types of conditions. These types of fuzzy models have a rule base that contains fuzzy input variables defined by some fuzzy sets, and the consequent part is functional type, for example If input1 is small … and inputn is medium then yi = f(inputi, wi) The overall output is inferred from the weighted sum of the individual outputs generated by each rule. The main advantage of the TSK model lies in the representation of qualitative and quantitative information in its rule base, which helps in describing complex technological processes. The above representation allows us to decompose a complex system into simpler linear or nonlinear subsystems. The overall model of a nonlinear system is a collection of logical models of subsystems. In realistic situations, however, such a disjoint (crisp) decomposition is not possible, due to the inherent lack of natural boundaries in the system and also due to the fragmentary nature of available knowledge about the system. The TSK model allows us to replace the crisp decomposition by a fuzzy decomposition.

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The first significant application of fuzzy logic in the modeling of complex systems, especially in the duplicating of an operator’s experience in the area of control engineering (Mamdani, 1974, 75, 76; Tong, 1978), was a manifestation of the great power of this novel approach for dealing with complexities of the real world.

11.14 Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inferencing Systems An alternative method of developing fuzzy models inspired by classical systems theory and recent developments in ANNs is based on input–output data. In this method, model development consists of two major phases as follows. 1. Structure identification The identification of the structure of a fuzzy model includes the determination of input and output variables, the structure of the rules, number of rules in the fuzzy rule base, and the portioning of the input and output variables into fuzzy sets. It is one of the most difficult parts of model development and the most ill-defined process. It is more an art than a science, and not readily amenable to automated techniques. It is partially simplified if some expert’s knowledge about the system is used with the observed data. Hence, it is useful for a system that is seen as a gray box rather than a black box. 2. Parameter identification Once a rough model is developed from the expert’s knowledge, then input–output data are used to generate weights or probabilities associated with the importance of potential rules, which are related with the credibility of rules. The concept of learning the weights of the rules from data was devised by Tong (1978). Kasko (1997) developed a more general and computationally efficient method for modeling fuzzy systems. Parameter identification is also closely related to the estimation of membership functions of fuzzy sets or fuzzy relations. The first works in this direction were based on Sanchez’s fundamental results on the solutions of fuzzy relational equations (Sanchez, 1974). Real success in parameter identification of fuzzy models has been achieved after a paper was presented by Tagaki and Sugeno (1985) that introduced a new method of fuzzy reasoning. The successful coupling of fuzzy logic with neural networks has supplied a new and powerful tool for parameter identification of fuzzy models with the use of the backpropagation method. The fuzzy logic model is developed on the basis of causal relationships between the variables. A causal relationship, as depicted by the causal-loop diagram of causal models, is often fuzzy in nature. For example, there is no simple calculation to find the answer of “how much load increase in an interconnected power system would result in a given change in power angle?” If one would like to answer this question, it is necessary to simulate a complex differential or a partial differential equation for the interconnected power system. This exercise is quite time consuming and cumbersome. It can be represented by a simple causal relationship, as shown in Figure 11.31, with appropriate fuzzy membership functions for linguistic values of load and power angles.

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The system dynamics technique is used for modeling electrical machines (Chaturvedi, 1992, 1996). The knowledge gathered in a causal model is used to develop the fuzzy rule base. The flowchart for the development of a fuzzy simulator is shown in Figure 11.32. Fuzzy logic model development needs the following vital decisions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Selection of input and output variables Normalization range of these variables The number of fuzzy sets for each variable Selection of membership functions for each fuzzy set Determination of overlapping of fuzzy sets Acquiring knowledge and defining appropriate number of rules Selection of intersection operators Selection of union operators Selection of implication methods Selection of compositional rules Selection of defuzzification methods

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1. Selection of variables, their normalization range, and the number of linguistic values The selection of variables depends on the problem situation and the type of analysis one would like to perform. For example, if one needs to conduct steady state analysis, the variables will be different from those for transient analysis. The reason behind this is that in transient analysis it is necessary to consider the dynamics of the system, while in steady state analysis we are only interested in the fi nal output of the system, rather than how it comes to it. Hence, for transient analysis, more variables have to be handled. After identifying the variables for a particular system one can draw the casual-loop diagram for formulating the fuzzy rules. Once the variables are identified, it is also necessary to decide about the normalization range for input and output variables, and then specify the number of linguistic values for each variable. The general experience is that as the number of fuzzy sets increases, the computational time increases exponentially. Complex problems having numerous variables require enormous simulation time. A linguistic variable is fully characterized by a quintuple (V, T, X, G, M), as shown in Figure 11.33. V—name of the fuzzy or linguistic variable T—linguistic value/terms for linguistic variable, V X—universal set G—syntactic rule (grammar) for generating T M—semantic rule that assigns to each T 2. Selection of shapes of membership functions for each linguistic value A fuzzy membership function can be a triangular function, a trapezoidal function, an S-shaped function, a π-function, or an exponential function. For different fuzzy sets, one can use different fuzzy membership functions. The most popular membership function is the triangular function due to its simplicity and ease in calculations. In the present research work, modeling and simulation of the basic commutating machine have been performed using the triangular fuzzy membership function.

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3. Determination of overlapping of fuzzy sets As one fuzzy set reaches its end, it is not necessary that the next fuzzy set should continue from where the previous one ended. In other words, a particular value of the variable may belong to more than one fuzzy set. Thus, there is an overlap of two or more fuzzy sets. It is observed that overlapping of neighboring fuzzy sets affects the results to a great extent. 4. Selection of fuzzy intersection operators The intersection of two fuzzy sets, A and B, is specified in general by a binary operation on the unit, that is, a function of the form—i: [0, 1] x [0, 1] → [0, 1]. For each element, x, of the universal set, this function takes as its argument the pair consisting the element’s membership grades in set A and in set B, and yields the membership grade of the element in the set constituting the intersection of A and B. Thus, ( A ∩ B ) ( x ) = i [A ( x ), B ( x ) ]

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Various fuzzy intersection operators are defined by different choices of parameter values, as given in Table 11.7. 5. Selection of fuzzy union operators Fuzzy unions are close parallels of fuzzy intersections. Like the fuzzy intersection, the general fuzzy union of two fuzzy sets, A and B, is specified by a function, u: [0, 1] x [0, 1] → [0, 1]. The argument of this function is the pair consisting the membership grade of some element, x, in fuzzy set A and the membership grade of that same element in fuzzy set B. This function returns the membership grade of the element in the set, A ∪ B. Thus, ( A ∪ B ) ( x ) = u [A ( x ), B ( x ) ] x ∈ X TABLE 11.7 Fuzzy Intersection Operators (T-Norms) Year —

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Hence, in addition to the intersection (t-norm) and union (t-conorm) operators, the fuzzy simulator that has been developed also accommodates fuzzy compensatory operators, some of which can be obtained using t-norms, t-conorms, averaging operators, and compensatory operators. The 3D surfaces for compensatory operators for different parameters may be drawn with MATLAB programs. 6. Selection of implication methods To select an appropriate fuzzy implication for approximate reasoning under each particular situation is a difficult problem. The logical connective implication (Ying 2002; Yaochu, 2003), that is, P → Q (P implies Q), in classical theory is T ( P → Q ) = T ( P ′ ∪ Q) . Various types of implication operators are summarized in Table 11.9. 7. Selection of compositional rules Modus ponens deduction is used as a tool for making inferences in rule-based systems. A typical if-then rule is used to determine whether an antecedent (cause or action) infers a consequent (effect or reaction). Suppose that we have a rule of the form, IF A THEN B, where A is a set defined on universe X and B is a set defined on universe Y. This can be translated into a relation between sets A and B, that is, R = (A x B) U (A′ x Y). Now suppose that a new antecedent, say Aa, is known and we want to find its consequence, Bb: Bb =Aa o R = Aa o (( A x B) U ( A′ x Y))

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1 if a ≠ 1, b = 1 min(a, b) min(1, 1 − a + ab) a*b max(ab, 1 − a)

where the symbol, o, denotes the composition operation. Modus ponens deduction can also be used for the compound rule, IF A, THEN B, ELSE C, where this compound rule is equivalent to the relation: R = (A x B ) U (A ′ x C ) or R = max(min(A , B ), min(A ′ , C )) This is also called max–min compositional rule. There are various other compositional rules also, which are given in Table 11.10 (Chaturvedi, 2008). 8. Selection of defuzzification methods In the modeling and simulation of systems, the output of a fuzzy model needs to be a single scalar quantity, as opposed to a fuzzy set. The conversion of a fuzzy quantity to a precise quantity is called defuzzification, just as fuzzification is the conversion of a precise quantity to a fuzzy quantity. There are a number of methods in the literature, among them many that have been proposed by investigators in recent years, are popular for defuzzifying fuzzy outputs (Yager, 1993). The fuzzy logic system development software works as shown in Figure 11.34.

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TABLE 11.10 Compositional Rule b = max{min(a, r)} b = min{max(a, r)} b = min{min(a, r)} b = max{max(a, r)}

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Max–min Min–max Min–min Max–max Godel

6. 7. 8.

Max–product (max–dot) Max–average Sum–product

r = 1 if a ≤ r r = r otherwise b = max(1, r) b = max(a, r) b = max( (a + r)/2) b = f(Σ(a, r) )

Note: a, b, and r are the membership values, μa(x), μb(y), and μr(x, y); f is a function.

Selection of number of input–output variables 0–1 –1–1

Selection of normalization range for each variable

0.1–0.9 1

Selection of number of linguistic values for each variable Selection of appropriate shape for each linguistic value

3

Triangular

Determination appropriate overlapping between fuzzy sets

0

–0.9–0.9

10

5

etc. 7

9

Trapezoid Sigmoid 20

30

50

Gaussian

75

90

Acquiring knowledge and defining fuzzy rule base Max Min Sum Prod Av.

Selection of appropriate aggregation operators

Comp.

Selection of implication and compositional operators Selection of defuzzification method De-normalization of output

0–1 –1–1

0.1–0.9

–0.9–0.9

etc.

COG MOM LM MM WAM

Max–min Min–max Min–min Max–max

FIGURE 11.34 Different windows of a fuzzy system.

11.15 Steady State DC Machine Model The schematic diagram of a dc machine is shown in Figure 11.35. It consists of three ports, that is, armature port, field port, and shaft port. The measurements are done at each port for the pair of complementary terminal variables with associated positive reference directions. In the motoring mode of operation of the dc machine at the field port, the field current is kept constant. The steady state model of the dc machine contains fewer variables as compared to the transient model. In the case of a dc machine steady state model, suppose that we want

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T, ω Vf

Va

If

Ia

FIGURE 11.35 Schematic diagram of a dc machine.

Load torque

Speed, ω

FIGURE 11.36 Negative causal relationship.

to fi nd the effect of load torque on motor speed. Then speed and load torque are the variables of interest. Hence, the causal relationship is identified between these variables. As load torque increases, machine speed reduces (see Figure 11.36), assuming that other variables are constant. The causal relationships (links) are fuzzy in nature; hence, a fuzzy logic system could help in incorporating the beliefs and the perception of the modeler in a scientific way. It also provides a methodology for the qualitative analysis of system dynamics models. Since most of the concepts in natural language are fuzzy, a fuzzy set theoretic approach provides the best solution for such problems. It is also quite an effective way of dealing with complex situations. Hence, a model with an integrated fuzzy logic approach and the system dynamics technique is a natural choice for dealing with these types of circumstances. The system dynamics technique helps in identifying the relationship between variables and fuzzy logic helps in modeling these fuzzy-related variables. Step 1 Identifying linguistic variables The very first step in the modeling and simulation of this integrated approach is to identify variables for the given situation and then determine the causal links (relationships) between them keeping the remaining system variables unchanged. For dc machine modeling under steady state conditions, the variables will be load torque, speed, and armature current. Step 2 Defi ning ranges of linguistic variables Once the variables are identified, the next step is to find the possible meaningful range of variation of these variables. This could be obtained by the experimental results or an operator’s experience. The operator can easily tell about the variable range for a particular application and specific context. The typical range of variables is given in Table 11.10. Step 3 Defi ning linguistic values for variables Linguistic values for linguistic variables, that is, load torque (TL), speed (ω), and armature current (Ia), have to be defined. Each of these variables are subdivided into an optimal number of linguistic values. In the case of a steady state model of a dc machine, five linguistic values are considered for each of these variables, such as very low (VL), low (L), medium (M), high (H), and very high (VH). The linear shape (membership function) of these linguistic values can be represented in the form of Table 11.11. Graphically, it can be shown in Figure 11.37.

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TABLE 11.11 Range of Variables for a Steady State DC Machine Model Load Torque

Speed

Armature Current

0 12

150.88 156.85

3.0484 18.286

Min value Max value

1

VL L M H VH

0.9 0.8 Membership value

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0

0

FIGURE 11.37 Fuzzification process.

Load torque, TL

(b)

4

6 8 Load torque (N-m)

10

12

TL = 4.55 Nm

–

Speed, ω

Rule 1 if TL is VL then ω is VH elseif TL is L then ω is H elseif TL is M then ω is M elseif TL is H then ω is L elseif TL is VH then ω is VL.

Armature current, Ia

Rule 2 if TL is VL then Ia is VL elseif TL is L then Ia is L elseif TL is M then Ia is M elseif TL is H then Ia is H elseif TL is VH then Ia is VH.

(a)

Load torque, TL

2

+

FIGURE 11.38 Causal links for a dc machine model and the corresponding fuzzy rules. (a) Negative causal link and (b) positive causal link.

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Step 4 Defi ning rules In the case of a dc machine, the causal link between variables may be drawn as shown in Figure 11.38. The arrow of the causal link represents the direction of influence and + or − signs show the effect. Depending on the signs, causal links can be categorized as positive or negative causal links. Let us derive the fuzzy relational matrix for Rule 1 after max–min operations. Rule 1 = R(TL, ω) = VL TL x VHω + L TL x H ω + M TL x M ω + H TL x L ω + VH TL x VL ω Rule 1

⎡⎣1/0 + 0.75/1 + 0.5/2 + 0.25/3 + 0/4 ⎤⎦ × [0/156.12 + 0.5/156.75 + 1/157.35 + 0.5/158.04 + 0/158.85 ⎦⎤ + ⎣⎡ 0/2 + 0.50/3 + 1.0/4 + 0.50/5 + 0/6] × [0/154.96 + 0.5/155.56 + 1/156.12 + 0.5/156.75 + 0/157.35 ⎤⎦ + ⎡⎣ 0/4 + 0.50/5 + 1.0/6 + 0.50/7 + 0/7] × ⎡⎣0/153.71 + 0.5/154.33 + 1/154.96 + 0.5/155.56 + 0/156.12⎤⎦ + [0/6 + 0.50/7 + 1.0/8 + 0.5/9 + 0/10] × [0/152.22 + 0.5/153.00 + 1/153.71 + 0.5/154.33 + 0/154.96] + [0/8 + 0.25/9 + 0.5/10 + 0.75/11 + 1/12] × ⎣⎡1/150.88 + 0.75/151.46 + 0.5/152.22 + 0.25/153.00 + 0/153.71⎦⎤ ;

Rule 1 =

150.88 0⎡ ⎢ 1⎢ 2⎢ ⎢ 3⎢ 4⎢ ⎢ 5⎢ ⎢ 6⎢ 7 ⎢ ⎢ 8⎢ 9 ⎢⎢0.2500 10 ⎢ 0.5 ⎢ 11 ⎢ 0.75 12 ⎢⎣ 1

151.46

0.2500 0.5 0.75 0.75

152.22

0.5000 0.25 0.5 0.5

153.00

0.5 0.5 0.5000 0.25 0.25 0.25

153.71

0.5 1 0.5000

154.33

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5000

154.96

0.5000 1 0.5

155.56

0.5000 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

156.12

156.75

157.35

158.04

158.85

0.5000 1 0.5

0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5000 1 0.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2500

0.75 0.75 0.5 0.2500

1.00 ⎤ ⎥ 0.75 ⎥ 0.5 ⎥ ⎥ 0.2500 ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎦

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Similarly, other relational matrices can also be determined as given below: Rule 2 R(TL, Ia) 3.0484 0⎡ 1 ⎢ 1 ⎢ 0.75 2 ⎢ 0.5 ⎢ 3 ⎢0.2500 4⎢ ⎢ 5⎢ ⎢ 6⎢ 7⎢ ⎢ 8⎢ 9 ⎢⎢ 10 ⎢ ⎢ 11 ⎢ 12 ⎢⎣

4.3210

0.75 0.75 0.5 0.2500

5.5905

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2500

6.8601

0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5000 0.5 0.5

8.1271

0.5000 0.5 0.5

9.3944

0.5000 0.5 0.5000 0.5 0.5

10.664

0.5000 1 0.5

11.933

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2500

13.202

0.5 1 0.2500

14.471

0.5 0.5 0.2500 0.25 0.25 0.25

15.747

0.5000 0.25 0.5 0.5

17.0151

0.5000 0.5 0.75 0.75

18.286

⎤ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ 0.5000 ⎥⎥ 0.5 ⎥ ⎥ 0.75 ⎥ 1 ⎥⎦

Analysis Let us take an example where the modeler is interested in studying the effect of load torque (say 4.55 N-m) on dc motor back EMF and armature current. First of all fuzzify the given crisp torque value into fuzzy linguistic values (fuzzification). Project TL = 4.55 N-m to find the percentage of fuzzy linguistic terms. Fuzzy load torque belongs to low and medium categories. It is 0.775 low and 0.275 medium torque, as shown in Figure 11.39. Fuzzy (TL ) = [0/0 + 0/1 + 0/2 + 0.5/3 + 0.75/4 + 0.5/5 + 0.25/6 + 0.25/7 + 0/8 +0/9 + 0/10 + 0/11 + 0/12] From these torque values, speed can be inferred from Rule 1. Fuzzy(ω ) = Fuzzy(TL ) o Rule 1 = [0.25/153.00 + 0.25/153.71 + 0.5/154.33 + 0.5/154.96 + 0.5/155.56/ + 0.75/ 156.12 + 0.75/156.75 + 0.25/157.35 + 0.25/158.04 + 0.25/158.85] 160

160

158

158

156

156

154

154

152

152

150 (a)

0

5

10 Load torque

15

150 (b)

Actual fuzzy System

0

5

10 Load torque

15

FIGURE 11.39 Study of different connectives with the Mamdani implication: (a) Yager connective (w = 0.9) and (b) max–min connective.

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This fuzzified speed output is defuzzified using the weighted average method, as shown below:

∑ i =1 WiXi Crisp speed = n ∑ i =1 Wi n

= (0.25 * 153.00 + 0.25 * 153.71 + 0.5 * 154.33 + 0.5 * 154.96 + 0.5 * 155.56 + 0.75 * 156.12 + 0.75 * 156.75 + 0.25 * 157.35 + 0.25 * 158.04 + 0.25 * 158.85)/(0.25 + 0.25 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.75 + 0.75 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25) = 155.8388 rev/s Similarly, armature current can also be determined for the given load torque using Rule 2: Rule 2 R(TL , I a ) ≥ Ia = 8.98 A

11.16 Transient Model of a DC Machine A transient model provides information on the variation of different variables with respect to time in a system (transient behavior). Hence, the transient model needs to capture the dynamics of the system. To do that one needs to develop all possible causal links in the system and combine them to get a causal-loop diagram. The causal-loop diagram is the first step in modeling system dynamics using the system dynamics technique (Forrester, 1943). The causal-loop diagram for a dc machine is given in Chaturvedi (1993) and shown in Figure 11.40. Field port variables are constant for a dc machine (basic commutating machines) in the electromechanical transducer mode of operation. Hence, the causal-loop diagram reduces to have only three causal loops after removing the causal loop of the field port (bottom portion of Figure 11.40). The reduced causal-loop diagram consists of two level variables, that is, armature current and angular speed; two rate variables (state variables), namely, rates of change of armature current and angular acceleration; exogenous variables, such as applied voltage and load torque; and machine parameters, like armature inductance, armature resistance, moment of inertia, and the damping coefficient of the machine. From this causal-loop diagram, fuzzy knowledge rules can be developed: o

o

o

Rule 1 if Ia is VL then I a is VH elseif Ia is L then I a is H elseif Ia is M then I a is M elseif Ia is o o H then I a is L elseif Ia is VH then I a is VL Rule 2 if w is VL then w¢ is VH elseif w is L then w¢ is H elseif w is M then w¢ is M elseif w is H then w¢ is L elseif w is VH then w¢ is VL o

o

o

Rule 3 if Va is VL then I a is VL elseif VA is L then I a is L elseif Va is M then I a is M elseif Va is o o H then I a is H elseif Va is VH then I a is VH

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Moment of inertia, J

Torque, T – + K

Angular acceleration, dω dt

– – +

+

(–)

K. If . Ia

B

B. ω +

+

+ Armature inductance, La

Angular velocity, ω

–

K. If . ω

– Armature voltage, Va

+

–

Rate of change of armature current, dIa dt

+

K +

+

–

(–)

Armature current, Ia +

+

Field inductance, Lf

Ia Ra + –

Ra + Field current If

(–) +

Rate of change of ﬁeld current, dIf + dt – Field voltage, Vf

If Rf +

Rf FIGURE 11.40 Causal-loop diagram for a dc machine with four negative causal loops.

Rule 4 if Ia is VL then w¢ is VL elseif Ia is L then w¢ is L elseif Ia is M then w¢ is M elseif Ia is H then w¢ is H elseif Ia is VH then w¢ is VH Rule 5 if TL is VL then w¢ is VH elseif TL is L then w¢ is H elseif TL is M then w¢ is M elseif TL is H then w¢ is L elseif TL is VH then w¢ is VL o

o

o

Rule 6 if w is VL then I a is VH elseif w is L then I a is H elseif w is M then I a is M elseif w is H o o then I a is L elseif w is VH then I a is VL o

o

o

o

Rule 7 if I a is VL then AC is VL elseif I a is L then Ia is L elseif I a is M then Ia is M elseif I a is o H then AC is H elseif I a is VH then Ia is VH Rule 8 if w¢ is VL then w is VL elseif w¢ is L then w is L elseif w¢ is M then w is M elseif w¢ is H then w is H elseif w¢ is VH then w is VH

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TABLE 11.12 Membership Function Values of Linguistic Variables Linguistic Variables

Linguistic Values

TL

w

Ia

Very Low

Low

Medium

High

Very High

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

150.88 151.46 152.22 153.00 153.71 154.33 154.96 155.56 156.12 156.75 157.35 158.04 158.85

3.0484 4.3210 5.5905 6.8601 8.1271 9.3944 10.664 11.933 13.202 14.471 15.747 17.0151 18.286

1 0.75 0.5 0.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0.5 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1.0

The above-developed fuzzy logic model for a dc machine has been simulated for the machine parameters given in Table 11.12. 1. Study of different connectives The fuzzy logic model is simulated for different t-norms and t-conorms, as given in the literature (Dubois and Prade, 1980, 85, 92; Klir, 1989, 95; Zimmerman, 1991), for example, Yager, Weber, Yu, Dubois and Prade, Hamcher, etc., with the Mamdani implication. The results are compared with actual results. All except Weber connectives are found to give satisfactory results in the range of load torque from 4 to 8 N-m. Dubois and Prade connectives perform better in the range from 1 to 11 N-m of load torque, but not in the complete range. It is considered expedient to try compensatory operators as connective. Hence, simulation has been performed for compensatory operators with the Gaines–Rascher implication and max–min compositions. 2. Study of different implication methods The dc machine fuzzy logic model is simulated for different implication methods such as Goguen, Kleene-Dienes, Godel, and Wu. 3. Different compositional rules The effects of different compositional rules on the fuzzy model simulation of a dc machine have been studied. The results obtained for various compositional rules are tabulated in Tables 11.13 through 11.16. 4. Different defuzzification methods A defuzzification method gives a crisp output from a fuzzy output. The effects of different defuzzification methods can be studied for a dc machine model with a compensatory operator as a connective, the Gaines–Rascher implication, and a max–min composition.

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TABLE 11.13 Machine Parameters of a DC Machine Armature resistance Armature inductance Damping coefficient Moment of inertia Torque constant Operating conditions Applied voltage Load torque

Ra La

= 0.40 ohm = 0.1 H

B J K

= 0.01 N-ms = 0.0003 N-m s2 = 13

Va TL

= 125 V = 1 N-m

TABLE 11.14 Effects of Compositional Rules for Load Torque = 1 N-m Composition max(a, b) − min(a, b) max(a, b) − product(a, b) max(a, b) − max(0, a + b − 1) max(a + b − ab) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − product(a, b)

Speed (Actual Value = 158.04)

Armature Current (Actual Value = 4.321)

157.5641 156.8617 158.23083 157.0845 157.4973 158.339

10.67 7.3117 3.9428 7.7276 7.8753 5.985

TABLE 11.15 Effects of Compositional Rules for Load Torque = 4.55 N-m Composition max(a, b) − min(a, b) max(a, b) − product(a, b) max(a, b) − max(0, a + b − 1) max(a + b − ab) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − product(a, b)

Speed (Actual Value = 155.76)

Armature Current (Actual Value = 8.7647)

155.805 155.9298 155.13403 155.7086 155.635 155.7437

8.98 8.7244 8.12858 10.2293 10.6725 8.84

5. Effects of overlapping between membership functions The effects of different degrees of overlap between fuzzy sets have been studied and the simulation results are summarized in Table 11.17. It is found that for a fuzzy set, a slope of 0.5 and a membership variation of 0.1 give relatively better results. Once the system model is developed, the system is controlled using a fuzzy controller. Fuzzy logic controllers are appropriate for systems with the following situations:

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TABLE 11.16 Effects of Compositional Rules for Load Torque = 6.55 N-m Composition

Speed (Actual Value = 154.46)

Armature Current (Actual Value = 11.304)

154.2701 154.6919 154.7079 154.3165 154.5325 154.610

10.67 13.095 10.6642 11.09594 9.345 11.334

max(a, b) − min(a, b) max(a, b) − product(a, b) max(a, b) − max(0, a + b − 1) max(a + b − ab) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − min(a, b) min(1, a + b) − product(a, b)

Performance measure

Tuning module Fuzzy control rules

Universe of discourse

Membership function

Scaling factor

Compositional rules

Defuzziﬁcation rules

Fuzzy knowledge base

Fuzziﬁcation

Fuzzy inference

Defuzziﬁcation

Desired SYSTEM FIGURE 11.41 Block diagram for adaptive fuzzy control.

1. One or more continuous variables are present, which need to be controlled. 2. An exact mathematical model of the system does not exist. If it does exist then it is too complex to use for on-line controls. 3. Serious nonlinearities and delays are present in the system, which make the system model computationally expensive. 4. The system is time varying.

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TABLE 11.17 Effects of Different Degrees of Overlap and Supports of Fuzzy Sets on Fuzzy Models Speed

Armature Current

0–1 0–1 0.25–1 0.5–1 0.25–1 0.5–1

158.0175 158.002 157.8051 157.653 157.4557 157.3017

4.3447 4.3452 3.9294 3.7149 5.4967 5.7984

(b) Load torque = 4.55 N-m 0.25 0–1 0.5 0–1 0.375 0.25–1 0.25 0.5–1 0.1875 0.25–1 0.125 0.5–1

155.48 155.825 155.707 155.6383 155.2684 155.1192

9.4932 8.7613 9.015 9.1841 9.93936 10.2529

(c) Load torque = 6.55 N-m 0.25 0–1 0.5 0–1 0.375 0.25–1 0.25 0.5–1 0.1875 0.25–1 0.125 0.5–1

154.766 154.6325 154.5292 154.4275 154.8207 154.8794

11.002 11.2985 11.5117 11.7215 10.8849 10.7594

Slope of Fuzzy Set

Membership Variation

(a) Load torque = 1 N-m 0.25 0.5 0.375 0.25 0.1875 0.125

5. The system requires an operator’s intervention. 6. A written database of system information is not sufficiently available, but system expertise are available (i.e., a mental database is present). Hence, quantitative modeling is not possible, but a qualitative model could be developed. In a fuzzy logic controller, the adaptation mechanism is to adjust the approximator causing it to match with some unknown nonlinear controller that will stabilize the plant and make a closed-loop system to achieve its performance objective, as shown in Figure 11.42.

Plant

Control (approximator) FIGURE 11.42 Direct adaptive control.

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Air-conditioning system

585

Cooling

FIGURE 11.43 Cooling control for air conditioners.

Note that we call this scheme a “direct” adaptation scheme, since there is a direct adjustment of the parameters of the controller without identifying a model of the plant. This type of control is quite popular. Neural networks and fuzzy systems can be used as “approximators” in the adaptive scheme. Neural networks are used for mapping nonlinear functions. Their parameters, for instance, weights and biases, are adjusted to map different shaped nonlinearities, as shown in Figure 11.43. In recent years, the ANN (Guan, 1996; Liu, 2003) and the fuzzy set theoretic approaches (Gibbard, 1988; Hsu, 1990; Hassan, 1991; Ortmeyer, 1995; Wang, 1995; Gawish, 1999; Hosseinzadeh, 1999; Swaroop, 2005) have been proposed for many modeling and control applications. Both these techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. The integration of these approaches can give improved results. Fuzzy sets can represent knowledge in an interpretable manner. Neural networks (Chaturvedi, 2004a,b,c) have the capability of interpolation over the entire range for which they have been trained, and also possess the capability of adaptability not possessed by fixed parameter devices designed and tuned for one operating condition. A generalized neuron-based PSS (Chaturvedi, 2004a,b,c, 2005) has been proposed to overcome the problems of the conventional ANN, and combining the advantages of self-optimizing adaptive control strategy and the quick response of the GN, make it more suitable for modeling complex systems. The main issue of ANN models is their training. To properly train an ANN, one needs sufficient and accurate data for training, efficient training algorithms, and an optimal structure of the ANN. It is really difficult to get appropriate and accurate training data for real-life problems. It is also difficult to select an optimal size of the ANN for a particular problem. To overcome these problems, fuzzy logic models are proposed where no numerical training data is required and the operator’s experience can be used. This makes fuzzy logic models very attractive for ill-defined systems or systems with uncertain parameters. With the help of fuzzy logic concepts, an expert’s knowledge can be used directly to design a model. Fuzzy logic allows one to express the knowledge with subjective concepts, such as very big, too small, moderate, and slightly deviated, which are mapped to numeric ranges (Zadeh, 1973). Fuzzy logic applications for power system problems have been reported in the literature (Gibbard, 1988; Hsu, 1990; Hassan, 1991; Ortmeyer, 1995; Wang, 1995; Gawish, 1999; Hosseinzadeh, 1999; Swaroop, 2005). Due to its lower computation burden and its ability to accommodate uncertainties in the plant model, fuzzy logic appears to be suitable for implementation. Fuzzy models can be implemented through simple microcomputers with A/D and D/A converters (Hiyama, 1993; El-Metwally, 1996). Example—Cooling Control of Air Conditioners In the air-conditioning system shown in Figure 11.43, the temperature sensor output is given to the FKBS. The preprocessing of data from the temperature sensor is done for normalization. The preprocessed data is given to the fuzzification block for the conversion of crisp input values to fuzzy input values. A fuzzy membership function is defined for temperature and cooling, representing the meaning of the linguistic value of input and output variables of the system. The next step is to define the fuzzy rules, which form the relationship between temperature and cooling. In the problem, temperature is antecedent and cooling is consequent. After rule formation, individual

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Low, medium, and high cooling 1

0.9

0.9

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.7

Membership

Membership

Cool, moderate, and hot temperatures 1

0.6 0.5 0.4

0.6 0.5 0.4

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.1

0 10

15

20

25

(a)

30

35

40

45

0

50

Temperature

0

1

2

3

(b)

1

0.9

0.9

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.7

0.4

0.2

0.1

0.1 2

3

4

5

Cooling

6

7

8

9

0

10

(d)

8

9

10

7

8

9

10

Output fuzzy set

0.4 0.3

1

7

0.5

0.2

0

6

0.6

0.3

0

(c)

Membership

Membership

Consequent fuzzy set

0.5

5

Cooling

1

0.6

4

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

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FIGURE 11.44 (a) Membership function of input “temperature.” (b) Membership function of output “cooling.” (c) Outputs of two rules that are fired. (d) Aggregated output of a fuzzy system with one input “temperature.”

rule-based inference is done to compute the overall value of cooling on the individual contribution of each rule in the rule base. The last step applied is defuzzification, to convert the set of fuzzy inference cooling output into crisp cooling output as shown in Figure 11.44. The MATLAB code is written to perform each step in the fuzzy system clearly. %Matlab Program for Cooling control system for Air Conditioners x = [10:.01:50]; % Temperature y = [0:.01:10]; % cooling % Temperature membership function cool_mf = trapmf(x,[10 10 17.5 25]); moderate_mf = trimf(x,[20 30 40]); hot_mf = trapmf(x,[35 42.5 50 50]); antecedent_mf = [cool_mf;moderate_mf;hot_mf]; figure(1); grid on; plot(x,antecedent_mf) title(‘Cool, Moderate and Hot Temperatures’) xlabel(‘Temperature’) ylabel(‘Membership’)

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% cooling low_mf = trapmf(y,[0 0 2 5]); medium_mf = trapmf(y,[2 4 6 8]); high_mf = trapmf(y,[5 8 10 10]); consequent_mf = [low_mf;medium_mf;high_mf]; figure(2); grid on; plot(y,consequent_mf) title(‘Low, Medium and High high cooling’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) temp=38 antecedent1 = cool_mf(find(x==temp) ); antecedent2 = moderate_mf(find(x == temp) ); antecedent3 = hot_mf(find(x == temp) ); antecedent = [antecedent1;antecedent2;antecedent3] consequent1 = low_mf.*antecedent1; consequent2 = medium_mf.*antecedent2; consequent3 = high_mf.*antecedent3; figure(3); plot(y,[consequent1;consequent2;consequent3]) axis([0 10 0 1.0]) title(‘Consequent Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) Output_mf=max([consequent1;consequent2;consequent3]); figure(4); plot(y,Output_mf) axis([0 10 0 1]) title(‘Output Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) output=sum(Output_mf.*y)/sum(Output_mf); output; hold on; stem(output,1);

The fuzzy system for the air conditioner has given a cooling output of 7.07 at 38°C using centroid defuzzification. If we are interested in the output for the complete range of temperature from 1°C to 50°C, then we have to implement a loop, as shown in the MATLAB code. In the given case, we have increased the range of the membership function for the temperature as per requirement as shown in Figure 11.45. % Fuzzy model for cooling system x = [0:1:60]; % Temperature y = [0:1:10]; % cooling % Temperature membership function cool_mf = trapmf(x,[0 0 17.5 25]); moderate_mf = trimf(x,[20 30 40]); hot_mf = trapmf(x,[35 42.5 60 60]); antecedent_mf = [cool_mf;moderate_mf;hot_mf]; figure(1); grid on;

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plot(x,antecedent_mf) title(‘Cool, Moderate and Hot Temperatures’) xlabel(‘Temperature’) ylabel(‘Membership’) % cooling low_mf = trapmf(y,[0 0 2 5]); medium_mf = trapmf(y,[2 4 6 8]); high_mf = trapmf(y,[5 8 10 10]); consequent_mf = [low_mf;medium_mf;high_mf]; figure(2); grid on; plot(y,consequent_mf) title(‘Low, Medium and High high cooling’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) outputs=zeros(size([1:1:50]) ); for temp=1:1:50 antecedent1 = cool_mf(find(x==temp) );

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antecedent2 = moderate_mf(find(x == temp) ); antecedent3 = hot_mf(find(x == temp) ); antecedent = [antecedent1;antecedent2;antecedent3] consequent1 = low_mf.*antecedent1; consequent2 = medium_mf.*antecedent2; consequent3 = high_mf.*antecedent3; figure(3); plot(y,[consequent1;consequent2;consequent3]) axis([0 10 0 1.0]) title(‘Consequent Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) Output_mf=max([consequent1;consequent2;consequent3]); figure(4); plot(y,Output_mf) axis([0 10 0 1]) title(‘Output Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) output=sum(Output_mf.*y)/sum(Output_mf); outputs(temp)=output; end plot([1:1:50],outputs) title(‘Fuzzy System Input Output Relationship’) xlabel(‘Temperature’) ylabel(‘cooling’)

Considering the same system but with two input variables, which are temperature and humidity, the rule-based system changes (ref. Figures 11.46 and 11.47).

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%MATLAB Program for simulation Cooling system using Fuzzy x = [10:.01:50]; % Temperature y = [0:.001:1]; % humidity z = [0:.001:1]; %cooling % Membership functions for Temperature templow_mf = trapmf(x,[10 10 17.5 25]); tempmed_mf = trimf(x,[20 30 40]); temphigh_mf = trapmf(x,[35 42.5 50 50]); antecedent_mf = [templow_mf;tempmed_mf;temphigh_mf]; figure(1); grid on; plot(x,antecedent_mf) title(‘low, medium and high’) xlabel(‘Temperature’) ylabel(‘Membership’) % Membership functions for humidity humlow_mf = trimf(y,[0 .15 .3]); hummed_mf = trimf(y,[.2 .5 .8]); humhigh_mf = trimf(y,[.7 .85 1]);

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antecedent_mf = [humlow_mf;hummed_mf;humhigh_mf]; figure(2); grid on; plot(y,antecedent_mf) title(‘low, medium, and high humidity’) xlabel(‘humidity’) ylabel(‘Membership’) % Membership functions for cooling coollow_mf = trapmf(z,[0 0 .15 .3]); coolmediumlow_mf = trimf(z,[.2 .35 .5]); coolmedium_mf = trimf(z,[.4 .5 .6]); coolmediumhigh_mf= trimf(z,[.5 .65 .8]); coolhigh_mf=trapmf(z,[.7 .85 1 1]); consequent_mf = [coollow_mf;coolmediumlow_mf;coolmedium_mf;coolmediumhigh_mf;coolhigh_ mf]; figure(3); grid on; plot(z,consequent_mf) title(‘Low, Medium and High cooling Speeds’) xlabel(‘cooloing Speed’) ylabel(‘Membership’) temp=46 humid=.78 % Fuzzy Rule base antecedent1 = min(templow_mf(find(x==temp) ),humlow_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent2 = min(templow_mf(find(x==temp) ),hummed_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent3 = min(templow_mf(find(x==temp) ),humhigh_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent4 = min(tempmed_mf(find(x==temp) ),humlow_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent5 = min(tempmed_mf(find(x==temp) ),hummed_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent6 = min(tempmed_mf(find(x==temp) ),humhigh_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent7 = min(temphigh_mf(find(x==temp) ),humlow_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent8 = min(temphigh_mf(find(x==temp) ),hummed_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent9 = min(temphigh_mf(find(x==temp) ),humhigh_mf(find(y==humid) ) ); antecedent = [antecedent1;antecedent2;antecedent3;antecedent4;antecedent5;antecedent6; antecedent7;antecedent8;antecedent9] consequent1 = coollow_mf.*antecedent1; consequent2 = coollow_mf.*antecedent2; consequent3 = coolmediumlow_mf.*antecedent3; consequent4 = coolmediumlow_mf.*antecedent4; consequent5 = coolmedium_mf.*antecedent5; consequent6 = coolmediumhigh_mf.*antecedent6; consequent7 = coolmediumhigh_mf.*antecedent7; consequent8 = coolhigh_mf.*antecedent8; consequent9 = coolhigh_mf.*antecedent9; figure(4); plot(z,[consequent1;consequent2;consequent3;consequent4;consequent5;cons equent6;consequent7;consequent8;consequent9])

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axis([0 1 0 1.0]) title(‘Consequent Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘Cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) Output_mf=max([consequent1;consequent2;consequent3;consequent4;consequen t5;consequent6;consequent7;consequent8;consequent9]); figure(5); plot(z,Output_mf) axis([0 1 0 1]) title(‘Output Fuzzy Set’) xlabel(‘Cooling’) ylabel(‘Membership’) output=sum(Output_mf.*y)/sum(Output_mf); output; hold on; stem(output,1);

11.17 Fuzzy System Applications for Operations Research Engineers and scientists are sometimes required to select, from among a set of feasible solutions, the solution that is best in some sense, such as the least expensive solution or the solution with the highest accuracy and the best performance. This process is referred to as optimal solution or simply optimization. This section is intended to present the state of the art concerning the application of fuzzy sets to operations research, such as optimization. The conceptual framework for optimization in a fuzzy environment is reviewed and particularized to fuzzy linear programming. Optimization models in operations research assume that data are precisely known, that constraints delimit a crisp set of feasible decisions, and that criteria are well defined and easy to formalize. However, in the real world, such assumptions are not true. Hence, the simple linear programming method of optimization is not quite effective. Fuzzy linear programming is described in this section. 1. Problem formulation Let X be a set of alternatives that contains the solution of a given multi-criteria optimization problem. Bellman and Zadeh pointed out that in a fuzzy environment, goals and constraints formally have the same nature and can be represented by fuzzy sets on X. Let Ci be the fuzzy domain delimited by the ith constraint (i = 1, …, m) and Gj the fuzzy domain associated with the jth goal (j = l, …, n). Gj is, for instance, the optimizing set of an objective function, gj. When goals and constraints have the same importance, Bellman and Zadeh (1970) called the fuzzy set (D) on X, as the fuzzy decision: ⎞ ⎛ ⎞ ⎛ D=⎜ Ci⎟ ∩ ⎜ Gi ⎟ ⎜⎝ ⎟⎠ ⎜ ⎝ j = 1,...n ⎟⎠ i = 1,...m

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A fuzzy decision is shown in Figure 11.48 that corresponds to a constraint “x should be substantially greater than x o”and an objective function, g, whose optimizing set is G. The final decision, xf, can be chosen in the set M f = {( x f , μD ( x f ) ≥ μ D ( x), ∀ x ∈ X )} Mf is called the maximal decision set. When criteria and constraints have unequal importance, membership functions can be weighted by x-dependent coefficients, αi and βj, such that ∀x ∈ X ,

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an attainable short-range goal for the unattainable original one. More specifically, we must find a pair, (xc, xG), where xc is a short-range optimal decision and XG a short-range estimated goal, and (xc, xG) maximizes: μ D ( x , x′ ) = min(μ c ( x), μG ( x′), μ R ( x , x′))

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C and G are, respectively, the fuzzy constrained domain and the fuzzy goal (we take m = n = 1 for simplicity), and R expresses a fuzzy tolerance on the discrepancy between the immediate optimal decision, xc, and the fuzzy goal, G; xG is the most reasonable objective because it is a trade-off between a feasible decision and G. Asai et al. (1975) discussed the choice of R and found that a likeness relation was most suitable with respect to some natural intuitive assumptions. The authors generalized their approach to the N-period case where N short-range decisions must be chosen together with N short-range goals and μc and μG may be time dependent (see Asai et al., 1975). Some definitions pertaining to time dependency in fuzzy set theory in the scope of planning may be found in Lientz (1972). 2. Fuzzy linear programming a. Soft constraints We start with the following problem: Minimize Z = gx Subjected to Ax ≤ b, x ≥ 0 where g is a vector of coefficients of the objective function b is a vector of constraints A is the matrix of coefficients of constraints The fuzzy version of this problem is (Zimmermann, 1976, 1978) gx ≤ Z 0 , Ax ≤ b , x ≥ 0

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The symbol ≤ denotes a relaxed version of < and assumes the existence of a vector, μ, of membership functions, μi, i = 0, …, m, defined as follows: Let aij and bi be the coefficients of A and b, respectively; then, for I = 0, …, m: ⎧ 1 ⎪ ⎪ ⎛ n ⎞ ⎪⎪ 1 μ i ⎜ ∑ aij x j ⎟ = ⎨1 − ⎝ j =1 ⎠ ⎪ d ⎪ ⎪ 0 ⎪⎩

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The fuzzy decision of Equation 11.42 is D, such that ⎛ m ⎞ μ D ( x) = min μ i ⎜ ∑ α ij x j ⎟ i ⎝ i =1 ⎠ The maximization of μD is equivalent to the linear program: Maximize xn + 1 ⎛ n ⎞ Subjected to xn + 1 ≤ μ i ⎜ ∑ α ij x j ⎟ ⎝ i =1 ⎠

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The constant, Z0 + d0, is determined by solving the above equation (Equation 11.43) without the constraint, I = 0; let x be its solution. We state Z0 + d0 = gx and Z0 is defined as the optimal value of the objective function in which b is replaced by bi + di, ∀i . The constraints, Ax > b or Ax = b, can be softened in a similar way (Sommer and Pollatschek, 1976; Sularia, 1977). 3. Fuzzy constraints with fuzzy coefficients What happens to a linear constraint, Aix = bi, when the coefficients, aij and bi, become fuzzy numbers Ãix can be calculated by means of extended addition. The symbol = can be understood in two different ways: a. As a strict equality between Aix and bi (equality of the membership functions). This equality can be weakened into an inclusion, Aix ⊆ b i , which also reduces to an equality in the nonfuzzy case; the fuzziness of bi is interpreted as a maximum tolerance for the fuzziness of Aix. b. As an approximate equality between Aix and b. Both points of view will be successively investigated. We assume here that the variables are positive (x > 0), and aij and bi are fuzzy numbers. a. Tolerance constraints Consider the system of linear fuzzy constraints: Ai x ⊆ bi , i = 1, m

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Since the coefficients are fuzzy numbers, we can write symbolically: Ai = ( Ai A i Ai ) where Ai, Ai, and Ai are vectors of mean values and left and right spreads. Since Ti are positive, the system is equivalent to Aix = bi , Aix ≤ bi , Aix < bi , i = 1, … , m, x ≥ 0 which is an ordinary linear system of equalities and inequalities. According to the value of m and the number, n, of variables involved, it may or may not have solutions. Owing to this result, the “robust programming problem” (Negoita, 1976) is Maximize gx

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Example—Students’ Performance Evaluation System Using ANFIS In this example, we deal with the analysis of students’ performance based on students’ attendance, and their internal and external scores. This information is used to train the ANN and the mathematical operation is performed by fuzzy logic. It is implemented for the real-time evaluation of students and has found the trends of students’ performances quite close to the actual trend. Inputs Attendance

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To start ANFIS on the MATLAB, we type anfisedit on the command prompt of MATLAB. The ANFIS window appears on screen, as shown in Figure 11.50. To load training data in the ANFIS environment, select the type training and press the load data option. The following window appears, as shown in Figure 11.51. The loaded data are displayed in the ANFIS window as small circles, as shown in Figure 11.52. These data are used for training the system. The next step is to generate the fuzzy system, as shown in Figure 11.53. After defining the rules for the membership function, we set the parameters for training, using a neural network. Therefore, a neural network is used for generalization while a fuzzy one is used for specialization. The training error is shown in Figure 11.54. The original training data and the ANFIS output are checked and shown in Figure 11.55. We can predict any evaluation outputs for different inputs using fuzzy rules, as shown in Figure 11.56. The ANFIS surfaces to show the effects of different pairs of inputs on students’ performances are shown in Figures 11.57 through 11.59.

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11.18 Review Questions 1. Consider a simple first-order plant model given by x (t) = Ax(t) + bu(t)

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11.19 Bibliography and Historical Notes Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh is the father of fuzzy logic. He first coined the word “fuzzy” by publishing a seminal paper on fuzzy sets in 1965. Research progress in fuzzy logic is nicely summarized in a collection edited by Gupta, Saridis, and Gaines. E. Mamdani, which gives a survey of fuzzy logic control and discusses several important issues in design, development, and analysis of the fuzzy logic controller. Bart Kasko introduced the geometric interpretation of fuzzy sets and investigated the related issues in the late 1980s. Fuzzy logic offers the option to try to model the nonlinearity of the functioning of the human brain when several pieces of evidence are combined to make an inference. There are several publications available on fuzzy aggregation operators, of which a few notable ones are Yager (1977, 1981, 1988, 1991, 1996), Trillas (1983), Czogala (1984), Dubois and Prade (1985, 1992), Combettes (1993), Cubillo (1995), Bandemer (1995), Klir and Yuan (1995), Bloch (1996), Radko (2000), Kaymak and Sousa (2003), Mendis (2006), and Ai-Ping (2006). The different compositional operators are described in Zeng (2005) and Wang (2006). Fuzzy implication rules and the GMP were first introduced by Zadeh in 1975. This area soon became one of the most active research topics for fuzzy logic researchers. Gains (1976, 1983, 1985) described a wide range of issues regarding fuzzy logic reasoning, including fuzzy implications. A book edited by T. Terano, M. Sugeno, and Y. Tuskamoto (1984) contains a chapter that describes several good applications of fuzzy expert systems. Negoita (1985) also wrote a book on fuzzy expert systems. Pin (1993) implemented fuzzy behavioral approaches to mobile robot navigation, using special-purpose fuzzy inference chips. The literature dealing with the use of neural networks for learning membership functions and inference rules is rapidly growing; the following are a few relevant references: Takagi and Hayashi (1991), Wang and Mendel (1992), Jang (1993), and Wang (1994). The overview of the role of fuzzy sets in approximate reasoning was prepared by Dubois and Prade (1991), and Nakanishi et al. (1993). Fuzzy computer hardware is also one of the most growing areas. There is long list of publications in computer hardware (Gupta and Yamakawa, 1988; Diamond et al.). An important contribution to fuzzy logic hardware is a design and implementation of a fuzzy memory to store one-digit fuzzy information by Hirota and Ozawa (1989). In the area of communication, the fuzzy set theoretic approach is used as fuzzy adaptive filters for nonlinear channel equalization (Wang and Mandel, 1993) and signal detection (Saade and Schwarzlander, 1994). It is also used for the analysis of fuzzy cognitive maps (Styblinski and Meyer, 1991), and in robotics (Palm, 1992; Nedugadi, 1993; Chung, 1994), vision, identification, reliability and risk analysis, and medical diagnosis.

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12 Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation

12.1 Introduction There are many systems which respond to environmental changes in different ways such as the aircraft and factory systems. The movement of the aircraft occurs smoothly, whereas the changes in the factory occur discontinuously. The ordering of raw materials or the completion of a product, for example, occurs at specific points in time. Systems such as the aircraft, in which the changes are predominantly smooth, are called continuous systems. Systems like the factory, in which changes are predominantly discontinuous, are called discrete systems. Few systems are wholly continuous or discrete. The aircraft, for example, may make discrete adjustments to its trim as altitude changes, while, in the factory examples, machining proceeds continuously, even though the start and finish of a job are discrete changes. However, in most systems one type of change predominates so that systems can usually be classified as being discrete. In addition, in the factory system, if the number of parts is sufficiently large, there may be no point in treating the number as a discrete variable. Instead, the number of parts might be represented by a continuous variable with the machining activity controlling the rate at which parts flow from one state to another. This is, in fact, the approach of a modeling technique called system dynamics. There are also systems that are intrinsical but information about them is only available at discrete points in time. These are called sampled-data system. The study of such systems includes, the problem of determining the effects of the discrete sampling, especially when the intention is to control the system on the basis of information gathered by the sampling. This ambiguity in how a system might be represented illustrates an important point. The description of a system, rather than the nature of the system itself determines what type of model will be used. A distinction needs to be made because the general programming methods are used to simulate continuous models and discrete models differently. However, no specific rules can be given as to how a particular system is to be represented. The purpose of the model, coupled with the general principle that a model should not be more complicated than it is needed, will determine the level of detail, and the accuracy with which a model needs to be developed. Weighing these factors and drawing on the experience of knowledgeable people will decide the type of model needed. The rapid evolution of computing, communication, and sensor technologies has brought about the proliferation of “new” dynamic systems, mostly technological and often highly complex. Examples are all around us: air traffic control systems; automated manufacturing systems; computer and communication networks; embedded and networked systems; and software systems. The “activity” in these systems is governed by operational rules 605

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designed by humans; their dynamics are therefore characterized by asynchronous occurrences of discrete events. These features lend themselves to the term discrete event system (DES) for this class of dynamic systems. So what is meant by a DES? A DES is defined as a dynamic system which evolves in accordance with the occurrence of physical events. This kind of system requires control and coordination to ensure the orderly flow of events. Many DES models have already been reported in literature, for example, Markov chains and Markov jump processes, Petri nets, queuing networks, finitely recursive processes, models based on minmax algebra, discrete-event simulation, and generalized semi-Markov processes (Cao and Ho, 1990). Discrete-event models can further be distinguished along at least two dimensions from traditional dynamic system models—how they treat passage of time (stepped vs eventdriven) and how they treat coordination of component elements (synchronous vs asynchronous). Some event-based approaches enable more realistic representation of loosely coordinated semiautonomous processes, while classical models such as differential equations and cellular automata tend to impose strict global coordination on such components. Event-based simulation is inherently efficient since it concentrates processing attention on events significant changes in states that are relatively rare in space and time, rather than continually processing every component at every time step. Discrete-event modeling is a mathematical procedure that is created to describe a dynamic process. Then the model is simulated so that it predicts possible situations that can be used to evaluate and improve system performance. Discrete-event modeling and simulation is used to create predictions of the system states during time intervals, which can be modified to examine what and if situations. For example, a common use is to evaluate a waiting line, called a queue. The question that is often asked is how long on average would a customer have to wait in a line to get to the service and if the wait time is excessively high how it can be reduced. Adding additional servers is one solution but how many servers should be used is another common question. Modeling and simulation can help answer these questions without actually creating a physical situation that has to be measured, which could be an expensive process. In stochastic discrete-event simulation paradigm, the dynamics of a complex system are captured by discrete (temporal) state variables, where an event is a combined process of a large number of state transitions between a set of state variables accomplished within the event execution time. The key idea is to segregate the complete state space into a disjoint set of independent events that can be executed simultaneously without any interaction. The application of discrete event-based system modeling techniques in large-scale computer and communication networks has demonstrated the accuracy of this approach for higher order system dynamics within the limits of input data, state partitioning algorithms, uncertainty of information propagation, and highly mobile entities.

12.2 Some Important Definitions As per the consideration of the different views, a system in general can be described as a set of objects that depend on each other or interact with each other in some way to fulfill some task. While doing this, the system might be influenced by the system’s environment. So it is very essential to set a distinction between the system and its environment and hence it is worthwhile to define some important terms.

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Entity: An entity is an object of interest in the system, whereby the selection of the object of interest depends on the purpose and level of abstraction of the study. Attribute: Attributes are used to describe the properties of the system’s entities. An entity may have attributes that pertain to that entity alone. Thus, attributes should be considered as local values. In the example, an attribute of the entity could be the time of arrival. Attributes of interest in one investigation may not be of interest in another investigation. Thus, if red parts and blue parts are being manufactured, the color could be an attribute. However, if the time in the system for all parts is of concern, the attribute of color may not be of importance. State: The state of the system is a set of variables that is capable of characterizing the system at any time. Event: An event is an instantaneous incidence that might result in a state change. Events can be endogenous (generated by the system itself) or exogenous (induced by the system’s environment). Systems can be classified as continuous-state or as discrete-state systems (Banks et al., 2001). In continuous-state systems, the state variables change continuously over time. By contrast, the state of discrete-state systems only changes at arbitrary but instantaneous points in time. Resources: A resource is an entity that provides service to dynamic entities. The resource can serve one or more than one dynamic entity at the same time, that is, operates as a parallel server. A dynamic entity can request one or more units of a resource. If denied, the requesting entity joins a queue or takes some other action (i.e., diverted to another resource, ejected from the system). (Other terms for queues include files, chains, buffers, and waiting lines.) If permitted to capture the resource, the entity remains for a time, then releases the resource. There are many possible states of resource. Minimally, these states are idle and busy. But other possibilities exist including failed, blocked, or starved states. List processing: Entities are managed by allocating them to resources that provide service, by attaching them to event notices thereby suspending their activity into the future, or by placing them into an ordered list. Lists are used to represent queues. Lists are often processed according to FIFO (first-in-first-out), but there are many other possibilities. For example, the list could be processed by LIFO (last-in-first-out), according to the value of an attribute, or randomly, to mention a few. An example where the value of an attribute may be important is in SPT (shortest processing time) scheduling. In this case, the processing time may be stored as an attribute of each entity. The entities are ordered according to the value of that attribute with the lowest value at the head or front of the queue. Activities and delays: An activity is duration of time whose duration is known prior to commencement of the activity. Thus, when the duration begins, its end can be scheduled. The duration can be a constant, a random value from a statistical distribution, the result of an equation, input from a file, or computed based on the event state. For example, a service time may be a constant 10 min for each entity; it may be a random value from an exponential distribution with a mean of 10 min; it could be 0.9 times a constant value from clock time 0 to clock time 4 h, and 1.1 times the standard value after clock time 4 h; or it could be 10 min when the preceding queue contains at most four entities and 8 min when there are five or more in the preceding queue. A delay is an indefi nite duration that is caused by some combination of system conditions. When an entity joins a queue for a resource, the time that it will remain in the queue may be unknown initially since that time may depend on other events that may occur. An example of another event would be the arrival of a rush order that preempts the

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TABLE 12.1 Entities, Attributes, and Activities for Different Systems Systems

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resource. When the preemption occurs, the entity using the resource relinquishes its control instantaneously. Another example is a failure necessitating repair of the resource. Discrete-event simulations contain activities that cause time to advance. Most discreteevent simulations also contain delays as entities wait. The beginning and ending of an activity or delay is an event. Table 12.1 shows the entities, attributes, and activities for different systems. Deterministic vs. stochastic activates: If the outcome of an activity can be described completely in terms of its input, the activity is called deterministic. Often the activity is a part of the system environment because the exact outcome at any point of time is not known. For example, consider a manufacturing industry. The production of items depends on a number of factors like random power failure, worker strikes, machine failure, etc. If the activity is truly stochastic, there is no known explanation for its randomness. Sometimes, it requires too much details to describe an activity fully, the activity is said to be stochastic. Exogenous vs. endogenous activities: Endogenous activities are those which are occurring within the system and exogenous activities describe the activities in the environment that affect the system. If a system has no exogenous activities, it is called a closed system, while an open system is one that has exogenous activities. Consider an example of a factory, which receives the orders. The arrival of orders may be considered to be outside to the influence of the factory and therefore part of environment. Hence it may be considered as an exogenous activity. Discrete-event simulation model: Discrete-event simulation model can be defined as one in which the state variables change only at those discrete points in time at which events occur. Events occur as a consequence of activity times and delays. Entities may compete for system resources, possibly joining queues while waiting for an available resource. Activity and delay times may “hold” entities for durations of time. A discrete-event simulation model is conducted over time (“run”) by a mechanism that moves simulated time forward. The system state is updated at each event along with capturing and freeing of resources that may occur at that time. An orthogonal classification of systems is based on the distinction whether the progress of the dynamic system state is pushed forward by time or by the occurrence of events (Cassandras and Lafortune, 1999). While in time-driven systems all state changes are synchronized by the system clock, in event-driven systems events occur asynchronously and possibly concurrently/simultaneously. Thus, a DES is a discrete state, event-driven (not time-driven) system, that is, the state changes of the system depend completely on the appearance of discrete events over time. Modeling techniques: Various approaches to the modeling of (discrete-event) dynamic systems exist (Ramadge and Wonham, 1989). These approaches can be divided into logical

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models and timed models. The latter are also known as performance models and can further be split into the classes of deterministic (or nonstochastic) and stochastic models. Logical models and nonstochastic timed models are primarily used in control theory (Thistle, 1994). These models mainly consider the logical aspects of the system, for example, the order of events. Evaluation techniques: Various evaluation techniques exist for the modeling techniques mentioned in Bolch et al. (2006). These evaluation techniques include analytical/numerical methods (e.g., Markovian analysis, algorithms for product-form queuing networks) as well as (discrete-event) simulation. Especially when dealing with very complex systems, the following drawbacks can be observed: 1. With Markovian analysis, it is necessary to create the whole state space (e.g., in the form of generator matrices of continuous-time Markov chains). Due to the finite memory of computer systems, the calculation of results heavily suffers from state space explosion. Furthermore, Markovian analysis can only be done for models that fulfill the Markovian property (i.e., state sojourn times have to be memoryless, i.e., have to be exponentially or geometrically distributed). 2. Algorithms for product-form queuing networks require queuing network models in product form, which is a hard constraint. Furthermore, queuing networks lack means for handling synchronization and concurrency of system components. 3. To get narrow confidence intervals, it is necessary to simulate complex systems with long simulation runs and/or with a large number of simulation runs, especially in the presence of rare events. Thus, although simulation is a versatile tool because it can handle stochastic processes that fall into the class of generalized semi-Markov processes, it is a very time-consuming method for deriving results. Of course, workarounds have been presented to these and further problems (Trivedi et al., 1994; Wuechner et al., 2005; Bolch et al., 2006). These include largeness avoidance, state space truncation, lumping, decomposition, fluid models, stiffness avoidance, stiffness tolerance, phase approximations, and simulation speedup techniques.

12.3 Queuing System An important application of discrete system simulation is in studying the dynamics of waiting line queues as shown in Figure 12.1. It is often observed in many real-life situations, for example buying tickets, stopping at red traffic light, standing in a queue to pay money at a supermarket cash counter, etc. Therefore, many systems contain queue as subsystems. There are many reasons to study a queuing system as mentioned below: 1. To determine the optimal usage of service facility 2. Waiting time for the customers which is a cause for their dissatisfaction 3. Number of persons in the queue at a particular time to decide the waiting space required 4. Number of customers served

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Calling population

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There are two important attributes which determine the properties of a waiting queue, namely, arrival rate and service rate. The arrival rate of customers is the average number of customers who join the queue per unit time and the service rate is the average number of customers served in per unit time by the server. Customers normally refers to people, machine, trucks, patients, pallets, airplanes, cases, orders, dirty clothes, etc., and the server refers to receptionist, repair person, mechanics, clerk at counter, doctor, automatic packer, CPU of computer, washing machine, etc. • Calling population is the population where the customers are coming, may be finite or infinite (based on their arrival rate is defined). • System capacity is the maximum number of customers in the queue. Sometimes it is limited, sometimes unlimited. • Arrival process characterizes by inter-arrival times of successive customers. Interarrival time may be scheduled time or random time (probability distribution). Scheduled arrival like patients to physician after appointment, scheduled airline flight arrival to airport. Random arrivals like arrival of people to restaurant, banks, PCO, arrival of demand, orders etc. Queue behavior • This refers to customer action in queue. Leave when line is too long (Balk) Leave after sometimes when see that line is too slow (Renege) Move from one line to another (Jockey) Measure of performance • • • •

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There are two kinds of queuing system simulation: 1. Discrete time-oriented simulation 2. Discrete event-oriented simulation The discrete time-oriented simulation refers to the simulation for equal slices of time and the discrete event-oriented simulation examines only major events.

12.4 Discrete-Event System Simulation In this simulation, each event occurs at an instant in time and marks a change of state in the system. The methods for analysis of the simulation models are numerical methods rather than by analytical methods, that is, analyzing a model is opposed to the analytical approach, where the method of analyzing the system is purely theoretical. Analytical methods employ the deductive reasoning of mathematics to “solve” the model. For example, some inventory models employ differential calculus to determine the minimum-cost policy. Numerical methods employ computational procedures to “solve” mathematical models, that is, execution of a computer program that gives information about the system being investigated. In these simulation models which employ numerical methods, models are “run” rather than solved. An artificial history of the system is generated based on the assumptions, and observations are collected to be analyzed and to estimate the true system performance measures. A common exercise is to build discrete-event simulations model for a customer arriving at a bank to be served by a teller. A common exercise in learning how to build discrete-event simulations is to model a queue, such as day-to-day operation of a customer arriving at a bank to be served by a teller. In this example, the system entities are customer-queue and tellers. The system events are customer-arrival and customer-departure. (The event of teller-begins-service can be part of the logic of the arrival and departure events.) The system states, which are changed by these events, are number-of-customers-in-the-queue (an integer from 0 to n) and teller-status (busy or idle). The random variables that need to be characterized to model this system stochastically are customer-inter-arrival-time and tellerservice-time.

12.5 Components of Discrete-Event System Simulation 1. Clock The simulation should keep track of the current simulation time, in whatever units the measurement is being done for the system being modeled. In discrete-event simulations, as opposed to real time simulations, time “hops” between events as they are instantaneous—the clock skips to the next event start time as the simulation proceeds.

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2. Events list The simulation maintains the events list. There are pending simulated events which need to be simulated themselves. The events are modeled as sequences of events giving the starting time and ending time of discrete event. The pending list is removed in a chronological order regardless of the way in which the statistics are entered. In the case of the bank, the event customer arrival at instant of time t would, if the customer queue was empty and teller was idle, include the creation of the subsequent event customer departure to occur at time t + s, where s is a number generated from the service-time distribution. 3. Random-number generators The simulation needs to generate random variables of variety of distributions depending on the system model. This is carried out by one or more pseudorandom number generators. The pseudorandom numbers as opposed to true random numbers benefits the simulation when there is a need to rerun with exactly the same behavior. The event-based random number generates random numbers from a specific distribution parameter and initial seed. It generates a random number in an event-based manner each time an entity arrives for simulation. The seed is reset to the value of the initial seed parameter each time a simulation starts making the random behavior repeatable. 4. Statistics The simulation particularly keeps track of the system’s statistics, which quantify the aspects of interest. For instance, in the case of the bank, it is of interest to track the mean service times. 5. Ending condition Theoretically a discrete-event simulation could keep running forever. So, the simulation designer has to decide when the simulation will end. Typical choices are “at time instant t” or “after processing n number of events” or, more generally, “when statistical measure X reaches the value x.” The main loop of a discrete-event simulation begins with the “Start” command in which it initializes simulation, state variables, clock, and schedule an initial event. The “Do loop” or “While loop” execution is the simulation when the case is FALSE and it includes setting of clock to next event time, executing next event and removing from the events list and finally updating statistics as shown in Figure 12.2. When the “End” command is executed, it will print the results. Example 12.1: Simulate a Cash Withdrawal at an ATM Counter Consider the ATM counter for discrete system simulation. The following components may be taken for this system. 1. System states Q(t)—Number of customers in waiting line S(t)—Server status at time t 2. Entities—The customer and server explicitly modeled 3. Events A—Arrival D—Departure E—Stopping event

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The Pseudo-code for arrival event is written below: % Pseudo code for arrival event Arrival event occur at Clock =t If S(t) ==1 then Q=Q+1; Else S(t) = 1 Generate service time Ts Schedule new departure at t+Ts End Generate Inter-arrival time Ta Schedule next arrival at t+Ta Collect statistics Time advance control routine Return

Similarly departure event Pseudo-code may also be written as follows: % Pseudo code for departure event departure event occur at Clock =t If Q(t) >0 then Q=Q−1; TABLE 12.2 Inter-Arrival Time and Their Service Time of Customers Inter-arrival time Service time

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Generate service time Ts Schedule new departure at t+Ts Else S(t) = 0 End Collect statistics Time advance control routine Return

Let us consider the inter-arrival time of customers and their service time as shown in Table 12.2. For these input data, the discrete system simulation results of ATM machine are shown in Table 12.3.

12.6 Input Data Modeling Input data collection and analysis require major time and resource commitment in discrete-event simulation. In the simulation of a queuing system, typical input data are the distribution of time between arrivals and service time. In real-life applications, determining appropriate distributions for input data is a major task from the standpoint of time and resource requirements. Wrong or faulty input data lead to wrong results and mislead the modeler. The procedure used for input data modeling is as follows: 1. Data collection—Collect the data for real-life system. Unfortunately, sometimes it is not possible to collect sufficient data due to system limitations or many other reasons. In such situations expert knowledge and opinion is used to develop some fuzzy systems to generate useful and good data. 2. Identify the distribution of data—When data are collected or obtained, develop a frequency distribution or histogram of data. 3. Select the most appropriate distribution family and their parameters. 4. Check the goodness of fit.

12.7 Family of Distributions for Input Data The exponential, normal, and Poisson distributions are frequently used. There are literally hundreds of distributions that may be created. Some of them are 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Beta distribution Erlang distribution Weibull distribution Discrete or uniform distribution Triangular distribution Empirical distribution

Never ignore physical characteristics of the system/process while selecting distribution function such as the system or process is bounded or unbounded; discrete or continuous valued, etc. The last step in the process is the testing of the distribution hypothesis. The Kolomogrov– Smirnov (K–S) and chi-square goodness of fit tests can be applied to many distribution assumptions. When a distributional assumption is rejected, another distribution is tried. When all else fails, the empirical distribution may be used in the model.

12.8 Random Number Generation Random numbers are useful for simulating discrete system simulation. Random sequences with a variety of statistical properties can be generated using different techniques. 12.8.1 Uniform Distribution The simplest type of random sequence is a sequence of numbers as interval [a b] where each number in the interval is likely to occur. A sequence of this form is said to be uniformly distributed. The probability density function p(x) for a uniform distribution is shown in Figure 12.4. The area under a section of the probability density function is the probability that a random number will fall in the segment. The most widely used numerical method for generating a sequence of uniform distributed random integer is the linear congruential method based on the formula given in Equation 12.1. uk +1 = (αuk + b)% γ

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In MATLAB® there is a built-in function for uniform random number generation >>rand(1); >>rand(1,50); >>rand(10);

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Then a uniform distribution is used to generate a pair of random numbers x and y using MATLAB function rand(2500,2) and plotted on x–y plane, as shown in Figure 12.5. 12.8.2 Gaussian Distribution of Random Number Generation Although uniform distribution of random number is useful in many applications, there are other instances where it is more appropriate to generate random numbers, which are not restricted to an interval of finite length. Nonuniform distribution of random numbers can be constructed from a uniform distribution over the interval [0, 1]. The most widely used nonuniform distribution of random numbers is the Gaussian distribution, also called the normal distribution. The probability distribution in two dimensional space is shown in Figure 12.6.

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12.9 Chi-Square Test Suppose that Ni is the number of events observed in the ith bin, and that ni is the number expected according to some known distribution. Note that the Nis are integer, while the nis may not be. Then the chi-square test is x2 = ∑ i

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12.10 Kolomogrov–Smirnov Test The K–S test is applicable to unbinned distributions that are functions of single independent variable, that is, to data sets where each data point can be associated with single number. The list of data points can be easily converted to an unbiased estimator SN(x) of cumulative distribution function of probability distribution form which it was drawn: If N events are located at values xi, where i = 1, 2, …, N, then SN(x) is the function giving the fraction of data points to the left of a given value x. This function is the obvious constant between consecutive (i.e., sorted in ascending order) xi ’s, and jumps by the same constant 1/N at each xi. The K–S test is a simple measure of the maximum value of the absolute and difference between two cumulative distribution functions. Thus, for comparing one data set’s SN(x) to a known cumulative distribution function P(x), the K–S statistic is D = max SN ( x) − P( x) −∞< c eps*b x = (a+b)/2; fx = x^3-2*x−5; if sign(fx) = = sign(fa) a = x; fa = fx; else b = x; fb = fx; end end x

The result is a root of the polynomial x3 − 2x − 5, namely x = 2.09455148154233

The cautions involving matrix comparisons that are discussed in the section on the if statement also apply to the while statement. A.21.2.3 Continue The continue statement passes control to the next iteration of the ‘for’ or ‘while’ loop in which it appears, skipping any remaining statements in the body of the loop. In nested loops, continue passes control to the next iteration of the for or while loop enclosing it. The example below shows a continue loop that counts the lines of code in the file, magic.m, skipping all blank lines and comments. A continue statement is used to advance to the next line in magic.m without incrementing the count whenever a blank line or comment line is encountered. fid = fopen(‘magic.m’,‘r’); count = 0; while ~feof(fid) line = fgetl(fid); if isempty(line) | strncmp(line,‘%’,1) continue end count = count + 1; end disp(sprintf(‘%d lines’,count) );

A.21.2.4 Break The break statement is used to exit early from a for or while loop. In nested loops, break exits from the innermost loop only. Here is an improvement on the example from the previous section. Why is this use of break a good idea?

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a = 0; fa = -Inf; b = 3; fb = Inf; while b-a > eps*b x = (a+b)/2; fx = x^3–2*x−5; if fx = = 0 break elseif sign(fx) = = sign(fa) a = x; fa = fx; else b = x; fb = fx; end end x

A.22 Other Data Structures This section introduces you to some other data structures in MATLAB including • • • •

Multidimensional arrays Cell arrays Characters and text Structures

A.22.1 Multidimensional Arrays Multidimensional arrays in MATLAB are arrays with more than two subscripts. They can be created by calling zeros, ones, rand, or randn with more than two arguments. For example, R = randn(3,4,5);

creates a 3-by-4-by-5 array with a total of 3 × 4 × 5 = 60 normally distributed random elements. A 3-D array might represent 3-D physical data, say the temperature in a room, sampled on a rectangular grid. Or, it might represent a sequence of matrices, A(k), or samples of a time-dependent matrix, A(t). In these latter cases, the (i, j)th element of the kth matrix, or the tkth matrix, is denoted by A(i,j,k). MATLAB’s and Dürer’s versions of the magic square of order 4 differ by an interchange of two columns. Many different magic squares can be generated by interchanging columns. The statement p = perms(1:4);

generates the 4! = 24 permutations of 1:4. The kth permutation is the row vector, p(k,:). Then A = magic(4);

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M = zeros(4,4,24); for k = 1:24 M(:,:,k) = A(:,p(k,:) ); end

stores the sequence of 24 magic squares in a 3-D array, M. The size of M is size(M) ans = 4 4 24

It turns out that the third matrix in the sequence is Dürer’s. M(:,:,3) ans = 16 3 2 13 5 10 11 8 9 6 7 12 4 15 14 1

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A.22.2 Cell Arrays Cell arrays in MATLAB are multidimensional arrays whose elements are copies of other arrays. A cell array of empty matrices can be created with the cell function. But, more often, cell arrays are created by enclosing a miscellaneous collection of things in curly braces, {}. The curly braces are also used with subscripts to access the contents of various cells. For example, C = {A sum(A) prod(prod(A) )}

produces a 1-by-3 cell array. The three cells contain the magic square, the row vector of column sums, and the product of all its elements. When C is displayed, you see C = [4×4 double] [1×4 double] [20922789888000]

This is because the first two cells are too large to print in this limited space, but the third cell contains only a single number, 16!, so there is room to print it. Here are two important points to remember. First, to retrieve the contents of one of the cells, use subscripts in curly braces. For example, C{1} retrieves the magic square and C{3} is 16!. Second, cell arrays contain copies of other arrays, not pointers to those arrays. If you subsequently change A, nothing happens to C. 3-D arrays can be used to store a sequence of matrices of the same size. Cell arrays can be used to store a sequence of matrices of different sizes. For example, M = cell(8,1); for n = 1:8 M{n} = magic(n); end M produces a sequence of magic squares of different order. M = [ 1] [ 2×2 double] [ 3×3 double] [ 4×4 double] [ 5×5 double] [ 6×6 double] [ 7×7 double] [ 8×8 double]

A.22.3 Characters and Text Enter text into MATLAB using single quotes. For example, s = ‘Hello’

The result is not the same kind of numeric matrix or array we have been dealing with up to now. It is a 1-by-5 character array. Internally, the characters are stored as numbers, but not in floating-point format. The statement

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converts the character array to a numeric matrix containing floating-point representations of the ASCII codes for each character. The result is a = 72 101 108 108 111

The statement s = char(a)

reverses the conversion. Converting numbers to characters makes it possible to investigate the various fonts available on computer. The printable characters in the basic ASCII character set are represented by the integers 32:127. (The integers less than 32 represent nonprintable control characters.) These integers are arranged in an appropriate 6-by-16 array with F = reshape(32:127,16,6)′;

The printable characters in the extended ASCII character set are represented by F+128. When these integers are interpreted as characters, the result depends on the font currently being used. Type the statements char(F) char(F+128)

and then vary the font being used for the MATLAB Command Window. Select Preferences from the File menu. Here is one example of the kind of output you might obtain. Concatenation with square brackets joins text variables together into larger strings. The statement h = [s, ‘ world’] joins the strings horizontally and produces h = Hello world The statement v = [s; ‘world’]

joins the strings vertically and produces v = Hello world

Note that a blank has to be inserted before the “w” in h and that both words in “v” need to have the same length. The resulting arrays are both character arrays: h is 1-by-11 and v is 2-by-5. To manipulate a body of text containing lines of different lengths, you have two choices— a padded character array or a cell array of strings. The char function accepts any number of lines, adds blanks to each line to make them all the same length, and forms a character array with each line in a separate row. For example,

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S = char(‘A’,‘rolling’,‘stone’,‘gathers’,‘momentum.’)

produces a 5-by-9 character array. S = A rolling stone gathers momentum.

There are enough blanks in each of the first four rows of S to make all the rows the same length. Alternatively, you can store the text in a cell array. For example, C = {‘A’;‘rolling’;‘stone’;‘gathers’;‘momentum.’}

is a 5-by-1 cell array. C = ‘A’ ‘rolling’ ‘stone’ ‘gathers’ ‘momentum.’

You can convert a padded character array to a cell array of strings with C = cellstr(S)

and reverse the process with S = char(C)

Structures Structures are multidimensional MATLAB arrays with elements accessed by textual field designators. For example, S.name = ‘Ed Plum’; S.score = 83; S.grade = ‘B+’

creates a scalar structure with three fields. S = name: ‘Ed Plum’ score: 83 grade: ‘B+’

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S(2).name = ‘Toni Miller’; S(2).score = 91; S(2).grade = ‘A-’;

or an entire element can be added with a single statement. S(3) = struct(‘name’,‘Jerry Garcia’,… ‘score’,70,‘grade’,‘C’)

Now the structure is large enough that only a summary is printed. S = 1×3 struct array with fields: name score grade

There are several ways to reassemble the various fields into other MATLAB arrays. They are all based on the notation of a comma separated list. If you type S.score

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This is a comma separated list. Without any other punctuation, it is not very useful. It assigns the three scores, one at a time, to the default variable ans and dutifully prints out the result of each assignment. But when you enclose the expression in square brackets, [S.score]

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creates a 1-by-3 cell array containing the three names. ans = ‘Ed Plum’ ‘Toni Miller’ ‘Jerry Garcia’ And char(S.name)

calls the char function with three arguments to create a character array from the name fields ans = Ed Plum Toni Miller Jerry Garcia

A.23 Scripts and Functions MATLAB is a powerful programming language as well as an interactive computational environment. Files that contain code in the MATLAB language are called M-files. You can create M-files using a text editor, then use them as you would any other MATLAB function or command. There are two kinds of M-files: • Scripts, which do not accept input arguments or return output arguments. They operate on data in the workspace. • Functions, which can accept input arguments and return output arguments. Internal variables are local to the function. If you are a new MATLAB programmer, just create the M-files that you want to try out in the current directory. As you develop more of your own M-files, you will want to organize them into other directories and personal toolboxes that you can add to MATLAB’s search path. If you duplicate function names, MATLAB executes the one that occurs first in the search path. To view the contents of an M-file, for example, myfunction.m, use type myfunction. A.23.1 Scripts When you invoke a script, MATLAB simply executes the commands found in the file. Scripts can operate on existing data in the workspace, or they can create new data on which to operate. Although Scripts do not return output arguments, any variables that they create remain in the workspace, to be used in subsequent computations. In addition, Scripts can produce graphical output using functions like plot. For example, create a file called magicrank.m that contains these MATLAB commands. % Investigate the rank of magic squares r = zeros(1,32); for n = 3:32 r(n) = rank(magic(n) ); end r bar(r) Typing the statement magicrank

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This file causes MATLAB to execute the commands, compute the rank of the first 30 magic squares, and plot a bar graph of the result. After execution of the file is complete, the variables n and r remain in the workspace. A.23.2 Functions Functions are M-files that can accept input arguments and return output arguments. The name of the M-file and of the function should be the same. Functions operate on variables within their own workspace, separate from the workspace you access at the MATLAB command prompt. A good example is provided by rank. The M-file rank.m is available in the directory toolbox/matlab/matfun. The file rank is: function r = rank(A,tol) s = svd(A); if nargin= =1 tol = max(size(A)¢) * max(s) * eps; end r = sum(s > tol);

The first line of a function M-file starts with the keyword function. It gives the function name and order of arguments. In this case, there are up to two input arguments and one output argument. The next several lines, up to the first blank or executable line, are comment lines that provide the help text. These lines are printed when you type help rank. The first line of the help text is the H1 line, which MATLAB displays when you use the lookfor command or request help on a directory. The rest of the file is the executable MATLAB code defining the function. The variable s introduced in the body of the function, as well as the variables on the first line, r, A, and tol, are all local to the function; they are separate from any variables in the MATLAB workspace. This example illustrates one aspect of MATLAB functions that is not ordinarily found in other programming languages—a variable number of arguments. The rank function can be used in several different ways. rank(A) r = rank(A) r = rank(A,1.e-6)

Many M-fi les work this way. If no output argument is supplied, the result is stored in ans. If the second input argument is not supplied, the function computes a default value. Within the body of the function, two quantities named nargin and nargout are available which tell you the number of input and output arguments involved in each particular use of the function. The rank function uses nargin, but does not need to use nargout. A.23.2.1 Global Variables If you want more than one function to share a single copy of a variable, simply declare the variable as global in all the functions. Do the same thing at the command line if you want the base workspace to access the variable. The global declaration must occur before the variable is actually used in a function. Although it is not required, using capital letters

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for the names of global variables helps distinguish them from other variables. For example, create an M-file called falling.m. function h = falling(t) global GRAVITY h = 1/2*GRAVITY*t.^2; Then interactively enter the statements global GRAVITY GRAVITY = 32; y = falling( (0:.1:5)′);

The two global statements make the value assigned to GRAVITY at the command prompt available inside the function. You can then modify GRAVITY interactively and obtain new solutions without editing any files. A.23.2.2 Passing String Arguments to Functions You can write MATLAB functions that accept string arguments without the parentheses and quotes. That is, MATLAB interprets foo a b c as foo(‘a’,‘b’,‘c’)

However, when using the unquoted form, MATLAB cannot return output arguments. For example, legend apples oranges creates a legend on a plot using the strings apples and oranges as labels. If you want the legend command to return its output arguments, then you must use the quoted form. [legh,objh] = legend(‘apples’,‘oranges’);

In addition, you cannot use the unquoted form if any of the arguments are not strings. A.23.2.3 Constructing String Arguments in Code The quoted form enables you to construct string arguments within the code. The following example processes multiple data files, August1.dat, August2.dat, and so on. It uses the function int2str, which converts an integer to a character, to build the filename. for d = 1:31 s = [‘August’ int2str(d) ‘.dat’]; load(s) % Code to process the contents of the d-th file end

A.23.2.4 A Cautionary Note While the unquoted syntax is convenient, it can be used incorrectly without causing MATLAB to generate an error. For example, given a matrix A A = 0 −6 −1 6 2 −16 −5 20 −10

The eig command returns the eigenvalues of A.

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eig(A) ans = −3.0710 −2.4645+17.6008i −2.4645−17.6008i

The following statement is not allowed because A is not a string; however, MATLAB does not generate an error. eig A ans = 65

MATLAB actually takes the eigenvalues of ASCII numeric equivalent of the letter A (which is the number 65). A.23.2.5 The Eval Function The eval function works with text variables to implement a powerful text macro facility. The expression or statement eval(s) uses the MATLAB interpreter to evaluate the expression or to execute the statement contained in the text string s. The example of the previous section could also be done with the following code, although this would be somewhat less efficient because it involves the full interpreter, not just a function call. for d = 1:31 s = [‘load August’ int2str(d) ‘.dat’]; eval(s) % Process the contents of the d-th file End

A.23.2.6 Vectorization To obtain the most speed out of MATLAB, it is important to vectorize the algorithms in M-files. Where other programming languages might use for or DO loops, MATLAB can use vector or matrix operations. A simple example involves creating a table of logarithms. x = .01; for k = 1:1001 y(k) = log10(x); x = x + .01; end

A vectorized version of the same code is x = .01:.01:10; y = log10(x);

For more complicated code, vectorization options are not always so obvious. When speed is important, however, you should always look for ways to vectorize your algorithms.

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A.23.2.7 Preallocation If vectorization is not possible for a piece of code, then for loops can be made faster by preallocating any vectors or arrays in which output results are stored. For example, this code uses the function zeros to preallocate the vector created in the for loop. This makes the for loop execute significantly faster. r = zeros(32,1); for n = 1:32 r(n) = rank(magic(n) ); end

Without the preallocation in the previous example, the MATLAB interpreter enlarges the r vector by one element each time through the loop. Vector preallocation eliminates this step and results in faster execution. A.23.2.8 Function Handles You can create a handle to any MATLAB function and then use that handle as a means of referencing the function. A function handle is typically passed in an argument list to other functions, which can then execute, or evaluate, the function using the handle. Construct a function handle in MATLAB using the at sign, @, before the function name. The following example creates a function handle for the sin function and assigns it to the variable fhandle. fhandle = @sin;

Evaluate a function handle using the MATLAB feval function. The function plot_fhandle, shown below, receives a function handle and data, and then performs an evaluation of the function handle on that data using feval. function x = plot_fhandle(fhandle, data) plot(data, feval(fhandle, data) )

When you call plot_fhandle with a handle to the sin function and the argument shown below, the resulting evaluation produces a sine wave plot. plot_fhandle(@sin, -pi:0.01:pi)

A.23.2.9 Function Functions A class of functions, called “function functions,” works with nonlinear functions of a scalar variable. That is, one function works on another function. The function functions include • • • •

Zero finding Optimization Quadrature Ordinary differential equations

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MATLAB represents the nonlinear function by a function M-file. For example, here is a simplified version of the function humps from the MATLAB/demos directory. function y = humps(x) y = 1./( (x-.3).^2 + .01) + 1./( (x-.9).^2 + .04) − 6;

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The graph shows that the function has a local minimum near x = 0.6. The function fminsearch fi nds the minimizer, the value of x where the function takes on this minimum. The first argument to fminsearch is a function handle to the function being minimized and the second argument is a rough guess at the location of the minimum. p = fminsearch(@humps,.5) p = 0.6370

To evaluate the function at the minimizer humps(p) ans = 11.2528

Numerical analysts use the terms quadrature and integration to distinguish between numerical approximation of definite integrals and numerical integration of ordinary differential equations. MATLAB’s quadrature routines are quad and quadl. The statement Q = quadl(@humps,0,1)

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B.1 Introduction Simulink® is a software package used for modeling, analyzing, and simulating a wide variety of dynamic systems. Simulink provides a graphical interface for constructing the models. It has a library of standard components, which makes block diagram representation easier and quicker. Simulink is a ready-access learning tool for simulating operational problems found in the real world because simulation algorithms and parameters can be changed in the middle of simulation with intuitive results. It is particularly useful for studying the effect of nonlinearities on the behavior of the system.

B.2 Features of Simulink 1. A comprehensive library for creating linear, nonlinear, discrete, or multi-input/ output systems. 2. Mask facility for creating custom blocks. 3. Unlimited hierarchical model structure. 4. Scalar and vector connections. 5. Interactive simulations with live display. 6. One can easily perform what-if analyses by changing model parameters. 7. Simulink block library can be extended with special purpose block sets. 8. Custom blocks and block libraries can be created by using your own icons and user interfaces from MATLAB®, FORTRAN, or C code.

B.3 Simulation Parameters and Solvers First select the simulation parameters from the simulation dialog box, as shown in Figure B1.

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FIGURE B1 Simulink editor.

Simulink parameter dialog box is displayed, which uses four pages to manage simulation parameters as shown in Figure B2.

FIGURE B2 Simulink parameter selection window.

1. Solver page: The solver page allows to • Set the start and stop times. • Choose the solver and specify solver parameters—one can select between variable step and fixed step solvers. • Output options—It helps in controlling the simulation output. These are refine output, produce additional output, and produce specified output only.

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2. Workspace input/output page: It allows • Loading input from the workspace • Saving the output to the workspace 3. Diagnostics page: It allows to select the level of warning messages displayed during a simulation. 4. Advanced page: It is used for advanced settings such as optimization and model verification blocks control.

B.4 Construction of Block Diagram On clicking the Simulink icon, the Simulink block library containing seven icons and five pull down and five pull down menus head appears. The model of the system, the input of the system, and the output of the system must be specified. For better understanding, consider the following examples. Example 1 Model the equation that converts Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit. Obtain a display of Fahrenheit– Celsius temperature graph over a range of 0°C–100°C. Tf = 9/5 * Tc + 32 The blocks needed to build the model as shown in Figure B3 are • • • • •

Ramp block to input the temperature signal A constant block for 32 A gain block to multiply the input signal by 9/5 A sum block to add the quantities A scope block to display the output. The construction of Simulink model is shown in Figures B4 and B5

When click Simulink icon or write Simulink on command prompt in MATLAB Simulink browser opens as shown in Figures B6 and B7. The example of continous system simulation model and its response is shown in Figures B8 and B9 respectively. Simulink: Model analysis and construction functions.

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Simulation sim—Simulate a Simulink model. sldebug—Debug a Simulink model. simset—Define options to SIM options structure. simget—Get SIM options structure. Linearization and trimming linmod—Extract linear model from continuous-time system. linmod2—Extract linear model, advanced method. dlinmod—Extract linear model from discrete-time system. trim—Find steady state operating point.

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FIGURE B6 Simulink library browser.

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delete_param—Delete a user-defined parameter from a model. bdclose—Close a Simulink window. bdroot—Root level model name. gcb—Get the name of the current block. gcbh—Get the handle of the current block. gcs—Get the name of the current system. getfullname—Get the full path name of a block. slupdate—Update older 1.x models to 3.x. addterms—Add terminators to unconnected ports. boolean—Convert numeric array to boolean. slhelp—Simulink user’s guide or block help. Masking hasmask—Check for mask. Hasmaskdlg—Check for mask dialog. hasmaskicon—Check for mask icon. iconedit—Design block icons using ginput function. maskpopups—Return and change masked block’s popup menu items. movemask—Restructure masked built-in blocks as masked subsystems. Library libinfo—Get library information for a system. Diagnostics sllastdiagnostic—Last diagnostic array. sllasterror—Last error array. sllastwarning—Last warning array. sldiagnostics—Get block count and compile stats for a model. Hardcopy and printing frameedit—Edit print frames for annotated model printouts. print—Print graph or Simulink system; or save graph to M-file. printopt—Printer defaults. orient—Set paper orientation.

B.5 Review Questions 1. Describe the main features of the MATLAB simulation method. 2. Discuss the basics of the MATLAB simulation method with reference to any six of the following main features: a. Entering simple matrix b. Statements and variables c. WHO and permanent variables d. Numbers and arithmetic expressions e. Complex numbers and matrices

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f. Output format g. The help facility h. Quitting and saving the workspace i. Matrix operations and functions j. Relational and logical operations k. Control flow construct l. M-file and functions m. Other features–graphics, running external programs 3. Explain the following command lines written in MATLAB: a. A = [1 4 7 ; 2 5 8; 3 6 9] b. A = [1 2 ; 3 4] + i*[5 7; 6 8] c. format long x = [2/3 1.3215e-6] d. save temp x y z e. load f. x = [1 2]; y = [4 5];z = x./y g. [v,d] = daig(A) h. A(1:5,:) i. n = 1 while prod(1:n) < 1.0e20, n = n+1; end j. x.j. if y = [0 0.4 0.8 1.5 2.0 0.7 0.1] plot(y)

` 4. Write the name of any five toolboxes available in MATLAB. 5. If x = [1 4 7 4; 3 9 6 5; 2 5 8 7; 2 9 5 6], then what will be the output of following commands: A = x(:, 2:3) B = x(1,:) + x(3,: )

6. Write the syntax in MATLAB for finding the following mathematical expression: F = 4 x 2 + 2 y 2 + 2 sin x 2 + y 3 7. Find the output for the following MATLAB program: X = [1 2 3]; Y = [2; 1; 5]; Z = [2 1 0]; A = X + Z C = X .* Z D=X./Y’ E=X’.Y

8. Write the syntax for the following operations: a. Single command for eigen value and eigen vector b. Convolution for two polynomial a and b c. Clear all variables and functions from workspace d. Clear command window, command history is lost e. Command for displaying text on command window

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f. Generate random matrix of size 3 × 4 g. Generate identity matrix of order 4 × 4 h. For finding the exponential of x2 9. What will be the answer of 4\3 in MATLAB when format short? How is it different from 4/3? 10. What will be the output on the screen for the following MATLAB program: for I=1:3 for J=1:3 A(I,J)=(Iˆ2+J); end end A1=A*eye(3)

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C.1 Modeling and Simulation Adaptive control: A control methodology in which control parameters are continuously and automatically adjusted in response to be measured/estimated process variables to achieve near-optimum system performance. Adaptive model: A model whose parameters or properties are adjusted online (continuously during execution) to satisfy an objective. Admittance: The reciprocal of the impedance of an electric circuit. Analog-to-digital converter (ADC): A device that converts analog input voltage signals into digital form. Attribute: Attributes are used to describe the properties of the system’s entities. Bit error rate (BER): The probability of a single transmitted bit being incorrectly determined upon reception. Bounded-input bounded-output (BIBO): A signal that has a certain value at a certain instant in time, and this value does not equal infinity at any given instant of time. A bounded output is the signal resulting from applying the bounded-input signal to a stable system. CASE: Computer-aided software engineering. A general term for tools that automate various phases of the software engineering life cycle. Chaos theory: Where the response and development of systems are studied under changes of their initial conditions. Chaos: Erratic and unpredictable dynamic behavior of a deterministic system that never repeats itself. Necessary conditions for a system to exhibit such behavior are that it be nonlinear and have at least three independent dynamic variables. Chaotic behavior: A highly nonlinear state in which the observed behavior is very dependent on the precise conditions that initiated the behavior. The behavior can be repeated (i.e., it is not random), but a seemly insignificant change, such as voltage, current, noise, temperature, and rise times will result in dramatically different results, leading to unpredictability. The behavior may be chaotic under all conditions, or it may be well behaved (linear to moderately nonlinear) until some parametric threshold is exceeded, at which time the chaotic behavior is observed. In a mildly chaotic system, noticeable deviations resulting from small changes in the initial conditions may not appear for several cycles or for relatively long periods. In a highly chaotic system, the deviations are immediately apparent. Characteristics equation: The relation formed by equating to zero the denominator of a transfer function. Closed-loop system: Any system having two separate paths inside it. The first path conducts the signal flow from the input of that system to the output of that same system (forward path). The second path conducts the signal flow from the output to the input of the system (feedback path), thus establishing a feedback loop for the system. Common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR): A measure of quality of an amplifier with differential inputs and defined as the ratio between the common-mode gain and the differential gain. 671

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Complexity: The intricate pattern of interwoven parts and knowledge required. Computer prototype: To refine idea or decision on the computer before implementing it in the real world. In the early 1990s, Boeing used computer simulations to rapidprototype its 777 aircraft without building a physical prototype in order to save time and money. The consequence was that the new product will be built faster, better, and cheaper than the previously developed one. Computer simulation: A set of computer programs that allows one to model the important aspects of the behavior of the specific system under study. Simulation can aid the design process by, for example, following one to determine appropriate system design parameters or aid the analysis process by, for example, allowing one to estimate the end-to-end performance of the system under study. Computer simulation: A set of computer programs that allows one to model the important aspects of the behavior of the specific system under study. Simulation can aid the design process by, for example, allowing one to determine appropriate system design parameters or aid the analysis process by, for example, allowing one to estimate the end-to-end performance of the system under study. Controllability: A property that in the linear system case depends upon the A, B matrix pair which ensures the existence of some control input that will drive any arbitrary initial state to zero in finite time. Co-tree: The complement of a tree in a network. Cut set: A minimal subsystem, the removal of which cuts the original system into two connected subsystems. Damped oscillation: It is an oscillation in which the amplitude decreases with time. Damping: A characteristic built into systems that prevents rapid or excessive corrections that may lead to instability or oscillatory conditions. Damping coefficient: For a simple mechanical viscous damper (dashpot), the force F may be related to the velocity v by F = –cv, where c is the viscous damping coefficient, given in units of newton-seconds per meter. Data: Any information, represented in binary that a computer receives, processes, or outputs. Data model: An integrated set of tools to describe the data and its structure, data relationships, and data constraints. Database computer: A special hardware and software configuration aimed primarily at handling large databases and answering complex queries. Database management system (DBMS): A software system that allows for the definition, construction, and manipulation of a database. Database: A shared pool of interrelated data. Decomposition: An operation performed on a complex system whose purpose is to separate its constituent parts or subsystems in order to simplify the analysis or design procedures. Decomposition is performed to make their model traceable, for example, by dividing them into smaller parts. Decomposition: An operation performed on a complex system whose purpose is to separate its constituent parts or subsystems in order to simplify the analysis or design procedures. For optimization algorithms, decomposition is reached by resolving the objective function or constraints into smaller parts, for example, by partitioning the matrix of constrains in linear programs followed by the solution of a number of low dimensional linear programs and coordination by Lagrange multipliers. Delay: The time required for an information, signal, or object to propagate along a defined path. Detectability: A linear system is said to be detectable if its unstable part is observable.

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Digital computer: A collection of digital devices including an arithmetic logic unit (ALU), read-only memory (ROM), random-access memory (RAM), and control and interface hardware. Direct memory access (DMA): The process of sending data from an external device into the computer memory with no involvement of the computer’s central processing unit. Discrete time approximation: An approximation used to obtain the time response of a system based on division of time into small increments. Distributed database: A collection of multiple, logically interrelated databases distributed over a computer network. Disturbance signal: An unwanted input signal that affects the system’s output signal. Dominant poles (roots): The poles of a system (roots of the characteristics equation) that cause the dominant transient response of the system. Eigenvalue: The multiplicative scalar associated with an eigen function or an eigenvector. It is the root of the characteristic equation |λiI − A| = 0. Eigenvector: For a linear system A, any vector x whose direction is unchanged when operated upon by A. Entity: An entity is an object of interest in the system, whereby the selection of the object of interests depends on the purpose and level of abstraction of the study. Error: The occurrence of an incorrect value in some unit of information within a system. Essential model: A software engineering model which describes the behavior of a proposed software system independent of implementation aspects. Event: An event is an instantaneous incidence that might result in a state change. Events can be endogenous (generated by the system itself) or exogenous (induced by the system’s environment). Expert systems: A computer program that emulates a human expert in a well-bounded domain of knowledge. Failure rate: The failure rate, λ, is the (predicted or measured) number of failures per unit time for a specified part or system operating in a given environment. It is usually assumed to be constant during the working life of a component or system. Failure: A deviation in the expected performance of a system. Fault avoidance: A technique that attempts to prevent the occurrence of faults. Fault tolerance: The ability to continue the correct performance of functions in the presence of faults. Fault: A physical defect, imperfection, or flaw that occurs in hardware or software. Feedback control: The regulation of a response variable of a system in a desired manner using measurements of that variable in the generation of the strategy of manipulation of the controlling variables. Gaussian noise: A noise process that has a Gaussian distribution for the measured value at any time instant. Hedges: Linguistic terms that intensify, dilute, concentrate, or complement a fuzzy set. Homogeneous solution: A system of linear constant-coefficient differential equations has a complete solution that consists of the sum of a particular solution and a homogeneous solution. The homogeneous solution satisfies the original differential equation with the input set to zero. Analogous definitions exist for difference equations. Implementation model: A software engineering model which describes the technical aspects of a proposed system within a particular implementation environment. Impulse response: The response of a system when the input is an impulse function.

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Information model: A software engineering model which describes an application domain as a collection of objects and relationships between those objects. Maintainability, M(t): The probability that an inoperable system will be restored to an operational state within the time t. Mapping: A transformation, particularly between abstract spaces. Mathematical model: Description of the behavior of a system using mathematical equations. Mean time to failure: This figure is used to give an expected working lifetime for a given part, in a given environment. If the failure rate λ. is constant, then MTTF = λ1 . Mean time to repair: The MTTR figure gives a prediction for the amount of time taken to repair a given part or system. Module structure chart: A component of the implementation model; it describes the architecture of a single computer program. Negative feedback: The output signal is fed back so that it is subtracted from the input signal. Nonlinear model: A model that includes nonlinear differential equations. Nonlinear response: The characteristic of certain physical systems that some output property changes in a manner more complex than linear in response to some applied input. Nonlinear Schrödinger equation: The fundamental equation describing the propagation of short optical pulses through a nonlinear medium, so called because of a formal resemblance to the Schrödinger equation of quantum mechanics. Nonlinear system: A system that does not obey the principle of superposition and homogeneity. Normal tree: A tree that contains all the independent across sources, the maximum number of storage type, the minimum number of delay type, and none of the independent through sources. Object collaboration model: A component of the essential model; it describes how objects exchange messages in order to perform the work specified for a proposed system. Object: An “entity” or “thing” within the application domain of a proposed software system. Objective function: When optimizing a structure toward a certain result, that is, during optimization routines, the objective function is a measure of the performance which should be maximized or minimized (to be extremized). Observability: The property of a system that ensures the ability to determine the initial state vector by observing system outputs for a fi nite time interval. For linear systems, an algebraic criterion that involves system and output matrices can be used to test this property. A linear system is said to be observable if its state vector can be reconstructed from fi nite-length observations of its input and output. Observer (or estimator): A linear system whose state output approximates the state vector of a different system, rejecting noise and disturbances in the process. Off-line testing: Testing process carried out while the tested circuit is not in use. Online testing: Concurrent testing to detect errors while circuit is in operation. Open circuit impedance: The impedance into an N-port device when the remaining ports are terminated in open circuits.

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Open loop system: A system in which the output does not have any influence on the input given to that system. Parameter estimation: The procedure of estimation of model parameters based on the model’s response to certain test inputs. Performability, P(L, t): The probability that a system is performing at or above some level of performance, L, at the instant of time t. Physical prototype: They could be mock-ups of future products carved out of foam to give designers and users an idea of how the finished product might function and an intuition for how it might feel. Positive feedback: The output signal is fed back so that it adds to the input signal. Positive-(semi)defi nite: A positive-(semi)definite matrix is a symmetric matrix A such that for any nonzero vector x, the quadratic form xTAx is positive (nonnegative). Reliability, R(t): The conditional probability that a system has functioned correctly throughout an interval of time, [t0, t], given that the system was performing correctly at time t0. Reliability: Reliability r(t) is the probability that a component or system will function without failure over a specified time period under stated conditions. Resources: A resource is an entity that provides service to dynamic entities. Risk: Uncertainty embodied in the system produce unintended consequences. Robust control: Control of a dynamical system so that the desired performance is maintained despite the presence of uncertainties and modeling inaccuracies. Robustness of model: A mathematical model is said to be robust if small changes in the parameter lead to small changes in the behavior of model. The decision is made by using sensitivity analysis for the models. Root-mean-squared (RMS) error: The square root of the mean squared error. Safety, S(t): The probability that a system will either perform its functions correctly or will discontinue its functions in a well-defined, safe manner. Sensitivity: A property of a system indicating the combined effect of component tolerances on overall system behavior, the effect of parameter variations on signal perturbations, and the effect of model uncertainties on system performance and stability. For example, in radio technology, sensitivity is the minimum input signal required by the receiver to produce a discernible output. The sensitivity of a control system could be measured by a variety of sensitivity functions in time, frequency, or performance domains. A sensitivity analysis of the system may be used in the synthesis stage to minimize the sensitivity and thus aim for insensitive or robust design. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR): The ratio between the signal power and the noise power at a point in the signal traveling path. Simulation: It is imitation of operation of a real-world process or system over time. This is done by iterative process of developing model and conducting experiments on it. Singular value: Singular values are nonnegative real numbers that measure the magnification effect of an operator in the different basis directions of the operator’s space. Stabilizable: A system is stabilizable if all its unstable modes are controllable. State equation: The equation that describes the relationship between the derivation of the state variables as a function of the state variables, inputs, and parameter are called state equation. State transition matrix: Matrix operation which determines the transition of any initial state x(0) at t = 0 to a state x(t) at time t is known as state transition matrix.

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State variables: A set of variables that completely summarize the system’s status in the following sense. If all states xi are known at time t0, then the values of all states and outputs can be determined uniquely for any time t1 > t0, provided the inputs are known from t0 onward. State variables are components in the state vector. State space is a vector space containing the state vectors. State: The state of the system is a set of variables that is capable of characterizing the system at any time. Steady state error: The difference between the desired reference signal and the actual signal in steady state, that is, when time approaches infinity. Steady state response: That part of the response which remains as time approaches infinity. String theory: Where the physicists are trying to develop a “theory of everything.” Synthesis: The process by which new physical configurations are created. The combining of separate elements or devices to form a coherent whole. Systems engineering: An approach to the overall life cycle evolution of a product or system. Generally, the systems engineering process comprises a number of phases. There are three essential phases in any systems engineering life cycle: formulation of requirements and specifications, design and development of the system or product, and deployment of the system. Each of these three basic phases may be further expanded into a larger number. For example, deployment generally comprises operational test and evaluation, maintenance over an extended operational life of the system, and modification and retrofit (or replacement) to meet new and evolving user needs. Time domain: The mathematical domain that incorporates the time response and the description of a system in terms of time. Time varying systems: A system for which one or more parameters may vary with time. Transfer function: The ratio of system output to system input in frequency domain (s-domain). Transient response: That part of the response which vanishes as time approaches infinity. Transient response: The response of a system as a function of time. Transition matrix F(t): The matrix exponential function that describes the unforced response of the system. Validation: It is a process in which model behavior is compared with the actual system and error is reduced to an acceptable level. It is also called calibration. This tells us whether the model is faithful or not? Verification: Verification is concerned with “Is the model implemented correctly?” Zero-input response: That part of the response due to the initial condition only. Zero-state response: That part of the response due to the input only.

C.2 Artificial Neural Network Activation/threshold function: It is a function which controls the neuron output. Adaptive: A system that can be modified during operation to meet specified criteria. Artificial neural network: A set of nodes called neurons and a set of connections between the neurons that form a network is called aritifical neural network.

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Artificial neuron: An elementary analog of a biological neuron with weighted inputs, an internal threshold, and a single output. When the activation of the neuron equals or exceeds the threshold, the output takes the value C1, which is an analog of the firing of a biological neuron. When the activation is less than the threshold, the output takes on the value 0 (in the binary case) or −1 (in the bipolar case) representing the quiescent state of a biological neuron. It mimics the behavior of biological neuron with the help of an electronic circuit. Axon: Output channel. Back propagation: ANN models where error at output layer is propagated back to modify the weights. Bias: It is the connection strength for a fixed input. Biological neuron: The tiny processing cell in the human brain. Cell body: Accumulator (with threshold function). Dendrites: Input receptors in neuron. Epoch/iteration: A cycle of processing in a neural network, which contains forward calculation for determining neural output as well as backward calculation to update the weights. Global minima: There is no other value of x in the domain of the function f, where the value of the function is smallest. Gradient descent system: A system that attempts to reach its stable state by moving consistently down the steepest portion of its energy surface. Hamming distance: The number of digit positions in which the corresponding digits of two binary words of the same length differ. The minimum distance of a code is the smallest Hamming distance between any pair of code words. For example, if the sequences are 1010110 and 1001010, then the Hamming distance is 3. Hidden layer: A layer of neurons in a multilayer perceptron network that is intermediate between the output layer and the input layer. Hidden layer: An array of neurons positioned between the input and output layers. Input layer: An array of neurons to which an external input or signal is presented. It is intended to perform intellectual operations in a manner not unlike that of the neurons in the human brain. In particular, artificial neural networks have been designed and used for performing pattern recognition operations. Local minima: During learning of ANN the network could not reach to its absolute minima, which is called local minima. Noise: A distortion of an input. Output layer: An array of neurons to which output from the network is taken. Perceptron: A single-layer neural network that that can solve only the linearly separable problems. Simulated annealing: The process of introducing and then reducing the amount of random noise introduced into the weights and inputs of a neural network. The process is analogous to methods used in solidification, where the system starts with a high temperature to avoid local energy minima, and then gradually the temperature is lowered according to a particular algorithm. Supervised learning: A learning process where the output for the given input is known and used for modifying the weights. In this learning, examples are used. Training: The process of changing weights or rather refining weights is called learning/ training. Unsupervised learning: Learning in the absence of external information on outputs.

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Weight: It is connection strength between different neurons situated at different layers. Working memory: A component or a place of computer system where the intermediate results of intelligent system are temporarily stored.

C.3 Fuzzy Systems Adaptive fuzzy system: A fuzzy system that does not require rules from a human expert; it generates and tunes its own rules. A neuro-fuzzy system or fuzzy neural system are adaptive fuzzy systems. Antecedent: The clause that implies the other clause in a conditional statement, that is, the if part in the if-then rule. Approximate reasoning: An inference procedure used to derive conclusions from a set of fuzzy if-then rules and some conditions (facts). The most used approximate reasoning methods are based on the generalized modus ponens. Artificial intelligence: The discipline devoted to produce systems that perform tasks which would require “intelligence” if performed by a human being. Automatic knowledge acquisition: A branch of machine learning devoted to explicating the principles of the induction of rule bases. Backtracking: The process of backing up through a series of inferences in the face of unacceptable results. Backward chaining: An inference mechanism which works from a goal and attempts to satisfy a set of initial conditions. Also referred to as goal-directed chaining. Cognition: An intelligent process by which knowledge is gained about perceptions or ideas. Consequent: The resultant clause in a conditional statement, that is, the then part in the if-then rule. Convex fuzzy set: Fuzzy sets whose α cuts are crisp sets for all α ε [0,1]. Crisp set: The classical or crisp set is the collection of items and the items can be member or nonmember of that set. Database system: A system which marries the properties of database systems with the properties of expert systems. Defuzzification: The process of transforming a fuzzy set into a crisp set or a real-valued number. Degree of membership: An expression of confidence or certainty that an element belongs to a fuzzy set. It varies from 0 (no membership) to 1 (complete membership). Domain expert: The person who provides the expertise on which a knowledge base is modified. Domain: A bounded area of knowledge. A pool of values used to define columns of a relation. Equivalence relation: Relation that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. Expert system: A computer system that achieves high levels of performance in areas that for human beings require large amounts of expertise. Expert system: A computer program that emulates a human expert in a well-bounded domain of knowledge. Expertise: A set of capabilities underlying skilled performance in some task area.

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Fact: A relationship between objects. Forward chaining: An inference mechanism that works from a set of initial conditions to a goal. Also referred to as a data-directed chaining. Making inferences by matching the condition sides of the IF-THEN rules to the facts at hand. It works from facts to conclusions; it also called antecedent mode, event-driven mode, or datadriven mode of inference. Fuzzification: Changing crisp number or set to a fuzzy number or set. Fuzzifier: A fuzzy system that transforms a crisp (nonfuzzy) input value in a fuzzy set. The most used fuzzifier is the singleton fuzzifier, which interprets a crisp point as a fuzzy singleton. It is normally used in fuzzy control systems. Fuzziness: The degree or extent of imprecision that is naturally associated with a property, process, or concept. Fuzzy aggregation operator: It is an operator which aggregated two or more fuzzy sets. Boundary conditions for fuzzy aggregation operator are h[0, 0, 0, … 0] = 0 and h[1, 1, 1. …, 1] = 1. h[0,1]n → [0,1], where n ≥ 2 and h is a continuous monotonically increasing aggregation function. Fuzzy identification: A process of determining a fuzzy system or a fuzzy model. A typical example is identification of fuzzy dynamic models consisting of determination of the number of fuzzy space partitions, determination of membership functions, and determination of parameters of local dynamic models. Fuzzy input–output model: Input–output models involving fuzzy logic concepts. A typical example is a fuzzy dynamic model consisting of a number of local linear transfer functions connected by a set of nonlinear membership functions. Fuzzy logic: A logic that deals with the variables, which is not restricted to binary states (0 or 1 only), but has a degree of truth between 0 and 1. Fuzzy modeling: Combination of available mathematical description of the system dynamics with its linguistic description in terms of IF-THEN rules. In the early stages of fuzzy logic control, fuzzy modeling meant just a linguistic description in terms of IF-THEN rules of the dynamics of the plant and the control objective. Typical examples of fuzzy models in control application include Mamdani model, Takagi–Sugeno–Kang model, and fuzzy dynamic model. Fuzzy modifier: An added description of a fuzzy set that leads to an operation that changes the shape (mainly the width and position) of a membership function. Fuzzy parameter estimation: A method that uses fuzzy interpolation and fuzzy extrapolation to estimate fuzzy grades in a fuzzy search domain based on a few cluster center grade pairs. An application of this method is to estimate mining deposits. Fuzzy relation: A relation which has degree of membership between 0 (not relation) and 1 (fully related). It is a subset of Cartesian product of several crisp sets. Fuzzy sets: A set that allows its elements to have degrees of membership. An ultra fuzzy set has its membership function itself as a fuzzy set. Fuzzy systems: A system whose variable (fuzzy) values are linguistic terms. Heuristic: A rule of thumb. A mechanism with no guarantee of success. Inference engine: A device or component carrying out the operation of fuzzy inference, that is, combining fuzzy IF-THEN rules in a fuzzy rule base into a mapping from a fuzzy set in the input universe of discourse to a fuzzy set in the output universe of discourse. It is a part of knowledge base system that makes inferences from the knowledge base.

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Inference: The process of generating conclusions from conditions or new facts from known facts. Information: It is the interpreted data. Information is data with attributed meaning in context. Knowledge base system: A system containing knowledge which can perform tasks that require intelligence if done by human beings. Knowledge base: An artificial intelligence database that is made up not merely of files of uniform content, but of facts, inferences, and procedures corresponding to the type of information needed for problem solution. Knowledge engineering: A person, analogous to the system analyst in traditional computing, who builds a knowledge base system. This is the process of developing an expert system. Knowledge representation: The process of mapping the knowledge of some domain into a computational medium. Knowledge source: Any source for knowledge—documents, manuals, tape recording, etc. Knowledge: It is derived from information by integrating information with existing knowledge. The same data may be interpreted differently by different people depending on their existing knowledge. Linguistic variables: Common language expression used to describe a condition or a situation such as “hot,” “cold,” etc. It can be expressed using fuzzy set defined by the designer. Membership function: The mapping that associates each element in a set with its degree of membership. It can be expressed as discrete values or as continuous functions. The commonly used membership functions are triangular, sigmoid, Gaussian, and trapezoidal. Natural language processing: Processing of natural language (English, for example) by a computer to facilitate human communication with the computer—or for other purposes, such as language translation. Parallel processing: Simultaneous processing, as opposed to the sequential processing in a conventional (Von-Neumann) type of computer architecture. Production rules: An IF-THEN rule having a set of conditions and a set of consequent conclusions. Rule: A mechanism for generating new facts. Singleton: A set that has one member only. Syllogism: A deductive argument in logic whose conclusion is supported by two premises.

C.4 Genetic Algorithms Allele: One of a pair or series of alternative genes that occur at a given locus in chromosome: one constraining form of genes (bit value or feature value). Carriers: A heterozygous individual with both recessive and dominant alleles in allelic pair. Chromosome: Microscopically observable thread-like structures that are the main carriers of hereditary information (coded string). Crossover: A genetic process which results in gene exchange by combining the different chromosomes selected from previous generation (parents).

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA): A chemical known as genetic material from which the genes are composed. Diploid: An organism or cell having a set of two genomes. Dominance: Applied one member of an allelic pair that has the ability to manifest itself at the exclusion of the expression of the other alleles. Fitness: Survivability of a living being in a particular environment. It is the objective function value. Gametes: They are reproductive cells. Gene: A hereditary determiner specifying a biological function; a unit of inheritance located in a fixed place on chromosome. It has feature, character, or detector. Genetic algorithm: An optimization technique that searches for parameter values by mimicking natural selection and the laws of genetics. A genetic algorithm takes a set of solutions to a problem and measures the “goodness” of those solutions. It then discards the “bad” solutions and keeps the “good” solutions. Next, one or more genetic operators, such as mutation and crossover, are applied to the set of solutions. The “goodness” metric is applied again and the algorithm iterates until all solutions meet a certain criteria or a specific number of iterations have been completed. Genome: A complete set of chromosomes inherited as a unit from one parent. It is the complete string of all variables. Genotype: Actual gene constitution for a trait (string structure). Heterozygous: An organism carrying unlike alleles in an allelic pair. Homozygous: An organism carrying same alleles in an allelic pair. Lethals: An allele that has an influence on viability of an organism in such a way that the organism is unable to live, known as lethal gene. (String which disappears under specified conditions.) Mutation: Sudden change in genetic material or gene in chromosome. It is just flipping a bit within a string. Phenotype: Visible expression of traits. In GA, it is the set of parameters or a decoded string.

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Index A Abstract model, 35–36 Adams–Bashforth method, 178–180 Adams–Bashforth predictor multistep method, 412–413 Adams–Moulton corrector method, 413 Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inferencing systems causal-loop diagram, 568 compositional rules, 572–573 defuzzification methods, 573–574 development models, 568 flowchart, 568–569 implication methods, 572, 573 intersection operators, 571 linguistic variable, 570 logic system development, 573–574 max–min rule, 573, 574 overlapping, 571 parameter identification, 568 T-Conorms, 571–572 T-Norms, 571 union operators, 571–572 Aggregation method, 228–232 AIDS/HIV population modeling awareness level, 365, 366 causal links, 365, 366 causal loop, 366, 367 dynamo model, 368, 369 flow diagram, 368 time profile, 369, 370 variable identification, 365 variable list, 366, 367 Aircraft arrester barrier system aircraft energy absorbing system, 385, 386 dynamic model causal loop, 390 net area, 389, 390 experimental data vs. simulated data, 391, 393 flow diagram, 390, 391 MATLAB program, 393–394 subsystems, 385–386 system dynamic technique stages of, 387 stanchion systems, forces, 387, 389 tension time profile, 391–393 Analogical reasoning, 28

Analysis of systems, 18 ANFIS ANN structure window, 597, 599 3D surface showing effects, 600–601 load data, 597–598 original training data, 600 real-time evaluation, 596–597 rule viewer, 600 training data, 597–598 training performance, 597, 599 window, 597 ANN, see Artificial neural network Application program interface (API), 623 Applied systems engineering, 29 Aristotelian’s view, 19 Artificial neural network (ANN) artificial neuron, 504–505 biological neuron, 503–504 testing phase back propagation, 509 building model, 508–509 model, 506–508 neural network application, 510–512 physical system’s modeling, 512–515 rainfall prediction, 523–525 teacher evaluation system, 517–523 training algorithm, 509–510 weighing machine model, 516–517, 518, 519, 520 training phase error minimization process, 506 neuron characteristics, 505 pattern and preprocessing, 506 stopping criteria, 506 topology, 505 Atomism, 25

B Backlash effects constant input, 443, 447 pilots control column, 442–443 ramp input, 443, 449 sinusoidal input, 443, 449 step input, 443, 448 waveform generator input, 443, 450 693

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Balanced realization-based reduction method controllability and observability grammians, 236–237 models, 237–238 properties of, 238 Balanced truncation, 238–244 Bertalanffy’s contribution, 18–19 Box–Muller method, 618 Business system environment, 4 Butterworth filter, 428–429 C Calay Hamilton method, 172 Cartesian product, 541–542 Cascaded systems, 7 Cauer’s first form, 255–259 Cause–effect relationships negative causal links ambient temperature, 336, 337 heat transfer, 335, 336 positive causal links negative causal loop, 337, 338 positive causal loop, 337–338 S-shaped growth, 338–339 Cell arrays, 650 CFE, see Continued fraction expansion Chaotic system definition, 479–480 first-order continuous-time system autonomous time invariant system, 484 function trajectory vs. x, 484–485 linearization, 485–486 historical prospective analysis and prediction, 484 cryptography, 482 dynamics and chaos, 481 Henri Poincaré, 481 linear and nonlinear systems, 483 orbits and periodicity, 482 stabilization and control, 483 synthesis, 484 vs. systematic knowledge handling, 481–482 meaning, 478 scientific meaning, 478–479 Chemical reactor, 425–426 Chi-square test, 619 Classical reduction method (CRM), 234 Classification of system complexity, 6 interactions, 6–7 nature and type of components, 7

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time frame, 5–6 uncertainty linear vs. nonlinear systems, 8–9 static vs. dynamic systems, 8 Colon (:) operator, 630–631 Command History Array Editor, 626–627 current directory browser, 626 editor debugger, 627 environment features, 627 launch pad, 625 running external programs, 624 workspace Window, 626 Command Window, 623–624 Commutating machine armature current vs. time, 375 basic machine model, 371 causal loop, 372 dynamo equation, 373 flow diagram, 372, 373 MATLAB program, 373–374 operation modes, 371–372 rate of change of armature current (RAC), 375, 376 speed vs. time, 375 Conceptual systems, 6 component postulate, 121 four-terminal component, 119, 120 fundamental axiom, 121 system postulate circuit, 124–127 cutset, 122–124 system graph, 121–122 vertex, 127 three-terminal component, 119, 120 two-terminal component, 119, 121 Connectionist system, 28–29 Continued fraction expansion (CFE), 252–259 Continuous system definition, 5 simulation demand of, 424–425 MATLAB program, 423–424 model development, 423 net volume, 424 solution, 423 water reservoir system, 422–423 Continuous-time and discrete-time systems, 13–14 Continuous vs. discrete models, 37–38 Controllability, state space model, 180–181 Coupled systems, 7

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CRM, see Classical reduction method Cushioned package system cushioned package response, 287, 288 f–v analogy, 285 MATLAB program, 286 D D’Alembert’s principle, 277–278 Data structures cell arrays, 650 characters and text ASCII codes, 651 cell array, 652 char function, 654 comma separated list, 653 floating-point format, 650–651 padded character array, 651–652 scalar structures, 652–653 single quotes, 650 square brackets, 651 multidimensional arrays, 648–649 Dead-zone nonlinearities comparison, 440–441 constant input, 441, 443 ramp input, 441, 443 Simulink model, 441 sinusoidal input, 441–442 step input, 441–442 Decision function cause–effect relationships negative causal links, 335–337 positive causal links, 337–338 computing sequence level equations, 341 rate equations, 342 straight line approximation, 340 dynamo equations, 339–340 interconnected network, 338–340 Defuzzification methods, 554–555, 573–574 Degenerative system model development electrical system components, 145 state space model, 148–151 system graph and f-tree, 144–146 mechanical system, 160–162 model development, 146–148 multiterminal components, 157–159 nondegenerative systems, 151–157 time varying and nonlinear components, 162–166 Descriptive model, 36

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Deterministic systems, 7 vs. stochastic activates, 608 vs. stochastic models/systems, 15–16, 37 Diagonalization, 170–171 Differentiation method approximation criterion, 265–266 MATLAB program, 267 results comparison, 264 Simulink model, 267, 268 system responses, 267, 268, 270–273 Discrete-event modeling and simulation chi-square test, 619 components clock, 611 events list and random-number generators, 612 flow chart, 613 life cycle, ATM counter, 613–614 Pseudo-code, 614–615 statistics and ending condition, 612 definitions activities and delays, 607–608 deterministic vs. stochastic activates, 608 discrete-event simulation (DES) model, 608 entity and attribute, 607 evaluation techniques, 609 exogenous vs. endogenous activities, 608 list processing, 607 modeling techniques, 609 state, resources and event, 607 distributions, 615–616 input data modeling, 615 Kolomogrov–Smirnov test, 619 queuing system, 609, 610–611 random number generation Gaussian distribution, 617–618 uniform distribution, 616–617 sampled-data system, 605 Discrete-event simulation (DES) model, 608 Discrete models/systems, 5, 37–38 Discrete-time systems, 13–14 Discretization error, 418–419 Distributed parameter systems, 13 Dominant eigenvalue method characteristic roots’ locations, 225 limitations of, 228 vs. nondominant eigenvalues, 226 poles locations effects, 225 system stability, 224 Dynamic system modeling, 8, 37, 565–566

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Dynamo equations AIDS/HIV population modeling awareness level, 365, 366 causal links, 365, 366 causal loop, 366, 367 dynamo model, 368, 369 flow diagram, 368 time profile, 369, 370 variable identification, 365 variables list, 366, 367 commutating machine armature current vs. time, 375 basic machine model, 371 causal loop, 372 dynamo equation, 373 flow diagram, 372, 373 MATLAB program, 373–374 operation modes, 371–372 rate of change of armature current (RAC), 375, 376 speed vs. time, 375 heroin addiction modeling addiction rate vs. time characteristic, 346, 347 causal loop, 346 flow diagram, 346 infected population modeling causal loop, 354 flow diagram, 354, 355 MATLAB program, 355 simulation model, 356 inventory control system causal loop, 348, 349 flow diagram, 348, 350 inventory responses, 350 order rate responses, 350, 351 market advertising interaction model aims of, 356 causal loop, 357 dynamo equations, 358–359 flow diagram, 357, 358 postevaluation criterion, 356–357 population problem modeling flow diagram, 347, 348 net birth rate vs. time, 347, 349 positive causal loop, 347, 348 production distribution system causal loop, 360, 361 departments of, 359, 360 dynamo equations, 362–363 flow diagram, 360, 362 production rate, 363, 364 rate variables vs. time, 363, 364

rat population casual loop, 352 death rate, 353 dynamo equation, 352 flow diagram, 352 rat birth rate (RBR), 352, 353 E Electrical systems components, 112 degenerative system model components, 145 state space model, 148–151 system graph and f-tree, 144–146 mathematical models components, 78–79 expression derivation, 83–84 Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws, 79 state model, 80–82 Electromechanical systems, 84–87 Emerqentism, 25 Empirical balanced truncation, 246 Empirical model, 248–249 Esoteric systems, 6 Euler’s method, 175–177 Exogenous vs. endogenous activities, 608 Expert system, 28 F Fahrenheit-Celsius temperature construction, 663, 665 converter model, 663 diagnostics, 665 hardcopy and printing, 665 library browser, 663, 666 linearization and trimming, 664 masking and library, 664 simulation, 663–664, 667 FCS, see Flight control system Feedback model, 37 First-order continuous-time system autonomous time invariant system, 484 function trajectory vs. x, 484–485 linearization, 485–486 Flight control system (FCS) backlash effects constant input, 443, 447 pilots control column, 442–443 ramp input, 443, 449 sinusoidal input, 443, 449

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step input, 443, 448 waveform generator input, 443, 450 basic control surfaces, 435, 436 components, 437 cumulative effects, 443, 450, 451 dead-zone nonlinearities comparison, 440–441 constant input, 441, 4