A class of port-controlled Hamiltonian systems

B. Jayawardhana, G. Weiss

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In this paper, we examine a particular class of port-controlled Hamiltonian systems for which the equations can be written in a form that is very similar to the equations of a linear passive system. We examine the passivity of such a system around an equilibrium point (u0,x0), which generates the output y0. We show that under some mild assumptions, a new Hamiltonian can be found such that the system is again passive with respect to the new supply rate (y−y0)^T(u−u0).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Control Conference 2005
PublisherIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2005
EventIEEE Conference Decision and Control -
Duration: 15-Dec-201018-Dec-2010


ConferenceIEEE Conference Decision and Control


  • nonlinear systems
  • port-hamiltonian systems

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