On Mechanical Mixed Potential, Content and Co-Content

Dimitri Jeltsema, Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen

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In this paper a novel co-energy modelling framework is presented for a relevant class of linear and nonlinear mechanical systems. The approach uses the classical Brayton-Moser equations which are deduced from a (port-)Hamiltonian description. The approach allows classical results from electrical circuit synthesis and analysis to be carried over exactly to the mechanical domain. It also enables one to apply (nonlinear) control techniques like Power Shaping. Illustrative examples are provided to facilitate the theoretical developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Control Conference, ECC 2003
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, Research Institute of Technology and Management
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2003, Cambridge, UK -
Duration: 1-Jan-2003 → …


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2003, Cambridge, UK
Period01/01/2003 → …


  • energy and co-energy
  • Brayton-Moser equations
  • mechanical networks
  • modeling

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