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Unformatted text preview: CONVERTING TO THE STATE SPACE 2 CONVERTING TO THE STATE SPACE Differential equations can be solved analytically when the equations are linear and when the nonlinearities are relatively simple. Otherwise, the equations need to be solved numerically. To solve the equations numerically, the differential equations are converted to a standard format. The standard format is a set of 1 storder nonlinear differential equations, called state equations. The equations are converting to a standard format to produce a corresponding numerical procedure that is standardized, as well. 1. Nonlinear State Equations The single degreeoffreedom of the pendulum is associated with the pendulums configuration. For this reason, the linearization described in the previous chapter is sometimes referred to as being carried out in the configuration space. In contrast, well momentarily carry out the linearization in the state space . The pendulums state consists of the angle ( t ) and its angular rate Once ( t ) and are prescribed as initial conditions, the future state of the system can be predicted which is ). ( t & ) ( t & MAE 461: DYNAMICS AND CONTROLS CONVERTING TO THE STATE SPACE why the term state is used. The pendulums state variables are (2 1) ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( 2 1 t t x t t x & = = From Eq. (1 3), the two state equations that describe the motion of the pendulum are expressed in terms of its state variables as (2 2) ) sin( 1 2 2 1 x L g x x x = = & & Equations (2 2) are two 1 storder differential equations. The first of the two equations defines x 2 ( t ) as the time derivative of x 1 ( t ) and the second of the two equations is the equation of motion coming from Eq. (1 3). So, one 2 ndorder differential equation has been converted into two 1 storder differential equations. The benefit of the state format is a matter of standardization. Just about any differential equation or system of differential equations, not just 2 ndorder differential equations, can be converted into a system of 1 storder equations. In fact, the state format is not only used for numerical integration, but in all kinds of methods of analysis and design. Control methods, filtering techniques, estimation procedures, to name a few, have been standardized for state equations. These methods are called state variable methods . Lets now retrace our steps and redevelop the material previously covered in Chapter 1 using this new statevariable format. MAE 461: DYNAMICS AND CONTROLS CONVERTING TO THE STATE SPACE 2. Equilibrium First rewrite the state equations (2 1) in the general functional form (2 2) ) , , ( ) ( ) , , ( ) ( 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 t x x f t x t x x f t x = = & & In the case of the pendulum, the right sides of Eq....
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