This second volume is a compilation of 43 articles representing the scientific and technical advances in various aspects of system dynamics, instrumentation, measurement techniques, simulation and controls, which would serve as an important resource in the field. The articles represent state-of-the-art contributions in the fields of dynamics and control of nonlinear, hybrid and stochastic systems; nonlinear control theory; and adaptive, model predictive and real-time controls with applications involving fault diagnostics, manufacturing systems, vehicular dynamics, simulator designs, smart actuators, etc.
Stabilization of Linear Systems: A Polynomial Approach (B Auirre et al.); Modelling of an Electrically Powered Helicopter Prototype (J G Benitez-Morales et al.); Characterization of Rate Dependent Hysteresis (M Al Janaideh et al.); Performance Monitoring of Heat Exchangers Using Adaptive Observers (C-M Astorga et al.); Fault Diagnosis and Identification for DC Motors (D R Espinoza-Trejo & D U Campos-Delgado); Vibration Suppression of Systems with Unknown Parameters (M Takahashi et al.); Development of Hard Landing Diagnosis System Based on Acceleration Sensing Using MEMs (A Firoozrai et al.); Trailer Swing with Flexibly Lashed Cargo (R Hildebrand et al.); Polarization Based Modified Mirau Interferometry with Instantaneous Phase Shifting for Surface Profiling (N R Sivakumar); Autotuning of a DC Servomechanism Using Closed Loop Identification (R Garrido & R Miranda); and other papers.