Analysis and Control of Multi-Mode Axial Flow Compression System Models

Ming Qing Xiao, Tamer Başar

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The paper studies the behavior of multi-mode systems of the Moore-Greitzer model. Its main result is the existence of a parameterized nonlinear state feedback controller which stabilizes the system to the right of the peak of the compressor characteristic. In this process, a rotating stall envelope surface is discovered, and it is shown that the controller design achieves the tasks of preventing the closed-loop system from entering either rotating stall or surge, and making the closed-loop pressure rise coefficient be able to approach its maximum. Numerical simulations of the open-loop and closed-loop models are presented to illustrate the analysis and the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-401
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2000


  • Feedback stabilization
  • Moore-greitzer model
  • Nonlinear control
  • Rotating stall and surge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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