376.063 Control of distributed-parameter systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • model plants with distributed parameters.
  • investigate properties of distributed-parameter systems such as stability, controlability and reachability and address differences compared to lumped-parameter systems.
  • choose suitable control strategies and apply them to examples.
  • evaluate the performance of designed control systems.

Subject of course

  • Modeling of DPS control processes
  • Analytical and numerical solution approaches for partial differential equations
  • DPS control in the frequency domain
  • State-space representation, stability, controllability, observability
  • Functional analytic approaches for control and observer design
  • Flatness-based feedforward and feedback control design
  • Backstepping and passivity-based methods

Teaching methods

lecture, solution of examples during the lecture

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

oral exam


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2020 08:00 11.06.2020 22:00 11.06.2020 22:00

Registration modalities:

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The lecture notes are available here (external page at the University of Kiel, Germany).