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.

2022S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


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

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




Course dates

Thu08:00 - 17:0005.05.2022Computerlabor E376, CA0426 VU Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme - Tag 1
Fri08:00 - 17:0006.05.2022Computerlabor E376, CA0426 VU Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme - Tag 2
Wed08:00 - 17:0011.05.2022Computerlabor E376, CA0426 VU Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme - Tag 3
Thu08:00 - 17:0012.05.2022Computerlabor E376, CA0426 VU Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme - Tag 4
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

oral exam


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2022 08:00 09.06.2022 22:00 09.06.2022 22:00

Registration modalities

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