Automatic control with nonlinear phenomena

Lecturer(s): Gérard SCORLETTI, Giacomo CASADEI
Course ⋅ 12 hTC ⋅ 18 hPW ⋅ 4 hAutonomy ⋅ 14 h


The performance requirements in technological systems have led to the widespread use of feedback control and the emergence of non-linear phenomena. However, the most commonly used correctors are based on linearity. The course present the behaviour of non-linear systems and introduces methods for predicting the occurrence of these non-linear behaviours in closed-loop systems designed under the linearity assumption - it will address how to modify the control architecture to avoid these phenomena. The course will also present how to design a control architecture for a system which is described by a non-linear model. (Prerequisite to the Master "Automatic Control Engineering" and basis for the options "Aeronautics" and "Ground Transportation").

Palabras clave

Automatic control, Nonlinear Systems, Control, Analysis


  • Introduction and problem formulation.
  • Analysis of closed-loop systems in presence of nonlinearities.
  • Analysis of nonlinear systems: a general approach.
  • Control of nonlinear systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analysis of the dynamical closed loop system behavior in presence of nonlinearities.
  • Control of nonlinear systems.
  • Pratical application to industrial cases.


Final mark = 200/3% Knowledge + 100/3% Know-how Knowledge mark = 100% final exam Know-how mark = 100% final exam