Control of PDE Systems (etit-601)

Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme / Introduction to the control of distributed-parameter systems
V-UE; 3 SWS; ECTS-Points: 4
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Meurer


This lecture gives an introduction to modeling, analysis, control, and numerical simulation of distributed-parameter systems governed by partial differential equations (PDEs). The modeling of processes leads to a distributed-parameter description in terms of PDEs whenever spatial or dispersed-phase effects have to be taken into account. Common examples include flexible structures in mechanics and mechatronics, diffusion-convection-reaction systems in chemical engineering as well as multi-agent systems, adaptive optics, quantum systems, traffic flow, fluid dynamical systems etc. The lecture addresses the following topics:
  • Mathematical modeling and analysis of distributed-parameter systems
  • Analytic and numeric solution techniques
  • State space analysis and control design
  • Backstepping-based state feedback control and observer design
  • Flatness-based trajectory planning and tracking control



See UnivIS (lecture ID 080065) and UnivIS (lecture ID 080243). The lecture will be organized as a block course. Dates and location will be fixed at a preliminary meeting whose date will be announced here. Students interested in the course should send an email to

The next course will take place as follows: Aug. 15th (KS2/Geb. F-SR I), Aug. 17th (KS2/Geb. F-SR III), Aug. 22th (KS2/Geb. F-SR I), and Aug. 24th (KS2/Geb. F-SR III) from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm



Lecture notes

Full set for SS 18


Full set for SS 18