Process design in a dynamic environment: Part I. A decomposition technique to study the stability of chemical engineering systems

George Stephanopoulos, Lawrence M. Schuelke

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The stability of various chemical engineering systems is studied through the use of vector Lyapunov functions. A decomposition technique is employed which reduces the problem to small, independent, free subsystems that can be analyzed through Lyapunov's second method. The stability characteristics of the overall system are then related to the behavior of a linear system which is easily analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-867
Number of pages13
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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