Variable-Structure Systems and Sliding-Mode Control: From Theory to Practice

Martin Steinberger (Editor), Martin Horn (Editor), Leonid Fridman (Editor)

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The book covers the latest theoretical results and sophisticated applications in the field of variable-structure systems and sliding-mode control.

This book is divided into four parts. Part I discusses new higher-order sliding-mode algorithms, including new homogeneous controllers and differentiators. Part II then explores properties of continuous sliding-mode algorithms, such as saturated feedback control, reaching time, and orbital stability. Part III is focused on the usage of variable-structure systems (VSS) controllers for solving other control problems, for example unmatched disturbances. Finally, Part IV discusses applications of VSS; these include applications within power electronics and vehicle platooning.

Variable-structure Systems and Sliding-Mode Control will be of interest to academic researchers, students and practising engineers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages462
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-36621-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-36620-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4182


  • sliding mode control
  • control engineering
  • robust control
  • Higher-order Sliding Modes
  • Chattering Analysis
  • Discrete-time Sliding Modes
  • Adaptive Sliding Modes
  • Sliding-mode-based Fault Detection
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Automotive Systems
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems
  • Electric Drives and Actuators
  • Power Electronics
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Mobile Robots
  • Process Industry


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