Conservative systems with ports on contact manifolds

D. Eberard, B.M. Maschke, Arjan van der Schaft

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    In this paper we propose an extension of port Hamiltonian systems, called conservative systems with ports, which encompass systems arising from the Irreversible Thermodynamics. Firstly we lift a port Hamiltonian system from its state space manifold to the thermodynamic phase space to a contact vector field with inputs and outputs. Secondly, we define a more general class of contact vector field (called conservative system with ports) generated by a function corresponding to the power of a physical system and illustrate it on a simple example of irreversible system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress
    EditorsP. Piztek
    Place of PublicationPrague
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-045108-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
    Event16th IFAC World Congress 2005 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 3 Jul 20058 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 16

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    Conference16th IFAC World Congress 2005
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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    • EWI-16854
    • conservative systems
    • METIS-225134
    • contact forms
    • Port Hamiltonian Systems
    • Irreversible Thermodynamics
    • IR-69198

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