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Network-based H∞ control for offshore steel jacket platforms
© 2014 IEEE.This paper is concerned with network-based H∞ control for an offshore steel jacket platform subject to nonlinear wave-induced force and external disturbance. A network-based dynamic model of the offshore platform with an active tuned mass damper mechanism is presented, and a network-based H∞ control scheme is presented to attenuate the vibration of the offshore platform. The effects of the network-induced delays on the H∞ control for the offshore platform is investigated. Simulation results show that the proposed network-based H∞ control scheme can improve the control performance of the offshore platform significantly. In addition, the control force and the oscillation amplitudes of the offshore platform under the network-based H∞ controller with proper network-induced delays are smaller than the ones under the H∞ controller without network settings, which means that the proper network-induced delays are of the positive effects on the H∞ control of the offshore platform.