Systems With Variable Geometry: Concept and Prospects

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Miomir Vukobratovic

Mihajlo Pupin Institute, P.O. Box 15, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Veljko Potkonjak

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bulevar Revolucije 73, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 121(2), 308-312 (Jun 01, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802472 History: Received October 30, 1997; Online December 03, 2007


The problem of active systems from the aspect of adaptation to different working conditions is discussed. The attempt to meet all the requirements very often leads to conflict situations. This paper investigates the possibility of approaching this problem through system reconfiguration. Thus, a new function is proposed to improve the basic properties of active systems: the system can, in a purposeful way, adjust its geometry to different dynamic requirements. In this way, it is possible to achieve better system performance.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Geometry
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