Regelung partieller Differentialgleichungen 1 im SoSe 2023

Prof. Dr. Martin Grepl ✉


Time Place Remarks
Lecture tbd Main building, room tbd see information below
Recitation tbd Main building, room tbd will be held bi-weekly

This module (5 ECTS) has 2 hours lecture and 1 hours recitation/exercise per week. The recitations will be held approximately every 2 weeks. The oral examination takes place at the end of the semester.

News and Important Information

Dear students,
I did not yet fix a time for lectures/recitations because there will be a doodle pool at the beginning of classes to find a time that hopefully works for everyone who is interested in attending. We therefore proceed as follows:

  • If you are interested in attending the course, please send me an email by Tuesday, April 4.

  • I will send out a doodle pool afterwards in order to find a day/time for the lectures (lectures will start in KW 16).

  • All necessary details will be discussed in the first lecture (problem sets, recitations, ...).

Course Description

The main topic to be discussed in the first part of this course is backstepping controller design. This approach originated from control of nonlinear systems called integrator backstepping. It was extended afterwards to partial differential equations in the context of boundary control. We will consider backstepping design for different classes of PDEs as well as observer design, motion planning and adaptive control.

Reference Texts

  • M.Krstic, A.Smyshlyaev. Boundary Control of PDEs, SIAM 2008.


Registration is via RWTHonline. If you register for the recitation (Übung) you will automatically get access to the course room in RWTHmoodle.

Lecture Slides