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Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor), Albert C.J. Luo (editor)
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor)

Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain


Albert C.J. Luo (editor)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Ed-wardsville, IL 62026-1805, USA

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Impact of Coupling Strength on Reaching Network Consensus

Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 7(3) (2018) 243--257 | DOI:10.5890/JAND.2018.09.003

Chun-lin Yang; C. Steve Suh; Mansour Karkoub

Nonlinear Engineering and Control Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3123, U.S.A.

Mechanical Engineering Department, Education City, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar

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The coupling strength of a real-world network is studied to gain insight into the dynamics of state consensus. Real-world networks such as AUV fleets and bird flocks are highly nonlinear on the node level while environmental disturbance and communication error an aggravate the dynamic state of nonlinearity and non-stationarity on the network level. It is therefore necessary that a comprehensive consensus control methodology be developed so as to help hold the network together as a whole in an energy efficient way. However, the significance of coupling strength in affecting state consensus is usually ignored in the literature. This article investigates the issue with a focus on the impact of coupling strength.


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