Multistage fuzzy control. A model-based approach to fuzzy control and decision making.

*(English)*Zbl 0919.93001
Chichester: Wiley. x, 327 p. (1997).

Standard fuzzy control is rather well understood and refers, usually, to some vague control algorithm (e.g. to control some plant). The author here discusses another problem: He starts from some plant model and discusses its controllability behaviour under suitable, possibly optimal fuzzy control strategies.

The book is mainly self contained. It first presents the basic notions of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic (in wider sense). Then it studies particular multistage control policies with some mathematical details. Finally, it presents a series of seven examples together with a short survey of further application areas.

The book is nicely written, and should be useful for the application oriented control engineer and computer scientist.

It may, however, also be a starting point for more sophisticated mathematical studies, e.g. toward stability problems.

The book is mainly self contained. It first presents the basic notions of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic (in wider sense). Then it studies particular multistage control policies with some mathematical details. Finally, it presents a series of seven examples together with a short survey of further application areas.

The book is nicely written, and should be useful for the application oriented control engineer and computer scientist.

It may, however, also be a starting point for more sophisticated mathematical studies, e.g. toward stability problems.

Reviewer: Siegfried Johannes Gottwald (Leipzig)