S. Herbert Raynes Professor of Mechanical Engineering
DEGREES: PhD EE 1967, University of Pennsylvania
EMAIL: hkwatny @ coe.drexel.edu
Dr. Kwatny received his B. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1961, his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. Dr. Kwatny’s research focuses on the modeling, analysis and control of dynamical systems. He has contributed to the development of linear and nonlinear regulator theory and to variable structure control theory. His applications interests include power network stability, generating plant control, multi-body flexible space structures and aircraft. He is active in software development for computer aided control system design.
Professor Kwatny has published two books, over 200 technical articles, and is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Nonlinear Control and Analytical Mechanics by Harry G. Kwatny and Gilmer L. Blankenship
“Regulation of Relaxed Static Stability Aircraft,” with W. H. Bennett and J. Berg, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 36, No. 11, November 1991, pp. 1315-1323.
“Variable Structure Regulation of Partially Linearizeable Dynamics,”with H. Kim, Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 15, 1990, pp. 67-80.
“Energy Analysis of Load-Induced Flutter Instability in Classical Models of Electric Power Networks,” with X.M. Yu, IEEE Trans on Circuits and Systems, Vol. 36, No. 12, December 1989, pp. 1544-1557.