Finite-Time Coordination Behavior of Multiple Euler–Lagrange Systems in Cooperation-Competition Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, the finite-time coordination behavior of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems in cooperation-competition networks is investigated, where the coupling weights can be either positive or negative. Then, two auxiliary variables about the information exchange among agents are designed, and the finite-time distributed protocol is proposed based on the auxiliary variables and the property of the Euler-Lagrange system. By combining the approach of adding a power integrator with the homogeneous domination method, it is shown that finite-time bipartite consensus can be achieved if the cooperation-competition network is structurally balanced and the parameters of the distributed protocol are chosen appropriately; otherwise, finite-time distributed stabilization can be achieved. Furthermore, from the perspective of network decomposition, the finite-time coordination behavior is further considered, and some sufficient conditions about the cooperation subnetwork and the competition subnetwork are obtained. As an extension, finite-time coordination behavior only with partial state information of the neighbors is discussed, and some similar results are obtained. Finally, four numerical examples are shown for illustration.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hu, H., Wen, G., Yu, W., Cao, J., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • August 2019