I have four different plant systems which I want to control. They are similar in some aspects (equal inputs and outputs as well as disturbances, all are thermodynamical systems). Furthermore, none of the systems tends to oscillate. The major difference are the time constants. Additionally, each system defines specific states which should be kept in bounds (e.g. restrict the maximum temperature).
Is there a systematic way of how to design a controller for these systems? Can I classify the systems in a way that I can claim that for all systems the same control approach can be used? Is there any literature for designing a controller especially with focus on which control strategy to use (there are so many and I cannot find a guide on which system I should use a certain controller e.g. PID, MPC, H_inf, Fuzzy control, integrator backstepping, LQR)?