Controller gains, time constants, and accommodation and convergence cross-links determined model stability. Accommodation and convergence cross-links have the greatest influence on stability. A model-specific transition between stabilities was identified as the product of these cross-links, AC ·CACRITICAL. For each model, three types of fixed points are described and displayed graphically: stable node, line of nonisolated fixed points, and saddle.
We demonstrated the stability analysis of a two-dimensional linear system, working only in the time domain. The benefit of time-domain stability analysis is that it can be extended to nonlinear systems when frequency domain analysis techniques fail. Given that we live in a fundamentally nonlinear world and that the use and application of computational models is extensive, this is a valuable and important tool.