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Fig. 1. Estimation of the effects of unmeasured disturbance.

A simplified predictive control algorithm for disturbance rejection

Abstract: Model predictive control (MPC) offers several advantages for control of chemical processes. However, the standard MPC may do a poor job in suppressing the effects of certain disturbances. This shortcoming is mainly due to the assumption that disturbances remain constant over the prediction horizon. In this paper, a simple disturbance predictor (SDP) is developed […]

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Fig. 1. The Smith predictor control scheme.

Autotuning of a new PI-PD Smith predictor based on time domain specifications

Abstract: The paper extends a recent work on a modified PI-PD Smith predictor, which leads to significant improvements in the control of processes with large time constants or an integrator or unstable plant transfer functions plus long dead time for reference inputs and disturbance rejections. Processes with high orders or long time delays are modeled […]

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Fig. 1. Input vector for TITO process.

Guidelines for the tuning and the evaluation of decentralized and decoupling controllers for processes with recirculation

Abstract: This paper gives guidelines for the pairing, the time response specification, and the tuning for processes with recirculation when decentralized controllers are used. This selection is based on the condition number, which is an indicator of the process directionality, and on the generalized dynamic relative gain (GDRG), which is a measure of the interaction. […]

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Auto-Tuning Takes Too Long – Now What?

In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each week. If you would like to provide additional answers, please send them to Susan Colwell at ISA. This question is […]

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