Model Based Control: Case Studies in Process Engineering

Model Based Control: Case Studies in Process Engineering

Author(s): Prof. Dr. Paul Şerban Agachi, Prof. Dr. Zoltán K. Nagy, Prof. Dr. Mircea Vasile Cristea, Prof. Dr. Árpád Imre-Lucaci

Published Online: 2 NOV 2006

Print ISBN: 9783527315451

Online ISBN: 9783527609475

DOI: 10.1002/9783527609475

About this Book

Filling a gap in the literature for a practical approach to the topic, this book is unique in including a whole section of case studies presenting a wide range of applications from polymerization reactors and bioreactors, to distillation column and complex fluid catalytic cracking units. A section of general tuning guidelines of MPC is also present.These thus aid readers in facilitating the implementation of MPC in process engineering and automation. At the same time many theoretical, computational and implementation aspects of model-based control are explained, with a look at both linear and nonlinear model predictive control. Each chapter presents details related to the modeling of the process as well as the implementation of different model-based control approaches, and there is also a discussion of both the dynamic behaviour and the economics of industrial processes and plants. The book is unique in the broad coverage of different model based control strategies and in the variety of applications presented. A special merit of the book is in the included library of dynamic models of several industrially relevant processes, which can be used by both the industrial and academic community to study and implement advanced control strategies.

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