Robust multivariable control of distillation columns using a non-diagonal controller matrix

Matthew A. Franchek, Paul A. Herman, O. D I Nwokah

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Abstract

Presented in this paper is an overview of a novel multivariable controller design methodology and its application to the robust control of a distillation column. The design methodology applies to uncertain, multivariable, regulating systems required to maintain a prespecified operating condition within hard time domain tolerances despite a vector of step disturbances. The specific class of systems addressed are those which can be modeled as square, multivariable systems with structured and/or unstructured uncertainty. The design methodology is a sequential loop frequency domain approach that utilizes a fully populated controller matrix to meet performance specifications which may include system integrity specifications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASME
Pages257-264
Number of pages8
Volume57-1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 12 1995Nov 17 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period11/12/9511/17/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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