Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time by Antonio VisioliControl of Integral Processes with Dead Time by Antonio Visioli

Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time

byAntonio Visioli, Qingchang Zhong

Paperback | January 2, 2013

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Integral processes with dead time are frequently encountered in the process industry; typical examples include supply chains, level control and batch distillation columns. Special attention must be paid to their control because they lack asymptotic stability (they are not self-regulating) and because of their delays. As a result, many techniques have been devised to cope with these hurdles both in the context of single-degree-of-freedom (proportional-integral-differential (PID)) and two-degree-of-freedom control schemes.Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time provides a unified and coherent review of the various approaches devised for the control of integral processes, addressing the problem from different standpoints. In particular, the book treats the following topics:. how to tune a PID controller and assess its performance;. how to design a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme in order to deal with both the set-point following and load disturbance rejection tasks;. how to modify the basic Smith predictor control scheme in order to cope with the presence of an integrator in the process; and. how to address the presence of large process dead times.The methods are presented sequentially, highlighting the evolution of their rationale and implementation and thus clearly characterising them from both academic and industrial perspectives. Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time will serve academic researchers in systems with dead time both as a reference and stimulus for new ideas for further work and will help industry-based control and process engineers to solve their control problems using the most suitable technique and achieving the best cost:benefit ratio.
Antonio Visioli received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mechanics from the University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, in 1995 and 1999 respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation was on control strategies for industrial robot manipulators. From 1997 to 2005 h...
Title:Control of Integral Processes with Dead TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Springer LondonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1447126084

ISBN - 13:9781447126089

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: PID Control Schemes.- PID Tuning Methods.- Stability Region under PI and PID Control.- Performance Assessment.- Plug&Control.- Part II: Two-degree of Freedom Control Schemes.- Noncausal Feedforward Control.- Schemes with an Inner Loop.- Smith-predictor-based Control Schemes.- Smith-principle-based PID-type Controller.- Disturbance-observer-based Control Scheme.- Quantitative Analysis.- Practical Issues.