Title: An adaptive bilinear model-predictive control algorithm for a continuous stirred tank reactor

Authors: A. A. Al-zahrani

Addresses: Department of Chemical & Material Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21413, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: An adaptive bilinear model-predictive controller having a single tuning parameter was used to control the temperature in a continuous stirred tank reactor. The parameters of the bilinear model are estimated at each sampling instant via a recursive least-square method with a variable forgetting factor. The model and the control algorithm are updated accordingly. An algorithm for the elimination of steady-state offset was also implemented. The controller performance was tested for changes in load and setpoint. The controller performance was found to be excellent when the steady-state offset compensator algorithm was implemented.

Keywords: model-predictive control; continuous stirred tank reactor; recursive least-squares method

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2000.000247

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2000 Vol.13 No.3/4/5, pp.261-265

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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