A hybrid formulation and design of model predictive control for systems under actuator saturation and backlash

H., Zabiri and Y., Samyudia (2006) A hybrid formulation and design of model predictive control for systems under actuator saturation and backlash. [Citation Index Journal]

[thumbnail of jpc06.pdf] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1MB)
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleUR...


In this paper, we develop a hybrid design framework of model predictive controller (MPC) for multivariable systems that simultaneously
and explicitly addresses the actuator saturation and backlash. The discrete characteristics of the actuator backlash allows us
to mathematically express it as a set of mixed-integer linear inequalities constraint in the inputs. As a result, the constrained MPC design
is formulated as solving a mixed-integer quadratic programming (MIQP) problem. Furthermore, the proposed MIQP-based design is
applied only in the proximity of steady state operating points after locating the active backlash and providing the estimate of the backlash
size. Simulation studies are presented to demonstrate how the hybrid MPC performs when applied to an industrial case study of fluid
catalytic cracking unit. It is shown that in the presence of actuator saturation and backlash the closed-loop performance can be improved
substantially when applying the hybrid method as compared to the traditional design approaches.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor: 2.235
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control loop; Control valve; Control valves; Controlled variables; Controller outputs; Curvature indices; Diagnostic tools; In-process; Industrial case study; Non-linear correlations; Non-Linearity; Nongaussianity; Nonlinear behavior; Nonlinear principal component analysis; Operating data; Plant operations; Regression coefficient; Straight lines; Nonlinear analysis; Process control; Safety valves; Stiction; Principal component analysis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Haslinda Zabiri
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2010 06:50
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:27
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/3726

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item