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Computer Control Algorithms for a Tubular Ammonia Reactor

Patnaik, LM and Viswanadham, N and Sarma, Isukapalli G (1980) Computer Control Algorithms for a Tubular Ammonia Reactor. In: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 25 (4). pp. 642-651.


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The specific objective of this paper is to develop direct digital control strategies for an ammonia reactor using the quadratic regulator theory and compare the performance of the resultant control system with that under conventional PID regulators. The controller design studies are based on a ninth-order state-space model obtained from the exact nonlinear distributed model using linearization and lumping approximations. The evaluation of these controllers, with reference to their disturbance rejection capabilities and transient response characteristics, is carried out using hybrid computer simulation. The liner state-space model is simulated on the analog processor of the AD511 hybrid computer and the control algorithms are implemented on the digital computer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©1980 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3742

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