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Identification and optimization of ammonia reactors through hybrid simulation

Patnaik, LM and Viewanadham, N and Sarma, IG (2007) Identification and optimization of ammonia reactors through hybrid simulation. In: 1977 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control including the 16th Symposium on Adaptive Processes and A Special Symposium on Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications, Dec. 1977.

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A hybrid simulation technique for identification and steady state optimization of a tubular reactor used in ammonia synthesis is presented. The parameter identification program finds the catalyst activity factor and certain heat transfer coefficients that minimize the sum of squares of deviation from simulated and actual temperature measurements obtained from an operating plant. The optimization program finds the values of three flows to the reactor to maximize the ammonia yield using the estimated parameter values. Powell's direct method of optimization is used in both cases. The results obtained here are compared with the plant data.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2011 09:10
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2011 09:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42830

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