Implementing a Process Model for Real-Time Applications

Tian, Yu-Chu, Levy, David C., & Gu, Tianlong (2004) Implementing a Process Model for Real-Time Applications. In The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems (Complex'2004), 6-10 December 2004, Cairns, Australia.


Model-based advanced control of industrial processes requires well-developed process models. The established models are often complex with the features of multi-dimension, high nonlinearity, strong coupling, etc. Those features make the computational demand of the models conceptually high, especially for large-scale systems, resulting in difficulties in implementation of real-time control systems. This paper reports our efforts in overcoming the difficulties for a large-scale industrial process: a continuous hot dip galvanising production line. The process model is developed first, which is a set of partial differential equations. It is then transformed into a discrete state space model suitable for computation using digital computers. In order to meet the requirements of real-time control, algorithms are designed to significantly reduce the computational time. The process model and its computational algorithms are implemented and embedded into the real-time control system of the galvanising production line in the real plant.

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ID Code: 1570
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Modelling, Control, numerical computing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Numerical Analysis (010301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200) > Applied Discrete Mathematics (080202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Process Control and Simulation (090407)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:09

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