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Volume 76, 201620th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2016)
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Adaptive LQ Cascade Control of a Tubular Chemical Reactor
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Nad Stranemi 4511, 760 05, Zlin, Czech Republic
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The paper deals with adaptive LQ cascade control design of a tubular chemical reactor with an exothermic consecutive reaction. The control is performed in primary and secondary control-loops where the primary controlled output of the reactor is the concentration of a main reaction product and the secondary output is the mean temperature of the reactant. A common control input is the coolant flow rate. The controller in the primary control-loop is a nonlinear P-controller with the gain calculated using simulated or measured steady-state characteristics of the reactor. The controller in the secondary control-loop is a LQ adaptive controller. The proposed method is verified by control simulations.
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