Robust Controllers for a Heat Exchanger

Jose Alvarez-Ramirez, Ilse Cervantes, Ricardo Femat

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A robust controller with uncertainty estimation is proposed for temperature control of process fluid in a fluid-fluid heat exchanger. The controller comprises an approximate input-output linearizing feedback and an observer-based uncertainty estimator. The performance of the proposed controller is evaluated by simulation for both regulatory and servo problems. The simulation results show the effectiveness of the present controller and its robustness to modeling errors and disturbances.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)382-388
Number of pages343
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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