Performance Assessment of Control Loops: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

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The design of advanced control algorithms has largely preoccupied the control practitioners efforts. The rationale has been that systems whi ch are difficult to control need advanced optimal, non-linear, adaptiv e or similar control algorithms for better regulation. Although there are a variety of advanced control design techniques, few techniques ex ist for computing objective measures of control loop performance from routine operating industrial process data. The purpose of this book is to expose the reader to the most recent techniques for univariate and multivariate controller performance assessment. Specifically, this te xt ponders questions such as the following: Is your controller healthy? Is it doing its job well? How can one obtain a non-invasive or a mod el-free assessment of controller performance from routing closed-loop data? The theoretical results are supported by simulation, experimenta l (in laboratory) and industrial evaluations.

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This well-written book does an excellent job of presenting the efforts of several workers ina thorough and unified manner. Many references to previous work are given. Perhaps the major new contributions presented are in the extension of single-loop techniques to the multivariable case. The authors are not afraid to consider a "typical" plant as having "hundreds and even thousands of control loops".

…if your interest lies in research or teaching in this area, this book should be on your shelf.

Measurement and Control 33 (2000) 283 (Reviewer: Ken Dutton)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852336394
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 10/18/1999
  • Series: Advances in Industrial Control Series
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Feedback Controller Performance Assessment of Univariate Processes.- Multivariate Processes: Preliminaries.- Unitary Interactor Matrices and Minimum Variance Control.- Estimation of the Unitary Interactor Matrices.- Feedback Controller Performance Assessment: Simple Interactor.- Feedback Controller Performance Assessment: Diagonal Interactor.- Feedback Controller Performance Assessment: General Interactor.- Feedforward and Feedback Controller Performance Assessment.- Performance Assessment of Nonminimum Phase Systems.- A Unified Approach to Performance Assessment.- Performance Assessment: User-specified Benchmark.- Performance Assessment: LQG Benchmark.- Control Loop Performance Monitoring.- Closed Loop Identification.- Practical Considerations and Industrial Case Studies.- Appendices: The Algorithm for the Calculation of a Unitary Interactor Matrix; Examples of the Diagonal/General Interactor Matrices; Spectral Techniques in Performance Assessment.- References.- Index.

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