A unified approach to the synthesis of control structures for complex chemical plants

G. Stephanopoulos, Y. Arkun, M. Morari

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Abstract

The problem of synthesis of process control structures for a chemical plant is formulated. The multilayer decomposition approach is used to classify disturbances in order to decompose control tasks into regulatory and optimizing control. The chemical plant is decomposed along the multiechelon concept to provide subsystmes for which optimizing and regulatory control structures are developed. Feedback optimizing control structures are introduced along with their attractiveness in translation of economic objectives into process variables. The result is an algorithm to generate alternative control structures, mainly based on simple structural models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Volume3
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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