Journal of Process Control, Vol.26, 102-114, 2015
Design of state space linear quadratic tracking control using GA optimization for batch processes with partial actuator failure
This paper presents a new state space model design of linear quadratic (LQ) tracking control scheme using genetic algorithm (GA) optimization for batch processes under partial actuator faults. To develop the LQ control, the process model is first transformed into a new state space formulation that includes both the process state and the output tracking error dynamics. Then the subsequent LQ control is formulated. As analytical tuning rules of the elements in the weighting matrices are not known, a GA is introduced to optimize these elements to achieve the desired closed-loop process responses. Simulation on several processes demonstrates that the proposed LQ scheme obtains the design objective well with improved control performance. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.