Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.80, No.2, 275-280, 2002
Generic model controller tuning for chemical processes with input saturation
Control in the face of process input constraints is very common and of great practical importance in the processing industries. Generic Model Control (GMC) is a model-based control framework for both linear and nonlinear systems. In this paper, a constrained GMC controller tuning approach using a nonlinear;east squares technique is proposed. This tuning approach is simple to apply. For a SISO GMC control system with input saturation, the tracking performance is significantly improved by adding a simple heuristic switching strategy. The effectiveness of the proposed controller tuning approach is demonstrated using dynamic simulations and MIMO real-time experiments.