In this paper, an on-line expert autotuner for a class of 2-input-2-output multivariable process control applications is proposed. The autotuning controller, which uses a pattern-recognition technique is designed with a view to its practical implementation in multivariable processes. The main idea of the autotuning methodology is to use the observed multiloop responses with reference to the single-loop responses such that proper detuning of the SISO controllers is achieved. Customized identification techniques in SISO and MIMO environments based on closed-loop responses are developed for this application. Simulation results for a range of 2-input-2-output multivariable processes characterized by the Relative Gain (RG) and the relative dynamics are used to evaluate the performance of the autotuning controller under different conditions. The time response of the autotuning controller is compared to that of Biggest Log Modulus Tuning (BLT) method with a few distillation column models proposed in the literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics