Real Time Digital Control Applications

Real Time Digital Control Applications

Proceedings of the IFAC/IFIP Symposium, Guadalajara, Mexico, 17-19 January 1983

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: A. Alonso-Concheiro
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153278

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Real Time Digital Control Applications is a compilation of papers presented at the Symposium on Real-Time Digital Control Applications, sponsored by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), held in Guadalajara, Mexico. The event is organized to provide developing countries with the opportunity to gain insights -- from the sharing of ideas and experiences of experts from around the world to the rapid growth and development of applications of real-time digital control systems, which is considered as the basis of industrial revolution. The book presents and discusses the various scientific, industrial, and technical applications of real-time digital control systems. Applications in power generation, water, metal processing, cement, food, and manufacturing industries are shown. The text also covers applications in robotics, biomedicine, monitoring and failure detection, fuel optimization and heat control, adaptive process control, modeling, and computer software. Industrial engineers, scientists, economists, computer scientists, robotics experts, planners, and technicians will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Session 1 - Plenary Papers

    The Evolution of Real Time Control Applications to Power Systems

    The Early Stages of Robotics

    Real Time Control of Water Systems

    Session 2 - Metal Processing

    Optimal Computer Combustion Control at the Soaking Pit

    The Distributed Control System of Coil Annealing Furnaces

    Combustion Control System of a Furnace for Hot Bloom

    A New Adaptive Controller for Cold Rolling Mills


    Session 3 - Monitoring and Failure Detection

    A Specification of Real-Time Applications by Events and Links with Processes

    Distribution of Architecture and Allocation of Functions in an Integrated Microprocessor-based Substation Control and Protection System

    Failure Detection and Prediction System by Using Adaptive Digital Filter

    Development of Nuclear Power Plant Automated Remote Patrol System


    Session 4 - Adaptive Control

    Adaptive Control of Muscle Relaxation

    Microcomputer Implementation of an Adaptive Control Algorithm

    Adaptive Control of Discrete Multivariable Systems

    Identification and Adaptive Control of a Sugar Factory Vacuum Pan

    Adaptive Control of a Steam Turbine


    Session 5 - Fuel and Heat Control

    Model Reference Adaptive Control of an Industrial Phosphate Drying Furnace

    Control Strategies for Multi-Fuel Power Plants

    Digital Decoupling of a 3-Zone Electrical Furnace by Means of Multivariable-PI Control

    Combustion Stabilization and Improvement of the Efficiency in a Peat Power Plant

    Digital Control of Furnaces in Ceramic Industry

    The Mathematical Model of Computer Control of the Furnace Temperature of Mechanical Endurance Testing Machine


    Session 6 - Cement Industry

    Real Time Digital Control Systems for the Cement Industry

    Adaptive Control of a Ball Mill with Self-tuning Reference Model

    A Microprocessor-Based Adaptive Composition Control System

    Experiences from a Digital Quality Control System for Cement Kilns

    Computer Control of a Cement Plant

    Session 7 - Robotics

    The Diffusion of Industrial Robots in Sweden

    A Hierarchical Distributed Information Processing System for Forest Manipulation

    Direct Digital Robot Control Using a Force-Torque Sensor

    Tracking Control System for Complex Shape of Welding Groove Using Image Sensor

    A Multi-Microcomputer-Based Robot Control System


    Session 8 - Industrial Applications I

    On-Line Scheduling for Transportation of Raw Materials

    Optimization Control for Combustion Air in Refuse Incinerators

    Controlling a Distribution Conveyor by a Dedicated Microprocessor

    Distributed Traffic Control System


    Session 9 - Pulp and Paper

    Trends in Digital Control Applications in Pulp and Paper Industry

    Session 10 - Power Systems I

    Evolution of Digital Control in Energy Control Centers

    Area Control Performance Measurement and Corrective Control in Interconnected Systems

    Emergency Control During Stability Crises by Tracking the Observation Decoupled Reference

    Digital Control Applied to Power System Protection

    Digital Control in Nuclear Power Plants


    Session 11 - Chemical and Biochemical

    Computer Control of Simple Variable Flow Processes

    Real Time Digital Multivariable Control for a Fermentation System

    A Digital Approach to Monitoring and Controlling Fiberfill Plants

    A Pilot-Scale Distillation Facility for Digital Computer Control Research

    An Adaptive Feedforward Control Algorithm for Computer Control of Wastewater Neutralization

    Inferential Control Applied to Industrial Autoclaves

    Distributed Microcomputer Control in Real Time of the Process of Fermentation of Sugar Cane Derivatives (By-Product)


    Session 12 - Education

    A Model Program for Undergraduate Education in Real-Time Computer Process Control

    A Cuban Experience in the Development of Courses in Microprocessor and Real Time Process Control with Microprocessors

    A Training about Real Time Digital Control in a French Engineer High School


    Session 13 - Modeling, Identification and Software

    Local Optimization for Correcting the Inputs in Non-Linear Identification

    A Moving Model of Discrete-Data Systems and its Application in Control

    An Approach to the Design of Real-Time Database Models

    Digital Image Coding by C-Matrix Transform

    Identification and Control Programs for Microprocessors

    A Real Time Monitor, Its Representation by Petri Nets and an Application


    Session 14 - Industrial Applications II

    Microprocessor-Based Control of Industrial Sewing Machines

    Microcomputer Direct Voltage Control of a PWM Inverter

    Industrial Applications of Vision Technology

    Direct Digital Control of Electrical Drive System Based on Improved Optimal Regulator Theory

    Stepping Motor Control


    Session 15 - Glass Industry

    Digital Control Application on a Glass Gob Feeder

    A Digital Controller for a Glass Machine with Press-Blow on Coated Molds Process

    On the Design of a Discrete Feedforward Control for Cooling Molds in the Glass Industry

    An Intelligent Digital Controller in the Formation Process of Glass Bottles

    Digital Control for a Pneumatic System


    Session 16 - Power Systems II

    Real-Time Computer System for the National Energy Control Center of Mexico

    Management and Implementation of the Sictre Project

    Transmission of Digital Information via Satellite for the Real Time Control System of "Comision Federal de Electricidad", Mexico

    New Concepts for Automatic Generation Control in Electric Power Systems Using Parametric Quadratic Programming

    On-Line Observability Determination in Electric Power Network


    Session 17 - Controllers

    A Self-Tuning Controller with a PID Structure

    Prediction of Optimal Direct Digital Control System for Process Industries

    Self-Tuning Control of a Liquid-Saturated Steam Heat Exchanger


    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153278

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