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Identification of an Electric Resistance Furnace

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2 Author(s)
Kam Chee Chook ; Multimedia Univ., Cyberjaya ; Ai Hui Tan

In this paper, the identification of an electric resistance furnace is described. Physical modeling is applied to obtain a mathematical description that captures the static and dynamic behavior of the furnace. Experimental data are collected and used for estimating the parameters of the furnace, which is found to be a dominantly first-order system. First-order linear, bilinear, and direction-dependent models are employed to describe the characteristics of the furnace. A comparison between the quality of these models is made. It was found that the bilinear model provides the best fitting among the three models considered for this particular application.

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IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 6 )