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Practical Applications of Pontryagin's Principle to Industrial Control

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2 Author(s)
Roots, William K. ; Department of Electri-Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ; Lees, Leonard H.

Most papers on optimal control are too theoretical to assist the professional engineer controlling an industrial plant. This paper is intended for such engineers. It shows that in practical industrial situations wherein complete instrumentation of the plant is impractical, Pontryagin's method is often best for obtaining optimal control.

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Industrial Electronics and Control Instrumentation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:IECI-17 ,  Issue: 3 )