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A virtual rolling mill for real time control system tuning, operator training and process simulation

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2 Author(s)
Li, R. ; Quad Eng. Inc., Toronto, Ont., Canada ; Winitsky, L.

Process simulation is an important topic for control and process engineers. It can be shown that a simplified virtual rolling mill can be adapted for real-time control system tuning, operator training and process simulation. This paper outlines an approach to fully exploit those potentials using an example. Real-time simulation of a mill stand in response to rolling and material transportation and accumulation is presented. Utilization of this model for tuning and testing of a master reference control system developed for a steel mill is described. In addition, operator training was conducted based on the virtual mill developed. Through integration, a complete mill control system and operator training tool and process simulation system based on a virtual mill was developed

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Industry Applications Conference, 1999. Thirty-Fourth IAS Annual Meeting. Conference Record of the 1999 IEEE  (Volume:1 )

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