By Topic

Auto-tuned PID controller using a model predictive control method for the steam generator water level

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Man Gyun Na ; Dept. of Nucl. Eng., Chosun Univ., Kwangju, South Korea

In this paper, proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control gains are automatically tuned by using a model predictive control (MPC) method. The MPC has received much attention as a powerful tool for the control of industrial process systems. An MPC-based PID controller can be derived from the second-order linear model of a process. The steam generator is usually described by the well-known fourth-order linear model, which consists of the mass capacity, reverse dynamics, and mechanical oscillation terms. However the important terms in this linear model are the mass capacity and reverse dynamics terms, both of which can be described by a second-order linear system. The proposed auto-tuned PID controller was applied to a linear model of steam generators. The parameters of a linear model for steam generators are very different according to the power levels. The PID gains of the proposed controller are tuned automatically. Also, the proposed controller showed fast water level tracking and small shrink and swell performance by changing only the input-weighting factor according to the power level for the water-level deviation and sudden steam flow disturbances supposed to investigate the tracking performance and swell and shrink characteristics

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 5 )