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Adaptive Controllers in Practice - Part One, IEE Colloquium on

Date 2 Nov 1995

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  • Generalised predictive control (GPC) in medicine

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4/1 - 4/9
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    The development and evaluation of generalised predictive control (GPC) for online administration of muscle relaxant drugs in operating theatre is described. The necessary software was transferred into the operating theatre at two sites where successful trials were performed. Excellent regulation has been achieved, and the GPC algorithm displayed good robustness properties against disturbances such... View full abstract»

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  • Practical neural networks in a computer control package

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 8/1 - 8/2
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    This paper deals with the integration of radial basis function (RBF) networks into the industrial software control package Connoisseur. The paper shows the improved modelling capabilities offered by RBF networks within the Connoisseur environment compared to linear modelling techniques such as recursive least squares. The paper also goes on to mention the way this improved modelling capability, ob... View full abstract»

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  • Developments in fuzzy control with application to industrial systems

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 5/1 - 5/5
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    The paper describes on-going work that is currently taking place in adopting nonlinear fuzzy models, represented as three dimensional piecewise linear surfaces, for use within nonlinear control strategies. Graphical results are presented and comparisons are drawn between the fuzzy modelling approach and that of the more traditional nonlinear ARMA model structures View full abstract»

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  • Expert self-tuning control applied to automatic voltage regulation

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 1/1 - 1/4
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    Power system control entails maintaining a continuous balance between electrical generation and a varying load demand, while system frequency, voltage levels and network security are preserved. However, the system can be highly complex and nonlinear, and fixed parameter controllers be unable to provide the most effective control. Adaptive control can offer a solution to such problems. It requires ... View full abstract»

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  • Application of adaptive control in stone processing industries

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3/1 - 3/4
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    The stone processing industries produce different types of material for use in the construction industries. Two major types are stone aggregates used for production of asphalt and concrete, and polished stone slabs used for a range of products including floor and wall tiles. Traditionally, the stone processing industries have relied on manual and subjective methods of plant set up, monitoring and ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiburner furnace control using a nonlinear controller observer pair

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 7/1 - 7/4
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    This paper is concerned with multivariable controller synthesis for a multiburner furnace design commonly seen in industry. A nonlinear multivariable controller design method based on sliding mode theory is explained and demonstrated for such furnaces View full abstract»

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  • On-line adaptive control of the hot rolling of steel sections

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 2/1 - 2/5
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    A section mill rolls a rectangular `slab' or `bloom' into an H-section beam while the steel is red-hot (around 1250°C). The universal group of stands rolls a roughly shaped `beam blank' into an accurate `H' of the required dimensions. There are typically three reversing stands in the universal group which roll the piece in tandem: two universal stands (universal rougher and universal finisher)... View full abstract»

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  • A pre-scheduled adaptive control scheme based upon system knowledge

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 6/1 - 6/5
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    Most solar thermal power plants provide thermal energy in the form of oil heated by an array of parabolic trough collectors. The industrial processes connected to such a field require the energy to be supplied at a constant temperature despite fluctuating levels of solar intensity, so a control scheme that varies the oil flow rate is applied to the collector field. This scheme generally utilises a... View full abstract»

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