Nonlinear control of diffusion-convection-reaction processes

Panagiotis D. Christofides, Prodromes Daoutidis

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This work addresses the nonlinear control of a non-isothermal packed-bed reactor, modeled by two quasilinear parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs). Initially, nonlinear Galerkin's method and the concept of approximate inertial manifold are used to derive a minimal-order ordinary differential equation (ODE) model, which accurately describes the dynamics of the process. This model is then used for the synthesis of a nonlinear finite-dimensional controller that guarantees closed-loop stability and enforces output tracking. Computer simulations are used to evaluate the performance of the controller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1071-S1076
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL.2
StatePublished - 1996

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