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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
1

Aspects of neural networks for modelling and control

Peel, Christine January 1995 (has links)
No description available.
2

Studies in process analysis and control in batch reactors

Diez-Lazaro, Alvaro January 2002 (has links)
This work is part of a number of projects dealing with the development of novel techniques for better analysis and control of chemical processes carried out in batch reactors. The problems of pH measurement and sampling, linked to the implementation of NMR and HPLC on-line analysers, are presented as key areas in this development work. Also, part of the engineering work summarised in this thesis assisted the work of other researchers who participated in the project. In the area of sampling, the difficulties associated with the collection of representatives samples from agitated vessels are introduced. Also, the ideas of calibration and modelling of sampling systems are presented. Modelling tests were used to optimise the design and development of a fast sampling loop system to obtain representative samples from stirred vessels. In addition to this, the modelling studies also assisted the work of other researchers in the project who needed the kinetic and heat-exchange parameters for the process of esterification of crotonic acid. The fast sampling loop was shown to be adequate for the implementation of a low-field NMR system for on-line analysis. The development of discrete samplers designed to collect, dilute and deliver representative samples for LC analysis is also covered in this work. A Mark IV prototype of LC sampler was tested and developed to acceptable levels. In the area of pH measurement the advantages and disadvantages of the use of thermally grown iridium-oxide electrodes are introduced. Their response was compared to that of standard glass electrodes and found to be faster, more stable at high temperatures and no alkaline error was observed. However, the problem of drift of the signals was not fully overcome and it is presented as the limiting factor in the use of the sensors for on-line industrial measurements. Finally, a new type of total iridium-oxide probe is presented.
3

The prediction, quantification and evaluation of advanced process control benefits

Bawden, Neil Martin 15 July 2016 (has links)
A project report submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering. Johannesburg 1992 / It has been suggested that the inability to quantify the financial benefits of advanced process control is a. key barrier to hs more widespread use and acceptance. This report discusses the financial analysis of advanced process control opportunities. Potential benefits of advanced control are predicted by considering the power spectral density of load disturbances likely to affect the control system, and the ideal characteristlcs of feedback systems as proposed by H.W. Bode. Financial ratio analysis and modem measures of profitabilty, such as Discounted Cash Flow Rate of Return (DCFRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) are used to evaluate the economic potential of control opportunities fer an organisation. The results indicate that financial benefits of advanced process control strategies can be predicted, quantified and then evaluated, with the ultimate aim of improving the overall financial position of all organisation.
4

Towards the performance monitoring of constrained control systems

Harrison, Christopher Allen, January 1900 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2006. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references.
5

Dynamic data reconciliation using process simulation software and model identification tools

Alici, Semra, January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2001. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Available also from UMI/Dissertation Abstracts International.
6

Dynamic operability of processes /

Uztürk, Derya, January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Lehigh University, 2001. / Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 165-174).
7

Assessment of multivariable controller performance /

Bezergianni, Stella, January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Lehigh University, 2001. / Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 166-173).
8

Dynamic data reconciliation using process simulation software and model identification tools /

Alici, Semra, January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2001. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 118-129). Available also in a digital version from Dissertation Abstracts.
9

MIMO control performance monitoring based on subspace projections

McNabb, Christopher Alan 28 August 2008 (has links)
Not available / text
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Towards the performance monitoring of constrained control systems

Harrison, Christopher Allen 28 August 2008 (has links)
Not available / text

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