ERIC Number: EJ849951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Process Dynamics and Control Experiment for the Undergraduate Laboratory
Spencer, Jordan L.
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n1 p23-28 Win 2009
This paper describes a process control experiment. The apparatus includes a three-vessel glass flow system with a variable flow configuration, means for feeding dye solution controlled by a stepper-motor driven valve, and a flow spectrophotometer. Students use impulse response data and nonlinear regression to estimate three parameters of a model of the system, study the behavior of the system under PID control, observe both stable and unstable behavior, and test Ziegler-Nichols controller tuning methods.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Computation, Models, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Process Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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