ERIC Number: EJ892977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Testing a Constrained MPC Controller in a Process Control Laboratory
Ricardez-Sandoval, Luis A.; Blankespoor, Wesley; Budman, Hector M.
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n2 p127-133 Spr 2010
This paper describes an experiment performed by the fourth year chemical engineering students in the process control laboratory at the University of Waterloo. The objective of this experiment is to test the capabilities of a constrained Model Predictive Controller (MPC) to control the operation of a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger (DPHE) in real time. The process unit, the software/hardware interface, the experimental procedure and the outcome of the experiments are presented in this work. Conclusions are also presented regarding the learning objectives to be pursued as well as the receptivity of the student to the experiment.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemical Engineering, Science Experiments, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Scientific Principles, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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