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ERIC Number: EJ982762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Learning Switching Control: A Tank Level-Control Exercise
Pasamontes, M.; Alvarez, J. D.; Guzman, J. L.; Berenguel, M.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v55 n2 p226-232 May 2012
A key topic in multicontroller strategies is the mechanism for switching between controllers, depending on the current operating point. The objective of the switching mechanism is to keep the control action coherent. To help students understand the switching strategy involved in multicontroller schema and the relationship between the system dynamics and the switching structure, this paper proposes a student practical where basic linear control knowledge and a simple switching strategy are applied to an educational nonlinear control problem, that of controlling the level in a tank. Evaluation provided by the students is also included. (Contains 1 footnote, 5 tables, and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain