Theory and Applications
This textbook introduces the topics and theories of process control step-by-step in increasing complexity, making the learning of detailed techniques and algorithms easier. Whether you are a student starting in control, or an industrial engineer who, at present, only has cursory contact with control, the initial classical approach to continuous control by transfer functions will be of enormous benefit. The more advanced material on discrete control and state-space control, as well as nonlinear control and observers, requires minimal previous knowledge, assisting you to move more easily to the use of high-performance techniques.
A range of identification and control methods applicable to industrial processes are accompanied by practical examples, allowing readers to learn the subject both broadly and in depth. The expanded second edition of Process Control explores and introduces detailed topics, such as:
• new sections on tuning rules for feedback controllers;
• new sequences for parameter identification such as multi-level and multisinusoidal sequences;
• improved presentation of optimal control with dynamic optimization and model predictive control;
• deeper coverage of applications of nonlinear geometric control;
• expanded coverage of state observers, introducing the unscented and ensemble Kalman filters, the particle filter, the bootstrap filter, and providing more profound treatment of the Luenberger observer and high-gain observer; and
more examples of process control.
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