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The application of chattering-free sliding mode controller in coupled tank liquid-level control system

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A chattering-free sliding mode controller (CFSMC) is proposed to realize level position control of liquid level system for two coupled water tanks, as is often encountered in practical process control. The controller is used due to its robustness against large parameter variation, disturbances rejection and reduction in chattering. Experimentation of the coupled tank system is realized in two different configurations: configuration 1 and configuration 2. In configuration 1, the water level in the top tank is controlled by a pump. In 2, the water level in the bottom tank is controlled by the water flow coming out of the top tank. The validity of the proposed controller is verified by means of a practical testing on an experimental liquid level control device.

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Derdiyok, A., Başçi, A. The application of chattering-free sliding mode controller in coupled tank liquid-level control system. Korean J. Chem. Eng. 30, 540–545 (2013).

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