Case Studies in Control

Putting Theory to Work

  • Stanko Strmčnik
  • Đani Juričić

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Stanko Strmčnik, Ðani Juričić, Janko Petrovčič, Vladimir Jovan
    Pages 1-33
  3. From Theory Towards Practice

  4. From Practice Towards Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Janko Petrovčič, Damir Vrančić
      Pages 157-183
    3. Gregor Dolanc
      Pages 185-220
    4. Ðani Juričić, Janko Petrovčič, Uroš Benko, Bojan Musizza, Gregor Dolanc, Pavle Boškoski et al.
      Pages 221-256
    5. Ðani Juričić, Matej Gašperin, Bojan Musizza, Gregor Dolanc, Igor Mekjavić
      Pages 257-285
  5. Tools and Building Blocks for Control Systems Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Samo Gerkšič, Gregor Dolanc, Damir Vrančić, Juš Kocijan, Stanko Strmčnik, Sašo Blažič et al.
      Pages 327-361
    3. Giovanni Godena, Tomaž Lukman, Gregor Kandare
      Pages 363-406
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-411

About this book


Case Studies in Control presents a framework to facilitate the use of advanced control concepts in real systems based on two decades of research and over 150 successful applications for industrial end-users from various backgrounds. In successive parts the text approaches the problem of putting the theory to work from both ends, theoretical and practical. The first part begins with a stress on solid control theory and the shaping of that theory to solve particular instances of practical problems. It emphasizes the need to establish by experiment whether a model-derived solution will perform properly in reality. The second part focuses on real industrial applications based on the needs and requirements of end-users. Here, the engineering approach is dominant but with theoretical input of varying degree depending on the particular process involved.

Following the illustrations of the progress that can be made from either extreme of the well-known theory–practice divide, the text proceeds to a third part related to the development of tools that enable simpler use of advanced methods, a need only partially met by available commercial products.

Each case study represents a self-contained unit that shows an experimental application of a particular method, a practical solution to an industrial problem or a toolkit that makes control design and implementation easier or more efficient. Among the applications presented are:

  • wastewater treatment;
  • manufacturing of electrical motors ;
  • temperature control of blow moulding;
  • burn-protective garments quality assessment; and
  • rapid prototyping.

Written by contributors with a considerable record of industrially-applied research, Case Studies in Control will encourage interaction between industrial practitioners and academic researchers and be of benefit to both, helping to make theory realistic and practical implementation more thorough and efficacious.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Burn Injuries Control Applications Control Engineering Electrical Motors Model-based Control Nonlinear Systems Piecewise Hammerstein Models Steel Slitting Wastewater Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanko Strmčnik
    • 1
  • Đani Juričić
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems and ControlJožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Department of Systems and ControlJožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5175-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5176-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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