Adaptive Control of Temperature Inside Plug-Flow Chemical Reactor Using 2DOF Controller

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 505)


The tubular chemical reactor is a industrial equipment widely used in the chemical or biochemical industry for production of various kinds of products. The mathematical model of such system is described by partial differential equations that are solved numerically. This article presents simulation results of the mean reactant’s temperature control inside the plug-flow tubular chemical reactor. The adaptive approach here is based on the recursive identification of the external linear model as a simplified mathematical representation of the originally nonlinear system. The control synthesis is based on the polynomial theory with the Pole-placement method and the spectral factorization. These methods are easily programmable and they also offers tuning of the controller. Used two degrees-of-freedom (2DOF) control structure divides the controller into two parts – the first in the feedback part and the second one in the feedforward part of the control loop.


Adaptive control 2DOF Tubular chemical reactor Recursive identification Pole-placement method 



This article was created with support of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic under grant IGA reg. n. IGA/CebiaTech/2018/002.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied InformaticsTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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